Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Whole New Meaning to DOUBLE CROSSING!

by Jacquie Rogers

Congratulations to
whose new book, Double Crossing, is for sale today!!! 

I've known Meg for many years, starting when we where both newsletter editors for our respective local chapters.  We've only actually met once in the dozen years we've been friends, but I've alwas been a bit awestruck by her talent.  Now her first book is released and I'm really tickled that it finally happened for her  The readers of the world are in for a huge treat!
Double Crossing is a mystery set in the Old West, mostly on the Transcontinental Railroad.  This is such a unique concept that I just had to send Meg my opinion.  (I always send Meg my opinion whether she wants it or not--usually not.) 

“Lively, witty, and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, Double Crossing is a wonderful read.”  

Now that the cork is out of the barrel, we're in for a bunch of entertaining books by Meg Mims. :)  So buy Double Crossing, read it, and hang onto your hat because more's coming!

As for me, I'm a lowly scribe as well.  I have two current releases: Much Ado About Marshals (more information on my website) and the other is a fantasy romance, Faery Merry Christmas.  After you buy Double Crossing, I'd be honored if you'd check out my books, too. :)

How about a few Old West philosophy?  This is philosophy we can understand.  As John Wayne said, "Talk slow, talk low, and don’t talk too much."

  • Fast is good but accurate is better.
  • Never kick a cow patty on a hot day.
  • If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and again to see if they are still there.
  • Never corner something meaner than you.
  • If your Horse ain't wanting to go there, neither should you.
  • Shoot straight and speak the truth.
  • Never joke with mules or cooks as they have no sense of humor.
  • Don't drink downstream from the herd.
  • Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.
  • Keep all skunks, bankers & lawyers at a distance.
  • Don't go milkin' your neighbors cow.
And there we go--wisdom from those who earned it the hard way.

Best of luck with your writing career, Meg.  May your saddle never slip.


Marjorie said...

A great post, thanks for writing it.

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Meg said...

LOL!! As always, Jacquie cracks me up. If you want a fast, funny read, check out Much Ado About Marshals because it's hilarious! And it has a mule smarter than the hero. ;-D

LOVE the Western sayings! Classics!!

Meg said...

Oh, and NAIL IT is just as fabulous and helpful. I'm sure I missed doing a few things in promoting my first release. That is one great book, written by Jacquie and Ann Charles.

Jacquie Rogers said...

Meg, thanks for the kind remarks. One minor point: the book where the mule is smarter than everyone else is Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (contemporary western). The only mule in Much Ado About Marshals is a racing mule and it's only a bit part. Fun, though. :)

Meg said...

OOPS!! I got those two mixed up. While the mule in MAAM is a bit part, you have to admit that is one smart mule! LOL

The only mules I know I stick on my feet to keep the tootsies warm.

Maria said...

Great Post Jacquie! Some very sage advice there - especially the don't drink downriver from the herd and fast is good but accurate is better!


Jacquie Rogers said...

You're welcome, Marjorie. Thanks for stopping by!

Jacquie Rogers said...

Maria, there were a ton of sayings and cowboy quotes all over the internet so it was hard to choose just a few. Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy Meg's book! (And thanks for stopping by Romancing The West for the Menage-a-Blog tour, too!)

Karen C said...

Thanks for sharing the old west wisdom - sounds pretty good for today as well!