September 2, 2009

Blog Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway: Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown

WINNERS: Heather in Georgia and Lee in Canada




Hello everyone and thank you, Monie, for having me as a guest on your site. I am very sincere in my thanks to you for being a reader and for maintaining a website to promote writers. Which brings me to the topic of my discussion today: The importance of my readers?

And I’m not talking about those little books that taught me to recognize the difference in See and Spot and Run in first grade. I mean you folks who have read or plan to read my books. To those who love romance books and who spread the word.

To those of you who pick up a copy of my newest book Lucky in Love in the library or at the bookstore. Here’s hoping you see that hunky cowboy on the cover and flip it over to read the teaser on back. And then turn it back to see the cover again and wonder if the words inside live up to the cover. I surely hope so. I wouldn’t want to disappoint a reader because you are very important to me as a writer.

To those who actually take my book home and don’t shift it to the bottom of their “to be read” pile. But find a favorite chair and begin to read even before you even tear the wrapper off that imported chocolate bar you bought in a moment of weak temptation. I hope you become so engrossed in Lucky in Love that you forget about the chocolate for a little while.

To those who to post a review for others on a website after you’ve read the book. I appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to write a little about Lucky in Love and how it affected you. If it made you forget that chocolate bar altogether that’s as wonderful as having my name called to come forward and accept an award for the book!

To those who pass my book on to someone else. Bless your unselfish hearts! Enjoy that chocolate now and because of your sweet heart it shall not have one calorie or fat gram.

To those of you who’ve fallen in love with Beau Luckadeau and Milli Torres, the main characters in Lucky in Love and can’t stand to part with their copy of the book. But you tell everyone who’ll stand still and listen about this new series being published by Sourcebooks called the Lucky series. (One Lucky Cowboy, November 2009; Getting Lucky, 2010) Word of mouth is the best advertising in the world. Thank you for telling all your friends and neighbors about Lucky in Love. A quick funny story: Twelve years ago I sold my first book to Kensington and a local minister mentioned it from the pulpit on Sunday morning. The next week not a single copy of it could be found in this area of Oklahoma. Word of mouth works, whether over the back yard fence, at the beauty shop or even church.

To those of you who read blogs and comment on them. It’s a cog in the wheel that promotes books and lets readers know what you think of them. Make a pot of coffee or a cup of tea and have a whole box of chocolate donuts along with that chocolate bar. You’ve worked hard and deserve it!

To all of you, we as writers, put our hands together and applaud you. Keep reading. Keep telling everyone about what you read. Keep posting reviews. Know that writers appreciate you and your time.

Without you we’d soon find ourselves on the endangered species list.

So what are you reading today? If you suddenly had a copy of Lucky in Love in your hands, would you lay aside your chocolate and read about that sexy cowboy on the cover and how Milli suddenly turned his luck around?

Lucky in Love—in stores September!
When hunky rancher "Lucky Beau" Luckadeau accuses spitfire Milli Torres of stealing his prize bull, she promptly shoots at him, triggering a feud that only gets resolved when they discover they share a steamy hot memory from a night long ago...

It was a night of passion that has always haunted Lucky. The mysterious beauty he seduced at a cousin's wedding disappeared. He's always been lucky at cards, lucky
with cattle, and lucky with land, but he's never been lucky in love.

Now Milli Torres has come to southern Oklahoma to help out on her grandfather's ranch. A cut fence and a big, mean Angus bull in the pasture are bad enough, but then she looks up and sees Beau Luckadeau. Great God Almighty, how did he get from Louisiana to Ardmore, Oklahoma, and what in the hell is she going to do if he recognizes her?

About the Author
Carolyn Brown is an award-winning author who has published 36 historical and western romance novels for the library market, many of them bestsellers in that market. She was born in Texas and grew up in southern Oklahoma. She and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma.

More Tour Participants:
Aug 31—Drey’s Library
September 1—Cindy’s Love of Books
September 3—Cindy Reads Romance
September 4—Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
September 8—A Journey of Books
September 9—Love Romance Passion
September 10—Pop Syndicate’s Book Addict
September 10—Yankee Romance Reviewers

  • To enter to win one of two copies of this sexy cowboy book just leave me a comment telling me why you would like to win. Be sure to leave me your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win.

  • For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway using the ShareThis button at the end of this post or your own message just be sure to leave me a separate comment with the Tweet link or your Twitter user name.

  • Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only.

  • The giveaway ends September 8th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected. GOOD "LUCK"!

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38 comments :

Carolyn Brown said...

Good morning Monie,
Just dropping by to say thank you for having me as a guest today. If you are in southern Oklahoma this afternoon stop by and we'll have a glass of cold sweet tea and a big thick chocolate brownie while we discuss books!
Carolyn Brown

tina werner said...

thanks for the chance to win!
cowboys are sexy!!! the boots, the hat, the belt buckle!!! oh my!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Wanda said...

I would love to win because I love reading cowboy stories. This is one I haven't heard of yet.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

grannyvon said...

None of my children ever liked to read but now that my daughter is grown she has been reading some. This sounds like something she would enjoy. I would like to win it for her and of course I would read it too. I read almost anything. Thanks for the giveaway. ybutler@oppcatv.com

tetewa said...

Love the cover, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

plain_a_m_y said...

Everyone knows MY MOMMA (Carolyn Brown) writes books and they are the bestest! I have my own copy, but it will be loaned out more times than I want to think about. If I won a copy, I could keep MY copy and loan out this one.

And, Momma, if I could get to you today, I'd take up up on that sweet tea and chocolate brownie...'cause as good a writer as you are, you are an even better cook! Love ya.

plain_a_m_y at yahoo dot com

trishalynn0708 said...

I would love to win this book because I love cowboy books and this book looks like a great read.

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

trishalynn0708 said...

I retweeted also

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trishalynn0708 said...

Oooops forgot my twitter name @trishalynn0708

carol said...

I love a cowboy. They are so masculine looking Love to read the book

Carolyn Brown said...

Hello everyone,
Thank you for your comments today. Good luck on winning a copy of Lucky in Love. Hoping you really like it ...
Carolyn Brown

Jenny N. said...

I 's like to read this book because I have a thing for cowboys. They are so much more masculine and rugged looking.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

cqueen2 said...

oh this sounds really good!! This is gonna be a really good love story!!
thanks

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Anonymous said...

Carolyn Brown impressed me very much in the interview.
I'd love to read her work. It's time for a cowboy romance.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

MonieG said...

I also loved her guest post. It really makes you believe that she does it all for her readers!!

renee said...

I love sexy cowboys, the cover picture alone makes the book good. please enter me
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

Stacie said...

I've never read a cowboy romance book before so that's why I'd love to win!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

scottsgal said...

I'd love to win this - I went to college in Texas and you just don't see the same gorgeous cowboys in Chicago.

msboatgal at aol.com

travellingmomof2 said...

I just love cowboys and let me tell you...I saw plenty in North Dakota on my vacation last month. Would love to sit back and read this and just dream about the boys...cowboys.

Cindy B. of Montana said...

This sounds like the perfect story for me to read while living here in Oklahoma! Ardmore is just down the road :) Any story that goes well with chocolate has to be a great one! Thanks for the chance!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/3724448932

GINNY R. said...

I'll ditto what Amy said about if she won a book... I wouldn't have to loan mine out if I won one of these. :0)

I read this book last Saturday and LOVED it! Great writing (by my Mama :0) and the characters are full of enough sass to scare a rattlesnake outta the outhouse.

Hey Mama ~ no one called to tell me there were brownies! I'm surprised my fat cells didn't sniff them out. :0) But seriously... you gotta let a girl know these things before it's too late to do anything about it.

GINNY R.
bgmrucker (at) cableone (dot) net

Brenda S. said...

thanks for the chance to win!
Stampnsark@aol.com

CrystalGB said...

I am a huge fan of cowboy books. I would love to read Carolyn's book.

Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

BeWhales said...

I'd love a chance to win; thank you. I always enjoy a good read and you are a new author to me. I heard about your book on a cross stitching website.

JenniferB said...

I would like to win this book- it looks like a great read and I love the cover!

ejxd95@gmail.com

JoanneR said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

ddurance said...

Hey ladies! Did somebody say sexy cowboy? 'Nuff said! lol

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

heatherzilla said...

I would like to win because it sounds like a good read. I mean, who doesn't like sexy cowboys.
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Beth said...

I'd love to win this for my aunt. She'd love it!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd like to win because I love romance -and- westerns :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Tweeted
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Lee P said...

I would love to read this book because I enjoy romance books and I really enjoy cowboys. Yee Haw!! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

Tweet:

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

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Sherrylinn said...

This sounds like a definite must read! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book because I love cowboys, and I very much enjoy reading romance stories. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net