~ January Giveaway ~

WOW!  January has almost gotten away from me!  I'm trying my best to have at least one contest per month ~ let's see if I can keep up.  :)

There are SO many good books being released this year, so I thought I would giveaway one of those.  This cover has the be my absolute favorite of all-time!  Those eyes are just too hard to resist!  Well...have you figured out which book it is?  No?  Okay...here it is:

Hopefully, all of you haven't already read this one.
(Also, this is a slightly used copy that I got on PBS, but it's in wonderful condition!)

Jenna's Cowboy
(The Callahan's of Texas, Bk 1)
by Sharon Gillenwater

Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Revell Publishing
Copyright 2010
Pages:  330
ISBN:  9780800733537

Synopsis (Amazon.com):

Jenna Callahan has a young son and rewarding work on her father's ranch. She's content. But she never expected to see Nate Langley back in town--the first guy she noticed, the one her father sent away all those years ago. And she never thought the attraction they felt would be as strong as ever. Jenna's cowboy has some healing of his own to do, though, after two tours of duty in the armed forces. With the help of good friends, strong faith, and a loving family, he hopes to put the horrors of the past behind him--and become the man Jenna deserves. With an emphasis on simple acts of love, Jenna's Cowboy gives romance readers what they want most: a love story with a Texas touch.

Jenna held her breath as he climbed out of the pickup and slowly walked around the front of it. Wow . . . He wasn't the six foot tall, rangy cowboy she used to know. This man was all muscle. His snug, blue, short-sleeved T-shirt emphasized his physique. She had to force herself not to stare at his broad shoulders and thick, solid arms. He moved fine, so he must not have suffered any permanent injury to his leg. A pink scar on the back of his forearm stood out against his dark tan, but it didn't seem to bother him. He crossed his arms and leaned against the truck fender with a smile, his silver-gray eyes twinkling. Jenna's heart skipped a beat. How could his eyes have gotten even more beautiful? He scanned the jack waiting near the right rear of the pickup, the tire-iron still hanging on a lug-nut, and the spare tire lying on the ground. As he brushed a strand of light sandy brown hair off his forehead, his gaze flickered to the ice cream before meeting hers. "Refueling?" She laughed and stood, walking over to meet him. "I couldn't get the tire off, and the ice cream was melting. Didn't see any sense in wasting it." Setting the carton in the truck bed, she swallowed the sudden lump in her throat. "Welcome home." Something flashed in his eyes, then he lowered his arms and straightened, taking a step closer. "Don't I get a hug?" Was his voice a little thicker? Jenna hesitated for a second, then chided herself. This was Nate, her friend. And he was home safe and sound. Quick tears stung her eyes. Thank you, Lord. "You bet."

Here are the rules:

* You must leave a valid email address in your comment, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

(Example: sugarandgrits{at}hotmail{dot}com)
This way spammers will be less likely to grab it.

* You must have a valid U.S. mailing address.

* At this time, the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

* The giveaway will be from Jan. 22nd thru Jan. 31st at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
(Any/all entries entered after this time will not be eligible.)

* I will announce the winner here Feb. 1st ~ you will also be contacted via email.  You will then have 48 hours in which to respond with your snail mail address, or another winner will be chosen.

Please include all of your entries in ONE comment...this will make it a lot easier for me to keep up with them!!  Thanks! =)

+1 = Just for leaving a comment!

+1 = By becoming a new follower thru
Google Friend Connect, on the right sidebar

+2 = Let me know that you're already a follower

+5 = Post about my giveaway on your blog, or in your sidebar
(don't forget to link it back to this post)

Thank you so much for dropping by and participating!

GOOD LUCK to everyone!!


Angie said...

Sounds like a good read so please enter me. :)

sundaisy920 at gmail dot com

I'm a follower and I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar. :)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ohh great contest your readers are in for a real treat with this one! It's a great story!

xoxo~ Renee

Jennifer said...

I really want to read this! I just started following you.


tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

collettakay said...

Those eyes are so yummy!!

+1 comment

+1 follower


Lee Smith said...

Oooh I want this one. lol Those eyes... I am a follower. :o) If I post about it, I'll come back and let you know.

Good luck everyone.


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

WOW! You ladies are on the ball! :) I've got everyone to here.

@ Renee ~ Thanks for dropping by! I plan to start it this weekend. After your fine review, I'm really looking forward to it.

@ Lee ~ I knew you would love this cover...you can stare into his eyes as much as you want! LOL

Good Luck to you all!
Happy Reading!

inthehammockblog said...

I'd love to enter! I've been wanting to read this one!!

+1 comment
+2 old follower
+5 sidebar link: http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting!!

Blanche said...

This looks good!!! I'd love to be entered!

I am a follower and I posted about the contest in my left sidebar at my blog!! :)


Martha Lawson said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this one since I first saw it. Gorgeous cover

+2 Already a follower.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Gotcha ladies!

@ inthehammock ~ Please come back and post your email address, so I'll have a way to contact you if you win. Thanks!

Good Luck! :)

Carole said...

What a cover! I am dying to read this book and appreciate the chance to win a copy, Lori.

I follow your other blog, but am new to this one.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Merry said...

I love this cover too! The book sounds terrific also. Please add me, thanks.

I'm a new follower.


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Carole & Merry ~ you've both been added to my list.

Good Luck! :)

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks, Lori!! I totally forgot to post my email :)

inthehammockblog (at) gmail (dot) com


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

You're welcome! Thanks for coming back by. :)

Heather said...

I've been looking at this book and thinking about getting it. Thanks for the chance to win. I just became a follower also!


G.R.I.T.S. said...

Entry #1-I left a comment :)
Entry #2- I'm Already a follower
Entry #3- I posted about it on my blog!


Rae Byuel

Casey said...

Would love to win this book- it looks great! Thanks.


Hope said...

Please enter me!

Hope said...

New follower!

Anonymous said...

please count me in....thanks

+1 comment :)


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

These ladies have been added as well:

Rae (thanks for posting on your blog!)

Thank y'all so much for entering! Good Luck! :)

cheryl c said...

This sounds like such a sweet romance!

+ 1 new follower :-)

castings at mindspring dot com

bigguysmama said...

I agree that those eyes are hard to resist! *grin* I definitely haven't read it, but I sure would love to! :) Please enter me.

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

I'm following you as bigguysmama

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

Posted giveaway on the right sidebar of my blog Woven by Words


mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori. I jumped over here from your other blog - really, really want to read this book. And I totally agree with your book cover comment. The eyes are something else. Course I have a thing for blond hair and blue eyes - I'm married to one. :) Thanks for doing the contest. kauppatgridcomdotnet.

ladybug said...


I agree, the cover of this book is amazing! Look at his eyes! Where does this guy live?!

Would love a chance to win. I read two of her books years ago and loved them.


ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

+1 This looks like a great romance to settle back with a cup of tea and escape into. Thanks for the chance.

+1 New follower on Google Friend (catmom)

catmom1010 at gmail dot com

Audra E. said...

Sounds great! I hope I win... :]

I'm a new follower of your blog.


Edna said...

Please enter me. I don't mind the book has already been read. It still has words in it, LOL

I follow you on your google blog

I have you on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/


Abi said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Katey said...

Please enter me. I seen this book somewhere and it isn't at the library yet. So I thought I would try here.

I am also now following your blog through Google connect.


Trinity Rose said...

Would love to win this book. It looks great. Just wanted to let you know I'm a new follower.
Thanks and blessings,
Wanda Chamberlain

Marci said...

1 comment:
Please enter me--the synopsis sounds great!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

WOW! I've got everyone to here.

Thank y'all for dropping by and entering my giveaway.

Good Luck!