On the Buckle, Dream Horse Mystery #1

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Can Viola Parker keep a job for one year to get a surprise trust fund? She used to be one of the best show-jumper riders around, but her attitude has landed her out of work. Again.

When a ghost horse begins haunting her dreams, and dead bodies start piling up, the question isn’t whether she can earn a reference from her hunky boss, Malcolm, but whether she’ll live long enough to get it. More
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About Candace Carrabus

I have written stories and ridden horses--frequently simultaneously--for as long as I can remember. I grew up on Long Island and spent my formative years in the saddle--just imagining.

Not surprisingly, my stories are usually infused with the mystery and spirituality horses have brought to my life.

My philosophy, in brief :: (No, not in briefs, but that's a nice image, thank you very much.)

We are all immigrants in spirit, with our minds, hearts, and souls being the final frontier.

Yep, that's it.

I've discovered this is what happens to all my main characters--whether by choice or accident or design--they go somewhere else.

They immigrate.

At first, this change is external--physical. Over time, their journeys lead to a place of discovery and growth that is within each individual alone. The final frontier to which we all can go.

Boldly go . . .

Go on.


Awards and such

Raver -- Book One of the Horsecaller
First place, Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Oklahoma Writers Federation, 2003
First place, Paranormal, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005

Winterlight (now known as On the Buckle)
Third place, Single Title Contemporary, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005

A Farmer at Last
Second place, Essay, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003

Third place, Poetry Unrhymed Short, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003

Unending Memory
Second place, Saturday Writers Poetry Contest

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About the Series: The Dream Horse Mysteries
Jump in the saddle for a fun but bumpy ride!

Few will hire competitive rider, Viola Parker, since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. Not only that, her attitude just landed her out of work…again. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction.

Now, before she's thirty, she must keep a job for one year and receive a glowing letter of recommendation to get a surprise trust fund set up by her absentee parents. A trust fund that could represent freedom and independence—or might be worth nothing.

Vi accepts a position and moves from Long Island to Missouri thinking that keeping her mouth shut and her head down for one year will be easy.

But when Wastrel begins haunting her dreams and dead bodies start piling up, the question isn’t whether she can earn a reference from her hunky boss, Malcolm, but whether she’ll live long enough to get it.

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Reviews of On the Buckle, Dream Horse Mystery #1 by Candace Carrabus

Jutzie reviewed on Dec. 27, 2014

Viola Parker hasn’t held a job for more than a few months, that is about to change if she wants to come into some money, which she don’t. She could care less about this so-called trust fund in her name if she can hold a job for a year straight and get a good recommendation, her cousin feels otherwise. She’s about to turn twenty-nine and it stipulates she has to do this before thirty, cousin Penny finds her the perfect place. Or what what her cousin considered perfect. It was in a way. Her new boss Robert Malcolm was quite handsome and looked wonderful in the kilt he favored to wear.

I just had to read this book after the blurb talking about her favorite pair of undies going downstream, and it was well worth it. This book is written from Viola’s point of view and very humorous. It is a laugh out loud type of story even though some serious stuff is happening. I’m glad I found this author and this book.
**WARNING: If you like to take shots of whip cream from a can...have some cans on hand while reading. You might get a craving or two or three...
**Language and sensual content
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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