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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Western Romance Authors ~ A Baker's Dozen!!

The new group site, Cowboy Kisses, is all set to launch at the beginning of April. But before we saddle up, I want to give you the lineup of authors who will be contributing regularly to the blog. Also, our number has increased to thirteen authors and here we are... (drum roll, please)

Alison Bruce           Caroline Clemmons      Ciara Gold
Devon Matthews     Ellen O'Connell            Ginger Simpson
Jacquie Rogers        Lauri Robinson             Lyn Horner
Meg Mims               Paty Jager                    Peggy L. Henderson
Sharla Rae

I hope all of you will come join the site. It promises to be a rip-snortin' ride!

While I'm here, I'd also like to invite you to the new readers and authors group Jacquie Rogers started for all of us on Facebook. The Western Historical Romance Book Club is a place where readers and authors mix and mingle to discuss favorite western historical romances. You're sure to see a few keepers that have slipped through your lariet. If you're more into things visual, you can browse through all the gorgeous cover art. You'll also find plenty of pics and videos of your favorite cowboy hunks. In only a few days, our members number more than sixty so you're sure to find some of your friends already there. So, come on over, pull up a chair and cool your heels a while!

Devon

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dark Shadows

Have you seen this? The other day it was The Lone Ranger and now this! I can't believe Johnny Depp is spoofing another iconic tv show from my youth, two in the same year. During the '60's, I rushed home every day from school to watch Dark Shadows. Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins made even middle-agish vampires sexy, and who could ever forget the gorgeous Angelique. Take a look. This is a Tim Burton production and is due to release May 11.



Devon (still shaking head)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cowboy Kisses - New Western Romance Author Blog

Happy Friday, all! Today, I have a nice announcement to make. An even dozen of us western romance authors put our heads together and we're launching a group blog dedicated solely to western romance. In the coming months, the site will feature most everything that goes into the writing of a western romance novel--the research, the obscure facts from our country's wild western era, the inspirations that keep us writing, and the highlights of some great titles that are available and even those that are still to come.  It should be great fun and I'm very happy to be part of this talented group of ladies.

Rather than put together an entirely new site from scratch, Ginger Simpson generously offered up her existing western themed blog called Cowboy Kisses. Tabs for individual author pages can be found beneath the banner on the home page. I hope you'll hop over there and take a look around, join the site, bookmark us, and help us spread the word!

Thank you and happy reading!

Devon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hi-Ho Silver!


Hey-ho, kiddos. I'm crawling out of my cave because I just learned that Disney is doing a big screen remake of The Lone Ranger. Yep. And it definitely looks like a spoof. The Ranger, guy in the white hat in the above picture, is played by Armie Hammer. And do you recognize that fella wearing the paint on his face and the dead crow (or is it a blackbird?) on his head? It's Johnny Depp as Tonto. Good grief, kimosabe.

Well, I have to say, this looks nothing like the Lone Ranger dudes I used to watch in glorious black and white on tv. But, hey, I'm all up for anything that will get the young folks interested in westerns and the old code of the west. Wonder how bad they skew that up.

If you're interested, you can find the pic and the article on Access Hollywood, which is where I found it.

Happy trails, muchachos!

Devon