Welcome to the
A kickoff of two new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield
and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
An Interview with Two CowboysToday, Shanna Hatfield brings together two heroes from her sweet contemporary Rodeo Romance series, set near Kennewick, Washington.
Tate Morgan is a saddle bronc rider out to claim a championship title and the girl he loves in The Christmas Cowboy, the first book in the series.
Wrestlin’ Christmas, the second installment, shares Cort McGraw’s story as a sidelined steer wrestler who falls for a widow down on her luck.
Welcome to you both. Tell us a little about you. Tate: I live on the ranch that my grandfather started back in the early 1900s. We’re about thirty miles from Kennewick, Washington, where we primarily raise beef cattle, wheat, and hay.
Cort: I used to live near Boise, Idaho, until my sister shanghaied me and dumped me at Tate’s door. Now, I’m working on a ranch about fifteen minutes away from the Morgan place.
What happened with your rodeo career?
Cort: In April, I did a number on my knee when I jumped off my horse to wrestle a steer at a rodeo. I knew the moment I hit the ground I wasn’t walking out of the arena. The doctors have all assured me I either stop competing or cripple myself for life. Since I like the ability to walk, I guess my rodeo career is effectively over.
Tate: It isn’t the end of the world, man. You never know what great thing is waiting just around the corner.
Are you always so optimistic, Tate?
Tate: (Shrugs) Usually. Might as well think positive. It can’t hurt anything.
Cort: (Rolls his eyes) He should add that he’s super annoying to his friends with that can-do attitude.
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
Cort: Eating. (Chuckles and rubs a hand over his flat stomach). I do enjoy all the treats that seem to accompany the holiday season, but I think Christmas Eve is my favorite part of the holiday. My family goes to church, then we sit around a crackling fire and visit before my Dad reads to us. It’s just a nice time to connect and unwind with the people I care about most.
Tate: I agree with Cort on all accounts. It’s the time spent connecting with those we love that make the holiday special - and the treats. I never turn down a good holiday cookie.
Cort: Or cake, or pie. Or… (Tate playfully slugs his arm)
You’ve both sustained major injuries competing in rodeo. Can you tell us a little about the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund?
Tate: It’s an amazing organization that steps in to help injured rodeo athletes when they’ll be out of work for while and are facing financial hardship.
Cort: Both of us were fortunate not to require assistance, but the JCCF is a lifesaver for some rodeo families.
Thank you both for joining us. Any parting words for our readers?
Tate: If you enjoy, sweet western romances, I hope you’ll consider reading our stories in The Christmas Cowboy.and Wrestlin Christmas.
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.
Where to Find The Books
Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.
You’re Invited to PARTY!You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party Thursday, Nov. 13 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!
Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty
The third book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series releases that day!
The Christmas Calamity takes readers back to Hardman just in time for the holiday season.
Preorders are available now for just $1.99 on Kindle.
You can reserve your copy here: http://amzn.com/B00OGOO994 In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free that day, as well!
About Shanna HatfieldA hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a bestselling author of sweet romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller. Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic 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.” She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
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