What setting comes to mind when you think of cowboy stories? Is it a ranch in Texas? Big Sky country of Montana or Wyoming? Front range of Colorado Rockies? Then there are the ranchers in the Dakotas. The cowboys running huge spreads in the Australian Outback. the caballeros in South America.
Cowboys don’t have to have certain settings. It’s a way of life, a cowboy spirit that makes a cowboy a the man he is. Hardworking, dusty, long hours and total commitment to the animals, the land and the people he loves.
Even when a
cowboy is transplanted to the streets of NYC, he carries his values with him. A cowboy’s word is his promise. He’s tough, he’s determined
and he’s gentle with his woman.
I chose Texas, ranches and a saloon for my Ugly Stick Saloon stories. But it could just as well have been the Dakotas, Montana or Colorado. It’s the people in the stories that brings the setting to life.
What settings do you prefer for your cowboys?
Here’s a sneak peak at my cover for BOOTS AND LACE, coming in March, the next release of the Ugly Stick Saloon stories. Love this cover!
BOOTS AND LACE
Welcome back to the Ugly Stick Saloon!
She wants no strings…but he wants it all.
After her philandering husband left her, Lacey Lambert found sanctuary, and a better class of friends, at the Ugly Stick Saloon. Where she learned that the best revenge—against her ex, and the “friends” who kicked her out of the Temptation Garden Club—is to live life to the fullest.
Now that her best friend is moving out of her apartment building, she’s feeling a little lonely. And more than ready for a little commitment-free sex with the hot new downstairs tenant.
Freshly divorced, Nick McBride isn’t looking for another failed relationship. But when the luscious brunette offers no-strings sex—with him and his brother—he can’t come up with a good reason to refuse.
After he gets over the shock that she likes it loud, long, and in front of an open window, he finds himself wanting more time with her. Maybe even on a permanent basis. But it’ll take every ounce of his cowboy charms to convince her to let him sweep her off her feet.