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Monday, December 2, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan, Katie Lane, Emma Cane

Expected Publication: December 10th, 2013

Description:

What’s better than Christmas? Christmas and Cowboys. Contemporary romance stars Emma Cane, Jennifer Ryan, and Katie Lane join together for a holiday anthology to remember.

“The Christmas Cabin” by Emma Cane
Sandy, recently diagnosed with MS and abandoned by her husband, is determined to make Christmas special for her five-year-old Nate. While they’re trooping through the woods to cut down their Christmas tree, a snowstorm arises, and a mysterious old ranch hand points them toward an abandoned cabin. Little do they realize, the ranch hand also guides cowboy Doug Thalberg to the same place…

“Can’t Wait” by Jennifer Ryan
Before The Hunted series, Caleb and Summer had a whirlwind romance not to be forgotten...
Caleb Bowden has a lot to thank his best friend, Jack, for - saving his life in Iraq and giving him a job helping him run his family’s ranch. He also introduced him to the most incredible woman he’s ever met. Too bad he can’t ask her out. You do not date your best friend’s sister. Summer and Caleb share a closeness she’s never felt for anyone, but the stubborn man refuses to turn the flirtatious friendship into something meaningful. Frustrated and tired of wishing to be happy, Caleb tells Jack how he feels about Summer. With his friend’s help, he plans a surprise Christmas proposal she’ll never forget - because he can’t wait to make her his wife. 

Baby It's Cold Outside” by Katie Lane
Alana Hale is tired of irresponsible beach bums whose only plan for the future is catching the next “awesome” wave. So when she tries her luck with an internet dating service and ends up hitting the Responsible-Sensitive-Man jackpot, she wastes no time accepting Clint McCormick’s invitation to spend the holidays on his family’s ranch. But when an unexpected blizzard strands Alana, she’ll be forced to find refuge in the arms of a womanizing rodeo cowboy who knows how to take the chill off a cold winter night. Now Alana will have to make a choice between the man who heats her blood and the man who touches her heart. Or will she? Mistaken identity will give Alana the man of her dreams and a very “Marry” Christmas.

GUEST POST
“The Cowboy Fascination” by Emma Cane

Women love cowboys. There, I said it—and you know it’s true! That’s why I set my Valentine Valley books in Colorado ranching country. My novella, “The Christmas Cabin” in the anthology ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A COWBOY, is about one of our primal fantasies—being rescued by a cowboy (well, my heroine does some rescuing, too).

I watched TV Westerns with my dad as a kid, and I still can’t let the cowboy longing go. More recently, I’ve been watching Longmire, the A&E summer series about a Wyoming sheriff who’s grieving his dead wife and trying to move on. He’s a hunky guy, but if you like them a little younger, there’s Branch, his excellent deputy sheriff who’s pretty conflicted…

Ahem, I digress. There’s just something about cowboys. Well, not just one thing, so I’ll tell you my Top 5:

5. Solitude. Sometimes a cowboy’s work keeps him alone with his horse a good part of the day. We imagine that cowboys are loners, a little sad at heart, who just need a good woman to make their lives complete. And we all want to be that woman.

4. Honor. Cowboys are just honorable guys who’d do anything for their parents and their girlfriends, who’d never knowingly hurt anyone, who believe in honesty. And if a cowboy goes against any of that, he probably has a darn good reason and will make it right by the end of the book. 

3. Strength. Cowboys work with their hands, and they use their bodies to control their horses. (fanning myself now) Their work is very physical and sometimes dangerous, and that sculpts an incredible body. But strength also makes a man confident, and that’s pretty sexy, too.

2. Know-how. Working on a ranch, a cowboy has to pick up a lot of skills, from dealing with animals to fixing engines. There’s just something about a man who’s competent in a lot of different ways. If you need something done, a cowboy can probably do it.

1. A man just looks good in jeans and cowboy hat and boots. Enough said.

So what do you like about cowboys?

About the authors:

EMMA CANE grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma.


JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances. 
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper. 
Please visit her website at www.jennifer-ryan.com for information about upcoming releases.



KATIE LANE started writing in fifth grade when she wrote a fictional story about being a skirt.(yes, you read that correctly. The story was told in first-skirt rather than first-person.) Since then, she’s stuck to telling stories about people. Going Cowboy Crazy is her first novel in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her high school sweetheart


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44 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

...a new hand bag :)

Emma Cane said...

Lisa, don't you want a cowboy for Christmas? ;)

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!! And THIS LISA will take a cowboy for Christmas...Especially if he likes to change diapers and do the dishes!!

Vivian Situ Reads said...

All I want for Christmas is a Nikon D3200!! If not, I'll stick with World Peace. :)

Amy Casey said...

All I want for Christmas is......an iPad and some books! :)

CCAM said...

@Emma, Tasty - I have The Man, I have the boots and the hat -so I definitely will have my cowboy for Christmas!!!!!

Melissa Ives said...
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Melissa Ives said...

I love Emma Cane's Cowboys- For Christmas this year, I would like an Amazon Gift Card to load up my Kindle Fire and a day to myself to just be lazy, escape from reality and read in peace and quiet :) (someday when my littles are in college-- maybe! :)

Katie Lane said...

Ha! It is a close call between a hand bag and a cowboy, Lisa. But there is nothin' like a cowboy (or stories about cowboys) to heat up the holidays. Great guest post, Emma! Good luck to all in the giveaway and thanks Mythical Books. Great website:o)

Emma Cane said...

Don't all cowboys do those things? At least in our books. ;)

Emma Cane said...

Ha, I like that!

Emma Cane said...

Maybe books you can read on an iPad!

Emma Cane said...

Lucky you! I have a picture of my husband in a cowboy hat...

Emma Cane said...

So glad you like my books, Melissa! And yeah, when you have kids, peace and quiet seems like a gift!

Emma Cane said...

Thanks for stopping by, Katie!

Beautiful Disaster said...

Kindle or gift cards.
Thanks :)
Lori

traveler said...

Cowboys are my heroes. Principled, and courageous. Wonderful post and giveaway. thanks for this chance.

sandybook said...

A Kindle e-reader and time to read. :)

That Girl Reads said...

All I want for Christmas is a time machine. Then I can go back and get myself a real cowboy, lol. ;)

love to read said...

To be free of pain, if I can't have that then more books to divert myself. Selfish I know

Brandi Brennan said...

All I want for Christmas is good food and good times with my family. If we're talking material items, I'd love to get an eternity band from the hubby!

Missy said...

I don't want anything this year. I've made it very hard for my husband to buy for me this year...guess it's all up to him!

jlfemm said...

I've always had a thing for cowboys--probably since I was very young watching The Virginian with my Dad. My Dad rode horses and when I grew up I rode them too. I married a cowboy (sorry, not a happy ending there), but in spite of that, my heart still pounds at the sight of a big, bad cowboy (especially if they are wearing a big black cowboy hat).

Daniela Ella said...

Oh, perfect! Christmas it's comming! With a bad cowboy:X I want him!

Emma Cane said...

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the post.

Emma Cane said...

Oh, time to read. A good present for all of us.

Emma Cane said...

Hey, cowboys still exist! You might have to travel to find him...

Emma Cane said...

That's not selfish. I'll hope for that for you, too.

Emma Cane said...

Good food and family, yes! After celebrating Thanksgiving, it reminds me how important your wish is.

Emma Cane said...

Bet he's up to the challenge.

Emma Cane said...

I remember watching Gunsmoke with my dad!

Emma Cane said...

Ha! ;)

Kimberly Mayberry said...

...a cheap laptop because mine is old and dying.

Emma Cane said...

What did we do without our computers?

collenga said...

I would like some new clothes for Christmas!

Ada said...

besides a cowboy?? I definitely want an eReader....really hoping Santa leaves me a Kindle Fire!

stacey dempsey said...

happy healthy kids is all I want for Christmas really , but some new slippers would be nice too lol

nurmawati djuhawan said...

...a cute and funny boyfriend... *lol*
thx :)

Kai said...

are the pictures that my deceased cousin has given to me and that my sister has "taken" from me after 20 years.

Debra Sad said...

I want a home dont care what kind a apt, house,trailer or even camper for me and my daughter who life kind of threw us some obstales and I am starting over from scratch for the first in over 25 years just a little space to call my own:)

Anita H. said...

All I want for Christmas is ....... a car (and a cowboy would be nice too!) I hope Santa is listening!

Ashtrie Karana Putrie said...

All I want for Christmas is a day out. But as I'm working a shift as paramedics, it's seems far fetched ;p

florryalyna said...

a box full of books

Marta Vieira said...

books, books and more books :)