Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Conversations: #bestselling #romance #author Debra Salonen

Please join me in welcoming bestselling romance author, Debra Salonen to Conversations today! Debra is here to talk about her new release, Cowgirl Come Home, A Summer Fair Novel. So be sure and check out the cover and blurb below. Plus, Debra has a wonderfully fun guest post, "Top 10 Reasons to read Cowgirl Come Home" and don't forget to leave a comment because Debra's offering an awesome prize package to one lucky commenter!

Lisa ~
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LW78OS0/?tag=crlaofsu-20COWGIRL COME HOME
Montana Born Fair Book 2

Some dreams come with a big price tag.

Bailey Jenkins left her hometown of Marietta, Montana, at eighteen, poised to take college and the rodeo world by storm–despite Paul Zabrinski. On the eve of her great escape, at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Big Marietta Fair, he invoked his great-grandmother Hilda's curse. “If you do this, Bailey Jenkins, I will hate you forever. And I'll call on my great-grandmother to curse you. She was a Gypsy witch, you know.”

Fifteen years later, Bailey's back–shattered, humbled by fate and bruised at the soul level but determined to rebuild–once she helps her parents get back their feet. She didn't expect her Paul Zabrinski to meet her plane, but seeing him strong, handsome and successful is somehow fitting. After all, Bailey didn't need Paul's gypsy great-grandmother to put a curse on her–Bailey already had the worst luck on the planet.

Never say never.

One look at Bailey Jenkins–his first love, the woman he adored…and cursed–and every emotion Paul Zabrinski felt fifteen years earlier comes rushing back. The love of his life broke his heart and made him hate her…or so he thought. The line between love and hate is very narrow, with only so much room for forgiveness. But Paul Zabrinski owns Big Z Hardware and Construction. If anyone is capable of building a bridge for them to cross together, it's him.






Top Ten Reasons to read Cowgirl Come Home
by Debra Salonen

Thank you, Lisa, for inviting to be part of your blog. You know how it is with new releases, you blog yourself into a tizzy. I decided to have some fun with this one. So, here are my Top 10 Reasons to read Cowgirl Come Home:

#10. Even at full price ($2.99), it's cheaper than a caramel ribbon crunch frappuchino and way less calories. But, if you hurry, you can still buy it for the bargain basement release date sale price of 99¢.


#9. You don't have time to drive to Montana to attend The Big Marietta Fair. (Nor could you possibly meet all twelve heroes and heroines without employing superpowers that you may or may not have.) So, take the easy way and visit the Big Marietta Fair from the comfort of your own home. (Note: all MontanaBorn authors start to believe Marietta is a real town.)


#8. Ferris Wheels can induce motion sickness. With your feet firmly on the ground, you can still enjoy the ride and share in a romantic proposal--or two (have you read Beauty and the Cowboy by Nancy Robards Thompson?)--atop a Ferris Wheel with the silhouette of Copper Mountain in the background. Altogether now..."Say, yes, Bailey. Say, yes."


#7. Yogo sapphires. You might not have heard of Montana sapphires, but the beautiful, custom jewelry from B. Dazzled Western Bling will make you consider hocking your firstborn.


#6. Sex in the barn. Think Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis in Witness...only he's not a cop and she's not Amish and nobody is trying to kill them. But who doesn't harbor a secret fantasy about making love in a hayloft (with a thick sleeping bag to keep from getting poked by the straw)?


 
#5. The Fish Whisperer's Beer Batter Fish Fry is better than sex. (Or so they claim.) You can download the recipe on my blog and see for yourself HERE!

#4. You've always known librarians are superheroes. In Cowgirl Come Home, Marietta Children's Librarian Louise Jenkins single-handedly reunites two star-crossed lovers, helps her husband--the love of her life--return from the brink of despair, and organizes a Read-A-Thon for the Big Marietta Fair (while dealing with health issues of her own). Go, Louise!


#3. Forgive You-Know-Who just moved to the top of your To Do List. Yeah, we all know. Hate is easy to come by. Anger, too. Especially if you have good reason to be mad, right? But lugging around a burdensome grudge takes a toll. Learn from Bailey's and Paul's story...forgiveness is liberating.


#2. The "Big Sky" effect: readers burn more calories while reading books set in Montana.* There's just something about the air, the positive vibes, the great sex...you'll see. *Exact calorie count varies by reader and amount of chocolate consumed while reading.


AND THE #1 REASON TO READ "COWGIRL COME HOME" - everybody deserves a Happy Ending.

Can you tell I was getting a little "guest-blog punch happy" when I wrote this? Hope it made you smile. Please leave a comment to be entered to win this prize package:


Two Debra Salonen autographed backlist titles, CLUE - The Movie (DVD), note cards, post-its, mini gel pens, cookies and cool Tule Publishing swag.




Former award-winning newspaper journalist Debra Salonen is a nationally bestselling author with 26 published novels for Harlequin’s Superromance and American lines and one single title release for Harlequin Signature. Several of her titles were nominated for “Best Superromance,” including UNTIL HE MET RACHEL, which took home that honor in 2010. Debra was named Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” in 2006. Debra lives in the foothills near Yosemite National Park in California with her husband and two dogs. Luckily, her two children and three grandchildren live close by to keep Debra connected to the real world.

You can find Debra at:

http://debrasalonen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DebraSalonenAuthor
https://twitter.com/DebSalonen
http://www.pinterest.com/debrasalonen/
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/326855.Debra_Salonen


30 comments:

Nova said...

Loved the top ten reasons to read Cowgirl Come Home. thanks for the humor and the recipe!This book is on my soon to read TBR list.

Debra said...

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. I just finished packing for RWA. Do you overpack or underpack? I always underpack. I'm convinced I can live without certain items, then when I get there--that's first thing I want.

Debra said...

Hi, NOVA! Hope it made you smile. I had fun writing it. And thanks so much for picking up Cowgirl. Appreciate it!

penney said...

Hi Debra great review today. I see your new book is only in kindle will it ever be out in paperback?
Thanks
Penney

Barbara Lane said...

can't wait to read about Bailey and Paul.

Debbie Oliver said...

What a fun blog! I love the recipe, and also like to number three. But of course number one is the best, because we all want a happy ending. And who can ignore the most obvious, going to the fair is so much fun!

Emma said...

Congratulations on Cowgirl Come Home. Cowgirl Come Home is a wonderful book.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.Have a wonderful weekend.

Katy said...

Well, now I want a caramel ribbon crunch cappuccino - but I also want the book - can I have both? It's supposed to rain for the next week so I think a virtual visit to the fair sounds heavenly!

Mary Anne Landers said...

Thanks, Debra! This is the first time I've heard of Yogo sapphires. Sounds like your novel really brings the place and its people to life. "Cowgirl Come Home" seems like a fun read. Good luck with your new and upcoming releases!

Debra said...

Penney, it's in production right now. I haven't heard when it will be out, but very soon, I hope!!! You're not alone. I can't wait to hold the book in my hands! Have emailed me to get a free bookmark? (Can't remember who I've sent them to.)

Debra said...

Thank you, Barbara Lane! I really liked these characters a lot. Paul is such a sweetheart. And, now, I get to watch what happens to them in my next three books. (Big Sky Mavericks will tell the stories of the other three Zabrinski siblings.)

penney said...

Great! Thanks Debra!
Penney

Debra said...

Thanks, Debbie and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So enjoyed connecting with you lately.

Jamie Steadman said...

I have the book and can't wait to read it!

Debra said...

Emma! You're so welcome. Thank YOU for reading. I appreciate your support and good wishes. Have a lovely weekend, too.

Linda Henderson said...

Love the blog, it did make me smile. I've already bought the book and I can't wait to read it. Hopefully this weekend if life doesn't get in the way.

Debra said...

Katy, Katy, Katy, you're killing me. Rain? OMG! I've forgotten what that is. Enjoy every sweet drop. (We are suffering in a drought that makes me sad every time I look at our poor oaks.) I don't buy fancy coffees unless I'm traveling and since I'm going to RWA next week, I might try one. Yes, you may have BOTH!

Debra said...

Hi, Mary Ann Landers. I love to do research, and when I learned Montana is well-known for its sapphires, I had to incorporate that into my book. I'd never heard of the Yogos either. I plan to check them out when I visit Montana (hopefully this Oct).

Debra said...

Hi, Jamie! Thanks so much for buying it. Hope you like it. I'm really happy with the reviews so far. Warms my heart.

Debra said...

Thanks, Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was starting to feel a little blogged out--and I can only be serious so long. ;-) I hear you on life interfering. Sigh. We do the best we can.

dstoutholcomb said...

Loving this story!

Shari said...

Loved this book. Such good humor in your blog. See ya next week in Texas!

Cris Hudson said...

Loved the story! Debra is an amazing writer

Debra said...

Oh, thank you, dstoutholcomb. I'm so glad. Thanks for telling me. :-)

Debra said...

Shari! Glad the blog made you smile. Can't wait for RWA! And thank you for liking the book! Yeah!!!

Debra said...

Cris Hudson, you made my day! Thanks so much!

Bonnie said...

Your ten did make me smile, especially the thick quilt.

Debra said...

Thanks, Bonnie. I'm glad. :-)

Lisa Mondello said...

Congratulations Penney! Your name was chose in a random drawing as the winner of Debra's prize package. She'll be shipping it to you right away!

penney said...

Thank you very much Lisa and Debra I enjoyed being here
penney

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