Monday, December 23, 2013

KIMMIE'S FAVORITES HOLIDAY BLOG BASH WITH CAROLYN BROWN

HOLLA TO ALL OF MY AWESOME BOOK OBSESSED CHICKS FOLLOWERS! I HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING AS GREAT A TIME AS I AM WITH THIS BLOG BASH!!! TODAY WE HAVE AN ICON HERE ON THE BLOG.. SOMEONE I GO GIDDY JUST THINKING ABOUT... PLEASE WELCOME MIZ CAROLYN BROWN!!!
WHEN THIS AWESOME LADY STOOD NEXT TO ME WHILE MY LADIES WERE SIFTING THROUGH THE BARGAIN TABLE AT EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY'S B&N, I LOOKED AT HER WITH WARY EYES... THIS LADY LOOKED LIKE CAROLYN BROWN, BUT CAROLYN BROWN JUST COULD NOT BE IN NJ COULD SHE? NO, I THOUGHT, MIZ CAROLYN HAS TO BE IN OKLAHOMA... BUT WHEN SHE ASKED ME IN HER ADORABLE TWANG " DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?", MY EYES ALMOST BOBBED OUT OF MY HEAD. "CAROLYN?" I ASKED AND SHE SAID YES... AFTER I BASICALLY ACCOSTED HER WITH HUGS AND KISSES, THE REST IS ALL HISTORY. I JUST LOVE HER. SHE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL.
THE LOVELY CAROLYN BROWN HAS WRITTEN OVER 70 BOOKS, SHE IS DEFINITELY A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!
AIN'T SHE CUTE?

WELL MIZ CAROLYN BROWN HAS A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS TALE OUT NOW, 
THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS BABY
I LOVED THIS BOOK. CAROLYN WANTED TO SHARE SOME WORDS WITH YOU ALL SO HERE GOES!


Merry Cowboy Christmas everyone! May your holidays be wonderful and your days be filled with good food, good friends and good family time.

Thank you, Miz Kim, for inviting me to stop by here today. I’m so excited that right here at Christmas I get to add my book to the list of these great authors who have been a part of this wonderful holiday blog bash. This is my fourth cowboy Christmas book and I’m finding that more and more I look forward to writing about what happens when a little mistletoe, an old honky tonk, some gypsy magic or in the case of The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby— a miracle in the form of a little baby boy named Joshua is a part of it!

Sometimes fate throws a few hurdles into the pathway of life to make it interesting. Such was the story with Lucas and Natalie. They had been cyber-dating for several months and they were getting along great…until he found out about the baby. She didn’t plan on him coming home two days early but there he was on that cold Texas night….and so begins the story of what happened next. ‘Twas the season to be jolly…or was it! Here’s a little taste for your holiday pleasure about the way that Natalie and Lucas’s Christmas story began.

EXCERPT: There she stood with a dead coyote at her feet, a pink pistol in her right hand, three blue tick hound pups cowering behind her, and cradling a baby in her left arm.
“Natalie?” He raised an eyebrow and blinked sleet from his eyelashes. Yesterday he had awakened to overbearing heat in Kuwait, and today Texas was colder than a mother-in-law’s kiss on the North Pole. Maybe he was seeing things due to the abrupt change in weather. She looked like the woman he’d been talking to via the Internet for the past eleven months, but he hadn’t expected her to be so tall, and he damn sure had not expected her to be holding a baby or a pistol.
She whipped around and raised the gun until it was aimed straight at his chest. “Who the hell… oh, my God… you are early, Lucas. Surprise!” she said.
“Yes, ma’am,” he drawled. “I guess I am, but you aren’t supposed to be here for two more days.”
“We were working on a big surprise for your homecoming. Hazel was going to make your favorite foods and we had a banner made and I heard a noise and the coyote had the puppies cornered and…” She stopped and stared at him as if she expected him to disappear.
She caught her breath and went on. “Why in the hell didn’t you tell us you were coming home early? You’ve ruined everything.”
“It’s my ranch. It’s my house and I can come home when I damn well please,” he said.
He looked from the baby to the dead coyote, to the puppies, finally meeting Natalie’s big blue eyes staring at him across the six feet separating them. There’d been more warmth in her face when there were oceans and deserts separating them than he felt with only six feet between them.
The whole scenario he’d played out in his mind was shot to hell and back. She wouldn’t take two steps forward, hug him, and then share an intimate, passionate kiss that said that yes, they had become more than Internet friends.
A whimper came from the blue bundle and she looked down at it. “I know you are hungry, son. We’ll go inside in just a second.”
Dammit!
He’d thought he’d found the right woman. Hell, he’d even entertained notions that she was the one. He’d been right all along: people were crazy to believe what they saw on the Net or to trust anyone they met on there, either.
“Joshua is hungry. Can you put these pups back in the pen? Sorry little critters dug out from under the fence and the coyote cornered them up by the porch,” she said.
She damn sure looked different in real life with curves and legs that went from earth all the way to heaven. She was stunning in those snug-fitting jeans, red flannel shirt, and thick brown hair floating in gentle waves down past her shoulders. How could he have not known she was pregnant?
Because you only saw her from the waist up and in pictures that she posted. Man, you got duped real good this time. Sucker!
“Well?” She shoved the pistol into the waistband of her jeans, shifted the baby to a more comfortable position, and headed toward the porch.
He dropped his canvas duffel on the icy ground. “I’ll take care of the coyote and the pups. Then we’ve got some serious talking to do. Where are Grady and Gramps and Dad?”
“Grady took Henry home after supper. You hungry?”
Yes, he was hungry. He’d foregone supper until he got home because he couldn’t wait to have Hazel’s home-cooked food. But the way his stomach was churning around he wouldn’t be able to swallow. A baby boy, for God’s sake! And she never mentioned him one time.
“Hazel in the house?” he asked stiffly.
She stopped and turned. “No, she is not. I’ve got to get Joshua inside, though. He’s cold. Just take care of those pups.”
“Don’t boss me, Natalie,” he barked.
“I’m going inside. You can stay out here and freeze to death if you want, Lucas. The way you are acting, I don’t reckon it’ll be much warmer in the house when you get there anyway,” she said.
He folded his arms across his chest. “And that is supposed to mean what?”
“Figure it out for yourself.”
“Shit!” he mumbled under his breath.
He gathered up three wiggling blue tick hound pups and stomped toward the dog pens. What in the hell did she expect—a big old passionate kiss with a pistol and a baby between them?

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29 comments:

  1. I loved, loved, loved The Cowboy's Christmas Baby. It was my favorite Christmas read this year. I love all of the Carolyn Brown books I've read. I just purchased a bunch of her historical romances today so 2014 is going to be the Year of the Carolyn Brown Historical Romance Reads. Yay me! Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with your readers, Carolyn.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Margie...here's hoping you like my historicals as well as the cowboys! I love being the Year of Carolyn Brown...WOW!!!

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  2. Now I just HAVE to read the rest of this! Miz Carolyn, I think you've hit another home run -- or should that be 'bullet straight to the target'. lol

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    1. Natalie and Lucas invite you to come on down to Savoy, Texas and meet all the folks on the ranch. The guys (grandpa, great-grandpa and uncle) might even let you help decorate the house for Christmas.

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  3. I love your books Carolyn. The book sounds great adding it to my TBR pile.
    Kimberly and Carolyn I love the story of how you two met.
    Have a safe and happy Christmas Carolyn.

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    1. Thank you Lori and a very Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for reading my books and adding this one to your TBR pile. RT Reviews says that it features a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape so here's hoping you feel like you are at a family reunion!

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  4. I loved this book!!! Everything Carolyn writes is fabulous! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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    1. That is so so sweet of you! You've heard that it takes a village to raise a child, well, it takes a very good editor to help a writer make a good book...and I have the awesome Deb Werksman helping me. I'm so glad that you liked this Christmas story. Having Lucas and Natalie (even when they fought all the time) in my head. I went around singing Christmas songs in September that year.

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  5. MIz Kim, I was just as excited to see you there in NJ! I saw you walking across the parking lot and told Mr. B who you were and then there you were just inside the store. That "crashing the booksigning" was one of the highlights of my whole summer! Thank you so much for including Natalie and Lucas in your big bash! Hugs and more hugs to you.

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    1. How could I not include you and Natalie and Lucas? I love them and YOU!!!! Give Mr. B a huge hug and a slobbery kiss from me! :D

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    2. Will do, dawlin'! We're in Florida for the holidays. It's raining but I don't even care. I can hear the ocean and see it and it doesn't matter if Mr. B tells me it's the Gulf, not the ocean, it is salty, it has a beach and it's as real in my head as those puppies in The Cowboy's Christmas Baby! LOL

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  6. I loved this book! I have never been disappointed with a Carolyn Brown book, they take up the most residence on my bookshelf! would love a signed one!

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    1. Awww, Tory! I'm going to quote your comment! Thank you! Natalie and Lucas deserve a lot of credit for this book. If I didn't get the story just right, they woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me what to change!

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  7. I seriously need to read this book! I am finally getting my mom to buy your books. I figured Christmas would be perfect time to start gifting some! I cannot get enough of your books. They are each amazing in their own way!

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    1. I LOVE word-of-mouth promotion...it's the very best kind so thank you from the bottom of my heart for telling you mom about my books. That's a wonderful Christmas present to me right there! Natalie and Lucas send a personal invitation for you to come on down to Savoy and visit the ranch while the decorations are still up!

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  8. Hey Carolyn! Thanks kimmie for having a fabulous author here today! I got to meet Carolyn at the RWA in Atlanta this year and she is just like a best friend! She remembered me and my bf that I talk about quite often on FB. She hugged both of us and just made our day! I wish I could have spent more time with her. If you haven't read her books, your missing out! Her books just make you feel good. Merry Christmas y'all and I hope your New Year brings you happiness and good health!

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    1. Hey Kim, I'm still in awe that you and your BF would travel and then stand in line for hours just to get into that book signing...y'all were one of the biggest highlights of that conference! Loved seeing you there and would have loved to have been able to spend hours with you!

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  9. This was a great blog... I just loved this book and anything that Carolyn Brown writes... I look forward to many more pleasurable hours of ready from the great Ms Carolyn Brown in the coming year.. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year..

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    1. Merry Christmas and thank you, Kathleen! Thank you for reading my books...Natalie and Lucas thank you for spending your time at the ranch with them!

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  10. I will not enter because I already read this & loved it! Mistletoe Cowboy & Darn Good Cowboy Christmas were also good Christmas books by you, Carolyn! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

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    1. Sharlene, thank you, thank you for being one of my biggest fans. Big hugs to you this Christmas season!

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  11. I love Christmas miracle stories and I am now a cowboy fan, thanks to Kim. Looking forward to reading your books. Enjoy your vacation

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    1. Thank you, Terry! And give Kim a hug for me for introducing you to cowboy romance! Happy reading and Merry, merry Christmas to you!

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  12. I LOVED the excerpt. Added Cowboys & Brides Series to my to be read pile....^_^.

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    1. Skyla...welcome to north Texas where the cowboys in this series are all rich and the women who don't give a damn about money are sassy!

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  13. I adored The Cowboy's Christmas Baby. It was my favorite holiday read this year. :)

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  14. Oh that is a great excerpt... Love a Feisty Heroine sounds like there is a huge story there :)

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  15. I enjoyed your surprise visit to East Brunswich, NJ. I was thrilled to meet you.

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  16. This excerpt definitely peaks my interest. I'll have to put it on my ever growing to-read list. This blog is filling my bookshelf fast. :)

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