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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY Rafflecopter, Book Tour!

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“Adele Downs is a wonderful storyteller.” ~The Snarkology

It’s Rafflecopter time! Join the book tour for HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY, spread the word, and be automatically entered to win prizes. Stop at as many of the book blogs as you wish. The more stops you make, the more entries you’ll collect in the Rafflecopter. I’m giving away free copies of KISSING HER COWBOY. I hope to see you there!

November 2014 Book Tour Dates:

Tuesday, November 7

Harlie’s Book BlogReview, Spotlight

Monday, November 10

Reader’s Entertainment Sneak Peek, Spotlight

RAFFLECOPTER BEGINS–

Friday, November 14, 2014

Here is what I read   Excerpt/Spotlight

Miss Ivy’s Book Nook Take II Excerpt/Spotlight

2 Bibliophiles Guide  Excerpt/Spotlight

Eclipse Reviews  Excerpt/Spotlight

My Family’s Heart Blog Excerpt/Spotlight

Portals to New Worlds Excerpt/Spotlight

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Girl with Pen  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

girlygirlbookreviews  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews Excerpt/Spotlight

Melissa Snark, The Snarkology Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Room With Books Excerpt/Spotlight

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cat’s Reviews Review, Top 10

Inspire to Read Excerpt/Spotlight, This or That

A Dirty Book Affair Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Little Red’s Book Reviews Excerpt/Spotlight

Wanda Loves Books Review, Spotlight

Sweets Books http://sweetsbooks.com  Excerpt/Spotlight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cathy Brockman Romance http://cathybrockmanromances.wordpress.com Spotlight, Top 10

Musings of an Author Review

Amber Skyze Excerpt/Spotlight

My Family’s Heart Excerpt/Spotlight

Loves All Things Books Excerpt/Spotlight

This Redhead LOVES Books http://thisredheadlovesbooks.blogspot.com  Excerpt/Spotlight

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Romantic Reads and Such Excerpt/Spotlight

BeanieBrain Reader  Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Top 10

Ms Me28 Excerpt/Spotlight

Book Banger’s Blog Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Rusty’s Reading Excerpt/Spotlight

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Laura’s Online Interests Excerpt/Spotlight

Book Groupies http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com Excerpt/Spotlight

Once Upon a Crush Book Blog Excerpt/Spotlight

What Shall We Blog About Today Excerpt/Spotlight

Mia Fox Books Excerpt/Spotlight, Top 10

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hooked On Books Forever http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1&zx=8f0628a04d78920 Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

Country Gals Sexy Reads Excerpt/Spotlight

Padme’s Library Excerpt/Spotlight

Smile Somebody Loves You Excerpt/Spotlight

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Friday, November 28

Get Motivated. Book Fun Friday with Celia Lucente. Feature.

SANTA TO THE RESCUE Final Round Contest Winners!

Thank you for your support of my new release SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Here are the final round contest prize winners. I will contact each person by email.

Winners of a Firefighter Christmas Ornament:

  • Cara M.
  • Melissa S.
  • Lynn W.

Winners of a Fire and Rescue Magnet:

  • Debra E.
  • Susan S.

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A Real Life Firefighter Santa Claus

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“Be prepared.” The Girl Scout motto has served me well through the years, though I never would have guessed it would pave the way to a VIP pass to Santa Claus.

One of the first things I learned as a published author was to carry business cards and promotional materials inside my purse. For SANTA TO THE RESCUE that meant keeping postcards handy in case someone asked about my sweet romance and its firefighter hero. (Be Prepared!)

While driving through a neighboring town at the start of the holiday season, I passed by a firehouse and a group of firefighters dressed in their turnouts. Naturally, like any red-blooded American woman, I turned to look. That’s when I noticed the sign advertising Santa Claus and a holiday bazaar inside the station. My convertible made an automatic turn into the parking lot and I headed to the indoor event. I wanted to meet firefighter Santa, a real life version of my fictional SANTA TO THE RESCUE hero, Jamey Tucker.

Turned out, Santa was on coffee break.

At the baked goods table (my personal favorite), hosted by the Ladies’ Auxiliary, I introduced myself and asked if I could take pictures of Santa Claus when he returned. I showed them my book cover postcards and explained what my book was about. SANTA TO THE RESCUE is a PG rated romance, suitable for readers from high school to the senior center. The women found Santa for me and asked him to return to his throne at the front of the room. Santa-the-firefighter graciously posed with my book cover while everyone gathered around.

After pictures were taken, a cupcake pop was eaten, and new friends were made, one of the women offered me the most wonderful gift I could ever have imagined. She promised to ask her husband to copy my postcard and send the information about SANTA TO THE RESCUE to all the firehouses in the county. In addition, she agreed to list my book on the fire company website. Turned out, she was not only a firefighter wife, but the wife of a District Chief. Talk about Christmas miracles!

I owe my VIP visit with Santa and the firefighters to my years as a Girl Scout, where I learned to “Be Prepared” (and to wear make-up, even when running errands). I also decided that firefighters and the women of the Ladies’ Auxiliary must know the Girl Scout slogan, “Do a good turn daily.” They certainly live by that creed.

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New Release SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs is an Entangled Publishing Flirt Novella.

Note: This article was cross-posted on the Entangled Publishing website. If you enjoyed it, please share!

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BRUNCH with SANTA (Cocktail Recipe)

The Bloody Maria is the perfect Brunch companion, according to Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst, the hero and heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Jamey mixes pitchers of this lightly spicy cocktail for friends during the holidays. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try. Cheers!

Courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.

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The Bloody Maria:

You’ll Need:

Serves 6

1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
7 parts tomato juice
1 squeeze of Siracha Chili Sauce
3 grinds fresh black pepper
the juice of 1 Lemon
1 dash of celery salt
1 dash of paprika
1 dash of cumin
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce

*If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver

To Make:

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into a tall glass over ice, with or without salt. Garnish with a lime, an olive, a pickled jalapeño and a sprig of cilantro.

For more Sauza® Tequila recipes, visit http://us.sauzatequila.com/

New Release from Entangled Publishing!

New Release from Entangled Publishing!

SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs

A sweet firefighter contemporary romance novella
New Release! An Entangled Publishing Flirt

Summary:

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: An honorable man doesn’t go back on his word, never hurts a woman, and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at the Appleton Fire station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Only .99! Buy Links at Entangled Publishing:

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/santa-to-the-rescue/

Only .99! Amazon Kindle Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Santa-Rescue-Entangled-Flirts-ebook/dp/B00G1IM260

Only .99! B&N Nook Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/santa-to-the-rescue-adele-downs/1117194515?ean=9781622663811

Excerpt:

She laughed out loud this time, and the sound of her voice rang through the air, pure and clear. He could listen to that voice for hours. “These are for my kids at the hospital. I’m an R.N. at County. We’re decorating the pediatric ward. And spoiling the children too, a bit. I’m baking cookies for our holiday party on Saturday.”

She held out her hand for a handshake. “I’m Heather Longhurst.”

Jamey introduced himself and took her hand. He told her what he did and where he worked. Her skin felt soft against his palm, though her grasp conveyed confidence and strength.

He cocked his chin. “What kind of cookies?”

“Chocolate chip, of course. Is there any other kind?”

Jamey shook his head. He could almost taste melted dark chocolate and smell the aromas of fresh baked flour, eggs and sugar filling her kitchen. His mouth watered. He hoped she couldn’t hear his stomach rumble. He hadn’t eaten in over fourteen hours. “No ma’am.”

Heather returned a lopsided grin. “You’re not from around here, are you?”

“Southern Indiana, born and raised.”

She moved out of the way of an elderly couple trying to pass with their half-filled shopping cart. Jamey moved too and they strolled together toward the exit. “I’ll make a plate of cookies for you, if you stop by the hospital to pick it up.” She said.

Jamey smiled at her, his heart lifting at the turnaround in his day. “That’s the best offer I’ve had since I moved to Appleton.”

“You’re new in town?”

“Been here almost three months.”

“Glad to meet you, Jamey Tucker. See you about one o’clock?”

“I’ll be there. Count on it.”

“I will.” She smiled back and their gazes locked. His mood soared with the realization she was flirting with him. The day had definitely taken a turn for the better.

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Second Round Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following readers who have won a firefighter Christmas ornament or a Fire and Rescue magnet. Thank you for your participation in my virtual book tour! I appreciate your enthusiasm for SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

I will email each winner to arrange for shipping. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

Winners of a Firefighter Christmas Ornament:

  • Maren McC
  • Carrie S
  • Melissa K
  • Kim P
  • Linda B
  • Gemma J
  • Jacqueline J

Winners of a Fire and Rescue Magnet:

  • Skye K
  • Elissa Ann M
  • Anna L
  • Cynthia B C
  •  Nicole L
Update 11/30/2013: All contest prizes have been mailed. Enjoy!

Free Gifts! Contest Prizes!

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Christmas ornaments and Fire and Rescue magnets offered as FREE gifts on my virtual book tour. Leave a comment here and/or on my tour and be automatically entered to win prizes. List of winners posted every Saturday until mid-December. Items will be mailed USPS inside the USA and Canada.

 Stops for Friday, November 22:

Santa, a Firefighter, and a Pediatric Nurse…

 
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What do Santa Claus, a firefighter, and a pediatric nurse have in common? Find out in SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Follow Adele Downs on her virtual book tour, leave comments here and/or on the tour, and be automatically entered to win fun firefighter Christmas ornaments.

Stop for Thursday, November 21:

HARLIE’S BOOKS –Review

•RAMBLINGS FROM THIS CHICK –Holiday Adult Beverage Recipe and Spotlight

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