Back again for another edition of Saturday Spotlight and today we're meeting author Paty Jager who will tell us about her book, Outlaw in Petticoats!
Paty is a wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; Paty Jager has not only brought her husband of twenty-nine years to maturity, but four children and over a hundred head of cattle and swine.
She began her writing career as a freelance reporter for local newspapers. Found RWA (Romance Writers of America) and after eight years of attending many conferences, workshops, and being a finalist in eight contests, she broke into the publishing industry with a new e-book and POD publisher, The Wild Rose Press. She credits the RWA organization for helping her work on her craft to become a published author and giving her the contacts necessary to build her career.
Two western romance historical books were published in 2006. Marshal in Petticoats and Gambling on an Angel. Her third romance novel, Perfectly Good Nanny, a contemporary western romance, was selected as a 2008 EPPIE Finalist. The second book of the Halsey brothers series, Outlaw in Petticoats, is available in e-book and will be in print November 7, 2008. All books may be purchased in both electronic and print formats at all e-book and print distributors.
To learn more about Paty, her books, and to enter her website contest go to http://www.patyjager.com/
Blurb for Outlaw in Petticoats:
Maeve Loman has had her heart crushed before; she isn't about to have it happen again. When she takes Zeke Halsey up on his offer to help her discover the truth about her father, she's sure she can control her traitorous body and not fall for the man's considerable charms.
Zeke Halsey has wanted Maeve Loman since he first set eyes on the prickly schoolteacher. Even as she thwarts his advances, he sees the desire burning in her eyes. He knows she feels abandoned and uses bravado to keep people at arm’s length. Offering to help her find her father, he hopes to prove he’s not going anywhere.
He kneed his horse up alongside her gelding. “Any chance you know how to use that pretty gun you have hanging from your hip?” He said it in jest, but realized his error when she turned a narrowed blue gaze on him.
“It just so happens, my father taught me one thing before he left us.” She drew the pistol from her holster, leveled it, and cocked the hammer with her thumb. Glancing at him, a sly, crooked smile tipped her lips. She squeezed the trigger.
Peering past the spiral of smoke at the end of the pistol, he watched a pine cone topple off a limb.
She rode over to the pine cone, dismounted, and handed it up to him.
He whistled and stared at the hole in the middle. “Not bad. You can watch my back any time.”
Her dark eyebrows arched, and her mouth opened slightly.
Zeke wanted to lean down and kiss her.
When she found her voice she asked, “You don’t care I can outshoot most men?”
“As long as you don’t use that gun on me, you can outshoot anyone you want.” He couldn’t keep from laughing. She expected him to be insulted because she was a better shot than him. She obviously hadn’t been studying him like he studied her.
“I don’t understand you. Most men would have a conniption if a woman shot better than them.” She mounted her horse.
“Any man worth his salt knows his weaknesses and doesn’t begrudge someone else who is better.” He shook his head. “And Sweetheart, you’re better with a pistol than I am.” He nudged his horse up alongside hers.
He caught her behind the neck with one hand and leaned in, capturing her lips before she could move away. Dang, but she tasted good. When he felt the horses moving apart, he let her go. Her eyes remained closed, and she licked her lips. The quick rise and fall of her chest, made him grin. She could deny her feelings all she wanted, but he knew how he affected her, and he’d keep on plying her with kisses until she realized he wasn’t going anywhere.
I just love a good western romance, don't you?
Well Friends, that about wraps it up for another week. Hope you plan on entering my Sweetheart Contest.
Until later, take care and God BLESS!
Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"