Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aloha to Carolyn Brown and HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY

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I've been lassoed by Carolyn Brown so she can interview the twins from HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY, Book 4 in the Cowboys and Brides series, available now from Sourcebooks:

Rancher Mason Harper’s two little girls want nothing more than a mama of their own. So when a pretty woman appears on his front porch in a tattered wedding dress, while Mason’s looking for a nanny, he can’t help but wonder if it’s fate.
Annie Rose Boudreaux is in a downright hellish mess. She’s just a few steps ahead of the low-life ex who’s been hot on her heels, but she’s tired of running, and nannying Mason’s two sweet girls may be just what she needs. As her days on the ranch fly by, and the night’s with Mason get hotter, Annie Rose decides that she’s going to stay…for a lifetime.


Vintage truck in Kauai ... a cowboy must be near!

Good morning! I’m here today with the twin girls, Lily and Gabby, from How to Marry a Cowboy. They have agreed to let me interview them if I’ll take them to my hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma where Miranda Lambert has a store called The Pink Pistol. They went there for their birthday but they’d like to visit it again. If they answer my questions, then we’re going back there because I noticed last week that Miranda has a whole new shipment of western things and the girls do love their country music. They’re getting impatient with me so let’s get on with it…

Carolyn: Lily, what did you think when you went outside that Sunday morning and found Annie Rose on the porch swing?

Lily: Well, she was wearing a bride dress (rolls her eyes at Gabby) and even though it looked like shit (slaps her hand over her mouth). I’m not supposed to cuss but she did look pretty ragged but we didn’t care, our daddy had brought us a mama.

Gabby: I won’t tell that you cussed this time but if you get me in trouble with it, then you are on your own. I heard Lily squealin’ like a pig stuck in a barbed wire fence and I went runnin’. I thought Annie Rose was sleepin’ beauty at first and I just knew if Daddy kissed her that she’d wake up and be our mama.

Carolyn: Okay, so then you talked your Daddy into letting Annie stay. And then she started making rules. Right, Gabby?

Gabby: We found out real quick that nannies and mamas are two different critters. Nannies get mad and leave. Mamas make rules and we have to stick to them.

Carolyn: Like what?

Lily: Like cleaning out the play pens when we let our new baby goats that Doc bought us for her birthday stay in the house. They were so cute but holy shit (another hand over her mouth) they cried all night long and then nanny/mama, that’s what we called Annie Rose, made us clean out the play pens.

Gabby: I was ready to barbecue them goats and have them for supper after that first night. It was all Lily’s idea to ask for them and I thought it would be fun, but them goats in our bedroom was enough to make me cuss.
Carolyn: Tell me about the How-To books.

Lily: Well, we had to do something. Nanny Mama couldn’t remember anything and we just knew if she’d remember that she’d tell us about the wedding. Daddy was a rascal for not taking us. So we made her a How To Remember book. And then when we was afraid she wouldn’t stick around because she didn’t know about ranches, we made her a How to be a Rancher.

Gabby: And then we had to help her out because we could see that she was afraid that she didn’t think she would make a mommy so we made her a How to be a Mommy book. They all worked real good.

Carolyn: And the How to Marry a Cowboy book?

Lily: (Giggling) You’ll have to ask Daddy about that one.

Okay folks, the girls and I will be around most of the day. Do you have any questions for us? We’d love to visit with you! 


Horses on Oahu ... cowboys in paradise!

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with more than sixty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. Carolyn was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, make their home. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

Website: carolynlbrown.com
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Goodreads: link

Sourcebooks is giving away a print copy of HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment or question for the twins.

2.  Sourcebooks' giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada.  

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, July 5, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 6.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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32 comments:

  1. I loved the interview with the twins! I always wanted twin (or even triplet) girls and even had the names all picked out. LOL Of course, I ended up with two single boy babies.

    I'm really looking forward to reading your book, girls! Do you like to help out in the kitchen or have a favorite food?

    Marcy Shuler

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    1. This is Gabby and we love cupcakes. Mama-Nanny lets us help her make them!

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  2. Who is your favorite country singer - both the same or not?

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    1. This is Lily...we are real partial to Miranda Lambert but we like Patsy Cline and Carrie Underwood, too. If we were boys we'd sing like Blake Shelton but even when we have a cold, our voices won't go that deep.

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  3. What a cute interview! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Their names are Djali and Jeb from our favorite television shows and both of them goats had pierced ears.

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  5. Cute interview. Have you ever switched? I would love to do that someday, but alas I am not a twin.

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    1. Gabby (shaking her head): No, we tried that but Daddy can tell us apart. But hey, Lily, let's try it at school when it starts back this fall. Thanks, Miz Debby, for giving us a damn fine idea. Don't you dare tell that I cussed, Lily, or I'll tell on you for what you called Jeb.

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  6. Cute interview! Lily: How's it all working out now?

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    1. Pretty good but livin' with a twin and raisin' goats, (wipes brow) that's some tough work. I guess somebody has to do it, though.

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  7. I only know 2 sets of twins! My question and you tell what the other one is thinking

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    1. Gabby (shrugs): It's just part of bein' twins. I know what she's thinkin'. I even know when she's thinkin' cuss words.

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  8. awww... what a cute "interview"! Congrats to Carolyn on the newest release! Ummm... do the two girls ever keep secrets from each other?

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  9. How are you celebrating 4th of July?

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    1. Lily: Fireworks and a big ranch party, we hope! Maybe we'll even sing for it.

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  10. So cute! Do the girls ever fight?

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    1. Okay, girls, which one of you are going to answer this one? Lily (raises hand): Yes, ma'am, Miz May, we do argue some, especially when Gabby goes all holy on me when I say bad words like shit.

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  11. Grandfather was twin, which made for scare for my mom when doctor said she might be having twins.

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    1. Carolyn here: The doctor thought my third child was triplets...man, was I glad to only have one baby girl!

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  12. Cute interview. And I'll have to visit Miranda's store sometime. My step-daughter just moved to Oklahoma!

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    1. Carolyn here: You'll love it. I was just there last week. It's the cutest store and it even has an old fashioned soda fountain.

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  13. I would ask the twins what they want to be when they grow up.

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    1. Lily and Gabby at the same time: County music singers like Miranda Lambert!

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  14. Hi Miz Carolyn! Lord have mercy. I always buy your books, but due to lack of book stores now I had to buy an ebook! So not he same. I loved this book so much. I have never laughed so much in all my life. Twins, goat and cat peircings and condoms. Ok I'm not going to spoil it folks but you have to read it to find out! You won't be disappointed.
    Ok Carolyn what was your favorite thing to do on the farm? I love to bushhog! That's where I'm headed!

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    1. Miz Kim, I was raised on a small farm and my favorite thing was to cook...since I hated to go outside and sweat (Lord, I hate to sweat), I learned early on that Poppa liked pies so when it came time to hoe the sweet potatoes or gather the corn, I dragged down the cook book...worked every single time.

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  15. Melissa Mildward-RegaladoJuly 3, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Hello Ladies!! May i just say that even though ill be draggin ass all day Carolyn Brown is by far my favorite author and how lucky Miss. Lily and Miss.Gabby are to have their story told by such an amazing author!! Keep them coming Carolyn!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Miz Melissa and thanks for stopping by today. I'm so glad that the girls entertained you until the wee hours of the morning.

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  16. How did the twins end up with goats?

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  17. Hi Carolyn! Congrats on your new book, can't wait to read Mason and Annie Rose's story! Thanks for stopping by Lily and Gabby, love learning more about you girls! What are your favorite things to do on the ranch?

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  18. Great Q&A with the twins Carolyn! What made you decide to use the twins in this book rather than a single child?

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