Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas {+ Giveaway}

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a heart-warming story from author Carolyn Brown. I’m happy today to help you get into that holiday spirit with Carolyn’s LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS.

As part of Carolyn’s blog tour, I have an excerpt from her book to share with you and you can enter to win one of 10 paperback copies of LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS. Please see the end of the post for more details on that.

◊ by Carolyn Brown
◊ Happy, Texas #2
◊ On Sale: September 26, 2017
◊ Publisher: Forever
◊ Mass Market: $7.99 USD
◊ eBook: $6.99 USD

"Genuinely sweet." – Publishers Weekly

A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown

Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That's exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they're stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree... and he's having the time of his life. But after everything he's been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn't last.
          Kasey Dawson thought she'd never get over the death of her husband. Nash, with his strong hands and infinite patience, is stirring something she hasn't felt in a long time. Kasey knows the sexy cowboy isn't telling her everything about this past, though. And she refuses to risk heartbreak all over again. But her kids have a plan of their own: Nothing will keep them from having a real family again-even if it takes a little help from Santa himself.

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Now here’s an excerpt from the book for your reading pleasure.

Padding out of the room in her flannel pajama pants and an oversized faded shirt, Kasey found Nash washing dishes and no kids in sight.
“Shhh…” He put a finger over his lips. “They just now dropped off for naps. If they hear your voice, they’ll wake up.”
She frowned and pointed toward the dining room. “What is that?”
“Camping out,” he explained.
A white sheet had been draped over the dining room table, creating a tent. Underneath were pillows, books and two sleeping children.
“They’re camping and I’m watching out for bears and skunks,” he explained. “Hungry?”
“Starving. I’m always nauseated at the onset of one of the headaches and afterwards so hungry I could eat one of those bears if you catch it.” She caught a whiff of Italian food. “You cooked?”
“Of course,” he said. “Sit down right here and let me work on your neck. Lots of headaches are stress related and come out of the neck.”
She eased down into a chair and Nash went to work on her temples first, placing his hands on her cheeks so that his thumbs worked on the spots between her eyebrows and hair line. Making lazy circles and increasing the pressure every few seconds, he kept up the massage for a good five minutes before moving around to the back of the chair. He took her neck in his hands, heating her hormones to the boiling point. Rolling it around in his hands, she could feel the tension leaving her body by degrees. Then he began to massage her shoulders, digging his fingers into the knots and dissolving them. The pain in her head dissolved to half strength and her stomach grumbled.
“Now for food. Sit right there and I will bring it to the table.”
Kasey couldn’t remember the last time a man had waited on her.  “God, this is amazing,” she said after taking a bite of the spaghetti he put in front of her. “Did you make the sauce from scratch?”
He nodded. “Just like my cousin Amanda taught me. She married an Italian, and she’s an amazing cook. After eating her marinara, that stuff you buy in a jar at the grocery store is pretty bland.”
 “You cook and watch kids, run a ranch—what can you not do?” Kasey asked.
“I’m not real good at talkin’ to most people,” he said.
“That’s not what I see.” She almost groaned when she bit into a slab of garlic bread.
“Oh yeah? And what do you see?”
“I see a man who’s got some demons, but you talk to me just fine,” she told him between bites.
“Well, you’re special,” he replied softly.

Carolyn Brown Credit Charles C. Brown
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 3 million 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. For a complete listing of her books (series in order) check out her website at

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Now you can enter to win one of 10 paperback copies of LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS. Just click on THIS LINK and following the instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you think Christmas and cowboys makes a good combination?


  1. Nash does sound like a keeper. Even if there isn't a stocking big enough to hold him.

  2. There is definitely something about a cowboy, isn't there, Mason? Add the holidays in and you have a great context for a romance. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cowboys make charming "Santa Helpers"! Sounds like another great story from Miss Carolyn!!!

  4. Suck it up, cowboy - funny!
    I'm really looking forward to Christmas.

  5. I imagine that Christmas and cowboys would make a good combination, and from reading the excerpt mixing Christmas with that particular hero would made a great combination! He sounds like a real gift.
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  6. Beautiful cover, Carolyn. Sounds like a tender and moving story. One that will tug at our hearts, I'm sure.

  7. Carolyn's books are always an enjoyable read!

  8. This puts me in the mood for Christmas, although I'm not ready for all the shopping the holiday season brings.

  9. Looks like a perfect gift for a romance reader! Is it that time of year already?

  10. Sounds like a good book! Maybe Santa should wear a cowboy hat!


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