Tanned? In Some Places!

Hi all. Sorry for the late post. I “took the morning” off and it was awesome. (And don’t we all deserve a morning off?)

I’m currently working on the first novella in a new series…the Wade family. Brock Wade, the oldest at 32 of four, has been mother and father to his siblings for the last 14 years after their parents were killed in a traffic accident. As a surprise, Brock’s siblings bought him a vacation to the Sand Castle Resort, the first time he’s been away from them and from the Wade Cattle Company at Ace in the Hole ranch since he took over. He doesn’t want to go but the reality is his siblings are no longer children at 18, 24 and 29.  So he goes and thus my problem.

What do cowboys wear? Jean (mostly likely Wranglers), dusty/dirty boots, cowboy hat and then either a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt. So where is he tanned? Well, his arms and chest and back, if he’s been doing work without a shirt. His face? Hmm, maybe the lower half. His forehead, brows and eyes are mostly shaded by his hat. His legs? Oh dear. That’s where I have my problem! His luscious toned muscular legs are gonna be white, aren’t they? Why didn’t I realize this before I sent poor Brock to a Caribbean  island!

So what’s your advice for poor Brock? He’s rough and tough cowboy who’s used to being in charge. The idea of smelling like coconut oil on his legs…well, just no!

Brock’s story will be out on August 20 in an author collection, Brought to His Knees.

Next month, I’ll show you his picture, my cover and maybe a little excerpt. Okay?

D'Alba RT BooksigningPS – Are you going to RT Convention in New Orleans in May? Look for me! I’ll have special handouts for those readers who seek me out!

About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.
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17 Responses to Tanned? In Some Places!

  1. Tanya says:

    his legs could be tanned…………cut off blue jeans at the swimming hole? lazing in a lawn chair with a cold beer? washing his truck?

  2. Porchia says:

    Most of the guys around here in Texas have upper halves darker than the lower half. But they do take time to relax in shorts outside and enjoy some down time. So he should not be to white on his legs unless he was to shy to showoff his legs. LOL Hope this helps. 🙂

  3. Clare O'Beara says:

    Sounds like fun! I hope the poor guy doesn’t burn.

  4. Sue Cox says:

    Good luck with that, it’s always a dilemma for those of us who don’t favour short shorts and teeney tops. That and having one arm darker than the other because that’s the one hanging out of the drivers side window ! Can’t wait to read the solution.

  5. Shirley Long says:

    Well, being Brock is a “real” cowboy, this is probably gonna sound foolish but here goes ~~ if he’s pressed for time he could always go to a tanning salon for a quick darkening. Could even be included in the surprise his siblings are giving him. Like it’s part of a package?? Hell, I don’t know. The lounging around in shorts sounded doable depending on the time factor. Or he could go “as is” and find he perfect lady who likes his “cowboy” tan. Intriguing concept!!

  6. Shirley Long says:

    You sure we have to wait till December????

  7. Cindy Hamilton says:

    I’ll take him, white legs and all!!

  8. Denise says:

    This is going to be soooo interesting can’t wait……

  9. Annette says:

    Going by your description, the poor boy doesn’t know how to have fun and will need a sassy heroine to get him in…and out of those shorts. As for the white legs, doesn’t sound like it would matter to him. Not going to RT this year but will be going to RAGT. Hope to meet you there!

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