Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Home For Christmas WEBSITE USE-aThis year I’ve no big list of wants for myself. I’m blessed and content. So this year, I’m reminding you there’s an unlimited supply of my short story, Home for Christmas, to distribute freely to older teens and adults through December 25th.

All you have to do is leave a note under the tree for readers to go to my Carol Burnside books page, find their favorite retailer listed under Home for Christmas, and download it – FREE!

Now Santa, I know you have many children on your list and many elves hard at work, but the U.S. Marines will help you, too. For the less fortunate, I contributed new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots. I know those handsome, uniformed, strapping, heroic—Whew! It’s warm in here.—  and sexy Marines will make sure you get them before you take your around-the-world ride.Toys For Tots I’m also reminding my friends to contribute so more needy children will receive a gift. nobodys-baby-web-copy

Oh, and Santa? Don’t get so busy with your duties that you forget Mrs. Klaus! Download a copy of Home for Christmas for her e-reader too. If she likes babies and the holidays (Who doesn’t?), she may also like my novel NOBODY’S BABY which has a Christmas ending.

Happy Holidays!

Carol / Annie

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YES! Let’s Party!

yes2016HIS SMALL TOWN PRINCESS  will be featured during the Romance Reviews YES (Year End Splash) party. Romance readers, this is a great opportunity to stock up on great reads, but don’t miss out on all the great prizes, free books and gifts given away by the authors.

A great event for the entire month of November! There are games to play and book questions to answer and–did I mention–prizes, prizes, prizes!









Just click on the event poster to enter the party in November, and good luck!

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Feeling lucky?

Enter my latest giveaway. Two lucky winners will win copies of Nobody’s Baby.

How do you enter? Click on the link below to my Facebook page and follow the directions on the giveaway post there. Easy-peasy!

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Jewelry-n-swag giveaway!

AND THE WINNER IS…. Jean P!!!!!!!!  Congratulations, Jean. I’ll e-mail you shortly.

yes2016_prizeThis #prize features a beautiful heart bracelet  (features a cool magnet clasp for an easy-on, but secure fit) and an assortment of swag*. Enter by using this Rafflecopter link or go to the TRR party site for this and many other #giveaways during their YEAR END SPLASH Party. Good Luck!

*swag items may vary from picture and may include an additional “surprise”.


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Book Giveaway at YES!

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200I’m participating in The Romance Reviews’ Year End Splash (YES) party and giving away a copy of His Small Town Princess.  Enter by completing my Q & A (I think it’s #1) at the TRR PARTY SITE , then check out the other great prizes offered. There’s a ton of ’em!

Good Luck!yes2016



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And the winner is…

Congratulations to Sheila, winner of my “surprise gift and swag” giveaway from The Romance Studio’s Spookapalooza and my post here:
Sheila, the picture below reveals that you’ve won a fancy coin purse and bracelet, a magnetic note pad and swag!

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Box of Books

I love getting the first box of books for a new release! It never fails to make me smile, seeing so many months of work come to fruition. Aren’t they pretty?

Like print books? Look for news here and on my social media pages for a Goodreads giveaway, coming soon.


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Good Grief, a Goodreads giveaway!

Do you still like to hold a book in your hands? Print books still line your shelves? Then this giveaway is for you. I’m giving away five (5) print copies of His Small Town Princess on Goodreads.

This book was given a whopping 5 stars and descibed by TomeTender as “the perfect blend of earthy, sweet and Serrano hot chemistry!”

Check out the excerpt here.

All you have to do to enter is click the “Enter Giveaway” link below. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

His Small Town Princess by Carol Burnside

His Small Town Princess

by Carol Burnside

Giveaway ends December 17, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

If you’re looking for ebooks – I’m giving away a copy of His Small Town Princess at The Romance Reviews’ Year End Splash (YES) event (see THIS POST).

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It’s time to party again!

I’m partying with a bunch of authors and extending an invitation. Join us!spookapalooza2016_banner

It’s a party for readers!!!

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200Blog Posts by tons of authors. Learn more about the authors, the stories behind the stories, the inspirations, the ideas. See the pretty covers, read the excerpts. Shop. Enjoy! Enter to win tons of PRIZES and a BIG GRAND PRIZE ( Psst…$100 GC!!).

BTW, I’m giving away an e-copy of HIS SMALL TOWN PRINCESS—>>>

So, click the Spookapalooza banner above, come join in the fun and find new books to read.


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What’s up, y’all?

Lots going on around my desk.

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200After a few minor hiccups during the uploading process, His Small Town Princess flew the nest in mid-September. I was so busy, I forgot to mention that here. (mea culpa!)  Reviews are starting to trickle in, but I need more to get the book noticed, so if you’re one of my readers who doesn’t mind leaving a thoughtful, honest review on Amazon, B&N and/or Goodreads, shoot me a note at

However, I don’t have the print version available yet, only Mobi and ePub files. I’m currently working out glitches with the cover file.

Between releasing the ebook and print, I took a long weekend trip to Austin to see my son, then a week-long trip to Atlanta to attend a conference. And that’s where my critique partner and good friend, Susan Carlisle and I brainstormed new work.

I hope my readers enjoy the idea of this as much as I do, but here’s the concept for the new WIP (work in progress): a Christmas wedding in Sweetwater Springs with sightings of many of the characters seen in A Suitable Wife, Her Unexpected Family and His Small Town Princess. PLUS, I’m introducing Mac and Karla, the couple I’m going to write about in book 4!

LOL – Just then, I felt like I was mimicking one of those informercials where the announcer says, “but wait, that’s not all!”


In between all that, I’m loving on my three furbabies who love to run in the field at sunset.

mod-baby-afghanI’m also crocheting pretty stuff for identical twin great-nieces expected in early December, if not before. That border isn’t thrilling me though. Thinking I’ll probably frog it and do something else.  The colors in the variegated thread do match several colors in the blanket, but it doesn’t look cheerful like the blanket.

What do you think?


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