Monday, November 16, 2009

Double the Great Reading!

One of the great things the Romance line is doing is offering 2-in-1 books now and again.  It adds a little variety to the line up I think.  There are a few 2-in-1's coming up over the next few months, and the first one is out this month - MONTANA, MISTLETOE, MARRIAGE* - written by me, Donna Alward, and Patricia Thayer.

The books are made up of 2 novellas, linked by a commonality.  In our case, the stories are about two sisters, set on a ranch in Montana, and at Christmas.  I don't know about you, but Christmas stories make me feel all warm and fuzzy, and this is my first ever Christmas release so it's quite exciting.

The first story, Snowbound Cowboy, is the story of Amelia Hughes, hero Boone Gifford, and Amelia's son Jesse, who is cute as a bug's ear.  It's Jesse's Christmas wish that really kicks things off, but Boone is holding a secret that could ruin it all.  Amelia's the nurturer of the family and she does a darned good job.

My story, A Bride For Rocking H Ranch, is about Kelley Hughes, the sister who hasn't got a domestic bone in her body but is great at running the Rocking H.  She's volunteered to make Christmas dinner though, since Amelia has her hands full with Jesse and looking after their ailing Grandmother.  Mack Dennison is a bit of an unlikely hero for a tough cowgirl, but he's exactly what she needs. 

Of course it all winds up with two happy endings and hopefully a happy sigh for the reader.

If nothing else, writing this book made me hungry.  Mack is a chef and I spent a lot of time looking for recipes, cooking, talking about cooking...I just added a few of those recipes to my website at

We hope you enjoy our stories in this special 2 in 1 volume!

Winter wishes for two sisters at Rocking H Ranch...

Snowbound Cowboy by Patricia Thayer

Lone wolf Boone Gifford has spent years standing on the outside.  now he's looking at Christmas - through the window of beautiful Amelia Hughes' home.  As the snow falls harder, and the stranded family needs help, it's time for the cowboy to step inside.

A Bride for Rocking H Ranch by Donna Alward

Kelley Hughes is rancher, housekeeper, doting sister to Amelia, granddaughter and aunt - and the stress of preparing the perfect Christmas at Rocking H Ranch is getting to her.  But distraction soon arrives in the form of delectable chef Mack Dennison...

*Titled Mistletoe and Marriage in the UK

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