Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Author Interview and Giveaway: Margaret Brownley


Today I have an interview with Margaret Brownley.
Welcome!
And be sure to check out the giveaway at the end


Tell me about yourself
I was always a storyteller and was constantly in trouble as a child for making up stories. The writer part was hard to acknowledge, partly because English was my least favorite subject.

I might have spent the rest of my life scribbling in notebooks and writing long amusing notes to my kids’ teachers had I not “volunteered” to edit my church newsletter. After I made the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, my former preacher took me aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.” Until that moment, I never had the courage to follow my dreams.

On the personal side: I like to travel, think up reasons not to cook and spend

time with my grandkiddies.


Tell me about your new book
The story takes place in Two-Time, Texas in 1882.  In the first book of the series, Left at the Altar, we learn about the feud that gave the town its name.  We also meet the three Lockwood sisters.  A Match Made in Texas is the middle sister, Amanda’s, story.    

What makes westerns so interesting to write?
I love writing about the old west.  That was when men were men and women were women but, as the old song goes, a cowboy wasn’t a cowboy unless he was wild, woolly and full of fleas.  Of course, the heroes I write about are more likely to be tall, dark and handsome.  I’m also fascinated by how the westward movement affected women and forced them to reinvent themselves to survive and even flourish. 

Tell us about Amanda. About her being sheriff and all
I do believe that Amanda is my favorite character. Her father said she came out of the womb demanding equal rights.  She truly believes that a woman can do anything she sets her mind to and is out to prove it. But then she becomes the sheriff, she is tested like never, before. How can a woman who’s never fired a gun and can’t even resist the charms of her handsome prisoner, clean up the crime-ridden town?   

What are you working on now?
I’m working on a new series called Shotgun Brides.  The first book, Stop the Wedding will be out next year.

Giveaway
A print copy of A match made in Texas

US only
Comment and say you are in, that's all.
Be sure I can reach you somehow (through your profile, leave a away etc)
Ends June 10th

Title: A Match Made in Texas
Author: Margaret Brownley
Pub Date: June 6, 2017
ISBN: 9781492608165

Welcome to Two-Time Texas:
Where tempers burn hot
Love runs deep
And a single woman can change the course of history:
There’s a new sheriff in town.

Amanda Lockwood gets more than she bargained for when she’s elected Two-Time Texas’s first female sheriff. Anxious to prove herself, she sets out to stop crime in its tracks—taking down wanted man Rick Barrett in the process. But there’s something special about the charming outlaw. Common sense says he must be guilty…but her heart keeps telling her otherwise.

So what’s a sheriff to do? Gather an all-female posse and ride to save the day.

Things sure don’t look good for Rick. If he doesn’t convince the pretty sheriff to let him go, he’ll soon be pushing up daisies. But his plan to woo her to his side backfires when he’s the one who falls head over heels. Now he must choose between freedom or saving the woman he loves…and the clock is ticking.

Who knew A Match Made in Texas could be such sweet, clean, madcap fun?

New York Times and CBA best-selling author MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned nearly forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers' Choice and Award of Excellence. She's a former Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English.  Just don't ask her to diagram a sentence.

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Are you’re askin’ if your virtue is safe with me?”
She blushed, but refused to back down. The man didn’t mince words and neither would she. “Well, is it?”
Safe as you want it to be,” he said finally.
A Match Made in Texas





23 comments:

  1. I think I've only read one or two western's. They don't pop up on my radar very often.

    Great interview.

    For What It's Worth

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  2. Although I don't read many historicals, my preferred genre would be the western types set in Texas. This looks wonderful.

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  3. Thanks for this captivating feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Glad to hear Ms. Brownley's cowboys aren't full of fleas, lol! I'd much rather have tall, dark and handsome! Great interview, ladies! :)

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  5. I don't read many historicals too, but I have to say that this one sounds interesting.

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  6. oh this book sounds fantastic and I love a good western. Definitely intrigued by this author. Will read book one very soon.

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  7. Stop The Wedding sound so intriguing! WILL definitely check the book out once it's released!
    Haniya Qamar
    booknauthors.blog spot.com

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  8. I'm in :D This sounds like a really good book!!

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  9. I'm in. I love westerns and I certainly haven't read one with a female sheriff.

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  10. Not in. However am intrigued by the book. And partial to westerns!

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  11. Wow! A female sheriff! That's pretty fantastic and fun! Hugs...

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  12. I'm in! I would love a chance to read this one. I haven't read a good western romance in a while but I do have a few coming up soonish. I loved the interview. It is always so interesting to learn a bit about the person writing the stories.

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  13. Oh I love westerns. New to me author so I'm in :D

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  14. Not entering the giveaway because this book is outside my usual genre, but just wanted to chime in to say great interview and good luck to everyone entering!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. Oh! Oh! Count me in! I read the first book and loved it.

    carolerae4488@gmail.com

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  16. I don't think I want my cowboys full of fleas but that was a fun interview.

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  17. What a great interview. I love how she made the church picnic into a novel!

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  18. OH I am off to find this one :) I love Early American historicals!

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  19. I love western romances, and this one sounds really good. Thanks for this chance.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I want to go to Two-Step, Texas. I have not tried this author, but love the setup.

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  21. Great interview. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Winner: Anita

    And a notice, if you do not leave your email and there is nothing in your profile then you can not win. As there was another winner but I could not find that person

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