Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Mule Hollow Book/HIS COWGIRL BRIDE

Debra Clopton here! Hi everyone, my new book hit the shelves November 1. HIS COWGIRL BRIDE is a truly fun book.
4 1/2 stars Top Pick by Romantic Times Review Magazine!
This return to Mule Hollow Texas is a wonderfully fast-moving story with many delightfully familiar characters. Two stubborn people learn that the pathway to true love may just be paved with compromises. RT magazine
In the spirit of my first book The Trouble with Lacy Brown my character in this book is one feisty determined cowgirl. I wanted a character who showed the similar spirit as Lacy Brown and Tacy Jones came alive to me. I hope if you haven't yet you'll buy a copy and enjoy it. I'm working hard on books for 2010. I'll post the review and the blurb below. Happy reading and if you haven't come to come over and join in the fun with a bunch of us Love Inspired authors. Also some special things going on over at the eharlequin website take a peek and join in the Thanksgiving fun at
By Debra Clopton
Due Out November 2009
Cow Girl for Hire
Tacy Jones had come to Mule Hollow to learn how to train wild horses. But former rodeo champion Brent Stockwell might as well carry a sign saying "No Cowgirls Allowed" in his life. If Brent doesn't think ladies belong in the pen, determined Tacy will just have to change his mind.
When Tacy learns the reason why, she longs to help him heal. She's ready to show the handsome cowboy that taking a chance on your dream is what life -- and love -- is all about.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lone Star Cinderella

Hi Everyone, I'm running late on getting my blog updated and putting my July book up. LONE STAR CINDERELLA hit the shelves in at the first of the month. The reader mail I have recieved on this book has blessed my heart. I prayed as I was writing it that it would help families of who have lived with the heartache caused by a loved one who is addicted to drugs. My little sister has struggled with addiction most of her life and when I came up with the idea for this book it was to help myself as well as others, hopefully, find answers from the Lord on how to handle letting go and letting God take control.

Though the subject matter of Melody and her brother are deeply serious the love story and strength that Seth and Melody find is what I pray for everyone. I truly do hope you pick this book up and that it blesses you or someone you believe needs what the message is.

While this book deals with the real issue of a family member dealing with a loved ones drug addiction it is still a fun book with a treasure hunt that is mingled in with real Texas history bassed on outlaw Sam Bass. I had a blast researching Texas legends. There is so much Texas loot reportedly still buried all across Texas that it boggles the mind!

God bless and I pray that each of you have the real treasure in your heart and that is the saving grace that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Small Town Brides--My June Romance

Hi Everyone! I'm running late getting my latest book on the blog--I've been working on writing books so much I fell behind on the other things that go along with the process. Anyway, this is my novella that I did with Janet Tronstad and we had such a wonderful time coming up with the concept. Since Janet writes such a successful series set in Dry Creek Montana and I write about my small town of Mule Hollow and we share many readers, we thought readers would enjoy two stories that connect the two towns. So far the reader mail confirms it and we are so very pleased!

Small Town Brides

By Janet Tronstad & Debra Clopton

On Shelves Now.
A Dry Creek Wedding by Janet Tronstad

When her neighbor proposes a "practical" marriage, romantic Rene Mitchell throws the ring in his face. Fleeing Texas for Montana, Rene rides with trucker Clay Preston. Clay doesn't believe in romance... until Rene changes his mind!

A Mule Hollow Match by Debra Clopton

Trace Crawford broke Paisley Norton's cousin's heart -- so Paisley thinks he deserves whatever trouble he gets! Yet Trace really is lost when it comes to caring for his new niece. Paisley's got a soft heart for children... and for adorably clueless cowboys, too.

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Small-Town BridesJanet Tronstad & Debra CloptonLove Inspired - Steeple Hill June, 2009978-0-373-87531-32009 by Janet Tronstad & Debra Clopton

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Heroine of TEXAS RANGER DAD my April 2009 release on shelves now!

I only write strong women in my books. I love writing about strong women who face struggles. Many think strong women don't have moments of weakness but--being one myself as I'm sure many of you are--I face weakness constantly. What sets a strong woman apart is that she refuses to give into those weaknesses. She fights to get through them and become stronger on the other side. She does what she must and many times she does the wrong thing but still she pushes through. Sometimes she must learn that accepting help from others also takes strength...relying on God sometimes takes strength and also the people He sends into our lives to help us make it through whatever we are going through. Pride is a hard thing for a strong woman to overcome sometimes. Strong women tend to pride themselves on doing it themselves. But God sometimes has to bring a strong woman to a point where she has to get past her pride and totally rely on Him. Other strong women don't have this problem, they are strong always in their faith and their walk. It is this dynamic of strong women that make them facinating to write about because we come in so many different forms.
My grandmother was one of the strongest women I've ever known. Abandoned by my grandfather when my dad was about 4 she raised 3 sons alone during the depression (along with my dad's help)When I'm struggling I think of her and know that my troubles are nothing compared to what they faced.

When I came up with Rose Vincent, the heroine of my latest release TEXAS RANGER DAD, I wanted a woman of faith who stepped up and did what was right though it cost her everything. I'd always been curious about the good guys--especially women--who enter the witness protection plan and what it must have cost them to do so. I mean, criminals who enter it have to because of something they've done but, an innocent person who happens to witness a random act of violence and steps up to do whats right and then has to give up life as they've known it because of chosing to testify...those are the people who intrigue me. I loved creating Rose's story. It is a bit different from most of my Mule Hollow books but exploring what made Rose tick gave me a fresh and exciting spin to write about. IN a series that has lasted as long as Mule Hollow I loved this idea. I hope you'll pick up a copy of TEXAS RANGER DAD and find out more about Rose.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TEXAS RANGER DAD will soon be hitting bookstores and I'm so excited!!

I had a great time writing this book. Of course with the way I love road trips I took advantage during this one of going to the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco
It is a wonderful place to learn about Texas history. A great road trip alone or with the family.

I also headed down to the Texas Hill Country to research prickly pear jelly--I bought jars of it at several different places and it is really good!

This book is kicking off my books for 2009 and I believe you will enjoy it. It's spunky and fun and the Mule Hollow gang is glad to be let loose once more to do their matchmaking thing...of course this time they have a little help from a determined teenager with a mission: He has a hero dad--and he wants to keep him. Here's the blurb: TEXAS RANGER DAD coming in April 2009 from Love Inspired

"That Boy Looks Just Like Zane!"
Everyone in Mule Hollow can see the resemblance between former Texas Ranger Zane Cantrell and Rose Vincent's son. The same gold-flecked amber eyes. The same smile. Not that Zane is smiling. He's in shock! How could Rose have kept their child a secret from him? Rose reminds Zane that he's the one who walked away.
He has to make her see he had no choice. But Rose is as prickly as the cactus jelly she makes. And that's where their hopeful son and the Mule Hollow matchmakers come marching in.

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Texas Ranger Dad Debra CloptonLove Inspired - Steeple HillApril, 2009 978-0-373-87524-50-373-87524-X2009 by Debra Clopton