Monday, November 29, 2010

Maggie and the Maverick ~ Erica Vetsch

This week's feature title is:
Maggie and the Maverick
By Erica Vetsch
HP # 928
Historical Romance

From the back cover:

Just another one of them rotten McConnells. . .

Maggie Davis comes to town determined to find the bad guy, lock him up, and move on—just as she’s done so many times before. No one suspects the diminutive seller of feminine fripperies to be a U.S. Marshal in disguise. But that’s what she is. So when the intriguingly handsome stage driver turns out to be her number one suspect, she’s surprised at the turmoil she feels. Can the sweet, caring man she’s come to know (and maybe even love) be the same scoundrel the sheriff and other townspeople so viciously malign?
But Maggie knows that the web of corruption choking this corner of Idaho Territory must be torn down, no matter who’s in charge. And if the perpetrator is Cal McConnell, then justice will be served. Even if it breaks her heart.

From the book:

Then Cal stood before her. “May I have the honor?”

She stopped clapping. “You?”

He nodded, the dimple creasing his cheek. “Seb and I were declared the co-winners of the bronc riding. He’s decided to sit this one out with Georgia. What do you say?”

It’s not fair, Lord. You know what I have to do. Why do You make it so hard?

“Maggie?” He held out his hand. A girl could sink deep into those blue eyes and never surface. Her hand went out to his, and she shivered when their fingers touched.

He tugged, and she followed him up onto the platform. Though the others moved around them, they were only vague images on the edge of her vision. Cal’s face drew her complete attention, and he fitted her into his arms with ease.

His strong hand spread-eagled on her back, guiding her, and her fingers rested lightly on his broad shoulder. He winked at her and tilted his head as if summing her up and liking what he saw. She couldn’t look away. The power he had over her frightened her into stiffening.

“Relax.” He leaned in and whispered against her temple, his breath tangling in her hair. “I’m not going to bite you.”

You could do far worse than that, Cal McConnell. You could break my heart.

About the author:

ERICA VETSCH is married to Peter and keeps the company books for the family lumber business. A home-school mom, Erica loves history, romance, and storytelling. Her ideal vacation is taking her family to out-of-the-way history museums and chatting to curators about local history. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Calvary Bible College in Secondary Education: Social Studies. You can find her on the web at 

Question of the day...Today is often called Cyber Monday by economists because a lot of on-line Christmas shopping takes place on this day. I'm a big fan of point-and-click shopping, and I intend to do quite a bit of my Christmas shopping on-line this year. So, today's question is...brave the stores, the crowds, the Black Friday madness or shop in your jammies from home and get things delivered to your door?


  1. I'd say point and click! I do go out on "Black Friday" but not until later in the day when the crowds have diminished.

  2. I am liking the point and click way more and more.

    Can't wait to read this book!

  3. Rose, I didn't go out at all on Black Friday, but in the afternoon my kids did. I was a little anxious until they got home safely. Those parkinglots can be awful!

    Linda, do you suppose it's called Cyber Monday because a lot of people do their online shopping at work today?

  4. This is a great book! And by the way, I just had the privilege of editing Erica's next book, the first in a new series, and it is wonderful! I don't really do the Black Friday thing. I worked retail for many years so I try to avoid that day. I do some pick and click and like it fine. I do enjoy going shopping at least one day during the month of December. I still get some of the rush of the season without a lot of the madness. Have a wonderful day, Erica.

  5. Aw, Aaron, that is too nice! I've been working on those edits all morning, and they should be returned to you shortly! :)

    I like your idea of taking a little time out to go Christmas shopping to get a flavor of the season without the mad rush of Black Friday.

  6. I'm hoping to get some Christmas shopping done today from my dorm room with the "point and click" method! ;)

    Love the cover and the teaser you gave for this book! Looks great! :D


  7. I would say point and click too. Malls aren't my thing anyway most of the time and I wouldn't even ATTEMPT it this time of year.

    I'm with Amber, love the teaser for this book! :)

  8. I'm all for jammies and the computer, so nice for a Monday! I'll brave the malls in a few days.

  9. Amber, I hope you find lots of cool deals from your dorm room! I'm hoping to get in a little shopping tonight while my boys are watching Chuck.

  10. Casey, the only time I like going to the mall is if I can go to Barnes and Noble. Thankfully, they have an outside entrance. :)

  11. Merry, do you have a long list to fill? I need to find a time when I'm home alone and go through what I've already gotten for people so I can determine what I still need. :)

  12. Jammies are the best :)

    I'm really excited for this book to release! Looks great!

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