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A Very Gentle Lady

Celia Yeary is a brilliantly, talented author and I am proud to be associated with her in Rawhide ‘n Roses – a Western Romance Short Story Anthology which is due for release on March 15. Between now and then I will feature excerpts of their stories and more information on the authors themselves. Please enjoy getting to know Celia.


Celia Yeary, a native Texan, former science teacher, graduate of Texas Tech University and Texas State University, is mother of two, grandmother of three boys, and wife of a wonderful, supportive Texan.

She has published nine novels, seven novellas, and articles for a Texas Magazine, Texas Co-op Power. All stories, short or long, are set in Texas. Most are Western Historical Romance, and others are contemporary. Each one tells a love story.

Celia and her husband enjoy traveling, and both are involved in their church, the community, and the university. Central Texas has been her home forty years.

Title: A Gentle Touch.

Short Blurb:

Adam Taylor knows how to tame mustangs with a gentle touch, but how does he assure a frightened abused woman she is safe with him?

Lynette cowers in the presence of men, until she witnesses a cruel act by a ranch hand. Will she find the strength to stop him, using her own method?


A sound brought his head up. A horse in a wild snit, screeching and snorting and rearing. That kid he’d hired was in the small round corral with a horse. Something was wrong.

He climbed the corral fence and jumped to the ground. Running around the barn and back a ways, Adam approached the corral. Yep, the kid had the mare tied to a fence post, and with a whip, he beat that poor thing around her face, her neck, and her side. The mare reared and snorted, but the tether around her neck tightened even more, causing the horse to go crazy. And the crazy kid kept it up.

Before Adam arrived at the corral, Lynette came flying out of the house, running full out toward the corral.

Doesn’t that sound good?

Make sure you check out Celia’s other books:



Texas Promise  



CY_Texas True-MM-Lulu



Texas True  



Western Romance has always been my first love but I also write hot contemporary romance under my pen name A.L. Simpson. In my Westerns I love to write about knock ‘em down - drag ‘em out fights, outlaws, bank robbery, stage hold-ups and romance. In my Contemporary’s I write f/m, m/m and m/m/f. I usually draw on experiences for these and they usually cause more than a few tears for the readers. When I am not writing I enjoy walking our dogs – 2 elderly Jack Russell Terriers - with my husband and travelling both overseas and in Australia. Susan Horsnell Links: Blog: Web: FB: A.L. Simpson Links: Website: Blog: FB:

8 thoughts on “A Very Gentle Lady

  1. Your story may be “A Gentle Lady” but I think of you as a feisty lady. ☺ I look forward to reading all the stories in the anthology. I’m still worried mine won’t measure up, though, and very nervous.

  2. Hi Celia,
    Nice to learn a little more about you. And your story blurb has me hooked already — wish I could jump into the scene and save the mare! I’m sure your characters will, though, and I’m anxious to see how they handle it!

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