Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Cowboys and Christmas by 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

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November 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!

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable 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.”

An Interview with Tate and Kenzie Morgan of The Christmas Cowboy

 Two key characters from Shanna Hatfield’s contemporary holiday series Rodeo Romance visit us today. The series incorporates rodeo action, western settings, rugged men, and tenacious women. Tate and Kenzie Morgan share a little about themselves today.

 Welcome Tate and Kenzie. Tell us a little about how you met.
Tate: (Grins, flashing the dimples in his cheeks) This girl saw me across a crowded room, launched herself over a table, and claimed me for her own.
Kenzie: (Rolls her eyes and playfully slaps Tate’s leg) You wish, cowboy. A few years ago, Tate and I both spent more time travelling than we ever did at home. He was a professional saddle bronc rider while I worked as a corporate trainer for a direct sales company. We both flew out of the same airport in Pasco, Washington, frequently and happened to notice each other in the crowd a few times.
Tate: I was running unbelievably late one morning and the only seat left was next to this beautiful woman. It took me a few minutes to work up the courage to sit beside her, but I’m glad I did.
Kenzie: I’m glad you did, too.

 Did you watch Tate compete when you were both travelling so often?
Kenzie: Just a few times the year we met. The first time I watched him ride, his skill and agility left me mesmerized. Our schedules rarely meshed, but I did enjoy every opportunity I had to watch him compete. It was always fun with his friends there, including his travel partner, Cort McGraw.
Tate: (Chuckles) Cort kept things lively. Besides, the first year Kenzie knew me, she wasn’t even sure she liked me and convinced herself she wanted nothing to do with a cowboy.

 Is it true you lost the championship title that year due to an injury the last night of the rodeo?
Tate: It is true. I’m never quite sure whether to be sad or glad about it.

 What do you mean?
Tate: (Winks at Kenzie) Kenzie still didn’t want a thing to do with me then, but when I got hurt, she flew home with me then took me to her apartment to recuperate until I could take care of myself. We ended up getting married a few weeks later.
Kenzie: (Claps a hand over Tate’s mouth.) Shh! That’s supposed to be a secret!
Tate: (Grins) So it is.
Kenzie: As sappy as this is going to sound, we just couldn’t bear the thought of being apart when we returned to work after the new year, so we ran off and got married and didn’t tell anyone. We had a big wedding ceremony in Las Vegas the following December after Tate won a gold buckle at the finals.

 What can you tell us about the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund?
Tate: It’s an amazing organization that steps in to help injured rodeo athletes when they’ll be out of work for awhile and are facing financial hardship.
Kenzie: Fortunately, when Tate was injured, he had good insurance and the ranch income to see him through until he could get back into the competition. Not all cowboys are as lucky as mine. The JCCF is a lifesaver for some families.

 What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?
Tate: Everything! The decorations, the food, the smells, the sounds, but most of all, my Christmas bride.
Kenzie: (Sighs with a soft look in her eyes.) You always say the nicest things. The holiday season is just really special to us, particularly now that we have Gideon. He’ll be three soon.

  Thank you for joining us. Any parting words for our readers?
Kenzie: Thank you for hosting us today. If you enjoy sweet holiday western romances, I hope you’ll consider reading our stories in The Christmas Cowboy, Wrestlin’ Christmas, and Capturing Christmas.


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 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?

Get all three books in the Rodeo Romance series!

The 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!

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:
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. 


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!

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Convinced 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 commenti:

  1. Thank you so, so much for hosting me today! Greatly appreciated!