This week Debra Ullrick and Kim Watters

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Congratulations to Kim for winning Lorna Seilstad’s A Great Catch and to Lisa for winning Julie Carobini’s Fade to Blue.

This week I’m hosting Debra Ullrick with The Unexpected Bride and Kim Watters with Home Sweet Home. If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (June 5th) evening.

Bio for Debra Ullrick:

Debra Ullrick is an award winning author who is happily married to her husband of thirty-seven years. For over twenty-five years, she and her husband and their only daughter lived and worked on cattle ranches in the Colorado Mountains. The last ranch Debra lived on, a famous movie star and her screenwriter husband purchased property there. She now lives in the flatlands where she’s dealing with cultural whiplash. Debra loves animals, classic cars, mud-bog racing, and monster trucks. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drawing western art, feeding wild birds, watching Jane Austen movies, COPS, or Castle.

Debra’s other titles include, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Déjà vu Bride, Dixie Hearts, A Log Cabin Christmas, The Unexpected Bride, and come January 2012, The Unlikely Wife.

Debra loves hearing from her readers. You can contact her through her website at

Blurb for The Unexpected Bride:

After the disaster of his first marriage, Haydon Bowen has no intention of marrying again. Unfortunately, his brother has some intentions of his own, and plans to see to it that Haydon finds happiness once more. So he answers a “groom wanted” advertisement—in Haydon’s name—and sends Haydon to meet his new bride at the stagecoach stop!

For beautiful, cultured Rainelle Devonwood, any dangers she may face in the Idaho Territories are preferable to staying with her abusive brother. So even when Rainee learns she’s a mistakenly ordered bride, she won’t let Haydon drive her away. She’s up to the challenge of life on the difficult, demanding frontier…and the great challenge of opening Haydon’s heart again.

Bio for Kim Watters:

At twelve years old, I fell in love with romance after I borrowed a romance novel from the book shelf of my older sister, Karin. An avid reader, I was soon hooked on the happily ever after endings. For years I dreamt of writing my own romance novel, but I never seemed to have the time.

Tired after six years of the hustle and bustle of the city, I relocated to a small town in Arizona just north of Phoenix where there are no sidewalks or public transportation and the cowboys still ride their horses to the bars. The wide open spaces of Arizona gave me the inspiration to sit down and finally begin to write.

Eight years and three manuscripts later, I sold my first novel to Avalon Books. I belong to Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., PASIC, American Christian Fiction Writers, Valley of the Sun Romance Writers, Desert Rose RWA. I still live in that small town in Arizona with my son, Shane, daughter, Emily, one dog and two high-strung hamsters.

Blurb Home Sweet Home:

Somewhere to belong….

Finally ready to settle down, Abby Bancroft has just inherited a place to put down roots. But her hopes for a successful bed-and breakfast are placed on hold when she learns  that her grandparents’ run-down inn is in serious need of TLC. So is Cole Preston, the handsome contractor who offers to help make her dream a reality. His past mistakes won’t let him consider settling in the close knit town. Yet as he and Abby work together to repair the house, they also begin to mend  each other’s hearts. And they just may find  that consulting their hearts is what creating  a home is all about.