Blog Tour Spotlight & $50 Giveaway – Falling for a Cowboy by Karen Rock


 


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Falling for a Cowboy
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?

Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…

EXCERPT

“Am I going blind?”

Dr. Hamilton moved his head toward Amberley. That much she could tell, but if he nodded or made a face, she didn’t have a clue. He appeared as just a fuzzy blob of tan and brown wearing something white—a lab coat she guessed.

“Complete blindness?” He paused—maybe waiting for her to affirm the question? Her mouth froze along with the rest of her, her heart beating down deep in a block of ice. “That would be rare, but we can’t rule it out.”

Panic rose. Would her vision be this way from now on? Forever? The world had morphed into a carnival fun house full of twisted, stretched and squashed reflections.

“There isn’t a procedure that could help? An implant? Gene therapy?” Her mother’s crisp voice turned sharp.

Another knee squeeze.

A drumming sound signaled Dr. Hamilton tapping on his desk. Then a long sigh.

“Gene therapy studies are still too early to be conclusive. Charlotte, I wish I had a better prognosis for Amberley. This is a heck of a thing.”

“So—so that’s it?” Amberley’s voice shook.

“We can arrange for a service dog.”

“I don’t need a dog,” she cried. “I need my eyes back.” My life.

“The Lord doesn’t give us more than we can handle—”

Easy for a sighted person to say. Amberley shook off her mother’s hand, shot to her feet, stepped forward, then bumped into the desk with her thigh. Hard. Her teeth ground together. She’d become a hermit these last few weeks for this exact reason. At home, she navigated the space well enough, keeping the tormenting sense of helpless, hopeless at bay.

But here—here she couldn’t hide from it. In the real world, her vision blossomed into a bigger problem and she shrunk into someone incompetent, dependent, weak, a person she never wanted to be.

“I can handle a fifteen-hundred-pound stallion at fifty miles an hour. But this—I can’t deal with this. What am I supposed to do with my life?”

She’d been planning on trying out for the ERA Premier tour team again at their end-of-summer qualifiers. Now she’d never be good enough to ride with them.

Or ride at all…

The life she’d always wanted ended before it’d even started, and she had no contingency plan.

 

Other Books in the Series

 

Christmas at Cade Ranch
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The Christmas they never had.
James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of his younger brother’s death. With Jesse’s ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn’t save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he’s betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.

 

About the Author
In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she’s now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She’s loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother’s Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website.

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Tour Giveaway


1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card along with print copies of HIS KIND OF COWGIRL, A COWBOY TO KEEP, and CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH by Karen Rock
– US Only

– Ends January 24th

 

 

Comments

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    Thanks for the information and excerpt on Karen Rock’s book “Falling for a Cowboy”. I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting FALLING FOR A COWBOY on I Am A Reader today 🙂

  3. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Sounds great

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like cowboy based books. 😉

  5. Linda Kish says:

    This story sounds like one I would enjoy reading. (I’d hate losing my vision)

  6. I love everything about this. It sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for shatring. I have to read this series.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. I love the excerpt and the cover, thanks for sharing them 🙂

  8. I like the excerpt. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  9. Deb Pelletier says:

    The book sounds interesting, thanks. I also like the book cover.

  10. This sounds like an awesome read!

  11. Sounds like a great series!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the generosity.

  13. Penny Mooney says:

    I love the cover and the blurb. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the chance. xoxoxo

  14. MomIsReading says:

    This sounds like such a great story!

  15. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Thanks for sharing. I don’t know how I would survive if I couldn’t read. I would love to read this series

  16. Tracy Fritts says:

    Thank you for the chance. Sounds good!

  17. Karley Moore says:

    I like the cover and the book looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I loved the excerpt, which made me really want to read “Falling for a Cowboy”.

  19. Love the cover, and it looks like a great book.

  20. I love that this story features a barrel racer! He is very attractive!

  21. Susan Smith says:

    The book sounds interesting. I like the book cover.

  22. Jennifer H. says:

    I like that the covers have a nature look.

  23. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

  24. wow

  25. Buddy Garrett says:

    It sounds like a great read. I love the story.

  26. What an attractive cowboy – very easy to fall for him!

  27. I like the cover art a lot. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Falling for a Cowboy. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.