Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Blast and Giveaway: Priscilla by Charlene Raddon

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Charlene will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

After losing her father and husband in a mine disaster, Priscilla Heartsel faces poverty and eviction from her home by a heartless mine owner. Tricked into a bank robbery gone wrong, Braxton Gamble finds himself shot and unconscious in Priscilla's bed. Can they survive long enough to find a love more precious than gold?

Read an Excerpt

She loosened her grip on the cookie and it landed in her lap. "You're planning to get married? Yet you were kissing me in front of everyone only moments ago?"

"Only because you're who I plan to marry." He grinned.

She retrieved her cookie, left it on the table and returned the plate to the pantry.

"Hey," he said, "I wasn't through with those."

"Too bad." Hands firmly planted on her hips, she glared at him. "I have no intention of remarrying, and if I did, what makes you think it would be to you?"

Braxton got to his feet. "I'm crazy about you, Pris, and I think you care for me too."

"Well, you're wrong. Get out."

Moving around the table toward her, he said, "Okay, Pris. Don't get your dander up."

Relieved that he was going to leave quietly, she relaxed, but as soon as she did, he reached out and hauled her into his arms. Before she could voice a complaint, he kissed her. Again. She tensed and tried to break free.

Oh, but it felt so good. While cursing herself for not fighting harder, she kissed him back. A tingling began below her abdomen and she felt flushed and hungry for something she couldn't name, except that she wanted more of what Braxton offered. Her hands slipped behind his head and she pressed closer, noticing he was ready for her.

"Lord, but I could go on kissing you forever," he murmured.

"Shut up and just do it," she whispered back.

She felt him smile against her lips, but not for long. He slid his tongue along the seam of her lips until she opened to him, then slipped it inside. He tasted like oatmeal and coffee. Sweet, heady, and strong.

He pressed his aroused body closer to her, and she couldn't help wriggling. Her heart pounded, her blood on fire.

The next thing she knew, he'd picked her up and was heading for the stairs. Priscilla knew what he planned and opened her mouth to object.

A knock came on the door. "Braxton, are you in there?" Etta hollered. "Irish and Logan have been sighted riding toward the Lucky Lady. You coming with me?"

"Aw, hell," he muttered, letting Priscilla's feet touch the floor. "I gotta go. I'm sorry, Pris, darlin'."

"It doesn't matter. What we were doing was insane anyway."

He glowered at her. "You still going to claim you don't want me?"

"I don't want to marry."

"That's fine with me. We'll just live together."

"Ha! Get out of here."

"I'm going." He stalked to the door and slammed it behind him.

About the Author: Charlene Raddon’s first serious attempt at writing fiction came in 1980 when a vivid dream drove her to drag out a typewriter and begin writing. Because of her love of romance novels and the Wild West, her primary genre is historical romance. Kensington Books originally published five of her novels. These were later released as eBooks by Tirgearr Publishing. Currently, Charlene is an Indie author with . She also designs book covers, specializing in western historical.



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6: Long and Short Reviews
7: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
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Wednesday, September 19
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3: Straight From the Library
4: Bookish Reviews
5: Author C.A.Milson
6: The Tired Buyer
7: bookish bibliophile
8: Buried Under Romance
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My Review

Priscilla is the first installment from Charlene Raddon’s new series, The Widows of Wildcat Ridge Series. It is, also, my first introduction to her work. Priscilla Heartsel goes through so much tragedy in her life. I liked it when she finds Braxton Gamble. I found their story to be intriguing. I was rooting for Priscilla’s happiness until the end. 

I give Priscilla four and a half stars. I would love to continue to read the others in The Widows of Wildcat Ridge series. 

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and for the nice review. I'm glad you liked it.

  2. Would you ever like to see your book made into a movie? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks you. I have a cover business at

  4. Sounds intense! Was this set in the wild west?

  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

    1. Glad you liked the excerpt, Cali. Thanks for the visit.

  6. How many books have you written? Thanks for hosting? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  7. Aw! Priscella and Braxton sound so cute together! Loved the excerpt!


  9. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

  10. What were some of your inspirations in the making of your characters?