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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LAUNCH DAY...

has hit the shelves!
(Previously published as The Red Hot Chili Cook Off, it's now available in mass market paperback with a brand new title and cover)

One woman's quest for chili perfection
Carlene Lovell is going to hit her no-good, deadbeat, cheatin' ass, soon-to-be ex-husband where it hurts: at the annual chili cook-off, which he's won for 10 years in a row. To win, though, she'll need more than a little help...
Is another man's second chance at love
Police Chief Jack Landry has been smitten with Carlene forever. Now that she needs some help keeping the peace (and getting revenge), it's his chance to prove that not all men are dogs....

"With a cast of characters that will leave readers grinning, Brown's latest is delightful, humorous "chick lit"... Fun, fun and more fun is on hand in a story that wins a blue ribbon in both originality and wit. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Fun, fresh and hilarious... The author showed that laughter is the best medicine and a sure fire cure for the toughest of challenges in life." -
Chick Lit Reviews

"A fun romp through the world of the dignified South, where a group of women opening a lingerie shop is only slightly less scandalous than a woman divorcing a cheating jerk of a spouse." -
Calliope's Reviews and Stitching News

"The characters are vibrant and engaging, the story is endearingly off beat and full of down home folksy charm. A wonderfully heartwarming and highly entertaining novel." -
Book Reviews and More By Kathy

"Fun, sassy, and showing that you should follow your heart..." -
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Sales!

Don't you just love a good sale in December?

Four of my books are on sale for the whole month of December. The Lullaby Sky and The Ladies' Room are both priced at $2 and Life After Wife and Hidden Secrets are only 99 cents. So while you are waiting in line, sitting in a doctor's office or maybe just curled up in your favorite reading spot with a cup of hot chocolate...here's raising my cup of coffee to you this morning and wishing you happy reading days!



After seven years of misery and abuse, it’s all over—Hannah O’Malley is officially divorced. Hallelujah. It’s like every Christmas in her life all rolled up into one glorious day. Not only does Hannah get to keep her grandmother’s spacious old house, but she has full custody of her sparky five-year-old daughter. All Hannah has to do now is put the past behind her.
And now that she’s free, she wants to make a difference. With the help of her warm, close-knit circle of friends—including her high school crush, Travis Wilson—Hannah begins turning her home into a safe house for other women who’ve endured the pain she’s known. With a second chance at love on the horizon, Hannah must face down her past in order to let the sunshine back into her life.
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All’s fair in love and war, and Sophie is determined to win the battle for her aunt Maud’s cattle ranch—even if it means fighting Elijah, a rude ex-military man. But it seems that even from the grave Aunt Maud is still matchmaking; her will states that both Sophie and Elijah must share the ranch evenly, and neither wants to give up a share. But Sophie’s main focus is on the ranch, not romance; she just put her life back together after being betrayed in her previous marriage.
As the two work side by side, their feelings begin to change. But before they can find their happily ever after, Elijah must see through Sophie’s hard armor to the sweet soul beneath, and Sophie must help Elijah overcome his wartime nightmares of fallen friends. In Life After Wife, second chances and true love are strong, triumphing amid heartache and despair.
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Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life.
Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion, a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life, and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks.
Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about.
A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?
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Kim Brewster’s ill-fated marriage was annulled so quickly that she thought she could keep the whole thing a secret…until she found out she was pregnant. But before her confession can blow a hole in the seemingly perfect lives of the Brewster women, her great-grandmother, Hannah, drops a bomb of her own. She’s selling her hotel and moving to a farm in Oklahoma—and all the Brewsters are coming with her. Kim is sure her grandmother, Karen, and mother, Sue, won’t go along with the plan, but Hannah can be very convincing. Soon the women are working the farm, selling their wares from a roadside stand, and finally feeling like a family.
And as the Brewster women’s lives take shape in ways they never expected, Kim may have found another shot at love. Luke thought he’d washed his hands of women, but when he stops by the vegetable stand and meets Kim, he’s instantly smitten. To find love, though, they’ll both have to dig past their hidden secrets.

And here's the link to my author page on Amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/Carolyn-Brown/e/B000APIBQK/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1


Monday, November 21, 2016

GRAND LAUNCH


Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22, is the
GRAND LAUNCH
of the
Blame it on Texas World
Facebook page.
I'll be opening the day long event at noon (CST) and closing it at 4 (CST). Every half hour a new author will arrive and there will be prizes all day long. At 5:30 I will give away a Kindle Fire and the winner will be chosen from all the folks who stop by and comment throughout the day So mark your calendars and come on over at noon and visit with us!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

CONTEST!!!

Happy Monday all y'all!

There's a contest/giveaway/visit going on over on the Blame it on Texas FB page!! Come on over and visit with me today. I'm giving away a book (for your Kindle) every hour or so and at the end of the day I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

Come on over...RIGHT HERE...and comment, visit or just hang out with us through this week. Today I'm on the site, tomorrow will be another author and then the next day, etc., so have a great time and get to know the world!

Monday, November 7, 2016

COVER REVEAL...



Come hell or high water,
Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding.

After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren’t cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas—a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.
Seth isn’t happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn’t want a “babysitter”—much less a Massey—something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan’s grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future…

Arriving March 28, 2017
Available for preorder now in Paperback, Kindle and Audio at Amazon

Saturday, October 8, 2016

GIVEAWAY...

Since
MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS
just hit the bestseller list, Grand Central/Forever is sponsoring a great giveaway! The prize pack will consist of the Lucky Penny Ranch series, a copy of HUMBLE & KIND by Tim McGraw and a tote bag from Forever. There will be 1 winner in this giveaway and it’s open to the US & Canada. All you have to do is sign up for my NEWSLETTER to enter. You can also add Merry Cowboy Christmas and Wicked Cowboy Charm to your Goodreads shelf for additional entries. Just click on this Rafflecopter link, then to my website and then jump on over to Goodreads. Good luck to everyone! Entry will end Oct. 14 so…ready, set, go!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Countdown to Deer Season begins...

There he sits all alone. He cannot think of his wife, kids, tom cats or the drippy faucet or that eighty six point buck that evaded him last year will read his thoughts from a mile away, know he is there and stay hidden. Concentration must evolve around nothing but pretty white tail female deer so that he will come out of the woods right where the hunter has his gun already trained.

He hasn't used shaving lotion in weeks and has a beard that reaches to his belly button to prove it. Deodorant is a thing of the past and will only be used when the season is over. Only unscented soap can touch his body until after Christmas.

Only his eyes move, ever scanning the territory below him. Watching. Waiting. And even his eyes move slowly, never daring here and there. Not even a bikini clad model could make him whip around for a second look. Hunters are trained to know that any swift movement, including fast glances can scare off that big buck.

You can't see him, perched there in the trees on a little platform that's been painted to match the dead leaves. His clothing is also that color and so is his gun and even the funny looking gloves with the fingers cut out of them.

He left home at daybreak to sit in the coffee shop with others of the great hunter religion. Until the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon they spin stories about what they will bag that day. That means what Bambi relative they'll strap down on the hood of their car. Then they'll drive very slowly through town so everyone can see that they are the biggest and best hunter in the whole county.

After the braggin' session, he goes to the tree stand to sit with more patience than he ever shows his teenage daughter or those boys that she brings home with their hats on backwards and their pants that are three sizes too big.

If the deer aren't biting that day, or is it fish that bite and deer that appear? I never can get all the terminology straight. In that case he takes home a case of chiggers and an allergy attack that promises to put at least two doctor's kids through college and maybe even put a pool in their back yards.

If the deer are biting and he does shoot a white tail that is worthy of the Guinness Book of World Records, then he takes home a case of chiggers, a dose of allergies, and a freezer of venison that the wife won't cook and the children refuse to eat.

It must be a hold over from the ancestors that date back to the cave days. Men brought home the meat and the women cooked it. But between then and now, women have burned their bras, burned the bridges at both ends and decided that packaged meat from the super market worked just fine. But the DNA surfaces in the fall and the men folks continue to talk about the hunt--about that bionic beast that ran away with six arrows protruding from it and two tons of shot imbedded in its hide.

Rest assure, there is another side of this story...kind of like Paul Harvey's news when he'd say, "And now the rest of the story."

While he's sitting in that deer stand, his wife has learned that it's the perfect time to shop, shop, shop. He'll never know what got bought or charged during "the season." He has to carry around a paper in his billfold to remember who he's married to and the names of his children.

Who does he think talked the gaming commission into putting "the season" so close to the holidays? It sure wasn't Santa Claus, darlin' deer hunter!