Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BOUNTY - Patricia Pacjac Carroll - One Free Book

Welcome back, Patty. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about? Forgiveness is one of my favorites. And Redemption. Hard to have one without the other.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I am working on a series of Mail-Order Bride stories. The Mail Order Brides of Hickory Stick. The first one – Caroline’s Love – should be out in June. And then I am working on the 2nd book, the story of Marcus and his lady, in the Love in Wyoming Series.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Hmm, I think it would be Jeanette Oke. She helped start the Christian fiction line of books, and of course, she writes Christian Historical Romances.

When she was honored at the ACFW Conference, I was in a picture with Brandilyn Collins’ Mama Ruth, and Jeanette Oke was on the other side of her. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Actually, I have a ready answer for that one. While at Barnes and Nobles for a writing day, I sat under their painting of different authors, and I was underneath Zora Hurston. I had never heard of her and looked her up. She sounds like an interesting person that I’d like to meet.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
DON’T give up. Keep honing the craft. Publishers are in a crunch right now because of the economy and the changing face of publishing, so some of the rejections could be that your book doesn’t fit their needs right now. ALSO – consider Indie Publishing. It’s not hard, and if you’ve learned the craft - go for it.

Tell us about the featured book.
Bounty is about Cat Cahill, an independent young woman of Wyoming. Her mother wants her to marry a gentleman from the east. She does not. Then on one of her morning rides, she runs into Luke, and he steals her heart.

Luke Jordan is on a mission of mercy from his mother. With her dying breath, she hands him letters to give to his brothers. (A great book for Mother’s Day that shows how this mother reached beyond the grave to minister to her sons.) Sounds easy enough until you discover that Luke’s brothers are wanted outlaws. And they want him to join their gang.

Bounty is a story of sacrifice in the face of evil, love’s eternal power, and the discovery that a home is built on love and not a place.

Please give us the first page of the book.                                                    
Wyoming Territory
I love the wind rushing against my face. No … I am the wind. Laughing, Cat Cahill dropped the closed reins, extended her arms like wings, and let her horse run full out. Far from any plans to send her to Boston. Far from any fancy-pants suitors. And far from Mother’s expectations.

Leaving her troubles behind, she urged her Pegasus on. The stallion’s long stride ate up the ground and turned Indian paintbrush and larkspur into blurred ribbons of red and blue. Like flint on iron, his hooves pounded the earth as she nudged him up the twisting trail to the top of the high ridge.

As if he knew her thoughts, the gray stallion slowed and came to a stop at her favorite perch, an outcropping of granite flecked with gold. Fool’s gold, she’d been told. She leaned on the animal's neck and listened to his heart beat strong and steady. “That’s what I am, Pegasus. A fool. At least according to some in Mother’s family.”

Cat slipped off the horse and eased toward the ledge. Stretched out on her stomach, she hung her head over the rim. Even though she’d done it a hundred times, excitement shot through her as she looked at the fifty-foot drop to the river.

The stallion’s hot breath tickled her back and sent shivers down her neck. She twisted and rubbed his almost-black muzzle. “That was a good run, wasn't it, boy?”

The animal tossed his head as if in agreement.

Cat chuckled, placed her arms on the rough rock, and snuggled her chin between her hands. Her mother frowned on the wild escapades. Time to grow up. How many times had she heard her say those words?

How can readers find you on the Internet? 
Twitter     @pacjac

Thank you, Patty, for sharing this new book with us.

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Bounty: Christian Historical Romance (Love in Wyoming) - Paperback
Bounty: Christian Historical Romance (Love in Wyoming) - Kindle

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Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from KY

Jackie McNutt said...

I loved the first page of Bounty !
I will have to read this book and will look forward to adding it to my book list !
Thank you for review and featuring Pat and her books.

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Hi readers! Thanks for the replies - Diana, Angela, and Jackie. I appreciate every one of you. Right now I'm at Starbucks, sipping my mocha frap, and working hard to get my characters in and out of trouble and into love. Caroline's Love should be out in June.
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Shelia Hall From MS

Amada Chavez said...

This sounds GREAT!!! :) I LOVED reading Liberty Belle and wold love to win Bounty! :)

Blessings, Amada (pronounced: New Mexico

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Hi Amada,
So glad you enjoyed Liberty Belle.

Martha A. said...

Great advice in the interview! I would love to read your book! I live in Montana.

Susan Johnson said...

This looks like such a good book. I really liked the first page.
Susan in Texas

Melanie Backus said...

Patricia is new to me so I think I am really in for a treat by reading her books. Thank you, Lena and Thank you, Patricia.

Melanie Backus, TX

pol said...

I must confess have not read your books before but they look interesting, I especially like stories of mail-order brides. thanks for your comments today with Lena. I too like reading about forgiveness, a second chance sometimes makes the world of difference.
Paula O(
a reader in Ga

Britney Adams said...

Thank you for sharing this great interview! I enjoyed the excerpt and would love to read more!!

Britney Adams, TX

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Judy Cooper said...

I was not familiar with Patricia, but I certainly enjoy this type of book. Whether I win or not, I will be looking up her books. Thank you Mrs. Dooley for introducing her to me. Judy C. in Louisiana.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!
Thanks for the giveaway
Sydney Harries GA

sm said...

Sounds like an interesting book from the Wyoming Territory days. sharon
CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com