I am so honored to be the recipient of two Silver Medals for my equestrian fiction book, In The Reins, from the Feathered Quill Annual Writer’s Contest!
My goal was to write a story with an honest depiction of the human-horse bond while at the same time giving readers the experience of falling in love with the characters of my book.
Winning Feathered Quill Awards in both the ‘Romance’ and the ‘Adult Fiction featuring Animals’ categories really validates that I’ve accomplished that with the book.
Equestrian reviewers have unanimously praised the novel:
"If you love horse stories and are looking for a book to
draw you into its pages and not let go until that last page is read,
check out In The Reins - you won't be disappointed."
- Feathered Quill Book Reviews
"In The Reins, by new author Carly Kade, has it all:
new beginnings, fun characters, beautiful horses, and
plenty of enticing, steamy scenes at the stable!"
- Maryland Equestrian Lifestyle Guide Book Review
" ... if you're tired of waiting around and hoping for some tall-dark-and-handsome mystery cowboy to jingle his spurs on into your barn
(and, believe it or not, that was NOT intended to be a metaphor for anything),go ahead and pick up a copy of In The Reins
to live out your fantasy in fiction."
- Eileen Cody, Horse Nation's Resident Book Reviewer
"A book that will feel like coming home, complete with
a sexy cowboy, a strong female lead, and beautiful horses."
- Heather and Horses Book Reviews (5 out of 5 horseshoes)
"I'd suggest adding In the Reins to your beach bag or throwing it in
your trailer to read and unwind after a long day at a horse show!"
- Brittney Joy, Author of Red Rock Ranch Book Series
"I highly recommend this book to all fellow equestrians,
no matter your discipline! I may primarily ride English
but I have a cowgirl heart and this book definitely calls to it."
- Booking Around Book Reviews
About In The Reins
Not your typical cowboy romance, In The Reins is based in modern cowgirl culture for readers who enjoy equestrian stories where horses play a starring role alongside the lead human characters.
The story follows city girl Devon Brooke who is looking for a fresh start by returning to her country roots after a sudden breakup. By fate, she acquires a young Paint Horse named Faith and meets a mysterious cowboy, McKennon Kelly, whose deeply guarded secret takes them all down a path of suspense, romance, and self-discovery.
Deeply romantic and suspenseful, In The Reins captures the struggle between letting life move forward and shying away from taking the reins.
Want More? Meet the Characters from In The Reins!
What do a cool cowboy, a handsome bull rider, and a wannabe cowgirl with horse problems have in common? You guessed it! They are all characters from In The Reins and they can't wait for you to get to know them. Check out the video shorts a.k.a character sneak peeks from my "Meet the Characters from In The Reins" playlist on YouTube. I've compiled them in a single blog post for easy viewing here. Enjoy!
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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