#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Acupuncture and Brylee’s bracelet

Now, THERE’s a combination for you.  :)

Today, Wednesday, is acupuncture day, and I am sure looking forward to all that relaxation!  People often cringe when I mention acupuncture–I guess they’re imagining skin bristling with heavy-duty tapestry needles and maybe even bloodshed.  :)  The truth is, the points on the needles are incredibly fine, and I don’t even feel most of them.  Note, however, the word ‘most’.  Some of them give me a pretty good twingle, to use my mom’s quaint but colorful terminology, but that’s because there’s stagnant chi (energy) in that particular spot, needing to be released, and the sting rarely lasts longer than a second or two.  When I miss a visit, I really feel it.

In short, I’m a believer.  :)  For me, acupuncture is a great blessing.

Now, about the bracelet.  With a lot of help from the brilliant folks at Montana Silversmiths–they make the fantastic silver buckles awarded to rodeo champions, among other lovely things–I designed the bracelet Zane gives to Brylee in “Big Sky Wedding.”  It goes on sale soon, and I’ll make sure there’s a link here on the blog, so you can take a peek at it.  Yes, it’s available for purchase, at what I think is a cowgirl-friendly price, and every penny of my share of any profits goes to fund the Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women, so if you buy one, you’re not only acquiring an heirloom-quality piece of jewelry, you’re helping somebody get a leg up in life.  I’ll be giving away at least one bracelet right here on the blog, so stay tuned for more information.

Looks like a little rain might be blowing in–we had a humdinger of a thunder and lightning storm the other night, which I mostly missed because I was in bed, plugged into my iPod and listening to a book.  (By the way, the Recorded Books version of “Big Sky Wedding” is available on iTunes, Audible.com, etc., and the narrator, Jack Garrett, has a real sexy cowboy voice, ala Sam Elliott.) 

What was I listening to during the big storm?  A suspense novel called, “After Her”–author’s name to follow because I can’t remember it at the moment–and DARN, it was a good story.  I fell asleep before the ending but, fortunately, I happened to have a hardcover copy of the book as well, so instead of trying to rewind to the place I konked out, I flipped through the book instead and read the ending.  Oh, this modern world.  If you enjoy gritty–but not TOO gritty–suspense as I do, I’d recommend this one for sure.

That’s the news from the Triple L, for now anyway.

And don’t forget to comment–two winners of signed books will be notified tomorrow and announced on Friday.

48 comments to “Acupuncture and Brylee’s bracelet”

  1. Brenda Erickson
      · August 28th, 2013 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Ilove reading your blogs. When you give the name of the author for After Her book. I would like to read it.

    • donna owens
        · August 29th, 2013 at 7:10 pm · Link

      love all your books can’t wait to read big sky wedding . hope one day to have a big sky wedding . got to catch my cowboy
      first . thanks for keeping my dreams and hopes alive with all the big sky books :-P

  2. Lyn Morrissette
      · August 28th, 2013 at 2:49 pm · Link

    I enjoy your books. Thanks for the wonderful blog. I just had my 3rd acupuncture treatment today. I am relaxing more now. I have a bad back. I sure hope he can help with the pain. Is that why you go? Thanks for any info on acupuncture. I am looking forward to your new book. Lyn

  3. Bonnie Pruett
      · August 28th, 2013 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Hello, signing in for a chance to win. I hope.
    I’m telling you, Linda, you can sure pack a lot of info about several things in your blog and do it in a way that makes sense and you dont feel like it’s as wordy as Webster’s Dictionary. That’s a sign of a wondrrful writer. I don’t know if anyone agrees with me, but I don’t mind. You are my favorite author. I’ve always loved westerns and yours are riveting. I can’t wait to get to yhe next page and the next and it’s over so incredibly fast. I read fast and then I think on the story and mull it over in my mimd, I love the story but am sorry it’s over. Then when I get a new book, I’m ready to jump into the next one. Thank God for your blessed writing talent and God Bless You for sharing your gift with us.


    Bonnie Pruett :-D

  4. Diane Ball
      · August 28th, 2013 at 2:59 pm · Link

    I tried acupuncture one time felt like a pin cushion. Lol glad your session went good. Reading Big Sky Wedding now, you haven’t let me down, I’m loving it. 8)

  5. marilyn hurst
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely check out the book, and I saw the bracelet, gorgeous!!!! Hope you have some rain and not storms! Have a wonderful week, can’t wait to read the new book….saving it for the holiday weekend!!!

  6. Marilyn Everhart
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:07 pm · Link

    I’m a needle coward but did acupuncture for about a year to help with some allergy problems. There were sessions when I almost felt like I was in a trance- so relaxed. I knew what was going on around me but didn’t much care. I always left refreshed. Your blog has brought back memories of those times. The needles didn’t hurt. Some were about as big around as a hair.

      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:08 pm · Link

    I have not stop & brought your book yet but will this afternoon. I have read & reread so many of your books. I sure do enjoy them. Also, like reading your blog each day to see what you are up to now. I like how you write about your garden and how you like trying different items to cook. Keep up writing all these good books for us.

    Have a good day

  8. pat Yates
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Have been too busy helping daughter-in-law today to start Big Sky Wedding. Will start it at 3 while waiting for school to let out. Itching to start it!
    There isn’t one of your books that I haven’t been sad to finish.

    For anyone afraid of acupuncture, it helped my husband after he had a bad stroke. His migraines were so bad. It would help him for weeks.

    God Bless

  9. Ruby Norwood
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Linda you have more nerve than I do. I could not lay there and let someone stick needles in me. I sure am glad you are going to show us the bracelet that Zane gave to Brylee who knows you might sell a lot that way and also for a good cause.
    Later Ruby

  10. Barbara Linkous
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:17 pm · Link

    I just returned from Walmart where I purchased BIG SKY WEDDING and opened my email and saw your blog. I must be one of your biggest fans, and have read all of your books except for two of your earliest ones.

    I love your blogs — it’s like hearing from a old friend. You are always so down-to-earth. Never pretentious.

    Keep those great books coming!!!

  11. carole
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:19 pm · Link

    My dad swears by acupuncture, on his back so if it helps go for it! I can’t wait to see the bracelet..and to start reading Big Sky Wedding! Have a nice hump day!

  12. Regina M.
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read Big Sky Wedding!!!! I LOVE your books. I actually found one I haven’t read and am reading it now. Keep those cowboy stories coming!!!!

  13. Emma
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I can’t wait till my pre-order copy of “Big Sky Wedding” comes in the mail.I enjoy reading all of your books.I like your blogs.Have a wonderful week.

  14. judy
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:32 pm · Link

    I love to hear Sam Elliott talk. I love talking books. They are so nice when you are on the road. Hope you are feeling better.

  15. Debbie Koziel
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Bought Big Sky Wedding yesterday! Hope to start it in the next few days!

  16. Juanita Rice
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Well, you fell asleep with your audio book and I fell asleep with Big Sky Wedding in my lap. :) Turing out to be another good one…as usual. Thanks for the wonderful entertainment, Linda. :)

  17. Jo-Ann Baker
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Waiting for my copy to come in the mail. I reread the Big Sky books to keep up with the new one Big Sky Wedding. Love them all. Waiting to see if we get a Christmas book on either the Mcketrick’s or Creeds. Love all your books. :)

  18. Becky Strobaugh
      · August 28th, 2013 at 3:50 pm · Link

    I saw the picture on fb. Very pretty!

  19. Carol Bradbury
      · August 28th, 2013 at 4:22 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read the new book Big Sky Wedding and would love to win the bracelet. Thank you Linda for all you books over the last 20 years!!

  20. Diana E
      · August 28th, 2013 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I’ve never had the opportunity to try acupuncture but it certainly sounds like you enjoy it.
    Stayed up tell almost 1:00 am last night reading Big Sky Wedding, really enjoying it!!! Blessings to you, Linda.

  21. Denise
      · August 28th, 2013 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Finished Big Sky Wedding this morning. Love it! Every time I go to my 91 year old grandmas house she sends me home with either a bag or box full of what is usually junk…until last June, that is. On this particular day in June 2012, grandma put some “sexy cowboy” books in my bag. Now don’t worry, she warned me that they were sexy which embarrassed the heck out of me. Anyway, the books in my bag were the Creeds trilogy, I was hooked!! I was never a romance reader. I only read self help kind of books. You can’t get me to pick up a self help book these days, I’m to busy in cowboy land. I have read all of the McKettricks and Creeds and now all of the Big Sky books to date. Love them all and want more. I do have a question, is Nash pronounced Nash that rhymes with sash or NAsh that is short for Ignatius? My grandpa’s name was Ignatius and everyone called him Nash. I have 3 boys of my own and wanted one of them to be Nash after their great grandpa, but that didn’t happen. Love the name either way. Thanks for your wonderful stories!
    Denise from Kentucky

    • Joanie gonsalves
        · August 28th, 2013 at 7:20 pm · Link

      Lol we gramma s love LLM

      • Denise
          · August 29th, 2013 at 1:04 pm · Link

        Lol imagine my shock when I realized just how sexy the books are. The thought of my sweet little grandma reading about these incredible (in every way) men still makes me giggle. Grandma’s need a little pick me up too, right haha. Have a great day Joanie.

  22. Norma Stanforth
      · August 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm · Link

    The bracelet sounds like it is beautiful! ” After Her ” sounds like a good book. I think i need acupuncture!!! You all have a great day and God bless you.
    As always your friend,
    Norma :-P

  23. Leanna
      · August 28th, 2013 at 5:03 pm · Link

    I would love to try acupuncture! I cannot wait to read Big Sky Wedding! It will be coming soon.

  24. Shelley
      · August 28th, 2013 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Big Sky Wedding is next on my list. I am going to check out the bracelet next. Have a wonderful evening. :-D

  25. Laska Bull
      · August 28th, 2013 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Just picked up “Big Sky Wedding” will start it tonight I have not even started this book and can’t wait till the next one comes out. Your the “Best” ever..


  26. Crystal
      · August 28th, 2013 at 6:10 pm · Link

    SOOOOOOOO Excited to hear about the audio books!!!! I never thought of looking but i hope theres more availble!!!! I will definetely check this evening!!! Cross my fingers and can’t wait to see Brylees Bracelet!!

  27. Deann Ragan
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the silver bracelet debut. Love silver and western is my favorite style. A winning combination.


  28. Jennifer Damone
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read the new book. I pre-ordered it a couple months ago and it downloaded to my Kindle yesterday. Thanks again for the great books!

  29. Connie Johnson
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Love reading your blog and can’t wait to get my copy of Big Sky Wedding.

  30. mary klemp
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:09 pm · Link

    I cant wait to get my copy for my l/l/miller collection. the books are always the best reading just don’t get enough. keep up the great work.

  31. Brooks Flori
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm · Link

    I am so impressed with our energy level, perhaps the acupuncture is responsible? When I grow up, I want to live your life, You give back so much, in your stories, & help heal a wounded spirit. Brooks Flori

  32. Jini Teynor
      · August 28th, 2013 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Big Sky Wedding will be on my kindle on Friday. I can’t wait to get it. I got to read an excerpt from it the other day, and like the others, I’m hooked. I’ve read most of your books. Some of the older ones I can’t find. I’ve even borrowed from libraries from other towns. I do love me a sexy cowboy. Lol! I already have 2 of your new books for Dec and Jan pre ordered. I usually read when I’m babysitting the grandchildren or when boyfriend is not around. Lol. As far as acupuncture, maybe I should try it as alternative treatment for pain control for my back. I’ve had 9 back surgeries. Keep creating these great romances, Linda and I’ll keep buying them. I’m addicted. Much love, Jini

  33. Roberta Giordano
      · August 28th, 2013 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for the new book. I have to try listening to books! I use a kindle can you buy audio books through Amazon ? Was thinking of trying acupuncture ,sounds like its relaxing but does it help? Have a very bad back, 3 operations, in pain everyday. Hope the rest of your week is great

  34. Sherry Wallace
      · August 28th, 2013 at 8:36 pm · Link

    I enjoy a good who-done-it suspense novel, too, Linda :) Lisa Gardner is a favorite of mine. Got Big Sky Wedding today & anxious to start on it :). I looked online at those bracelets you designed – just beautiful. I’ve always loved Montana Silversmith’s cowboy buckles anyway!!
    Blessings from the Deep South,

  35. Debbie Lilly
      · August 28th, 2013 at 8:44 pm · Link

    My book arrived yesterday. Guess what I did? I put it on the shelf so that I could finish reading The Rustler. :oops: I need to know if Wyatt gets the girl. I’m looking forward to reading Big Sky Wedding this weekend. 8-O I know that it will be a very interesting story to follow just like all the others have been. I really enjoy your books. I mean to tell ya that I could read them all over and over again ’cause I enjoy them that much! Keep them coming, Linda!!!!!

  36. Wendy Mathews
      · August 29th, 2013 at 12:06 am · Link

    Thanks for doing what you do! Eagerly awaiting the new book :)

  37. Alexia Evans
      · August 29th, 2013 at 6:43 am · Link

    I tried Acupuncture back in 2001 when I was having issues with my Kidneys. I was diagnosed June 2000 with Lupus Nephritis and a rare form of Kidney disease. My legs were swollen to the point of them hurting because the skin was stretched badly. One of my co-workers mentioned Acupuncture and I decided to give it a try. It made me fell much better. The area near the inside of the ankle is connected to the Kidneys and on the days when I’d go get treated that area would weep fluid once they put the needle in. It was an amazing experience for me to actually feel good. I kept going back for about 6 months and then the person moved to Boston so I never went back but things did get better for me. I was on medicine too at the time and had to control the amount of protein in my diet so it wasn’t just the Acupuncture alone but it did help me feel better. :-D

  38. Cheryl Messer
      · August 29th, 2013 at 11:14 am · Link

    I am so petrified of acupuncture, I just hate needles, I honestly do not think I could sit thru it! A lot of people swear by it, I just cannot bring myself to doing it, even with all of my pains (and creaks and squeaks my body has) lol… 8)

  39. Lisa Johnson
      · August 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am · Link

    Linda, I too am a big believer in Acupuncture – my cousin’s wife told me how it had helped her get off a lot of medicine, so I tried it and it really has helped me with my tummy issues. I couldn’t believe how much it has helped me out. I go back once a year or so for like 5 – 7 treatments and it keeps working for about a year to a year and a half.

    Just started the Big Sky Wedding this morning. I’m already hooked. I can’t wait to finish work today so I can get back to it. Love your books!

    Take care and God bless!

  40. Janie Kessler
      · August 29th, 2013 at 12:27 pm · Link

    I’m probably too late to win a book but definitely want to find out about the bracelet. It’s my favorite piece of jewelry, especially silver, and my granddaughter’s name is Brylee! It would be a great keepsake to hand down to her.

  41. zola udell
      · August 29th, 2013 at 3:32 pm · Link

    I can hardly wait until I read Big Sky Wedding. It’s been a wonderful series, and you are so gifted. May God bless you, and may you rest in His peace.

  42. Patty C
      · August 29th, 2013 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I’m glad that acupuncture is helping you feel better. I love your blogs, they are so uplifting. :) I purchased Big Sky Wedding yesterday, AND finished it yesterday (I had to, I just couldn’t put it down). What is there to say? BEAUTIFUL, GREAT, EXCELLENT, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your western books!:-D Now I can hardly wait for Big Sky Secrets. I believe you mentioned it was coming out in December? Truly, you keep us in suspence just waiting for the next book; but in a very wonderful way! Have a lovely day :!:

  43. Pat Parker
      · August 29th, 2013 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Just finished Big Sky Wedding and put it in the bookcase with the other 4 Big Sky books (so far). I loved it and am glad Brylee can finally enjoy life without Hutch.

    I have reread many of your series. Keep on writing!

    Pat Parker

  44. Pamela Black
      · September 1st, 2013 at 12:19 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to order my bracelet. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. We have horses so I love anything with a horse on it.
    :wink: I just downloaded the book to my ipad.
    I can’t to start reading it. I read lot when I’m in the car, it lets me escape the thoughts of our auto accident.
    So I am very thankful for all of your books.


  45. Diana Reed
      · September 3rd, 2013 at 10:25 pm · Link

    Love your books :)

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