The Re-emergence of Western Historical Romance

Authors By Moonlight Welcomes our Full Moon Guest Blogger of the Month Jacquie Rogers!

The Wild, Wild West of publishing has a bonus!  Yes, it’s the re-emergence of the western historical romance, and a whole bunch of talented authors writing them.

For years, nary a lone gunman could be found on the shelves.  The market wasn’t strong enough for the Big Six to publish them, so readers were left in the middle of the desert with nothing but an empty canteen and no love at all.  Now, we can browse any online store for “western historical romance” and find dozens of great books

We western romance authors are back in the saddle, penning story after story, and having a great time.  We western romance readers are scarfing up new books like Sunday hotcakes topped with apple butter.  Television has seen the light, too, with Hell On Wheels, and I hear other western series are in the works as well.

So where do you find new (or at least new-to you) western authors and books?  Sites are springing up all over the place.  Here are a few places to start:

Facebook group: Western Historical Romance Book Club

Amazon forum: Western Romance Authors

Blogs:

  • Romancing The West, featuring a new author and title each week, and on Thursdays, articles on just about every Old West topic you can think of.

  • Sweethearts of the West, over a dozen authors bringing you informative articles each month, plus new releases and other fun stuff.

  • Cowboy Kisses, a newly-formed group blog with a bunch of authors and a couple readers posting each month.  Whether trains, American native lore, or weapons, CK will have it for you.

As for me, I’ve resumed my western writing, and have released two in the ♥ Hearts of Owyhee ♥ series: Much Ado About Marshals and Much Ado About Madams.  The third book in the series, Much Ado About Mavericks is due out May 15th.

About Much Ado About Madams:

* A story this good can only come from the imagination of Jacquie Rogers *

~ Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

* A romantic trip to the Old West stamped with Jacquie Rogers’ special brand of humor *

~ Caroline Clemmons, author of Brazos Bride

Overview:

A suffragist schoolteacher with a hidden past,
Six shopworn whores cooking up plans for a better future,
And a hunky cowhand who isn’t quite sure what to do with all these women…
Life isn’t always comfortable at The Comfort Palace!

About Much Ado About Marshals:

* Night Owl Romance Top Pick

* Coffee Time Romance Reviewers Award

Book video, starring model Kyle Walker: http://youtu.be/76P2zKXOO70

Daisy Gardner wants to be a detective just like dime novel heroine Honey Beaulieu.  To her delight, her sister shot a bank robber and he got away, so now she even has a crime to solve. But her parents insist she marry a man whose farm is miles from town.  She can’t solve crimes stuck out there. What better solution than to marry the new marshal!

Rancher Cole Richards saves his friend from robbing a bank, but is shot for his efforts, and now is a wanted man.  His friend takes him to Oreana to see the doc, where Cole’s mistaken for the new marshal.  Now he faces a dilemma few men have to face–tell the truth and hang, or live a lie and end up married. Either way could cost him his freedom.

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Love, adventure, and a few laughs are waiting for you in the Old West.  Not to mention those lickolicious men in chaps.  Pick up a western historical romance for some spellbinding stories of romance!

Thanks so much to the Authors By Moonlight blog for hosting me today.  I’m giving away winner’s choice of Much Ado About Madams or Much Ado About Marshals (Kindle copy).  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment, but I also hope you visit some of the sites I listed above.  Be sure to leave your email address with your comment or I won’t be able to contact you if you win.

Happy reading!

Jacquie Rogers

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