Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chris Marie Green Giveaway!

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In my Chris Marie Green newsletters, I told you to come on over here to provide a caption for the image below. (Please leave your captions in the comments section.) One of you will be chosen at random to win a signed copies of various books from different series I've written: The Path of Razors (Vampire Babylon), Blood Rules (Bloodlands, written as Christine Cody), and Another One Bites the Dust (Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire).
This contest ends Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 9am PT.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Release for Montana Sky series!

Looks what's new today!


A cowboy who never wanted a wife…

Farrell Chadwick is many things—a ranch hand on the Golden C near Sweetwater Springs, a rake from England, and a man born on the wrong side of the blanket. What he most definitely isn’t is a willing husband, and not even a forced wedding at the point of a pistol will change that.

But every day Farrell spends with his new bride is a trying day. She’s sweet, innocent, and sorely tempting to a man who’s determined to somehow untangle himself from the marriage trap!


This sweet 21,000 word novella takes place during the time of Debra Holland’s BENEATH MONTANA’S SKY.
Hopefully this little ol’ novella will tide you over until the next Heroes of the West story on November 2!

Excerpt:

Farrell made his way down the street. There were spaces between the buildings with their false fronts, causing Farrell to recall the old, gapped stone fences that used to line the roads in the countryside back on the estate his brothers, his sister, and he had been sequestered on back in England. They hadn’t lived where anyone could see or visit them—their father had kept his mistress and her children in a cottage where he would secretly visit while “hunting.”

Such a model of virtue. The man had made a mockery of his marriage, hardening Farrell to the institution early on. At least that was one thing his father had correctly taught him.

Farrell leisurely walked in the opposite direction of the mercantile. A man in a travel-dusted coat, vest, trousers, and a bowler hat escorted a modest blond wearing a bonnet down the opposite side of the street. Farrell tipped his wide-brimmed hat to them, and the lady’s cheeks grew pink at the smile he leveled at her. The man pulled her along, out of Farrell’s sight as he chuckled to himself.

Yes, bored indeed. So bored that he was craving the amusement that had been escaping him in the saloon.

He greeted others—cowboys from Wyatt Thompson’s spread and a couple more from John Carter’s who were on their ways to join Chuck, Vey, and Old Frank at the saloon—and soon Farrell ran out of the desire to continue. He backtracked toward the mercantile, then leaned against its brick wall, reaching into his shirt pocket to fetch a cheroot, surveying the street for Lord knows what. A distraction? Something to make his day more interesting?

And that’s when he saw her.

She was exiting the mercantile with a wrapped package clutched to her chest. Her black hair was loosely tied back with a slim blue ribbon that seemed about to fall, separating itself from the curls tumbling down her back. Her skin was as pale as cream with a pink flush coloring her cheeks. Under a long coat, her calico dress was wrinkled and dusty, as if she had been traveling, and as she paused on the front step to look round, she took a deep breath and smiled to herself.

It was the smile of some secret delight that only she knew, and it intrigued Farrell more than anything he had seen today…or lately. Had she taken residence on one of the ranches? Or was she passing through?

As she strolled toward Farrell, he tucked the cheroot back into his pocket, enjoying the sway of her hips under her skirts and coat. If he had to pass the time waiting for Newt, he would gladly do it in this way.

When she slowed her steps, glancing at him, he knew he had been caught perusing her a bit too thoroughly.

He tipped his hat to her, offering her a slow grin. “Good day, Miss.”

Most upstanding females round these parts would have sent him an ice-cold glare or a disapproving hmph, and he always took that in stride. The good women of this town only led to one place—marriage. But this one smiled at him, clearly amused while sending him an assessing look right back. A look that burned into him with such frank consideration that it had him enthralled. At least for the moment.

She held his gaze a bit longer, and Farrell’s pulse twisted in his veins.

What was this woman about? She seemed the proper sort, yet…

Just as his blood began to pound, she lifted her chin in the air and passed him.

Farrell blinked. Had he imagined what he had seen? She hadn’t seemed bold so much as curious about him, and now he was doubly intrigued.

As she left him in her wake, the ribbon that had barely been hanging on in her hair fluttered away from her, spinning toward the dirt, and Farrell took that as a sign from the heavens. Within three strides, he scooped it from the air just before it hit the ground. He straightened up and lifted it in front of him.

“Miss,” he said. “You seem to have left something behind.”

He waited for her to turn round as he dangled the ribbon, offering a scoundrel’s dare and nothing more.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

New Montana Sky Kindle Worlds Novella!

Look what's coming July 18 on Amazon's Kindle Worlds!



A cowboy who never wanted a wife…

Farrell Chadwick is many things—a ranch hand on the Golden C near Sweetwater Springs, a rake from England, and a man born on the wrong side of the blanket. What he most definitely isn’t is a willing husband, and not even a forced wedding at the point of a pistol will change that.

But every day Farrell spends with his new bride is a trying day. She’s sweet, innocent, and sorely tempting to a man who’s determined to somehow untangle himself from the marriage trap!

This sweet 21,000 word novella takes place during the time of Debra Holland’s BENEATH MONTANA’S SKY.
Hopefully this little ol’ novella will tide you over until the next Heroes of the West story on November 2!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crystal Green Newsletter Contest!

***This contest is now closed!***

Welcome! In my Crystal Green newsletter, I promised you a caption contest with a prize. One caption for the picture below will be chosen at random to win a signed copy of Judy Duarte's sweet contemporary A Bride for a Blue-Ribbon Cowboy!

Please leave your caption in the comments section. This contest ends Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 9am PT.

Have fun, and here we go!


Friday, June 02, 2017

EVA Retreat Playlist

Hi! This is for the wonderful writers at the EVA Writing Retreat. Here are some song suggestions for your own Pied Piping the Muse!


“Main Theme” from A Dangerous Mind soundtrack (inspirational, Ivy-league setting, a bit eerie)

“Main Title” by Danny Elfman from the Sleepy Hollow soundtrack (horror, menace, scary chase)

“Main Title” by Jerry Goldsmith from the Basic Instinct soundtrack (classy, mystery, suspense)

 “Requiem, K. 626: Confutatis” by Mozart found on the Amadeus soundtrack (sublime melancholy, dark forces, aftermath of a mentor’s death)

“You’re So Cool” by Hans Zimmer from the True Romance soundtrack (whimsical romance, innocence)

“The Yearning/Sirens Suite” (whimsical romance, heroine) from the Sirens soundtrack by Rachel Portman


1492: Conquest of Paradise soundtrack by Vangelis (dreamy, inspirational, seafaring)

 “Main Title” by Hans Zimmer from the Rain Main soundtrack (sexy, exotic, urbane)

“Requiem, K. 626: Introitus, Dies Irae, Rex Tremendae Majestatis, Confuctatis, Lacrymosa” by Mozart found on the Amadeus soundtrack (sublime melancholy, dark forces, aftermath of a mentor’s death)

“Early 18th Century Gypsy Music” by Bubak and Hungaricus found on the Amadeus soundtrack (wild bohemian celebration)

“March Past of the Kitchen Utensils” by Rachel Portman from the Sirens soundtrack (whimsy)

“Cursum Perficio” by Enya from Watermark (action/battle, fantasy)

 “La Resa Dei Conti” by Ennio Morricone from the For a Fistful of Dollars soundtrack (western epic, action)

Batman soundtrack by Danny Elfman (dark hero, action)

“Carmina Burana” by Orff (epic action/battle, victory)

“Charging Fort Wagner” (epic action/battle) and “An Epitaph to War” (melancholy, epic hero) by James Horner from the Glory soundtrack

“The Raiders’ March” (epic hero) and “Truck Chase”? (action/chase, adventure) by John Williams from the Raiders of the Lost Ark soundtrack

“Anakin’s Theme” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace soundtrack

“Main Theme” by John Williams from the Schindler’s List soundtrack (major heartstring plucking)

“Hoedown” by Aaron Copeland (western imagery)

“Main Theme” from the How the West Was Won soundtrack (epic western, cowboy hero)

“Main Theme” from the Silverado soundtrack (western imagery)


 “Main Theme” from The Natural soundtrack (mid-western imagery, Americana)


“Main Theme” by Hans Zimmer from the Crimson Tide soundtrack (meltingly gorgeous hero, action/adventure)

“Introduction (Titles)” by Danny Elfman from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack

“The Imperial March” (epic black moment, menace) from The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack by John Williams

 “Flight to Neverland” by John Williams from the Hook soundtrack (whimsy, innocence, adventure)

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by Howard Shore (epic action/battles, fantasy)

 “Han Solo and the Princess” (epic romance) from The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack by John Williams

“Main Theme” by John Williams from the Born on the Fourth of July soundtrack (tragic hero, sadness, heartbreaking reflections)

 “Libra Me” by Elliot Goldenthal from the Interview with the Vampire soundtrack (melancholy, horror, vampire, gothic)


 “Dracula – The Beginning” and “Vampire Hunters”  (menace, horror, vampire) and “The Brides” (dark seduction, romantic horror, vampire) by Wojciech Kilar from the Bram Stoker’s Dracula soundtrack

“Main Title” (epic hero, romance, adventure) and “Promentory” (romance, adventure) by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman from The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

“Harvest” (melancholy mid-west) and “Days of Heaven” (melancholy mid-west) by Ennio Morricone from the Days of Heaven soundtrack

“Aquarium” by Saint-Saens (dreamy, flowing, gorgeous)

“Duel of the Fates” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace soundtrack (epic action/battle)

 “Love Theme” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones soundtrack (epic romance)

“Progeny/The Wheat” (exotic epic setting), “The Battle” (epic action/battle, epic hero), “Barbarian Horde” (epic action/battle, epic hero) by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard from the Gladiator soundtrack

“Humming Chorus” by Puccini from Madama Butterfly (romance, melancholy)

 “Main Title” by Ennio Morricone from TheGood, the Bad, and the Ugly soundtrack (mysterious/dark hero, western setting)

“Forrest Gump Suite” by Alan Silvestri from the Forrest Gump soundtrack (mid-western setting, innocence)

“Main Title” (gentle Irish pluck, sweeping romance, inspirational) and “Tryouts” (inspirational action) by Jerry Goldsmith from the Rudy soundtrack

“Main Theme” by Maurice Jarre from the Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack (epic exotic setting, sweeping romance, epic hero, sheik stories)

“Main Title” by James Horner from the Willow soundtrack (swashbuckling action/chase, fantasy, romance)

“Main Theme” by Jerry Goldsmith from the Patton soundtrack (epic military hero)

Black Hawk Down soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (intense action/ battle, exotic setting, mournful, soulful farewell)

The Last Samurai soundtrack by Lost Summer (hero, epic battles, eastern influence)

The Passion of the Christ soundtrack by John Debney and Mel Gibson (hero, inspirational, exotic locale)

The Aviator soundtrack by Howard Shore (action, Hollywood/Coconut Grove vibes)

Sideways by Rolfe Kent (jazz, lounge-lizard groove)

Music by Tangerine Dream in general (for instance, Risky Business)  (dreamy, modern, exotic, futuristic)

Music by Vangelis in general (for instance, Chariots of Fire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander)  (dreamy, exotic)

Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis (dreamy, futuristic, sexy, noir, action)

Music by Brian Eno (for instance, Music for Films, More Music for Films)   (dreamy, modern, exotic, futuristic)

King Arthur soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (hero, epic battles, knights…)

The Ring/The Ring 2 soundtracks by Hans Zimmer (eerie, action and suspense)

Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events soundtrack by Thomas Newman (menacing, playful darkness)

First Knight soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith (romance, knights…, heroic)

Congo soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith (Africa, exotic, adventure, suspense)

Van Helsing soundtrack by Alan Silvestri (adventure, monsters, menace)

Finding Neverland soundtrack by Nick Ingman (gentle, elegant, old fashioned, tragic)

Hero soundtrack by Tan Dun, Itzhak Perlman, Kodo (heroic, epic battles, eastern influence)

Troy soundtrack (heroic, epic battles, exotic locale, tragic)

The Merchant of Venice soundtrack, David Juritz, leader (historical – Europe, elegant, tragic)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek (sublime, sensuous, eerie)




 Happy writing!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

***Free*** Novelette on the Radish Mobile Reading App!

Secrets, Lies, and Heartaches…

When shy, lonely new girl in town Carley Rios first went on a hot social media app, she was only trying to find a friend…and maybe something more. Then she reads an anonymous, heartfelt confession that she thinks is about her and, soon, one sexy, sinful confession leads to another, as well as a game of secret admirer.

Who is he? She’s about to find out as her true love sets up a meeting with her, whispering in her ear and revealing his identity in a breathless heartbeat…


This is "Sweet Secrets," a novelette that starts off the rest of the Aidan Falls new adult romance series. When this story ends, HONEYTRAP will begin, then SUGARBABY!

If some of these titles sound familiar, it's because they were previously published under "Crystal Green." However, I just got the publishing rights, and I decided to rename one of the three works. "Sweet Secrets" used to be called "Whisper," but I wanted to keep to the "sweet" theme of the entire series, so voila!

Also, "Chris Marie Green" is now the author rather than "Crystal Green." I'm in the process of putting all my "grittier," "hotter," and/or "darker" work under that pen name because "Crystal Green" will now be devoted to writing sweet romances such as the Heroes of the West series. In fact, since I also just got the rights back to four of my old Special Editions, I'll be revising those so that they are sweet, as well! (They'll also belong to "Crystal.")

Anyway, as I mentioned, "Sweet Secrets" is free on Radish (click here to go to the app, but you'll find "SS" quicker if you go through your phone app). For the time being, my user name on Radish is still "CrystalOh," but I'll be switching that to "Chris Marie Green," too.

I hope you read all five chapters and continue with the series when HONEYTRAP goes live on Radish 11/30/16!