So, today I have a giveaway on my blog and an interview with my new favorite author. Honestly, just because she is my second double cousin and we go way back, whether I like the book or not I would tell you that I absolutely adore it. Just sayin.... But the truth is that I do. Adore it. Regina has always been brilliant and witty and is one of the smartest people I know. I was so excited when I found out she was writing historical romance novels.
I love historical romance.
When we were young my cousin and I would spend the night at each other's house and stay up past bedtime reading books under the covers with flashlights.
Really? You're shocked?
(Regina, do you think your Mom is going to read this???? Sara, if you are reading, just go ahead and skip over this next section)
In fact, we may or may not have used to sneak historical romance books out of my cousin's Mom's room and stay up all night reading so we could finish them and put them back before she noticed.
That, my friends, is true devotion to the Historical Romance genre. Don't ya think?
So, needless to say, when I found out Regina was writing historical romance I was thrilled. New books!! New author!! I always love finding a new favorite author. I will read every single book they write.
And just as I had anticipated... I love every single one of Regina's books.
I especially loved reading her latest book, Caught in the Middle, and I just absolutely couldn't put it down....
Caught in the Middle
She wants the freedom of the open plains
He wants the prestige of a successful business
And the baby just needs someone who can change a diaper.
The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life’s next victory for Nicholas Lovelace.
Instead, it gets held up robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever
expected—Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea.
Anne’s been hiding away as a buffalo hunter.
She’s only in town to find their runaway cook, but the woman
flees—and leaves Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person she knows in town,
the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
But being in town means Anne’s forced to act and dress for polite
society—and it’s not going well. Meanwhile, Nick’s work is bringing new pressures,
and being seen with Anne isn’t helping his reputation. Caught between their
own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others’ expectations—can the
pair find their way to love?
Regina! Cousin! Welcome to my blog!
Thanks! So, before we get started, you do have that list of topics, don't you? The ones you can't mention?
Um.... sure. I promise I will behave and make all my questions appropriate for public consumption and applicable to the topic at hand. hahaha
So, Anne is a buffalo hunter..... do you hunt?
Abigail takes him up on his offer and moves to Missouri after his death, but just as the family learns to accept her, the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears—puzzled to find a confounding woman posing as his wife. Jeremiah is determined to have his life back to how it was before the war, but his own wounds limit what he can do on his own. Still not fully convinced Abigail isn't duping him, he's left with no choice but to let the woman stay and help—providing that she give up her claim that she’s his wife and doesn’t ruin his chances with his childhood sweetheart.
I’ve had several friends express interest in writing books. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Wait, what? You're casting Chris?
Yes, Yes he will.
HAHAHAHA!!! Because I didn't see you wear those purple nike shoes almost every week in middle school and high school and you didn't wear those same purple nike tennis shoes in your wedding pic? Whatever. I'm not going to use words like 'busted' or anything but you are SO Anne. Aren't ya? I have no words except those purple Nikes were awesome.
Thanks for the interview! I hope I'm still your favorite cousin/college roommate.
You were my only cousin/college roommate.
Well there you go. I retain my title as favorite. And you have to admit, that picture with Chris was pretty awesome.
Sooo.. we had a nice appropriate interview, I stuck to the list of things I could and couldn't ask, and now on to the super fun giveaway!
Best interview ever! And I absolutely love your prize package! I can't wait to see who wins.
I'm calling my giveaway my 'Texas Cowgirl Prize Package' and you really have to say it with a long drawl and add in a couple extra syllables to get the correct feel for it.
The prize package includes (drumroll please):
*a brand new signed copy of 'Caught in the Middle' by Regina Jennings (the well read copy in the pic is actually mine.. promise you will get a new one shipped straight from the author herself)
*a genuine buffalo hide made-in-Texas lone star coaster (because really all Texas cowgirls need somewhere to set their long tall drink of sweet tea)
*a super fun rustic Texas ornament that says "The Stars at Night are Big and Bright" (bought one for myself, I loved it so much)
* and a gorgeous turquoise and silver plated necklace (nothing says cowgirl quite like turquoise).
In order to enter, you just have to leave a comment telling me what kind of book you prefer to read on a rainy day. You also get an entry if you share on facebook, twitter or your own blog. Just come back and leave another comment for each place you posted and tell me where. If you shared on your own blog we would love a link back to that also.
So, you have a chance for 4 comments and 4 entries!!! U.S. entries/winners only please. If you live outside the U.S. and you win, your prize will automatically go to Regina. Ha! (can I just make up rules like that?)
I will randomly draw a name and post it at 9am on August 1st, 2014. So come back and check so I can send you your prize if you win. If the prize is not claimed in 2 days, I will move on to the next randomly generated winner.
And y'all, only one alias per person please. You can't just keep making up new names and entering again and again. If you have to make up one, please make it brilliant and witty and amusing.
Be sure to check out Regina's blog at www.reginajennings.com or visit her on facebook.