Katherine Garbera
Katherine Garbera


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On this election day, I hope you all get out and vote.  But as a break from politics…how about Christmas!

herchristmascowboy-300dpi-300x450I love Christmas and I love Mariette, Mt–the fictional world created by Tule Publishing where I have set so many stories.  Readers have been asking for retired Marine hero Lane Scott’s story since he first appeared in A Cowboy For Christmas back in 2013.  And I’m happy to say it’s here.

Her Christmas Cowboy has all the feels that I love in a holiday story.  It’s got a sweet, shy girl who knew Lane in high school, lots of Christmas fun and of course a chance to catch up with all of the Scott Brothers and their new wives.

Because Christmas to me is tied to eating, drinking and watching holiday movies those things play a big part in Lane and Felicity’s story.  One of the games they play is a quick fire.  A game where they have to choose between two holiday themed things quickly.

Here’s a snippet of the scene:

“Quick fire,” he said. “We each fire off three questions in turn. Sound good?”

She carefully sat down and then took a sip of her hot chocolate. Her favorite part of drinking it this way was when the whipped cream melted in her mouth as the hot liquid hit it. She opened her eyes to find Lane sitting next to her, watching her.

She licked her lips.

His eyes tracked the movement.

She set her cup down as a slow heat began to build inside of her. She was trying to play it cool but there was no way to do that around Lane. He was seriously built and just everything about him made her think of being back in his muscly arms. Feeling the warmth of his naked body against hers as he moved over her.

“Favorite Christmas TV show?” she blurted out.

He gave her a knowing grin and took his time settling back on the blankets. He moved with surety and confidence, which she had come to expect.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” he said. “Yours?”

Grinch—the animated one not the Jim Carrey one.”

He arched one eyebrow at her. “Midnight mass or the kids’ evening mass with the nativity?”

“Nativity—and not just because my students are usually in it. I like celebrating the holiday with kids.”

“Same,” he said.

His eyes were intense as he watched her and she was on the cusp of asking him to spend the night. Which she thought might be too soon considering they’d only had one date. “Snowy kisses or mistletoe ones?”

“If I’m kissing you: both,” he said. “But otherwise snowy because I’m kissing someone I want to and not because of tradition.”


I thought it would be fun to play here today.  Answer these holiday quick fire questions to be entered to win the e-book version of Her Christmas Cowboy for yourself and a friend!


Favorite holiday television show?

Favorite holiday cookie/cake/dessert?

Gift giving or receiving?


My answers are:

Charlie Brown Christmas

Pistachio and cranberry biscotti



Happy reading!

Kathy 🙂herchristmascowboy-300dpi-300x450

15 thoughts on “Her Christmas Cowboy and a Giveaway!

  1. Karlotta says:

    Fav movie: The Christmas Card
    Fav cookie: gingersnap
    Can I be greedy and pick receiving?

  2. Amy says:

    A Year Without Santa Claus
    My mom’s Angel Pie

    (love the story excerpt BTW)

  3. Rochelle says:

    I would have to say my favorites as of late are all the holiday movies that the Hallmark channel puts on. Just like the books I read, these movies all have a HEA!

    My favorite holiday treat – pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting or pumpkin pie – so delish!


  4. Kate Sparks says:

    White Christmas

    Cranberry Sherbet A family recipe

  5. Shana Galen Shana Galen says:

    Movie: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Dessert: I make a great pumpkin dip to put on graham crackers or apple slices
    Giving, especially to kids

  6. Silvia says:

    A boyfriend for Christmas
    Chocolate fudge cookies
    Giving gives me joy

  7. Dawn A says:

    I love all holiday specials
    Giving, especially when it’s a gift I’ve made

  8. Annette Naish says:

    Christmas In Connecticut
    Peppermint Ice Cream
    Giving – especially when I think I have gotten to perfect with the gift

  9. catslady5@aol.com says:

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    Almond thumbprint cookies with grape jelly (family cookie)
    Both lol.

  10. Lexi Eddings Lexi Eddings says:

    Favorite holiday television show? It’s a Wonderful Life!

    Favorite holiday cookie/cake/dessert? Cherry Cheesecake

    Gift giving or receiving? Giving, definitely, which is weird because I hate shopping.

  11. I love pretty much all Christmas movies, peppermint drops & giving to lovedones 🙂

  12. bn100 says:


  13. Glenda says:

    I love ’em all but if I have to pick one, Bill Murray’s Scrooged.
    Gingerbread – the real bread/cake like kind, not the cookie, build a gingerbread house kind.
    Giving – especially to my family

  14. Eileen A-W says:

    I loved this story Katherine!! I am so glad Lane found his match.

    Frosty or Rudolph
    Fudge or Blossom Cookies (those ones with the Hersey Kiss on it)
    Definitely giving!!

    1. Eileen;

      Thank you so much. It was such a special story to write. 🙂

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