Friday, March 8, 2013

The Doves of Primrose: Country Lovin' Romance Guest Post with Krista Kedrick

Hi, my name is Krista Kedrick and I’m an exhibitionist. 

I know, that’s not something you often hear from a writer but it’s a bit of an addiction of mine to be in the spotlight. I have a nasty little habit of trying anything once whether that be indoor skydiving, performing a wheelie on the old 4-wheeler or entering a pie eating contest – if I get to perform in front of others I’m game.

So rather than sitting up straight in my chair and typing out a professional-style diatribe (something I am actually capable of) on why I thrive on writing why it’s my passion to tell stories that make people laugh, cry, yell at the characters, and fall in love right along with them, I have decided to kick my boots up on the desk and embrace my gregarious personality.

I give you Confessions of a Country Writer or Country Lovin’ Writer, I haven’t entirely settled on the title yet. This is the place where I post my videos about relationships, family, dating, and my pet peeves. It’s good for a hearty laugh, or at the very least a guffaw.

It is also the place I offer my FREE audio book called The Dove House. It’s a historical western. I can’t quite call it a romance—it’s more like women’s fiction immersed in lots of love stories, struggles, and triumphs of a family who decided to capitalize on the booming cattle trade in Nebraska in 1874, in a town called Primrose. While I actually base it on my home town of Ogallala (Oh-gah-lah-lah),  I knew that no one would be able to pronounce it unless they held a PhD in Native American Studies. But if you get a chance, Google Ogallala, Nebraska and read up on the outrageous and downright notorious, history. You will think Dodge City was just a quiet little hamlet compared to us.

This audio book features me reading what I wrote about the Schuster family, the enormous mansion they built on the Prairie, and what happens when Thomas Schuster is gunned down in the street leaving Emma to fend for herself during a time when women were thought of as inferior. Whatever will she do with such a big house? How will she make the payments to the bank when she isn’t even allowed to own property? And who in the heck is Belle St. Vincent, and what exactly is her proposition for Emma?

I promise I have experience in the audio recording business. I have an online broadcast show where I talk to other authors, chat about publishing trends, and provide you with entertaining tidbits from the news to help get those creative juices flowing.

Take a listen but if you don’t like to listen you can read on, where I post the written story. Follow their family tale of the house that made history, not only for generations of strong-willed women, but for a town called Primrose.

This mini-series will lead you right into my upcoming series The Doves of Primrose coming April 2013, and give you all the history you need when you meet Lacy Weston, the great-great granddaughter of Emma Schuster and current proprietor of The Dove House.

Coming Soon!

The Doves of Primrose: Lacy

Synopsis for Book 1 
Lacy Weston, or is it Campbell? Hell her husband took off so fast he may as well take his name with him.

She is trying to run the historic family bed and breakfast out in the middle of the prairie while coping with her desertion, trying to keep up with her two best friends and oh yeah, the movie production that has landed in the middle of The Dove House bringing former rodeo champion, famous actor and Lacy’s old flame with it.

The last thing Lacy needs…

Kyle McClintock is back in Primrose to shoot his latest western blockbuster and to see if the passion he and Lacy Weston had so many years ago could be reclaimed. Yes, he had ulterior motives when requesting his old home town for the set, but he may get more than he bargained for. Strange happenings, hot tempers and Indian summer nights may prove too much for this cowboy.

I sure hope you enjoy my country lovin’ romance as much as I love being a country lovin’ writer. Now if you will please excuse me I must go and belt out a Bonnie Raitt tune on the karaoke stage.

Krista Kedrick, the author
Krista Kedrick writes stories with the country way of life in mind. Yes, they have cowboys and cowgirls, ranches, tractors, dogs, children and your occasional bar room brawl. But in the end they are down home people who do the right thing and find a love more powerful and promising than your everyday story. Because that’s how we are. Everything is stronger, more passionate and longer-lasting.

I write from my home state of Nebraska while living my dream life (well, almost). I have an amazing husband, two of the cutest daughters on the Prairie and a Bassett Hound who teaches me the meaning of the word “patience”.

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  1. Thanks for having me on Mk! Always a pleasure.

  2. Anytime! I've been enjoying your mini-series and the history behind the story. Thank you for sharing!