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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: Under Starry Skies- Judy Ann Davis

Oh my goodness, you guys.  We are so excited to bring this book to you in this Virtual Book Tour!  We have read it and we greatly enjoyed it.  Hopefully, you'll read our post and then mosey on over to our review!  Let us know what you think, add it to your Goodreads, or send a message to our wonderful author! Happy Reading!

Under Starry Skies
by Judy Ann Davis


UNDER STARRY SKIES – Digital and Print

Hired as the town’s school teacher, Maria O’Donnell and her sister Abigail arrive in the Colorado Territory in 1875, only to find the uncle they were to stay with has been murdered.
Rancher Tye Ashmore is content with life until he meets quiet and beautiful Maria. He falls in love at first sight, but her reluctance to jeopardize her teaching position by accepting his marriage proposal only makes him more determined to make her part of his life.
When their lives are threatened by gunshots and a gunnysack of dangerous wildlife, Tye believes he is the target of an unknown enemy. Not until Maria receives written threats urging her to leave does she realize she might be the target instead of the handsome rancher.
With the help of Tye, Abigail, and a wily Indian called Two Bears, Maria works to uncover her uncle’s killer and put aside her fears. But will she discover happiness and true love under Colorado’s starry skies?
Tye smiled down at her and pulled her close, her back to his chest. He kissed the side of her forehead. “I love you, Maria,” he whispered in her ear. “You know, it’s time for me to settle down. You don’t have to live in a room at the inn or a house with your sister. My ranch house is too large for one man. Let’s get married. We could raise some cattle for me and some chickens for you. And a passel of kids for both of us.”
“And I’d lose my job. You know the school board is opposed to having a married woman for a teacher.” She twisted her head up to look at him.
“Forget the dang school board—”
“Tye—” Maria glanced at the dance floor and spotted Millie moving toward the door on the other side of the barn. She wiggled free from his embrace, turned toward him, and pulled his face down to meet hers, her lips touching his. She kissed him soundly, brazenly. “Hold that thought, Rancher Ashmore. We need to discuss this, but there’s something I have to do right
now. Right this minute.”
“What? Hellfire! Where are you going?”
To catch a murderer. Maria smiled. “I need to talk to Millie Hanson. It’s really important.”
“For the love of Pete! Why now?” he asked in disbelief. Maria, I’m trying to propos—”
“Please, Tydall. Not now. I’ve waited all evening to corral Millie and talk to her alone, away from the clutches of Aunt Emma.” Before he could utter another word, she slipped away and disappeared across the barn floor, threading her way among the dancers.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. Throughout her career, she has written for both industry and education.

Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in anthologies, and literary and small magazines, and have received numerous awards. Nineteen of them are now collected in UP ON THE ROOF AND OTHER STORIES.

Her first novel, RED FOX WOMAN, published in 2010, is a western, mystery, and romance and was a finalist in the International Book Awards and USA Book News Best Book Awards. UNDER STARRY SKIES is the stand-alone sequel released earlier this year.

When Judy Ann is not behind her computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are few. She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America. She lives in Central Pennsylvania.

Visit her on the web at these locations:

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  1. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a good one!

  2. Welcome everyone! A big thank you to a "Cup of Tea and a Big Book" for hosting UNDER STARRY SKIES, my newest historical, romantic suspense set in the Colorado Territory in 1875. If you like mystery with a touch of western flavor, you'll enjoy UNDER STARRY SKIES which is a stand-alone novel to my very first book, RED FOX WOMAN. I wish everyone a great day ahead!

  3. I like the excerpt & love a good mystery

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