Friday, December 13, 2013

Authors, authors... of All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy

...read all about them !!
 



All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy

By: Katie Lane, Emma Cane & Jennifer Ryan


5 stars all around !!!!! 

 

Blurbs

What’s better than Christmas? Christmas and Cowboys. Contemporary romance stars Emma Cane, Jennifer Ryan, and Katie Lane join together for a holiday anthology to remember.

“The Christmas Cabin” by Emma Cane
Sandy, recently diagnosed with MS and abandoned by her husband, is determined to make Christmas special for her five-year-old Nate. While they’re trooping through the woods to cut down their Christmas tree, a snowstorm arises, and a mysterious old ranch hand points them toward an abandoned cabin. Little do they realize, the ranch hand also guides cowboy Doug Thalberg to the same place…
My Review:
What a great Christmas Story, short and sweet.  I loved it!  I have to admit when I read the prologue, It gave me a weary feeling and I got a bit worried that it might not be a happy ending story but  my thoughts were changed pretty quickly.  I was pleasantly surprised by this heartfelt love story and one could only be so lucky to have such great Christmas memories to share year after year. 
I loved the way the family gathered around to listen to the whole story, same as they do every year.  Made me feel like I was right there with them.
Great, great story Emma Cane.  You are a new author to me but I plan on looking up more of your stories about the Silver Creek Ranch in Valentine Valley !! 
 


“Can’t Wait” by Jennifer Ryan
Before The Hunted series, Caleb and Summer had a whirlwind romance not to be forgotten...
Caleb Bowden has a lot to thank his best friend, Jack, for - saving his life in Iraq and giving him a job helping him run his family’s ranch. He also introduced him to the most incredible woman he’s ever met. Too bad he can’t ask her out. You do not date your best friend’s sister. Summer and Caleb share a closeness she’s never felt for anyone, but the stubborn man refuses to turn the flirtatious friendship into something meaningful. Frustrated and tired of wishing to be happy, Caleb tells Jack how he feels about Summer. With his friend’s help, he plans a surprise Christmas proposal she’ll never forget - because he can’t wait to make her his wife.
 
My Review:
I LOVE strong military men.  Stubborn and sexy.  Caleb is all that and a bag of chips!  I'll take one of him please !!
There almost aren't words....this story made me ache for Caleb and Summer. That poor girl practically pouring her heart out every time she was with Caleb and him struggling to stay true to his friendship with Jack. 
I couldn't have been more pleased with how the story developed and loved how the whole family got brought into the mix eventually.  By chapter 12, I was fighting off the tears. 
What a truly great love story Ms. Jennifer Ryan.  I can't wait to read on from this story into your series! 



“Marry Christmas” by Katie Lane
Alana Hale is tired of irresponsible beach bums whose only plan for the future is catching the next “awesome” wave. So when she tries her luck with an internet dating service and ends up hitting the Responsible-Sensitive-Man jackpot, she wastes no time accepting Clint McCormick’s invitation to spend the holidays on his family’s ranch. But when an unexpected blizzard strands Alana, she’ll be forced to find refuge in the arms of a womanizing rodeo cowboy who knows how to take the chill off a cold winter night. Now Alana will have to make a choice between the man who heats her blood and the man who touches her heart. Or will she? Mistaken identity will give Alana the man of her dreams and a very “Marry” Christmas.

My Review: 

Katie Lane, thank you for writing such a fantastic story!  I am such a mushy romantic fan but I'm also a diehard cowboy lover and this....well this story was right up my alley all the way !  I swear I caught myself laughing like a giddy school girl more than once :) 

I loved this story for all the obvious reasons, Christmas...sexy cowboys...stubborn women...but also for another not so obvious(to anyone else) reason, and that being that I met my hubby online.  First it was just emails and then gradually getting to texts.  The picture I had of him was so goofy looking that it made me nervous at the thought of meeting him but I also couldn't imagine not meeting him in person.  Thank you so much for reminding me of one of the most wonderful memories in my life :)

Loved the confusion and mix-ups with the two brothers and as I read, I hoped and hoped it would actually turn out like I was thinking all along.   Very well written and a great storyline !  You made me want to get stranded, then found and hidden away in a cozy cabin.   Can't wait to read more of your stories !!


*****

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Author Info

EMMA CANE grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma


 ***** 

JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
Please visit her website at www.jennifer-ryan.com for information about upcoming releases.
Follow her on:
Twitter: @JenRyan_author
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Ryan/520021168037391?ref=hl


 *****

KATIE LANE started writing in fifth grade when she wrote a fictional story about being a skirt.(yes, you read that correctly. The story was told in first-skirt rather than first-person.) Since then, she’s stuck to telling stories about people. Going Cowboy Crazy is her first novel in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her high school sweetheart and can be contacted through her website www.katielanebooks.com

 

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