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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Davalynn Spencer, Western Romance


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see right sidebar to follow), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 

by Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer
Wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer writes heart-tugging, cowboy romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. She is an ECPA and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction, as well as an award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter. Davalynn makes her home in Colorado where she caters to Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. She loves hearing from her readers and can be reached via her website.

Welcome, Davalynn. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I want readers to find hope in my books—the belief that they can take the same principles used by my characters and apply them to their lives, whether it is forgiveness, faith, or fortitude.

How do people react when they find out you write?
Reactions to the “real” me have been varied. I’ve seen expressions transform from polite interest to thrilled eagerness when people learn that I’m not only an author, but an author of inspirational romance. Last week at an office supply store where I had the manuscript for my next release printed out for a beta reader, the clerk who assisted me wanted to shake my hand because he’s always wanted to be a writer.

What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?
I was sitting by the woodstove one wintry evening when a “trailer video” played in my head. A loud gunshot, the pinch of gun powder, the jerk of a heart stunned in shock as a mail-order bride’s groom-to-be is murdered before her very eyes. At that moment, I knew I had to write Mae Ann Remington’s story.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Pacific Northwest where mountains meet the beach.
Y’all or You Guys? You guys 
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits, of course.
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall – bring on the color!
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop. Actually, I have both, but the trust level is much higher for my desktop.
Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, An Improper Proposal.

Love hadn't brought her to Colorado. But it might be the one thing that keeps her there.

Widowed before she says “I do,” mail order bride Mae Ann Remington does the only thing she can in a new town with no family and no means—she proposes.

Rancher Cade Parker is at the bank to withdraw cash for his wayward sister, not find himself a wife. But that’s exactly what happens after a robbery leaves a man dead and the headstrong bride with nothing but a bold business proposition. Convinced he’s gone loco, Cade accepts Mae Ann’s offer, and is soon teaching the city gal to ride, shoot, and do what he tells her. She manages the first two fairly well, but gets her back up at the third.  

A greedy neighbor’s land-lust challenges Mae Ann’s inheritance of her former intended’s run-down farm and sends Cade and Mae Ann to court and into the jaws of a deadly storm. Not only must Cade fight to keep his new bride safe, he’s got to keep his emotions from stampeding out of control. Taking on snakes, scoundrels, and second chances is one thing, but falling in love wasn’t part of the deal.

Where can readers find you online?
Christian Author Network

Where can readers purchase An Improper Proposal
Five different vendor links are available on the book’s page on my website 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be included in the book drawing.)
Have you ever been encouraged to face a challenge after reading of a character with a situation similar to yours who conquered that challenge?

Davalynn, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Davalynn is offering an eBook copy of An Improper Proposal to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through March 13, 2018 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy Bouquet of Brides that includes A Prickly Affair by Donna Schlachter is Britney. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

My latest book is out – Friendly Persuasion, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here


  1. King David’s life never ceases to amaze me. Even when I’ve been blinded by my sin, once I repent, God will still hear me. Incredible. I guess King David is not a “book character” but his life gives me a lot to think about.


    1. David is a favorite of mine, too. He wasn't perfect, but he loved God and set such a great example for us to return to Him even when we blow it.

    2. Mindy, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  2. A reminder to have hope is something we all need. I like the idea of the story. A widow before she becomes a wife. I would love to read this book. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

    1. Jan, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

    2. Yes - kind of a twist with that opening. Glad it grabs your interest, Jan.

  3. Traditional books, no but Biblical accounts are encouraging. I love the atory of Ruth and Naomi. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    1. Perrianne, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

    2. Ruth and Naomi - yes. Such a beautiful story.

  4. Davalyn is an awesome author and whoever wins An Improper Proposal will love this book. I just wanted to say Hi and I already own the book.

  5. This looks like a good book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

    1. OOPS! Forgot to mention that I am a follower!!!

    2. Wendy, you're welcome. Thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

  6. I have always been encouraged by the story of Rahab. She was a person who was considered a sinner but her extreme coursge was rewarded and she became a part of the lineage of Jesus Christ.
    Thanks for sharing this review and giveaway. Jo, I am a follower.

    1. Connie, thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!