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I have two fun tidbits of news to share with you today.

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This week marks my fifth anniversary of saying adios to my day job and beginning the adventure of writing full-time.

I’m sure glad I took that leap of faith and I’m so, so grateful to all my readers for their ongoing readership, encouragement and support. Thank you!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m giving away five $10 Amazon Gift Cards. The winner will be announced Tuesday, Aug. 14.

To enter to win, just follow this link and fill out the info!

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Today, Bobbins and Boots is on sale for just 99 cents!

If you haven’t yet read the book, it is book 4 in the Baker City Brides series.

How does an act of kindness result in… marriage?

 One carefree cowboy is about to find out in this sweet historical romance!

 Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, Oregon, she discovers her intended is a low-down, lying thief. Determined not to marry him, she grasps at the one thing that will keep him from forcing her to be his wife — marrying another man.

Good-natured cowboy Ben Amick had no idea a simple trip into town would completely change his life. When he happens upon a mail-order bride desperate to avoid marrying her fiancé, Ben does the first thing that pops into his head and weds her. Willingly, he gives her the protection of his name and his arms, never expecting her to capture his heart.

Humorous, heartfelt, and awash in sweet romance, Bobbins and Boots captures the tender and tumultuous emotions of falling in love.

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And here’s a fun little excerpt:

Thane rocked back so hard, he had to scramble to keep from tipping off the chunk of wood. “You did what?”

“I married Miss Tillman. It all happened so fast, I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d done until I was partway home. I went to the bank, took money from my account, and left it at the jail for Tully to give Joe. I figured him punching me in the stomach and threatening to shoot me was worth a fifteen-dollar discount. Then I got Pastor Eagan and we went to the boardinghouse. He married us. I remember signing a marriage certificate and Hattie and Edwin witnessing the ceremony, but everything else is kind of a blur.”

Thane jumped up and looked around. “Where’s your wife, Ben? What did you do with her?”

As though he finally regained his full mental faculties, Ben stood while a look of panic settled on his face. “I left her at the boardinghouse. I didn’t even think about bringing her home with me.” Ben groaned and sank back down on the stump. “I stepped in it good this time, Thane. What am I gonna do with a wife? I’m too young to be married. I don’t even have a house. I’m no better than Joe Lambery.”

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chocolate heartA big thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s contest. I loved all the comments about what you look forward to in spring. Really makes me wish it was here!

Congratulations to Karen Mettler for being the lucky winner. Karen, you get to choose any one of my digital books. Just email me at shanna@shannahatfield.com with your preference (or send me a facebook message).

I’m a huge fan of chocolate, so today’s giveaway is going to be … chocolate!

Just answer  this question in the comments section:

“What’s your favorite type of chocolate or candy?”

One lucky winner will be getting some special chocolate delivered right to their door!

And don’t worry, if you haven’t won anything yet, there are still more chances to win. Just be sure to enter every day.

Also, I’m doing a giveaway of Fifty Dates with Captain Cavedweller on Goodreads. You can enter to win until Feb. 28!

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