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My Favorite Book This Year! (Contest–3 Winners)
Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

UPDATE: The winners are…Misty Dawn, Jean White, and BN!

We authors have our favorites. It’s not like your love for your children where you have to love them equally (or should!). It has to do with the characters you wish you could meet in real life and the experience of writing the story. If a hero can make me laugh and swoon then I’m hooked.

Cold, Hard CashSo, here comes Knox Ramsey. Just the name stayed in my head for the longest time. His story was supposed to be the first in the We Are Dead Horse series, but he was still percolating, still being an A-hole in the back of my brain, so I skipped to Cash Whitaker who wants to run the town. Cold Hard Cash was certainly a blast to write. His sudden, logical desire for a wife sparked a challenge in his PA, Lila Hanson, and as soon as her sister Nah-Nahs dug in to help her, it was all over for poor Cash. Knox and Carleen played in the background of that story, with Carleen’s antics, trying to get Knox’s attention, providing a lot of humor.

But then it was finally time to give Knox the thing he didn’t know he needed. Oh yes, he wanted Carleen, but for many reasons he thought he could never have her. It was up to clever Carleen to show him how wrong he was—and Carleen doesn’t have a shy bone in her body. As it turns out, neither does Knox.

So, from the list of stories I wrote this year, here’s my favorite, Hard Knox.

Hard Knox

Hard Knox

After relentlessly pursuing the biggest badass around and failing, Dead Horse, Montana’s wild child offers him an irresistible proposition—one night of passion, one and done, and she’ll walk away forever…

Dead Horse, Montana’s wild child, Carleen Crossley, knows what she wants—or rather—who. She’s spent years chasing after Knox Ramsey, the biggest badass in Dead Horse, MT. However, she’s resigned herself to the fact that her methods of gaining his affection aren’t reaping any rewards. Yes, her antics keep the townsfolk amused, and Knox definitely knows she’s alive, but she has yet to break through his cold, hard heart to claim her man.

For Knox, Carleen is impossible to ignore. She’s everywhere he is. The sexy vixen has made him uncomfortably aware that she’s his for the taking, and Lord knows he’s tempted. However, he knows he’s not the man for her. He’s his father’s son with his father’s temper, and he won’t succumb to Carleen’s charms because she deserves better than him.

In one moment of frustration over his refusal to really see her and everything she’s offering, Carleen proposes a deal Knox finds impossible to resist. One night of passion—one and done—and she’ll never bother him again.

When she keeps her promise afterward, Knox’s pursuit begins because once was not enough.


For a chance to win your choice of one of my Dead Horse, MT, stories—hunters or townsfolk—let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of my Dead Horse stories and what you might like to see me write more of in the future.  I’ll choose 3 winners!

10 comments to “My Favorite Book This Year! (Contest–3 Winners)”

  1. Misty Dawn
    · December 27th, 2023 at 8:22 am · Link

    I have only read Cage so far, but hopefully I can find time to read more from this series because I really enjoyed the first book.

  2. Eileen McCall
    · December 27th, 2023 at 8:52 am · Link

    Unfortunately, I have not read any of your Dead Horse books. But, I’d like to!

  3. Colleen C.
    · December 27th, 2023 at 1:00 pm · Link

    I have a bunch waiting for me on my kindle… just have not gotten to them yet. Enjoy your writing!

  4. Jean White
    · December 27th, 2023 at 3:39 pm · Link

    I have not read any of this series yet. Too much of life getting in the way of reading.

  5. Jennifer Beyer
    · December 27th, 2023 at 10:27 pm · Link

    I love Dead Horse! I would love to have more stories set there. The stories always make me laugh.

  6. BN
    · December 27th, 2023 at 10:31 pm · Link


  7. Debra Guyette
    · December 28th, 2023 at 7:49 am · Link

    I have read one and look forward to reading another that I have in my pile

  8. Beverly
    · December 28th, 2023 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I’ve read many of the Dead Horse Bounty Hunters & so far only Cold Hard Cash about the townsfolk. I really love visiting Dead Horse & the people from there.

  9. flchen
    · December 28th, 2023 at 8:42 pm · Link

    No need to include me, but this whole series is a blast!

  10. Delilah
    · January 5th, 2024 at 10:43 am · Link

    The winners of their choice of one of my Dead Horse stories, hunters or townsfolk, are: Misty Dawn, Jean White, and BN!

    Ladies, email me at with the title!

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