Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This Blog Is Going Away

With regret, I will be closing down my blog here on BlogSpot at the end of April. I have become overwhelmed with social sites and must cut back.

However, if you would like to keep in touch and find out what books I have in the pipeline, I cordially invite you to stop by my author homepage any time. You'll get to meet a talented author each week on my Monday Author Meetup interviews, and I'll share what's happening in my little corner of the world on Thursday Tidbits. Hope to see you there!


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Twitter & Facebook Pages

Sweethearts of the West, a western romance authors group I belong to, now has a presence on Twitter and Facebook. Created by our newest member, Lily Graison, both sites include lovely banners that illustrate our love of the American West, its wide open spaces and rich history. Please come take a look and spread the word to your friends and followers.

Each member of Sweethearts posts a blog once a month, usually sharing true, often little known tales about people and events of times gone by. I post on the 20th every month. My latest article, posted two days ago, is about the first woman candidate for President of the United State. Her name was Victoria Woodhull. Known as a radical thinker, far ahead of her time, she was a remarkable woman who rose from an impoverished, abused childhood to become a famous spiritualist, an adviser to Cornelius Vanderbilt and, yes, a candidate for President in 1872. Stop by Sweetheart to find out more about her:

And be sure to visit our lovely new sites!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Last Day to Vote

Sorry to pester y'all, but today is the last day to vote for Dearest Irish in the Rone Awards, American Historical category.

You can vote on the site:
Or by email, stating the book title, author and category:

Please tweet and share for me. Your help is much appreciated!

Lyn Horner

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shhh, don't tell!

I've got a secret. You know I'm part of a short story anthology, right? Fifteen western romance authors, several of whom are best-selling award-winners, are contributors to this project.

The good news is Rawhide 'n Roses (A Western Romance Anthology) is officially launching this Saturday, March 15th. In fact, there's a BIG launch party scheduled on Facebook for Saturday and Sunday with prizes galore. More about that later.

But guess what, the anthology is for sale now! Yup, you can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and it will soon be available thru more e-retailers. (A print version is also in the works.) So, if you want to get a leg up on everybody else, go grab a copy for yourself now. But don't let on that I told you!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Rone Award Nomination

Woohoo! Dearest Irish is nominated for another award and it's a Biggie! This time it's a Rone Award Nomination by InD'Tale magazine in the American Historical category.

Please help me out by voting:

I'm calling Dearest Irish "The Little Book That Could."


Monday, March 3, 2014

Special Today: Big Al and Pals

I want to tell you a little about BigAl’s Books and Pals, where my book, Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, Rose’s Story) is nominated for a 2014 Reader’s Choice Award in the Romance category. It’s a tight race!

clip_image002BigAl's Books and Pals was recently selected as the Best Review Site by Indies Unlimited. That’s quite an accolade, but it’s well deserved. Al is one of the most respected online reviewers around. The fact that Al and his Pals are dedicated to supporting indie authors puts their reviews in big demand. My hope is to have Al as my guest here in the near future.

Quoting the message I received about Dearest Irish being nominated:

“In the twelve months ending February 28th, 2014, BigAl and the Pals will have received over 1,400 books to consider for review and published 368 book reviews. From those, we chose the books we felt stood out from the pack as exceptional examples of Indie (self-published and small press) writing and divided them into thirteen categories. ”

You can understand why I’m so thrilled to see my book among the chosen few. This being my second year in a row to receive an award nomination from Books and Pals simply astounds me. Even though last year’s entry, Dashing Irish, didn’t win in its category, I’m proud just to have been a nominee. Should I be lucky enough to win this year, I will dance on air. Your vote can help me achieve that goal.

If you decide to vote, click the following link: Once there, scroll down to the contest and click on the “Your vote in the Romance category” box. This takes you to the voting page for that category. Dearest Irish is the first book listed. Many thanks!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Voting Now Open



Voting is open for the Readers Choice Awards on Books and Pals. Please help me out by voting for Dearest Irish in the Romance category. I'm up against tough competitors, so every vote counts.

Big Al is offering some nice giveaway prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card.

It would really help if you'd tweet and share for me. Thank you!

This link will take you to the voting page:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Book Award News


Big news! Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, book 3) has been nominated for a 2014 Readers' Choice Award on Books and Pals in the Romance category. Books and Pals is an influential online review site dedicated to indie authors like me. Had to share the news with y'all! Voting opens on March 2nd. I'll post a reminder that day. Sure hope you'll vote for me and spread the word to your friends!

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If you would like to learn more about Big Al and his Pals, visit these sites:


Dearest Irish (Texas Devlins, Rose’s Story) (Barnes & Noble))

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tea with Ms.Stuart

Howdy Partners,

I'm taking tea with Alison Stuart today. She's quizzing me about writing and self-publishing. Oh, and she has some hunky guests lurking in the background.

See you there. Tweets, shares and comments loved by both Alison and yours truly.