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Friday, September 29, 2017

more ways than one - Long Valley Series by Erin Wright

"Erin Wright has written a well thought out plot with believable characters who have real life problems to solve. This story is so much more than a simple romance and as such it is a thought provoking read that I found to be a real attention grabber. This is one book you are going to want to read." - Emabubby, Goodreads


Hi, I’m Erin Wright! *waving* I’m an Idaho gal who writes Western Romances, because you’re supposed to write what you know, right? And there’s not much that I know better than the West and hunky cowboys. :)

I was pretty much born an author, or at least a reader, and if you find me an excellent, talented author who hates to read, I’ll find you a tiny leprechaun hiding out underneath the shade of a unicorn.

Think of it as the square / rectangle statement they forced you to learn in geometry: All talented authors love to read; not all readers are talented authors.

And you said that math was never going to come in handy…

True story: My family read books as we sat at the dinner table every night, eating. “Conversation” consisted of “Please pass the salt and pepper,” or “Please pass the green beans.” (Notice the “please” part; we were raised to be polite, and my father – a 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps and a farmer – wasn’t afraid to whoop some asses if we ever disrespected our mother. Did I mention that I write Western Romances because it’s what I know? Total truth there).

Anyway, so when we went to the dinner table, we always brought a book with us, and our family of seven (five kids, two parents) was almost completely silent during the meal. And I thought that was normal.

So normal, in fact, I brought a book to the table the first time I spent the night at my friend’s house. I was so excited! FIRST SLEEPOVER – YAHOOOOO!!! I’M A GROWN-UP! (I was ten). So I’m bringing Nancy Drew to the table and propping it up next to my plate, getting ready to figure out who the ghost was of the grandfather clock, when it gets weirdly quiet. Like, super quiet. I look up, and there’s this ring of faces, all staring at me.

And my book.

And I look around the table, and I realize: No one has a book to read! What was this blasphemy?! What was this insanity?! WHAT DID PEOPLE DO DURING DINNER IF NOT READ?!

Looking back on it, I rather think that the whole “reading at the table” thing might’ve been a strategy on my parent’s behalf to get a half-hour of peace and quiet. Or, my family was just addicted to reading.

Or, most likely, a little bit of both.
So I didn’t start out as an author in my adult life. In fact, I tried to write in my early 20s, and I was so bad, even I realized how bad I was. I would start, stop, start something else, stop…this lasted for years.

In the meanwhile, I had bills to pay and things to do as an adult. So I got your typical odd-ball jobs while I tried to figure out what the heck to do with myself (help castrate calves? Why not! Clean-up homes that had been burned down in a house fire? Someone has to do it!) Then, one day, I had time to kill in a new town that my (now ex) husband and I were moving to, and instead of dropping me off at the mall so I could kill time by wandering around the shops, I had him drop me off at the library. #duh

I went walking into this library and saw a Help Wanted sign on the counter. It was like the heavens opened and the angels sang. I could work at a library. Me! Work at a library! YAASSS!!!

I went over, applied right then, was interviewed the next day, and hired the day after that. I was in love from the word “Go.” It’s obvious in retrospect that working at a library would be an amazing job for me, but somehow, I’d missed that idea growing up. I’d wanted to be an astronaut, a teacher, a store owner (?? I was a weird child – don’t ask), but it never occurred to me that I could be a librarian.

I worked at that library for five years, first as a circulation clerk (the people who check your books in and out at the front desk) and then as a circulation desk manager (the person you yell at when you lose your books and you’re mad that you have to replace them). Then I got the position of library director in this little tiny podunk town I’d never heard of (still in Idaho) but hey, it was library director! I could be in charge and do awesome things and really make a difference in people’s lives!

Which I did, but then the board and I had a disagreement (I wanted to stay employed there, and they weren’t as keen as me on the idea), and we ended up parting ways. But that’s a story for another time…

All books are standalone and have a sexy version and a “sweet” (clean) version!!

Accounting For Love

Is she the answer to his dreams … or the person who will be forced to destroy them?

He’s a farmer, dammit, not a bookkeeper

When Stetson Miller inherits his father’s farm in Idaho, he’s too focused on crops and yields to pay attention to the financial side of things. The next thing he knows, he’s got a stack of unpaid bills, the bank is threatening to foreclose … and the auditor who’s come to examine his accounts is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on. 

But she’s a city girl, just like the last one who left him at the altar. He’ll guard his heart – but he can’t help wanting her.

She’s checking him out … in more ways than one

Jennifer Kendall doesn’t mind a tough job, but the handsome Stetson is trouble of a different kind. When he isn’t making her mad, he’s filling her head with all sorts of forbidden fantasies. 

The sparks between them fly even faster when the road washes out and Jennifer has to spend the night on the farm. But passion alone won’t pay the bills. Can Jennifer find a way for Stetson to save his farm? 

And if she can’t, will he ever forgive her?

Accounting for Love is the first novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. If you would prefer the sweet version, it is also available on Amazon. Either way, enjoy!

Blizzard of Love

A country boy who hates Christmas for a reason, dammit …

When Luke Nash runs into Stetson Miller down at the feed store, he never expects his friend to strong-arm him into spending Christmas at the Miller farm. Luke has no patience for Christmas cheer or Yuletide song. And the rugged cowboy definitely has no desire to kiss a girl under the mistletoe. No matter how infuriatingly pretty she might be.

A city girl who loves Christmas …

Bonnie Patterson adores Christmas, so when her best friend Jennifer invites her to spend Christmas at the Miller farm, she jumps at the chance. When she sets out for the snowy country town, she has visions dancing in her head of cozy nights by a crackling fire, not of a hot cowboy with an ice-cold heart.

The Storm of the Century…

Instead of a peaceful holiday in the country, Bonnie gets stranded at the Miller farm by a blizzard. Even worse, she’s snowed-in with Luke, an arrogant, impossible, but damn sexy cowboy. 

When the fly sparks, will two people who are oh-so-different find their own Christmas miracle?

Blizzard of Love is the second novella in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. Blizzard of Love is a sweeter romance with minimal sex and mild language … If you would prefer the completely clean version, it is also available on this storefront. Either way, enjoy!

Arrested By Love

He’s a fighter, not a lover …

Two years ago, Wyatt Miller lost his family to a drunk driver. His heart broken, he slowly put the pieces of his shattered life back together. Running his thousand-acre ranch from dawn till dusk helps him forget about his broken heart. When he stops a drunk from getting behind the wheel one night, he ends up in a bloody fight … and then behind bars.

She keeps men in line, but has a soft heart …

Abby Connelly takes her work at the Long Valley Jail seriously. She has no dreams of marriage, children, or white-picket fences. All she wants is to do her job and please the only family she has left, her father. But the moment rugged and wounded Wyatt Miller walks into her jail, Abby realizes her heart might just have a change of plans …

But small towns have a way of holding onto big grudges. Wyatt and Abby have an uphill fight to overcome the bad blood between the Miller and Connelly families.

Because redemption never comes easy …

Arrested by Love is the third novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. If you would prefer the sweet version, it is also available on Amazon. Either way, enjoy!

Overdue for Love

Can true love prevail against prejudice and deceit?

After a bitter betrayal, Dawson Blackhorse won’t allow anyone to run roughshod over his heart again … especially not the woman he was once foolish enough to trust.

The rodeo circuit gave Dawson an escape after his racist boss ran him off. Hank Bartell made it clear no man who was part-Navajo, would buy his ranch or court his daughter. In a single moment, the man destroyed every one of Dawson’s dreams.

But when the rodeo brings him to the tiny mountain town of Sawyer, Idaho, he comes face to face with everything he lost.

For nine years, Chloe Bartell hasn’t been able to forget the man who abandoned her. Especially not when she looks into the eyes of their son.

The quiet life Chloe leads in the small town of Sawyer is shattered the day Dawson comes to compete in the rodeo. He’s everything she remembers and more. Gorgeous. Muscular. Six foot and change of sexy cowboy. She watches helplessly as he comes face to face with the son he never knew he had. Dawson demands answers but Chloe is determined to keep her distance. When sparks fly, the fire they ignite threatens to burn down the walls she’s built around her broken heart.

Will the pain and loss of their past drive them apart for good? Or can they forgive each other and build a new life, a life they always dreamed of…

Overdue for Love is the sixth novella in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. If you would prefer the sweet version, please check out the other listing for this book. Either way, enjoy!

Book #1 is FREE on all platforms
About the author:
USA Today Bestselling author Erin Wright has worked every job under the sun, including library director, barista, teacher, website designer, and ranch hand helping brand cattle, before settling into the career she’s always dreamed about: Author.

She still loves coffee, doesn’t love the smell of cow flesh burning, and is quite happily ensconced with her handsome hubby in a small, charming town in rural Idaho.

Author's Giveaway
Three prizes:
A signed set of my books (it is a set of four books).
Second prize: A $25 gift card to the storefront of the reader' choice (NOT just Amazon - I want the winner to be able to pick! I am a wide author and I want my readers to not feel like Amazon is the only website they get to buy from). The winner can choose from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, GooglePlay, or Apple.
Third prize: A free ebook of my new release – Returning for Love – it is going to be released October 17th. I would like to give away ten copies of it.


Bea LaRocca said...

Cowboys are my favorite heroes! I'm in love with these book covers! I've one-clicked the first in the series and wish-listed the rest. I can't wait to start reading! Thanks so much for sharing the blurbs and your guest post.

Bea LaRocca said...

Ooh I forgot to say...lol. As a former Meteorology major, Blizzard of Love appeals to me the most. Thanks so much for offering a Giveaway!