Christmas in Texas

DSC_1995For Thanksgiving, my family traveled from Arkansas to just north of San Antonio, Texas for the holiday to spend time with family in a place called Boerne, TX. The weekend after Thanksgiving, they conduct an annual event called Dickens on Main where they shut down Main Street and make it a party with people dressed in Dickens’ period costumes. It’s all great fun and the kids have a ball.

When I was looking for something cowboy themed for a Christmas pCOWost, I came across this picture of a place not far Boerne I hadn’t known existed, and I lived in Boerne for 13 years! What do cowboys do for Christmas is answered in this picture. And really, it’s all about the kids and their wonder and excitement of the season.

For couples having difficulties getting pregnant or who can’t have children, it can be a painful time of year. My heart goes out to those who are having problems or who couldn’t have children and wanted them. It’s a magical time when you can live vicariously through a child’s eyes and recapture the wonder of Christmas.

My December book BOOTS AND WISHES revisits my UGLY STICK SALOON characters around Christmas time. Audrey wants a baby and she and Jackson will stop at nothing to get pregnant. This book is full of joy, heartache, love and suspense.

Thank you all for reading my books and for following me on my writing journey. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a truly fantastic New Year.


The best gift has nothing to do with the size of the BootsAndWishes300package

Married to the love of her life, Audrey Anderson is ready to get this baby show on the road. Except six months of timing sex around her ovaries’ cycle has not only dampened their spontaneity, it hasn’t worked. She’s still not pregnant.

Jackson would love to give Audrey half a dozen children, but he can’t stand the heartache in her eyes as each month goes by with no “plus” sign on the test strip. Hell, he’s ready to call it and concentrate on just being a happy couple.

When a runaway mother arrives at the Ugly Stick with a newborn in tow and needing a job, Audrey, ever the tender heart, takes them in—at the saloon and her home—despite the baby’s presence being a constant reminder of her own empty arms.

Baby Mia turns out to be a blessing in disguise, but just as life settles into a rhythm as pleasant as a cow pony’s lope, the runaway mama’s painful past comes roaring after her with the force of a prairie tornado, threatening to destroy anything in its path, including Audrey and the Ugly Stick Saloon.

Warning: It’s the holiday season at the Ugly Stick and time to wrap the saloon in mistletoe. No need for hot cocoa, there’s enough pull-out-all-the-stops heat between this sexy bar owner and her handsome cowboy to keep every reader warm.

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About Myla Jackson

Twenty years of livin' and lovin' on a South Texas ranch raising horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus left an indelible impression on Myla Jackson, one she likes to instill in her red-hot stories. Myla pens wildly sexy, fun adventures of all genres including historical westerns, medieval tales, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormal beasties of all shapes and sexy sizes. When she's not wrangling words from her computer she's out snow-skiing, boating, riding her ATV or spending time with her family. She lives in the tree-covered hills of Northwest Arkansas with her husband of 20 years and her muses— the human-wanna-be canines—Chewy and Sweetpea. To learn more about Myla Jackson and her stories visit her website at
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4 Responses to Christmas in Texas

  1. Clare O'Beara says:

    Love the Ugly Stick series!
    Great photo above too!

  2. I love this couple! 🙂 Sounds like a wonderful book.

  3. Shirley Long says:

    No place like Texas for the holidays. One day, you should drive to my hometown, Marshall, and see the Christmas lights. Entire downtown is decorated in white lights with the old historical courthouse in the middle of the square as the center piece. Horse drawn carriage rides, lots of things for the kids to do and Mr. and Mrs. Clause in their house/workshop.
    Then there’s tours of different neighborhoods that really go all out with their decorating. We’re straight down US Hwy 50 from Texarkana. Don’t know how close you are to that, but it would make a nice weekend trip. Lights are turned on the Wed before Thanksgiving and are turned off on New year’s Day. It’s called The Wonderland of Lights. Really beautiful.

  4. Shirley Long says:

    I meant straight down US Hwy 59 from Texarkana,. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a Hwy 50. Man, it’s tough to get old and senile. 🙂

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