Friday, December 13, 2013


HOWDY ALL!!!! Please welcome my awesome friend and fabulous author Beth Williamson/Emma Lang to Book Obsessed Chicks. I was very blessed to meet Beth at a conference in Maryland over three years ago. It really hasn't been that long, but it seems like I have known her a lifetime... In a good way of course. I don't know if I can properly express what this woman and her friendship mean to me. She is the one who brought me over to the Western side of romance and I have been happily stuck there since. 

History buffs unite!
History teaches us many things, not the least of which is that studying history is a way to understand ourselves, our culture and our future. I am a true blue history nut and simply love to read about, hear about and experience history as much as I can.
So as a writer, how can I not love to craft historicals?
There are many popular genres of romance novels, and I’m proud to say that many of the long-standing ones are historical. Yes indeedy, westerns, regencies and medieval (my three favs) are still popular. Why is that, you might wonder? Well for the very reason that people (like me) love history.
It transports us to another place and time, perhaps another country or hemisphere. It allows us to dive into a deep pool of something we will never experience in our lives. Each word, each phrase, and each setting cocoons us, gives us a banquet on which to feast.
Once we’re comfortable, then we can become someone else. Reading a book is like taking a journey through someone else’s eyes. What better person than a woman from another era? Yes, it might have been messy and not so glamorous to be a woman in 1250, 1805 or 1870 but that doesn’t matter a whit.
Magic, pure magic, puts us into her mind, her body and her heart. We experience each tear, laugh and passionate moment right along with her. That, ladies and gents, is romance at its purest form.
Historical romances will never go out of style. No siree, never. Have we ever stopped reading about the Egyptians or ancient Greece? Hell no. It’s the very fact that we can become someone who will never be again and live their lives—that’s the draw.
My latest release, THE FORTUNE, from Samhain Publishing, transports you back to the 1840s, to the Oregon Trail. Life was hard for the pioneers, much harder than any of us can imagine. It’s real, it’s historical, it’s gritty and emotional.  This is the first prequel in the Malloy family series – the beginning of the legacy that has defined my writing career.
Exactly where I want to be as a reader and an author.
I love to play the game of “What if” with myself and imagine who I could be if I had a wish. I think, and for those of you who know me don’t fall off your chair, I’d love to be in the wild west. Westerns and the raw, untamed wilderness of the American West call to my soul. Perhaps I was there in a former life, and I had loved deeply enough to draw me back.
Yep, that’s pure romance y’all. So, now everyone else play along with the “what if” game. If you could be anyone and anywhere in history, who and where would you choose?

Yep, that’s pure romance y’all. So, now everyone else play along with the “what if” game. If you could be anyone and anywhere in history, who and where would you choose?
Running from the past…and running out of time.

French-born Francesca Chastain came to New York with her family to find a better life. Now she is fleeing a nightmare. Her past chases her from New York and she must run, and run hard.

Her journey to the land of milk and honey is interrupted by the accidental squeeze of a trigger. And the man on the other end of her blunder is a man like none other she’s ever met.

After three years working Oregon-bound wagon trains, John Malloy has almost saved enough money to start his own horse ranch. And almost met the end of his life at the hands of fiery, green-eyed Frankie, a confusing, frustrating woman who responds to his flirting—then disappears.

No one is more relieved than Frankie when John races to her rescue, but now they’re trapped in the wild. And the shadows of both their pasts are closing in…

(The Malloy Family, Book 9)

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  1. I have read the Malloy family series and The Cirlce of Eight series and I love them both!! Beth Williamson/Emma Lang is a spectacular writer!!! :-)

  2. I am reading the Circle Eight series now and have Loved everyone.. I Love Beth <3

  3. I am reading the Circle Eight series i love Beth Williamson / Emma Lang books, i only found this writer at the start of the year but am so thankful that Kimmie put her on my radar

  4. This series is on my TBR list. I love the covers.

  5. I have read your books and I just love western romance!!!

  6. Had to comment to say that I love Beth and her books. I'm reading the Circle Eight and have them all. No need to enter in contest. Merry Christmas.

  7. I've become a fan of western romances in the last few years and heard about Circle Eight through various reading friends so it's now on my Kindle awaiting it's turn to be read :D

  8. Hi Beth. I met Beth this June at RAGT through BOCBC. We had a great time and Beth is a lot of fun. I've read most of the The Mallory series and I highly recommend it.
    Have a Merry Christmas Beth.

  9. Love those covers and Beth, you are a jewel! Great post.

  10. This would be a new author for me. :-)

  11. I totally enjoy Beth's books. Please keep 'em comin'!

  12. I always wondered and felt I would like to be in the past. Wearing the clothes, where family worked and stayed together. Where men were men. Beth is a joy to spend time with, I enjoyed our time we talked and spend time together.

  13. First let me say THANK YOU to Kimmie - I love that woman to pieces!
    Next let me say THANK YOU to everyone who came out to read my post and all the lovely comments! I am a total history nerd. Love nothing more than to lose myself in the past and let my imagination fly!

  14. Loved Beth's Circle Eight series and I'm sure I will love the Malloy's!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Beth at several conferences and she is warm, funny and genuine!

  15. I love your covers. They're so pretty.. :)

  16. I, too, would like to be in the pioneer / frontier days of the West. I'd like to be in the time of settling the area of New Mexico, or maybe in the Billy the Kid era. I would prefer to be someone of stature, perhaps a cattle baron's daughter.