This week Lyn Cote and Maggie Brendan

» Posted on Feb 23, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Lyn Cote and Maggie Brendan

Congratulations to Marta for winning Renee Ryan’s The Marshal Takes a Bride and to Raspberry Girl for winning Cynthia Hickey’s Fudge-Laced Felonies.

This week I’m hosting Lyn Cote and The Desires of Her Heart as well as Maggie Brendan and No Place for a Lady. If you want to be entered in both or either of the drawings for these books, please leave a comment during the week with your email address (you won’t be entered without an email address so I can contact you if you win). If you want to enter a drawing but don’t want to leave an email address, you can email me at The drawings end Sunday evening.

Lyn Cote’s bio:

RITA finalist, Lyn Cote loves to write inspirational romance, romantic suspense, historical romances and historical sagas. Her brand is “Strong Women, Brave Stories” and her stories always include strong women, a multi-cultural cast of characters and authentic history. Lyn was raised in IL, raised her children in IA and now lives in the northwoods of Wisconsin on a lake in a pine forest. She loves watermelon, Wheel of Fortune, Paula Deen’s shows, and cats. And dogs too. Lyn worked her way through college as a beautician, then taught school for nearly a decade and then became a full time mom. Now with an empty nest, she and her husband are starting to travel as a twosome and enjoy it just being the two of them.

About The Desires of Her Heart:
1st Texas Star of Destiny series
Avon Inspire

In 1821, Dorritt Mott is a woman ahead of her time. When her family is forced to leave New Orleans, she meets Quinn. The New Orleans lady and the half-breed scout, become unlikely allies on the trek to the Austin settlement in Texas. Two armies, marauding Comanche and a traitor in their midst stand between them and their destination. All Dorritt thinks she wants is her own independence, but is it possible that she will gain the unrecognized desires of her heart? And teach Quinn to enlarge his vision also?

Maggie Brendan’s bio:

Maggie Brendan is a member of the American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association. No Place for a Lady is her first novel. Brendan lives in Marietta, Georgia.

Blurb from Amazon about No Place for a Lady:

Crystal Clark arrives in Colorado’s Yampa Valley amid the splendor of a high country June in 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt Kate’s cattle ranch. Despite being raised as a proper Southern belle, Crystal is determined to hold her own in this wild land–even if a certain handsome foreman doubts her abilities. Just when she thinks she’s getting a handle on the constant male attention from the cowhands and the catty barbs from some of the local young women, tragedy strikes the ranch. Crystal will have to tap all of her resolve to save the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated? Book one in the Heart of the West series, No Place for a Lady is full of adventure, romance, and the indomitable human spirit. Readers will fall in love with the Colorado setting and the spunky Southern belle who wants to claim it as her own.