Friday, December 27, 2013

KIMMIE'S FAVORITES HOLIDAY BLOG BASH WITH KATIE LANE


HELLO TO ALL MY AWESOME PEOPLE!!! THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS STILL IN FULL SWING AND TODAY I HAVE THE LOVELY MIZ KATIE LANE IN THE HOUSE! I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING KATIE LANE AT RT IN KC IN MAY. SHE IS THE SWEETEST LADY EVER AND I HOPE TO SEE HER AGAIN...  KATIE IS A BRILLIANT WRITER OF SOME PRETTY AWESOME WESTERN ROMANCES THAT I HOPE YOU ALL TRY OUT!


Hi Katie and thank you so much for joining the Book Obsessed Chicks during this holiday season.
Could you tell us what kind of Christmas and New Year Traditions do you and your family partake of?
  We have the usual Christmas traditions of trimming the tree, baking cookies, making gingerbread houses, and exchanging gifts.  We also have a caroling party every year where we load up on a decorated trailer and drive through the neighborhood singing—and causing the dogs to howl.  This year, we added an ugly sweater contest to go with it.  It was fun seeing what people found at thrift stores or made.  Some were pretty ghastly.  Lol!

What was your favorite Christmas gift? 
  I’ve had so many over the years, but the most memorable are the ones my two daughters made in school.  The lopsided pottery ashtray—or since I don’t smoke, a candy dish.  The wax glitter tree ornaments.  And of the course, the clay mushrooms that looked exactly like two male parts growing out of a clump of moss.  True treasures!  

Do you have any favorite Christmas songs?
  I love Christmas music and start listening to it as soon as Halloween is over.  My all-time favorite is O Holy Night.  It makes me cry every time I hear it.

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?
  I know it sounds sappy, but I would want peace on earth and health and happiness to all.  After that, books, books, and more books!

You have 3 very awesome Christmas reads, HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O LITTLE TOWN OF BRAMBLE and BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. How did you come about those stories?  Thank you, Kimberly.  Hunk for the Holidays came about on a trip to Denver, Colorado.  My husband and I were staying at a bed and breakfast downtown, and they had this city newspaper in the room with an ad for male escorts.  My mind took the idea and ran with it.  O Little Town of Bramble started with me wanting to do a story about the sweet farmer, Ethan, from Make Mine a Bad Boy.  For Baby It’s Cold Outside, I knew I wanted to write about a woman getting stuck in a blizzard and being saved by a cowboy, and since it was ninety-six degrees outside while I was writing, it made sense that she would be from somewhere warm like Hawaii.  Ha!

What do you have in store for the New Year? For Readers? Conferences? Holidays? 
  I’m going to start work on the third book in the Hunk for the Holiday series and I need to work on a new series idea.  As for upcoming books, my sixth book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series comes out in March—A Match Made in Texas.  In September, my second book in the Hunk for the Holidays series comes out—Ring in the Holidays.  And in December, the last book in my Deep in the Heart of Texas series comes out—Last Cowboy in Texas.  As for conferences, I will be at RWA in San Antonio in July.  Yay!  And since I’m going to have a busy year, I plan to relax with my friends and family for the holidays. 

Any message you would like to share with my followers? 
  I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!!

Thank you so much Katie!!!!
Thank you, Kimberly, and all the Book Obsessed Chicks.  It’s always a pleasure:o)





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25 comments:



  1. I LOVE BRAMBLE, TEXAS! And I love Katie Lane for sharing all the "not quite all here" population of Bramble, Texas with us.If I need a good laugh with some great romance all I need to do is pick up a Katie Lane book(or open one on my e-reader).
    I first met Katie Lane when I happened to purchase Hunk For the Holidays last year during my yearly obsessive search for new Christmas romances to read. And boy did I hit the jackpot with Hunk For the Holidays. It was the one story I recommended to everyone last year.
    Thank you, Katie for sharing your awesome talent with us.

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    1. I LOVE YOU, Margie. It's readers like you that keep me writing away. And I love the "not quite here." Ha! Great description of my zany town. So glad you stopped by to say "hi." Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  2. I already have both of these books but I still wanted to stop by and say how much I enjoy Katie Lane's books. They are great fun romances and I highly recommend them. You will surly fall in love with Bramle Texas as I have.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori. After reading these comments, I feel energized and ready to start writing my new series. Hopefully, y'all will enjoy it as much as my Deep in the Heart and Hunk series:o)

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  3. These Look awesome I will for sure have to get them <3

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway, Elizabeth, and Happy New Year!

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  4. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. I haven't had the pleasure of reading either of these stories but would love to have a chance. Thanks.

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Eileen! Good luck in the giveaway:o)

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  5. I love Those BrambleTexas folks and feel like they're family.I love to listen all kinds of Christmas music while im baking.my wish this coming 2014 would be for peace and for harmony but sometimes that doesn't happen. I am very thankful for second chances . I love your books and can't.wait to read the next B ramble book.

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    1. Thanks, Terra! Dusty and Brianne's story, A Match Made in Texas, is just around the corner.

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  6. I have all of Katie's books, I can't wait for the next!

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    1. Hi Tory! Thanks for all the support...and for stopping by today:o)

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  7. I have been waiting for the print book of All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy to come out! I love your writing style & Emma Cane is another author I like! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks, Sharlene! I thoroughly enjoyed doing the anthology with Emma and Jennifer. Happy Holidays and good luck in the giveaway:o)

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  8. I wanna Hunk for Christmas....do I have to wait until next year? lol

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    1. Ladies, are we talkin' about the book or something else? Ha! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra, and Happy New Year:o)

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  9. Hi Katie, a belated Merry Christmas to you! I was so excited to see that you are visiting today. I just love a good cowboy romance, and your Deep In The Heart of Texas is my favorite series. I look forward to each new book that comes out and feel like I'm catching up with my "friends". They are such fun reads. I hope this giveaway is open to Canadians, I would love to win these 2 books! :-)

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  10. Hi Katie!! I love your books!! I picked up Going Cowboy Crazy one day from my library and I've been hooked on your books since! I can't wait to read the next installments in the Deep In the Heart of Texas series and the Hunk series. Got my fingers crossed I get lucky with this giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  11. I love Christmas music, too. I work for a clothing retailer and Christmas music starts early at work. My coworkers think I am crazy that I am still singing along on Christmas Eve and they are all sick of it.

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  12. I wish you a Happy New Year! I love your books and this looks really good and I would love to read it. I will be entering under the name of Virginia. I hope everything goes great for you in the coming year and thanks for the chance to win one of your books.

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  13. I love that your family goes caroling in ugly sweaters! I have to force the males in my family just to listen to Christmas carols on holidays and while setting up the tree.

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  14. I have never read Katie's books but from reading her interview and seeing what everyone else is saying about her books I will be reading her from now on!! Thanks Kim for bringing me a new author!!

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  15. Happy 2014 I wish you nothing but good sales and sexy cover models :) PS. I haven't read you before but you are now on my tbr list ;)

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