CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Jenny LM who won Susanne Dietze's My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho Prize pack!


Congratulations to Elise Jehan who won a copy of The Secret Admirer Romance Collection!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Release Party for the American Heiress Brides Collection

Jan 1, 2017 Release Day!

Meet nine young women in America between 1866 and 1905 who have been blessed by fortunes made in gold, silver, industry, ranching, and banking. But when it comes to love, each woman struggles to find true love within a society where “first comes money, second comes marriage.” What kind of man can they trust with their greatest treasure—their hearts?

Today, we're celebrating a new Barbour Publishing release! THREE INKWELL AUTHORS have stories in this beautiful collection. 
"And here they come now! Anita, Susie and Lisa!"
"Congratulations, ladies.  Your stories are delightful and more likely than this corset to make me swoon."

Here's more on each story...  oh, and be sure to join us in the drawing room. I'll ring for the footman. I know you won't want to eat, as ladies really don't eat, they just sip tea, and nibble on the odd cucumber sandwich.



"Let me know if I can  be of service, ladies. Or, I can just brood as I watch you from over here in the corner."

Susie Dietze gives us: IN FOR A PENNY 
1894- Philadelphia
Banking heiress Penelope Beale is pushed by her status-conscious parents to marry a lofty English lord, but she's drawn instead to a lowly art historian who shares her passion for service--Emmett Retford, the lord's younger brother.  
(See Susie's Pinterest Page)
"Emmet. Darling!"

SWEET LOVE GROWS is Anita Mae Draper's first appearance in a BARBOUR PUBLISHING COLLECTION! 
1890- McLeod County, MN
Amelia Cord never doubted her father's love--despite her illegitimacy. When he dies without a will, handsome by-the-books attorney Jeremy Moore produces a vindictive legal heir who demands her eviction without an inheritance. Can sweet love grow in spite of the odds?
"Clap politely if you'd like more of Mr. Moore."

Lisa Karon Richardson's A FAMILY INHERITANCE is set in 1883-San Francisco.
Anne Shepherd has made her own fortune in the California gold fields, but what she's always wanted was a family. When the aunt she's invited to live with her arrives with Jack Wilberforce in tow, Anne may have gone bust or she just might have hit pay dirt.
Our Nob Hill location thanks to Lisa and her heroine Anne. Only the best for our get-togethers!

"If you have to ask, you don't belong."
(Well, la-ti-da)
"Oh, all right. The link to buy the paperback or Ebook is below."

"Edith has agreed to write a review."
(So this explains why I 'm feeling like I'm in an Edith Wharton novel.)

"Don't forget to comment.to be in our drawing. For each comment, one bird will be spared death and I will donate the cost of faux feathers." 


"Please sit, my darling. No one's occupying in it."
 "Because it's lovely but terribly impractical.  Like you."
"That's it. I'm leaving."

"Look at how those women devour that aspic."
"I admire such gusto, don't you?"

Please take a moment to congratulate our authors on this new release. Two copies of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS BRIDES collection will be given away.  A random drawing will occur on 1/9/17 9pm EST.


Visit our authors to learn more about their previous releases:
Lisa K Richardson Amazon Author Page
Anita Mae Draper Amazon Author Page
Susanne Dietze Amazon Author Page
"If you and I are the only ones who comment on these giveaways, we'll be sure to win."
"And I know how much that means to you.  Remember, you can't win if you don't enter."
TO LEARN MORE OR PURCHASE ON KINDLE CLICK HERE (buy American Heiress Brides Amazon) AND OUR BANKER WILL REQUEST PAYMENT FROM YOUR BANKER. 

Enter Anita Mae Draper's
Sweet Love Grows Prize Pak Giveaway for more chances to win a copy of The American Heiress Brides Collection

WE'VE JUST HAD A TELEGRAM ARRIVE! ANNIE (Just Commonly) and TRIXI O will be receiving copies of the book!

74 comments:

  1. I love our party!!! Thank you, dear Deb, dahling! I love our hats, too!

    And I love how our bankers can handle our transactions for us. I wouldn't want any coins smudging my gloves. haha!

    Thank you for the wonderful party! It's a treat to be in this fun collection with such talented authors, and to share the fun with my Inky sisters Anita and Lisa!

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    1. I'm late! But joining in with Susie to thank Deb for the wonderful party and send her a well-deserved bouquet.

      I love the images, and that trio is a beaut!

      Off to play catch up with the comments...

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  2. Congratulations on your new releases, ladies! What a lovely celebration! I can't wait to read THE AMERICAN HEIRESS BRIDES collection! It's sure to be a wonderful compilation!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Britney! Thanks for visiting! I love this cover and I know a bit about Susie's story, and I know the collection is going to be very popular!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Britney. :)

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    3. Hi Britney! So good to see you! Thanks for coming by!

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  3. I enjoyed the pictures and writings today.. Makes me even more excited to dig into these stories!
    Thank you for the copy of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS BRIDES collection! I do love collections!! dkstevensne AT outlook *DOT*com

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    1. Hi Deanna! I sure hope you enjoy the stories!

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    2. You're welcome, Deanna. I hope you're as excited when you finish the book, too. :D

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  4. Yes, I almost ruined my gloves trying to get my parasol out of the tree. Long story. Anyway, congratulations to Anita, Lisa and Susie. I'm excited that Anita has joined the ranks of Barbour Authors. (I'm not one of them, but Barbour knows what their readers like!)

    It's nice to see our friends (and great reviewers) stop in for a chat.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I love being a Barbour author. A bonus is that this book is my first work that is available in physical Christian bookstores as well as online. So exciting.

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  5. Congratulations, Susie, Anita Mae, and Lisa! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to read each of your novellas!

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    1. Thanks, Suzie! You are such a sweetheart. I hope you enjoy the book!

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    2. Thank you, Suzie. Having my name on the same cover as Susie and Lisa are added blessings.

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  6. Congratulations on this new release! It looks so good! I love these novella collections. Barbour presents them beautifully too!

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    1. And I'm really happy for Anita. Lisa has been a Barbour author for a long time. Susie has recently been in quite a few collections. Barbour does their homework and knows their audience, so I think these collections will continue to sell well! Thanks. Let us know if you'd like to be in the drawing!

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    2. Hi Katie! Thanks for the kind words. I love these collection, too. They are so much fun to read!

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    3. Thanks, Katie. You have a good eye. :)

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  7. You all had me grinning from ear to ear as I read this post! Too much fun! I look forward to reading this collection and thnks for the chance to win!

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    1. And we enjoy having you here. You've been a great friend for reviewing Inky stories and that's so very important for us as well. Glad you enjoyed=we always get a little silly after so much work to get to RELEASE DAYS!

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    2. HI Lynda! So glad you could come by today! Deb's parties are a blast. I was LOL'ing the whole way through!

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    3. Me too, Lynda. I hadn't seen Deb's post earlier, so this was a great surprise. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. This is the most fun post ever!

    Congratulations, ladies! I have my gorgeous copy of this book just waiting for me to get my own edits done so I can dig in. :D

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    1. Thanks, DeAnna! You go with those edits. I can't wait to read your book!

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    2. Thanks, DeAnna. You have it already? Good to know. :)

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  9. I can hardly wait to read this collection of books from so many wonderful authors. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

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    1. Yes, did you see all the names? Plus this is such a great period in history. I fell in love with the clothing (not the bustles and corsets, though) from the 1880s setting I used in my Austen/Austin story. And there's a great variety of settings and decades, but all during this golden age.
      THanks Debbie! great to see you!

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    2. Hi Debbie! Thanks for dropping by. There are indeed some amazing authors in this collection.

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    3. Thanks for stopping by to enter, Debbie.

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  10. This is adorable! I love our parties.
    IS THAT ROGER MOORE????? AHHHHH!!! Quite possibly my first screen crush.

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    1. I'm sorry to say that you need glasses, Mimi. It's James Garner. Mr. Moore is the character name in the book. Sorry, dear. I think I love James Garner more, myself!

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    2. LOL, you two. Niki, I never thought of Roger Moore for this role whom I always think of as a spy or saint. Ha!

      James Garner played Bret Maverick in the Maverick TV series starting in 1957, which was the year I was born, off and on to 1962. Those early years of TV westerns left me with a deep impression of life and adventure in the Old West, and I suppose good looking ones like James Garner played a part of that. :)

      Niki and Deb, I think you'd both be interested to know that because of a physical similarity to James Garner when he quit Maverick, Roger Moore was brought in as Garner's cousin, where he looked like the profile drawing of the card player at the beginning of each episode - a likeness that was apparently based on Garner. Even the clothes Moore wore originally were set out with Garner's name on them.

      So Niki, perhaps it was Roger Moore as Beau Maverick that you see in that pic.

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    3. that is some cool BTS information, Anita! Where do you find this stuff? (duh, research!)

      I remember the original Maverick but I probably haven't seen it since then. yikes.

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    4. When we first moved out here to the farm 15 yrs ago, we had to install a satellite system to receive TV and internet signals. I can't remember what the station was, but one was all western shows. Lots of Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn, etc but also reels of shows from the 60's, etc.

      They played the reruns of Maverick and so many others. I kept waiting for Gunsmoke to return, but it didn't, and then about 10 yrs ago, the channel went off the air.

      I'm still heartbroken.

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  11. Woohoo! This looks like a great collection! Congrats all!

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    1. Thanks, Angie. We appreciate your support. :)

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  12. Deb! Thank you for such a wonderful party. You are absolutely the hostess with the mostest!

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    1. It was a nice break from writing fiction. I guess this is 'non-fiction'?

      Thank you for letting us gather in your San Francisco mansion!

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    2. Hey, Lisa! Love being on the same cover as you. :)

      Yes, Deb's parties are divine.

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  13. Congratulations on your new book release! I love the Barbour Collections. This one looks great!

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    1. Hi Andrea! I love Barbour collections, too, and I re-read them over and over. I hope you enjoy this one!

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    2. Thank you, Andrea. The Barbour Collections are a true gem and have introduced me to some of my favorite authors. :)

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  14. Wow! Fabulous collection! I'm loving the old pics you've shared here. Historical details in historical fiction are so much fun! Thanks!

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    1. And thank you, Annie, for visiting our party and sharing your thoughts. Good to see you. :)

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  15. Congrats ladies in the brand new release!! Looks like another fabulous Barbour collection, and I do so adore these :-)

    Loving the pictures and the funny quips captioned below them. Bring on the brooding footman, he captures my attention...lol! Thanks for the giveaway chance, blessings.

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    2. Happy New Year, Trixi! Thanks for stopping by!

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    3. Glad you dropped by, Trixi. Thanks for the congrats. I hope you have as much fun reading this one as we I did writing mine. Although, truth be told, my mom said my novella made her laugh and cry. I'm glad she said that because I cried while writing some parts and wouldn't like to know I cried alone.

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  16. I just love these novella collections! This theme looks so fun, especially with the photos and history you shared. Congrats on the new release!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Heidi! Thanks for being one of our reviewers!

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    2. Hello, Heidi. Thanks for the reminder that there are oodles of photos of our novellas on our Pinterest boards which Deb has provided links for in the post.

      Thank you!

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  17. This collection looks great and my curiosity is piqued with the MN story (my home state)! Congrats ladies!

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    1. Sorry, I forgot my email. elise(underscore)jehan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. Thanks for adding it! and Thank you for commenting. It means a lot!

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    3. Lisa, I love your state! I first discovered its beauty as a youngster and have been making a point of visiting whenever I can. I've wanted to set a story there for a long time, but it wasn't until this idea came along that I knew it was THE ONE. I hope I've done it justice.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

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    4. It really is a hidden gem in my humble opinion. I grew up in the southern part,lived up north and have settled in the Twin Cities. We have a lot of unique history and the Duluth area is just breathtaking! Our winters can get ugly but that's when you see a lot of Minnesota Nice come out. I love the four seasons here also! I could go on and on...I'll have to read your story by getting my own copy if I don't win!

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    5. I hope you get to read mine, and all the others, Lisa. And now we'll have to wait until the 9th to see who wins. You can stop by my FB page or website for a chance to win my Sweet Love Grows Prize Pak for another crack at the book. :)

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  18. Congratulations ladies on this achievement. Looks like a great book!
    Thanks for the chance to enter the draw.
    elaineking1 at hotmail dot come

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    1. Thought you were disguising it, Elaine. :)

      So very glad you dropped in for the party because I hope you realize by now that you are always welcome here. Your support is an inspiration to us and we truly appreciate you.

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  19. Congratulations ladies! I've read Susie's lovely novella and hope to read some more of them! Very excited for all of you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. Don't forget mine!

      Ahem...yes, please do read all the enchanting stories in this collection. Perhaps one day,you and I will be seen on a cover again. :)

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  20. The Barbour Collections are always such good reads and a great way to sometimes meet new to me authors. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cathy. Hope you enjoy the novellas in this Barbour Collection, too. :)

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  21. Hello I love bride collection novellas. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  22. Congratulations to the authors! I had alot of fun following the links to the pinterest pages and seeing each of the characters take shape in the authors' minds! some of the pictures are simply devine!

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    1. Thanks for letting us know, Shanna. I love Pinterest as it helps me visualize my characters and their surroundings on a large board, much like the detectives use for their work. At a glance, I can see what makes the characters who they are and who I want them to aspire to, and it's fun, too. Thanks for mentioning our boards and for your support for our stories.

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    2. I'm so glad you went to the Pinterest page. I used to use catalogs and cut out pictures of people that 'resembled' my characters. We've come a long way. Pinterest is so much fun and I agree with Anita that it's a treat to have readers visit them as well!

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  23. Looks like a wonderful book love historical fiction thanks for a chance to win and a few new authors too mypjm99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping in, COMMENTING! and entering the drawing, Pam!

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  24. I absolutely love these pictures! I also would love to have this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    grandmama_brenda@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I'm glad you enjoyed a little Golden Age fun. Your name is in the basket and our footman will be drawing for our winners on the 9th!

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