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Jingle Balls Blog Hop

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (5)



Welcome!! Happy Holidays!!


JINGLE BALLS BLOG HOP


You better watch out


You better not cry


Better not pout


I'm telling you why


Sexy Santa's coming to town


He's making a list


And checking it twice;


Gonna find out who's naughty and nice


Sexy Santa's coming to town


He sees you when you're playing


He knows when you're aroused


He knows if you've been kinky or sweet


So be kinky for goodness sake


It’s that time of year again when the snow is falling, the nights are long, and we love nothing better than snuggling up with our favourite book boyfriends.


Hello you gorgeous people, and welcome to our Jingle Balls Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by none other than Satin's Bookish Corner and the sensual Amara Lebel.


Why not join us, and all the other amazing authors and bloggers, for your chance to win some sexy prizes which will get your blood going and keep you warm this Christmas.




· The Hop will run from 00:01 (GMT) on the 12th of December until 11:59

(GMT) on the 17th of December 2014.


· In order to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs you MUST be a

follower of each blog participating in the hop.



· You MUST comment leaving your email address so we can get in

touch with you should you win.


· Winners will be announced on the 18th of December.


· Giveaways are open to all US, Canadian and International followers.


Good luck to you all, and here is wishing you


a Merry  Christmas & Happy New Year!!


First up- I have a free book Texas Haven amazon





Everything in Annie Douglas' life has taught her that men can't be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome, Texas cowboy. Upon discovering Burke's advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly asks if he might consider her.

Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.

Misunderstandings, accidents, and treachery leads to Annie leaving shattered and alone. Can their shaking start lead to the possible loving relationship they both desire but neither is sure of?


My Prize for the blog hop


An Ebook set of the Lasso Series-


3 books including Callie's Heart,  Lone Star Joy and Stetson's Storm







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Welcome - Wounded Warrior Project Blog Hop

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (38)



This is the perfect time to give back to the men and women who

have given so much for The United States of America!!




The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.


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Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to

honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.

 




I am donating $30.00 for 30 comments


***Please leave a comment on this blog


By Commenting you will also be entered to win

This prize features- an equestrian infinity scarf


And the following Mary Kay Products


Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs


Mary Kay® Compact Mini (unfilled)


Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color - Spun Silk


Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss - Sun Blossom


Mary Kay® True Dimensions® Lipstick -Sienne Brulee


A retail value of $72.00


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I'm also giving away Texas Haven




Rancher Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife.


His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch.


Now, Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.



Available:    amzn.com/B008R0DPYS






Back to the blog hop



Cowboys and Christmas with Shanna Hatfield

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (2)

 

Shanna-Hatfield-Nov-Blog-TourWelcome to the

 

 

 

Cowboys & Christmas

 

 

 

Blog Tour!

 

 

 

A kickoff of two new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield

 

 

 

and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

 

 

 

There's Something About A Cowboy

 

 

 

 

What is it about a cowboy that inspires giddy thoughts of romance in otherwise sane and sensible women?

 

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It could be the way they make a pair of jeans look just right. If you haven’t ogled a pair of fine-fitting Wranglers at a rodeo, please take yourself to the nearest medical facility to make sure you’ve got a pulse.

 

It could be the dusty boots on their feet. The dirtier, the better. We want a hard-working, real man, after all. Not one who just dresses like a cowboy on the weekends.

 

It could be that Stetson on his head. There’s something about a man sweeping off his hat in a gesture of polite recognition that makes our knees wobbly and our thoughts scattered. Also, there is something entirely endearing about a man with a hat-ring in his hair.

 

It could be the little swagger in his walk. Most of the cowboys I know don’t work to put it there. It’s a byproduct of injuries, too many hours in the saddle, and walking in those dusty boots.

 

It could be the manners they exhibit, no matter how rough and tough they might be. You show me a raised-in-the-country cowboy and I’ll show you a man who respects women and elders, says “yes, ma’am,” and holds doors open. I don’t care how independent and strong of

 

a woman you are, when a good-looking cowboy tips his hat and holds a door open for you, it makes you want to swoon.

 

For me, it’s such fun to write about cowboys and the women determined to resist their considerable charms.

 

In The Christmas Cowboy and Wrestlin’ Christmas, the first two books in the Rodeo Romance series, neither heroine wanted to fall for a cowboy. In fact, they fought quite a valiant battle - but as they say, sometimes resistance is futile.

 

 

Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund®

 

 

Now through Dec. 24, Shanna will donate 10 percent of the net proceeds from all book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. JCCF logoThe JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find The Books

 

 

 

The Christmas Cowboy

 

 

 

Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.

 

 

 

Kindle | Paperback | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple | Audible

 

 

 

You’re Invited to PARTY!

 

 

You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party Thursday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more! Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty

 

The third book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series releases that day! The Christmas Calamity takes readers back to Hardman just in time for the holiday season. Preorders are available now for just $1.99 on Kindle. You can reserve your copy here: http://amzn.com/B00OGOO994

 

In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free that day, as well!

 

 

Prize BasketEnter to Win Prizes!

 

 

To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, autographed books, chocolates, original western artwork, and more fun goodies, fill out this form.

 

http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes

 

 

 

 

About Shanna Hatfield

 

 

Shanna Hatfield 2A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a bestselling author of sweet romantic

 

fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

 

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

 

She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.

 

Find Shanna’s books at:

 

Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple

 

Shanna loves to hear from readers! Follow her online:

 

ShannaHatfield | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads | You Tube | Twitter

New Release- Spring's Delight

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)




Shattered, Spring Reed finally escapes her abusive past by accepting a job

on a Montana ranch.

Colt O’Malley’s life takes a tragic turn leaving him devastated.

Can these two deeply scarred hearts heal enough for love?

Buy it Today!!

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

 


Spring's Delight- Pre-Order

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Shattered, Spring Reed finally escapes her abusive past by

accepting a job on a Montana ranch.


Colt O’Malley’s life takes a tragic turn leaving him

devastated.


Can these two deeply scarred hearts heal enough for love?

AMAZON





ONE CLICK IT- Texas Haven now $0.00

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (1)

FREE Western Romance

"You will really get caught up in the lives of the characters in this book. I loved the surprising twists and turns in this story. I highly recommend it."


BLURB:   Rancher Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now, Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.



"Kathleen has done it again in this beautiful tale of a sexy and confident cowboy who had me liking him from page one to loving him every page thereafter." --Amazon Review


"She had me falling in love along with her characters. Kathleen stirs up, in me, such raw emotions when I read her novels." -- Amazon Review




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Download Now!!! Texas Haven - New Price-

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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Excerpt


They sat on the swing in complete silence. The sky was beginning to darken. Burke put his arm around her, pulling her close. He could feel her tremble at his touch and it humbled him. He couldn’t remember a time when a woman had such a reaction to him. The urge to pick her up in his arms and carry her to his bed was strong but he didn’t dare. He didn’t think she was the type for a one-night stand and that was all he was willing to offer.




Although he found her damn attractive, she was off limits. All he needed equated to an unpaid housekeeper not a woman that probably had no practical skills, even so, she was very tempting. There seemed something so vulnerable about her that it made him long to protect her.




He made the mistake of looking down at her upturned face. Her luminous green eyes trapped him. Unable to resist the pull of her he carefully leaned down and brushed his lips against hers. He only intended for the kiss to be brief, but she tasted like honey and he had to have more.




Annie moaned as Burke kissed her again. He swiped his tongue along the seam of her lips, coaxing her mouth open and deepening the kiss. His arms tightened around her, pulling her close to him. She smelled of sunshine, sweet and warm. Reluctantly he let her go. Annie smiled back at him anyway, and it pleased him. She looked lovely in her yellow sundress with her curly auburn hair falling down her back, and he couldn’t help but admire her cute figure.




Gently, he removed her arms from around his neck and looked down at her with hooded eyes. Highly aroused by her, it was by sheer willpower that he stopped his advances. Her bruised lips looked inviting to him and her eyes shone with pleasure. God he wanted her. Burke smiled at her enthusiasm. The last woman in his house had overtly insulted every inch of it. He could hardly believe her reaction. She seemed genuine in her pleasure over everything. But, he reminded himself that it didn’t really matter. Burke grinned as he watched her scoop up the cat and whisper in its ear, her happiness so apparent. For a second he was glad that he adopted that ornery cat.




Regretfully, he stood up and moved away from her. “It’s been fun.”




“Yes it has,” Annie stood. She wobbled a bit and made her way to the porch stairs. She looked at Burke with her heart shining in her eyes. “Maybe you could consider me as a candidate for a wife?” she asked quietly.




He hesitated, not knowing what to say.




“Never mind.” She hurriedly rushed down the stairs to her car.




Maybe in another life, it would have worked, but he knew what the ending to their story would be.



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Texas Haven-Western Romance by Kathleen Ball

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

#FREE  #ROMANCE  #Western

"Kathleen has done it again in this beautiful tale of a sexy and confident cowboy who had me liking him from page one to loving him every page thereafter"


Texas Haven Is now Free


 


Everything in Annie Douglas' life has taught her that men can't be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome, Texas cowboy. Upon discovering Burke's advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly asks if he might consider her.



Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.



Misunderstandings, accidents, and treachery leads to Annie leaving shattered and alone. Can their shaking start lead to the possible loving relationship they both desire but neither is sure of?







ALSO FREE-- ALICE'S STORY- a short prequel to Texas Haven about Burke's

First wife. 







Picture Prompt Tuesday Tales

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (9)

This is from my “New Book”- still no title- but it will come to me hopefully soon.



Later, after all the men finished eating and the dishes done, Cinders wandered out to the front steps and sat. The sky glowed, well lit with a full moon and there were an incredible number of stars. He loved this land, he could feel it in his blood. From one horizon to the next he could see expanse of Texas. They were probably in for a hot summer this year since spring was warmer than usual.


It was more important than ever, he teach Shannon to shoot and ride. They got lucky today though he didn’t want her to know how lucky. All the men were taking turns at guard duty tonight and hopefully they wouldn’t lose any more cattle.


Crickets chirped loudly and the horses moved around in the corral. They usually quieted down at night but something made them nervous. Dread filled him as he quickly unlatched the door and rolled his body into the house without standing. He didn’t want to make himself a target.


“Shannon, get down on the floor.” He didn’t wait for her to comply he crawled to the oil lamp and blew it out. He grabbed his shotgun, shells and extra bullets for his gun and quickly shuttered the windows. Flipping the table, he had Shannon crawl between the stove and table, hoping it would add extra protection if bullets started to fly.


The house had been made with holes burrowed through the logs, which were usually plugged. He unplugged them as he went around the room, and looked out at each. Fairly certain it was the horses they were after, he watched out the front for any type of movement.


“Cinders?” she whispered.


He had to give her credit for doing as told without question, Charlotte would have wanted reasons and they’d probably still be debating the likelihood that Indians were roaming around outside.



My inspiration for Cinders





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