CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Pam K., winner of Julianna Deering's new release, Murder on the Moor!

Congratulations to Alison (agboss) who won Susanne Dietze's The Reluctant Guardian!

Congratulations to Deanna Stevens, Annie of Just Commonly and Trixi O...new owners of The American Heiress Brides Collection!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Release Party-Desert Duet


It’s a Release Party!! And not just any release. Today we’re celebrating the release of Deb’s first published book!!! You guys, I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this release. And you will be too when I’ve told you about it.

Here’s the blurb:
Joel McCrea as Eugene Tanner
It’s 1933 in the good old US of A. In the midst of drought, the Depression, and gangsters on the lam, America finds solace in Hollywood's Golden Age.

Ex-pilot Eugene Tanner, determined to pen the lyrics for the movie industry's first "Best Song" award, books a rushed December stay at the remote Humbug Creek Guest Ranch (A Gold Mine of a Getaway!) Where better to find inspiration for an epic Western, than amid all that trail dust and burnt coffee?

Irene Dunne as Thea Knight.
Thea Knight gives up her short holiday break from the studio’s costume department to play cowgirl hostess at her family’s struggling guest ranch. But instead of helping their witty and handsome guest, she becomes his biggest distraction. Old flames and past regrets take a backseat when the pair become embroiled in a ghost town mystery marring Humbug, Arizona’s rustic Christmas. Thankfully, the cowgirl is as fast with her Winchester as she is with her comebacks.

Doesn’t that sound awesome! Well let me tell you, I’ve read it and it is awesome.  Deb got the tone just right. It’s so much fun! The characters leap off the page and lasso the reader, drawing them right into the story.

It’s a quick read that is a great way to unwind from all the holiday busyness. It would also make a great gift to send. In fact, if I may make a suggestion, at just $.99 it’s cheaper than sending a card and would be a great way to wish someone a Merry Christmas! You can find the story here and buy one for yourself and one for all your friends.

Then you can belly up to the hot chocolate bar. We’ve got all the favorites: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. Not to mention the toppings, everything from gourmet marshmallows, to piles of fluffy whipped cream, to peppermint, to raspberry syrup, to salted caramel sauce, and let’s not forget more chocolate.


Oh, and hold on to your hats. Deb’s got another story coming out in January. Alarmingly Charming is part of a collection from Whitefire Publishing with a total of 8 inky authors! She’s a run away train now and she’s gaining speed!

Best of all, Deb is doing a giveaway of 3 copies of the kindle version of the story! Just comment on this post below and leave an internet safe version of your e-mail. She will select the winners on New Year's Day when she gets back from the rodeo and the Castle Hot Springs Hotel!

23 comments:

  1. I'm checking in from a very warm and wet home in upstate New York, but longing to be at the Humbug! Thanks so much for hosting, Lisa! I'll hold off an hour or two before hitting the bar, but will stop in to chat as often as I can!

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  2. I miss my characters, so I'm happy to talk about them🙌

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  3. Good morning! I should tell everyone that the chocolate bar is also stocked this morning with Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, and sausage.

    Deb, I'd love to hear how you came up with the idea of a Hollywood songwriter as your hero.

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    1. I don't recall. I guess I needed a reason to get a 'city' guy out to a country gal's home turf. Hollywood and radio drama or comedies were such a form of distraction during the depression. I found out that 1934 was going to be the first year for an Oscar for best song. The plot just took off from there. (also, after I'd looked at titles from Nancy Drew mysteries) :)

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  4. Wahoo and Yeehaw! I've been waiting to celebrate Deb's big day. Her first release is adorable, fabulous, and festive, just perfect for Christmas Eve Eve--today!

    I'm at the hot chocolate bar. Don't mind me.

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  5. Oooh, hot chocolate! Om nom nom!

    SOOOO happy for you, Deb! I luhs me some Joel McCrea. Can't wait to read this book.

    Congratulations! :D

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    1. Yes, I really fell for him too as my 'stand-in' for Eugene. I could hear him talking in my ear.
      thanks DeAnna!

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  6. Congratulations, Deb! I am so happy and excited for you! I'm really looking forward to sitting down with this book! 😉

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    1. I am too. I mean...for you to sit and relax! (I've already read it...ha ha ) thanks for the shout out, too!

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    2. I am too. I mean...for you to sit and relax! (I've already read it...ha ha ) thanks for the shout out, too!

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  7. A huge congratulations on your debut novella!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Dina! I hope it's onward and upward from here.

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    2. Thanks, Dina! I hope it's onward and upward from here.

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  8. Yay, Deb! Sorry I'm late to the party, but I'm so excited for you. And I'm really looking forward to reading this novella. It sounds like such fun :)

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    1. No problemo. I've been in noisy, crazy granny land for hours, and just catching a moment of quiet myself. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. We western US girls are late... I just got back from the dentist. Ugh. I'm so excited for you! This is just the beginning, Deb, I know it! ANd this is such a fun story. Really loved your characters.

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    1. Double ugh! A little birdie told me you went to the dentist. Unscheduled. Not good. Thanks so much for the review, too! I enjoyed myself with this story.

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  10. So very happy for you, Deb. This sounds like a real fun book.

    So to confirm... if you're not picking a winner until New Year's Day, does that mean we have until Dec 31st to enter? And share?

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  11. Congratulations, Deb! What a great accomplishment!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks! I don't know why this comment just came to my email two months later, but I'm happy to wave and say hi and hope you get a chance to read it!

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