Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Convenient Bride Collection Release!!

Yesterday we celebrated the release of Erica's new story The Cactus Creek Challenge! She also mentioned another story she had release yesterday, A Bride for Bear, in The Convenient Bride Collection.


I'm honored to say that I also have a story in The Convenient Bride Collection! It's called A Groom for Josette and it's set in 1855. The story takes place in three distinct locations along the Mississippi River: central Minnesota, on a steamboat, and in St. Louis, MO. New Orleans also plays a significant part in the story.

Next Sunday, July 5th, the authors in the collection will kick off a week-long blog tour and we'll be giving away a loaded 7" Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!


I'm excited to share more about A Groom for Josette next week, so stay tuned. I've already had a couple reviews come in and I'm thrilled with the feedback I've been receiving.

A Groom for Josette is inspired by a real advertisement the men of Little Falls, Minnesota placed in national newspapers sometime around 1855. It said there were a hundred eligible bachelors for every single lady who would come to town! Can you imagine having your pick of a hundred eligible bachelors? As you'll see, Josette's prospects aren't as wonderful as she had hoped when she goes to the rough and tumble river town...that is, until a stranger happens to walk into the ballroom accidentally...

I hope you'll join me on my personal blog next Monday to learn more and to enter the drawing! I'll also be back here next Thursday with more behind the scenes information and another chance to win!

But, for now, I want to celebrate the release of A Groom for Josette by giving away a copy to one lucky winner! Please fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck! :)

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40 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading all the stories in this collection! It looks excellent!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! I'm excited to share A Groom for Josette with everyone. I'm also excited for everyone to read Erica's story! It's adorable. :)

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    2. I'm excited about Erica's story as well! I'm currently reading Colorado Dawn and loving it! =)

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  2. I love collections, and A Groom for Josette intrigues me. :)

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    1. It was a fun story to write, even more so because it was inspired by a real advertisement. :) I love imagining what I would do in a situation like that. I think Josette has more courage than me. I don't know if I could face a room full of a hundred bachelors!!

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  3. What a great sounding collection. Gabe, I love stories that start with a nugget from history and I look forward to reading your novella. Congratulations to all of the authors!

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    1. Thank you, Carla! I'm with you. I love stories that spark from a real person, place, or event. They feel so much more authentic. Good luck in the drawing!

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  4. Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read it!!!

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    1. Thanks again, Abby!! Good luck in the drawing. :)

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  5. I love to use stories like yours to pique interest in history! I will have Janaya read it, too!

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    1. Wonderful, Joyce!! My nieces have also read my stories and it's fun to discuss our local history with them. I've also had other local residents stop me and ask me to tell them more about the real history at Belle Prairie after they read my story. That's exactly what I had hoped for!! I hope you and Janaya enjoy my newest story. :)

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  6. Congrats, Gabrielle!!

    I love novella collections and can't wait to read "A Groom For Josette", I will be purchasing the previous collection, also!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Bonnie! I had so much fun writing this story. I hope you have just as much fun reading it. :)

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  7. Congratulations, Gabrielle! I can't wait to read Josette's story, as well as the other novellas in this collection!! Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity!

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    1. Thank you, Britney! All of the novellas in this collection are wonderful. I know you won't be disappointed!!

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  8. This looks great! It would look even better on my shelf!!!

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    1. I like how you think!! :) It looks pretty darn good on my shelf, too. :) Good luck in the drawing!!

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  9. Would love to win this book from two of my favorite authors!

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    1. Yay! I'm so thrilled to be in this collection with Erica. :) She's one of my favorite authors, too. :)

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  10. Congrats again Gabrielle!!! So exciting & excited for you :-) Here's more confetti...and I'm wearing my party hat and blowing my party horn!! :-D And cake anyone? Or do you prefer cupcakes? LOL!!

    I've already been eye-balling this book so thank you for the chance to win it! Blessings!!

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    1. Cake or cupcakes! I'll take a little of both. :) Chocolate, please. :) Thank you for celebrating with me today, Trixi! It means a lot. Good luck in the drawing.

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  11. I am constantly searching for new books for my wife. She loves to read. I do also but she reads almost three times as many books in a year as I do. I would love to win this book for her.

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    1. That's so wonderful, Edward. There are many wonderful books out there for your wife to read. I'm happy you found this one. :) Good luck in the drawing!

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  12. Congratulations! I think this would be a wonderful collection to own :)
    thanks for the giveaway ~

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    1. It would make a wonderful addition to your library, Deanna! Good luck in the drawing and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  13. Congrats on your new book. I hope it does well. I love when other authors have their stories together.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! It's fun to collaborate with other authors. Some of these ladies are new-to-me-authors, as well. It's always fun to discover a new voice. Good luck in the drawing!

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  14. I like historical fiction, so I know I'd like this story and book. Congrats!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. That's wonderful to hear! I hope you enjoy Josette's story! I had fun writing it. :)

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  15. To be able to read so many great stories and great authors all in one book is awesome!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Jennifer! So many great authors and stories. :) Thankfully Barbour publishes many of these collections. :)

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  16. Brenda ArringtonJuly 2, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    This looks like one that I will surely enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome, Brenda! Good luck in the drawing. I hope you enjoy reading the collection.

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  17. I've actually never been to a museum, but haa

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  18. But have always wanted to. I love love history! BTW, meant to finish it all I'm one post, but my phone is playing games with me. :P

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    1. You must get yourself to a museum posthaste! :) There are so many and they are each wonderful in their own way. Thanks for stopping, Abigail. :)

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  19. I love collections books. They are an excellent way to take a break from full length novels but not miss the fun of a great story ! Congratulations on this release !

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Deanne! It's fun to get a whole story, but in a shorter version and also to get numerous authors with different styles. Thanks for being here. :)

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  20. I like historical fiction and this giveaway is really generous! A kindle loaded with books, I mean how wonderful is that! Thank You!

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