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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Giveaway and Interview with Debbie Mason

by Madelle Morgan

It will take a Christmas miracle to melt her heart.

RT Book Reviews had this to say about The Trouble with Christmas, bestselling author Debbie Mason’s new contemporary release: “... A wonderful story to read this holiday season, and a timeless romance. This is one of those novels readers will enjoy each and every page of and tell friends about.”

Resort developer Madison Lane is about to lose the one thing she loves most in the world—her job. Dubbed “The Grinch Who Killed Christmas,” Madison spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist’s winter wonderland. Now the citizens want her fired but the company gives her one last chance, sending Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer.

For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But one look at this beautiful woman and it’s his heart that may be broken. In just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he’s had to deal with all year. He can’t decide if she’s naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain—Christmas will never be the same again...

Read an excerpt of The Trouble with Christmas

The beautiful and talented Debbie Mason kindly took time out of her busy writing schedule to answer my questions:

Did a real-life resort community provide the inspiration for Christmas, Colorado? Can you describe how you came up with the idea for the series setting?

Debbie: A few years ago my husband and I wrote our bucket list. Colorado was one of our top ten must-see destinations and the perfect setting for my series. So while I'm doing my research, I'm also planning our itinerary. The first place we'll visit is Breckenridge, the inspiration for my fictional town of Christmas. Breckenridge was discovered in 1859 during the Colorado gold rush. It's a gorgeous little town nestled in the Colorado Rockies.

What is your favorite aspect of Christmas (the season, not the fictional community)?

Debbie: Spending time with family. Christmas is the one time of year we have all three of our children home. And now that we have an adorable granddaughter to celebrate with, the holidays are even more special.

Debbie Mason also writes historical romance as Debbie Mazzuca. See them at her websiteI asked Debbie if she plans to continue writing Scottish historicals?

Debbie: I'm having a lot of fun writing the contemporaries, but yes, I do want to continue writing historicals. In the next couple of months I hope to carve out some time to write book four in the MacLeod series. Poor Iain is tired of waiting for his happy ending.

Anything else you’d like to share with readers?

Debbie: I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at the cover for Christmas in July. The Trouble with Christmas became a national bestseller, so when Christmas in July releases next June, I'm happy to say there'll be a couple of words added to this cover under my name: bestselling author !

Thank you so much, Debbie! I'm sure someone will be thrilled to win a copy of The Trouble with Christmas

To enter the draw, please provide a comment below with an email address. The winner will be announced here on Friday, November 15.


Mindy Hardwick said...

I love small town contemporary Christmas stories and would love to win a copy of your book.
mindywriter @ gmail. com

Mindy Hardwick said...

I love small town contemporary Christmas stories and would love to win a copy of your book.
mindywriter @ gmail. com

Maureen Fisher said...

I love the the sound of both plot and characters in The Trouble with Christmas. Your new contemporary romance sounds like an amazing and fun read. I would love to win a copy.

Pick me, pick me! author@booksbymaureen.com

Anonymous said...

Love Christmas..... And Christmas stories. Would be a wonderful Christmas present to win a copy.

traveler said...

This book sounds delightful and very special. Thanks for this feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun read which i am sure i would enjoy.


Judith Ashley said...

Thanks, Madelle, for introducing me to Debbie Mason. Her books sound wonderful and have great covers!

Owlcare said...

Christmas isn't Christmas without a book. Double treat if the book is about Christmas and romance. I just bought books for my grandchildren and can't wait to read the stories to them. Never too young to start loving books and never to old to stop loving them either. It is always rewarding to discover new authors and new stories. All the best success to your book!

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Madelle Morgan said...

Mindy is the lucky winner of The Trouble With Christmas!

Congratulations, Mindy. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

I want thank Debbie very much for donating the book for the giveaway.

(Note to others: even though Mindy's comment showed up twice, I only put her name on one slip of paper in the bag from which my hubby drew the winner.)