Welcome to the
A kickoff of two new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield
and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
The Romance of Cowboys
I don’t know about you, but there is something about seeing a cowboy in a pair of dusty boots with his hat settled on his head that makes my heart pitter-patter.
Growing up on farm where I always had a horse to ride, my love for cowboys and the western way of life came naturally.
My oldest brother spent weeks (and sometimes) months at a time working on remote ranches next door to the edge of nowhere. He would arrive home full of exciting tales of daring that made me sit up and take notice. He also sometimes brought home a fellow cowpoke in need of a home-cooked meal and a few days of rest before they headed back to the ranch. I’d sit in rapt adoration, listening to them talk about a way of life that seemed to be all but disappearing.
They always smelled like leather and horses and sunshine - a scent I still love to this day.
When I began writing sweet romances, it was a natural fit for me to make most of my heroes cowboys. Some of my stories take place in historical settings, others are modern day, but they common thread is that the men live by an unspoken code I always associate with cowboys.
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.
Wrestlin’ Christmas -
Kaley glanced up from the batter she stirred and gawked at Cort. He stood near the counter, looking and smelling better than any man had a right to before six in the morning.
“Good morning.” She willed her run-away pulse to decelerate and refocused her attention on the batter.
The slow, lazy grin spreading across his handsome face turned her into a feeble-minded, wobbly-kneed ninny. Some of the batter splashed over the edge of the bowl with a particularly vigorous stir. Cort chuckled as she wiped up the spill.
A quick peep at him turned into a lingering gaze as his silvery eyes captured her interest. He cleared his throat and shifted his weight from one hip to the other, drawing her attention from his face downward.
Unnerved by her gaze and the warmth in her pale blue eyes, he took a seat on a barstool at the counter. “I know I haven’t been here long enough to ask this, but I kind of hoped you wouldn’t mind if we took a day off work.”
In the few days Cort had been at the ranch, he’d accomplished as much as her two summer helpers managed to do in a month. More than happy to give him a day off, she wondered what he planned to do.
“I guess that would be fine. Will you be back for dinner?”
“That depends on if we eat out or come home early. I’d like you and Jacob to go with me.”
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.
Rodeo Romance Series
The Christmas Cowboy (Book 1)
Wrestlin' Christmas (Book 2)
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!
About Shanna HatfieldA 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.
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