Book Tour – “Cowboys and Christmas” by Shanna Hatfield

Book Tour – “Cowboys and Christmas” by Shanna Hatfield

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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

NoJCCF logovember 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 Two Heroes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to a conversation between two heroes from different eras?

Today, Shanna Hatfield brings together two of her popular heroes for an interesting interview. Luke Granger is a banker, rancher, and involved community member in The Christmas Bargain, a sweet Victorian romance taking place in 1893 in Hardman, Oregon. Tate Morgan is from the contemporary sweet romance The Christmas Cowboy. He’s a retired saddle bronc rider who calls his ranch near Kennewick, Washington home.

Welcome to you both. Tell us a little about life where you live.

Luke: I live in the small but bustling community of Hardman, Oregon in Eastern Oregon. We have several churches, a school, a newspaper office, skating rink and mercantile there. My wife, Filly, and I live in the house my parents originally built on the edge of town where I raise cattle and a few horses.

Tate: I live on the ranch that my grandfather started back in the early 1900s. We’re about thirty miles from Kennewick, Washington and we primarily raise beef cattle, wheat, and hay.

What does a typical day entail for each of you?

Luke: My day begins by donning my chore clothes and going out to feed the horses and cattle. I check the coal level in the basement furnace and stoke up the stove in the kitchen before I go out. When I return from completing the chores, I take a bath and dress for work at the bank while Filly makes breakfast. Filly frequently reminds me how fortunate we are to have indoor plumbing and all the latest conveniences in the kitchen, like a refrigerator. After breakfast, I kiss my Filly and our baby, Maura, goodbye then head off to the bank for the day. I also serve on the school board and help at the Christian Church where my friend Chauncy Dodd is the pastor. It is a marvel to me that we have such modern communications with the speed of letters traveling back and forth across the country not mention the telegraph.

Tate: I’m all for modern communication. (Grins and hands Luke his cell phone, giving him a brief explanation of how it works. While Luke reads an article about Hardman Tate Googled, he talks about his day.) My wife, Kenzie, and I are both early risers. I get started on the chores outside while she makes breakfast. We can almost get through a cup of coffee before our little boy, Gideon, wakes up. Since we have such a big place, I meet with our ranch foreman every morning to go over details for the day before we head out to work. I can’t imagine trying to feed the cattle without some of our modern conveniences like an enclosed tractor cab. It makes it nice on these cold mornings to step into that welcome heat.

Luke: Tractor? I’ve heard of tractors. Are you telling me they come with heat?

Tate: Sure do. (He takes the phone from Luke and shows him a photo of a big John Deere tractor.)

What’s your favorite thing about your home?

Luke: (Smiles) Without a doubt, my wife is what makes it home. Filly is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Tate: (Nods in agreement) Kenzie turned a quiet ol’ ranch house back into a home. She’s the best and first thing that comes to mind when I think about home.

What’s about Christmas? What do you love most about the holiday?

Luke and Tate: (Answer simultaneously) The treats! (Looking at each other, they smirk.)

Tate: Kenzie is an amazing cook and she makes these gingerbread bars that are so good. I once compared the bars to her kisses… One is just a taste, two gets me started, and three leaves me hungry for more.

Luke: (Shaking his head) Filly has a reputation as one of the best cooks in the county. She makes all sorts of delectable sweets during the holiday season. We most always have pralines and caramels, and sweet breads. My brother-in-law, Blake, is quite partial to her kisses.

Tate: (Raising an inquisitive eyebrow.) Sounds like a friendly brother-in-law.

Luke: It’s a cookie! The man nearly eats me out of house and home since my sister can’t cook.

Tell us one thing you’ve done that your wife wouldn’t want you to share.

Luke: When I first married Filly, she’d never been kissed. (Tate gives him an incredulous look.) I offered to give her lessons and to further tease her, I sent the boy who runs errands at the mercantile to the house with a container of lip salve. Her face was as red as a holly berry when she mentioned receiving my little gift.

Tate: Kenzie will probably make me sleep in the bunkhouse for sharing this, but she likes to sing Christmas songs when she thinks no one is listening. She changes the words to a bunch of nonsensical craziness. She also has a thing for Christmas pjs. She wears them the entire month of December.

Luke: What are pjs?

Tate: Pajamas. Like these (pulls up a photo on his phone, causing Luke’s eyes to widen in surprise.)

Luke: It appears the world has drastically changed.

Tate: That’s a fact.

Thank you both for joining us. Any parting words for our readers?

Tate: If you enjoy historical fiction, sweet romances, or good westerns, I hope you’ll consider

(The two men get to their feet.)

Luke: If you aren’t in a hurry, might you have a moment to explain to me what happened in the last hundred or so years?

Tate: Sure. I’d like to know how…

 

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 CoverCapturing 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?

Pre-order your copy today! http://amzn.to/1FC8ZQj

Rodeo-Romance-Block-for-webGet all three books in the Rodeo Romance series!

The Christmas Vow CoverThe 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! http://amzn.to/1KQHhvI

Hardman-Holidays-block for webDon’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: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty2

The talented guest authors joining in the celebration include:
10 a.m. – Carmen Peone
10:30 – Kayla Dawn Thomas
11 a.m. – Melanie D. Snitker, Author
11:30 – Julie Cerniglia Lence
Noon – Author CJ Samuels
12:30 – Rachel Rossano
1 p.m. – Author Kristin Holt
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. http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes2

Where to Find The Books

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

Kindle | Amazon

christmas bargain coverTravel 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!

Kindle | Amazon

About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield 2Convinced 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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