WEDNESDAY WESTERN ROUND-UP!!! PEGGY L HENDERSON

The boys and I are fairly burstin’ at the seams about today’s featured author Peggy L. Henderson and her Yellowstone Romance Series! Why Cookie almost fell in the dutch oven of beans at a series of stories takin’ place in our old stompin’ grounds!

And yippee ki yay, we’re dancin’ a jig cause y’all are winners today! Today and tomorrow (April 18 and April 19 on Amazon) you can upload YELLOWSTONE HEART SONG for FREE!! We’re shootin’ are six guns in the air!! And don’t y’all forget National Park Week, April 21-29!!

 

Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era.  The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.

How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.

Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth.  As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                        

City boy Chase Russell is on the fast track to self-destruction. A star athlete, he gets into trouble with drugs and alcohol. Fulfilling a community service sentence in Yellowstone National Park is the last thing he wants to do. After a night of drinking in the park, he wakes up to find his new friends gone, and everything around him has changed.

Sarah Osborne grew up in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness. She can hunt and track right alongside the most experienced men. When some Indians drop a near-dead man off on her doorstep, she doesn’t know what to think. He’s convinced he’s from the future, and wants to find a way home.

Chase has no idea how he ended up time traveling to the past. He doesn’t know the first thing about surviving without modern conveniences. Finding your own food means a quick trip to the nearest fast food joint, not hunting and foraging for it. Time and again, his will is tested to stay alive in this untamed land. Is his growing love for a brave woman who shows him what it truly means to be a man strong enough to keep him in the past, or is he still determined to return to the ease and comforts of the future?

 

 


A tender, heartfelt love story . . .

A man willing to risk everything, including his life and all he’s worked for, to free the woman he loves from an impossible situation.

Kyle Russell has worked with prominent men, led scouting expeditions through the Yellowstone country, and irritated more than a few Indian braves, but he will never duplicate his father’s legendary accomplishments.  Captured by a group of Crow warriors, his plans of escape are derailed when a lone white woman is brought into camp.

Kate Ellen Devereaux is on the run. Her guardian is dead, and she is lost in the Yellowstone wilderness.  Found by an Indian war party, she is brought into their camp and thrown at the feet of a white captive.  If he has plans of escape, she won’t be left behind.

Kyle’s father may be a legend in the territory, but he never had to deal with an eastern lady full of secrets, a woman who disrupts Kyle’s plans to see the Yellowstone area turned into a national park.  Convincing her that they are destined to be together may be a greater challenge than gaining support for the park movement. Kate can’t afford to show interest in any man, regardless of her growing attraction to her backwoods rescuer. Will her ultimate reason for rejecting him spell doom for their growing love, and the national park idea, or can Kyle find a way to rescue both?

 

Danica Jensen dreams of a man she knows she can never have. After one brief encounter five years ago, her heart was lost to him forever, and she’s never given up hope of seeing him again. Raised by a bitter father, she’s learned to be strong and resourceful on her own. When a pleasure trip to the newly created Yellowstone National Park turns into a battle for survival, her inner strength is tested like never before.

A woman like Danica doesn’t interest Josh Osborne. He’d be crazy to get involved with a bossy, strong-willed white woman. His mixed heritage has always made people weary of him. He prefers to be on his own, and his role as protector of the national park’s game allows for no attachments.

Danica’s dream of ever winning Josh’s heart shatters after a cruel twist of fate changes her life forever. Suddenly forced together, they must confront their deepest secrets. Josh can’t deny his growing respect and admiration for this brave woman, but will the bond they’ve forged be powerful enough to turn his feelings into love? When an unforeseen danger threatens their lives, Josh must protect more than the wild inhabitants of the park.

 

KIRSTEN’S THOUGHTS:  This is such a fresh and exciting series.  I only recently discovered Peggy Henderson and her fabulous series, so I have only read YELLOWSTONE HEART SONG, but I am hooked!!  Of course, she had this Wyoming girl at Yellowstone. But really, I found the time period, early 1800s during an era when only a few trappers and adventurers ever laid eyes on this wonderland extremely original. The time travel aspect is wonderful and Aimee’s reaction was realistic in thinking she could handle everything since she had been to the park many times in the 21st Century, only to find early 19th Century Yellowstone is a someplace altogether different.  Daniel is a wonderful hero who learns while he might know about surviving in the wilderness; he’s clueless when it comes to the stubborn woman who dropped into his life. Their journey of learning about each other and how to survive the love they develop is as tough as the land and tender as a love song. I don’t want to say too much because Daniel and Aimee’s story is such a joy to discover on your own.

The amount of information regarding the area is amazing, and you’ll find yourself learning even as you’re entertained.  It’s easy to tell this series is written by an author who loves the area and knows what she’s talking about.

When I first started this story, I thought  “This is a good story, I like this.” Then BAM!! It reeled me in like a bass on a hook.

So move swiftly and don’t spare the horses to take advantage of the freebie offer on Amazon of YELLOWSTONE HEART SONG. And you might-as-well get the rest of the series, cause once you read Daniel and Aimee’s you’ll be dangling from the line with me for more.

MESSAGE FROM PEGGY HENDERSON:

Yellowstone Heart Song was born on a lone stretch of Interstate 5, heading home from a trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2009. Driving through the Utah desert every year on a thousand mile (one way) road trip to the park, the mind has a lot of time to wander. Although the published story has some changes in it, the original concept remains the same as it took shape in my mind. I’ve never thought about writing a book of any sort, but I had been reading romance, especially western and early American historical, for many years, so this story came as a complete surprise to me. I didn’t think much of it over the months, but it always stuck with me in the back of my mind.

The following year, on another trip to Wonderland, I took greater notice of all the places in the park that were part of that story in my head. The day after we got home, I sat down to write. It just wouldn’t let me go. I told no one what I was doing. The thought of letting anyone else see what I wrote was laughable. A year later, I had a finished story. Now what? I checked around the internet. I wanted someone to read it, just to let me know what they thought, but never did I have publishing in mind. I found some RWA contests, and entered one. My scores were decent that first time around to my surprise, and I tweaked the story based on each judge’s comments. I entered another contest, and finaled! How shocking was that! My harshest judge said, “find a critique partner.” So I searched the internet again. And I struck gold when Carol Spradling answered my query. She tore through my manuscript with a loaded red pen and fine tooth comb. Months later, she asked me when I would pursue publishing. What?!?! I basically ignored her. She wanted to know what I would write next. Huh??? Okay, I thought. I love Yellowstone, I can’t think of anything else to write, and I loved the interaction with Carol, so why not write a sequel? That’s how Yellowstone Redemption came to be. Carol hated my new hero as much as she loved Daniel in the first book. I told her to trust me, Chase would end up just fine. After I completely surprised her with the ending in that book, I was gung ho to write another. I knew right away I could never duplicate a story like the one in Book 2, and decided to write a hero who was just a nice guy, trying to solve an impossible problem for his leading lady. Yellowstone Awakening was a few chapters from completion before Carol put the brakes on me, and told me I need to get something published. Her experiences with her publisher scared me away from that idea, until my husband suggested I self-publish. So, that’s what I ended up pursuing, and I published Yellowstone Heart Song on January 2nd, 2012. The reader response has been overwhelming, to say the least.

By now, it became obvious that this was turning into a series, and I wrote a couple of characters into Book 3, who would be my main characters for the fourth book, Yellowstone Dawn, which releases today! The series has evolved from one stand alone book, to me taking factual events from Yellowstone’s history, and weaving them into my stories. Yellowstone Redemption contains a scene that was inspired by John Colter’s legendary escape from the Blackfoot Indians. Yellowstone Awakening is a fictional account (with true facts sprinkled in) of the creation of the nation’s first national park, and Yellowstone Dawn deals with some of the problems the park encountered in its infancy. The final book I am writing in the series, Yellowstone Deception, will deal with a more current issue the park has faced.

I’ve enjoyed my journey as a writer so far, and hope to bring the old west, the mountain men, and the Rocky Mountains to life in future books I plan to write.

 

26 thoughts on “WEDNESDAY WESTERN ROUND-UP!!! PEGGY L HENDERSON

  1. Wow those are some great sounding books. I’ll have to go grab one to read. I’ve been to Yellowstone a lot in my life but never looked into the history much. Should be really interesting :)

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my books today, Kirsten! (Are people from Wyoming really called Wyomingites?) Can you tell I’m not from Wyoming? Although it’s a close tie between that and Montana as to where I wold like to live. Oh well, until then I have to live through my characters.

    • It’s my pleasure featuring your series, Peggy! I just fell in love with Daniel in HEART SONG and I can’t wait to delve into REDEMPTION. It is Wyomingite!! Mighty and Brave! :o) I love both Wyoming where I was born and raised and Montana where I went to college and worked for years. So, both are great choices. Your knowledge and love for the area really shines through.

        • I can’t wait to get farther into Chase’s story. But I’m wrangling a couple of my own characters at the moment :o) Sometimes I really like the hero that keeps you turning to the “blurb” to make sure he is in fact the hero of the story and then WOW in a blinding moment he becomes someone you never forget.

  3. I already downloaded Yellowstone Heart Song. Though I’ve never visited the park, it’s on my bucket list. Our National Parks are truly one our great treasures. I have to go finish judging some contest entries to I can free up time to start this book. Best of luck with your new release, Peggy.

    • Great Ally!! I’m so glad you took advantage of the freebie and downloaded HEART SONG. You’ll be back for the others! Until you can visit the area, you can live through Peggy’s characters. :o) Good luck with judging contest entries, that can be quite a chore but it’s great of you to do so. Thanks for stopping by and picking up a copy of HEART SONG!

      • Kirsten, why do you make us do math problems to post here, LOL (I’ve been up all night at work, so my brain’s fried and I can’t subtract three from eight)

        Ally, thank you. Hope you like it. Entering a contest is what got me started on this whole journey. You’ll have to visit Yellowstone. I’ve had several people tell me they really want to go see it now, after reading YHS.

        • My dad was a math teacher, Peggy, so it’s in his honor I keep the legacy alive. Just kidding. Well my dad is a retired math teacher, but it was the all knowing web designer who said that will help keep the spammers away. So just pull out the old calculator, or count fingers and toes like I do. :o)

  4. I have read all the books in this wonderful series and I just love them. The stories are exciting and heartwarming and full of surprises that keep you turning the pages. Yellowstone Redemption (bk2) had me on the edge of my seat. Yellowstone Dawn (bk4) was a great love story that was filled with surprises.I love the same characters that show up in each book making me feel like I am with old friends. It is hard to leave the feeling you have after reading these great romance stories. I can’t wait for more to read. Great writting.

    • Wow, Shirl! Fantastic endorsement! Thanks for stopping by and letting everyone know what a wonderful series this is. The great thing about series, both reading and writing, is visiting old friends and getting to know them better even as you meet new ones.

  5. Great post! It’s nice to see all the books spotlighted at once like this. I’m actually headed south to Yellowstone for a visit this year – I’ll be sure to read all the books before I go.

    Kristen – great blog!

    • Hi MK! I’m glad you like the format and the blog. This series would be a terrific way to get acquainted with Yellowstone before your trip. Have a fantastic time at the Park!

  6. Hi Peggy,
    I am the one who is glad you found me online. I have enjoyed this series so much, and our friendship even more. And, umm. I have a freshly loaded red pen. Bring on book 5.
    Carol

  7. The only time I ever played Egyptian Rat Killer was at Yellowstone with you, Alison, and Kelly! I remember the people in the room next door banging on our adjoining wall to quiet us down. Good times and great memories.

    • Betty, too funny, the whole time I was reading the book and writing the blog I was thinking of the trip to Yellowstone with you, Alison, and Kelly. That was so fun. I remember the Egyptian Rat Killer game, and Alison and I going on that “short” hike to see a waterfall and what seemed like hours later running out of path. Those are wonderful memories, and good times with great friends.

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