Reader friends, I am unashamedly fangirling today!!! Eeep! Just look at who is here AND she brought goodies for y’all!!!
About the Author
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.
She is the bestselling author of 48 books and novellas.
Her most recent three-book series are: Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, Kincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas and several stand-alone books for multiple publishers.
Mary will be a published author for ten years in 2017 with nearly a million books in print. She has a degree in broadcast communications with an emphasis in journalism and has worked at her local newspaper.
Beth: Congratulations on 10 years as a published author, Mary!
Five Favorite Characters (from your own books)
Mary: This was not easy, I listed five, then thought of more, then deleted and added and moved them around, in case anyone would think I was listing them as MOST favorite to LEAST favorite, but then what if they thought I as listing them from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite.
This is a tricky and HARD question, Beth! Shame on you!
Beth: I am groveling and apologizing profusely for putting you through any undue emotional stress. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! Just to show my sincere gratitude (and since I’m completely cover obsessed), I included all the covers for each series! So pretty!
Tell us about your latest release
Mary: Long Time Gone is book #2 in the Cimarron Legacy Series.
The Boden clan thought their problems had ended with the death of a dangerous enemy, but have they truly uncovered the real plot to take their New Mexico ranch? Rancher Justin Boden is now in charge. He is normally an unshakable and rugged man, but with his brother, Cole, shot and in mortal danger, even a tough man faces doubts. And it doesn’t help that Angie DuPree, the assistant to the doctor trying to save Cole, is as distracting a woman as Justin ever laid eyes on.
With her and the doc’s timely skills, Cole looks to be on the mend, and Justin and the rest of the Bodens can turn their attention back to the dangers facing them. It’s clear now that everything that’s occurred is part of a much bigger plot that could date back to a decades-old secret. Can they uncover all the pieces before danger closes in on them, or is the threat to the ranch even bigger than any of the Bodens could imagine?
Beth: I am beside myself excited about this book! Seriously, I’m watching my mailbox and sending the kids down the drive every afternoon to check and double check for bookmail! ????
What are you working on now?
Mary: I’m working hard on book #3 of the series, Too Far Down. The final chapter of the Cimarron Legacy Saga, coming in October.
Beth: Those covers!!! *sigh* I love them! And I’m amazed it’s already up for preorders on Amazon!
Mary: And I’ve just turned in a new novella for Bethany House, due out at Christmas Time, with Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings and Melissa Jagears. My book, untitled as of yet, will feature little kids all grown up, from the Kincaid Brides Series.
Then I need to dig into the next series called High Sierra Sweethearts. We can talk more about that another time.
Beth: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!! The Kincaid children are so adorable, can’t wait for that novella!
I’m completely relieved that the favorites picking trauma didn’t scare you off for good! I’ll try to be more sensitive next time.
Thank you so much for visiting with us today and sharing your bookish news and favorites, Mary!
Since Mary Connealy is such a generous lady…
EVERY READER CAN GET A FREE BOOK!
The Boden Birthright, the novella prequel for the Cimarron Legacy Series, is FREE on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, any ereader format.
kindle | nook
Mary also brought along a paperback copy of Long Time Gone for one fortunate reader!
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Do YOU have a favorite Mary Connealy character?