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The Big Bad Outlaw…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

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We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the first snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 snippet #1

Set up for this week: JoBeth (outlaw) is behind bars and has just met the sheriff's six year old daughter.  Emma innocently asked JoBeth if she's really capable of slinking through the bars because she'd really like to see that. Of course JoBeth's claim was a sarcastic response to the way she believed they all judged her. At first JoBeth is put back at how innocent the child is to believe such a thing possible, but then she hardens her heart and goes with dangerous act.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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Her steps took her to the bars where she outstretched her hand through one of the slots. "Come here, child, and let's give it a try, shall we?" Her lips curved into a smile.

Emma only took a step before her father's hand flew out and snagged the child by the cuff of her jacket, bringing her back to safety. "You go home with Mrs. Gunthry, Emma. I'll be along later."

"Oh, Papa..." she whined, but Mrs. Gunthry took hold of the little girl's hand and ushered her out of the office, ignoring Emma's complaints. "But I don't want to go home," Emma said, "I want to chat with…"

Emma's voice trailed off until she could only make out a murmuring sound of conversation as Mrs. Gunthry hurried the child away from the big bad outlaw. Good riddance, JoBeth thought.

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She doesn't need a starry-eyed child playing havoc with her emotions...or so she believes. 
lol   :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
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Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Wanted: a mother for Emma #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from

The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter Six #4

For this week and in honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would share a snippet from my western romance, WANTED.

Set up for this week: Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. At six years old, Emma's inherited seer abilities blossom. Her recent premonition: marriage for her father and a new mother for her. Emma enters the jailhouse to find her mother-to-be behind bars.

This scene opens in JoBeth's (the outlaw behind bars) POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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"Please do tell, Sheriff, why would such a sweet angel think I'm her mother?" she asked as her fingers feathered down her dirt-worn threads. She hadn't heard a good story in a long time and this one ought to be good.

Mrs. Gunthry appeared uncomfortable with the conversation or, at the very least, her apprehension stemmed from the child believing her mother stood behind bars. Either way the effect proved the same and Mrs. Gunthry reached for the child and drew her close to her bosom.

JoBeth couldn't help herself and she laughed even harder until tears stung her eyes and her side ached. If she'd known being behind bars would prove such a hoot, she would have turned herself in a long time ago. "My, my, do you think I can slink through the bars here and steal the child away?"

Emma shrugged out of Mrs. Gunthry's arms. "Can you truly slink through bars?" she asked and her eyes widened with awe, "'Cause that would be somethin' to see."

For a moment, JoBeth lost her haughty disposition, wondering if she'd ever been so innocent.

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I know
JoBeth doesn't appear to be mother material. lol  But Emma has a way of bringing out the best in people and revealing their true nature. :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care. Hugs and Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful mothers out there.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

************************************************************************************

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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First Kiss: Gambling on Kiss in A Wicked Past by Gerald Costlow @KMNbooks #giveaway #firstkiss

A Wicked Past, Archie's future is about to change and he's gambling Nancy won't mind if he kisses her for good luck. Place your bets and find out if Archie and Nancy's first kiss is a winner!

***GIVEAWAY: Gerald is giving away 3 E-book copies of A Wicked Past to 3 Lucky readers! I absolutely loved this tale! You don't want to miss out so read on on find out how you can enter to win!

Tweets are always appreciated!
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Legend and Myth of a Cowboy by Karen Michelle Nutt @WestFictioneers @WestTrailBlazer @paladin_68

Tues. June 4th:  I'll be at the Western Fictioneers. So if you have the time, come by for a visit. I'll be chatting about cowboys and why we love them so much.

Tweets are always appreciated: Tues. June 4th Legend & Myth of a Cowboy by Karen Michelle Nutt @WestFictioneers @WestTrailBlazer @paladin_68 http://westernfictioneers.blogspot.com/

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Dawin Luedecke’s Favorite Kind of Christmas Magic

At KMN Books: Dawn Luedecke is an author of western and paranormal tales. She breathes life into her characters and you'll remember them long after you've closed the book. Dawn is here today to share her Favorite Kind of Christmas Magic and give us a sneak peek at two of her books from The Wild Rose Press. Let's give her a warm welcome!

Please leave all comments and questions at KMN Books:
http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/dawn-luedecke-and-christmas-magic.html

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Six Sentence Sunday with Wanted #1

It's Six Sentence Sunday! I thought I would share my western/historical, WANTED with y'all today.

In this scene: JoBeth is part of Shane Maverick's outlaw gang and the authorities know Shane will come for her, but the authorities decide to hide her away in a small lumber town in the care of Sheriff Jace Kelly, while they devise a plan to capture him. Jace is about to show JoBeth her accommodations. Meaning a nice jail cell.

Now here's the six:

Dark rings shadowed her eyes, making Jace wonder when she had last slept, but beneath the grime and the fatigue, JoBeth Maverick might be a handsome woman. Dangerous, too—he reminded himself. She robbed stagecoaches for a living.

"Are you done staring, Sheriff?" Her voice was a smooth drawl, the words rolling off her tongue in accusation. One lovely, dark brow arched on her forehead and her eyes narrowed to green slits.

I hope you enjoyed the six. :)

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Magic of the Loch by Karen Michelle Nutt

Magic of the Loch

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SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY: STORM RIDERS #1

Hello Everyone! Happy Sunday!

Today I thought I'd share a snippet from my western/steampunk tale: STORM RIDERS.

Samantha Skelley and Denny Randeli are sent to 1879 Bodie, California, one of the wildest towns of the west. It should have been an easy snatch and rescue, but first they must save Ace McTavis from a hangman's noose. While Denny keeps the deputies and the men in charge jumping as he shoots at them, Samantha goes after Ace, hoping to escape on horseback.

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY

She maneuvered her mount around the scrambling crowd with ease and jumped over obstacles in her way.

"St. Brigid in Heaven, you're an angel." McTavish clung to her, his hands around her waist—warm and large, the heat from him sent a strange feeling to the pit of her stomach.

She shook her head. It was the thrill of the escape, not how McTavish felt against her. She tried to convince herself with no avail.

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If you'd like to participate with the Six Sentence Sunday here's what to do:

1) pick a project – a current Work in Progress, contracted work or even something readers can buy if you’re published

2) pick six sentences

3) post ‘em on Sunday

See? Easy. Want to play? See the site for information on how to do just that:http://sixsunday.com

If you have a Twitter account, you can add the hashtag #sixsunday to your tweets when you tweet a link to your Six Sentence Sunday post. If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us!

 

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What Ghosts Haunt Bodie, CA

I'm at Romancing the West this week chatting about Storm Riders and the Wild West Bodie Ca.Find out what Ghosts Haunt this Western town.

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Contest ends May 6th.
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Yep, I'm over at Romancing the West chatting about Storm Riders.

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