Friday, December 18, 2015

Special Guest Post by Amy Lillard and a Giveaway!

I am so lucky to have Amy Lillard share an excerpt from her latest book, Lassoed by marriage, a collection of 9 historical romances of a time when arranged marriages were a somewhat common thing written by some very wonderful authors.  Their book is scheduled to become available on Jan. 1st, 2016.  

Book except:
He was making fun of her. But she had been made fun of her whole life, and frankly she didn’t care. She needed a husband and she needed one now. Today. This could not wait any longer. The crops needed to get in the ground so they would have time to grow and mature before harvest. That meant marrying somebody, dragging him out to the farm, and setting to work.
She turned on her heel and looked back toward the jail cells and the scraggly band of criminals there. She just had to trust in the Lord. Hadn’t He led her here? Hadn’t He provided these men? Though she thought she might need a little more than faith if she took home the older man or even the younger man, really. That left her only one choice.
            “You’re sure there are no others?” A girl had to make certain.
            “What’s he in for?” jumped to the tip of her tongue, but she bit back the words. She wasn’t sure she wanted to know. The only solution she had was getting married. She couldn’t back out. Not now.
The dark-haired man stirred, as if he sensed her eyes upon him. He opened them and they looked as black as pitch. Black hair, black eyes. She had never seen anything like it. A small shudder ran through her.
“H–him,” she stammered.
“Oh, Brannock over there?”
Penny gave a reassuring nod, though it was for her own benefit more than the sheriff’s. “Yes. Him. The one with the dark hair.”
The sheriff slipped around the desk and made his way to stand over next to the bars. “Well now, Brannock, it seems like it’s your lucky day. This here lady wants to marry you. Ain’t that something?”

Amy Lillard Bio
Amy loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family...and maybe homemade tacos...and nail polish. But reading and writing are definitely high on the list.

Born and bred in Mississippi, Amy is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, two spoiled cats, and one very lazy beagle. Oh, and don't forget the stray kitty that has taken up residence on her front porch. ^..^

When she's not creating quirky characters and happy endings, she's chauffeuring her prodigy to guitar lessons, orchestra concerts and baseball practice. She has a variety of hobbies, but her favorite is whatever gets her out of housework.

Amy also writes contemporary romances under the pen name Amie Loullen.

An award winning author, Amy is a member of RWA and ACFW. She loves to hear from readers. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. For links to the various sites, check her website:

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Amy is giving away a copy of her new book to one very lucky winner!  Please leave a comment and if you sign up to follow my blog, you will get an extra chance to win!  This giveaway ends Dec. 27th. Also leave your email address in a safe way so that I can reach you!


  1. Oh, this story sounds so intriguing--a must be read one. Thank you for sharing.

    1. It's a really fun story, Marilyn. Glad you stopped by!

  2. I really enjoy Amy's books, I've read many and I also really like reading the collections books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her newest book!

    wfnren at aol dot com

  3. How fun! My dad was a Sheriff so this would be one collection I'd love to read :)
    I do get your newletter...

    1. The hero is the guy in jail. But I love sheriffs! ( I'm married to one!)

  4. Oh , your book sounds so good Amy . Would love to win this book . Thank you for the chance . I also signed up for Sunnie's newsletter .

  5. Desperate for a husband, this story sounds so good! Would love to win a copy of, Lassoed by Marriage!
    Blessings! judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Signed up to follow Sunnie by email.

  6. Oh my goodness, I would pick this book up in a heartbeat! Picking a groom from a jail cell is a concept I've not heard before, I'm hunting this book down if I don't win it here! ;) Thank you for sharing, I'm adding this baby to my wishlist right now..
    Following the blog via email
    betherin02 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Loved the book excerpt, intrigued me! Now I want to know all about the dark eyed, dark-haired man :-)
    I just signed up to receive your blog via email, someone I know on Facebook posted this article! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks for the chance at this novella set, got some great authors!

  8. Looks to be another good read.. Danibsbflygirl(at)Yahoo(dot) com

  9. Sounds like a winner to me! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  10. I would love a chance to win. Thanks.

  11. I have the Oregon Trail Romance collection book. It was a great and well written book and I will expect no problem with this book being just as good.