Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Around the Blogosphere


This month is the release of my first novella collection, Sagebrush Knights. Squee! Here's a little about the collection:

Set in 1874, Sagebrush Knights is the story of four sisters from Seabury, MA who are in need of husbands. Their father, a medieval scholar, has passed away, and they have no means to support themselves. When one of the sisters discovers a copy of The Matrimonial News, a periodical devoted to facilitating mail-order matches, she convinces the other three to place an ad with her. The sisters stipulate that they must find men from the same town, so they will at least have each other as neighbors and support. An answer comes quickly from Wyoming Territory. When the ladies arrive in the little town of Sagebrush hoping to find their knights-in-shining-armor, they are disappointed in the serfs who greet them. While technically neighbors, the ranches are so far apart, the Gerhard sisters will have to learn to trust God and their new husbands if they are going to survive in the West.
Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
“Knight and Day”
Widow Evelyn Gerhard Stanford keeps the knowledge of her ten-year-old son a secret from her prospective groom. When she arrives in Sagebrush, she’s shocked to realize her groom forgot to mention his ten-year-old daughter. While Evelyn tries to teach Gareth’s daughter some manners, Gareth tries to teach Evelyn’s son what it means to be a man. And all the while, they are learning to be a family.
“Lady-in-Waiting”
Jane Gerhard, the invisible sister, longs to be special to someone. But the man she weds is a workaholic who spends all his time on the range. Harrison Garvey’s father made him a wager: double his ranch’s production within three years or move back east. Jane tries to win Harrison’s attention, but it isn’t until she works herself to exhaustion that Harrison learns what winning her love is really worth.
“Shining Armor”
Gwendolyn Gerhard is shocked to find out the man she intended to marry has died while she journeyed to meet him. His grandson, Matthew Parker, shows up in Sagebrush determined to send the woman home, convinced that she was a gold-digger. When he learns she has no family to return to, he has no choice but to marry her. . .but that doesn’t mean he’ll fall in love.
“On a White Charger”
Emeline Gerhard has long dreamed of living on a ranch, so she’s thrilled to be heading to Sagebrush. Imagine her surprise when her cowboy turns out to have a ranch all right. . .a sheep ranch. With gentle persistence, Joseph Barrett shows Emeline the reality of life in the west. But when area cattlemen threaten the flock Emeline and Joseph must band together to save their ranch.
Sagebrush Knights is being featured on the http://romancingamerica.com/ blog. We're discussing mail order brides, Wyoming, cowboys, and so much more. One commentor will win a copy of Sagebrush Knights.
Also, Keli Gwyn is featuring Sagebrush Knights on her blog. 
http://keligwyn.com/reading/recommended-read-sagebrush-knights/
She's reviewed the collection and is also giving away a copy.
You can also find Sagebrush Knights by using the links in the left sidebar. 


6 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic Erica! I'd love to read this. Sounds fun and delightful. Can we get it on Amazon? I don't have a Kindle or e-reader yet. So many things are releasing that way and I miss out unless they are hardback.

    I haven't got to read any of your work yet, and look forward to doing so!

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    1. Hi, Anne, Sagebrush Knights is available on amazon or you local bookstore. It should be in Wal-mart, too. It's available as an ebook, too. :)

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  2. WOOHOO!!!! Congratulations. Gotta love back to back releases!!!

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    1. Between the two of us, we're going to have back-to-back-to-back releases! Squee!

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  3. I really enjoyed the four mail-order bride stories in Sagebrush Knights. You done good, Erica!

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  4. Erica strikes again! You just keep writing prolifically! You RAWK!

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