Category Archives: Contests

Christmas Warm-Up Giveaway

As a pre-Christmas appreciation for my current readers (and hopefully some new readers too) I’m giving away a delicious Purdy’s Chocolate Giftbasket. You can enter three ways:

1. On Facebook

2. Sign up for my newsletter

3. If you’re already on my newsletter list, tell a friend who loves books about it!

And while you’re here–have you read any good Christmas books lately? I’d love to hear about them. Leave me a comment and I’ll consider that an extra entry to my contest.


Frost Family Christmas Giveaway

Snow is clinging to the evergreen trees here in Calgary Alberta, so the timing feels right to announce a new holiday trilogy. A Frost Family Christmas brings you three heartwarming romances with a connecting mystery about a baby abandoned in the manger of the farm’s nativity scene.

The Christmas fun begins with my novella, What Child Is This, followed by Roxy Borough’s Home For Christmas and Brenda M. Collins’s The Holly &  the Ivy. The books are currently for sale at the Amazon Kindle store and preliminary reviews are as sparkling as the snowflakes that grace the covers!

We’re hoping you’ll join the fun by “Liking” our Facebook Page. We hope to provide interesting tidbits about the stories, share photos that inspired the series, and count down the days–and prep work–as we approach Christmas. This will include tips on holiday cleaning, baking, decorating and shopping.

So please join us, starting by “liking” our page right now. Once you’ve done that, click the “giveaway” button under our book covers, tell us your favorite thing about Christmas and you’ll be entered in a draw for a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate. Wouldn’t that help with the holiday shopping this year?



An Author Interview To Share

To mark the release this month of my novella, Promise Me, Cowboy, I was interviewed by the good people at Montana Born Books. If you’d like to know the answer to such questions as, what was the hardest scene to write in the book, and who would I cast for the hero and heroine in a screen version of the story, please check it out here.

If you’d just like to look at that pretty cover again (and I don’t blame you, it’s one of my favorites) well here it is:

PromiseMeCowboy_CJCarmichael_updated_mediumAlso, I just picked a random name from my Newsletter List (which I do from time to time) and I’ll be sending Ann an e-book of my Christmas Novella, What Child Is This. If you’re not already on this list, consider signing up as I routinely send out random prizes. All I need is your email address, and I promise I respect your privacy. The only time you’ll ever hear from me is if you’ve won something!

Promise Me, Cowboy Goodies

It’s always a thrill for an author when a story she poured her heart into is finally available to readers. And this week my latest novella for e-readers, Promise Me, Cowboy, is finally here. To celebrate here are a bunch of goodies. First, a contest from Montana Born Books involving chocolate. How sweet is that? Find out how to enter on Montana Born Books on Facebook.

The second treat is a free Copper Mountain Rodeo short story from Lilian Darcy. I promise you, you’ll love Rodeo Sweethearts!

Finally, I’m offering assorted chocolates and an autographed book to anyone who comments below with their favorite chocolate treat. (Mine is any combo that involves almonds, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Oh, but I also love fruit dipped in melted chocolate. And blood orange caramel chocolate from Vosgers. And…)

Hope you enjoy Promise Me, Cowboy! If you want to start reading today, check it out here.



Brennan Sisters 24 Hour Book Giveaway

Top of my reading list these days is Jane Porter’s The Good Wife. I’ve read the other two Brennan Sisters books (The Good Daughter and The Good Woman) and there are so many story threads I’m dying to see tied up. If you’ve been following this series, too, you’ll know what I mean. If not–go out and get your hands on the first two books! If you love honest, emotional women’s fiction, then you will power through these two reads, I’m sure.

To celebrate the conclusion of the Brennan Sisters trilogy (though I’d love to see more books one day…) I’m doing a 3 book giveaway: two of Jane’s and one of mine. To be entered, please leave a comment, telling me something you’ve read and enjoyed lately, and I’ll pick a random winner Monday at noon.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Free Books and other Fun Things

September is a wonderful time to start new projects (and I want to tell you about mine) but first I’d like to announce that I sent Emily from North Carolina an autographed book last week. Why? Simply because she’s on my Newsletter Mailing List–and I appreciate that. Once a month (and sometimes more often than that) I select someone randomly  from the list and send them a book. I’m picking a name today. Will it be you? Perhaps–if you’re on the list. And if you’re not, why don’t you sign up now?

It’s been a busy summer. I wrote two novellas which I’m very excited about. One of them is Promise Me, Cowboy. The cover is a bit of a departure from my usual–I’d love you know what you think of it?
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In between my writing projects, there was lots of time for fun this summer, such as buying cherries and huckleberries at the Farmers’ Market in Polson Montana. I used the huckleberries in a crisp/crumble for dessert and it was delicious. I’m making my crisps without butter or sugar these days, using the suggestion in Gwynth Paltrow’s new cookbook to make a crust with oatmeal, almond flour, maple syrup and olive oil. Maybe that sounds strange, but it’s really yummy!

And now for the new project…it’s going to be a spin off from my Promise Me, Cowboy novella. The story will be about older sister Mattie Carrigan who lives with her cowboy husband on his family ranch where they raise Tennessee Walking Horses. More on that in future posts.

For now, let me wish you a happy and productive first week of September! (With a little time left over for reading, of course.)


Montana Born and iPad Mini

I have big news this month. It involves an exciting new romance series, a contest to win an i Pad Mini, and it’s called Montana Born.

What is Montana Born? It’s a brand new imprint of romance novels from a  brand new publisher committed to bringing readers fresh and engaging new fiction. The imprint will open this September with four Copper Mountain Rodeo Novellas, including my own Promise Me Cowboy. Please check out the new Facebook Page and read more about this project. Also, be sure to enter the contest for Montana Born for a chance to win an i Pad mini.

Like Montana Born = 1 entry

Share Montana Born= 1 entry

Comment on a Copper Mountain Rodeo Series book title = 2 entries

Join our newsletter = 3 entries

Contest ends midnight PST on Sunday, August 18. Winner will be notified through Facebook. Good Luck!

Promise From A Cowboy

B.J. Lambert has been waiting half his life for Savannah Moody. Now she’s the new Sheriff of Coffee Creek Montana–and she’s looking for him. To celebrate launch week of my third book in the Coffee Creek Montana series, Promise From A Cowboy, leave me a comment (let me know what’s on your summer reading list, besides the Coffee Creek books) and you’ll be entered to win a $45 Amazon gift card!

Contest Winner!

With only 4 days until the launch of my newest book, Promise From A Cowboy, I am happy to announce two winners of my Two Week Countdown Contest: Cathy Thomas who loves to read in her comfy chair and whose favorite summer song is Cruise, and Anne whose favorite reading place is the beach and favorite summer song is: Summertime. Cathy and Anne will be receiving a Starbucks gift card, some romance novels and a memory stick with all the songs listed by contest entrants here on my website and on my Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved reading about all your favorite places to read! Here’s Mine: Summer 2012 001

And here is the list of summer songs if anyone else wants to make themselves a playlist:

Summer Time Girls – Y & T

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Kokomo – Beach Boys

Summertime – Kenny Chesney

Pon toon –Little Big Town

Lucky – Colbie Cailat and Jason Mraz

Fallin For You – Colbie Cailat

Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

Summer Love – Brooke Hyland

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Fishin Blues – Taj Mahal

The Summer Sun – Sly and the Family Stone

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland

Til Summer Comes Around – Keith Urban

American Pie – Don Mclean

Summer Breeze – Seals & Crofts

Boy’s Round Here – Blake Shelton

Amarillo by Morning – George Straight

Some Nights – Fun

Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra

Drunk on you – Luke Bryan

Boys Around Here – Blake Shelton

All Summer Long – Kid Rock

Shine On – Florida Georgia Line

Hot, hot, hot – Buster Poindexter

Good Vibrations – Beach Boys

Please Remember Me – Tim Mcgraw

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

2 Week Countdown Contest

I can’t believe it’s 2 weeks until July 1. For me, this feels like the real start of summer. I can’t wait to get to our place in Montana and enjoy biking, kayaking and relaxing on the deck with my summer reading list. July 1 is important for another reason–it marks the release of  Promise From A Cowboy. This book delivers something extra from the previous Coffee Creek, Montana stories. Yes, there’s a heart-tugging romance set in big sky ranching country. And yes, you’ll see more of the infuriating Olive Lambert as she continues the feud against her sister. The little extra in this book is a mystery. RT Book Reviews says: “A fascinating mystery as well as reunited sweethearts make this a riveting story.” I hope you, the readers, agree with this!

To celebrate the upcoming release, I’m holding a contest. The prize is a Starbucks gift card and a stack of romance novels–so you can sip your favorite iced coffee drink as you read on your holidays this summer. To enter, please leave a comment telling me your favorite place to read in the summer time and your favorite summer song. I’ll make a playlist of the songs and include them on a memory stick for the winner.