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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Picking a Charity Dear to You by Paty Jager

It makes sense that when a passel of historical western romance authors get together they would decide to give the proceeds from their anthology to a western cause.

Two years ago, fourteen historical western romance authors who were brought together by a western romance reader decided to make an anthology. At first we were going to give it away. Dispensing royalties 15 ways seemed like a hard task, but then we decided to put a price of  $2.99 on the book and give the proceeds to a charity.

Many charities were mentioned but it made sense to give to one that reflected our love of the west. That is when someone mentioned the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs South Dakota. This sanctuary is a place where mustangs can roam free and enjoy life.

What pleases me even more, the sanctuary was set up by Dayton O. Hyde. I met this author years ago when I first started writing and thought I could write children's books. He not only helped me see that I wasn't cut out to be a children's writer, but he encouraged me to continue writing. I met him at his place when he lived in Central Oregon and we discussed a book I was working on at that time.

Meeting the people involved in a charity and having a connection with the cause is one of the best reasons to give.

Here is information about Rawhide N Roses in case you wish to help the mustangs and get a good read for your money.




ALISON BRUCE - GOLD MOUNTAIN


There's more than one way to mine for gold, as May Travers well knows, and Marshal Ben Jessup is about to find out.

CELIA YEARY – A GENTLE TOUCH


Adam Taylor tames mustangs with a gentle touch, but would the same method calm a frightened abused woman?

SIMONE BEAUDELAIRE – A MIDNIGHT CLEAR


A lonely widow finds a new opportunity for love during an icy Christmas in modern-day Wyoming.

CAROLINE CLEMMONS – HOUSTON McCLINTOCK

Prequel to THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE

Houston McClintock is on his way home when an attack by vicious robbers redirects his life onto a surprising path to love and fulfilment.

CHARLENE RADDON – MARRYING JENNA


Branch McCauley and Jenna Leigh-Whittington's wedding day arrives at last, so why is Jenna riding hell-bent out of town wearing her wedding dress and a gun belt? Something's up, and it doesn't look good. Will the wedding ever take place?

RAIN TRUEAX – CONNIE’S GIFT


The gift of second sight, which Connie no longer believes she possesses, becomes a deadly threat to her and the man she loves.

CHAD STRONG – STABLE HANDS, STABLE HEARTS

                                             
When 17yr old Scott thinks he spots the girl of his dreams, will his feelings for her distract him from winning?

MARGARET TANNER – GUNSLINGER’S ANGEL


Gunslinger Cal Devereaux is saved by an angel, but is she a heavenly creature or a warm blooded woman?

SUSAN HORSNELL – PETTICOAT PATROL


When a man has no son, he calls on his daughters to help protect his ranch.

CAROL A. SPRADLING – WHEN LOVE ARRIVES


A stowaway's past and future collide on the Santa Fe Trail.

PATY JAGER – BLUFFING THE MARSHAL


Nellie Preston not only wants to keep her brother from hanging, she wants to become the marshal’s wife.

LYN HORNER – THE LAWMAN’S LADY


A prickly schoolmarm sets a handsome lawman’s teeth on edge until the day he starts to wonder what she’d look like without her specs and with her hair down.

PEGGY L HENDERSON – YELLOWSTONE PROPOSAL


(Yellowstone Romance Series short story)

Willing to face dangers only told in legends, Evan risks everything to find the woman who captured his heart.

JACQUIE ROGERS – MUCH ADO ABOUT MISFIRES


A short-short story in the Hearts of Owyhee series

A cowboy on rollerskates and an old flame with a new beau—can Reuben lasso the woman he loves?

CHERI KAY CLIFTON – DESTINY’S KISS


She gave up life in the present to find her destiny in the past.



Buy link: Amazon



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5 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

Great charity! And a fantastic line-up of authors!!! Thanks for reminding me about this Anthology, Paty. BTW: is it available for Kobo or Nooks?

Sarah Raplee said...

these all sound like wonderful stories, Paty! My husband and I visited Steens Mountain in eastern Oregon to see the rare wild Kiger mustangs. Protecting and managing wild horses is so important!

Diana McCollum said...

Great charity! And the western anthology sounds really good. I'll buy it for my Nook if it is available.

Paty Jager said...

Judith, No, the book is only available through Amazon.

Hi Sarah, Thanks! I tried to see the mustangs in Kiger Canyon and ruined my dog for traveling. Long story!

Hi Diana, No, Nook. We only made it available through Amazon.Easier to keep track of the funds. Sorry!

Kristin Holt said...

Hi Paty--
I didn't know Rawhide 'N Roses was a all-proceeds-to-charity venture. I bought the anthology, read it, and liked it! I'm happy to know the royalties went to an excellent cause.
Cheers!