Showing posts from November, 2012

Country Music Friday - "How Country Feels" by Randy Houser

I've always said that certain songs inspire me to write. Well folks, this is one of them. However, this song didn't actually come out until after my book, Zane, was released. But I swear if I had to pick a theme song for my book it would definitely be this one. I used to think it would be "Country Boy's World" by Jason Aldean, but this song seems more fitting:-) 
Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy!

"Sound of the Heart" by Genevieve Graham Blog Tour

From Genevieve Graham, author of Under the Same Sky, comes a sweeping romantic historical novel of one man’s strange gift and dangerous battles… Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and dream how the future will unfold. Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made of vanquished Scots. Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies. There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.

Release Date: May 1, 2012 Genre: Historical Romance  Formats: Trade Paperback/All eBook types Pages: 336 Publisher: Berkley Sensation / Penguin US
Please enjoy this excerpt from "Sound of the Heart": “How ye manage to be such a skil…

"Under Cover Rebel" by Morgan K. Wyatt Blog Tour

Emily Sewell couldn't remember when she fell in love with her neighbor, Gray Masterson. He unfortunately didn't really notice her as a woman until the eve of his leaving to fight in the Civil War. A magical evening ensued with him asking her to wait for him. News that he's been killed on the battlefield propels her into action. She knows he is alive - she just has to find him. The only thing between her and her true love is miles of swamp land, a major war, and her own doubts. Emily wrestles with Gray's possible death, imprisonment, or that he's unwilling to return to her. Can a sheltered Southern Belle navigate the horrors of war to retrieve her fiancé? Emily is willing to try.

Release Date: July 9, 2012 Genre: Romantic Suspense Formats: All eBook types Publisher: Crimson Romance
Please enjoy this excerpt from "Under Cover Rebel": Gray’s lips curved upward. “All the Sewells are good looking. It’s commonplace to hear your family mentioned as one of the most co…

Great Holiday:-)

One holiday down and another to go:-) Started wrapping presents this weekend and will finish up when the stuff I ordered on Black Friday arrives. I had a great Thanksgiving with my husband, son and in-laws. Man, my in-laws sure know how to do Thanksgiving dinner! We were stuffed and happy when we left there...and they sent us home with leftovers which was awesome. But as much as I enjoyed the food it was the quality time with my loved ones that I enjoyed the most.How was your holiday?

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today I'd like to take the time to tell you about some other things in my life that I am thankful for. I started off the week with family and loved ones and today I'd like to continue that with my very special friends. I feel so grateful and blessed to have the friends that I do. They are always so thoughtful and I can go to them for anything. And they are also a blast to hang out with! So with that--Ashley, Jenn, Megan--thank you all for being a part of my life! And I can't forget my author friends--MK & Krista--thank you both for everything! I am so happy we met and that I can lean on you for advice. You both are always so helpful and I appreciate you very much! 

Moving onto other things I'm thankful for...

This is hard for me because I'd really like to break it down and go into detail about everything, but in an effort to keep this post fairly short I'll just say that I am thankful for my life in general. Thankful that I have a job, a home, friends, family…

Things I am Thankful for – Post #1

November has arrived (obviously, lol) and with that brings the start of the holiday season. I absolutely adore the holidays—even with all the chaos that comes with it. Luckily I get to avoid the stress of holiday travel because all of my loved ones are within a half hour of where I live :-) Seriously though, I’ve been seeing a lot of people do this “30 Days of Thanks” thing on Facebook and Twitter and I think it’s a really great and fun idea. I’m a little late to the party, but here goes. This first post is dedicated to my family.My husband: Gosh, where to begin? He is truly one amazing man. I have so much admiration for him and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. He works so hard to provide for our little family (a lot harder than any other man I know) and I appreciate all that he does. But I think the best part of our relationship is that even though we love each other we are also best friends. We were friends for about eight months before we started dating, and I think it’s t…

Country Music Friday "I Did It For The Girl" by Greg Bates

I LOVE this song! No matter what's going on it can put me in a great mood. So simple and so sweet:-)

The Holidays Are Coming!

I just adore this time of year when the leaves change colors and the weather cools down. Along with the change of scenery, I also really enjoy the holiday season. I come from a divorced family so the holidays have always been a bit of a challenge--but I think we've finally got things down to a science:-)  When my husband and I first started dating we'd go to my dad's house first, then my husband's parents' house, and then round off the day at my mom's. Talk about stuffed! Luckily my mother is very lenient and for the past few years has offered to host her Thanksgiving dinner the weekend before the actual holiday. So that's what we'll be doing this weekend:-) The dinner is held at my grandmother's house and she always makes a Turkey with dumplings (the flat kind, not the biscuit) and that is my favorite part of the meal. We also have mashed potatoes and gravy, greens, regular stuffing and oyster stuffing, sweet potatoes and then finish off with desse…

I’ve Got Something To Tell You...

So as you may have noticed I’ve not been very active with the blog lately. Trust me it’s not that I don’t want to be, it’s just that life is just starting to catch up with me a little bit :-) I know I have mentioned this little bit of information in interviews I’ve done recently, but just in case you missed those I wanted to share with you that my husband and I will be welcoming a new little bundle of joy into our family. Sometime within the next six weeks or so our baby girl will be born into the world and we couldn’t be happier. As I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy I’m trying to do all I can to prepare for our little girl’s arrival and I’ll admit that this was a lot easier the first time around when we had our son because there wasn’t a toddler running around un-doing everything I just did, LOL. But seriously, I don’t want you all to feel like I’ve forgotten about you because, trust me, I haven’t. Life is just a little crazy right now with the holidays approaching and our baby gir…

Announcing the Winner of "Just a Cowboy and His Baby"!

I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you for stopping by to support Carolyn and for entering the contest to win an ARC copy of Just a Cowboy and His Baby! There were so many entries and you guys really know your Carolyn Brown trivia :-) With that being said, I'd like to announce that the winner is.......
Jen (Jenlyou1@.....)
Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Country Music Friday "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line

Loving this song! Makes me think of summer time and wishing for warmer weather :-)

Author Carolyn Brown Stops by for a Visit!

I'm am so pleased today to be hosting none other than romance author Carolyn Brown! Carolyn is visiting with us today to talk a little bit about her new cowboy romance coming out on December 4th, Just a Cowboy and His Baby. Here's what it's about:

She's Got Her Eyes on the Prize...
Gemma O'Donnell wasn't the first woman to win the ProRodeo buckle for bronc riding, but she was darn well going to be the second. What she didn't count on was her main competition sweeping her off her feet.
He'll Do Whatever It Takes To Win... Trace Coleman isn't really after a title—he needs the cash prize to buy his dream ranch. But one sexy, determined cowgirl keeps getting in his way. In his effort to take her out of the running, he risks losing both the title—and his heart.
They're Both in For a Little Surprise... Everybody's world is turned upside down when a pint-sized bundle of joy gets dropped right into Trace's lap...and suddenly all the stakes are higher.