Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Blast + Giveaway: The Cowboy's Email Order Bride by Cora Seton

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share The Cowboy's Email Order Bride, book one, in Cora Seton's Chance Creek series. Who can resist a cowboy?

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Cora will award a $100 Amazon gift certificate to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances to win.

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Ethan Cruz should be mending fences on his Montana ranch, but instead he's driving to the Chance Creek, Montana, airport - to pick up the bride he didn't know he had. This latest salvo in his ongoing practical joke battle with his best friend, Rob Matheson, has gone too far, and Ethan plans to send his "bride" right back home, then get busy plotting his revenge. One look at Autumn Leeds changes his mind, however. Perhaps he needs a bride, after all. A breathtakingly beautiful city bride.

Autumn Leeds needs a story - fast - or she's going to lose her lucrative contract with CityPretty Magazine, so when she sees the crazy video plea for a modern mail-order bride for a cowboy, it sounds like the story of the century. Making a video of her own, she casts herself as the perfect mail-order bride for a rancher, but when she finally reaches Montana, she's surprised to find Ethan's the perfect cowboy husband-to-be. Against her better judgment, her plan to keep her handsome groom at arm's length disintegrates into a night of passion spent in his arms.

Ethan knows he can't keep playing this game - he has to come clean with Autumn and tell her the truth; about the practical joke and about the state of his ranch. He's about to lose it all because of the debts his mother racked up before his parents' deaths. Now his sister, Claire, wants to sell the ranch and collect what little money they can. He'll be out of a home and a job, and in no shape to support the bride he desperately wants to marry, after all.

Autumn's in bigger trouble than ever. Not only has she fallen in love with the subject of her expose - she might be carrying his child. If she doesn't write this article and secure her contract for another year, she'll lose everything - her career, her apartment, and more importantly, her family's approval. The only alternative is to stay and marry Ethan. But how can she trust a man she's just met when she knows too well that men always let you down?

Can a love based on lies last?


She glanced up at Ethan to find him glancing down, and the warm feeling curved around her insides again. Surely New York men couldn’t be shorter than this crew, or any less manly, but she couldn’t remember the last time she’d been around so much blatant testosterone. She must be ovulating. Why else would she react like this to a perfect stranger?

Ethan touched her arm. “This way.” She followed him down the hall, the others falling into place behind them like a cowboy entourage. She stifled a sudden laugh at the absurdity of it all, slipped her hand into her purse and grabbed her digital camera, capturing the scene with a few clicks. Had this man – this…cowboy – sat down and planned out the video he’d made? She tried to picture Ethan bending over a desk and carefully writing out “Sweet. Good cook. Ready for children.”

She blew out a breath and wondered if she was the only one stifling in this sudden heat. Ready for children? Hardly. Still…if she was going to make babies with anyone…

Shaking her head to dispel that dangerous image, she found herself at the airport’s single baggage carousel. It was just shuddering to life and within moments she pointed out first one, then another sleek, black suitcase. Ethan took them both, began to move toward the door and then faltered to a stop. He avoided her gaze, focusing on something far beyond her shoulder. “It’s just…I wasn’t….”

Oh God, Autumn thought, a sudden chill racing down her spine. Her stomach lurched and she raised a hand as if to ward off his words. She hadn’t even considered this.

He’d taken one look and decided to send her back.

Author Bio 

Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!
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  1. So Cora,
    Do you ever feel influenced by current events in your writing? Of course big things like 9/11 can have an influence on the way writers write...but even things like elections, and local politics...does any of that play into your stories?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Concerns about climate change come into play. My characters are ranchers, but even they are beginning to have thoughts about how the world might be changing and about how they might have to change. I don't want to preach to anyone, but it's the big issue of our time and places like Chance Creek are part of the equation. I may bring the clash of generations/viewpoints over the topic into later books because I can't see the issue going away.

  2. Hello to another new-to-me author. Look forward to reading more about this book.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for hosting. The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride is FREE today on all platforms - grab your copy!

    Also, the first book in my Heroes of Chance Creek series, The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride, is featured in the SEALs of Summer box set coming out on April 22: 10 Navy SEAL romances by 10 authors for 99 cents!!! Pre-order or find more information here:

    I'll pop by later to answer any questions about the series, writing life, or ...?

    1. It's my pleasure! I picked up The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride on Amazon this morning. Thanks for sponsoring the Chance Creek tour and giving the book away for free today. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

  4. Any plans to put out "Autumn's video" as part of a marketing promotion for the book? I would love to see the video responses to Ethan's (or Rob's - haha) call for a modern mail-order bride for a cowboy.

    1. I would LOVE to make a video of Ethan's description of what he wants in a wife (the video Rob put together) and then have Autumn's response. That would be so much fun. Probably not in the budget yet, but... maybe down the road!

  5. Cora, what inspired you to write the The Cowboy's Email Order Bride?

    I added The Cowboy's Email Order Bride to my to-be-read list on Goodreads and purchased a free copy today ;-)

    I also voted for The Cowboy's Email Order Bride on the following Goodreads list:

    Cowboy Books 2014

    Best of luck with the Chance Creek series.

  6. Hi Cora I was just wondering when I will be to purchase book 7 & 8 in the Chance Creek series on Amazon I have the 1st 6 would love to purchase the rest

    1. What is your favorite book in the series?

    2. Book 7 is due out May 4! (Coming right up!) Book 8 will come out in early summer.

    3. Skeeter lee I love them all but I guess right now my favorite is Rob & Morgan's story Cowboy imports a Bride but I like Ethan & Autumn's story & Jamie & Claire's I can't wait to read about the rest of Chance Creek. Can't wait for May 4th

  7. I love this excerpt. I am really enjoying this tour.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Did you take advantage of the free sale for The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride going on today? I posted the Amazon link on the top right of the blog.

  8. . I read the excerpt and thought "Wow, that is gonna be a good book...wonder what it costs on Amazon...and I came and started reading comments and found out it's free! I'm super excited....already got it, and I'm enjoying the first chapter now:)

  9. Hi Cora! Everything about this book has me grinning from ear to ear: I love the "mail-order bride" storyline and The Cowboy's Email Order Bride looks like it is going to be as entertaining as it's title! I loved reading some of the lengthier reviews on Amazon~ you've gotten quite a following for this gem :)

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  10. Looking forward to catching up.