Thursday, July 28, 2011

No Lady is looking good at XinXii!

No Lady and Her Tramp by Kristie Leigh Maguire (yours truly) and Mark Haeuser is Number One for Most Views today at XinXii! Thanks, peeps, for showing some love!

Top Ten - Preditors & Editors Poll
A quirky hysterically hilarious read that is down and dirty!

The steamy, very descriptive sex in No Lady and Her Tramp puts Harold Robbins' books to shame. The one thing Mr. Robbins' books did not have is the humor that illuminates in this work of art.

No Lady is one woman's accounting of the trials, tribulations, and antics of her life, and all of the other colorful characters (some even use the politically incorrect term of trailer trash to describe them) who live in President Park, a run down trailer park in Grapevine, Kentucky.

You may find the palms of your hands sweat, among other things, from the titillating sex that fill the pages. You will also find yourself laughing aloud, as humor runs consistently throughout the book.

These two authors, Kristie Leigh Maguire and Mark Haeuser, by putting their talents together, have written a very funny book laced with pure, unadulterated steam.
The sex is hot ......
The laughs are many .....
The OMGosh's are many and funny too.

Everyone has to read this. It is a super fast read because you can't put it down.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kristie Leigh Maguire Participates in Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

Smashwords is kicking off their annual July Summer/Winter sale. It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter on the southern end of the globe, so what better excuse than to have a sale for beach reads and fireplace reads.

Author Kristie Leigh Maguire has thrown her books into the mix for the Sale. She has made all 5 of her titles free with a coupon code for the duration of the sale which goes through the month of July.

To get the codes, read THE REST OF THE STORY.
Offer expires at the end of July 2011.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mike and Jane - Is it too late?

Jane Porter’s dreams of marrying Mike Farley, the handsome cowboy who lives on the neighboring ranch, are shattered when Mike suddenly marries a redheaded stranger he met at the Wild Horse Saloon in Casper, Wyoming. After Mike stomped all over Jane’s heart with his cowboy boots, can Jane ever trust her heart to a man again?

Mike Farley marries beautiful Samantha Jo Smith after a whirlwind courtship with no thought to Jane Porter, his childhood sweetheart and the woman everyone in Fremont County thought he would marry one day. Mike soon learns to regret his hasty marriage to Samantha. Can Mike win back Jane’s heart even though he had shattered it into a million pieces?

Longtime friends and neighbors Jim Porter and Liz Farley turn to each other for support after the unexpected death of their spouses. Will Jim and Liz’s friendship turn into something deeper even though they both feel they have had, and lost, their chance at love?

Is it ever too late for love? Is it ever too late for second chances?

Set in rural Wyoming, Second Chances is a sweet contemporary western romance that will warm your heart. One reader stated, “I read it through in an evening, and felt as if I had spent that evening with ‘salt of the earth’ folk.” Another reader said, I loved the double, no triple, second chance. It was a very sweet ending.”

Everyone Has Their Side of the Story, May 2, 2010
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This review is from: Second Chances (Kindle Edition)
The story starts off with a bang. Jane Porter finds out from her father that her long-time boyfriend, Mike Farley, is going to marry another woman. Jane confronts him and finds out it's true. From there, we are given the viewpoints of Mike's mother, Jane's father, and the woman Mike married (Samantha). What I got out of this book (and really enjoyed) was the idea that everyone has their side to the story. Even Samantha, who leaves Mike, has a likeable side to her. I think that was the reason the author gave all the viewpoints she did: to show us that there are two sides to every story.

Jane's father and Mike's mother had a very tender romance that featured more of this book than I thought it would, but I had a lot of fun seeing how these people discovered that you're never too old to fall in love all over again. So it's more than a second chance for Mike and Jane. It's also a second chance for the parents as well.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Second Chances - Love it or hate it?

I had no idea when I wrote this book that readers would be so divided in their reactions to it. They either love it or hate it. No in between.

After reading the bad reviews over and over, I realized that some of the haters had some valid reasons for disliking my baby. I took their comments to heart. I revised and republished the book, changing some of the things they didn't like while sticking to my guns on some of the other things, and keeping true to the heart of my story as I visualized it.

Interestingly even after revising and republishing the book, my readers were still divided down the line of loving it or hating it, even though the advantage was on the loving it side of the line.

However, I do admire one lady who had given it a bad review. She read the revised edition and posted this comment to her review: "I liked the new revision. I am humbled that you cared enough to take your readers into consideration and reworked your book...But I thought to myself, 'this author is not going to let the readers get everything 'their way'...I also like how you stuck to your guns...Thank you for the revised edition of your book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually got a kick out of reading the story again."

Just look at this list of reviews that readers have left at See how divided they are? Amazing!
3.6 out of 5 stars (21 customer reviews)
5 star:
4 star:
3 star: (0)
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1 star:

In the interest of presenting both sides of this love/hate relationship with my Second Chances, here are some excerpts from both the 5 star reviews and the 1 star reviews that readers have left at After reading these excerpts, can you believe they are talking about the same book?

All I can say is buy it, read it for yourself, and decide if YOU love it or hate it. It will only set you back 99 cents.  Be sure to add YOUR comments to those that other readers have left at

I'm waiting. :)

5 Star Reviews:
Second Chances is a beautifully written love story that will warm your heart. I was so taken with the story that I read it in one sitting last night.
As a lover of cowboys and western romances I decided to try Second Chances and will say that the one star reviews given this title don't do it justice at all. While not as steamy as some western romances, it was sweet, well-written with characters that each reader will enjoy.
I have read Kristie Leigh Maguire's other books, but this one definitely tops the list. A fun read with lots of real down home folks you will remember for years to come. Highly recommended.
Most of the characters in this book were really flawed, and I have to tell you that half way through the read I couldn't imagine how this would work out. But this is one skilled author and this was a really satisfying book. I can't wait to read more books by this talented author.

1 Star Reviews:
For me, this story was pure drivel. You did not come away with a good feeling. The author portrayed her characters as ignorant. Their vocabulary was poor and they seemed uneducated. The heroine was a pushover.
I wanted to like this book, I felt that I could have liked this book, but it just didn't happen. This book had me rolling my eyes ALOT. I wanted so bad to read it, The summary soundedd so good but it was just a mess.
I made it halfway through this book and then gave up. This writer used so many cliches and trite phrases was almost gagging.

Monday, July 4, 2011

My new home on the web!

Welcome to my new home on the web. I'm glad you found me here. I'm still in the process of building my new little place, making it all pretty, so please be patient while I add more rooms and straighten the place up for you.

In the meantime, I would love for you to click on the follow button over -----------> so you can keep up with my news.

I'll be adding my books shortly but you can visit my Amazon page now and download them to your Kindle. Here's a picture of my latest release. It's titled Second Chances. It's a sweet contemporary western romance that I have priced at only 99 cents. If you prefer, it is also available in paperback at Amazon.

Ya'll come back to see me now, you hear?