Dear Santa

Guest Blog by Carolyn Brown, author of Mistletoe Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs)

Hi y’all!

Thank you for inviting me to stop at your site and visit with you about my newest release, Mistletoe Cowboy. Just looking at the cover and reading the copy on the back of the book says that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, doesn’t it?

Speaking of Christmas…it’s not time to put up the tree just yet even if the stores are already decorated and ready for the holidays. But it’s never too early to think about writing the Dear Santa letter because he does need time to make sure he can deliver the items mentioned in the letter.

So while we’re waiting on Thanksgiving to come and go, we can be working on the letter and trying to stay off that naughty list that he carries around in his hip pocket.

Dear Santa,

First of all I have been a very good girl. Not one time did I drink too much at the Romance Writers of America Conference this past summer. And I did not pout more than five minutes when I didn’t win the RITA on Saturday night…well, maybe fifteen, but no more than that, I promise. I’ve met all my deadlines this year and only cussed a few times when the computer was a real b#$%#ch and decided to reboot right in the middle of a chapter I had not saved.

I’m not asking for one of those fancy new computers that does everything but tell me bedtime stories. Or six extra hours in every day so I can write a few thousand extra words each day. I’ll make do with my trusty old computer and the hours I have if you’ll just keep the coffee pot full and those little chocolate kisses in the candy dish.

What I really, really want is a cowboy Christmas. I deserve it because I wrote Creed and Sage’s story and they got all the glory. Okay, okay, I got my name on the front in great big sparkly gold letters but that was my consolation prize. Creed got top billing with the picture of his sexy self on the front cover and Sage, well, Santa, she stole the show with her sassy attitude and beauty.

Now before you go hum-hawing around and telling me that you can’t possibly build a cowboy Christmas in less than two months, I’ll explain exactly what I mean.

I want a cowboy who wears his jeans just right, sets his hat at just the right angle and his boots are scuffed because he’s a real cowboy and works on the ranch every day. He can even have spurs and I do like a flannel shirt.

He needs to be tall dark and handsome, know how to two-step and it wouldn’t hurt if he could play the guitar and sing.

You can deliver him any time you want so that we can go to the woods and chop down a real Christmas tree, just like Creed and Sage did in Mistletoe Cowboy. That way I can enjoy him all season. Could you please make sure he knows how to cook, too? I’m going to be real busy working on the Christmas book for next year, The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby, and if my Christmas cowboy could make gingerbread and sugar cookies, that would be great.

Whoa! What do you mean you can’t find a cowboy like that? Hey, I know they exist because I just wrote the Spikes & Spurs series and you just go ask Jasmine, Sage, Pearl, Austin and Liz about those cowboys down there on the Texas side of the Red River.

Okay, now that we’ve cleared that up, I expect while you are getting my cowboy Christmas ready, you’d best go on and make up several of them. There’ll be ladies of all ages standing in a mile long line just to get one. Be prepared for lots and lots of cowgirls to sit on your lap at the mall and ask for a cowboy Christmas.

Tell Mrs. Claus hello and that I’m sending her a copy of Mistletoe Cowboy. If you have any questions about how to fix a cowboy Christmas you just ask her about Creed. She’ll fill you in with plenty of details and after she reads it you just might find a cowboy hat and boots under the tree in your size.

Merry Christmas,

Carolyn Brown

So what would you want to incorporate in your Christmas letter if you were asking for a cowboy Christmas? Would you just want the cowboy or does he have to have certain special qualities?

GIVEAWAY: 1 copy of Mistletoe Cowboy. 1 winner, US and Canada only. Enter by leaving a comment! Last day to enter November 16, 2012.

Buy: Mistletoe Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs)

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27 Comments

  1. Good morning everyone,
    I’ve got coffee and we (Creed, Sage and I) are ready for comments and questions so come on in and visit with us. Have you got your Dear Santa letter started yet?

  2. Thank you for a great post and congrats to Carolyn on the newest release! I’ve got major book lust for this series and I’m dying to read them!

    Ohhh… I want a cowboy *exactly* that! The only caveat would be that he would allow me a few hours each day to tackle my TBR mountain range :)

    For Carolyn: what is the one thing that you’re hoping Santa brings you… aside from the aforementioned cowboy :)

    • Erin,
      Ultimate Cowboy (Husband) is taking me to Florida to laze on the beach for two weeks of Christmas and New Year’s so I’m asking Santa for decent weather to get from here to there.
      Love that you have a book lust on for this series! LOL

  3. Dear Santa,
    I would like to have a cowboy Christmas. He has to have a sense of humor :) That would make me very jolly.

  4. Chris Bails

    Yes definately want the cowboy. The only thing I need from him is to be okay that I have 2 kids and also be okay with my love of reading. I do love a sexy cowboy though. A nice cowboy hat & a sexy pair of cowboy boots, what more could a girl ask for.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Christina G

    Romance, hot cowboy, Christmas theme, more Spikes & Spurs? All sounds wonderful to me!! Please keep them coming Carolyn!

  6. Well, my cowboy better be smart, funny and kind (goes without saying). I would love a cowboy who love to clean house. Dreamy!

  7. Well, I have to be difficult and request a cowboy WITHOUT a horse. I am allergic to them so being around someone who rides one would not be good for me. But the jeans, boots, hats, and truck are great!

  8. I’ll take the cowboy exactly as he is… well, minus his shirt, and as long as he’s willing to be a beach cowboy for the holidays. I’m tired of all this cold & snow! 😛

  9. I LOVED Mistletoe Cowboy and what you asked for in your letter to Santa sounds like the best Christmas present ever! I’ll take one too please. :)

    • Thank you Bethany. So glad that you liked Creed and Sage’s story. And I Santa is reading this column so be very, very good and you just might get a cowboy!

  10. Joanne B

    I agree with what you said, but my cowboy also has to have a great sense of humor, lots of romance, and he has to treat me right.
    Love your Spikes and Spurs series.

    • Joanne, I’m so glad you’ve liked the Spikes & Spurs! There are two more on the way. Just a Cowboy and His Baby (in less that a month…YAY) and then Dewar’s story next summer! Happy Reading.

  11. Diane Sallans

    Carolyn has the best covers!
    I’d just ask for a kind hardworking cowboy – but aren’t they all?
    Can’t believe how quick the holiday season is approaching!

    • Diane, I’ve LOVED my covers. The powers that be at Sourcebooks do a fantastic job of depicting my cowboys and cowgirls just right. We are picking out pecans today getting ready for the baking that goes with the holiday season and I’m thinking…mercy, didn’t I just do this last week!?

  12. I would want a cowboy with a sense of humor.

    • Maureen, be sure and be specific when you write your Santa letter so that the man in red knows you want a cowboy that can make you laugh!

  13. I would love a cowboy Christmas! If it’s a cowboy who looks like the one on the cover of Mistletoe Cowboy, I won’t be too picky to ask for any other special qualities 😉

    • Winnie, Creed does have two younger brothers and they’re both tall, dark and handsome. If you read One Lucky Cowboy Wedding, you met them both!

  14. chris bails

    I would tell him I want to have a cowboy hat, blue jeans, a nice western shirt, and a big cowboy hat. Maybe some chaps too. I love a sexy cowboy. Love carolyns books and this one sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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