Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Gift for Santa returns!

Looking for a sweet Christmas read or maybe a stocking stuffer?


A Gift for Santa has been reprinted and will be available on store shelves on December 3rd! Or you can pre-order at  Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Target


It's the season for giving...and starting over?

A reindeer farm without Santa wouldn't be Christmas in Marissa Gray's Alaskan hometown. Luckily Chris Allen's there to pinch-hit, although for Marissa, seeing her ex-fiance again brings back memories of what might have been.Ten years after their breakup, the feelings between the wildlife biologist and blue-eyed fisherman are stronger than ever. Only now there's a foster kid in the mix, as well as the shocking crime that cost Marissa her job and her family's security. She and Chris need to find their way to a meeting of minds and hearts to make this truly a season for second chances...









Thursday, September 19, 2019

Giveaway

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY




 I'm giving away a copy of An Alaskan Proposal and to help keep your feet warm this autumn, three pairs of short socks with moose, bear, and caribou patterns on them. Must be 18 to enter. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within one week of notification or a new winner will be selected. Giveaway ends at midnight Sept 29th, 2019 ADT. 

You must be a newsletter subscriber to win.  The newsletter usually goes out every month or two, so it won't clog your mailbox. To sign up for the newsletter, click HERE.



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Monday, July 8, 2019

Sweet Home Alaska on Tour

On Tour with Prism Book Tours


Sweet Home Alaska
By Beth Carpenter

(Northern Lights #5)

By Beth Carpenter

Contemporary Romance

Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Some sparks last forever.



But once burned…



World traveler Dr. Scott Willingham is known for being calm and levelheaded—except where Volta Morgan is concerned. In the ten years since they parted, Scott still can’t forget her. Now he’s come to Alaska to find Volta and finally let her go, only to find their attraction is stronger than ever. Can Scott leave her behind one last time…or has he truly found a place to call home?


Tour Schedule

July 8th:

Launch

It's All About the Romance

The Power of Words

Paulette's Papers

Rockin' Book Reviews

July 9th:

Thoughts of a Blonde

Kathryn Cooper Writes

E-Romance News

Janice's Book Reviews

July 10th:

Hallie Reads

Reading Is My SuperPower

EmpowerMoms

Hearts & Scribbles

Jorie Loves A Story

July 11th:

Harlie's Books

Getting Your Read On

Splashesofjoy

Locks, Hooks and Books

July 12th:

Red Headed Book Lady

Andi's Book Reviews

Remembrancy

Christy's Cozy Corners

July 13th:

Grand Finale



Tour Giveaway




1 winner will receive:
- A copy of AN ALASKAN PROPOSAL

- A neoprene pansy-print lunch tote

- A $20 Amazon gift card



Please note: International entries welcome, but if the winner has no US mailing address, the substitute prize will be AN ALASKAN PROPOSAL and ALASKAN HIDEAWAY ebooks, plus a $20 Amazon gift card.


Ends July 17, 2019


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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sweet Home Alaska Giveaway


SWEET HOME ALASKA is on sale July 1st! 

To celebrate, I'm having a newsletter subscriber giveaway.


The prize is a paperback copy of THE ALASKAN CATCH and a pair of red, white, and blue tea towels in a LOVE tote bag.   

You must be subscribed to the Beth Carpenter newsletter to win. If you're not already subscribed, you can sign up HERE.

International entries are welcome, but if the winner doesn't have a US mailing address, the alternate prize will be two Harlequin Heartwarming e-books. Must be 18 or older to enter, no purchase necessary. If winner does not claim the prize within a week of notification, a new winner will be selected. 



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Some sparks last forever.

But once burned…

World traveler Dr. Scott Willingham is known for being calm and levelheaded—except where Volta Morgan is concerned. In the ten years since they parted, Scott still can’t forget her. Now he’s come to Alaska to find Volta and finally let her go, only to find their attraction is stronger than ever. Can Scott leave her behind one last time…or has he truly found a place to call home?








Thursday, May 2, 2019

Weathering the Storm

“If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.”


― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


I grew up in West Texas, and have lived in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Arizona, so I've seen lots of weird weather. Last week, though, I experienced a weather phenomenom I've never seen before.



My family and I were driving through Canyonlands National Park. (I highly recommend it, by the way. It's beautiful!) It was warm, and the high altitude and dry air made the sunshine feel especially hot, so when a few clouds moved in, it was a relief. On the way out of the park, we hit a few sprinkles. But then, up ahead, there was something white across the road. It looked a little like a fog bank, but this wasn't the sort of country that gets much fog.

A minute later, we drove into a torrential rainshower. It was like driving under a waterfall. One side was barely sprinkling, and a second later, it was pouring rain and soft hail was smashing into the windshield. We were probably in the shower less than five minutes, but according to the dashboard, the air temperature dropped thirty degrees. And then we were out to warm, dry air again.

I think life can be like this. You're tooling along, having a nice life, when something unexpected looms up ahead. Maybe your car is making a funny noise, or you hear a rumor about layoffs where you work, or you have an odd symptom that sends you to the doctor. Before you know it, you're in the middle of the storm, being lashed from all sides. But the only way out is through, and eventually you come out on the other side, stronger and smarter. It may take a lot longer than it took us to drive through that downpour, and you may not come out unscathed, but eventually, you'll make it through the storm.




If you're interested, here are a few more pictures that I posted on my Facebook page.




Sunday, March 31, 2019

Words I Was Using Wrong


Under words that don’t mean what I originally thought they meant—DECIMATE: to kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group

So if a rabbit decimates my lettuce patch, 9 of 10 lettuce plants is okay. Honestly, I’m okay with that. 


BRAISE: fry (food) lightly and then stew it slowly in a closed container. 

A great way to cook pork chops BTW. 

BRAISE is not the same as BRAZE: form, fix, or join by soldering with an alloy of copper and zinc at high temperature. Nor does it mean to grill over an open flame. 


PRODIGAL: spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.

From context, I assumed prodigal meant someone who spurns or runs away from his home and family. Nope. Just a spendthrift.

Have you discovered words you were using wrong? 


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Running of the Reindeer 2019

Those of you who have read Alaskan Hideaway might remember the "Running of the Reindeer" event in Fur Rondy. I thought I'd post a few photos from this year's event. 






There was a crowd at the fences, and it is Fur Rondy, so I saw lots of big furry hats like the one above. The men's run was first.





Some of them had very interesting costumes. I love the dragon, although it brought up the rear in more of an amble than a run, way behind the reindeer.



 Then they gathered the reindeer up and took them back down the street so the women could run. 









As you can see, the women had great costumes, too. I'm especially fond of the cookie monster. 


All and all, lots of fun and cute reindeer. Fun times in Anchorage.