This week Vickie McDonough and Veronica Heley with Giveaways

» Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog | 20 comments

Congratulations to bn100  for winning  Jessica Keller’s The Widower’s Second Chance, to Cindy for winning Davalynn Spencer’s Romancing the Widow, and to Patti for winning Bonnie Leon’s Where Eagles Soar.

This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Song of the Prairie (US and Canada only) and Veronica Heley with Murder in Time (ebook copy only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 31st) evening.

 SongOfThePrairie_FinalBio for Vickie McDonough:

Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over thirty published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July 2013.

Vickie has been married thirty-eight years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one of whom is married, and a precocious eight-year-old granddaughter. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website:

Blurb for Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough:

Janie Dunn’s dream of being an opera singer suddenly fades when, at her dying cousin’s request, she flees Boston with her cousin’s newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas to live with her brother, but life takes another dire change when he is suddenly killed. Is a marriage of convenience the answer to her problems? Is Kansas far enough away from Boston that they are safe from the baby’s vengeful father?

Murder in Time cover (new)Bio for Veronica Heley:

Veronica Heley celebrated the publication of her 73rd book in May 2014, having been  in the business for over forty years. She lives in Gt Britain and is currently writing two gentle crime series set in different areas of London. She also produces the occasional short story. She’s involved with her local church and community affairs, likes to break for coffee with friends and does the garden when she has time. She has been a member of a book reading club for 40 years, but has decided that life is too short to read depressing literature any more.  

Blurb for MURDER IN TIME, pub Severn House  May 2014 UK,  August 2014, USA

Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper’s brilliant but difficult young son. Mikey was conceived at a party during which his schoolgirl mother, Vera, was drugged and raped – and a man died. Abdi, Mikey’s father, hadn’t wanted anything to do with her – then. Twelve years later, rich and powerful Abdi still lacks a legitimate heir, so he plans to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey; a suggestion that does not go down well. But Abdi’s methods of persuasion don’t stop with money, and Vera is soon faced with a stark choice – hand over her son or face the destruction of everything she holds dear. Ellie is determined to protect Vera and Mikey, is sure the answer lies in the past – but there are many people who were involved on the night of the murder who will go to any lengths not to answer questions about it.


  1. They all look great this week! 🙂 Please count me in. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Thanks, Cindy. Good luck in the drawing!

    • Thanks for visiting Margaret’s site. And good luck with the draw – but remember I’m very British, and so is my not-so-young heroine! I write about serious things but, hopefully, with a light touch. Enjoy!
      Veronica Heley

  2. would love to win.

  3. Would love to win. Both books sound really good.

    • Thanks, Mary! I’m glad you stopped by today.

    • Thanks, Mary. I hope you can find my books in your public library if you aren’t successful in the draw. But do remember – I’m very British, and so is my not-so-young heroine…
      Veronica Heley

  4. This looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  5. I already have Song of the Prairie that I won last month at a diff blog but I’m waiting for my library to get the first two in that I asked them to order, so please don’t take offense Vickie! All that being said, holy cow, I have got to get my hands on Veronica’s book. I love a good murder mystery and this one sounds absolutely creeptastic! If I don’t win it I’ll get my sticky little fingers on it one way or another!!

    • I think you’ll enjoy my books. Serious subjects with humour and a likeable heroine – who is rather like me – though not entirely!
      All the best
      Veronica Heley

    • No offense taken, Kristen. Thanks for ordering the other two books in the series.

  6. Both books look fabulous.


    • Thanks, Mary. I’m very British and so if my not-so-young heroine. I hope you can find my books in your public library if you don’t win . . . either way, Bless you for writing.
      Veronica Heley

    • Thanks, Mary. Blessings!

  7. a wonderful selection of novels…thanks for the chance to read them 🙂

  8. That’s a lot of books written

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. These books sound wonderful! Happy reading is in store for lucky readers sure enough!!! Thank you for the opportunity!

    melback at cebridge dot net

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