Avon’s publicity department contacted me and wondered if I would be interested in giving away a gift certificate for cowboy boots in conjunction with promoting Lori Wilde’s A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS, which was on sale October 29, 2012 . Heck, yeah, I replied. This is actually the perfect time for you to read a book, all full of Halloween candy. (I think I may have a candy hangover this morning. On to the giveaway sponsored by Avon.
Updated: Our winner is Lisa Posillico-Filipe. Thanks for entering folks!
There are those of us with a passion for cowboy boots – and those of us with a passion for cowboys. Avon Books is celebrating both with a fun giveaway in honor of Lori Wilde’s A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS, out 10/30/12. Simply enter the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate to Zappo’s. The contest ends on November 6, 2012. If you’re like Jane, you’d splurge on a pair of Fluevogs for yourself…but Lori would encourage you to go for a kickin’ pair of hot red high-steppers!
In A Cowboy for Christmas, heroine Lissette Moncrief has a thing for sexy cowboys in tight fitting jeans. She’s a sucker for John Wayne’s swagger, Sam Elliot’s voice and Clint Eastwood’s flinty-eyed gaze. Ever since she was a teenager, when a fortune-teller predicted that a cowboy was her destiny, Lissy’s been searching for her Cowboy Mr. Right. It’s Christmas – who is the cowboy that she wants under her tree?
It’s Christmas morning and there’s an extra large box underneath the Christmas tree and it’s got your name printed on it in big letters. Santa has been good to you this year.
Your heart pounds with excitement as you edge closer. The package is tall. Over six-feet and wrapped in silver foil paper. You step closer. You’ve never seen a Christmas present quite this big and shiny.
But then the package moves!
You’ve never seen a Christmas present move before. Something inside that box is alive! Nervous, but intrigued, you inch closer. Your fingers tremble as you reach up to tug on the bright red ribbon.
You give that ribbon a yank and the box falls open on all four sides. Your breath catches.
Standing in front of you, is the buffest man you’ve ever seen, washboard abs, sinewy thighs, biceps the size of navel oranges, the works. He’s as naked as the day he was born, except for a black Stetson, battered black cowboy boots and a strategically placed big (and we do mean big) red bow.
His head is dipped down so the brim of his Stetson covers his eyes. He cocks his hands on his hips.
Your hands are clammy and your mouth is dry.
Slowly, his head comes up.
Your heart is hammering so hard you can barely hear yourself think.
His eyes meet yours.
You stop breathing.
He drills you with an intense gaze that sets your body on fire. That look says he wants you, and only you, until the end of time.
You can’t believe it. You know him! This is the cowboy you’ve been dreaming of.
He holds out his hand and murmurs your name.
You sigh happily and sink against his chest. He wraps his arms around you. The big red bows falls off and then the fun really begins…
The cowboy in Lissette’s box is Rafferty Jones, the hero from A Cowboy for Christmas. Want to know what cowboy Lori would love under her tree? (And she’s not allowed to say her husband, because she already made us jealous in this post about the man in chaps). The answer is: James Garner as Maverick. “I like the playful cowboys,” she reveals.
So – what cowboy would you want to find wrapped up under your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comment area below (or link to your favorite pair of boots).
Yee haw, ladies, yee haw.