Saturday, February 23, 2013

Romancing the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Romancing the West Blog Hop
Why do we enjoy writing and reading about the west?  What is it about cowboys that is just plain irresistible?  Over thirty authors and bloggers tackle these and other questions by explaining why we love Romancing the West.
But that’s not all, as you enjoy some awesome blogs and find fantastic books, for every post you comment on with your email address, you will be entered for some amazing prizes.


Grand Prize:  A swag pack which includes books (both ebooks and paper).  Amazon gift card, custom made butterfly jewelry, book cards, magnets and much more all tucked away in a keepsake box.  (Available to US residents only.  Winner will be announced on February 26th at 10 PM EST).

What is it about those cowboys?
There is seriously just something about those men that just draws me in.  I can't help it.  It's like an addiction that I just can't kick.  Makes me wanna catch the next bus going west to any small one-horse town where everyone knows everyone and find a small diner to sit in and wait til one walks thru the door then beg him to take me home :) much for my secret fantasy lol.
I do like the idea of settling in the West though, having a ranch with horses, cows and cowboys a plenty.  It sounds so peaceful and down to earth.   Hey I'd even settle for a dude ranch for a couple weeks to start.,.just to get my feet wet.
What makes you fall in love with a cowboy?  Is it the way he wears his jeans?  Is it the way he rides his horse?  Is it the way he treats his woman?  You tell me what you think!
There is one particular cowboy I did kinda fell in love with, cockiness and all and I had to share him with the world. He's the hero of my current release...

Take Me Home, Cowboy 

Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.
When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

Ally’s attention immediately flew to the newcomer in the room. How could she not? He was gorgeous. Not that she actually wanted to notice.  Ha! Who was she kidding? His hair was still damp where it curled slightly at the neckline of his T-shirt. The short sleeve tee was snug fitting and showed off his pectorals and tanned arm muscles. He grabbed his plate, made his way around the table, and leaned in close. Oh, his scent hit her—clean soap and pure male. Good God.
"Like what you see, princess?" he murmured.

Startled out of her trance, she stumbled for a quick, snide comment. "You wish, cowboy," she whispered back, and then turned back to her daddy, who was already halfway finished with his meal.

She was not about to let anyone see how rattled the foreman’s presence actually made her. She only hoped she hadn’t already given her odd interest in him away. Ignore him and he won't be any the wiser.  She would be sure to make this trip a short one, or she would be in trouble.
Jesse cleaned his plate and abruptly stood, placed his dishes in the sink, and made to leave the room.

"Looks like you kids get to do the dishes. I’m off to my study." Her dad kissed the top of her head and slapped his foreman on the back, then chuckled as he disappeared through the door.

"That rat!" she said. "He shoveled through his dinner on purpose."

"No worries, princess. I do the dishes every night anyway. You can go do whatever it is you do before bed. I’ll take care of the clean up before I head out to check the horses."

"Oh no you don’t. I won’t let you go running to Daddy tomorrow whining because I didn’t do my share, so I’ll wash. And why are you calling me ‘princess’?"

"It seemed fitting. Would you rather me go back to ma'am?""No, I would rather you use my name, thank you."

He only shrugged. He pushed his place setting aside, rose, and reached for the dessert and plates on the counter.  "Since we'll be working together, how about some dessert before we get busy?"

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  1. I like cowboys for their loyalty. Nice excerpt.

  2. I'd love to read one of your novels!!

  3. Your book sounds very good. Enjoyed the excerpt. Pretty cover.
    Sue B

  4. I love a cowboy in tight jeans and a cowboy hat. Hot!

  5. oh i married me a cowboy!! that's how much i love them! i mean he isn't a cowboy in the real sense, but from a small town with a diner - just like you described. he has a little city in him, but when he gets with his family his roots and accent come out and it is HAWT!! i LOVE reading cowboy stories and so glad i found out about your books. thanks for the giveaway!
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

  6. Cowboys are definitely hot. With their proper manners, tight wranglers, and work hard body. YUM!

    Thanks for the excerpt.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  7. This book sounds so good and the cover looks even better! I love the assless chaps! My weakness! hehe
    Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)