Clover’s Giving Away Books!

Jun
15

Several months ago, an old romance writer friend wrote me to tell me she’d written a book with cookie-eating goats, inspired by Clover. I thought right away that this was a book you all would be interested in hearing about and I asked her if she would be willing to give away some autographed copies here. Lucky for us, she said yes, so today I’m excited to tell you that I have three autographed copies of Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton to give away to you!


Or, to let Clover give away, actually. It’s her honor. I asked my dearest goat how it felt to have inspired a book.

Clover: “I’ve had stars in the sky named after me. My face has launched ships. So now I’ve inspired a book. Another day, another inspiration. What do you expect?”

I think she was actually pretty excited, but she just didn’t want to say so. You know how she is.

The goats in Karen Templeton’s Welcome Home, Cowboy are angora goats, and she also has her very own Giant Puppy in the story, this one named Bumble.

Back cover copy:

At a crossroads in his career, country singer Cash Cochran only means to make things right between him and an old buddy when he returns to his stomping grounds in New Mexico. Except Lee is dead, leaving behind a debt-ridden, pregnant widow determined to hang onto the small farm carved out of what’s left of Cash’s family ranch. But while Emma Manning does need help, for damn sure the strong, spiritually-grounded redhead doesn’t need pity…and what she has threatens to undermine everything Cash has believed about himself since he was a boy.

The last thing Emma needs is somebody else to worry over. However, when an obviously penitent Cash offers his labor to help with the farm’s spring planting/mending/tending, not only is she not in a position to refuse, but how can she not at least try to mend the deep-seated hurt she sees in those famous silver eyes? Only, once the planting’s done and her baby’s born, will Cash return to the only thing that “saved” him from his father’s cruelty so many years before…or will Emma be able to convince him where home truly is?

You can read an excerpt of the book here.

And you can buy the book now here at eHarlequin. (The book will hit store stands the last week of JUNE.)

And be sure to visit Karen at her website here.

I’m going to leave this contest open for two days to give more people a chance to enter. For a chance to win one of the three autographed copies of Welcome Home, Cowboy: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want to win. Three winners will be drawn by random comment numbers to each receive a book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 16). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time Thursday (June 17). Return to this post to see if you won.

Okay, who wants the cookie-eating goats book? They’re burning a hole in Clover’s pocket! She’s gotta give ’em away!

UPDATE 06/17/10: The winners, drawn by random.org, are #63, Kim Griggs, # 8, Leah, and #58, Carol. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)aol.com with your full name and address for shipping!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.

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  1. 6-15
    1:41
    am

    Dear Clover: I definitely would love a copy of your cookie romance book! Especially autographed! Of course, I expect you to put your hoof mark in the book, too.

    Thanks,
    Nancy in Iowa

  2. 6-15
    1:45
    am

    Would love to win a copy. Anything inspired by Clover has to be great. :dancingmonster:

  3. 6-15
    1:58
    am

    Way to go Clover!
    I would love to win a book.

  4. 6-15
    1:58
    am

    Oooo, I want a cookie-eating goat book!! Please, Clover!!

  5. 6-15
    2:00
    am

    I wanna win.

  6. 6-15
    2:17
    am

    I just finished a sheep detective story that I won in a contest, so sure, sign me up!

  7. 6-15
    2:25
    am

    Yes, would love to win a copy!

  8. 6-15
    2:43
    am

    Oh that’s great news,for Clover.Hope to win a copy of this bk.

  9. 6-15
    2:58
    am

    I would like to enter. It sounds like a fun read.

    :)

  10. 6-15
    3:42
    am

    Clover is quite the muse! Who wouldn’t want to be inspired by such cookie-eating loveliness? It would be great fun to win her book!

  11. 6-15
    3:42
    am

    I would love to win.

  12. 6-15
    4:51
    am

    I loooove goats!!! And a Clover inspired book would be a goat lovers dream! Sign me up!

  13. 6-15
    4:59
    am

    Clover would be a grand leading lady for a book—I wanna win

  14. 6-15
    5:10
    am

    Sign me up — and I second that hoof print!

  15. 6-15
    5:34
    am

    :happyflower: Take me away for the summer Clover my own life is quite overwhelming and could use a vacation with with a goat who likes cookies and a cowboy!! lol
    Hugs Granny Trace :happyflower:

  16. 6-15
    6:04
    am

    I’d love to win a book. And don’t forget that Clover has been immortalized in oil paint. The Farm Animal paintings that I did are at my shop and everyone comments on how much they love them!

  17. 6-15
    6:05
    am

    Karen writes some wonderful books. Yay for Clover’s literary debut!!

  18. 6-15
    6:07
    am

    Me! Me! I want one. Oh, pick me! :snoopy:

  19. 6-15
    6:13
    am

    What fun to win a signed copy of this book! Looks like a great summer read, too :> Love those cowboys…*sigh*

  20. 6-15
    6:13
    am

    Sign me up please, love romances.

  21. 6-15
    6:15
    am

    I would love a book Clover!!

  22. 6-15
    6:20
    am

    How fun! I’d like to win one. :wave:

  23. 6-15
    6:23
    am

    Yay! I would love to win one!

  24. 6-15
    6:25
    am

    I sooooo want this book!

  25. 6-15
    6:28
    am

    Oh Clover I was so hoping that there would be a picture of you on the cover of this book. Maybe next time?

  26. 6-15
    6:46
    am

    Clover you’re an inspiration to many! But who wouldn’t love to be starred in a cowboy romance?!?! Love me some cowboy romance — sign me up!

  27. 6-15
    6:55
    am

    Sounds like great summer reading! I’d love to win!

  28. 6-15
    6:55
    am

    How cool. Does it make you miss that world? I would love a copy. Thanks

  29. 6-15
    7:01
    am

    :snoopy: I’ll take one Clover as reading is a passion of mine…..any cookies come with this book?

    Mrs. Turkey :lol:

  30. 6-15
    7:02
    am

    Clover, pick me! Pick me! (The cookies are in the mail!)

  31. 6-15
    7:02
    am

    Oh Clover! You are the sweetest and what a thoughtful goat you are. If I win your book then I will treasure it always!! Maybe I’ll send you some cookies?

  32. 6-15
    7:07
    am

    Clover, I would be honored to win a book inspired by you! Pick me please!!!!!0 :shimmy:

  33. 6-15
    7:12
    am

    Count me in Clover!

  34. 6-15
    7:31
    am

    I love the stories about Clover and the eating of cookies. I would love to win a bock inspired by Clover.

  35. 6-15
    7:35
    am

    Wonderful!!!! Clover is an inpiration to many. :)

    I would love to win a copy of this books.

  36. 6-15
    7:35
    am

    Oooh, pick me!!!! Romance AND Clover? My favorites!

  37. 6-15
    7:36
    am

    Clover, I would love to win a book about goats. Or a romance novel that happens to have them in it. AnnMarie

  38. 6-15
    7:38
    am

    Clover, I have a little goat named Peaches who I am sure you would be friends with if you could meet her! I would love to win your book – then I could read it to Peaches.

  39. 6-15
    7:43
    am

    I would love to read a good love story.

  40. 6-15
    7:45
    am

    I would like to enter the drawing for the book.

  41. 6-15
    7:47
    am

    ooh, i would love to be entered for a chance to win!
    i don’t know any other goats in books :)

  42. 6-15
    7:50
    am

    I’d love the book, please!

  43. 6-15
    7:54
    am

    :sheepjump: I would love to win this book, please enter me thank you

  44. 6-15
    7:56
    am

    Pick me! Pick me! Clover says to pick me!!

  45. 6-15
    7:58
    am

    That’s awesome to have a book written in honor of your barnyard residents. What a cool thing!

  46. 6-15
    8:00
    am

    If I can’t have a book, could I have some Clover cookies?

  47. 6-15
    8:01
    am

    I love your books & it would be awesome to win! :happyflower:

  48. 6-15
    8:04
    am

    What a great give away! Count me in Clover!!!!!

  49. 6-15
    8:08
    am

    I would love to win one of these books!!!!

  50. 6-15
    8:13
    am

    Me too, me too LOL!

  51. 6-15
    8:14
    am

    I would love to win a Clover inspired book. Thank you.

  52. 6-15
    8:31
    am

    A book inspired by Clover? Who wouldn’t want that?!

  53. 6-15
    8:31
    am

    throw my name in the hat please

  54. 6-15
    8:43
    am

    I would LOVE a copy of the book with cookie eating goats inspired by Clover :)

  55. 6-15
    8:47
    am

    I would love to win the book inspired by Clover! I use to read Harlequin’s all the time.

  56. 6-15
    8:51
    am

    Sounds like a good read! Count me in.

  57. 6-15
    8:51
    am

    I want to win!

  58. 6-15
    8:54
    am

    Hey Clover: I’d like to win one of those books. Sounds like a good read.

  59. 6-15
    8:55
    am

    Please enter me to win! Thanks!

  60. 6-15
    8:55
    am

    Please enter my name in the contest!

  61. 6-15
    8:57
    am

    If you inspire the characters (or pets) in other writer’s books do you get a mention in the acknowledgments?LOL! That is quite an honor for Clover even if she is all nonchalant about it!
    I’d love to win a book, thanks for the opportunity!

  62. 6-15
    9:06
    am

    Oh Clover, please pick me! I will send you cookies if your do!

  63. 6-15
    9:08
    am

    Love Clover and would love to read Karen’s book!

  64. 6-15
    9:10
    am

    ME, ME, ME! I want one! There is nothing wrong with a cookie every now and then. Whether consumed by goats or humans. I would love to read of Clover’s inspired adventures in New Mexico.(LOL)

  65. 6-15
    9:15
    am

    I would love to win a book!

  66. 6-15
    9:17
    am

    :wave: i would love to have the book. I used to have 100 goats, they were such fun.

  67. 6-15
    9:30
    am

    Oh How lucky for Clover to inspire a book. I would love to win a copy.

  68. 6-15
    9:34
    am

    :lol:
    Oh I could really use some romance in my life! Please add my name to the drawing. :clover:
    BTW: When is the movie hitting the theaters?

  69. 6-15
    9:38
    am

    You are one of a kind, Clover!! Have to have your book!

  70. 6-15
    9:40
    am

    Oh, I would love to have a book including a cookie eating goat.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. 6-15
    9:40
    am

    WooHoo! Free romance! I’m stoked — to use an ancient expression.

  72. 6-15
    9:46
    am

    Include me as well, please!

  73. 6-15
    9:56
    am

    I would love to win a copy!
    Thank you!

  74. 6-15
    10:08
    am

    I have a magazine article inspired by one of my chicken, and I really need a book inspired by Clover (with her hoofprint in it of course!) Oh please, pick me Clover and Suzanne!!! :wave:

  75. 6-15
    10:09
    am

    I would love to receive a copy of Karen’s book. I’ve been reading her books for years.

  76. 6-15
    10:10
    am

    I’d love to win!! Looks like a great steamy novel to read out on the patio this summer!!

  77. 6-15
    10:18
    am

    I would love to win one of these books. I love to read!!!! I need a great summer romance.

  78. 6-15
    10:20
    am

    I would love to win! Thanks for arranging such a nice give away, Clover. :)

  79. 6-15
    10:29
    am

    I’d love to have a book, Clover–sign me up.

  80. 6-15
    10:37
    am

    I ‘d love to win a copy! :snoopy:

  81. 6-15
    10:39
    am

    Please enter me to win! I love romance books!

  82. 6-15
    10:43
    am

    How can I not want a a book inspired by Clover. Sign me up!

  83. 6-15
    10:46
    am

    Romance novels are my favorite bedtime stories…thank you Clover! I would love to win a copy!

  84. 6-15
    10:49
    am

    Clover, you know I’m your biggest fan and I would love to win one of the books. Perhaps you could autograph it alongside the author’s name. P.S. I love Clover.

  85. 6-15
    11:02
    am

    Me 2, please Clover, me 2!!

  86. 6-15
    11:17
    am

    I would love a copy of your book Clover. Will you please tell Suzanne that I love her blog?

  87. 6-15
    11:24
    am

    Clover has the most beautiful ears I’ve ever seen. I love those ears, and that nose, and those eyes :heart:

  88. 6-15
    11:26
    am

    Karen is a great writer. I want to win this book. It sounds wonderful.

  89. 6-15
    11:33
    am

    I sure would like a copy of the book, especially if Clover would autograph it! Thanks for the giveaway Suzanne!

  90. 6-15
    12:06
    pm

    Clover – It would truly be an honor to win your contest. Pick me, pick me!

  91. 6-15
    12:07
    pm

    I’d LOVE to take one off of Clover’s hands……uhh, paws………uhh, hooves! :dancingmonster:

  92. 6-15
    12:28
    pm

    would love a copy!

  93. 6-15
    12:31
    pm

    Oh, how I love a good romance novel.

  94. 6-15
    12:33
    pm

    I would like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks.

  95. 6-15
    12:38
    pm

    Sounds like a good summer read, thanks Clover and Suzanne!!

  96. 6-15
    12:43
    pm

    I would love a copy of Clover’s book!

  97. 6-15
    12:47
    pm

    I would LOVE to have one of Clover’s…I mean Karen’s books!

  98. 6-15
    12:49
    pm

    Ohhhh, pick me–but if not, I am buying one come July! Thanks for
    sharing info on your friend’s book as I’m always on the look out for a good read!

  99. 6-15
    12:58
    pm

    Sign me up!

  100. 6-15
    1:03
    pm

    I would love a cowboy book and i don’t have goats but i love cookies too…

  101. 6-15
    1:13
    pm

    Sounds like a great book. I’d love to be included in the drawing!

  102. 6-15
    1:26
    pm

    Oh beautiful Clover, please pick me! ME!!! :fairy: Sounds like you are the star of this book not some cowboy, not indeed…

  103. 6-15
    1:27
    pm

    CLOVER…YOOOOHOOOO….please pick me!!!! Chic :hungry2:

  104. 6-15
    1:52
    pm

    Me, Me, Me! I want to win a copy! Put my name in the drawing, please!

  105. 6-15
    1:52
    pm

    Clover is the cleverest of goats. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  106. 6-15
    2:10
    pm

    Holy smokes… I love Karen Templeton’s books!!! And to have a goat AND a giant puppy in it? :snoopy:

    So, yeah, I want to win.

  107. 6-15
    2:16
    pm

    Nothing would add more to my summer reading list than a book staring Clover. Thanks Suzanne!

  108. 6-15
    2:34
    pm

    I would LOVE to win a copy!! Please, please random number pick me!!

  109. 6-15
    2:36
    pm

    Oh Clover, I would dearly love a copy of your book. The last book I read that featured goats was The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

  110. 6-15
    2:46
    pm

    :snoopy: Clover dear little goat–I would so love to win one of your give away books !! :fairy: Fondly, Rain–with cookies and flowers!! :duck:

  111. 6-15
    2:53
    pm

    would love to have a book with clover and giant puppy in it! sounds like fun.

  112. 6-15
    2:55
    pm

    I would like to win the book about the cookie eating goat….and naturaly with Clover autograph to.

  113. 6-15
    2:56
    pm

    I would love to win the book. I think I love cookies as much as Clover does!

  114. 6-15
    3:07
    pm

    It would be an honor to have this wonderful book to read inspired by Clover. Maybe there will a movie also.
    Darlene

  115. 6-15
    3:08
    pm

    Oh please Clover pick me! I will send cookies shortly.

  116. 6-15
    3:09
    pm

    Count me in…would love to win!

  117. 6-15
    3:42
    pm

    I’m surprised Clover didn’t want to eat them but then again she gets your homemade cookies lol. I’m always looking for new authors so enter me please.

  118. 6-15
    4:00
    pm

    :wave: Hello Suzanne~ It would be an honor to win a book about CLOVER! After all I’ve watched her grow up to a Sweet Cookie Lovin’ Mama Goat!
    ……..and maybe I’ll even bake CLOVER some …Sugar Cookies!
    CLOVER has such a sweet smile!

  119. 6-15
    4:51
    pm

    Would like to be in the drawing for the book. Thanks Clover!

  120. 6-15
    4:52
    pm

    A book inspired by Clover – I’d love one.

  121. 6-15
    4:54
    pm

    Clover, I would love to win. You are so good to give these book away. My goats would eat them!

  122. 6-15
    4:54
    pm

    Cowboys and goats? I didn’t think that was legal out on the range. Any book that was Clover inspired has to be a winner.

  123. 6-15
    5:00
    pm

    Cookie eating goats? Sounds like a great book. I’d love to win it!

  124. 6-15
    5:07
    pm

    I would love to read the book you have inspired, Clover.

  125. 6-15
    5:09
    pm

    Pick me, pick me. I would love to have one of these books to read. I am a sucker for some romance.

  126. 6-15
    5:16
    pm

    Count me in! Clover is such a sweetheart, bet she would love to do pick the winnter.

  127. 6-15
    5:56
    pm

    I’d love to own a cookie eating goat book!

  128. 6-15
    6:02
    pm

    I’d love to win a copy!

  129. 6-15
    6:11
    pm

    I would love to win this book!

  130. 6-15
    6:34
    pm

    I’d love a copy!

  131. 6-15
    7:14
    pm

    How can I pass up a chance at a read like that? Count me in, please.

  132. 6-15
    7:31
    pm

    Oh oh! Pick me! Pick Me! I wanna win! :wave:

  133. 6-15
    7:58
    pm

    You had me at New Mexico! thanks!

  134. 6-15
    8:07
    pm

    Got the book, love the book, thought of Clover when the kids gave the goats cookies!

  135. 6-15
    8:24
    pm

    How wonderful that Clover gave her inspiration to write an entire book! I would love to win a copy!~

  136. 6-15
    8:29
    pm

    Clover, I would love to read the book you inspired! I promise to donate the book to the library where I work after I’ve read it, so that many more can read it.

  137. 6-15
    8:59
    pm

    Thank you Clover, for a chance to win this book! :hug:

  138. 6-15
    11:05
    pm

    Thank you Karen, Suzanne, and Clover. Please include me in the drawing for a book.

  139. 6-15
    11:15
    pm

    I WANT TO WIN THE BOOK! I LOVE CLOVER! I IMAGINE SHE’S ANGELIC COMPARED TO MY SMALL HERD OF CRAZIES!

  140. 6-15
    11:42
    pm

    Since I can’t have a goat, I should at least be able to read about one, shouldn’t I?

  141. 6-16
    1:09
    am

    Pick me! Pick me!
    :dancingmonster:

  142. 6-16
    1:22
    am

    I’d love to have a cookie-eating goat, giant puppy book! Thank you Clover – and Karen and Suzanne – for being so generous! :yes:

  143. 6-16
    1:38
    am

    Please include me in the drawing

  144. 6-16
    4:07
    am

    :D Please count me in. Love the contests.

  145. 6-16
    9:35
    am

    Oh I want one SO bad!! A goat, a dog, and a cowboy…who could ask for more?

  146. 6-16
    2:46
    pm

    I’d be happy to win one of the books . . . I need a good book to read right now.

  147. 6-16
    3:03
    pm

    I want to win a book!

  148. 6-16
    5:14
    pm

    Clover, pick me! Pick me!

  149. 6-16
    6:45
    pm

    I would love to win the book. It sounds like a great read! How can it not be if it was inspired by Clover!!

    Count me in.

  150. 6-16
    10:17
    pm

    Oh, I’d like to win!

  151. 6-16
    11:00
    pm

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I also try to read your blog every day and have passed the url on to a friend of mine who reads it every day with her husband. I saw her today and she said that she had tried one of your wild rice recipes and she and her husband really enjoyed it. Iam glad.

  152. 6-17
    12:01
    am

    AAaaagh. I think it’s past time. But…..I wanted to win.

  153. 6-17
    5:54
    pm

    Such a humble goat Clover is.
    Suzanne

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