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Raising funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
Ring in the Holidays with a Helping HandNovember 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 HolidaysFour 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.
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.
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 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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Don't miss out on the Hardman Holidays series!
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
10:30 - Kayla Dawn Thomas
11 a.m. - Melanie D. Snitker, Author
11:30 - Julie Cerniglia Lence
Noon - Author CJ Samuels
12:30 - Rachel Rossano
1 p.m. - Author Kristin Holt
1:30 - Dani Harper
form. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced Nov. 16. http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes2
Where to Find The Books
Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.
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 HatfieldConvinced 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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