Thursday, November 18, 2010

CHRISTMAS BODYGUARD - Margaret Daley - Free Book

So good to have you back, Margaret, and with another Christmas book. Why did you become an author?

I became an author because I love to make up stories ever since I was a little girl. I used to have elaborate stories involving my dolls.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?

For 27 years I had my other dream job. I was a teacher for children with special needs. Loved that job!

It takes a special person to do that, and I'm sure you were very good at it. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?

 I love researching different times in history and have been doing some right now for a book I am writing. With that said, I like the time period I live in right now. I have been reading about the early 19th century, especially the woman’s role, and realized how lucky we are to be alive today.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?

I would love to see Montana and Yellowstone National Park. The scenery looks awesome.

I know. I love looking at pictures and videos from there. How about a foreign country you hope to visit?

I want to visit Australia or New Zealand.

I do, too. Maybe we could go together. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?

To give control over to Him.

Tell us about the featured book.

Blurb for Christmas Bodyguard:

Someone's after wealthy Texan Slade Caulder's daughter. Desperate to keep her safe while he determines the motive, the widowed father hires a bodyguard for Abbey. A female bodyguard, with the training to protect the girl--and an understanding of a willful teenager who keeps trying to outsmart her. Elizabeth Walker is the perfect combination of caring and toughness for her job. But as the holidays approach, the stalker's threats escalate. And Slade finds himself willing to risk everything to keep his Christmas bodyguard by his side...forever.

Guardians, Inc.: Born to protect, bound to fall in love

Sounds like a very good story. Please give us the first page of the book.

"Watch out!" Slade Caulder said through clenched teeth, gripping the door handle on his SUV. Why had he allowed a sixteen-year-old with a permit to drive? Only a few more miles to the ranch—thankfully.

"Dad, I saw him coming out. I've got everything under control."

When he noticed Abbey sliding a glance toward him, his heart rate shot up even further. "Keep your eyes on the road."

"I'm gonna ask Gram to take me driving next time."

"No." Although he wished he could let his mother-in-law take over teaching his daughter to drive around Dallas, he wouldn't. It was his job.

The car gained speed. "Don't go over sixty."

"I'm not. I have to practice going highway speed. Quit worrying about me."

Yeah, sure. She might as well ask him to quit breathing. It wasn't going to happen. Abbey was all he had. At least this was an almost-deserted stretch of road.

Thud! Bam!

A blowout?

Suddenly the car swerved to the right toward the ditch along the highway. He lurched around and glimpsed the color leaching from Abbey's face. Her knuckles whitened as she fought the shimmying steering wheel.

"Daddy!" she screamed above the thumping sound followed by a whomp. "I can't control…”

Wow! Way to leave us hanging. Bring on the book. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Readers can find me at .

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. New information: Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. I’m trying to get a good idea of where the people live who leave comments on my blog. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

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Judy Cooper said...

It would be great to win this book.
I live in Southwest Louisiana.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

scottsgal said...

sounds wonderful - thanks for the chance
msboatgal at

grannyvon said...

I would love to win this book. I live in LA which is lower Alabama and I have never read about a lady bodyguard. So glad Margaret Daley was inpired to write this book, it should be very different. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book.

Angela from Kentucky

Tammy G. said...

Love Margaret Daley's read! Would love to read this!

Patsy said...

I love these books! I know this one will be great! Looking forward to reading it.

Teresa Slack said...

Thanks for the info about Margaret's new book. She is an awesome lady and I wish her much success. You too, Lena. BTW, I'm visiting from the Buckeye State---Ohio

Margaret Daley said...

Thank you all for leaving comments. I had a lot of fun writing the three books in this series about female bodyguards. I wish you the best in the drawing. And have a great Thanksgiving.

karenk said...

would love to read margaret's novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Merry said...

Oh, this sounds good, I love the heroine is a bodyguard and romantic suspense is my favorite. Please add me.

Sheila Deeth said...

I love Yellowstone--wish I could visit again. And your book sounds great.

fredamans said...

Please enter this girl from Ontario. Thanks.

Margaret Daley said...

Sheila, I think Yellowstone would be a great place to visit. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Pam K. said...

With that opening, I just have to read the book! Please enter me in the drawing; I'd love to win "Christmas Bodyguard."
Thanks from a reader in Kansas.


holdenj said...

This looks like an exciting holiday read, thanks fo rthe chance! I live in MN, we have snow on the ground.

Cindy W. said...

Oh how exciting! I love Margaret's work. Would love to be entered to win a copy of Christmas Bodyguard. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win.

Cindy W.


Cindy W. said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you I am from a small town in Northeast Indiana.

Cindy W.


Linda Kish said...

I'd enjoy reading this.

I live in California

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Dianne P. said...

Sounds like a great book. I found your blog when Annalisa posted the link on facebook. Very impressive! I'm in SE Missouri.

Giveaway Lady said...

OOO!! Sounds like a really nice mystery book:) Please enter me. Thanks!


Nauvoo, IL

Linda Henderson said...

I love holiday books and the female bodyguard angle is a great one, I'd love to read it.

I live in Missouri USA

seriousreader at live dot com

Unknown said...

this book sounds great!
I live in Canada
Kim v

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Lena, for hosting me. Good luck everyone in the drawing.

cynthia said...

Thanks for the great interview and for a chance to win your book. I love a good suspense story. I live in California.

Charlotte Kay said...

Greetings from Ohio, the Buckeye State:)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Ausjenny said...

I enjoy Margaret's books also and Its cool she would like to come visit Australia. I would love to go to New Zealand at some stage. My brother and family are there at present hes there for a year teaching.
I am sure you will enjoy Australia if you make it here there is so much to see and if you do come would love to meet you.
I do love christmas books.
im from Naracoorte South Australia

Coolestmommy said...

Wow! What a great opener. Can't wait to read.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
I live in the midwest

Margaret Daley said...

Ausjenny, if I ever get to Australia, I would love to meet you. Maybe one day I will get there. Cynthia, I love a suspense story, too.

apple blossom said...

thanks. Love the love inspired books. Please include me in this giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Deborah M said...

I love suspense and I love Margaret's books. Please sign me up for this one. It looks like a lot of others do, too.
Deborah M.

Unknown said...

Christmas Bodyguard sounds very interesting. Thanks. gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

cheryl c said...

I love reading Christmas stories, and I am especially intrigued by this one because it features a female bodyguard. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

Georgia girl!
Cheryl C.

Jan Marie said...

This sounds like my kind of book! I would love to be the lucky winner of Margaret Daley's book - you can always count on her for good reading material.


Renee Ann said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. I've enjoyed Margaret's books. Thanks! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com said...

Please enter me!

dancealert at aol dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

Ooo, a lady bodyguard, how interesting!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book:)
I'm an Ohio State Buckeye!

Bakersdozen said...

This book sounds interesting. I don't hear much about female bodyguards. I live in Southern CA.

Judy said...

I'd love to win this!

Judy said...

Oooops...I live in New Jersey

Regina said...

i love mystery and christmas stories!

Regina from ohio

Unknown said...

Book appears very interesting and mysterious. I was born and raised in Kansas; and after following my military husband around the world during his career, we now live in Arlington, TX, between Dallas/FtWorth. Have been to Yellowstone Park several times, and it was never more charming that when I was a child. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I do.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Edwina said...

I would love to read this book!

Thank you, Lena, for the opportunity!

I live in Georgia.


Ashley E said...

Wow, this sounds like yet another great book from Margaret Daley. Can't wait to read it!

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net