Friday, November 4, 2016

Mistletoe Cottage {+ Giveaway}

It’s always a delight to welcome USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason back to Thoughts in Progress and today it’s to celebrate her MISTLETOE COTTAGE Blitz.

MISTLETOE COTTAGE is the first installment in Debbie’s brand-new Harmony Harbor series being released by Forever. Debbie is sharing her top 5 songs that inspire her to write. In addition, you can enter to win one of 15 mass market copies of MISTLETOE COTTAGE being given away during this event.

◊Author: Debbie Mason
◊Series: Harmony Harbor, #1
◊On Sale: October 25, 2016
◊Publisher: Forever
◊Mass Market: $5.99 USD
◊eBook: $5.99 USD

This new series will appeal to fans of feel-good romances by New York Times bestselling authors Brenda Novak, Robyn Carr, and RaeAnne Thayne.

'Tis the season for love…

Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she's forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter's blue eyes—and she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.
          Sophie's return is a shock for everyone…especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they've concealed threatens to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year, Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic...




Now here are the top five songs that inspire Debbie to write. Welcome, Debbie.

1) The Tenors’ “Who Wants to Live Forever” with Lindsey Stirling is one of the songs I listened to every morning before sitting down to write Mistletoe Cottage. It fits the book perfectly, and not only because Liam and Sophie’s story opens on Halloween.

2) It doesn’t matter which book I’m writing; I listen to “Fight Song” by Rachel Patten. It’s like the anthem for all my heroines and Sophie’s no exception.

3) Gerard Butler singing “Galway Girl” in P.S. I Love You inspired the win-the-girl scene at the Salty Dog in which Liam performs for Sophie.

4) Sophie sang and Mia mimed “Let it Go” from Frozen in one of my favorite scenes in Mistletoe Cottage. Letting it go was also something Sophie had to do if she and Liam were going to get their second chance.

5) I don’t want to give anything away, but one of the songs I listened to while writing the end of Mistletoe Cottage was “Marry Me” by Train.

Debbie, those are some interesting songs and I can see how they inspire you.

Author Debbie Mason Credit Debbie Mazzura
Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).

When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

You can find out more about Debbie and her writing by visiting her website and connecting with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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This giveaway is for fifteen (15) mass market copies of MISTLETOE COTTAGE by Debbie Mason. To enter to win one of the copies, just click on the Rafflecopter form below and follow the instruction. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today during Debbie’s visit. Do you have a favorite song or two that you listen to when you need inspiration or just want to get something done? Doesn’t this cover look so cozy?


  1. There is always room for feel good literature. Of any genre. Thank you both.

  2. Now I have Let It Go in my head.
    There's a Queen song called Who Wants to Live Forever - I wonder if they are one and the same?

  3. What a great idea you had, to share music that inspires. Music is a big part of my life, too, so it's nice to learn what others listen to when they write. Thanks, both, and much success!

  4. Some great songs. They are sure ones to inspire indeed.

  5. I'm ready for some Christmas reading.

  6. I am looking forward to reading this. Thanks

  7. Love everything about your blog, Pamela, and Debbie's book definitely fits in. Looking forward to reading it.



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