Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Release: A Montana Born Christmas Multi-Author Box Set

Box Set Blog Tour: A Montana Born Christmas


Jane Porter, Megan Crane, CJ Carmichael, Katherine Garbera, Melissa McClone, 
Roxanne Snopek, Dani Collins, Alissa Callen


Contemporary Western Holiday Romance

Books in the Box Set:

Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter
Life has been tough at Copper Mountain Ranch and widower Brock Sheenan's kids have never had a proper Christmas. His new housekeeper, Harley Diekerhoff, is determined to change that--but she doesn't count on falling in love with her taciturn boss.

Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy by Megan Crane
Christina Grey Cooper has finally given up on her marriage and returned home to Marietta to lick her wounds. But Dare can’t let the love of his life go, even if what’s standing in the way of a true holiday miracle is himself… Can the magic of a White Christmas in Montana help him save what he’s nearly lost forever?

A Cowgirl's Christmas by CJ Carmichael
Betrayed by her father, Callan Carrigan has to decide what matters most to her. Fighting Court McAllister to get back the family ranch, or giving Court what he really wants—her heart.

A Cowboy for Christmas by Katherine Garbera
Back in Marietta, disgraced, the last person Annie Pruhomme wants to see is hunky Carson Scott. Does he hold a grudge, and why does he still look so hot?

Mistletoe Wedding by Melissa McClone
An instant family isn't on ranch foreman Tyler Murphy's Christmas list, but event planner Meg Redstone's kisses are. Getting her under the mistletoe, however, is going to take a miracle...or help from Santa.

A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek
A marriage in jeopardy, a decrepit honey farm and an unexpected birth on a dark, snowy night. All they need to rediscover their love is a Christmas miracle.

Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins
Commiseration over being alone for the holidays turns to a holiday fling, making Liz Flowers think Blake Canon is giving her the Best Christmas Ever. But when family secrets are revealed and their children arrive home early, will they be able to keep the season bright?

Her Mistletoe Cowboy by Alissa Callen
Ivy Bishop plans to spend Christmas holed up on an isolated Montana ranch far from the city and her ex-fiancé. But the more time she spends with the workaholic cowboy next door the more she realizes her heart isn’t actually broken – yet.

Read an Excerpt from Blame The Mistletoe by Dani Collins:

“The air smells good out here,” Liz told him, straightening away from the warmed sheepskin against his back, so she could properly drink in the pure Montana air. It was cold enough to make her nostrils sting, but she’d never encountered anything like this. No pollution. No dumpsters or dank storm sewers or even the humid tang of the ocean.

“I’ve heard people say before that they could smell snow and I always thought they were joking, but I can smell it. It’s sweet. And it’s so quiet.”

She spoke in a hushed voice, listening to the brush of the horse’s legs through the snow and the squeak of his hooves with each step. The air was still, the world silent to the point of reverence. The saunter of the horse rocked her gently, like a mama with a cradle, lulling her.

As they moved into the trees, a chilled pine scent closed around her. Drifts of snow slid from branches with almost musical notes and percussive thumps. Powder poofed in clouds that sparked with rainbow colors in the weak sunlight.

“The other reason I bring the horse,” Blake said, “is to drag the tree. They’re heavy.”

She let herself cuddle against him again, just because she liked it. “I’ve been using the same fake one for years. This is definitely better than digging a box out of the attic.”

They wandered the grove of trees for a while, debating shapes, eyeing rabbit tracks and a deer path. All these years, Liz had thought the accouterments of Christmas a bit phony and clichéd, but today she saw the reality that inspired all of it. The holly tree with its bright red berries, the snow-frosted pine cones hanging like baubles. She could have stayed out here forever, drinking it in.

Christmas might come once a year, but this one—she realized like an epiphany—would never be here again. She had to savor every second and tuck the precious memories somewhere safe.

But the window of milder temperatures was short. Within the hour, clouds had gathered to hide the sun and a snap grew on the air. A few tiny flakes drifted around them.

“This one?” Blake said, circling the horse around a tree.

They agreed on its perfection and both dismounted. Liz stretched her legs while Blake chopped, axe ringing and releasing a pitchy, wood scent into the air.

“I’m warm,” he said as he wiped his brow and roped the tree.

Looking around the little clearing they occupied, she had a feeling both peaceful and awed, yet wistful and melancholy.

“You know how lucky you are to live here, don’t you? It’s genuinely a wonderland.”

“I do,” he said, taking a moment to gaze upward at the cathedral like treetops. “I hope I can keep it. Stay here forever. Might need a Christmas miracle, though,” he said with a wryness that wasn’t as light as it could be.

A few minutes later, he mounted Rocky and looked down at where she still stood on the ground.

She puzzled her brows. “No fence out here, partner. How do I get up there?”

“I’ve done this before you know.” He kicked his foot free of a stirrup and pointed at it. “Put your foot in there.”

“When you say you’ve done it before, do you mean you’ve brought other women out here?” she asked, not sure she liked that.

“I’ve doubled,” he clarified. “But yes, I’ve brought women out here to choose a tree. My mother and sister.”

“Okay then,” she said, sheepish under his amused grin, then making a face as he dragged her up from her high step into his stirrup. “Oof. That wasn’t nearly so graceful as from the fence,” she said after she’d gathered herself into position behind him.

But she was more comfortable up here now. She snuggled into him for warmth, not worried she’d take a tumble. She’d never felt so safe as she did with him.

“This has been fun. Thank you for bringing me. This is shaping up to be the best Christmas of my life,” she told him.

“Me, too.” His hand covered hers where she’d slid it under the fold of his coat into the heat against his stomach. “I talk a good game about not letting things worry me, but I’d be brooding if you weren’t here, keeping me thankful for what I’ve got.”

She inched a little closer to him, saying nothing. Just holding onto him and what they had.

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Meet the Authors:

Jane Porter: 
Jane Porter, the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of 50 romance and women's fiction titles, is a five time RITA nominee, which Jane won in 2014 for her novella, Take Me, Cowboy. Jane, her surfer husband and 3 sons call San Clemente, CA home.

Megan Crane: 
USA Today bestselling, critically-acclaimed, and RITA-nominated author Megan Crane has written more than 50 books from women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels to Harlequin Presents as Caitlin Crews. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.

CJ Carmichael: 
RITA nominated and bestselling author C. J. Carmichael has published over 50 books of romance, family drama and a touch of mystery. An avid hiker, C. J. lives near the Rocky Mountains in Calgary with her partner Mike.

Katherine Garbera: 
USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 75 books since making her first sale to Harlequin (Silhouette) Desire. Katherine is known for her sexy heroes, feisty heroines and sensual stories.

Melissa McClone:
Melissa McClone has published over thirty-five contemporary romances and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, and lots of dogs, cats and fish.

Roxanne Snopek: 
USA Today bestselling Author Roxanne Snopek writes sweet, steamy, satisfying romance with cowboys, billionaires, babies and various four-legged creatures. She lives in British Columbia with her hero of nearly 30 years and three dogs who follow her from room to room wondering who she’s talking to.

Dani Collins: 
Winner of RT Book Review’s 2013 Best First In Series, Dani Collins writes for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Tule’s Montana Born, and herself. She lives in rural BC, Canada with her high school sweetheart husband and her two mostly grown children.

Alissa Callen: 
Alissa Callen lives on a small slice of rural Australia. She writes rural and small town fiction for Random House Australia and Tule Publishing.

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