Monday, November 9, 2015

Author Spotlight - Shanna Hatfield


Welcome to the 2nd annual

Cowboys and Christmas

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!  

An Interview with the Men of Hardman Holidays

Four characters from Shanna Hatfield’s historical holiday series, Hardman Holidays join us today. Set in the western town of Hardman, Oregon, this series of sweet romances highlights determined women and the men who fall for them.  Luke Granger, Blake Stratton, Arlan Guthry, and Adam Guthry talk about life in Hardman in the 1890s.

  A warm welcome to you all. Tell us a little about how you met.  
Luke: We all grew up in Hardman. Blake moved here with his parents from England just after my family arrived from New York when we were quite small. Arlan, your parents moved here before you were born, didn’t they? I was young enough, I don’t remember.  
Arlan: Yes, they did. Adam was a rascally little tyke when they moved to Hardman. Blake’s mother was of our mother’s friend.  
Blake: That’s right. When Mum and Dad returned to England, she mentioned how much she missed visiting with your mother, although she didn’t say the same about Luke’s.  
Luke: (Grins) Dora Granger just takes a little getting used to. Besides, she’s completely changed for the better since I married Filly.  
Blake: Rather like you, ol’ chum.  

What type of work do you do?
 Luke: Arlan and I own the Hardman Bank. I also raise cattle, hold an interest in a lumber mill, and a partnership in a mine.  
Blake: He doesn’t want to get bored. (Blake, Arlan and Adam chuckle). While Luke is running hither and yon to meetings and the like, I stay home and carve furniture or work with my horses.  
Luke: The Viscount should mention his furniture is in high demand both in England and America, under the Roxbury House name. He also breeds and trains some of the best horses in this part of the country.  
Arlan: His stallion, Romeo, is quite an impressive beast.
 Blake: Romeo’s feelings would be hurt to hear you refer to him as a beast.  
Arlan: If the name fits… As Luke mentioned, I work at the bank. When I’m not there, I play the trumpet in the community band, and participate in activities around town.
 Adam: I’m just here for a holiday visit. On a regular day, I’d be safely steering a boat down the Columbia River in my job as a pilot.  
Luke: While he’s here, Adam has been helpful in keeping the boardwalk free from snow, making repairs the rest of us haven’t had time to see to, and chasing Tia Devereaux. (Adam frowns at Luke while Blake and Arlan laughs)  
Arlan: You have been very interested in her, despite your protests otherwise.  
Blake: And she is very beautiful.  
Luke: And single. Don't forget she is as free and unfettered, should anyone be interested in courting her. (Adam glowers at Blake and Luke)  

Use five words to describe the most wonderful thing in your life.
Luke: Filly - my wife, my love.  
Blake: Beautiful Ginny - wife, friend, lover.  
Arlan: Alex the Amazing - true love.  
Adam: Maybe you can come back to me on that question later.  
Luke: (Slaps Adam on the back) It’s just us. Go on, fess up.  
Adam: (Frowning at Luke while fidgeting with his pocket watch.) Look at the time, we really must be going.  
Before you leave, tell us what’s the best part of Christmas in Hardman?
 Arlan: My wonderful wife, of course. I also enjoy the sounds of carols, the crunch of snow beneath my boots, and the decorations.  
Blake: (Snorts and shakes his head) Don’t forget the food, Arlan. You’re about to neglect a very important part of the holidays.
 Luke: Like Filly’s cakes, tarts, and candies. There are the sweet breads and rolls, jams and pies, and the best cookies.  
Blake: (Glances at Luke) Did she make those chocolate meringue things again?  
Arlan: I had the rash idea Filly and Ginny were the best part of the holiday season for you two. It will be my pleasure to let them know you much prefer cookies and bread to their love and devotion. (Smirks at his friends then looks to his brother.) What about you, Adam?
 Adam: There is a feeling of kinship and welcome all around town that I miss in the big city. It’s nice to be among family and friends.  
Thank you for joining us. Any parting words for our readers?
 Luke: Thank you for hosting us today. If you enjoy sweet holiday romances set in the past, I hope you’ll consider reading our stories in The Christmas Bargain, The Christmas Token, The Christmas Calamity and The Christmas Vow.

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?
Pre-order your copy today!
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!
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Don't miss out on the Hardman Holidays series!

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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:
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

Enter to Win Prizes!

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.

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.

  Find Shanna’s books at: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple  

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  1. Shanna, You are a new author to me and this blog has made your books very interesting. I will be starting with the Hardman series soon.
    I think that is great that you are donating to the JCCF part of your book sales.
    Look forward to reading your stories.

    1. Oh, thank you, Shirl! Hope you enjoy the series. The characters were a lot of fun to create! Happy Autumn to you!

  2. Thank you so, so much for hosting me today, Peggy! I appreciate it (and you) so much!

  3. That's awesome that you donate to that find. I just finished my first book by you last week. Loved it! I will definitely be checking out this series!

    1. Oh, thank you, Sonja! The JCCF is such a great organization! And so happy you found my books. Happy Reading and thanks again!

  4. That's awesome that you donate to that find. I just finished my first book by you last week. Loved it! I will definitely be checking out this series!