Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Sale at Turquoise Morning Press Bookstore

November 25 through December 1, 2014, all ebooks are 50 percent off at Turquoise Morning Press Bookstore.

That's all Ladies of Legend titles, as well as lots of other romance, mystery, and women's fiction.

Even boxed sets, which are currently priced at 99 cents, are on sale. Wow, huh?

I'll be shopping there for sure.

Other than that, it's a quiet hometown Thanksgiving holiday for me.

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Writer's Life and Attila, the Kitten from Heck

Winter suddenly rushed into Magdalenaville, bringing snow yesterday. This morning when Attila and I got up, the thermometer said 14 degrees. I bet my electric meter is spinning like crazy right now.

I love my tiny apartment, partly because of the view. I guess this year I'm going to try putting plastic over the windows (recommended by friends) and see if that will help keep us warm while still allowing some solar gain on sunny days. Last year I covered some of the glass with styrofoam and duct tape, which was about as pretty as you are imagining. It kept us warmer, though, and if we have to go that way, we will.

Monday when I got up and looked out at the pretty blanket of snow, I was happy. (Snow is easier to love when getting out in it is completely optional.) The first thing I saw on my phone was a text from a friend pointing out how fortunate I am to work at home. So true!

At first, Attila wasn't sure what to think about me being constantly under foot. But he seems to be adapting.

After all, I make sure his favorite soft red throw is in place for his naps. I am available to constantly replenish his food and water, and since I generally eat three meals a day here, sometimes he get to try a new tasty treat. For months, every time I opened the fridge door, he stuck his head in there, hoping for spinach, but that ship seems to have sailed.

And he can sometimes get me to play in an acceptable manner. Today we tried a new game which entertained him and kept his mind off biting me, which seemed a very, very satisfactory passtime.

Yep, my version of the Writer's Life: It's All About the Cat.

Do your pets rule too?


P.S.: I must give admit he enables my writing, by draping himself over my feet instead of over my hands/laptop. That's a plus!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shanna Hatfield and the Cowboys & Christmas Blog Tour

Shanna-Hatfield-Nov-Blog-TourWelcome to the

Blog Tour!

A kickoff of new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield
and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

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 really 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 go 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 that first year. The first time I watched him ride, I was mesmerized by his skill and agility. Our schedules rarely meshed, but I did enjoyed 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, for certain. 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 one year due to an injury the last night of the finals 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) She still didn’t want a thing to do with me then, but when I got hurt, she ended up flying home with me then taking 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 while 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 a baby. Gideon will be old enough this Christmas to really get into the presents.

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 and Wrestlin’ Christmas.

Where to Find The Books

The Christmas Cowboy
Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.

Now through Dec. 24, Shanna will donate 10 percent of the net proceeds from all her book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. JCCF logoThe JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.

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:

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:

In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free that day, as well!

Prize BasketEnter to Win Prizes!

To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, autographed books, chocolates, original western artwork, and more fun goodies, fill out this form.

About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield 2A 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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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gotta love a bargain. Happy endings, no extra charge.

These two ebook boxed sets were recently reduced to 99 cents each.

If you haven't discovered Legend, Tennessee, now is the perfect time to do so! If you've read some of the novels and novellas but have missed a few, this may help you catch up.

The four authors of the Legend stories are Maddie James, Jan Scarbrough, Janet Eaves, and moi.

Love in a Small Town


Bestselling and popular romance novellas in the Ladies of Legend series of books.

WELCOME TO LEGEND, TN -- Where romance lives next door.

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the city of Legend boasts of small town pride and southern elegance. Porches are still for sitting and troubles for one family affect the entire community. Authors Jan Scarbrough, Magdalena Scott, Janet Eaves and Maddie James masterfully weave tales of women from different backgrounds who find home, and their hearts, in this small mountain town.

Come on in! The sweet tea is on the porch and the cookies are in the oven. Sit for a spell and enjoy the follow stories.

Claiming The Legend by Janet Eaves
Midnight In Legend, TN by Magdalena Scott
Bed, Breakfast & You by Maddie James
The Reunion Game by Jan Scarbrough
Where Her Heart Is by Magdalena Scott
Crescent Moon by Janet Eaves
Building A Dream by Magdalena Scott
Harvest Moon, by Janet Eaves

A Legendary Christmas
A companion boxed set to Love in a Small Town

It's Christmas in Legend, Tennessee and there is no finer place to visit than this small mountain town, sitting snug and cozy in the Great Smoky Mountains. You may have been here before, when Midnight Shelby came to town to find herself, or when Jane Smith switched places with her famous twin sister at her high school reunion. Or perhaps, you'll remember meeting up with Lilly Peach when she escaped to Legend with only her life, and found an entire town to watch her back. And then there was Suzie Matthews, chef and owner of the local B&B, who cooked up a sexy dream of her own.

All of these characters are still living in Legend. Plus you'll find some new friends, too. After all, it's Christmastime! People are coming home, visiting family, escaping their regularly scheduled lives, and maybe settling a few misunderstandings.

We hope you enjoy visiting this magical town of Legend. Whether it's your first visit, or you've been here before, we hope you enjoy your stay. We are pleased to share these stories with you. Eggnog, anyone?

Stories in the Ladies of Legend, Legendary Christmas series include:

Santa's Kiss by Jan Scarbrough
Christmas Collision by Magdalena Scott
The Christmas Gift by Janet Eaves
Home For The Holidays by Maddie James.

      Kindle    Nook    ibooks    Kobo   Turquoise Morning Press (publisher)

Sale ends after Christmas. It's okay to go ahead and buy these for yourself now, if you want.



Monday, November 3, 2014

I am at Vicki Batman's Hangbag Monday blog today

My friend Vicki Batman runs the cutest blog.

Mondays are dedicated to authors showcasing their handbags. There have been some beautiful handbags, including one a couple of weeks ago by Helen Scott Taylor--a beautiful classy red one that made me question my own handbag attitude.

My little bag will make you smile, I bet.

Click here to be transported to Vicki Batman's Handbags, Books...Whatever blog.


P.S. This lantern seems random, but it's all I have that even slightly resembles a Tardis.