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The Sheriff and the Psychic by Peggy Jaeger is a Trick or Treat Bonanza pick #pnr #westernromance


Author: Peggy Jaeger

Genre: PNR, Western Romance

Book Blurb:

Police Psychic Silvestra Coeltrain comes to Renewal, OK to visit with old friends and to heal. After a year in which she was tested physically, mentally, and psychically, all she wants to do is sleep, fish, and bask in the tranquility of the sleepy town. Sheriff Caleb Blackbear doesn’t understand the feelings he’s quickly developing for Renewal’s newest visitor. She responds to his kisses with a passion that equals his own. But she’s an enigma, filled with secrets and evasions, and he’s a suspicious man. When several of the local ranches begin losing cattle to a mysterious illness, it’s Silvestra who claims the animals are being methodically targeted and killed. As Cal’s investigation zeros in on who and what could be slaying the animals, the murder of a prominent rancher’s daughter – and Cal’s former lover – complicates things. With Silvestra’s life now in danger, Cal is determined to keep her safe at any cost.


He spotted her the moment he walked into the market. A lifetime of honed tracker's instincts never failed as he saw her tucked behind one of the food aisles, holding a small basket. The Sheriff stood for a moment, just watching. Today, her chestnut-colored hair was pulled back in a high ponytail making the owner look all of fifteen years old. Seasoned, faded jeans that fit like a second skin made his mouth water. A cream-colored shirt tucked into the jeans, two buttons open at the neck gave him an unobstructed view of the line of Silvestra's throat and collarbone.

If possible, she was lovelier than Cal remembered. Skin, unlined and free of artifice had his fingers yearning to run up and down its softness.

When she picked up two cans, delicate brow furrowed, and bit her bottom lip, Cal's mouth watered with lust. The freight train that crashed into his mid-section when her tongue flicked across her lips almost did him in.

"Mornin' Cal," Bert Clark bellowed from behind the counter. "How's the Sheriffing business today?"

Collecting himself, Cal smiled. "Same as usual, Bert. Can't complain. How's Mary Louise doing?"

"Better. Much, actually. Doc Lynton says she'll be up and around within the week."

"That's good to hear. A broken leg's nothing to sneeze at."

Bert nodded. "What can I do for you today?"

"Just thought I'd grab a quick drink," Cal said, walking toward the freezer section. He spotted Silvestra close by in the frozen foods.

Feigning surprise, he smiled and tipped his hat. "Mornin'."

"Sheriff." Silvestra inclined her head a fraction, briefly touching on his eyes.

"Nice day," he said.


They stood silent for a few moments, each pair of eyes locked onto the other’s face.

"Stocking up on a few things?" he asked, glancing down at her basket.

Her eyes stayed glued to his face. "Yes. I forgot to give Mabel a list of things I needed the other day when she came into town."

He nodded and leaned against the freezer. "Speaking of the other day, Nate Bolton had his cow necropsied. Seems she did die of natural causes."

"Just as you suspected."

Bert Clark stood rooted at the counter, clandestinely watching them out of the corner of his eye as he pretended to count the change in the register. The store was practically alive with tension, all originating from the frozen foods section.

"Well, I've got to get this done and get back to work," Silvestra said.

"Here, I'll help you," Cal reached for the basket.

"Oh, don't trouble yourself. I can manage."

Smiling broadly, he said, "It's no trouble at all." For the briefest of seconds, their hands touched when he took the basket. The impact of heat meeting heat was overwhelming. "Besides, I've been coming here since I was a kid. I know where everything is, even the good stuff Bert hides from the kids. Now." He took the small list from her hand. "Teabags. They'll be over here."

Silvestra followed him around the store as he ticked off the items one by one and threw them into the basket.

"You sure don't eat much," he said, cocking an eyebrow. "I can see why you're such a little thing."

Because it came so quick and unexpectedly, her smile stopped Cal dead in his tracks.

Silvestra chuckled. "I don't need much. Mabel insists on feeding me every night enough for three people. These few things are just to get me through the day while I'm working."

Cal swallowed. Hard. The impact of her smile still sitting squarely on him.

"Working? Mabel said you were here for a rest."

Silvestra's eyes widened and then clouded over. Her smile disappeared as she flicked her tongue over her lips again.

"I-I am," she stammered. "But I have a few things that can't wait."

"Such as...?"

Before Silvestra could reply they were interrupted by the frenzied arrival of two jet black heads bobbing up to Cal and screeching his name.

The Sheriff turned and immediately engulfed the two girls in his arms.

"How are my favorite ladies today?" he asked, giving each of them a swift peck on the head.

"Fine," they said simultaneously.

"When did you get back?"

"Late last night," one of them said.

"Ridiculously late last night," the other clarified.

"Girls, this is Mrs. Coeltrain. She's visiting with the Adams'. These are my nieces, Winter and Summer Marin."

Silvestra smiled at the two.

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If you could dress up as anything or anyone this Halloween, what or who would it be and why?

I would love to dress up as a book fairy!!! Being able to gift readers who can’t afford a book the chance to read one and then keep it is a dream come true for me! My wings would be two books, opened, and attached to my back. Who wouldn’t love to meet a book fairy?? LOL

Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:

Mixing cowboys (who doesn’t love cowboys??) with something a little out of the ordinary – like a visiting psychic – is something I haven’t seen or read in my romance realm. A Psychic Western was a trope I wanted to not only explore, but create. Putting the two together was funfunfun for me to write and I think will be fun for readers to experience, too!

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card

Open internationally.

Runs October 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on November 1.

Author Biography:

Peggy Jaeger writes contemporary romances and rom coms about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. Her stories make you believe in happily ever afters.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all aspects of life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness, and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!"

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Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
Oct 26, 2023

This was such a fun book to read. I wish Peggy much success and lots of sales today!


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Oct 26, 2023

Thank you, Peggy, for sharing your book in our Trick or Treat Book Bonanza!

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