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Rafflecopter Winners!!

I have GOOD new and NOT-SO-GOOD news this morning! Since it’s Monday, lets go with the GOOD New first!

My Rafflecopter giveaway ended at midnight. 

Winners HAVE been chosen!

Here is the winner list!

  • Mary Sue Russell (Claimed)
  • Mary Anne Meyne (Claimed)
  • Patricia Wong
  • Mallory Dorman
  • Felicia Thomas (Claimed)
  • Vickie Griffin Carter
  • Nancy Saubert Luebke
  • Mary Ann Cloud (Claimed)
  • Robin Weiss
  • Karen Giasson
  • Denise Fackler Van Plew

If you are on this list, please contact me via email
cynthiadalba@gmail.com

Now the NOT-SO-GOOD news….

I’m out of town all week at a writers’ retreat so I can’t mail any of prizes until NEXT week!

I know. I know. Not fair!! But it is what it is.

So CONGRATULATIONS!! to the winners!!

THANK YOU to everyone who entered, who bought Texas Lullaby and who reviewed it! I VERY MUCH appreciate you!

WINNERS from Last Week

HAPPY ALMOST 4TH OF JULY! 

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Hope everyone is having a fun and safe 4th of July Holiday weekend. 

I gave away prizes every day last week and had a TON of winners.  YAY WINNING!
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BUT only ONE has stepped forward to claim her prize! Shocking, RIGHT?

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SO, I’m posting all the winners’ names, date they won and what they won. Today is July 2. They have until MIDNIGHT July 4, 2017 to claim their prize. Otherwise, it goes back into the prize vault and I’ll give it away later! 

Here we go…

  • Ki Lee (Newsletter winner) Orange Cooler (Claimed)
  • Brenda Gremil (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Fedora Chen (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Teresa Fordice (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Therese Lopez (Blog 6.30) Orange or White Cooler
  • Mary McCoy (Blog 6.29) Texas Lullaby Kitchen Towel
  • Linda Herald (WRC 6.30) Orange or White Cooler  (Claimed)
  • Rosie Wiley (Blog 7.1) When Things Got Hot in Texas Towel (Claimed)

You can contact me on Facebook (private message) or email me at cynthiadalba@gmail.com

Congrats ladies!! Get those fingers moving! 

AND don’t forget, TEXAS LULLABY is marked down to $0.99 for only 7 more days! Don’t miss the opportunity to save $4.00 on a great read! 

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LAST DAY FOR SALE & NAME MY BOOK

Today is my last day for blogging this week. I will TRY to do this more often but you know… life….

I hope you do follow me on Facebook
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Not only is the last blog this week, this is the LAST 24 hours to get WHEN THINGS GET HOT IN TEXAS for a mire $0.99

Now, I’ll be honest… this book is WORTH $0.99. Heck, it’s worth the $2.99 that will be the price after today.

Here’s another secret I’ll let you in on… This book is only available for one month. After that, we’ll pull it down and each author will individually publish her own story. One difference is that I’ll put Texas Daze out in print in addition to digital.

I hope you all are also members of Western Romance Cafe over on Facebook. I’m posting over there today also and OF COURSE there are prizes! 🙂 You’ll have to check over there to see what the prizes are.

Today’s prizes (here) are:

Embroidered Beach Towel
Mystery Prize (book and swag)
Winner’s choice – print Texas Montgomery Book or Embroidered Towel

Here’s what I need help with… my next book is about a disable vet and a psychologist. He was hurt in an IED explosion. He has some serious scarring and a limp. Of course, when he looks in the mirror, ALL he sees is horrible scarring of a face, neck and chest that used to be handsome. My hero (Dax) was Army Special Forces. Alpha to the core. Has already been irresistible to women because of his looks (in his opinion.) He’s surly. Angry. And, when he can sleep, relives the explosion that killed most of his men.

My heroine not without her own issues. The middle child of three, my heroine is bookend by two STUNNINGLY beautiful sisters, not to mention her mother. Both her mother and her older sister held the Miss Texas title and her sister was runner-up to Miss America. Her younger sister is no less gorgeous. My heroine is pretty one of us (or most of us.) What she sees when she looks in the mirror is blah brown hair, a round face, a body that could stand a few sessions with a trainer, boring clothes, and glasses.

As  you can see, both of them have some serious image issues.

I need a title. It MUST start with Texas….(Like Texas Daze or Texas Lullaby, etc)

So throw out those title ideas!

GO!

OH!! When Things Got Hot in Texas Links!

http://bit.ly/2KoboWTGHT   (Kobo)

http://bit.ly/2AmazonWTGHT (Amazon)

http://bit.ly/2BarnesNobleWTGHT  (Nook)

http://bit.ly/2AppleWTGHT  (Apple/iBooks)

 

 

Giddy Up!!

Good Morning!

How is everyone this morning? Hope you were able to join us last night at A Taste of Romance book club (hosted by the lovely Millie Swank!) to celebrate the release of

WHEN THINGS GOT HOT IN TEXAS

The time just FLEW by. After I write today’s post, I’ll head over there and pick my winners from last night. (Check back here in about an hour and I’ll list the winners.) Here’s out beautiful cover again!

WINNERS from last night – Pam Potter, Lori Meecham, and and Stacy Jordet

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You know how this game is played! Today’s Prizes..

Embroidered Beach Towel (looks like this)

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A PRINT copy of either Texas Tango or Texas Lullaby

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This DARLING Giddy Up Plate, perfect to hold jewelry!

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Today’s chat is about Texas Montgomery Mavericks! Last night, I mentioned that Texas
Daze is book NINE in the Whispering Springs, Texas Series. I know some of you were like.. WHAT??!!?? Where are the other EIGHT books in this series? How I did miss that?

I can explain! When I wrote Texas Two Step, I didn’t really know that it was the start of a series! Then Texas Tango was born, along with Texas Montgomery Mavericks. Tango was followed by Texas Fandango, Texas Twist, Texas Bossa Nova, Texas Hustle and closed with Texas Lullaby. I was sad.

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I LOVED my people. Loved their little town of interesting friends. AND I kept wondering how much trouble Delene and Tina would get into!
Then I wrote Saddles and Soot. In the SAME communities, but not a Montgomery family member and I thought… Hey! Let’s tell more stories in Whispering Springs, Texas. But to keep all the stories in the same “series”. I decided to RENAME Texas Montgomery Mavericks books to Whispering Springs, Texas to keep them grouped. Keeping the same series name (TTM) would not really convey to the readers that the book they were picking up wouldn’t actually have a Montgomery in it.

Then came Texas Daze. Same community (Whispering Springs, TX), Montgomerys show up and Delene ACTS UP!  HAHA

Hold up your hand if you read Texas Hustle (Porchia and Darren’s story.) Do you remember that the Montgomery patriarchs (Lane and Clint) had a sister (Cora) who got made about inheritance issues and left town, never to be seen again? Well, I found her! AND she has two sons and one daughter. And get this, ONE of her sons actually lives in Whispering Springs and has been “watching” the Montgomerys for a few years! OMG! No kidding. The Montgomerys offspring have a COUSIN living in the same town and they don’t know!

Today’s questions for you to answer…

  1.  Have you read Texas Hustle? Do you remember Cora, the missing sister?
  2. Do you have a PRINT copy of Lullaby or Tango, and if not, do you want one?
  3. If you won the beach towel, would you keep it or give it away?
  4. Have you bought When Things Got Hot in Texas yet?
  5. Have you left a review for When Things Got Hot in Texas? (YAY if yes. PLEASE Do, if no!)

THANK YOU for coming by.

 
PLEASE share this post everywhere!! 🙂 If you do, come back and tell me (two comments, two entries!! I know how to game the system!)

 

Sticky Stuff and Prizes!!

Good Morning!! A huge THANK YOU to each of you who took advantage of the $0.99 sale for WHEN THINGS GOT HOT IN TEXAS! I mean LOOK at who’s in the collection (other than yours truly!) How could anyone resist?

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Do you have your copy? Have you told a friend to grab it while it’s on sale? I sure hope so!

Today’s Prizes:

  1. Embroidered Beach Towel
  2. Mystery package
  3. A pair of Harlequin Socks & swag

Have you noticed the title to this post… “Sticky Things”  What in the world could that mean?

Today’s topic is things you can’t eat without getting it all over you!

For me, it’s honey. I doesn’t matter how careful I am, what I use to “get” to the honey, I still end up with it in strange places, like my ELBOW! I mean.. My goodness! How did I get honey on my elbow? And my KNEE!

The other is Italian food… anything with a tomato base. Some piece will fall on my chest (Boobs really) I’m wondering if I should invest in an adult bib?

So what’s your spill?

THANK YOU for coming back today.

HELP me by sharing this post (and the book) with your friends and family and FB groups. The ladies and I would appreciate it!

OH!! Here are the buy links. You know what to do with them!

http://bit.ly/2KoboWTGHT

http://bit.ly/2AmazonWTGHT

http://bit.ly/2BarnesNobleWTGHT

http://bit.ly/2AppleWTGHT

It’s HERE!!

Good Morning!! So glad you found your way here. Today starts five (5!) days of celebration! Why?

Because it’s my FIRST NEW BOOK in over six months!

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Isn’t she beautiful!!!

Growing up, all my family celebrations involved food. In fact, celebrations and deaths were all noted with food! Is your family like that? Food for any event?

But for celebrations, it must be cake and ice cream! If I were serving you cake and ice cream, what kind of cake? What kind of ice cream?

PRIZES:

  1. A Beach Towel embroidered with your name!
  2. A display kitchen towel… Embroidered design to be determined
  3. Surprise package with book(s) and swag.

Leave a comment to be in the running. All contests will run all week. Winners announced next Monday!

psst… When Things Got Hot in Texas is OUT! Do you have your copy?

TEXAS BOSSA NOVA is out!

First – I am such a slug when it comes to keeping this blog up to date. I’m bad. But I’ll try harder. Not promising, mind you but I’ll try.

Second – I HAVE A NEW BOOK COMING OUT!!

TexasBossaNova72webOn Tuesday, TEXAS BOSSA NOVA hits the shelves of every online store! What’s it about?

He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 5

Magda Hobbs’s job as ranch housekeeper—and its daily dose of cowboys—wreaked havoc on her libido. Especially one certain cowboy she couldn’t resist. Scared of going down the same path as her mother, Magda jumped on her motorcycle and hit the road.

Five months later, her father’s mild heart attack has forced her back to Whispering Springs. While she’s grateful for the cleaning job at one of the Montgomery ranch houses, she’s not so thrilled one of the cowboys she’s looking after is the one she fell for last spring.

Reno Montgomery’s parents hiring a housekeeper for him and his brother is a nice surprise, but he’s shocked to discover it’s Magda, the woman who up and left just when things were getting serious between them.

When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from accelerating right out of his life again.

Warning: Contains a woman born with a bad case of wanderlust, and a cowboy determined to show her that life’s a dance that doesn’t have to two-step her out of his life.

Hope that sounds like fun!

AND there’s a Rafflecopter Giveaway. Shh….But I’ll let you in on a secret…it’s live NOW. Leave a message at this blog post and pick up a couple of entries! BUT it runs ONLY through today (Tuesday, April 1 – No April Fools Joke!)

Use this LINK or this LINK

So take one minute of your day and one-click TEXAS BOSSA NOVA and make this gal happy! 🙂

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I’ll be sending out a newsletter with all the winners listed later this week. If you haven’t signed up for it, go HERE and take my random, who-knows-when-she’ll-write-another-one newsletter!

Contests! Contests!

I was updating my sidebar widgets and realized I have FOUR contests listed on the sidebar! And those don’t include the TWO upcoming blog tours. WOW!

So I thought I’d do one unified post with all the links so if you HAVEN’T taken advantage of these, I’d make it easy for you!

Ongoing Now

  • Mark TEXAS TWIST as “Want To Read” on Goodreads and be entered in a drawing for a $10 Gift Card to the online store of the winner’s choice.  Click HERE to go to the Goodreads Site.  This contest closes Sept 2, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Win a RARE print copy of TEXAS TWO STEP with author’s autograph and cover model’s autograph in a Goodreads Giveaway. Click HERE to enter.  This contests runs until September 30, 2014.
  • Post an online review TEXAS TWIST between August 1 and September 29, 2014 and enter a drawing for a $25 Gift Card to the Online store of the winner’s choice. Click HERE to enter this drawing.  This is on a Facebook Page BUT this page is used only for drawings. There will be no posts from there so you don’t have to worry about being spammed.

Upcoming

  • One-Day-Only! A second opportunity to win a print cope of TEXAS TWO STEP on August 27, 2014 ONLY at The Romance Studio. 
  • I am participating in The Romance Reviews Fall Into Love promotion that runs Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2014. Go there for a chance at a $100 gift card.

Upcoming Rafflecopters Drawings

Brought To His Knees Blog Tour – August 18-29, 2014

  • $20 Gift Card
  • Digital Copy – Texas Two Step by Cynthia D’Alba
  • eBook from backlist by A.M. Griffin
  • Digital Copy – Mounted Release by Amy Ruttan
  • eBook from backlist by Anya Richards
  • Single Title from backlist by Danica Avet
  • Single Title from backlist by Jennifer Kacey
  • Digital Copy – Coded for Love by Lynne Silver
  • eBook from the Tryst Island Series by Sabrina York
  • eBook from backlist by Sayde Grace
  • eBook from backlist by Tina Donahue

Texas Twist Release Tour – September 1 – 20, 2014

  • 5 – Personalize Mouse Pads/Mug Rugs
  • 1 – Texas Twist Coffee Mug
  • $25 Gift Card to the online store of the winner’s choice
  • 1 – Personalized Texas Twist T-Shirt
  • 5 – Personalized Tote Bags
  • 1- Silver Buckle Ring

Whew! I’m giving you lots of chances to raid my prize closet so go forth and win something!

OH! One more…I do have a newsletter. It comes out when I have something to want to say. In other words, it’s kind of sporadic. BUT with every newlsetter there is some type of contest JUST for newsletter subscribers. If you aren’t on my newsletter list, why not? Go HERE and sign up!  I promise not to sell your information nor spam your inbox.

Good luck with the contests!

Until next time.

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