Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Warm Up blog hop



 




 




Last year on Christmas day, my daughter and I took our dogs and went on a trail ride. It was one of the best days ever! This year is too cold, but we will do it again on another warm year.



 


In Cooper’s Redemption, Elizabeth Adams is riding before Christmas, but not on a pleasure ride. She is searching for her missing mother in the Colorado


Excerpt:


From studying the map, Elizabeth knew an old road ran across Cooper’s ranch to the government land beyond. She mounted and quickly left his barnyard. About four inches of snow covered the ground, but the route was distinguishable because of deep ruts.


Cold air bit into her face, and she buried her chin into the warmth of her collar. The rest of her was toasty warm. If she wasn’t so worried, she might really enjoy a ride like this. A few clouds floated across the sky, but none of them looked like they bore snow. Cedar and scrub juniper trees on the lower hills soon gave way to dark green pines. All covered with a dusting of snow. Their spicy scent reminded her that Christmas was just a little over a week away.


She just had to find Mom by then.


The only sound was the plop-plop of Splash’s hooves hitting the soft snow. He didn’t seem to be having any trouble going, and Elizabeth kept her gaze sharp, hunting for any sign of humans. Nothing jumped out at her. If she didn’t know people had built the trail she followed, she would’ve sworn no one had ever been here before. A long stretch of straightaway loomed before her, and Elizabeth urged Splash to canter.


I am giving away a copy of Dangerous Intent, which includes Cooper’s Redemption, to one random commenter who tells me about their favorite Christmas.



 

 

 


 

 

 


 



 


 

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18 comments:

  1. The blurb sounds great! Love that photo, too! Beautiful animals--horses and dogs :) Best of luck with the release.

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  2. I think every Christmas is special, but probably one of my favorites is my son's first Christmas. Seeing the holiday through his eyes always makes it seem even more wonderful.

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  3. What a fabulous way to spend Christmas Day. It'll be memory you and your daughter will share forever.
    Tweeted.

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  4. D'Ann, loved your excerpt. And one day, I'd love to ride with you.

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  5. I'm so pleased to be a part of this bundle. I love Cooper's Redemption and am excited to share your books with my friends.

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  6. Awesome excerpt. My favorite Christmas was the first one I spent with the love of my life, my husband. He is so amazing

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  7. Sound awesome .....my fave Christmas was getting to spend with my grandparents since we never did being too far away. ..Christmas Blessings

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  8. Every Christmas we spent with my grandparents coming over for the holiday! They loved to see us so happy and we had a nice meal together and played games.

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  9. My favorite Christmas was in 2011. It was the first one I spent with my fiance'. We went over to his grandmother's and had a nice family dinner.

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  10. Every Christmas is my favorite. We get to spend Christmas with family and friends. I expect this to be one of my favorite however, because my husband is almost recovered from a severe heart attack and we have two of our grandchildren living with us.

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  11. My favorite Christmas was 14 yrs ago when my honey proposed to me (8 mos pregnant with our 3rd child) It was so sweet and unexpected (as he told me numerous times he did not ever want to marry. We have been engaged for 14 yrs this week (together for 16) but have not had an official wedding yet (finances)We are forever and hopefully soon will have our big day.We now have 5 boys and our princess who we go all out for at Christmas as it is our favorite holiday.We spend the entire day together

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  12. My favorite Christmas was the first one when my niece and nephews first lived with us, we had a lot of fun and they really just enjoyed the day. Merry Christmas
    crystaley73@yahoo.com

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  13. We didn't have much money growing up but my parents always made sure we had a magical Christmas. When I was 10 I was given my first bike. I remember being completely shocked because they bought me a brand new bike not a hand me down. I couldn't believe how lucky I was.

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  14. My most memorable Christmas was when we were in Belgium our first winter. We were living in a chalet. The tree had to be in the kitchen because of the wood burning stove in the middle of the living room!!

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  15. decorating the tree together
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  16. i live in a hospital this event took place way before my daddy passed away my daddy(I'm 24 and i still call my parents mommy and daddy)used to come visit me every single day even if it was snowing he would buy me presents and tell me i could only open one early and the rest i could open on Christmas day i wish he was still here with me to still be able to do that I'll never forget it

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  17. Hi! Happy holidays! Thank you all for the fun!! Hope you have a blast with your family! My parents are really aweosme! Weve actually changed christmas around to fit us. Being with extended family always caused fights and everyone was miserable. I hated celebrating with them. Now, its just my parents, brother and i. We cook dinner together, sing songs, watch movies (and every year is a new theme. last year was superheros!) We play boardgames, etc. We dont do gifts, we just spend the day together, telling stories and laughing. I love it!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Merry Christmas, everyone!
    Grand Prize winner ($75 Amazon Gift Card) is:
    Stephanie Osborn

    As a Christmas gift, I'm giving a copy of Dangerous Intent to anyone who left their e-mail!
    Happy Holly Days!

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