Monday, December 17, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop

By following this Blog hop and leaving an email address you can wind a Kindle Fire and books.   The hop continues through the 19th with a winner posted here on the 20th. Hop info

I have a Christmas novella titled Christmas Redemption.

Van Donovan returns to Pleasant Valley, Oregon where twelve years earlier as a boy of fifteen he left in handcuffs after standing guard for a bank robbery. He's learned a trade and excelled at it and is ready to prove to his father and the town he can amount to something.

Upon his return he learns the fate of the daughter of an innocent man who died in the robbery crossfire. To make amends, he takes her out of the saloon and gives her a job, not realizing she'd been squatting in the very building he'd purchased for his business.

Can two battered hearts find solace or will the past continue to haunt their lives? 

This story came to me after I'd read about a man who as a teen helped in a robbery, did his time, and in later years became the manager of the very same bank he'd robbed as a youth. I didn't want my hero to come back and work in the bank. He was raised on a farm, and I wanted to give him a trade. So, he is a bootmaker.

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There are three things you can do to give yourself a better chance at winning the Kindle Fire hd 7". 1) leave a comment, 2) answer my question at the end, 3) follow my blog.  By doing all three things you're name will be entered in the drawing three times for this one stop.

By doing one of those three things, I'll pick a name on the 20th and give the winner their choice of one of my books in ebook format.

My question is: What is Van Dononvan's occupation?

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Beckey said...

My question is: What is Van Dononvan's occupation?

The Manager of the Bank (the same one he helped rob 12 years earlier)

Happy Holidays

(email following)

Donna Michaels said...

Good morning, Paty!
What a great premise! Van's occupation is a bootmaker.

Best of luck with your release!

Stephanie said...

Hi Paty. Love the blurb. Van's occupation is a newspaper editor.

Paty Jager said...

Ladies, thank you for participating in the Hop! Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so we can contact you if you are the winner.

Caroline Clemmons said...

He's a bootmaker. I already follow you, Paty, and enjoy your posts.

Lyndi Lamont said...

Love the premise of the story, Paty. Van is a bootmaker. I love a working guy hero.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great story. Loved the cover.

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

He's a bootmaker! Thanks for the chance and what a great post. Story sounds interesting.


Paty Jager said...

Lyndi, Thanks for stopping in and participating! i have a thing for working men too.

Thanks Ella. Answer the question and you could be in the running for the Kindle Fire.

Hey Jesse, Thanks for answering the question and stopping in!

Cassandra said...

Bootmaker :)
GFC: Cassandra Hicks
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Susan Frances said...

Hi Paty,
You wrote that Donovan becomes a bootmaker. I love that you were inspired by a real life story about a guy who helped in a bank robbery and then became the manager of the bank he once helped to rob in his youth. Speaking about a karmic twist. Compassion is a very important element to have in characters. I wish more people possessed the trait as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

He is a bootmaker.

Sounds like a great read. I like how you came up with the story, too.

kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

I'm following you, too. :)

Merry Christmas!!

Paty Jager said...

Hi Cassandra! Thank you for stopping in and commenting!

Hi Susan! Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Hey Karen! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

He is a Bootmaker.

Crissy Morris said...

Van is a bootmaker.
I follow you by email

kimberly holgate said...

its always nice when kids who make stupid mistakes learn from them
he is a bootmaker
networkedblogs kimberly
kaholgate at ymail dot com

JanD said...

Van is a bootmaker.
I like redemption stories.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

laura troxel said...

He is a bootmaker. I follow you by email.

Paty Jager said...

Thank you for stopping in and commenting Mydurango.

Hi Crissy, thank you for following and joining the hop.

Hi Kimberly! Thanks for stopping in!

Jan, I do too. Thanks for commenting.

Hey Laura! You sure do. Good luck!

K. April Holgate said...

Bootmaker...not many of those around these days!
Thanks for the Awesome Hop!

Daryl Devore said...

Sounds like a fantastic Christmas read.

Paty Jager said...

K.April, You're welcome! It's fun having people "hop" on by!

Hi Daryl, thanks!

LEENA7 said...

Hope your holidays are memorable. He is a bootmaker. I am going to follow you hope to hear when the history is right in a book..smilz

Paty Jager said...

Hi Leena, welcome to the hop! I love the research it requires to make a story ring with the right history. Good luck!

helene said...

great idea for a book his job is that of a boot maker

magic5905 said...

He is a bootmaker. Thanks for the great hop. I follow by email.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Lasha said...

Answer: Van is a bootmaker. Followed on Twitter.

Happy Holidays,

mslasha at gmail dot com

Paty Jager said...

Helene, thank you for stopping in!

Magic, thank you for the follow and participating in the hop!

Hi Lasha, thank you for the follow and hopping along with us.

Holly Underhill said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway! Van is a bootmaker.

Paty Jager said...

Thank you for participating, Holly!

Shannon Bereza said...

Van Donovan is a bootmaker. Sounds like this is an interesting read. I think I'm going to have to check it out.

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Answer Bootmaker

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and Happy Holidays

Leela Lou

Paty Jager said...

Hi Shannon, I hope you do check it out. It was a lot of fun to write and the characters are two of my favorites.

Vita, thanks for participating.

Leela Lou, thank you for hopping in! Merry Christmas!

Shadow said...

What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! And Van is a bootmaker. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
Networked Blogs Follower: Shadow Kohler

Z said...

Hello, nice to meet you, I'n a new follower. Great idea for a story.
He is a bootmaker.
Merry Christmas.
seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

Paty Jager said...

Shadow, I'm glad you are enjoying the hop. Happy Holidays to you and thank you for the follow!

Z, Nice to meet you as well. Thank you for following and participating in the hop. Merry Christmas!

bn100 said...

He's a bootmaker.

Happy holidays!


Hywela Lyn said...

Love your blog Paty - I write futuristic, but I LOVE Westerns!

Happy Christmas!

Hywela Lyn said...

Forgot to say Van Donovan is a bootmaker!

Paty Jager said...

Hywela Lyn, Thanks!

Paty Jager said...

Happy Holidays, BN100