Rancher Under Fire by Vickie McDonough

Rancher Under Fire 446233Welcome back, Vickie! I always enjoy having one of my critique partners visit my blog.:) Readers, you won’t be disappointed with this book. Keep reading to find out how to enter for a chance to win a copy.

Please tell us about Rancher Under Fire.

Rancher Under Fire is a Love Inspired Suspense set in Oklahoma. It’s the story of a former pro quarterback who left football to raise his daughter on a quiet ranch, but lately, things haven’t been quiet. Here’s the back cover info:


Jackson Durant would go to any lengths to protect his young daughter and his ranch. He knows the puzzling incidents on his homestead are no accidents. Someone is after him…but who? And why? Reporter Mariah Reyes is determined to find out. She never

expected her pursuit of a story on the reclusive rancher would endanger her life—nor that she’d fall for the cowboy. But when Jackson’s daughter is kidnapped, she’ll do anything to help save the little girl—even if it means becoming a target herself.

Will you share a short excerpt?

The familiar ta-dump, ta-dump of tires crossing the cattle guard pulled Jackson’s gaze down the long gravel drive. Though people frequented the ranch often, he wasn’t expecting anyone today. He studied the approaching vehicle—a sports car that was going far too fast.

He started toward his daughter. “Hailey, bring the filly back. Right now.”

Hailey stopped in the middle of the road and stared at the car, barreling toward her. Jackson increased his pace. His daughter tugged the prancing horse off the road and onto the dried winter grass. The filly pawed the ground. The closer the sports car came, the more agitated she grew.

Baron barked. Jackson broke into a run. A shrill whinny rent the air as the black filly reared, her front hooves pawing the air just inches above Hailey’s head. Jackson’s heart took a dive. He raced toward her, but his legs felt as if they were encased in cement.

“Let go! Hailey! Let go of the rope.”

Do you write in more than one genre? Yes. Most of the novels I’ve written have been historical romances, but my latest novel is a contemporary suspense. Some times it’s nice to write something different.

It’s fun to see you hop into a new genre. Vickie. I know when I critiqued this story, I really enjoyed it. 🙂

If your book is set in a real location, have you visited it? Rancher Under Fire is set in northeastern Oklahoma, but Angelfire Ranch and the nearby town are fictional. I live in northeastern Oklahoma, so I’m very familiar with the area. It’s filled with rolling hills, trees, lakes, and mostly small towns filled with friendly people.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading? I love reading Christian historical romances the best. I grew up watching cowboy shows with my dad and fell in love with the Old West.

What is next for you? I’m currently working on Joline’s Redemption, the second book in a series called Land Rush Dreams, which is set in the Oklahoma Territory in the late 1800s. The first book, Gabriel’s Atonement, is finished and releases in January.

Here’s what it’s about: Gambler Gabe Coulter is content with his comfortable life—but when a man with a gun confronts him in a dark alley, everything changes. Guilt riddles him for killing Tom Talbot, even though it was self-defense. The dying man said the money he lost to Gabe was meant for his destitute wife and son. The only way Gabe knows to rid himself of the guilt over killing Talbot is to return the money he won to the man’s wife.

Lara Talbot doesn’t believe Tom had money. She sees Gabe as a charming con artist like her irresponsible husband and wants nothing to do with him. She struggles to feed her family, keep her rebellious sister in line, and care for her young son and sick grandpa. The land rush in the Oklahoma Territory seems the only way for them to get a home, so Lara rides, but her dreams don’t turn out as planned. Could God have a bigger dream for her than she could imagine?

Thanks for sharing with us, Vickie!

If you would like to be entered to win a copy of Rancher Under Fire, please leave a comment for Vickie. If you follow this blog you will receive one extra entry–please mention you follow in the comments. If you are a new follower–I will know, but it helps me if you mention it in the comments.:) All new followers will receive an extra entry as well.

Rules: Open to USA and Canada mailing addresses only. Drawing ends November 2, 2014. The winner will be notified on November 3, 2014 and have until November 10th to reply or forfeit. No new winner will be drawn.

Vickie McDonough 3 smallBestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead 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 Old West. Vickie is the award-winning author of thirty-four 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 was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July 2013. Her latest book, Rancher Under Fire, is a contemporary suspense.

Vickie has been married thirty-nine years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one of whom is married, and a precocious eight-year-old granddaughter. 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: www.vickiemcdonough.com

Pre-order links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Gabriels-Atonement-Land-Rush-Dreams/dp/1628369515

Christianbook.com – http://www.christianbook.com/gabriels-atonement-land-rush-dreams/vickie-mcdonough/9781628369519/pd/369519?product_redirect=1&Ntt=369519&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP



7 thoughts on “Rancher Under Fire by Vickie McDonough

  1. donnadurnell2013

    Vickie, I now live in northeastern Oklahoma as well — Dewey, just north of Bartlesville. We’ve been here almost 17 months now, and love it. Wonder if you are somewhere close?
    I will definitely be looking for RANCHER UNDER FIRE (and your next book, GABRIEL’S ATONEMENT as well). I’ve always loved romantic suspense and was absolutely thrilled when I discovered the Love Inspired Suspense several years ago.


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