This Year, Make it a Sizzling-Hot Cowboy Christmas!

Christmas out west is maybe the best time of year.  I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for two years, and I have to tell you, Christmas in Santa Fe is a magical event. A carpet of snow on the ground. Bright red chili ristras to welcome you on doorways. The scent of piñon pine in every fireplace, in every home, restaurant, or bar you walk into! And luminaria (brown paper bag candles) light up rooftops and pathways, the entire town turns into a Rocky Mountain fairyland. 

Yep, a Cowboy Christmas is a happy time—it can also be downright romantic if you happen to be author Melissa Cutler, who I'm hosting today on Get Lost in a Story. Melissa writes Christmas Cowboy Romance like nobody else I know. Go ahead and put one of these sizzling-hot romances on your ereader—they're guaranteed keep you warm this holiday season. 

They also make great gifts! 

Merry Christmas, and happy reading! Jillian Stone


If you can’t take the heat…

Chef Emily Ford has the talent and ambition to make it in the cutthroat culinary world—which is why she refuses to accept her demotion at the hands of Knox Briscoe, the new CEO of Briscoe Ranch Resort. He has grand plans that include bringing in a celebrity chef to helm an exciting new restaurant at the resort, but Emily has plans of her own—to do whatever it takes to change his mind…

Cut out of the Briscoe fortune by an old feud that left his family in ruins, Knox grew up dreaming of revenge. Out-maneuvering his uncle for control of Briscoe Ranch is merely the first step in a grand plan that doesn’t include the brazen and beautiful Emily Ford…or the attraction that sizzles between them. With both their futures on the line, can they keep their desires on simmer—or are they headed from the frying pan straight into the fire?

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This Christmas, Santa wears a Stetson…

Paul Savage loves Christmas at Briscoe Ranch Resort, when he gets to take a break from being a back country guide to play Santa in the resort’s lobby and talk to kids about toys. The last thing he expects is his high school crush to come waltzing in as his new assistant photographer, wheeling a suitcase that’s more naughty than nice.

Kelly Walker is a disaster. All she’d wanted was to spice up her life by saying ‘yes’ to every opportunity, which is when the universe started pelting her with no’s. So when she comes across a job listing for a holiday photographer working with the sweet, scrawny boy whose advances she’d laughed off in high school, she jumps on the chance to turn her bad Karma around by giving Paul a second chance.
Trouble is, Paul’s anything but scrawny anymore, and his cowboy swagger throws her grand plans for a loop–especially when he tempts her with a red hot proposition of his own. Kelly’s in way over her head, but as she gets swept up in the magic of Briscoe Ranch’s holiday charms–and Paul’s–could Kelly’s year of no’s be leading up to the ‘yes’ of a lifetime?

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It’ll be a Christmas to remember when hotel heiress Carina Briscoe is roped into a pretend marriage with cowboy James Decker, the bad boy stable manager of her family’s Texas resort. The marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Still, with a little help from Carina’s interfering family, they might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all: true love.

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Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy small town contemporary romances, western romances, and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Kensington Books, Penguin, and Macmillan. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she's not globetrotting, she's enjoying Southern California's flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids. Find out more about Melissa and her books at www.melissacutler.net or write to her at melissa@melissacutler.net . You can also find Melissa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks) and Twitter (@m_cutler)

What do you love most about the Christmas season? The scents? Pine trees, ginger bread baking,   the crisp cold smell of snow (or is that ozone?) The sounds? Caroling, Christmas music playing in all the shops and stores, a fire crackling in the fireplace—and jingle bells! The sights? Christmas lights, ornaments, the sight of Santa Claus coming down the chimney? The tastes? Sugar cookies, candy canes, ginger bread men, hot buttered rum or egg nog? Please share your favorites in comments!


  1. Welcome Melissa -- Lights.
    I love the lights.

  2. Nice to have you back, Melissa! I'm torn between luminaria (lights) or the scent of a fresh cut tree. Both make the holiday season magical.

  3. My favorite things about Christmas--the sounds of the season, children laughing, family gathering and the delightful smells and tastes of the season. This is the time of year we do our cookie baking, so the delightful aroma fills the house.

  4. I love it all. Best of all is the atmosphere of celebration, peace, and brotherhood with a touch of desperation while we try to get everything done.

  5. Thank you, everyone! I'm thrilled to be back on GLIAS. xoxo