WINNING OVER THE COWBOY – New Release Spotlight

~Winning Over the Cowboy book giveaway~
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Winning Over the CowboyOnce again, Shannon Taylor Vannatter’s back to introduce her latest release, WINNING OVER THE COWBOY, another cowboy romance that’ll certainly make your romance-reading heart go pitter-patter. 🙂

To entice you, here’s the back cover blurb for Winning Over the Cowboy:

The Rancher Stakes His Claim 

When she inherits half a dude ranch after losing her best friend, Landry Malone is determined to see Eden’s legacy flourish. That is if her friend’s broad-shouldered cowboy brother will give her the chance. Chase Donovan isn’t happy that his sister left their family business to an outsider—and he’s determined to test Landry’s mettle, hoping she’ll give up her claim. Soon Chase is impressed by Landry’s ability to rise to every challenge he puts in her way—and worried that his attraction to the perky spitfire seems to know no end. Finally working together to ensure the ranch’s future, will their business partnership be the foundation for something more?

Now to get to know Shannon better, she’s answered Either / Or questions below:

Loud or Quiet

Quiet. I come from a calm family. My husband’s family is loud, but I guess he got enough of that, he likes quiet. Our son doesn’t like a lot of noise or loud talking. Don’t get me wrong, we talk to each other a lot, but one at a time and calmly. Having the TV turned up loud drives us nuts. The first several times I visited my husband’s family gatherings—they were so loud I ended up with a headache.

Milk chocolate or Dark chocolate

Milk or white. I’ve tried to like dark, but to me, it’s bitter.

City or Country

Country. I lived in the city until I was twelve. When we moved to rural Arkansas, I thought my life was over. But it grew on me. Our town has just over four hundred people. The next town has a population of seven thousand. That’s way too big to live in. But even though I live in the country, I’m still a girlie girl. I don’t like getting dirty and I want a sturdy fence between me and whatever farm animal I encounter.

Cat or Dog

Both. I’m equally a cat and dog person. I’ve had one or both most of my life. Right now I have two charcoal gray cats with grass green eyes, and one black and white with half a mustache. My son has a chocolate lab.

Country or Rock ‘n Roll

I guess if I had to choose between the two only, Rock ‘n Roll. I don’t like the twang of Country. But my favorite is Contemporary Christian, so that’s what I listen to. My favorite artist is Todd Agnew. I’ve always loved raspy voices.

Book or Movie

Definitely book, but I can’t always spare the time it takes to read a book. And when I’m on overload, movies are more relaxing. I’m a Hallmark movie fan. I record them and watch when I need to unwind.

Introvert or Extrovert

Introvert. Years after high school, I was cutting a former schoolmate’s hair. She mentioned that I wasn’t anything like I was in school. I asked what she meant. She thought I was stuck up because I didn’t talk to anyone. In truth, I was painfully shy and introverted.

Cosmetology school was good for me, even though I only lasted at hairdressing for ten years. I discovered it was a lot more uncomfortable to spend twenty or thirty minutes cutting someone’s hair and not talking to them, than to make conversation.

If I’m in my element—at church or a writing function with people I know—I’m pretty outgoing. I enjoy myself, but afterward I’m toast from the effort of being social. if I’m out of my element or don’t know anyone there, I’m the one in the corner wishing I could disappear.

Northern states or Southern states

Southern. I do hate the heat and humidity in summer. But I can’t imagine living somewhere with constant snow. When is snows an inch in rural Arkansas, we shut down.

Frou frou or Rustic

Both. I love frou frou – satiny fabrics, lace, and floral decor. But rustic is so cool and surprising. Our house is both. The kitchen, dining, living, master bedroom and bath are frou frou. The den, guest bath, and our son’s room is rustic. We used to have another small bedroom, but we turned it into a walk-in closet. When we have overnight company, our son sleeps on the couch.

What about you? Are you frou frou, rustic, or a mixture?
About Shannon ~

Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife/award winning author. She once climbed a mountain wearing gold wedge-heeled sandals which became known as her hiking boots. Shannon writes inspirational contemporary romance and it took her nine years to get published in the traditional market.

Shannon hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as her characters struggle with real-life issues. Their journeys, from ordinary lives to extraordinary romance through Christ-centered relationships, demonstrate that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her family, flea marketing, and doing craft projects.

Get in touch with Shannon ~

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Giveaway details:

Comment below, answering the question “Are you frou frou, rustic, or a mixture?” to enter the drawing for a copy of Winning Over the Cowboy. Eleven copies will be split among names drawn during the blog tour from April 3 -20. One winner will receive a fishing themed memory board personally crafted by the author. This fabric is special because my son loves to fish as do the characters in the book. Great for displaying kids or grandkids or as a gift for the little fisherman in your life. Deadline April 27th. Winners will be revealed on the author’s blog on April 29th. Go to my website ( and sign up for my newsletter to enter more giveaways and get a free book download.

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Comments 16

  1. Hey Shelia,
    I’m glad I’m not the only one. I keep trying to come up with ideas to make my frou frou rooms flow into the rustic rooms. A teenager from our church recently did some fence painting for us and described our house like this: You walk in and there’s seashells and flowers and pastels. Then you turn the corner and there are deer heads on the wall.

  2. Hi, Shannon. I love to dress up, including hats! Growing up on a farm, I can dress country and work clothes. It depends on the occassion and the activity! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  3. I don’t have an ounce of frou frou in me. Home-wise, clothes-wise, or otherwise. Nothing is more painful than dressing up! And I’m allergic (not really!) to lace & frills. Give me jeans & T-shirt or sweatshirt and a log cabin in the woods and I’m a very happy camper! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog again, Shannon!!!

    1. Hey Cheryl,
      I wish I could be more simple. But it’s just not in me. I went to a funeral with my parents a few weeks ago. I get carsick and Daddy’s driving tends to make me sick even if I sit up front. When I went out to the car, Mama was in the back. I told her I took a motion sickness pill, so she could sit up front. She said, I knew you’d have some fussy frilly mess on and it would be easier for you to get in front. Um, obviously, I don’t get my fussy frilly messy tastes from her.

  4. I’m frou-frou when it comes to makeup and perfume, and I love high heels which I rarely wear anymore. Mostly it’s jeans and Seahawks sweatshirts. But when it comes to our home, I love rustic, lots of space and simplicity, occasional lace tablecloth. We have lots of cedar slabs for walls and ceilings so it’s rustic all the way. Love it.

    1. I don’t go anywhere without makeup, Nicole and I love, love, love heels. But not as high as I used to wear and I won’t buy them if they’re not comfortable. Our son’s bathroom has rusty tin from my grandmother’s old barn on the walls with cedar trim and ceiling. We just did his bedroom ceiling in cedar too.

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