Sunday, July 2, 2023

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--  'THE COLTER SONS SERIES'  --
AUTHOR KAREN BANEY 

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Colter Sons series JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the first three books of the Colter Sons series by Karen Baney, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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About the Books

 

The Reluctant Cattleman

Title:   The Reluctant Cattleman
Series:
   Colter Sons #1
Author:
   Karen Baney
Publisher:
   Desert Life Media
Release Date:
   August 19, 2022
Genre:
   Christian Historical Romance

A Love at First Sight Christian Historical Cowboy Romance. Coming of age story set in Prescott, Arizona in 1887. 

As Sam Colter takes on more responsibilities at the family ranch, he believes he is a disappointment to his father. He feels like the misfit of the family. When a journalist shows up to interview his mother, secrets from the past threaten his fledging sense of security. Can he overcome his fear and doubts to accept his role as a cattleman and rancher? Will he allow himself to love the woman who turned his life upside down? 

Ellie Mae Thatcher moves to Prescott to start her career as a writer. When she misleads the Colters about her identity, she hurts the man she is falling in love with. Can she win back his trust and his heart? 

EXCERPT:

Sam Colter and his mother were on the front porch of their ranch house when they saw his younger brother, Boone, riding fast toward the house.

“Incoming female rider,” my brother Boone announced.

“Are we expecting anyone?” Mama asked.

I shook my head. E. M. Thatcher, a journalist, was the only person we were expecting. Not some woman.

My heart raced a little faster than normal. The only women who visited the ranch were close friends or relatives.

As she came into view, I noticed her sandy colored hair, which was pulled back into a knot just below the base of her straw wide-brimmed hat. I couldn’t see her eyes yet, as the shadow of her hat hid them. Her lips were full, which was something I never noticed about anyone. It perplexed me why I might think about it then.

Mama asked me to help her, so I did.

When the stranger put her hands on my shoulders, I held her waist and helped her down. The smile on her lips stole my breath away. Her nutmeg eyes sparkled with life.

As I eased her to the ground, I noticed everything about her. She smelled like the rain after a monsoon storm, sweet and beckoning. Her fair skin looked smooth. The sunlight streaked her sandy hair with honey gold. She was the most gorgeous woman in Arizona.

I wasn’t sure how long I stood there holding her. Shoot, she was holding onto my shoulders for just as long, and I really liked it.

 

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The Roaming Adventurer

Title:  The Roaming Adventurer
Series:
  Colter Sons #2
Author:
  Karen Baney
Publisher:
  Desert Life Media
Release Date:
  October 21, 2022
Genre:
  Christian Historical Romance

A Shotgun Wedding, Main Character Disguise Christian Historical Cowboy Romance. Set in Prescott, Arizona Territory in 1890 – 1891.

Boisterous Boone Colter settled into his career as a surveyor when his older brother approached him to survey a route for a new railroad. When Boone hires Jack Bennett, he never expected to be forced to choose between his desire for independence and protecting Jack. Will he rise to the occasion? Can he find a way to strike a balance? 

Jaclyn “Jack” Bennett spent the last six years apprenticing as an assistant surveyor under her father. When her father asks her to give up her dreams, settle down, and get married, Jaclyn disguises herself as a man and flees to Prescott, Arizona. Except she never thought through how her choice would destroy the lives of those around her. Will she find a way to reconcile broken relationships? 

EXCERPT: 

In this scene, Boone just finished an early morning freestyle climb up a cliff on his family’s ranch.

Judging by the position of the sun in the sky, I arrived on time for breakfast, so I looped Outlaw’s reins over the porch rail. Then I swung the door of the house open.

“It is a fine morning, family!” I declared loudly, startling Mama as she cooked breakfast.

“Boone.” She frowned. “Go wash up.”

One day I would wash up before she told me to. Then she would not know how to greet me.

I grabbed a bucket and went outside to the pump and filled it. The cold water stung my skin as I splashed it on my face. I used my shirt to dry it before I refilled the bucket and carried it into the house. Being a thoughtful son, I filled the water reservoir on the stove so it would heat before Mama washed the dishes.

Occasionally, I surprised Mama with such niceties. I received a mumbled “thanks” for my efforts. If I was born two years earlier and named Sam, she would have appreciated it more. The fact I wasn’t her favorite son usually didn’t bother me. I shrugged off the thought, refusing to let it dampen the energy I gained from my early morning climb.

 

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The Railroad Magnate

Title:   The Railroad Magnate
Series:
   Colter Sons #3
Author:
   Karen Baney
Publisher:
   Desert Life Media
Release Date:
   December 2, 2022
Genre:
   Christian Historical Romance

A Love at First Sight Christian Historical Cowboy Romance. Set in Prescott, Arizona Territory in 1891 – 1893.

James Colter was a successful entrepreneur and businessman in the railroad industry. As he watches his younger brothers marry and start their families, his loneliness deepens. He has everything, except the one thing he longs for the most:  a wife and family of his own. When he dances with the daughter of an older friend, was it love at first sight, or will he put his personal dream on hold again to pursue his professional aspirations? 

Keri Glassman wants to follow in her parents’ footsteps. She dreams of becoming a contract attorney. When a handsome suitor invites her on a train ride, the course of her life is rewritten. Like her mother, she wants it all, a career, a loving husband, and a family. Can she find her own way or will her desire to please her parents threaten to destroy her hope for a lasting love? 

EXCERPT:

In this scene, James is an executive for a railroad company. He is attending a celebration ball hosted by his company.

As I entered the ballroom, my eyes snagged on a heavenly creature and my pulse picked up pace. Her dark brown hair complimented her ivory skin. Her sapphire blue dress brought out the vibrancy of her blue eyes, which beckoned to me from across the room. Stunning.

I did not stop until I stood before her. The music started, so I extended my hand toward her.

“May I have this dance?” I asked.

Pink tinged her cheeks as she placed her delicate hand on mine and stood. My eyes locked with hers as I pulled her close. At that moment, there was no one else in the room. Just her.

My feet glided across the dance floor. As I led us in a waltz, she kept perfect pace with me. Then she smiled and my heart danced even faster than my feet. The first dance sped by without a word exchanged between us.

As the second dance started, I asked, “How have we not met before now?”

“Oh, but we may have.” Pink colored her cheeks. Her dark lashes fluttered as she looked down for a moment, stealing my breath away.

“I’m certain I would have remembered you.” One side of my mouth curved up.

“You are James Colter, are you not?”

“Indeed. And you are?”

“Keri Glassman.”

“And you believe we’ve met before?”

The sound of her soft laughter endeared her to me even more.

“I know it.”

I flashed her a saucy grin. “Really?”

“I am rarely wrong.”

Confident. Sure. And beautiful. I wondered where she had been all my life.

“Care to remind me where we met before?”

“You have a reputation, Mr. Colter, for being a very astute man. I am certain you will solve the mystery all on your own without my assistance.”

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More Books in This Series

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About the Author

Karen Baney

Karen Baney is passionate about writing stories full of flawed characters. She enjoys weaving together stories of second chances, redemption, and overcoming personal trials. As a transplant to Arizona in the late 1990s, she loves researching the state’s history and finding ways to seamlessly incorporate real history and real settings into her novels. In addition to writing and speaking, Karen works as a Software Development Manager for a Christian ministry.

Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband, Jim, make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs, Bella and Daisy. Both Jim and Karen are active at Rock Point Church in Queen Creek, Arizona. 

Connect with Karen by visiting karenbaney.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will each win all 6 books in the Colter Sons series (winner picks paperback or ebook)!

Colter Sons series JustRead Tours giveaway

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9 comments:

  1. These books look so interesting!!! Which would you be most interested in reading?

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    1. Hi, Courtney ~ Of these 3 books, I'm most interested in reading Sam's story in Book 1. Which story would you like to read most? Thanks for stopping by to comment on this post. :0}

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    2. I'd probably agree with you. The first book looks really interesting!!!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting books 1-3 of the Colter Sons Series today. :)

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    1. You're welcome. It's my pleasure to share your books on my blog, Karen. Congratulations, and thanks for your positive comment. :0}

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  3. great post, dear June! Thanks for being on the tour :)

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  4. These look great. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This looks like a really great series.

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  6. I love to read historical books-thanks

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