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Friday, March 24, 2017

Tornado

This picture pretty much says it all. Spring in Oklahoma means tornado weather
and we stay prepared...well, most of the time anyway.
I remember a time when our three kids were young and it became one of those "dark and stormy nights" that Snoopy talks about. Then the tornado alert sounded and it was time to get serious about going to the shelter which was the underground elementary school about a block from our house.

I wasn't sure about the laws of child endangerment. Could the DHS come and take all three of them away from me if they found out I hadn't protected the little darlin's by takin' them to the shelter? I wasn't takin' a chance like that because my taxes had not been filed and I wasn't about to give up three deductions.

So I woke them all up from a dead sleep, made them get dressed and put on shoes. Of course we did have to get six stuffed animals for the girls and my son's hamster because it would have been the end of the world if they'd gotten blown away. Getting them all to the car was another trick since it had started to rain cats and dogs and baby elephants by then.

And that's when I realized I wasn't dressed. So it was a quick run between the raindrops back to the house to grab a robe. I sure didn't have time to get dressed and find shoes--no sir, that black cloud coming toward us meant business. So I slung my faded green robe over my pajamas which used to be purple but now were a washed out gray.

As I settled into my seat, Mr. B realized he'd forgotten his camera and it would be an unpardonable sin if he didn't get a picture of the tornado to send back to Pennsylvania to his brother. While he made a mad dash into the house to get the camera, I fastened my robe together with a couple of leftover diaper pins. The buttons had fallen off years ago but the pink ducky diaper pins kept me from being arrested for indecent exposure. (NOTE: My pajama top had a couple of holes in the chest area)

Finally, we were off to the shelter. Of course everyone in half the town of Davis had already arrived. Apparently, they didn't have to take along hamsters and stuffed Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald or a husband who had to have his camera. That meant the parking lot was full and we had to run in the rain for about half a block...did I mention that I didn't think to put on shoes?

We barely got into the cramped space when the all clear whistle blew. But, dear hearts, it was not before everyone in town saw my green robe pinned together with pink ducky pins or notice that I was barefoot. I shrugged and told them I was doing research and they all nodded--but I don't think the crowd of women with perfect makeup and wearing cute little hot pink yoga outfits believed me.

Mr. B was disappointed that he hadn't gotten to take a picture of the tornado. The kids simply went back to sleep when we got home. And me, well, I had a nice little funeral for my green robe. It had been with me through the birthin' of three kids and lots of good books read well into the night. It deserved a tombstone but our tax return wasn't big enough to buy one for it.

I invested in a fancy chenille robe with a zipper and some of those rubber shoes that you just slip your feet inside. And wouldn't you know it, the robe faded and one of the shoes got lost before we heard the sirens blowing again. But now the kids are grown and I don't have to worry about the DHS so when the tornado alert sounds, all I have to do is locate Mr. B's camera and light the oil lamps in case the electricity goes out.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Rest of the Story...HOT COWBOY NIGHTS


A little more of
Hot Cowboy Nights…



Do you ever wish there was just a few more pages when you reach the end of the book? If only you could be at the wedding that was mentioned? Or maybe got to sit in the waiting room with the family when a new baby was about to be born?

A few months ago Hot Cowboy Nights hit the stands with Lizzy and Toby’s story in the Lucky Penny Ranch series. It got amazing reviews and made the USA Today Bestseller list.

And it also had an exclusive epilogue in the Walmart edition. On March 27, next Monday, that epilogue is going to be available for the folks who got their copy of Hot Cowboy Nights for an eReader or somewhere else other than Walmart. Again it will be an exclusive last chapter which will be published ONLY in my newsletter which goes out Monday, March 27.

If you’d like to go back and visit Lizzy, Toby and the family all you have to do to get that exclusive epilogue is sign up for my newsletter today. And it’s super easy…just fill in the two blanks at the top of my WEBSITE!


Happy Reading,

Carolyn Brown




Monday, February 13, 2017

20 YEAR CELEBRATION!!

To celebrate the twentieth year since I got the first call from an editor who wanted to buy my romance books, my first four books with a brand new novella have been combined into one Small Town Romance Collection. The collection will be on the market TOMORROW and is available now for preorder now at Amazon for your Kindle.


Romance on Valentine’s Day
…now that’s romantic!!


This collection of vintage romances plus a
brand new novella all has
secrets, secrets and more secrets to uncover
and with love to be found!


Honky Tonk Angel
Angel Conrad’s secrets ran deep and even though she’d made a
successful life for herself, she’s never gotten over that pain.

Red River Deep
Tracey has a secret, and bittersweet memories that she keeps close to her heart. Maybe a brand new start in a brand new town would help erase the memories.


An Old Love’s Shadow
Mercy thought that what happened in Mexico was supposed to stay in Mexico but
the secret followed her home to Oklahoma.

Bride for a Day
Cassie was on the run with a sheriff coming right at her and a handsome farmer close enough that she could touch him. Then she was married at least for a day—and his family wanted to know all her secrets.


THE THIRD WISH
(The BRAND NEW NOVELLA)
Jessica certainly had no desire to get involved with anyone once she’d found out the secret in her background, especially not the arrogant Rocky Rycroft.


Happy Reading!
Carolyn Brown

Saturday, January 28, 2017

THE LUCKY PENNY SERIES!

Happy Weekend to all y'all!
What are you reading this weekend?
In the mood to start off a new series?

Wild Cowboy Ways is a Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon and is on sale for only $1.99.

AND the whole series is under the SPOTLIGHT at Barnes & Noble where
they are kicking off the series with a sale on Wild Cowboy Ways for $1.99.

So whether you read on Nook or Kindle, you can get the first book in the series at a huge discount.

AND Wicked Cowboy Charm, the final book in the Lucky Penny Series hits the shelves on Tuesday, Jan. 31!

Happy Reading!

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Lucky Penny Treasure Hunt

is sponsoring the

Starting today and running through Jan. 31, there will be questions on The Lucky Penny Treasure Hunt site every single day about the Lucky Penny series (most answers can be found on either my website--please sign up for my newsletter while you are there) or on Amazon or B&N)

Each day a person who answers the questions will get their name in a drawing for a free book and swag bag.

On Feb. 1 a drawing will be held for the GRAND PRIZE which is a complete signed set of the Lucky Penny Series (featured above).

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2017

SMALL TOWN ROMANCE

NOW AVAILABLE
for preorder.
Click HERE!
Arriving Feb. 14 on Valentine's Day.
Readers of New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown will love this collection of vintage romances plus a brand new novella—all with secrets to uncover and with love to be found!


Honky Tonk Angel
Angel Conrad’s secrets ran deep and even though she’d made a successful life for herself, she’s never gotten over that pain.

Red River Deep
Tracey has a secret, and bittersweet memories that she keeps close to her heart. Maybe a brand new start in a brand new town would help erase the memories.

An Old Love’s Shadow
Mercy thought that what happened in Mexico was supposed to stay in Mexico but the secret followed her home to Oklahoma.

Bride for a Day
Cassie was on the run with a sheriff coming right at her and a handsome farmer close enough that she could touch him. Then she was married at least for a day—and his family wanted to know all her secrets.

The Third Wish
Jessica certainly had no desire to get involved with anyone once she’d found out the secret in her background, especially not the arrogant Rocky Rycroft.



Excerpt & Giveaway

There's an EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY going on today at many, many blog sites for Wicked Cowboy Charm (Jan. 31 and available for preorder now). Have you checked out your favorite sites and entered in the contest?