A short tutorial with one very eye-opening surprise.
When I sat down to research why cowboys are increasingly popular as heroes I found a lot of information and one very interesting item. I’ve used tidbits from am couple of my books to illustrate some of them.
Move over vampires! Alpha men are back with a vengeance in romance novels, and cowboys are helping lead the charge. There are contemporary cowboys, historical cowboys, erotic cowboys and even paranormal cowboys. Snicker at your own risk, ye of snooty literary tastes. Romance fiction, with $1.36 billion in sales in 2010, constitutes the largest share of the consumer book market; more than a quarter of all books sold are romances.
From He Came Upon a Midnight Clear: Libby knew that damn blush was staining her cheeks again, but this cowboy seemed to be able to push her buttons. Flip her switches. The whole time his hand covered hers electricity crackled through her. He was absolutely gorgeous, with his golden skin, thick black hair that just reached the collar of his shirt, lean muscled body and long legs. His eyes were darker than onyx, mysterious, and his faced was defined by high cheekbones and a square jaw. His romantic Hispanic heritage was very obvious. She could imagine him like the vaqueros of old astride his horse, riding the range, rounding up cattle.
A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. And I love rodeos.
From Rodeo Heat: It could have been the animalistic heat of the rodeo, or the pin with special powers that the old woman had all but forced her to buy. But whatever it was, within seconds of meeting rodeo rider Ben Lovell, Grace Delany safe world crumbled in a voluptuous explosion of lust. Every night was something new. From the handcuffs to the intriguing sex toys to the taking of her virgin ass, Grace gave in to it all, relishing her body’s. As Ben Lowell led her from one earth-shattering climax to another, as her body softened and opened to him, her juices lubricating the way, all she could do was hang on for dear life and follow his lead. But when it was over, could she really walk away from the man who had taken her on an outrageous journey of sexual self-discovery where there were no limits or boundaries?
But here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know. I found (demonstrated in a video, the “cowboy position” which it turns out is a very popular position for sex! According to the description, The Cowboy is not a naturally occurring position, as the receiver has their legs closed while the giver sits astride their thighs. To get into the position, the receiver simply lies down on their back while their partner sits atop of them. Although inserting can be a little difficult at first for the giver, the tightness of the opening can be rewarding for shallow penetration.
Maybe I can have one of my cowboys demonstrate it in my next book!