Monday, 3 February 2014

Author Interview and giveaway: Carolyn Brown

Today I interview Carolyn Brown and there is a giveaway of 3 of her books :D

Welcome!

Welcome back to my blog Carolyn. Anything fun happened since I saw you around the last time?
Carolyn: I love propping up my feet and visiting with all y’all here at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell. We always have so much fun! Oh, my goodness, so many fun things have happened since I last visited here. Family continues to expand and there’s more books to be written and cowboys are coming out of the woodwork wanting me to tell their stories...which I do not mind one bit. I love it when those sexy boys knock on my door, their boots all polished and their hats in their hands.

Tell me about your new book, The Cowboy's mail order bride...
Carolyn: Fulfilling a promise to her grandfather in his last days of life, Emily has brought a box of letters to Clarice, her grandfather’s first and lost love. Her intentions were to leave the letters and be on her way but things didn’t work that way. Clarice begged her to stay and tell her more about Marvin Cooper’s life. Her grandson, Greg, isn’t convinced that Emily is really who she says she is but he’s willing to play along…for a little while anyway. Magic is in the air…but then there is a certain magic in the fading art of real letters, isn’t there?

Is this the last in the Cowboy's and Brides series or will there be more?
Carolyn: There is one more in the Cowboy’s and Brides series: How to Marry a Cowboy is scheduled for July, 2014 and tells Mason’s story about what happened when he found a woman in a tattered bridal gown on his front porch. And then in October The Burnt Boot Series will kick off with Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Cowboy Not Included). Also, in August, another cowboy series debuts with Long Hot Texas Summer. So there are lots more cowboys in the next few months.

What was the inspiration behind this book?
Carolyn: That’s a long story but to make it short, I am a mail order bride. Husband and I wrote letters back and forth for two years (he was in Germany with the Army and I was in Oklahoma finishing high school). He proposed by mail and I got my engagement ring by mail. Even though it was all done in the era before Skype, texting and cell phones and all the technological things of this day and time, it inspired me to write the story. What if my proposal and my ring had been lost in the mail? What if since I didn’t respond, he thought my answer was no?

As you have written about so many couples, is there any couple that is your favorite?
Carolyn: My favorite couple? Hmmmm, that tends to be the couple I’m working with at the time but I have to admit that Emily and Greg sure have a special place in my heart. RT Reviews says that the book has an old world feel to it. I like that because I wanted it to blend the old with the new in a new and different way.

And what are you working on right now?
Carolyn: I’m working on The Cowboy Clash, the second book in the Burnt Boot series that will hopefully be on the bookshelves the first of 2015. Sawyer O’Donnell (Cowboy Seeks Bride) is coming back to tell us about his life in Burnt Boot when he gets thrown in the middle of a century old family feud.

Thanks!


Giveaway
A set of the 3 books in the Cowboys & Brides Series (Billion Dollar Cowboy, The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby and The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride), along with a cute cowboy charm gift from Carolyn herself!


1. Open to US and Canada.
2. Ends Feb 8
3. Just enter :D
Ask questions if you want to too :)

THE COWBOY’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES FEBRUARY 2014
She's Got Sass...
Emily Cooper promised her dying grandfather that she'd deliver a long-lost letter to a woman he once planned to wed. Little does adventurous Emily know that this simple task will propel her to places she never could have imagined...with a cowboy who's straight out of her dreams...

He's Got Mail...
When sexy rancher Greg Adams discovers his grandmother Clarice has installed Emily on their ranch as her assistant, he decides to humor the two ladies. He figures Emily will move on soon enough. In the meantime, he intends to keep a close eye on her—he doesn't quite buy her story of his grandmother as a mail-order bride.

A lost letter meant a lost love for Clarice, but two generations later, maybe it's not too late for that letter to work its magic.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than sixty books published. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances as well as women’s fiction. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma. For more information, please visit www.CarolynLBrown.com.

To purchase The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride:


43 comments:

  1. Good morning! I've got coffee in hand and Emily and Greg have joined me for the day. So anyone have questions or comments?

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    1. Thank you Carolyn for stopping by :)
      And keep writing these fun books :D

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  2. I need to move up north a wee bit so she can find me a proper cowboy :) *hugs* Love Carolyn!

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    1. Felicia, you make me smile..Texas is a great place for cowboys!!!

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  3. That is so cool to be a mail order bride. It's always fascinated me when people are brave enough to do that without having seen each other on a regular basis and especially back when there was no Skype, etc.

    The book sounds great as well. I'm just getting my reading mojo back a bit so need to enter me in the giveaway but good luck to those who do enter.

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    1. Darlene, it was just the forerunner of all this cyber dating! Hope your reading mojo takes you to some wonderful places!

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  4. I love the though of finding a box of old letters - especially love letters! My husband and I met online back in '97, and we emailed each other for a while before meeting in person. (A modern version of love letters, I guess!)

    Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

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    1. I really wanted to read all those letters that Clarice had but she said they were personal. I understood perfectly because my children have asked to read my letters and I haven't been able to share them yet...maybe they will be their inheritance.

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  5. It is sad that we don't write letters anymore. I adore Carolyn and her books. What a terrific story about her romance with her husband,obviously it worked as they are still together :)

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    2. Heidi, 47 years and counting down to 48 this next August. I have to admit that when Greg appeared with his three very wealthy cowboy friends that I wasn't sure about writing their stories. However, when Greg mentioned a box of letters, he had me convinced!

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  6. awww the mail order bride sounds so sweet!! love that his grandmother's love story is tied in!!

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    1. Clarice and her best friends play a big part in story. They even get into some online dating while pretending to be Greg...after all, someone has to get the women into his life, right?

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  7. Oh yea! B has me wanting to read cowboy romances. I live in cowboy country and really don't read them... although she has put your books on my wishlist. As soon as I have time... yee haw! LOL

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    1. Can't wait for you to read them, Melissa...I'll take that yee-haw and all the others you want to send my way!

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  8. I've not read any of your books, Carolyn, but have found that I recently discovered BJ Daniels' books... and am loving them. I'd love to fall in love with yours too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Oh, I'd just dance a jig if you'd fall in love with my books, Miz lindalou! I love new readers!

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  9. Awwww that's a nice personal touch to the story. I wish people are still that sincere these days and actually understands the meaning of word of honor. Love it!

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    1. Greg is not only one fine lookin', sexy cowboy! He truly understands about honor and he's so sweet, even with his thick glasses!

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  10. I never used to read romance type books, but I picked up a few recently and was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed them. I'd love to enter this giveaway!

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    1. My goal when I start a book is to tell a story about real people in real situations and tell it from the heart. My characters are often flawed, never perfect but their hearts are honorable and in the right place.

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  11. The Cowboy's mail order bride sounds like a good one. I have one of her Christmas cowboy books on my Nook waiting to be read!

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    1. Oh, I do hope you enjoy the Christmas book, whichever one it is. I love writing about the holidays when there is so much magic and love in the air.

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  12. Yum! Cowboys are ALWAYS good in my book. I've got these on my tbr pile :)

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  13. Wonderful interview, I love Carolyn's novels they make me smile even the secondary characters are memorable and who doesn't love a good cowboy!

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  14. I love cowboys!! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to Carolyn on the new series! I would love a chance to read it! Congrats!

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  15. you put your feet up for this post & I put my feet up to read, and I love to read about cowboys!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  16. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  17. This sounds like such a great series, I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  18. I always enjoy a good cowboy book but I'm really looking forward to this one! I love the idea of a mail-order bride and your own story is so great! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    thebigbluewall77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. This is such a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! I'm looking forward to completing the series!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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  20. I love these blogs because it is such a great way to be introduced to new authors and genres. I've never read any cowboy books before Carolyn, but after reading the description of your book(s), I sure would like to get acquainted with one. The story sounds so wonderful and so does your own love story. Thank you for a chance to win your books.

    Liglesias3 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Cowboys? Yes, please. Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to me.

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  22. Wow! I love your engagement story! So glad it worked out for you, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing & for the giveaway.

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  23. I can't imagine getting engaged via mail, but in a way, it's SO romantic. Wow, it's fabulous to have that much faith.

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  24. WOW what a story! I can see how that could inspire a story or two!

    My husband and I met when we were 16 and our two best friends who were going out at the time set us up to go on a double date with them. They broke up two weeks later but we are still together 21 years later. I recently found the piece of paper he wrote his phone number on for me as well as a love note from the first year we were together! Talk about bringing back memories!

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  25. What an amazing story! I can't believe she and her husband courted over mail and he proposed that way. It's rather romantic! :-)

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  26. All of the books sound wonderful. I just love cowboys and would enjoy reading them. Thanks for this chance.
    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. thanks everyone for stopping by :)

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  28. Can't wait to read these! They sound really good. thanks for the chance to win them.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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