Welcome to the Cowboys of Summer Blog Tour + Giveaway!

JustRead Publicity Tours are so excited to partner with the authors of Cowboys of Summer for a Blog Tour! Stay tune to check out readers' thoughts and an interview with each of the author!

Title: Cowboys of Summer
Authors: Mary Connealy, Lorna Seilstad, Cheryl St. John, Missy Tippens, Tina Radcliffe & Sherri Shackelford
Publisher: Self
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance / Western
Links*: Goodreads l Amazon 

As the summer weather sizzles, relax by the pool with stirring tales of handsome cowboys and the spirited ladies who wrangle them into romance. Six of Christian fiction’s most beloved authors join forces to bring you a collection of humorous, romantic and heartfelt novellas set against the sultry heat of summer.

In Mary Connealy’s, “Dr. Tess and the Cowboy”, sparks fly when Dr. Tessa Rhoades discovers dinosaur bones on Joe Holt’s ranch and decides to excavate—even if that means kicking Joe off his own land. 

In “Hometown Girl” by Cheryl St.John, injured rodeo champion Justin Cooper returns to the sleepy Oklahoma town he escaped for fame and fortune--and takes his biggest tumble yet--straight into the arms of Stevie Marshall, his first love who soon has him questioning his life choices. 

In Tina Radcliffe’s, “Lake Effect”, cynical cowboy Tucker Jackson knows he’s in trouble when he starts counting the days until the end of summer and praying ‘summer girl’ Jessica Richards will find a home for her heart in Paradise.

In "His Lone Star Heart" by Missy Tippens, rancher Zeb West tries hard not to fall for Beecher Brown, the feisty but off-limits sister of his best friend. As she tries to prove she's capable of running her family's ranch--the one he's trying to buy--he might just find he's met his match...for life.

Will Lorna Seilstad’s characters make “Great Strides” when Dana Etherton, the owner of a horse therapy ranch, must choose between the kids she serves and Adam Malone, the embezzler who’s been assigned to do community service there?

When Paige Monroe agrees to draw the press away from a country star’s wedding by pretending to be the look-alike bride, she wasn’t counting on having very real feeling for her decoy fiancé, Sterling Tanner.  In Sherri Shackelford’s, “The Decoy Bride”, two people feigning love forget they’re acting.



Photo courtesy of
Ginger Murray Photography

Mary Connealy writes "romantic comedies with cowboys" and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has more than half a million books in print. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Sophie's Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.

CONNECT WITH MARY: website,  facebook,  twitter,  instagram

You can also find Mary at these sites: Seekerville and Petticoats & Pistols

3319050Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from Lubbock Christian University. After her first child was born, she stopped teaching and became a professional wiper. “I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby’s bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote.” Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor.

CONNECT WITH LORNA: websitefacebook

cheryl2Cheryl St. John is the award-winning author of more than fifty Harlequin and Silhouette books, as well as several independently published books. Her book Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict by Writer's Digest is a popular seller. Cheryl has always loved the exciting and diverse worlds available between the covers of books. As a child Cheryl wrote stories and drew covers, then stapled them into little books. She cut all the tiny book images from the book club advertisements in the Sunday paper and glued them to bits of cardboard so Barbie® had a full library.

Cheryl believes in paying it forward, and her some of her most rewarding experiences have been sharing in the successes of writers she has coached over the years.
Cheryl loves hearing from readers.  You can email her at StJohn[at]aol[dot]com.

CONNECT WITH CHERYL: website,  facebook,  pinterest

205_missytippens_3Born and raised in Kentucky, Missy Tippens has lived in Georgia for the last 25+ years. She is a pastor's wife and mom of three. A former microbiologist and teacher, she now focuses on her writing.
After more than ten years of working toward publication, Missy finally made her first sale of a novel in 2007. She feels very blessed to be working at home in her dream job!

CONNECT WITH MISSY: website, facebook
You can also find Missy at these sites: Seekerville and Yankee Belle Cafe

Tina March 2018 2Tina Radcliffe is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty-five short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance. Find her at http://www.tinaradcliffe.com where you can sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss her fun giveaways and bad jokes.

CONNECT WITH TINA: website,  facebooktwitter,  pinterest,  instagram

Sherri Shackelford BioSherri Shackelford is an award-winning author of inspirational, Christian romance novels for Harlequin/HarperCollins Publishers.
A wife and mother of three, Sherri’s hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, “Why did I just come in here?” A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul. Look for her new adventure in Love Inspired Suspense, No Safe Place, in stores January of 2019.

CONNECT WITH SHERRI: website,  facebooktwitter


justread_cowboysGiveThe authors of Cowboys of Summer is giving (1) winner:
  • (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • (1) 'I Trust in God's Unfailing' Mug
  • (1) Reading at the Cafe Candle from Frostbeard Studios
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 21, 2018 and last through 11:59 PM on May 28, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER HERE or use the Entry Form below

Be sure to stop at a stop each day for extra entries!


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Just Commonly

May 21
Power of Words - Author Interview with Cheryl St. John
Among the Reads - Review

May 22
Faithfully Bookish - Author Interview with Lorna Seilstad
Cheryl B. Book Blog - Spotlight

May 23
A Baker's Perspective - Author Interview with Mary Connealy
Remembrancy - Review

May 24
Sprinkles and Pink – Author Interview with Missy Tippens
Maureen’s Musings – Review

May 25
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – Author Interview with Sherri Shackleford
Captive Dreams Window – Review

May 26
Cafinated Reads -Author Interview with Tina Radcliffe
Heidi Reads. . . - Review


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  1. I really am excited about these books. I want to read them all. (jozywails@gmail.com)

    1. hahah. ME TOO! It's on my list to pow-wow through them!!!

  2. It's a wonderful day for a book read and giveaway with JustRead Tours!!

    1. TINA RADCLIFFE in the HOUSE!! YAY!!! Thanks for stopping in and you are right! It is a WONDERFUL day for a tour with JUSTREAD. (I'd say any day is a good day to tour with us! *wink wink)

  3. what a lovely cover. i love that it is cowboys, spirited ladies, humor and romance. this is perfect for some of those days when i need some humor in my day. thank you for hosting.

    1. RIGHT?!! I LOVE that cover and who doesn't love a cowboy??? And with these authors, bound to have some laughing going on!

  4. Thank you for the information on Cowboys of Summer by some amazing authors. Love them all and would love to read each of their stories.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. WOOHOO Kay! I hope you'll get the change real soon!!

  5. Great group of authors in this collection! Thank you for the interview/information.

  6. Looking forward to read this book with contributions from so many great authors.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  7. I'm so excited to read this collection!

  8. Great authors!!! Cowboys you say...YES please!!!

  9. Thanks for the list of authors and the chance in the giveaway :)

  10. What a fun group of authors! The cover is great and the stories sound wonderful! Thanks for the spotlight on this book/authors!

    1. Right? I love the cover and the authors are awesome, even though some are new to me. hehe.

  11. These sound interesting. I love cowboy books!

    1. Me too Karen. There's just something about cowboys.

  12. Replies
    1. It's definitely a great way to get some sweet reading in and get to know new authors!

  13. I'm excited to read this collection! Fabulous authors to enjoy!

  14. Must of been a blast writing the different stories for the book.

  15. This looks really good; ty for the giveaway.

  16. Sounds like a great collection of stories. Good summer reading.

  17. I'd love to read a book by these authors. Thanks for posting!

  18. These sound like great books, thanks for the chance!

  19. Thanks for the chance to enter. Would enjoy reading the collection.


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