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Hi Everyone!   I’m celebrating a milestone anniversary all week long.  I always say you have to live life in order to write about it. After all, most of what we write about comes from actual people we’ve known, places we’ve been, emotions we’ve experienced and love we’ve given and received.

So help me celebrate 40 years of love!  Yes, that’s right four decades married to a wonderful man whom I love dearly and who loves me back just as much.  I think that’s why I became a romance writer. For me, these stories are just an extension of my love for my own personal hero!

 Answer these fun questions:

Charlene and Don
Charlene and Don

1. Where was the above picture taken?

A.  At a wedding

B. At Charlene’s Class Reunion

C. At a Romance Writers Awards dinner

2.  Charlene and Don have:

A. One child

B. Two children

C. Three Children

3.  Charlene’s First Western novel was called:

A.  Bodine’s Bounty

B. Taming the Texan

C. Lily Gets Her Man

4  Charlene’s wedding reception was at:

A. The Secret Garden

B. Nob Hill

C. The Odyssey

5.  Charlene and Don’s favorite vacation spot is:

A. Palm Springs

B. Bass Lake

C. Lake Tahoe

D. All of the above.

Here’s a sneak peek at my next Desire.  I will give away 2 advance print copies of REDEEMING THE CEO COWBOY.  This is a July/ August release, so you’ll have to be patient.  As soon as I get my author copies, (think June) I’ll send one to the winners, before they even hit the shelves.  If you are willing to write a fair and honest review, all the better!  Just play the game and have fun.  I’ll be out celebrating, so I’ll pick my random winners on Sunday night…my real anniversary!

Ten years ago = ancient history…right? 

So what if former rodeo champion turned construction mogul Casey Thomas is back…living right next door? Susanna Hart is busy running her Sweet Susie’s pastry business and raising her two-year-old cousin. Why pay any attention to the man who took her virginity ten years ago, then left town? 

Casey still feels guilty for taking advantage of his little sister’s best friend. A helping hand is just what her business—and his conscience—need. But guilt isn’t his only motivation. Casey’s got a sweet tooth for Susie. And the more she resists, the sweeter it gets!

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21 thoughts on “SHORT AND SWEET and a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. I hope y’all have a fabulous anniversary! 40 years is a wonderful accomplishment.

  2. Happy 40th! How wonderful for you two. Hope you have many, many more!
    1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-A, 5-B

  3. Charlene, CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary. What a lovely picture of a gorgeous couple. Happily ever after, indeed. You are an inspiration!

  4. So Excited for you!!! It nice to go through life and be proud of things you worked at!


  5. Hi Char! Big congrats on reaching the milestone. That’s something to celebrate. I love that picture of you and Don! You make the cutest couple. Hope you have fun on your anniversary trip.

    Congrats also on the new release. YAY! I love your stories. I can’t wait to read about Casey (who sounds like the kind of man who can heat up the pages) and Susanna. I’ll bet the sparks fly. Wishing you continued success.

  6. Sorry to say I now little about you. So I would just be guessing. However, I have enjoyed your books for awhile now.

  7. This is so awesome, Charlene. Hugs to you and Don big time. We must celebrate when things settle down! I will blow some of the questions even though I KNOW I know them deep down…but here goes: 1-A; 2-B; 3-B; 4-C; 5-A…(it could be all of the above though because you mighta gone to LT for part of your honeymoon, and we four have been together in PS….) Anyway, here are hugs, prayers and massive wishes for another wonderful forty years!

  8. Char, congratulations to you and your dh on 40 years of marriage! That is wonderful. I hope you get to do something fantastic to celebrate. That’s a wonderful picture of the two of you. I can hardly get mine to pose for a camera. Again, congratulations!

  9. Happy Anniversary! I wouldn’t want to guess on any of the five categories. I was married 42 yrs., the second time around. Happy-Happpy to you and hubby.

  10. These will mostly be guesses, but that is part of the fun.
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. B
    5. D
    Congratulations on your 40th Anniversary. It just keeps getting better. Have a great weekend and enjoy yourselves. I hope there are many more anniversaries to celebrate.

  11. A- wedding
    B- two children
    C-2001 Lily Gets Her Man
    C- The Odyssey
    D -All of the above


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