Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Western- win a book from Lauri Robinson

Thanks, Paty, for inviting me over today! My latest book, Unclaimed Bride was just released yesterday. Therefore I’d like to give away an autographed paperback to one of your visitors. (The ebook version will be released November 1st)

With every book comes the story of how the book came to be. I remember the morning I woke up with the opening scene of Unclaimed Bride in my mind. A woman, cold and nervous, had just stepped off the stage in the middle of nowhere. I wanted to close my eyes and see more, but the alarm clock was signally that couldn’t happen. Over the next couple of days a few more scenes came to mind, but it wasn’t until I sat down that the characters really let themselves be known. Then, I must admit, this story wrote itself. I was just a set of fingers on a key board.

Blurb: Running from the past…she bumps into her future!

Mail-order bride Constance Jennings steps off the stage in Cottonwood, Wyoming, and waits for her husband-to-be. But he never shows up, and instead several other men are vying to take his place!

Single father Ellis Clayton must be the only man in town not looking for a bride. But his young daughter's habit of rescuing wounded critters means he ends up offering Constance a temporary shelter.

Having a woman around the house again is all too easy—especially seeing her bond with his daughter—but Ellis can't seem to let go of the past. Problem is, neither can Constance. And hers is about to catch up with her….

With this book, just like many others, there was plenty of research involved. While searching for information I may need for one story, I often jot down other tidbits I come across for future reference. For today’s give away, I’m going to use a few of those tidbits.

Below are three multiple choice questions. Place your answers in the comments section and be sure to leave your contact info/email address so I can get your snail mail address to mail you the book.

1. The 1900 mile route of the Pony Express riders was how much shorter than the stagecoach route?
A. 200 miles
B.  50 miles
C. 100 miles
D.   10 miles

2. The Wells Fargo & Company was created in 1852 as a:
A. Mail Delivery company
B. Stage Coach company
C. Gold Shipping company
D. Bank

3. It’s said that President Theodore Roosevelt referred to this notorious outlaw as America’s Robin Hood:
A. Black Bart
B. Butch Cassidy
C. Jessie James
D. Billy the Kid

Thanks for stopping by today and click here to read an excerpt of Unclaimed Bride.


P.L. Parker said...

Okay, but I don't know any of the answers but I love mail order bride books.
1. c
2. c
3. d

I am sure all are wrong. Congratulations on the release and wishing you many sales.

Tanya Hanson said...

HI Lauri, congrats on the release! It sure sounds like another winner. I'm guessing ABB.I love mail order bride stories. Hi Paty!

Lauri said...

Thanks, PL and Tanya for stopping by! I'll post the winner and the correct answers on Friday!

Caroline Clemmons said...

Lauri, I don't know the answers but would love to win your book. I love mail order bride books.

Paty, I like the new look of your blog. I am referring in particular to the way your book covers are displayed.

Lauri said...

The answers are all C's.
100 miles, a gold shipping company, and Jessie James. P.L., your answers were the closest, so you're the winner. Please email your snail mail address to Lauri dot Robinson at gmail dot com and I'll mail a book off to you.