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The Measure of a Man–His Heart & Soul Plus an Exclusive Excerpt!

by Heather Frey

To Love and to Honor—Why a story about an amputee?

Last year I stumbled across a newspaper article about photographer Michael Stokes. He was snapping sexy pics of veterans who had lost limbs in combat. I was stunned both by the soldiers’ mind-blowing good looks, and the extent of their injuries.

The thought haunted me how these devastatingly handsome, rugged men were dealing with the scars, the prosthetics, the missing limbs. I thought also of evangelist Dave Roever. Horribly disfigured in Vietnam, he’d watched as a fellow soldier’s wife had taken one look at her gravely burned husband and walked out of the room. Fortunately, Dave’s wife had the opposite reaction and the two are still married to this day.

But based on the junk you see coming out of Hollywood, one would believe our culture values physical perfection far above inner beauty. It seems the shallow masses give a pass to monstrous inner ugliness if the package comes wrapped in a big bust or washboard abs.

I feel for the wounded vets in a society like this and wanted to write something for them—a story that clearly focuses on the real measure of a man—his heart and soul, not his number of fingers or toes.

I hope you enjoy it and all the other stories in the special collection It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! ON SALE NOW or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! I’ve included an excerpt at the bottom!

If you are so inclined, you can read an article on Michael Stokes photography here— http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3165402/Photographer-captures-amputee-war-veterans-posing-naked-proudly-revealing-injuries-powerful-picture-series.html, but WARNING: adult content. Privates are covered… BARELY! Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 1.55.55 PM.png

An excerpt from To Love and to Honor–

Someone knocked at the door. “Señor, Señora” a voice called. “We have the water for a bath.”

Joel’s bath. “Yes, come in.”

Four ranch hands, one right after the other, trailed into the room, each with a steaming bucket of water. In short order, the portable copper tub was full and they excused themselves.

Joel stared at the bath with a tight expression, as if he was afraid of it.

Slowly, Angela rose and crossed the room to stand in front of him. He looked up with an expression of surprise that quickly transformed to desire. Hope flickered in his deep, blue eyes. She knelt in front of him and gently laid a hand on his knee. “You need a bath.” She swallowed, and fought to control her breathing. “I’ll help you.”

His eyes widened. “You—you can’t.”

She reached for his boot heel and started tugging. “I’m the only one who can.” The boot came free and she reached for the other.

Joel clutched her hand. “No.”

She didn’t meet his gaze, but she could feel it, like a gentle touch on her cheek.

“I mean, I don’t want you to see…”

Was he afraid his wound, his missing limb, would be too grotesque for her? She couldn’t imagine anything about this man being repulsive. She gave him a slow, reassuring smile. “I don’t mind.”

She pushed his pant leg up above his knee and realized his boot had been sewn on to the prosthetic. She didn’t know what to do.

“It’s cinched around my thigh.” Joel’s voice sounded strained.

 

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance #WIN

Welcome to the What a Man giveaway hop! This event is hosted by Savings in Seconds and runs through June 16, 2017. Take time to visit all of the blogs linked below for lots of chances to win!

Men like to read too, right??!?! Our hero Dent is a real man. A lawman. A hangman to be exact. No pansy men here, folks. Enjoy!

Final version

Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

Though she’s loath to admit it, Audra Drysdale needs a man to save her ranch.

Her father has passed away and her hands are abandoning her like rats from a sinking ship. Worse, neighboring cattle baron Jess Fairbanks is making a play for the Diamond D and Audra, whichever he can get his hands on first.

Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom—a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men.

Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattle man next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?

When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out.

To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.

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The Giveaway

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas #Win Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

The weather outside is frightful… With so much snow, I thought why not celebrate Christmas again with a special book giveaway for my readers?!?!?

Welcome to the 2nd annual Keep Calm and Hop On Giveaway Hop!

This hop is packed with amazing prizes at each stop. Be sure to check out the 3 hosts for wonderful grand prize packages. Visit daily to increase your chances of winning and good luck

This hop event is brought to you by:

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MamatheFox will be giving away the the following all the (1) winner!

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Final version

Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

The Giveaway

The e-book giveaway of Hang Your Heart on Christmas is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering great giveaways, click the blue frog link below for the list, and start “hopping!”

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


Hang Your Heart on Christmas BOOK #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

An old-fashioned Western, Hang Your Heart on Christmas reads like an episode of Gunsmoke or Bonanza. Packed with drama, a tantalizing mystery, and a heartwarming romance, you’ll come back to read this lawman’s story again and again.


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Final version

Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

The Giveaway

The e-book giveaway of Hang Your Heart on Christmas is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Enjoy it more with a suspenseful Christmas story, sure to warm up even the coldest of winter nights.


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Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

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Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

BONUS MATERIAL– Includes a special vintage Christmas recipe, and the true story behind the fictional Dent Hernandez! A clean western romance with action and adventure. A great read any time of the year!

The Giveaway

The e-book giveaway of Hang Your Heart on Christmas is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering great giveaways, click the blue frog link below for the list, and start “hopping!”

A big thank you to The Mommy Island (http://themommyisland.blogspot.com) and The Kids Did It (http://thekidsdidit.com) for hosting this hop.


Christmas in July TWO Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Have you ever considered how Wonder Woman was such a tough gal? She probably had fabulous products — like the ones in the Wonder Woman Giveaway Hop hosted by Savings in Seconds. The grand prize winner can choose $50 in Idakoos products! After you enter my giveaway, head to the other participating blogs for chances to win the wonderful items they’ve featured. This giveaway runs from 7/20 through 8/3. Good luck!


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In Time for Christmas

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Charlene needs a miracle. God has one waiting…a hundred years in the past.

In Time for Christmas — a Novella, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously abusive marriage. Disappointed that God hasn’t gotten her out of it, or even hears her prayers at all, she has shut down emotionally. When husband Dale becomes suspicious of her daily chats with the mailman, he whisks her out of town and abandons her on his family’s ranch—an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for over forty years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks her unconscious and leaves.

Charlene wakes up on the ranch—a hundred years in the past. Almost instantly she is drawn to Billy Page, Dale’s great grandfather. The connection is powerful and mysterious, but should she risk falling in love with a ghost? What’s going on here? Is Charlene dead, dreaming, in a coma, or simply experiencing a gift from her heavenly father?

She’ll learn one thing for certain: God does see the tears of his children.

Hang Your Heart on Christmas

Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

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Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?


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The Giveaway

The winner will receive an e-copy of BOTH, In Time for Christmas and Hang Your Heart on Christmas. This giveaway is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through August 3, 2016 and the winner will be announced on August 4.

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That and a good old Christmas story. No foolin’!


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Hang Your Heart on Christmas by Heather Blanton

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About the book

The quiet little town of Evergreen, WY is the last place U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez wants to be stuck. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he should be out on the trail running down vicious killers, not scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of?

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring hope, love, and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?

BONUS MATERIAL– Includes a special vintage Christmas recipe, and the true story behind the fictional Dent Hernandez! A clean western romance with action and adventure. The whole family will enjoy it!


 

BTW- Hang Your Heart on Christmas is only $1.99 right now on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Load up your reader for Spring is what I say!

The Giveaway

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