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Abigail Cottage

When Abigail falls in love with Justin she can’t begin to know the world of hurt she is heading into. Gorgeous, kind, rich – he’s the man we all dream to meet. BUT, all is not what it seems because Justin is a true demon from hell, disguised as a mortal being. He wants her and will do, kill or maim anyone who tries to stop him. Namely Shaun the real hero, who wants Abigail more! So what does a mortal man do against a demon? He enlists the help of a gypsy of course. But not any old gypsy. Rosa knows Justin very well and has the powers of the spirit world on her side to fight him. Using crystals as a powerful weapon, the light of the spirit world to lead them, they embark on a battle with the whole of the underworld. Many loved ones will lose their lives. This isn’t a book where everyone survives. In real life, bad things happen. In Abigail Cottage, terrible tragedies occur too. Believe... not every story can have a happy ending.

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Tuesday 16 October 2012

Welcome Lorrie Struiff

Today I am welcoming friend and fabulous author of many boosk, Lorrie Struiff.

Hello, Margaret,

Thanks so much for allowing me to come back to your blog to tell folks about my new release.

A HEAP OF TROUBLE from MuseItup publishing.


If you readers like a mish-mash of sweet romance, old west setting, cattle rustling, and an imp of a ringtail monkey’s antics, this is the book for you. It’s different.

Sheriff Cole Walker of Cold Creek Kansas, and he’s a hunk, has his sights set on pretty Mattie Wells as soon as she arrives in town. She sure makes his spurs jingle. He tries to woo her, but the little gal refuses to ever get married. Mattie has a dark secret that makes her feel this way. But Cole is determined to learn her secret while harboring a few of his own.

Then, he also has cattle rustlers to find quickly, or an all out war may start between the rancher JJ and the farmers. The mayor gives him and his deputies one month before he’ll call for outside gunslingers.

Talk about pressure!

Then there is Beggar, the ringtail monkey that decides to adopt Cole. Now, Cole isn’t fond of critters of any kind, but Mattie finds the little thing so adorable and takes a shine to men who have pets. What’s a fella to do? Especially when he learns that Beggar sneaks out at night, steals the townsfolk’s knackery and hides them under Cole’s bed. He’ll look foolish putting the fur ball in the Hoosegow. ‘Sides, he’d slip out between the bars.

What a dilemma. A gal who has his heart, rustlers roaming the hills, and an imp of a thieving monkey. Yep, I’d say Cole has a heap of trouble on his hands.



She whispered, “Even with all that happened tonight, I had a lovely time. Thank you for

asking me.” She rose on tiptoes and her moist lips pressed against his.


His mind shattered. He clasped her upper arms and deepened the kiss. Her lips softened, parted under his. She tasted so sweet, and her scent made him dizzy. With what little sanity he had left, he held his lower body away from hers and fought the maddening urge to crush her against the door and devour her with his mouth, his tongue.


Suddenly, a weight fell onto his back like a sack of potatoes. Cole jerked, breaking the kiss.


Beggar leaped from Cole’s shoulder to the rail, making annoying lip-smacking sounds and rocking back and forth. The dang rascal. Maybe he should shoot him. He jabbed his elbow back and knocked Beggar off the rail, hoping Mattie wouldn’t notice in the dark.


Cole took in a sharp breath and stepped away from Mattie, heat riding up his face. Now he did it. She was gonna smack him for sure. He took her hand. “I’m sorry, Mattie. My brain went sideways there for a little bit.”


“It’s not your fault. I’m the one that started it.” She lowered her eyes. “I shouldn’t have, and I really shouldn’t have accepted your invitation today, either.”


“Huh? I thought you liked me a mite?” He stepped back. “Are you sayin’ you’re sorry you went with me today?”


She turned away and shook her head. “I’m saying I shouldn’t be keeping company with

someone I’m beginning to like a lot.” She rubbed her arms as if chilled.


“You’re makin’ no sense.” Cole touched her shoulder and yearned to put his lips on the

graceful arch of her neck.


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  1. Hi Lorrie! Hi Mags! Good morning/afternoon!

    You don't have to sell me on A Heap of Trouble - that is one awesome book! I loved it immensely, loved the characters, and the romance, and the mystery, and most of all, I loved Beggar. Didn't think I'd forget you, didya little guy?

    If you like westerns, or comedies, or romances, guys that can't seem to say what they want to say around a pretty woman, and most of all mischievous monkeys, then this is a book you need to check out!

    Good blog, guys!

    1. Hi Julie, nice to see you again. *waves* Thanks for the kind words.

  2. Great post! You do a great job mixing so many elements into a sweet little read, Lorrie.

    1. Coming from a great author as you,Cate, that's quite the complement. Thank you.

  3. Every time I see this cover I love it more and more! Great post :)

    1. Yep, the CA did a fantastic job on it.

      Thanks BK

  4. What I like about the Unites-Struiff books is that she can combine so effortlessly many elements a reader would normally be surprised to see in one genre.

    But there always seems to be a humorous twist. Well done.

    Who couldn't fall in love with Beggar?

    1. I fell in love with him while writing his antics. He is such fun. Thanks Maria.

    2. I agree Maria. Lorrie has an amazing flair for humor!

  5. Cole touched her shoulder and yearned to put his lips on the graceful arch of her neck...ooh la la!!! Nice! haha!

    I love the humor in all of your works but this one is spectacular. I love Beggar and Baldy, and your dialogue. The rustlers add a nice touch of tension and Mattie and Cole's romance, with what you just read, need I say more?

  6. Oooh, you even have me fanning my face, Darla.

    Thank you.

  7. Sounds like it will be fun reading a Heap of Trouble.!! Best wishes!

  8. Thanks JQ, a fun read was what I was aiming for.



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