11 November 2015

A Heartwarming Thanksgiving Tour & Giveaway: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

We'll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November. All Heartwarming titles are 30% OFF during November from Harlequin as well! Use code HEART1115.


Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson

Elena Striotikos knows that returning to her boyfriend Dylan Hayes’s hometown to meet his family are the final step to getting what she wants: a marriage proposal. Except Dylan’s crazy town is the exact kind of closed community she grew up in and has spurned…and Dylan’s discovering he’s a cowboy at heart.

Read it HERE!

Guest Post about Falling for a Cowboy...  

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make your home in a foreign country? America is a foreign country to millions of immigrants who’ve settled here over the years. The United States is a nation of immigrants, starting with those that arrived tens of thousands of years ago from Europe and Asia. Some were looking for religious freedom, others economic opportunity. And those are still some of the reasons people move here from around the world. The heroine of my story, Elena Striotikos is a first generation Greek American. Her family moved when she was a child and she struggles with her identity. Is she the “exotic” beauty everyone sees, or just a woman who wants nothing more than to feel at home?
Elena has everything she needs. A great job, friends, she’s finally at home in Chicago with the love of her life, Dylan Hayes. She’s pretty sure he’s about to pop THE question, and then they can live happily ever after in an ultramodern Chicago penthouse. All she has to do is meet his mother, and get through thanksgiving weekend in his small town of Bellhaven.
What she doesn’t count on when she gets to Bellhaven--- inexplicably called Hell’s Bells by the towns-people (that’s a story for my book First Comes Marriage)---is that Dylan is a different man. He goes from lawyer Dylan to cowboy Dylan.
For Dylan, coming to Hell’s Bells reminds him of everything he’s missed in Chicago, the feeling of home, a community that takes care of each other, a place where you don’t have to put children on a leash to take them to the park.
Can Dylan and Elena give up their homes for each other?
I wrote this story because for me, thanksgiving is about home. It’s a holiday where we get together with our loved ones and are grateful we have each other. I hope you enjoy this heartwarming short story and check out my novel, First Comes Marriage, also set in the town of Hell’s Bells coming out in February.
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Sophia puts her childhood habit of daydreaming to good use by writing stories she hopes will give you hope, make you laugh, cry, and possibly snort tea from your nose. She was born in Bombay, India, has lived in the Canary Islands, Spain, Toronto, Canada, and currently resides in Washington DC. She loves to read, travel, bake, scuba dive, watch foreign movies, and hear from readers. Contact her at http://SophiaSasson.com or Sophia@SophiaSasson.com.

Other Heartwarming Titles by this Author

First Comes Marriage (Welcome to Bellhaven)First Comes Marriage
(Welcome to Bellhaven #1)
Adult Contemporary Romance
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

But she's already found Mr. Right…

She would rather call her impending nuptials planned than arranged, but she's certain her fiancé is her perfect match. Still, Dr. Meera Malhotra jumps at the opportunity to spend the month before her wedding doing a medical rotation in small-town USA. Getting a taste of independence and improving public health are both part of her plan. Falling for a cowboy? Not so much. Jake Taylor is totally wrong for her, anyway: he raises cattle; she's a vegetarian. He's content with life on the ranch; she's from bustling London and wants to travel. She couldn't possibly throw away everything she's built over something as illogical as love.


Don't miss any of these FREE novellas or the extra tour content! Stop by each of the tour stops each day:

11/2: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine
Singing Librarian Books, The Power of Words, & Katie's Clean Book Collection

11/4: Wedding at Turkey Run by Liz Flaherty

My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, Babs Book Bistro, & Heidi Reads...

11/6: Her Thanksgiving Soldier by Leigh Riker

Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima, Mel's Shelves, & Brooke Blogs

11/9: Mr. Right All Along by Jen Snow

Katie's Clean Book CollectionMin Reads and Reviews, & Love thy Shelf

11/11: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson

Kindle and Me, The Power of Words, & Colorimetry

11/13: The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn

deal sharing aunt, Babs Book Bistro, & Brooke Blogs

11/16: Heart of a Hero by Pamela Tracy

Writing Pearls, Wishful Endings, & Waiting For Wentworth

11/18: Thankful for You by Karen Rock

Christian Chick's Thoughts, Getting Your Read On, & Love, Laughter, Friendship

11/20: Autumn at Jasper Lake by Carol Ross

Reading Is My SuperPower, I Am A Reader, & Colorimetry

11/23: The Firefighter’s Promise by Kate James

Canadian Book Addict, Mel's Shelves, & Beck Valley Books

11/24: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb

Bookworm Lisa, Kindle and Me, & Zerina Blossom's Books

11/25: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara

The Written Adventure, Reading Is My SuperPower, & Writing Pearl

11/26: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis

Heidi Reads..., Love, Laughter, Friendship, & Singing Librarian Books 

11/29: Grand Finale

11/30: Facebook Party


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13-Book Heartwarming Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, Back to McGuffy's, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Small Town Secrets, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, When The Right One Comes Along, Wedding of His Dreams, After The Silence, and A Memory Away (print copies if US, ebooks if international)

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  1. Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be sharing this story with you. I'll be hanging out here all day if you have questions.

  2. I've already read the short and now I know to look for Sophia's February book so I can go back to Hell's Bells.

  3. Sophia, thank you for the fun story! I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more from you. I love the way the characters are coming from such different backgrounds. It makes the romance so interesting! Sounds like you have plenty of experience with different cultures to make this authentic!

  4. Thanks Pamela and Carol--and yes writing characters of different cultures is my thing. I grew up in a lot of countries and have a lot of diverse friends to draw from :)

  5. Thank you authors for your generosity in sharing your stories with us this month. I've loved reading them. I would be so honored to win some great reads from the kind hearted Harlequin Heartwarming. I honestly can say I have not seen a friendlier more caring and warm hearted group of authors. Some of the authors have contacted me on goodreads to let me know about this contest. Thank you ladies. You are the best : )

  6. Thank you for the free books. I love my Harlequin Romance books. I look forward to reading any and all of them. I only I could afford them all. Years ago my Mom read the books and I always asked her why did she read this books. At the time I did not understand her addiction to them. Well I understand now. Thanks Mom for the memories of watching of read these books.

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