Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Snowbound Colorado Christmas and Book Giveaway!

I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Tuesday, September 30. US addresses only. Good luck!

Relive the Christmas of 1913 thorough the eyes of young people in love as snow falls in a record-setting blizzard in Snowbound Colorado Christmas. During Christmas the Christmas of 1913, Colorado is buffeted with snow and four couples find that taken refuge also means taking a look at the past and giving love a chance for the future.

Fires of Love by Tamela Hancock Murray

Thalia Bloom looks forward to her party except for seeing heartbreaker Maximilian Newbolt. Sparks fly, and Maximilian is waylaid by an allergy to a strawberry tart and illness means he must linger. Aunt Dorcas is even unhappier than Maximilian, discouraging any newfound love between the couple. Has God used a strawberry tart to free this couple from bondage of fears and insecurities so they can find true happiness in love?

The Best Medicine by Lena Nelson Dooley

When Thomas Stanton shows up at the holiday party of Rose Fletcher’s best friend, his appearance reminds Rose of the infatuation she felt for him when he worked on her father’s ranch. Although her heart wants to continue those long ago feelings, her mind reminds her that he doesn’t share her faith in God. Thomas can’t understand why Rose seems so standoffish. Will it take God’s intervention to show these two people just what He has planned all along?

Almost Home by Susan Page Davis

Patricia Logan leaves Thalia’s party and heads for home at her uncle’s ranch. Her ride is sidelined by the blizzard. A chance meeting with Jared Booker, an old friend, prompts Patricia to beg for a lift. They set out on horseback and become snowbound in a shack for two days with a crotchety midwife and their past. Can they rekindle their old camaraderie and see it transform into lasting love?

Dressed in Scarlet by Darlene Franklin

Natalie Daire, a rich young heiress, has a car accident on the way home from a friend’s holiday party and finds herself snowed in with the other guests at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. Fabrizio Ricci, the mechanic who fixes her car, is also snowbound at the hotel. Can these two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum find true love?

When you aren’t writing or spending time with your family, what is your favorite activity?

Darlene: I suppose reading doesn’t count. Writing and family consume most of my time. I’m also involved with our church choir; music has always been a big part of my life.

Did you find it hard or easy to work within the series framework?

Tamela: I’ve worked on many novella collections with different sets of authors, including the highly acclaimed HIGHLAND LEGACY collection. This set went smoothly for me and I had fun writing it.

Where do you do most of your writing?

Susan: I’m blessed with a whole room for my study. My sisters recently helped me repaint and decorate it, and I love it! It has an eclectic, Americana theme with a Charles Wysocki border and lots of little treasure boxes and other knickknacks on display.

Tell us about your novella.

Lena: Rose Fletcher attends a holiday party given by one of her roommates in boarding school where she meets Dr. Thomas Stanton, the most handsome man she’s ever seen. Later she finds out that they have a history that she has a hard time forgetting.

A native Virginian, Tamela Hancock Murray has been writing all her life. She interned on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of State before graduating with honors in Journalism from Lynchburg College in Virginia. An award-winning, bestselling author, Tamela has over 20 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit. Upcoming releases include LOVE FINDS YOU IN MAIDEN, NORTH CAROLINA, and THE MASTER'S MATCH. She has discussed her work on radio and television. Her professional affiliations include Trois Riviere Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers. Tamela enjoys being an agent with Hartline Literary Agency, and she takes turns with her fellow agents writing a column for Christian Fiction Online Magazine http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/. When she's not writing, Tamela spends wonderful times with her husband and their two daughters, as well as extended family and friends.

Lena Nelson Dooley holds a BA in Speech and Drama, and she completed many graduate hours as well. She has served as a drama director for several churches. In addition, she has been the administrative assistant to two different pastors. Snowbound Colorado Christmas is her 18th book release. Four more books will release in 2009. She is often a speaker at women’s events, writers’ meetings, and conferences. She’s an award-winning, bestselling author. At present she serves as vice-president of DFW Ready Writers, the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She has a website, http://www.lenanelsondooley.com/ . In the monthly newsletter, she gives away copies of her books and features reviews of her recent reads as well as what’s new that month in Christian publishing. Her blog, http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/ , is popular with readers, because she promotes authors and their most recent works.

Susan Page Davis is the author of ten historical novels, six romantic suspense, and two young adult books. She has co-authored a cozy mystery series with her daughter, Megan Elaine Davis. Susan’s historicals have won awards in the Book of the Year and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contests. She’s a homeschooling mother of six and grandmother of five. She and her husband Jim live in Maine, where Jim is a news editor.



Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin resides in the Colorado foothills with her mother and her Lynx Point Siamese cat Talia. She is the mother of two children. Her daughter has gone ahead of her to glory; her son lives in Oklahoma with his family. She loves music, reading, and writing. She is the author of five novels, and has contributed more than 150 articles to numerous magazines, anthologies, and devotionals. She has also written curriculum for children’s Sunday school.


Be sure to visit http://www.2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com on September 26 for more information from these authors.

21 comments:

  1. I have been following this tour all month and would love to win this book. I love Christmas stories and romances. How can you go wrong. Just throw in some chocolate and we'll be set. :P

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. aliadam from FR10:02 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful book filled with Christmas spirit and love. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.
    aliadam @FR
    reaganandromeo[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. I have heard a lot about this book lately. I love Christmas anthologies, and this one sounds like a winner! Thank you for the opportunity to win it! :-)

    Cheryl (akaCheri)
    castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

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  4. this sounds like quite a wonderful book. Would love a chance to win this. I also love really good Christmas stories.

    angelleslament @ gmail.com

    Thnks!!

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  5. I love your page and would love the chance to read this books. Thanks for the offer.

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  6. Forgot my email. Sorry :-(
    djcwr@comcast.net

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  7. This book sounds great and a giveaway sounds better!

    tavnkate1989@yahoo.com
    or at PBS my username is tavnkate5

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  8. Excellent! I'm Teri in Colorado, and I love the Christmas season--especially here in Colorado. Please enter me in your book contest!

    Teri
    ibelieve.achieve@comcast.net

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  9. This sounds like a perfect book to curl up & read over the holidays. I love being snowbound! Thanks for the giveaway which I saw on FR...

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  10. The book looks great - I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    nancydrew1981@gmail.com

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  11. I always enjoy novels that are written about the 'olden' days more than modern fiction. Please enter me!

    Thanks.

    ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

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  12. Ooh! This sounds great! I love Christmas anthologies! They really put me in the mood.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I would love to win this book. It sounds great! Please enter me in the contest. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

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  14. I would love a chance to win this book. Thank you.
    smilingsal55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  15. Mary Jo5:50 PM

    Sounds like a great book. Please add my name to the drawing.

    Mary Jo Robertson
    rcmjrobertson (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  16. I love Christmas anthologies and I'm in the mood to start reading them already, as December is so busy for me. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  17. I would love to read this as the snow flies! Add me please, thanks.
    worthy2Bpraised{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. Hey, Deborah, you can take my name out of the running for this book. I just won it at another site. Woohoo, I am so excited!

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  19. I've just started getting into Christian Chic Lit and love it! Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous books!

    Renee
    ReneeKelley3@yahoo.com

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  20. I love Christmas stories :)

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  21. Anonymous8:04 PM

    The book sounds awesome and Iwould love to read it..
    Patty (WINNIE at FR.) thanks
    mama2skyjax@gmail.com

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