ANNOUNCING . . . (drum roll please):

The MATCHMAKER BRIDES Romance Collection ~ February 2017 ~ Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Nine women who have yet to meet the men of their dreams find themselves in the role of matchmaker. When love unexpectedly enters the women’s lives with men they never imagined marrying, what will it take to get them to say, “I do”?

My story in this collection is SING OF THE MERCY, and is set in a mining camp in the Black Hills area of Dakota Territory, 1876. When the veins of gold die out, the miners who are left vote to establish a real town. The newly-elected mayor teams up with a hash house cook to rebuild the mining camp into the town of Prescott. Their matchmaking efforts must know the rough edges off some of the miners before prospective brides will give the men a second look. Will love take the new mayor by surprise? And will the gentle lady running the hash house see past her duties and responsibilities and discover a blessing? To celebrate the launch of MATCHMAKER BRIDES Romance Collection, I’m giving away a lovely gift basket filled with fun, romantic goodies: chocolate, a beautiful teacup, cinnamon tea, lavender bath salts, candle, decor items, and of course, BOOKS. There are two ways to enter to win:
1) Sign up to receive my quarterly newsletter. Look for the sign-up link on any page of my website.
2) “Like” my Facebook author page at https://www.facebook.com/ConnieStevensAuthor/
Then, LEAVE A COMMENT ON MY FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE. That’s all there is to it, and you’re entered. The winner of the drawing will be announced on my Facebook Author page on Friday, February 3rd.

Spring is right around the corner, and with its arrival launches conference season. I will be teaching at the Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat March 22 ~ 25. A faculty of seasoned, multi-published authors of both fiction and non-fiction will lead a wonderful lineup of classes and workshops for new, intermediate, and advanced writers. This is a very affordable conference for folks in the southeast area. Register now and secure your spot. See you there!

April 1st isn’t just April Fools Day. It’s launch day! Celebrate with me as the PONY EXPRESS Romance Collection releases in April.
Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are up to the job. Faced with challenges of terrain, weather, hostile natives, sickness, and more, can these adventurous pioneers hold fast, and can they also find lasting love in the midst of daily trials? Find out in this exciting collection of nine historical romances.

My story in this collection is ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART, and features two characters who long to fulfill their dreams of riding for the Pony Express. Mercy isn’t allowed to try because she’s a woman, and Fletcher is too tall, too big, too heavy to qualify as one of the small, wiry riders. Both watch others fly over the prairie on swift steeds and wish they were the ones in the saddle. Mercy lumps all men in the same category–they’re all alike! Can she set aside her prejudice and suspicious nature and accept that Fletcher is different?

 

 

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Below is a video of a TV interview I did with host Karen Allen on Talk Of The Town.

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