Thursday, April 25, 2013

Give It Away!

Happy Spring Everyone!

To celebrate Spring and tax season--not that we normally celebrate tax season--but, I'm going to give away all the prizes from 2012 that were not claimed by their winners.  All the items will go to ONE lucky winner!

Here's a List:

Win a Piece of Montana - 1 Item
The Sweet Treat Chocolate & $10.00 Gift Card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Small Basket of Made in Montana items: teas, coffees etc...

To enter to win, just visit the Rafflecopter.

Good Luck!

Thank you for stopping by.  I can't wait to Give It Away!

All the Best,

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Friday, March 15, 2013

From the Mist

In the mist she saw him and her heart broke. She blinked against her tears and swore at her foolishness.

The green of the Irish landscape stretched before her yet again. She was tied to here. She was tied to the dirt beneath her feet, the dew on the grasses and even the pearled rays of sun that struggled to light this day.

Her heart, yes, could wander the paths he walked, but her body was caged here.

There were some who didn't agree, some who thought she could have gone, should have gone with him. But tradition, family, the land, this place were all the blasted reasons she gave for staying and she clung to them plainly out of spite some days.

Today was not that day. Today she looked across the fields and saw him. She'd curse herself and cry and vow that never again would she let her mind play these tricks. But, then she'd revel in the picture set before her.

She's smile as he'd wink and hold out a butterfly like a magic secret.

Or she'd feel the thrill of being led by his hand to that treasured spot on a rainy evening to see he'd gathered a picnic and built a cozy fire to warm away the chill.

The images would flit and fade and mix with the memories of her mind. But today he was a vivid vision. Today he walked in through the edge of the mists and stood in her door. And her heart splintered.

Why she wondered. She hadn't seen him in ages--the war, his adventures, his need to get away had stolen him from her. All she had were these mad grasps at memories, and she couldn't tell anymore if they were real or imagined.

Tears slipped down her cheeks as she reached to the man. A sob caught in her throat as the man reached, pulling her to him.

She opened her mouth, she wanted to speak, to say she would go with him and that she regretted everyday that she hadn't.

"Darlin' now don't be saying anything. From the moment I stepped away from you, I've dreamed of kissing you again. It's taken me thirty years and a million miles, but I've come back to do just that."

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Who's Your Heartbreaker?

Oh boy! What a memory I have for you...

When I was all of about 17, I fell in love with this boy, a cowboy no less. He was a handsome devil. Tall, sweet talking...sweet smiling. My young heart just fell right at his boot covered feet.

I thought we were doing great. Out dancing on Friday nights. Rodeos on Sunday...I was a barrel racer, and he was a bareback rider. What a pair we made; I thought. When February rolled around, I thought I'd do something clever for him. I knew he'd do something sweet for me. He was just that kind of guy.

So I wrote a little poem professing my undying love and carved the short verse on the bottom of a great big Hershey bar. I was so excited all day, so anxious to give him that wonderful, teenage-girl gift.

That night he stopped by. Up to the house he came, a dozen red roses in his hand and a little bear. He said nothing at all, just handed me the roses and the silly little animal and walked away. I smiled like a love sick fool because on each of the roses there was note tied up with ribbon. And a big note on the bear.

Well, I'm not going to go over what each note said, but I will summarize it for you. Basically, he said he wanted to break up with me. He didn't think he could go with a girl who won more money than him in the rodeos and that he really felt I was too short for him.

Ha!  I cut up those roses so fast and ripped the head off of that bear and dumped the whole deal in the trash.

Then I sat down and ate HIS Hershey bar!

What a laugh I have now. That chocolate was really good!

Do you have a heartbreaker in your memory? I'd love to hear about it!

In honor of this Valentine's Day Misery, I'm giving away some sweet Montana chocolate and a $10.00 gift card to Amazon OR Barnes & Noble.

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Be sure to leave a comment with your e-mail to be entered in the GRAND prize drawing!!  It's amazing!!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Want More Hops???
Click Here: Heartbreaker Hops! Ends Feb. 11th
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Romance Madness Hop

For this blog hop I want to showcase a few of my favorite authors!  And because I can't choose which book to giveaway, I'm giving away a $10.00 gift card to Amazon OR Barnes & Noble!  So you can pick and choose from these amazing romance writers!~  I've included a few review tidbits to help you choose! Just click on the Rafflecopter to enter my giveaway!

Pam B. Morris's Smitten Image

I was completely caught off guard by the magic within the magic of this story. Pam B. Morris is talented and understands completely how the written word, when done correctly, can take you to places that dreams are made of.

Danica Winters's The Nymph's Labyrinth

This story has something for everyone, mythology, history, danger, romance, and an exotic setting.

Casey Dawes's California Wine

A handsome Italian gentlemen ... a single businesswoman focused on running her boutique ... an Italian vacation ... a charming California coastal town ... wineries. There are plenty of things to like in this book.

Oh and be sure to click on the picture below to be taken to the next hop!!

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Happy Hopping! Happy Winning!!

All the Best,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Endings

Happy endings romance giveaway hopI believe in happy endings. I believe in the power of love and that this power can and does last beyond the grave. There is a spirit that lingers after a loved one has passed that we feel in our hearts. It may be a brush of air or a ray of sunlight on a shadowed path. But it is there and it gives comfort.

My husband was recently in a terrible accident. And I thought as I stood beside his hospital bed, holding our 10 month old daughter in my arms, while our other children huddled near me with fear beginning to edge across their faces, that the spirit of his life would be all we would have left. That we would remember his smile in flashes of memories. That his arms holding us would be the fleeting brush of a breeze. That his love for me would shine through the darkness to light my path. And I was afraid.

Soon, though, he opened his eyes. When he smiled up at us, our happy ending began.

In honor of happy endings everywhere, I've giving away one of my favorite happy ending stories and a $10.00 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  See below to enter!  May your day be filled with romance and mystery!

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Do you have a happy ending?