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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Under Starry Skies by Judy Ann Davis Blog Tour & Giveaway

Under Starry Skies
by Judy Ann Davis
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Genre: Historical Western Romantic Suspense
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Length: 308 Pages 
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Hired as the town’s school teacher, Maria O’Donnell and her sister Abigail arrive in the Colorado Territory in 1875, only to find the uncle they were to stay with has been murdered.

Rancher Tye Ashmore is content with life until he meets quiet and beautiful Maria. He falls in love at first sight, but her reluctance to jeopardize her teaching position by accepting his marriage proposal only makes him more determined to make her part of his life.

When their lives are threatened by gunshots and a gunnysack of dangerous wildlife, Tye believes he is the target of an unknown enemy. Not until Maria receives written threats urging her to leave does she realize she might be the target instead of the handsome rancher.

With the help of Tye, Abigail, and a wily Indian called Two Bears, Maria works to uncover her uncle’s killer and put aside her fears. But will she discover happiness and true love under Colorado’s starry skies?

Excerpt:

Two Bears grinned. “And a sorry hide yours is, Tye Ashmore. You are getting careless. You leave woman with hair the color of mink all alone. You lose horse, rifle, donuts, and water. And you do not take dog with you.”    

“If you keep insulting me, Two Bears, I’m going to take my rifle and wrap it around your greasy neck. Why didn’t you bring my horse?”    

“Why didn’t you?” Two Bears asked. His mouth was tight and grim. “If I had moved the horse, anyone watching would know to follow me back to you or your woman.”    

Tye nodded. “I figured the same. I decided we’d walk down to get it when it gets dark.”    

Maria rose and stepped between them. She was weary, and she wanted to get home, take a bath, and soak her skinned arm and injured knee. “Why can’t we just start now?”    

“Your woman is not happy.” Two Bears grunted. “An angry squaw can make sunny days seem like rainy ones.”    

Maria glared at him.    

“Maybe we’re both not happy since you’re eating our food,” Tye countered.

Two Bears thumped his chest and grinned. “I even ate the ones you dropped on the trail. Before any varmints could get to them. Come, I know another path to your horse. By the time we arrive,it will be dark, and you can take your woman and go the rest of the way safely.”   

“I am not his woman,” Maria snapped. “I am not a piece of property. Stop saying that!”    

Two Bears jumped back, away from her. “If you say so.” He looked at Tye with wide eyes. “Hair like a mink. Temper like a badger.”

About the Author:
 Judy Ann Davis writes both historical and contemporary romantic suspense as well as short stories.

She began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television. Many of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines, and anthologies, and have received numerous awards.

When Judy Ann isn't behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club, where the chuckles are few.

She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America.

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16 comments:

  1. Love Western romance and this one sounds like a winner! Amazing cover. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, for stopping by. The cover is amazing--the work of R.J. Morris. Have a great day.

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  2. Fascinating excerpt! Two Bears sounds like a great sidekick. Congratulations on the release, and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia, for the kind words and for stopping by.

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  3. A big thank you to Diane for having "Under Starry Skies" on her blog today. The digital version is currently on sale until May 28th for $0.99. I wish everyone much luck in the drawing for the $25 Amazon Gift Card.



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    1. A pleasure to host you, Judy Ann. I do love that cover and the last line of the excerpt. What a hoot!

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  4. Love those last two sentences. LOL. Sounds like an intriguing read! Best of luck

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  5. Hi, Barb! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Memorial weekend.

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    1. Kim--Thanks for stopping by . Hope you Memorial weekend is a filled with relaxation and fun.

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  7. Western romance is my favorite!!! This sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing. And the cover really is gorgeous.

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    1. Kara--Thank you stopping by on this busy weekend and for the kind words. "Under Starry Skies" is filled with action, adventure, and humor. I was fun to write.

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    2. That was supposed to be "It"! :-)

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  8. So sorry I'm late! Love this excerpt. Looks like a great read. Best of luck!

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  9. I like the mysterious aspect and that it's historical :) two genres I love!

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  10. Truly enjoyed this excerpt and can't wait to read UNDER STARRY SKIES!

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