Monday, April 14, 2014

The History of Ladies Hat Pins, Giveaway, And This Week's Schedule at SAHN

Today's blog at Stilettos At High Noon
writing as Jennetta Dodge

Collecting old hat pins is a fun and addictive hobby I have greatly enjoyed for a long time. The trick is in knowing which are truly old and which are actually reproductions. I'll talk more about this later. For more, go to Stilettos at High Noon (link above).


Jennetta will be giving away this hatpin holder, which is likely a repro, but still a pretty little piece of china. If you'd like a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment and include your email address.  

Tomorrow,  McKenna Gebhard will be blogging about The Bandit Queen.

On Wednesday, Margaret Tanner tells us What's On Her Western Nightstand.

Thursday, McKenna shares An Abenaki Legend : Rabbit Calls A Truce

Friday, we have Lindsey Brookes as our Guest Author

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Stilettos At High Noon now has a Facebook page for its pre-made western themed book covers at Check it out, give us a "like," leave a comment, join our friends, and peruse our book covers like these below.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog Schedule on Stilettos At High Noon for This Week

Today I'm blogging at Stilettos At High Noon (as Jennetta Dodge) about cooking with herbs in the 1800s. Check it out.

arnica - for pain
I'll be doing other blogs about herbs and wildflowers, how they were used by Native Americans and pioneers, on the second Monday of each month at SAHN (Stilettos at High Noon). Keep an eye out for the next installment.

Join in tomorrow on SAHN when Cait Braxton posts part 3 of Winds of Destiny.

On Wednesday, April 9, drop in and see what western Ginger Simpson has on her nightstand.

Thursday, McKenna Gebhard is blogging about Patsy Cline.

Friday we have a guest author, Amber Bently.

All in all, sounds like a great week at Stilettos At High Noon.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Stilettos At High Noon is pleased to invite YOU to our first blog hop:

Where: Hosted at Stilettos At High Noon under the Blog Hop tab

When: July 3rd through July 8th 2014

Who: All Western Fiction and Western Romance Writers Invited!

1) Sign up at the link below and grab our Sassafras and Spurs logo for your site (above).

2) Post your excerpt on your blog with a link back to this page so readers can see the main linky list.

3) Your excerpt and/or post must be live by midnight July 2nd in order to participate.

4) Please promote all writers on the blog hop on Twitter, FB and other media sites by using the #hashtag #sassafrasandspurs. Then search for the hashtag on twitter and retweet all who are using it.

5) Please donate $5.00 to the blog hop so we can award Amazon GC to followers (send $5.00 to through your pay pal account)

Thanks so much for participating in our first Blog Hop. If you have any questions contact or (writing western as Cait Braxton).

Have fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


If you do, saddle up and head on over to Stilettos At High Noon. They have fabulous covers, all western themed, all original, no two alike. An eBook cover is $40. For custom covers or print covers, email

Here are some samples:


Monday, March 24, 2014

RAWHIDE ‘N ROSES, Blog by Margaret Tanner

Welcome, Margaret Tanner to my Chatterblog. Margaret is talking to us today about her part in the western romance anthology, Rawhide 'n Roses. 

Saddle up your horses and head out to the heart of the Wild West in this collection of short love stories by authors of Western Romance from all over the country and around the world. Whether your passion is historical or contemporary, there's something inside for everyone.

I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to participate in this western romance anthology, Rawhide ‘N Roses. It is an honor to work with such talented western writers.

My historical romances set in Frontier Australia, are not unlike romances set in the American West. Maybe I should categorize my stories as Australian Westerns. Both our countries share a similar history, a savage, untamed land, isolated communities of settlers, and a large single male population with very few young women. With a background like this, what a Pandora’s box of ideas and situations writers can play out to the happily ever after conclusion. And we do.

The Gunslinger’s Angel, is my contribution to the Rawhide ‘N Roses anthology.

 Caleb Devereaux is saved by an angel, but is she of the heavenly variety or a real flesh and blood woman?

Hot searing pain speared through Cal’s chest with every breath he took. He felt as if a red hot poker gouged his flesh, slowly twisting and turning to increase his torment. Sweat pouring into his eyes blurred his vision. His whole body burned with such intensity he wondered why he didn’t burst into flames.
“This is your first taste of hell, Caleb Devereaux,” he muttered. “Get used to it.” At least he had sent the Tolson brothers on ahead to meet Satan. The fires of hell were probably already burning those vicious hombres to a crisp.
A warm breath fanned his face, followed by the fleeting touch of soft hands stroking his forehead. His eyes creaked open and an angel’s face hovered above him. She had milky white skin, huge pale blue eyes and golden hair. A whiff of lavender infused his nostrils. Did angels smell of lavender?
He couldn’t see her wings, and she wore blue rather than white. There had to be a mistake. Why had he gone to heaven instead of hell? His life was not without blemish. He had killed a dozen or more men, but never shot a man in the back, didn’t need to when he was lightning fast on the draw. As a boy, he had stolen food after escaping the clutches of his drunken parents. Maybe he wasn’t evil enough for hell, but he was hardly suitable for heaven.
“Here, drink this.” The angel’s voice caressed him.
Water trickling down his throat washed away the dusty dryness.

Margaret’s Blog:

“Australian Westerns” I have written.

Savage Possession
A sweeping tale of love's triumph over tragedy and treachery in frontier Australia.
A mistaken identity opens the door for Martin Mulvaney to take his revenge on the granddaughter of his mortal enemy.

Fiery Possession
American wild west versus Australian frontier.
Explosive results and tragedy follow Jo Saunders and Luke Campton when they cross the fine line dividing love and hate.

Frontier Belle
Her feats of daring intrigued him, but her beauty scared the hell out of him.
Only in the new world can a highborn young Englishwoman and a tough frontier man, ignite the passion that will fulfil their hopes and dreams.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Springtime in the Country Blog Hop March 20 - 25!!

 Welcome to the Springtime in the Country Blog Hop March 20 - 25!

So... Cowboy lovers, what is your favorite springtime pleasure? Is it frolicking in the bluebells with your lover? Or is it rolling in the fresh hay with that cowboy after a long ride over the countryside? You tell me, because without a doubt there’s nothing like springtime in the country...


The Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Card to either Amazon or Barns and Noble (winner's choice)
Most Bloggers are also offering their own prizes, so make sure to hop to each blog to enter...

For more information, go here:

Here are the participating blogs. Be sure to go to each one and leave a comment to win the grand prize. My prize will be a copy of my new paperback release, Taming Jenna.

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