I don't know about you all, but the traffic on my blog (when I bother to even look at it) tends to be a bit of a dead zone on the weekend. Y'all must have lives or something. Anyway, I thought a Sunday was a perfect time to do a final wrap-up of The Great Western Drive and I thought some of you would appreciate having a shit-load of links all in one spot. Well, I know I would appreciate it.
I hope you all enjoyed our little moment of week-long insanity, and as always much love to two of my favorite western hos, Sybil (who keeps me in Harlequins) and Kristie (who gives me a gentle nagging when I need it). You're two of my favorite people. I also want to send a very special thank-you out to Sandy, one of Sybil's minions, who not only designed our awesome icon, but also helped out with some last minute stuff. Sandy, my girl, you rock the house! Now, on to the linkage:
Introductions and Why We Love Westerns:
Kristie's Great Western Drive
Sybil's Intros: Part I and Part II
Wendy explains why it's all Kristie's fault
Let The Recommendations Commence!:
Some Of Kristie's Faves
Wendy's Mad Love For Harlequin Historical
Wendy Has Mad Love For Maggie Osborne
Kristie Talks Favorite Western Authors
Wendy Recommends Books by Berkley, Leisure and Avon
Kristie Keeps Talking Favorite Western Authors
Sybil Pimps Some Of Her Favorites
Kristie Reviews Mountain Wild by Stacey Kayne
Sybil Pimps Harlequin Historical Westerns
Cheryl St. John Talks Inspiration Westerns At TBTBTU
Kristie Gets Interviewed At Petticoats And Pistols! Squeeeeeee!
Kristie Provides Some Linkage
Sybil, Kristie and Wendy Talk Westerns Over At TGTBTU
Sandy Talks Contemporary Westerns At TGTBTU
Wendy Highlights Some Upcoming Releases
Wendy Resorts To Begging (And It Ain't Pretty)
Kristie Resorts To Begging (And It Ain't Pretty)
A Chance To Win One Of Four Copies Of A Reason To Live by Maureen McKade
Chances to Win Never Love A Lawman by Jo Goodman - Here and Here
Chance to Win Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty
Petticoats And Pistols Giveaway (this one is US only)
Kristie Issues A Challenge - With Prizes!
Around The Web:
Jo Goodman Q&A at Library Journal
Victoria Janssen: My Favorite Westerns
Emily Becher: Ode To All Things Western
Taja Reviews Cherish by Catherine Anderson
Jane @ Dear Author Reviews Never Love A Lawman by Jo Goodman (giveaway is now over)
Phyl Reviews Mountain Wild by Stacey Kayne
Leslie Reviews A Reason To Live by Maureen McKade
Lea Pimps The Great Western Drive (and my Maureen McKade contest)
Tumperkin Tips Her Hat To The Great Western Drive
Nath Brings The Pimpage
AmyC Gives Us A Shout-Out And A Contest!
Barbara Gives Us Cowboy Eye-Candy And Talks Books
Lusty Reader Gets Rowdy
While Carolyn Is Away Miss Doreen Warns Us Of Cowboy Menages
Sarah Gives Us A Shout-Out At Monkey Bear Reviews
Leslie Ponders Some Authors She'd Like To See Write A Western
Unusual Historicals Welcomes Guest Author Christy Hubbard (giveaway!)
These were the links that I happened to stumble across thanks to Google Alerts and my own Google Reader. If you posted about The Great Western Drive on your blog and you don't see yourself on this list? Please leave a comment on this thread and I'll be sure to add you!
Thanks for following along with us this past week. We're going to return to our regularly scheduled Bat Cave programming later on Monday.