Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Harland County Christmas by Donna Michaels

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HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS
      Harland County Series
Prequel Novella ~ Jen & Brock

      
By DONNA MICHAELS

Book Blurb

Accounting major Jen Dalton has one more year to earn her Masters before she graduates and moves out of Harland County to find a corporate job and maybe a good-looking businessman to boot. Cowboys were handsome and fun, but they didn’t stick. Neither did ranch hands. Experience has taught her they come and go, and some took a piece of her heart with them. Well, no more handsome, sexy, cowboys. She wanted a stay around, stable, lifetime type of guy.

Then she returns to the family ranch after a ‘hurrah to summer’ weekend with friends to discover Brock, the hot, one-night stand she’d given herself permission to enjoy, is the new ranch hand. And dang it, she’s just as drawn to his sexy grin, gorgeous green eyes and quiet strength. As the summer ends, classes resume, and the holidays near, the handsome, alpha cowboy has her rethinking her future. So does the unborn baby she’s carrying. Maybe sticking around Harland County isn’t so bad—if she could get Brock to stay, and break out of the ‘leave Jen and move on to another ranch’ mold.

HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS
      Harland County Series
Prequel Novella ~ Jen & Brock

      
By DONNA MICHAELS

Excerpt

“Ready?”

No. “Yep,” she lied, but didn’t care. There were more pressing issues to worry about, like the fact she was walking across the ranch with the man who’d seen her naked and panting…and begging.

She swallowed an unladylike word and motored on, trying to find the words to start a conversation. Any conversation. It didn’t have to be about last weekend. In fact, it was better if wasn’t about last weekend. Not here. Not out in the open, in the field between the two stables. Better to wait until they were inside the empty barn before they opened that topic.

She switched gears. “Okay, so, this stable, as Lenny probably told you, is strictly for abuse cases. Kade built a corral on the other side where it’s private and closed off from the everyday ruckus of the ranch.”

“Seriously?” Brock glanced sideways at her and a deep frown grooved his forehead under the brim of his cap.

“Yes, he felt it was—”

“I’m not talking about the barn. I’m talking about you,” he said, cutting her off, stopping outside the building.

Jen glanced up at him. “W-what about me?”

“We’re alone and you’re still pretending you don’t know me?” Confusion and anger mixed to turn his gorgeous eyes a green as vibrant as the leaves on the nearby oak. He stepped closer and loomed over her. “But you do, you know me very well, just as I know the little sounds you make wh—”

“Shh…” She grabbed his arm and yanked him inside the barn hard enough to shut him up. A quick glance up and down the deserted walkway confirmed they were alone. She turned back to the quiet man and released him. “Of course I know you. I was only pretending not to because I thought you’d rather the others didn’t know. Was I wrong?”

His chin lifted slightly. “No.”

“Okay.”

He shook his head. “No, it’s not. Last weekend was a—”

She slapped a hand over his mouth and glared up at him. “Don’t you dare say it was a mistake, because it wasn’t. It wasn’t planned, it was a new experience, one I won’t repeat, but it was incredible.”

He relaxed, and she could feel his lips curve into a smile behind her hand before he grabbed her wrist and gently removed her touch. “It was?”

“Yes, of course. Why?” She blinked as her heart dropped to her stomach. “Wasn’t it for you?”

“Hell yeah, honey, but the way you seemed to forget it made me think I hadn’t taken good enough care of you.”

She reeled back and snickered. “Oh, trust me, cowboy, you took care of me real good.”

donna_michaels (212 x 335)About the author, Donna Michaels…

Donna Michaels is a multi-published author with The Wild Rose Press, Whimsical Publications, as well as self published. She recently finalled in the BTS eMagazine Red Carpet Book Awards in Best Romance and Best Book categories. Was a finalist in the InD’Tale Magazine RONE Awards. And won Best Cowboy in a Book-Reader’s Choice-LRC. She lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her full time military husband, four school-aged children and many rescued cats. There’s never a dull moment.

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HARLAND COUNTY SERIES:

Prequel Novella: Brock: HARLAND COUNTY CHRISTMAS
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O3PON5G

Book One/Cole: HER FATED COWBOY
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWAD5KE

Book Two/Connor: HER UNBRIDLED COWBOY
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D4846AK

Book Three/Kade: HER UNIFORM COWBOY (winner Best Cowboy in a Book/Reader’s Choice-LRC; Awarded Crown Heart of Excellence by InD’tale Magazine)(Finalist for Best Romance and Best Book in the BTS eMagazine Red Carpet Awards)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HBWQCAC

Book Four/Kevin: HER FOREVER COWBOY
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KFRWNWQ

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CITIZEN SOLDIER SERIES:

Book 1/Ben: WYNE AND DINE
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRCE2E8

Book 2/Mason: WYNE AND CHOCOLATE
Pre-order:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PULHSAO

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Burst_08**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**:  Donna is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner who comments on her **Author Peek** Interview or Killer Book Bench blogs. Don’t miss this chance to read Donna’s Christmas story. Thanks, Donna, for sharing your newest release with us!

 

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10 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Harland County Christmas by Donna Michaels

  1. bn100 says:

    Nice sneak peek

  2. Tina Peterson says:

    Donna,
    I loved Jen and Brocks story!! I really enjoyed getting additional background on the McCall boys and the Masters girls.
    But I see I am behind a book, I didn’t realize Kevins story is out.
    Thanks for the great reads! Merry Christmas.

    • Thanks, Tina! Hope you enjoy Kevin’s story. He was and is an absolute treat to write. Always finds humor, no matter how dire the circumstances. It was great to dig into his hidden past and give him his HEA in book four. 🙂

  3. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Donna, and welcome back! I do love Christmas stories. Can’t get enough of them. Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  4. Kimberly Dawn says:

    Looks good! Nice cover! 🙂

  5. Glenda says:

    Loved that excerpt!! I’m definitely putting this on my wish list – probably the whole series!

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