Monday, January 2, 2012

If One Cowboy is Good, Two is Better!

from Mia Marlowe...
Sins of the Highlander is my first collaboration with New York Times Bestseller Connie Mason. Credit for putting us together belongs to our wonderful editor, Leah Hultenschmidt and tireless agent, Natasha Kern. Leave it to Sourcebooks to come up with the idea of pairing us up to bring you a unique brand of action, adventure, and lightly paranormal historical romance. (More about that light paranormal bit later today!)

One of the things I love about writing for Sourcebooks is that their romance list reflects the best in all the romance sub-genres. Today, we'll hear from authors of historicals, romantic suspense, paranormal, military, and western.  My next guest is CH Admirand, who specializes in bringing sexy cowboys to life! 

CH Admirand: A special thanks to Mia Marlowe for inviting me to be on her blog again. I just have one question: Where did December go? DYLAN—Book 2 in my series for Sourcebooks: The Secret Life of Cowboys—is just six days away! PINCH ME!! I’m soooo excited and working to finish up all of the blogs and interviews for the upcoming blog tour for DYLAN. There’s just something about spending time in the fictional western town of Pleasure, Texas with those handsome Garahan brothers that warms the cockles of my heart…and dare I say a few other places. ;-)
I’m giving away a signed copy of DYLAN to one lucky commenter today, be sure to include your email with your comment so I can get in touch with you. Good Luck!

What’s not to love about the tall, dark, and handsome Irishmen? Their fabulous genes and working with their hands for a living distract me at odd moments during the day when I’m supposed to be writing the second book in my new Small Town USA series for Sourcebooks. LOL…there’s just something about a cowboy and the loose-limbed way he has of striding toward you that has the heart pumping and the…hmmm…well you get the idea. ;-)

For those of you who need the visual, Shelia Clover English and her team have created yet another amazing video for me. Here’s the link to YouTube 

If you’re catching up and haven’t read the first book, TYLER, here’s the YouTube link  

 To make it easy for you to get what you want—a cowboy to keep the home fires burning—here are links to purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble: 
DYLAN: Available for pre-order at: Barnes and Noble 

Sourcebooks has a super special program going on right now! It All Started When—offering TYLER and other wonderful titles by my Sourcebooks Sisters for just $1.99! Here’s the info and link: SOURCEBOOKS eBOOK DEALS! It All Started When… First in “Series” for $1.99 Dates: 12/21/11 - 1/8/12 Complete Details:
So now that we are gearing up for the New Year, bring home a cowboy to cuddle up with on these cold wintry nights. January won’t seem so bleak with a tall, dark, and studly cowboy to keep you company. If you’re lucky he might just park his boots under your bed. To read more, visit me at , , or .

Because I was on a double-deadline in December, I didn’t have time to give my webmaster the virtual tour for DYLAN yet…here’s the info:
Mia Marlowe’s blog / 
Casablanca Author’s blog
Romantic Crush Junkies
Thoughts in Progress
Coffee Time Romance
Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee
Emily @ AAD12 Blog (Authors After Dark Blog)

C.H. Admirand

Mia: Wow. You're going to be as busy as  I am this January, CH. 

My Sins of the Highlander Blog Tour starts on Jan 4th! Check out my itinerary and plan to join me.  

Be sure to include your email address in your comment to be entered in the drawing. For this hour, there are two chances to win: One commenter will receive CH Admirand's Dylan. And another will win a Kindle version of my TOUCH OF A THIEF!  

PS. Don't forget my website contest where the prize is a new KINDLE!


  1. CH let me know her mom is ill and she won't be able to respond immediately to comments, but I know she will when she gets a chance. In the meantime, please join me in sending prayers and well wishes to her and her family.

  2. Congrats on the new release CH, and I do hope your mom gets well soon.
    I sure love me some hot cowboy romance. I still have the ancient ones Elizabeth Lowell used to write, and love them.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  3. Congrats on your release CH. I hope your mom will get better As soon as possible . I love cowboy books since I read Diana Palmer books. Look forward to start reading your books. Wish you all the best in 2012. My email Warm regards Aretha zhen

  4. Happy New Year Casa Authors!

    I plan on savoring more wonderful stories from y'all this year.

    CH your stories sound great! Hope all goes well with your mom, sweetie!

    Mia, looking forward to your visit Wednesday.


  5. "tall, dark and studly" made me chuckle!

    Wishing you well with the tour, CH!

    Happy New Year,

    Franfriel AT

    PS - I hope your mom is feeling better.

  6. I am looking forward to reading Dylan... it sounds like a great book. Best wishes with the release!
    Happy New Year!!

  7. Congrats on your new release, CH! I haven't read the first book yet, but since I'm a big cowboy romance fan, these 2 books are must-have for me. I mostly read paperbacks & your covers gorgeous.
    May the New 2012 bring you more inspiration and success in your writing career.
    P.S. I hope your mom will get better soon.

    Reader from Italy
    natalija (dot) shkomare (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. CH,

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom.

    Big congrats to the new release! Loved Tyler and can't wait to read Dylan's story

  9. Hi Mia and CH,

    congrats for the release book for both of you.

    one book is about highlander and one book is about cowboy, the two stories that i love to read, so great ;)

  10. Aurian--I used to live in Wyoming. Believe me, I understand the appeal of a guy in a Stetson!

  11. Anonymous--I'm sure CH appreciates your well wishes.

  12. Me too, Sia! Your site is the official kick off to my SINS OF THE HIGHLANDER Tour.

  13. Fran--Tall, dark and studly works every time!

  14. Anonymous--Dylan does sound yummy, doesn't he?

  15. Natalija--My daughter, who visited your lovely country, says the handsomest men in the world live in Rome!

  16. Hi Danny! So good to see you here.

  17. Thanks, Eli. We're pretty partial to our heroes too! ;-)

  18. Congrats on your release! They all sound yummy! I have them all on my wishlist!

  19. Congrats to CH on her new release! I hope her mom feels well soon. I love cowboy romances and I have Tyler in both print and ebook (couldn't pass up the sale).

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  20. Wow! You've got a busy schedule. I just finished up my own blog tour--during the holidays to boot. Whew! And congrats on the new release. :)

  21. Congratulations on your new release, CH! I hope your mom gets well soon! Your books look great!


  22. Love the covers to CH's books. They sound awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Not usually a big cowboy reader but I have read some and enjoyed them. (Usually more of a historical fan...) Your books sound terrific!

    maybe31 at

  24. Hi Mia! This is such a fabulous idea, hosing a mega-party here on our Casablanca Authors Blog.

    Thanks so much for the prayers,my mom is much better today. It was a 7 hr round trip to the nursing home in PA, but well worth it, she seemed improved and happy to see my brother and I.

    Thank goodness, he drove, my truck would never have made the trip. :)

  25. Hi Aurian - Thanks for the kind words. She's improving.

    I love Elizabeth Lowell's westerns. I had to run upstairs and check my bookshelf because I couldn't remember the name of Willow and Caleb's story...ONLY HIS! Loved it, but am really partial to her Medieval trilogy, too :)

  26. Hi Aretha, thanks for the kind words about my mom ;)

    I haven't read Diana Palmer, but have heard great things about her many little time to read these days.

    Isn't there just something about a cowboy?

    If I could combine John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Roy Rogers and Clint Walker into one man--no wait--that would be toooo much man for me. LOL!

  27. Hi Sia, thanks for stopping by...aren't my Sourcebooks Sisters great?

    Thanks for the kind words about my mom.;)

    I'm looking forward to guest blogging on your Thoughts Over Coffee on Jan. 20th :)

  28. Hi Fran - thanks for the kind words.

    When the Garahan brothers walk into a room women stop and stare :)

    I've got a few more blogs and interviews to compose...I'll need luck to finish in time.


  29. Hi Betty- Thanks for the kind words about DYLAN. There's just something about him that tugged at my heartstrings. :)

  30. Congrats on your new release. Cowboy heroes are wonderful to be swept away with when the going in real life gets tough.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  31. Hi Natalija - I'm a big fan of cowboys myself and have been for as far back as I can remember. :)

    Sourcebooks has fabulous covers! I'm so glad TYLER and DYLAN are must reads. They're available in paperback and e-book.

    Thanks for the kind words about my mom and's going to be amazingly busy!

  32. Hi Danny - thanks for the kind words about my mom. ;)

    I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about Tyler and Emily. Ronnie really gives Dylan a run for his money.:)

    It is really hard to say goodbye to Pleasure, Texas:)

  33. Hi Eli - thanks for the kind words.
    Mia had a fabulous idea getting us all together in one day.

    My Sourcebooks sisters are fabulous!

  34. Hi Amber - thanks for the kind words and adding me to your wish list.

    I have a TBP and TBR pile...not enough time these days...but I'm hoping for at least one day where I don't have to do anything so I can curl up and read. :)

  35. Hi Maria - thanks for the kind words about my mom. :)

    Wow I am so honored that you have TYLER in both formats! How cool is that?

    Cowboys make great heroes!

  36. Hey Sidney! I can't imagine doing a blog tour during the holidays, being on deadline in December is a challenge, too. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Hi Robin - thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you think DYLAN looks great...I'm partial to the quiet middle brother...still waters truly run deep :)

  38. Hi Crystal! Sourcebooks creates great covers. Thanks for the kind words and stopping by!

  39. Hi May - thanks for the kind words;) I do have a historical Irish Western romance series which might be more to your liking...stop by my website to read excerpts

  40. Thank you again, Mia for having me on your blog day and for standing in for me while I was with my mom.

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words, I can't wait to tell my mom. :)

  41. Hi Lil:

    I totally agree! There's just something about a man who works with his hands for a living....

  42. Thanks to everyone for commenting today...and the winner is...Maria D. check your email inbox :)

    I'll be giving away signed copies of DYLAN throughout January, so please stop by my tour and enter again!

    C.H. Admirand

  43. Thanks to everyone for commenting today...and the winner is...Maria D. check your email inbox :)

    I'll be giving away signed copies of DYLAN throughout January, so please stop by my tour and enter again!

    C.H. Admirand

  44. OOPS!!! Sorry Everyone!!! My brain is definitely scrambled with everything that happened today...I didn't realize I had until Jan. 4th to pick a winner.

    Soooo....I just happen to have a second copy of DYLAN that I'll be giving away until Jan. 4th.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding, everybody!