Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Merry Cowboy Christmas {+ Giveaway+}

Even though Fall just began last week visions of Christmas are dancing in my head as I’m excited to be participating in author Carolyn Brown’s MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS Release Week Blitz.

As part of the blitz, Carolyn is sharing her Top Five Favorite Christmas Carols (and why) and I’m sharing my thoughts on this delightful tale. There’s also a tour-wide giveaway where you have the opportunity to win one of 10 copies of MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS being given away. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.


Author:  Carolyn Brown
Series: Lucky Penny Ranch, #3
On Sale: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook:  7.99 USD

"Jud with his slow, Texas drawl is one sexy cowboy who will have readers falling in love with him. His romantic connection with Fiona sizzles. Brown's modern storytelling and fun-filled plot will engage readers and wrap them up in this sweet, Southern holiday romance." –RT Book Reviews


          'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house is the presence of one wickedly hot cowboy who's come to stay for the holiday. Fiona Logan is downright shocked to return to her childhood home and find that the tall blond stranger who came to her rescue on an icy road will be sleeping just across the hall from her bedroom. Talk about temptation . . .
          Jud Dawson never believed the Lucky Penny Ranch would live up to its name until now. Fiona is gorgeous, smart, funny, and everything he thought he'd never find. Now all he has to do is convince her to stick around town instead of hightailing it back to Houston. But with wild weather, nosy neighbors, and a new baby in the family, getting her to admit that she's falling in love might just take a Christmas miracle.

MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS is available at the following sites:



Top 5 favorite Christmas Carols:

1.      Christmas Cookies by George Strait. There’s banter between Fiona and Jud about this song. It talks about having fifteen minutes for kisses while each batch bakes. He tells her that he got gypped because he didn’t get in on the baking time.
2.     Jingle Bells by any of the country artists. That Christmas carol will put some energy in the room or the pickup truck. It sure did for Fiona and Jud when they were driving home.
3.     Jingle Bell Rock. Jud and Fiona danced to this song in the bar. It wasn’t a date but it was a night of magic between them.
4.    White Christmas. When Jud pulled her into his arms for this song, Fiona admitted how much she’d missed being home. A little bit of White Christmas sure puts a woman into the mood for the holidays.
5.     I’ll Be Home for Christmas. It fits the whole book right there. Fiona comes home in time for the holidays and finds that her heart is really at home this time.

Author Carolyn Brown Photo Credit Charles C. Brown
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than seventy-five books. She presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title and contemporary series.

She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

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I had the good fortune to read the print copy of the book and listen to the audio version. I highly recommend both.

Author Carolyn Brown has a wonderful way of creating characters you feel like you’ve known forever or you wish were your best friends.

Narrator Chelsea Hatfield is spot on in her accents and mannerisms for these delightful characters. Her cadence enhances the emotions of the characters and adds depth to this enticing story.

The author has captured the essence of small town life where family and friends pull together when times get tough and don’t mind sharing their thoughts on any subject. The setting comes to life through rich descriptions making you almost feel you need to reach for a throw to guard against the elements facing the characters.

The characters are well-developed, realistic and extremely likable (even the grumpy ones). The characters have traits and issues readers/listeners can relate to. The bantering and gossip swapping fit squarely with the small town atmosphere.

The story moves at a good pace and is filled with handsome cowboys and spunky cowgirls. Even the snow doesn’t cool off the steamy romance of this tantalizing couple.

MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS is a heartwarming, feel-good read that will steam up your glasses when it’s not causing you to laugh out loud.

Merry Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown, Lucky Penny Ranch series (Book #3), Narrated by Chelsea Hatfield, Hachette Audio, @2016, ASIN: BO1LWU1DZR, Unabridged, Audible Audio, Run Time: 9 Hours and 5 Minutes - ISBN: 978-1455534944, Mass Market Paperback, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

This tour-wide giveaway is for ten (10) mass market paperback copies of MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Carolyn Brown.

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Thanks so much for stopping by during Carolyn’s visit. Are you ready to start reading Christmas-theme stories or have you already started? Have you read or listened to any of the books in this series?


  1. You can get a lot more than kissing done in fifteen minutes. Wait, did I just say that out loud...?

  2. A fantastic series from the fabulous Miss Carolyn!!! I carry Christmas in my heart all year long, and I am always "up" for a great holiday read.

  3. they do find the nicest of them cowboys for them covers

  4. Cowboy stories really can be great contexts for romances. They have a lot of appeal. Thanks for sharing this one, Mason.


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