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What to Read Wednesday with Callie Hutton ~ Giveaway

05 Nov

Howdy! So glad you could join me for What to Read Wednesday 🙂 Today we have my friend Callie Hutton stopping by for a visit. She’s been on the blog several times and we always have a great time.

Callie is a fabulous author who writes wonderful Western romances and Regency romances. You’ll love her stories and the characters she creates.

Don’t forget to check out her latest book and enter her giveaway at the end of the post 🙂

Take it away Callie…
I am of the generation that spent Saturday afternoons at the movies. Two movies and cartoons. A great way to while away an afternoon – especially for my mother who got four kids out from under her feet. A lot of those movies were Westerns with big stars such as John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, and Jimmy Stewart, to name a few. There they were, cowboys big as life saving the ranch and courting the pretty girls.
Our television life followed the same with Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Davy Crockett, and The Rebel. As you can see, I spent a lot of my growing up years idolizing the old west and strong cowboys. They were handsome and muscular and could shoot, ride, and rescue the ladies. What’s not to love?
When you combine all of that with being a History major in college, it certainly followed that one of my favorite types of books to read and write is Western Historical Romance. Give me a strong sheriff with a feisty heroine and my story pretty much writes itself.
Women of the old west were different than their east coast counterparts. You had to be a tough gal to travel to the west, set up housekeeping in the middle of nowhere, and survive. In my book, Emma’s Journey, I detailed the horrors and pain of the Oregon trail. Emma was subjected to Indian encounters, floods, river crossings and flu epidemics. It was not an easy life.
Although my book An Angel in the Mail had a lot of humor in it, the story still acknowledged how difficult a woman’s life was in the old west. Especially if you’re a newly penniless young society lady on your way to Oregon to marry a stranger with five children!
I have one of five stories in Wild Western Women, about spirited western women, with four other well-known western historical authors: Kristen Osbourne, Sylvia McDainel, Caroline Clemmons, and Merry Farmer. My story is A Chance to Love Again, which is the third book in my Oklahoma Lover series. In Wild Western Women, our heroines are gutsy and give their heroes enough of a bad time to make the men stand up and take notice. That’s what the old west women did.

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Here is the blurb from my story: A Chance to Love Again
Widow Rachel Stevens is very happy with her job as a cook for the Lazy Sunset ranch where she is raising her son. However, the new foreman, Rusty McIntyre, is turning her life upside down. She could overlook how her son has begun to idolize Rusty, but she’s having a heck of a time ignoring the flutters in her stomach every time the man smiles at her.
But Rusty has problems of his own. His previously unknown fourteen year old daughter has just arrived to live with him. Used to always being on his own, now he has a young boy following him around imitating his every move, and a surly young lady glaring at him. Throw into the mix the tug he feels toward the ranch cook—who wants no part of him—and life is no longer as easy as it once was.

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Wild Western Women on Amazon: amzn.to/ZAfrTh
A Chance to Love Again on Amazon: amzn.to/1sV4F4j
Both books are also available on Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Apple Books.

One commenter will be drawn to receive an e-copy of A Run for Love (the first book in the Oklahoma Lovers series) or another of my books, and a $5 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice.)

Bio:

USA Today best selling author of The Elusive Wife, Callie Hutton writes both Western Historical and Regency romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two. Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, and daughter-in-law (thankfully all not in the same house), and her top cheerleader husband of thirty-eight years. She also recently welcomed twin grandsons to her ever expanding family. Callie loves to hear from readers, and would welcome you as a “friend” on Facebook. You can contact her through her website: http://www.calliehutton.com.

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If you would like to keep informed on sales, contests and new releases, sign up for her newsletter, Callie’s Comments here: http://bit.ly/1rsc7Ae or join her street team, Callie’s Cohorts, where fun, gossip, contests, and general mayhem lives and flourishes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/calliescohorts/

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27 responses to “What to Read Wednesday with Callie Hutton ~ Giveaway

  1. Mary Preston

    November 5, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Growing up I watched all those classic old westerns. Some of them many times over. I look forward to catching up with your books.

     
    • ChristineWarner

      November 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

      I miss westerns…there were some good whens when I was a kid that my dad always watched and that I caught from time to time when I could slow down enough to sit on the sofa. lol Thanks so much for stopping by Mary 🙂

       
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Hi Mary. Weren’t they wonderful? Such big heroes. Love those old western cowboys. Thanks for coming by.

       
  2. Jennifer Lowery

    November 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Sounds like a great read!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      November 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

      I hope you get a chance to check out Callie’s book Jennifer….you’ll enjoy her characters 🙂 So glad you came by.

       
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. I love doing series stories. I appreciate you stopping by.

       
  3. ChristineWarner

    November 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Callie….thank you again for joining me on the blog! I wish you and the other authors much success with the boxed set.

     
  4. D'Ann

    November 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I grew up in a historical western town and the ghosts of those women were everywhere! I love the title!

     
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

      I love the life, too, D’Ann. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century! Thanks for saying hello.

       
    • ChristineWarner

      November 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Love it D’Ann….thanks for coming by and sharing.

       
  5. Joye

    November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I like reading Westerns-i have the complete set of Zane Grey and Louis LAmour books. It bummed me out that they cancelled the series on tv called Longmire- we need a western program!

     
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Hi Joye, I guess the day of the TV cowboy is over (for a while, I hope — not forever). Cowboys are part of our heritage. Glad you visited.

       
    • ChristineWarner

      November 5, 2014 at 9:54 am

      I think everything rolls around and westerns will come back strong again. Thanks for coming by Joye!

       
  6. Lori Meehan

    November 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I love Callie Hutton’s books. I highly recommend them!!

     
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Lori (she waves frantically). So happy you stopped by. Lori is one of Callie’s Cohorts.

       
  7. Cathy Phillips

    November 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Hi, Callie! I also grew up during that time period, and really miss it. Those were the good ole days.

     
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Hi Cathy (another Cohort). They were the good old days. So nice of you to stop by.

       
  8. Ginger Robertson

    November 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Callie

    I enjoyed reading your blurb for To Love Again.

    And, your childhood was similar to mine as I grew up watching the same westerns and with a mom who had 7 kids.

    Many continued well wishes for you and those sweet babies.

     
    • calliehutton

      November 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Ginger – So good to ‘see’ you. It’s nice to have a visit from another Cohort.

       
  9. debloumac

    November 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Callie! It is always good to read about your books. I love them.

     
  10. marcyshuler

    November 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Callie. I love reading Western Historical romances, especially those with mail-order brides. One of my favorite movies is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. 😉

     
  11. Liette Bougie

    November 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Callie,
    I also grew up watching Western movies and series. My favorite Western was Lancer. I was madly in love with Johnny Madrid Lancer and a few years ago, I rediscovered it through fanfiction and some DVDs made by a fan. I wondered if I would still be in love with JML and… guess what? Yep, I’m still in love with him. I was also watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Broken Arrow, Daniel Boone, Wild Wild West, The Virginian (my mom was infatuated with Trampas) and others. I still love Westerns and have recently discovered various authors through Cheryl Pierson, a friend I’ve met on the Lancer Writers fanfiction group. Been rekindling my love of westerns ever since.

     
  12. Bert O'Neill Maniaci

    November 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I grew up in the same generation watching the same movies and television shows. I fell in love with John Wayne (still love him). Love your books and I really enjoyed Emma. Instead of.saying “Happy Trails”, I say HAPPY WRITING to you.

     
  13. Patty McKenna Van Hulle

    November 6, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Howdy Hoe from South Dakota Callie Hutton! Why do American heroine always seem so much more SPUNKY, FEISTY & SASSY? English heroines can be just as strong & fierce, but if an American & English heroine walked into a ballroom to duke it out, who do you think would win?

     
  14. Sharon Williamson

    November 6, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I grew up watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Have gun will travel, Daniel Boone and Wyatt Earp. I loved those shows, I still watch the reruns on TV that is why I love the historical romance books so much.

     
  15. winonabennettcross

    November 6, 2014 at 8:07 am

    You seem to have set off a firestorm of memories! All good ones. Every Saturday my brother and I had specific chores to do, when they were done we walked to the diner where our mother worked. She fed us cheeseburgers, fries, and coke, then gave us each a quarter. Sometimes we got a little more. That money came from her tip pocket. We walked across the street to spend the afternoon in the dark watching two movies and a cartoon. There was always enough money for popcorn and a drink. The chairs were velveteen and there was a balcony where the older kids hung out.

    Of course, we saw so many Westerns. I loved horses more than I probably should have so I paid a great deal of attention to them. Trigger was the most beautiful. Champion was the bravest. The extra horses were always stars as well. Confession–I’m 63 and still love horses as much as I did as a girl.

    I started noticing the cowboys with Bonanza. Little Joe and his black and white paint stole my heart to be sure. I remember a short lived program called Sugarfoot and the young actor who played him. Palladin seemed to be a bit of a scoundrel. Gunsmoke was my Daddy’s favorite. Matt Dillon rode a gorgeous buckskin as did Pa Cartwright. Sigh, I wish we had more wholesome westerns on TV and at the movies. Nowadays, they’re tarnished with what seems to be gratuitous sex and violence.

    Good job, Callie. You know I love you.

     
  16. amy2read89

    November 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Love reading and watching westerns, one of my favorite tv shows was Gunsmoke and my favorite actor was John Wayne 🙂

     

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