Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cowboys and Christmas Blog Tour: Guest post by Shanna Hatfield



I'm so excited to welcome Shanna Hatfield to the blog today!  I recently read her book, The Christmas Bargain, and absolutely loved it!  (review here)

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Welcome to the 2nd annual

Blog Tour!
Raising funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

Ring in the Holidays with a Helping Hand
JCCF logoNovember 1 through Dec. 24,  10 percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. Every book purchased during this promotional period adds to the donation total. Don't forget to add books to your Christmas lists!


 Thank you, Krista, for hosting me today! It's so fun to be stop here on my blog tour this week.


What
inspired you to write the Rodeo Romance Series?
 I’ve
always loved rodeos. After my husband and I attended the Wrangler National
Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, I knew I had to write a series about the sport. It’s
a bonus I’m able to tie in something I enjoy so much into a wonderful cause
like the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

 What's
the series about?
 Hope.
Redemption. Love. It’s about never giving up, building inner strength, and
giving love a chance. Of course, there are hunky cowboy and feisty women, but
it’s much more than that. Due to the wound from her past, Kenzie is afraid to
trust anyone, particularly a cowboy, with her heart.  Kaley’s never been the most important person
to anyone, except her son. The process of opening her heart to love is new
experience for her. Celia is incredibly stubborn and independent. It’s hard for
her to accept the idea of falling in love. Despite their flaws, they all hold
hope close to their hearts as they learn about love.

 What
made you decide to make this as a holiday series?
A large part of
that decision came from our fun experiences at the NFR and being in Las Vegas
in December. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit. I incorporate a
lot of the elements we’ve enjoyed into the story.

 Tell
us a little about you’re the men in these stories.
 

 Tate
Morgan is a talented saddle bronc rider determined to be the next world
champion in The Christmas Cowboy. The attraction he
feels for Kenzie Beckett the first time he sees her at the airport catches him
by surprise. Although he tries to ignore his interest in the beautiful woman,
he flirts with her every chance he gets and finally asks her out when they end
up in the same town on weekend.



Christmas
is about Cort McGraw. The steer wrestler is Tate’s best
friend and one of my favorite characters (Shhh! Don’t tell the others!) When
the story begins, Cort is trying to deal with the reality that he’s sustained a
career-ending injury and will never compete in rodeo again. Thanks to the
efforts of his sister, Celia, and Tate, Cort ends up on a run-down ranch with a
wounded widow and her silent son. As he helps bring the ranch back from the
brink of derelict status, he discovers a new purpose for his life in loving
Kaley and Jacob.


     Life is hectic on a good day for rodeo
stock contractor Kash Kressley in Capturing Christmas. Between dodging
flying hooves and babying cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep. The last
thing Kash needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a
woman as full of fire and sass as Celia McGraw.

 Where
do you get the inspiration to write?
 My
inspiration for sitting down every day and writing comes from the fact that I
love doing it and there is nothing else I’d rather be doing. I left my day job two
years ago to write full time, so this truly is my chosen career and source of
employment.

 Is
there anything else you’d like to share with my readers?
 Thank you
for hosting me today. I’m so grateful for this wonderful opportunity to connect
with your readers. I hope those who enjoy historical fiction, sweet romances, or
a good western, will consider reading my 
books.
~*~ 

New Releases
To kick off the second annual Cowboys and Christmas Blog Tour and the JCCF campaign,
 two brand new holiday romances will release Nov. 12! 

Capturing Christmas
Cover Capturing Christmas is the third installment in the sweet holiday western Rodeo Romance series.

 Life is hectic on a good day for rodeo stock contractor Kash Kressley. Between dodging flying hooves and babying cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep. The last thing Kash needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and sass as the redheaded photographer he rescues at a rodeo.

Determined to capture the best images possible, rodeo photographer Celia McGraw is fearless and feisty. Not one to back down from a challenge, her biggest risk isn’t in her work. Danger lurks in the way her heart responds to one incredibly handsome stock contractor. Will Kash and Celia capture the spirit of the season?


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Get all three books in the Rodeo Romance series!

The Christmas Vow
CoverThe Christmas Vow  is the fourth book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series.

Columbia River Pilot Adam Guthry returns to his hometown of Hardman, Oregon, after the sudden death of his best friend. Emotions he can’t contain bubble to the surface the moment he sees the girl who shattered his heart eleven years ago.

Widow Tia Devereux escapes her restrictive life in Portland, returning to the home she knew and adored as a girl in Hardman. She and her four-year-old son, Toby, settle into the small Eastern Oregon community, eager for the holiday season. Unfortunately, the only man she’s ever loved shows up, stirring the embers of a long-dead romance into a blazing flame. When her former father-in-law, a corrupt judge, decides he wants to raise Toby, Adam may be the only hope she has of keeping her son.
You can pre-order your copy today for only $2.99! http://amzn.to/1KQHhvI



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Don't miss out on the Hardman Holidays series!


Guest Author Sign

You’re Invited to PARTY!
You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party, Thursday, Nov. 12 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 (many of the giveaways will stay open until the following morning)!

Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty2


The talented guest authors joining in the celebration include: 
10 a.m. - Carmen Peone 
12:30 - Rachel Rossano 
1:30 - Dani Harper

Grand Prize Photo




To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, Wrangler Tote Bag, Rock & Roll Cowgirl T-shirt, autographed books, chocolates, and more fun goodies, fill out this form. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced Nov. 16. http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes2 

Where to Find The Books
The Christmas Cowboy Cover 
Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.
 
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Travel back to a time of grandeur in the old west
with the Hardman Holidays series.
The Christmas Bargain begins the popular series
and is available free for a very limited time!

About Shanna Hatfield
Shanna Hatfield 2Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, hopeless romantic Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen, one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and heart-pumping moments with characters that seem incredibly real.
When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
This USA Today bestselling author is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West,  Romance Writers of America,  Sweet Romance Reads, and Pioneer Hearts.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, again, for hosting me during the blog tour and reviewing The Christmas Bargain. So, so appreciated!

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