Monday, July 7, 2014

Call of the Prairie AND Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough ends July 21th #bookgiveaway




Please welcome my good friend and fellow blogger, Vickie McDonough. Vickie is giving away a copy of Call of the Prairie AND a copy of Song of the Prairie. Leave a comment to be entered. Don't forget leave your email address and let me know if you are a feedburner follower for an extra entry.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.

I’m sitting in my recliner in my living room working on my laptop, and I’m still wearing my pajamas. J

What is something that very few people know about you?

When I was fourteen, I bought a Honda motorcycle with money I’d made babysitting. I was chaffing to be mobile and didn’t want to wait until I was old enough to drive a car.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
Hmm…that’s a hard question. I have a roll-top desk that my dad bought that’s pretty special, and I have a couple of quilts that my grandma and great-grandma made. The pictures of my boys when they were small are also precious to me.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?

When I was pregnant with my fourth child, I didn’t tell anyone for a long time. Money was very tight, and my parents had helped us some, and I hated telling them we were having another child. I was six months pregnant before anyone other than my husband knew. Now my baby is in grad school, studying engineering.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?

I didn’t actually discover this myself, but it was an article on the Christian Fiction Historical Society’s blog. The topic was “mailing babies.” There was a brief time in history when it was legal to mail a child. As horrifying as it sounds, some people actually did it. I’m shaking my head and wondering what they were thinking.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m not sure this counts as crazy, but my husband and I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a year, right after we were married. We had sold our car, moved out of our apartment, and were staying with my parents for the last few days before we went overseas, and we saw on TV that the bus station in Jerusalem had been bombed. As scary as that was, I still had peace that we were to go and that God would protect us—and He did.

Vickie is giving away a copy of
Call of the Prairie, book 2  and a copy of Song of the Prairie, book 3 in her Pioneer Promises series. Be sure to leave a comment and your email addy and let me know if you're a feedburner follower for an extra entry.

Sophie Davenport fears life is passing her by. Her strict, overprotective parents have kept her close to home because of the severe asthma attacks she sometimes endures. She longs to live a normal life and hopes to marry, but that dream seems impossible. When her aunt has a tragic accident and requests someone come to Kansas to help her, no one is available except Sophie. Her father, tied up with business, reluctantly agrees to let her go. Sophie is ecstatic and sees this trip as her one chance to prove to her parents—and herself—that she’s capable of living on her own. But things in the small town of Windmill are not as her aunt portrayed. And her aunt’s handsome neighbor, Josh Harper, guardian of two of the children her aunt cares for after school, obviously doubts her abilities. Will the Kansas dust, the drama, and difficulties prove too much for Sophie? Or will she lose her heart to her neighbor and succumb to the call of the prairie?




Janie Dunn's life changes when, at the request of her dying cousin, she flees with her cousin's newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas, but things take a dire change when her brother is killed. Is a marriage of convenience to kindhearted Aaron Harper the answer to her problems? Is Kansas far enough away from New York that they are safe from the baby's father?




 MORE ABOUT VICKIE:

Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of 29 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie, which released last July, was chosen by Romantic Times as one of their Recommended Inspirational Books for July.


Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty seven-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website and sign-up for her newsletter: www.vickiemcdonough.com
Readers can visit my website to learn about me and my other books: www.vickiemcdonough.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VickieMcDonough

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickiemcdonough

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/VickieMcDonough/

Links to where you can buy book 2, Call of the Prairie:


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Prairie-Pioneer-Promises-Vickie-McDonough-ebook/dp/B00HBC3IZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404142998&sr=8-1&keywords=call+of+the+prairie

Christianbook.com: http://www.christianbook.com/call-of-the-prairie-pioneer-promises/vickie-mcdonough/9781603749626/pd/749626

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/call-of-the-prairie-vickie-mcdonough/1117910038?ean=9781603749626


Where to pre-order book 3, Song of the Prairie:
Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Prairie-Pioneer-Promises-Vickie-McDonough/dp/1629111708/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404234674&sr=8-1&keywords=song+of+the+prairie 

42 comments:

  1. Hi Vickie, thanks for sharing. I share your passion in living on a ranch if it was in the 1800's it would be even better! Thank you for a chance to win. ~ blessings.~ lisastifler(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Lisa, Though I dream of living on a ranch, I think I'm too old to change my ways now. I'd sure like to visit one though. :)

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  2. I love your comment about marrying a computer geek who is afraid of horses! That sense of humor makes me want to read this book even more!
    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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    1. Connie, my dad was a big tease, and I have his sense of humor. All of my books have humor in them, and I really hope readers find it funny.

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  3. Thanks for the interview ladies! I would love to read more of Sophie's journey.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I'm almost happy the release date got pushed back! LOL! No, not really, 'cause I'm anxious to read Song of the Prairie also (It sounds SO good!!!)! But I lack the 2nd in this series so I'm happy it's the ont being given away today! :D

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    I'm a Feedburner follower!
    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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    1. Amanda, you made me smile. Each book in the series is a stand alone, but at least some of the Harper family members are in each book. So, technically, you could read them out of order.

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    2. :) Cool, thank you Vickie! Usually series have stand alone books, but sometimes you never know until you actually get the second or third and find out you don't understand what's going on! LOL!

      Blessings, Amada

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  5. I would love to read Song of the Prairie. I love the title. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks Debbie for having Vickie as your guest today. And Vickie, your book sounds very good. I would love to win your book. I love Prairie stories. Bet that baby mail slowed the postman down a bit on his Mail Delivering. I would be too scared of my baby getting hurt. Debbie, I am a Feedburner follower. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <
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    1. Maxie, I bet you're right about the baby slowing the postman down. I just can't imagine a responsible adult doing such a thing as mailing their child.

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  7. A wonderful interview thank you. My younger sister lived on a kibbutz in Israel for two years. Once her Hebrew was good enough she worked in the hospital at Haifa.

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    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, That's cool about your sister living on a kibbutz. Most people have no idea what one is.

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  8. Neat interview I love your comment about computer geek who is scared of horses
    God bless you and yours
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet
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    1. Hi Chris, That comment is true. My husband is scared to death of horses--and mice.

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  9. I'm on your feedburner!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  10. I would love to read this book!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  11. Hi Vickie & Debbie! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Call of the Prairie. My local library finally placed the order for Whispers on the Prairie and I've asked if they'll get CotP as well. Guess i need to get them to get Song of the Prairie on their order list too! I need to ask a question about your Land Run series. Being from Oklahoma I'm super excited to read it. How many will there be in the series, are they all out yet, what are their titles, & will they placed in one big volume? Sorry I know that's four q's but they're all on the same subject!
    God bless!
    Kristen Anissa
    kam110476 at gmail dot com
    (I'm a feedburner follower)

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    1. Kristen,

      I'm an Okie too. :) There will be three books in my Land Rush Dreams series. The first one, Gabriel's Atonement, releases next January. I haven't written the second one yet, so sorry, you'll have to wait a bit. You can pre-order it now on Amazon. Another Oklahoma author, Janet Lee Barton has a land rush series too, and I think all of her book are out. You might check them out. Thanks for asking your library to get them!

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  12. I enjoy Vickie McDonough's books and look forward to this one. Please enter me!
    I am a subscriber.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for reading my books. Ruby! I'm so glad to know you enjoy them.

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  13. I have not read any of Ms. McDonough's books. I'd love to try these and discover a new favorite author. Thanks for the fun, interesting questions. I really enjoy your interviews.
    kjv1611as at gmail dot com

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    1. Amanda, i hope you do get a chance to read one of my books. I try to make them fun, adventurous romances.

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  14. Vickie thank you for the chance to win your books, they sound really good.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting Debbie Lynne's blog.

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  15. I follow you by feedburner!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. What a fun interview! Your books sound fantastic, Vickie!

    writer_weaver@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I hope you get to read one sometime.

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  17. I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my church library. I am a feedburner follower and enjoy your blog very much.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I would love for my book to be in your church library. Blessings!

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  18. Great interview. I read Whispers on the Prairie and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to read the other books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I'm a feedburner follower.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Hi Karen, I'm glad to know you enjoyed Whispers.

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  19. I love Vickie's books but I haven't read this series yet. Looking forward to it! Thanks for a great interview!

    I subscribe to the blog. kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for being a fan, Kelly. You might want to visit my website and sign up for my newsletter so you can find out the latest on my books.

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  20. I have never read your books so I would love to win!!!
    Email is. TSL9Snodgrass@aol.com

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    1. Susan, Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you get a chance to read one of my books someday.

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  21. I love your books. Thereadmaster@me.com

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  22. Thanks so much, Virginia. I hope you'll visit my website and sign up for my newsletter if you aren't already receiving it.

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  23. I would love a chance to win a copy of one of your books. Is this series a continuing story or stand alones? Thank you for the giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend.
    I subscribe through feedburner.
    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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