Sloane B. Collins

On the 4th day of Christmas…


On the 4th day of Christmas my true love asked me about gifts under $10.  First gift that comes to mind….BOOKS!  Or gift cards for BOOKS.  Amazon gift cards are great – so many Kindle ebooks are priced that you could get 3 books, all the way up to 10 when priced at $.99.

One year I bought mini martini glasses (so adorbs) and filled them with Hershey’s Kisses. They turned out great, and were very reasonably priced.

iTunes gift cards are another great idea – guilt free shopping!  Authors always need notebooks and journals, and some are very reasonably priced, and so pretty, too.  My friend Phyllis just gave me one with a Paris theme on the cover – perfect for me since I write stories set in France.

Our neighbor’s sweet daughter Makenna used her own money to buy a present for our four cats.  She loves our kitties, and comes over to play with them; she took such good care of Moms and the boys while we were on vacation.  We’re waiting for Christmas so she can come over and give the gift to them herself, and they can all play.  I can’t spill the beans here as to what the present is…the boys all like to sit on my lap, and I don’t want them to see what the present is in case they get a look at this blog. LOL

So you don’t have to break the bank to give gifts to friends and loved ones.  Think about what they like, who they are, and find a little something suited to their interests.  It’s the thought that counts, after all.

Today I have Stephanie Berget visiting me here today. Cowboy on the cover! And of course a great gift idea is “Sugarwater Ranch” by Stephanie!

Sugarwater Ranch by Stephanie Berget

Bullrider Sean O’Connell’s life is perfect, or it was until his partying lifestyle affects his riding ability. Now he’s ended the season too broke to leave the Northwest for the warm southern rodeos. When a wild night with his buddies gets out of hand, he wakes up naked, staring into the angry eyes of a strange woman. His infallible O’Connell charm gets him nowhere with the dark-haired beauty. It’s obvious she’s not his usual good-time girl, so why can’t he forget her?

Catherine Silvera finds a waterlogged, unconscious cowboy freezing to death in front of her uncle’s Sugarwater Bar. She saves his life—then runs faster than a jackrabbit with a coyote on its tail. Any man who makes his living rodeoing is bad news, especially if he thinks partying is part of the competition. He’s everything she doesn’t want in a man, yet she can’t shake her attraction to the rugged cowboy.

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Stephanie donated a PB copy of Sugarwater Ranch with a keychain to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho to city parents, I was a horse lover from the day I first watched My Friend Flicka.

I began writing after I read a rodeo romance in which the romance was good, but the rodeo and horse information was so wrong…. I thought, how hard can it be to write a book? Five years and thousands of hours of study and writing, I know how hard it is. Writing well is just as hard to do well as it is to do anything well.

I write Contemporary Rodeo Romance with a touch of magic. It’s Romance with a Rodeo flair.