Falling for the Geek Hero — Deb Kastner ( + Giveaway )

Today I’m happy to welcome author Deb Kastner as she talks about her latest fictional hero and how he captured her heart. Read through to the end to find out how you can enter the giveaway.

I am super excited to guest post here at the All Betts Are Off blog today. If you don’t know me, my name is Deb Kastner and I write contemporary inspirational romances for Harlequin Love Inspired and western romance novellas under my own publishing company Daydreamz Publishing.

The majority of the heroes I write are alpha heroes—cowboys or military men who are tough on the outside with hidden hearts of gold my heroines must mine to discover. These men are often rough around the edges and rub my heroines wrong from the first page.

One day, however, as I was sitting down to outline an indie novella, a new hero surprised me, opening the door to the heroine sporting VR glasses. Imagine my surprise to meet Cam, an adorable geek hero with equally adorable twin nephews. Cam was way out of my wheelhouse and different than any other hero I’ve ever written. Brilliant and soft-spoken, he quickly wormed his way into my heart just as he did with cowgirl heroine Maisey. It was such a lovely experience to write something totally different for me.

Being an indie book, I also had the blessing of being able to put my VR-wearing hero on the cover of the book, something I doubt if I would have been able to do with a traditionally published novel. Not only that, but the horses dashing through the snow on the bottom of the cover are actually from my sister’s animal sanctuary herd (https://happyhavenfarm.wixsite.com/happyhavensanctuary).


So what about you? Geek or no geek? I’m giving away an eBook of The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift to one commenter.


When a couple of mischievous six-year-old twins show up on Maisey Gray’s property and scare her horses, she’s ready to let their VR glasses-wearing, socially-awkward guardian have a piece of her mind. She soon learns there’s much more to Cam than meets the eye, but he’s the twins’ permanent guardian and she isn’t mother material. Can an adorable set of twins, a snowstorm and a wild horse bring this cowgirl a Christmas gift she’ll remember forever?

Cam didn’t move to Hope, Wyoming in search of romance, but when he suddenly becomes the guardian of his sister’s twins, he needs neighbor Maisey’s help more than ever to make everyone’s Christmas wishes come true. Celebrating Christmas with Maisey creates a special bond. But is it virtual reality, or is it the start of a forever family?


Publishers Weekly Bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 novels and two million books in print, Deb Kastner enjoys writing contemporary inspirational and sweet western stories set in small communities, often including animals as major secondary characters. Deb lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband, her miniature schnauzer Gabby and pit bull/shepherd mix Sadie, and two mischievous bonded brothers, black tuxedo cats Hype and Dab. She recently went through what she terms her midlife crisis and adopted her very first ever real live horse whose name is sweet Moscato. She is blessed with three adult daughters and two grandchildren with #3 on the way. Her favorite hobby is spoiling her grandchildren, but she also enjoys music (The Texas Tenors and The High Kings are her favs) and exploring the Rocky Mountains on horseback.

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