Thursday, July 19, 2018

Under A Mulberry Moon by Charlene Raddon

Hi, everyone. Julie has allowed me to blog today about an anthology, Under a Mulberry Moon, which was released today. This is a collection of nine sweet to sensual (no graphic sex) western historical stories to ignite your imagination and feed your passion for reading. I hope you'll give us the chance to sweep you away from your daily cares and entertain you with sigh-worthy novellas set between 1865 and 1900. It's a super line-up. And Under a Mulberry Moon is a bargain at .99. Check it out.
My story, The Lady Lassoes an Outlaw, is set on the Outlaw Trail in southeastern Utah, a fascinating country of red rock cliffs and formations that boggle the eye. The history of the trail is fascinating. This is Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid territory, except they didn't exist yet when my story takes place. Read the blurb below. It's a fun story and I had a blast writing it. I hope you'll like it too.
Here is a little about our stories from our fantastic authors.
From Zina Abbott:
Milwright's Daughter
  Eliza Wells' uncle Joseph Wells, whisks her away for a visit with family while her grandmother recovers, but refuses to arrange her transportation home.
    As startling details from the past come to light, Eliza realizes her grandmother has recovered and her uncle’s true motivations are not in her favor. The only one she can turn to for help is Kit Halsey — who her grandmother sent to bring her home — if he is willing to put his life on the line to save her.

From Patricia PacJac Carroll:

Worth the Wait

   Ruby runs from her parents to be a mail order bride to Yankee, Charlie Ransom. Charlie left the war only to find his parents and family farm gone. Hearing of cattle roaming through Texas, and knowing the need for beef in the north, he bought a Texas ranch and ordered a bride to help him make his dreams come true. Problems arise when Ruby refuses to wed him until he says he loves her.

From Carolyn Clemmons:

A Family for Merry

   Former orphan train child now grown, Merry Murphy Bird believes she can build a successful life operating the boarding house she and her sister purchased. Rescuing three quirky orphans from a current orphan train was irresistible if not quite legal. Merry is determined to give the children a better life than she and her sister endured in Nebraska. Boarder Lawyer Blake Woolf has come to town to take over the practice of his late uncle. Blake was the eldest of ten children and forced to care for them far too often. Now he wants nothing more to do with children.

From Carra Copelin:
Ada and the Texas Cavalryman
   Donal 'Mac' McTiernan is on what he hopes to be his last mission for the U.S. Army. He's tracked the deserters to Brady City, Texas where he decides to operate under cover until ready to make his move and arrest the two men. Mac had planned to go home to Dallas and live out his life. He hadn't planned on encountering the green-eyed, red-headed woman who would completely turn his life upside down.

From Keta Diablo:
Comes a Spectre
   Anya's ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn six months ago and hasn't spoken a word since. Now the boy is gravely ill and there's only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned shaman known as Yellow Smoke, a shaman who was deeply in love with Anya at one time. But fate had other plans—Anya was forced to marry a cruel man. Worse, Anya is convinced the ghost terrorizing them is her late husband.
   Will Yellow Smoke put aside his bitterness to save Willie-boy, and how will he dispel the evil, sinister ghost from their lives?

From P. A. Estelle:
The Widow Buys a Groom
    Katherine Parnell, owner of Maggie’s Baked Goods, is alone to run the family business and raise her four-year old son. The Civil War left Meadow Creek, Kansas, with few marrying aged men. The women decide to meet men from other states whose lives have also been ripped apart and are ready to start anew. Katherine's attitude, however, is: “I may need a man, but I don’t ever want another husband!” 
     Jim Sutton, new in Meadow Creek inherited some land and is hoping to make this small town his home. He too has demons and no desire to get close to anybody.
     Can they find happiness together or will ghosts from the past keep their love at arm’s length?

From Cissie Patterson:
Mathew's Freedom
   Matthew is running from a guilty conscience and saving a woman and her son isn’t in his plans. They need a real man, not one who freezes and runs away when a life is at stake. Brenna is determined to do what she needs to survive, for her son's sake. Marriage isn't in her plans, but neither is giving up.
She decides to seek employment. Jobs are scarce, but men are plentiful in Freedom. Marriage may be the only way out of her situation. Matthew & Brenna must come together to save the one person trying to tear them apart.
From Charlene Raddon:
The Lady Lassoes an Outlaw
   Aurora Cavender travels to Utah to complete a secret assignment and to find her twin brother. She never expected to run into the man she once loved. Garret Mosely had abandoned her on their wedding day. Gorgeous as ever, he shocks her by trying to tell her he's not Garret but Nebraska Joe, an outlaw with the Hell's-Gate gang.
   The same gang who supposedly kidnapped and murdered Jason Cavender. Aurora knows her brother still lives. As identical twins, they sense each other's emotions. He's hurt but alive.
   Now, she too, is in the hands of this ruthless outlaw gang. Can Garret — will Garret — help her find Jason and escape Robbers' Roost?

From Jacquie Rogers:
A Family for Polly
   Polly hated the life she and her sister led after they were adopted by a surly Nebraska farm couple who really wanted free drudges. She would never treat the two children she’s adopted so harshly. In fact, she believes the large boarding house she and Merry purchased is an ideal place to raise children, with a large yard, numerous rooms, and a good school nearby. Still, Polly needs a husband, so she convinces Ford (Manford) Daily to marry her and be on his way. The problem is, he won’t go.

I hope you enjoy our stories and please spread the word.
Charlene is a bestselling author of western historical romance and a book cover designer, specializing in western historical covers you won't see on other books.

Tags: Western-historical-romance, anthology, novellas, .99, limited time. Under a Mulberry Moon


C_Patterson said...

Nine books by nine great authors for only $0.99! For readers of historical western romance, this is a deal you don't want to pass up! Thank you for sharing this book on your blog today.

Charlene Raddon said...

Julie, thanks for letting us plug our new anthology. It's a great one. I had a ball writing my story and all of them are excellent.

Julie Lence said...

Hi Ladies. I'm always happy to help with a new release. Wishing everyone much success.

Pennys Tales said...

Thanks so much for helping us launch our anthology Under A Mulberry Moon, Julie. Cowboy Kisses! I love it. Great blog.

Zina Abbott Author said...

We have been looking forward to the release of this anthology a long time. I hope our readers enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing our stories. I can hardly wait to finish the rest of the stories myself.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Nice to see our anthology on Cowboy Kisses. Thanks very much for your encouragement, Julie.

Charlene Raddon said...

Penny, Zina and Caroline, thanks for dropping by.