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Monday, February 22, 2021

Vickie McDonough and Free Books!

A dime novelist travels west after a rancher challenges her facts about the frontier, but a chance meeting and train robbery changes the course of her life.

Before we talk with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Sara Beth Williams' contemporary Christian novel, Anchor My Heart, is:


Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Vickie McDonough, author of the Christian historical romance, Wild at Heart (Mountain Brook Ink, February 2021)

Vickie McDonough is the CBA, EPCA and Amazon best-selling author of 50 books and novellas. Vickie grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams penning romance stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. 

Vickie’s books have won numerous awards, including the Booksellers Best, OWFI Best Fiction Novel Award, the Inspirational Readers’ Choice awards. 

When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, making cards, gardening, and traveling. 

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

When I was first married, my husband and I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a year. We were just 11 miles from Jerusalem. It was a wonderful experience.

Wow, an entire year! That would be a terrific way to start off your marriage. Very cool.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Wild at Heart.

Under the pen name Drew Dixon, Chicago native Mariah Lansing writes dime novels detailing hair-raising adventures of heroines in the Wild West. But then she receives a letter from a rancher in the Badlands of North Dakota who challenges her meticulously researched facts. When Mariah finds her fiancé in the arms of another woman, she accepts the rancher's invitation to visit his ranch and leaves Chicago far behind.

Adam McFarland has a dream—to travel the West and document its people and beautiful landscape with his drawings. If only he weren’t tied down to the family ranch in North Dakota. When dime novelist Drew Dixon makes repeated mistakes about his beloved West, he invites the author to visit. But the person who shows up isn’t exactly who he was expecting.

Will Mariah and Adam reveal the secrets they are keeping? Or will they allow false perceptions to continue to hinder the plans God has for them?

What is it about Mariah that will make your readers care about her?

Mariah is a spunky woman at a time when spirited women were looked down on. She works in the publishing field, which was a man’s world in the 19th century, but that doesn’t stop her from being successful. While she’s tough, she’s also tender-hearted and caring.

Share with us one line or paragraph from your novel that will give us a good feel for the tone of the story.

He’d do well to remember Miss Lansing could turn into a wildcat faster than he could unholster his gun, and those hatpins of hers were dangerous.

I love that, Vickie.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Karen Witemeyer’s At Love's Command. She has such tough, brave heroes who have a big heart. You can’t help but admire them. Her heroines are spirited women you’ll enjoy reading about. She also has great story lines and plenty of sweet romance and humor in them. I love her books.

What are you working on now?

I’ve taken a break from fiction writing and have been creating some non-fiction books. The most recent is a coloring book called Elephant Cuties. It’s for kids and elephant lovers.

I have two other novels releasing in the Romance in the Badlands series:

Outlaw Heart - (March 15, 2021 - available for pre-sale) and Straight for the Heart, releasing June 15, 2021.  

Where else can readers find you online?

Website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

For the past few years, historical novels have been less popular than contemporaries. I’d like to ask readers: Do you still seek out historical books or do you mostly read contemporary, and why?

Thank you, Vickie, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Vickie has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Vickie's above question. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

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Anonymous said...

I love the synopsis of this book and would like to read it. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Trish Perry said...

In answer to your question, Vickie, I still seek out historical fiction just as much as contemporary. I often grab the book (or audiobook) that's most readily available and most different from the book I've just finished. Sometimes I realize I've moved around genre-wise, but I haven't had a historical novel in awhile. I just started a historical today, based on the life of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria (who happened to be the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm! I've already learned something!)

Trish Perry said...

Readers, if you want to be entered in Vickie's drawing, please be sure to leave your fractured email address, as Vivian did, above, but also be sure to answer Vickie's question. We want to know your thoughts!



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