Better Late Than Never by Parker Kincade

It’s the 17th! Again! How in the world does this date sneak up on me every single month? 🙂

I’ve been working on my next sports romance – Southern Heat. While I love writing sexy, alpha athletes, I do miss the cowboys of Shadow Maverick Ranch. I blame my need for more cowboys for the fact that I’ve become enamored with the TV series Bonanza. The show comes on my satellite every afternoon (usually around the time I break from the writing cave for sustenance), and every afternoon I’m glued to the TV – watching Little Joe, Adam, and Hoss be, well, cowboys.

I love old movies, and it seems I also love old TV series (I think I was 2 when Bonanza went off the air). There is something about the way stories were told – something real and romantic – that speaks to my heart. Of course, I do find myself giggling at how dramatic some of the scenes are – over-acted fight scenes, women swooning (seriously?), and guns firing too late.

So, what happened to all the cowboys? I think shows like Bonanza provided a good example to young men about honor and integrity. Something our world desperately needs, don’t you think?

What are your favorite old western TV shows or movies? I’ll run out of Bonanza episodes eventually – so give me some recommendations!

One last (unrelated) note:

Time is running out for Hearts In Danger – now a USA Today Bestseller! This boxed set is only available until the end of June – so be sure to get your copy and help us fight heart disease! (proceeds benefit the American Heart Association).

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Until next month,


About Parker Kincade

USA Today Bestselling Author. Wrangler of hot, alpha men.
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11 Responses to Better Late Than Never by Parker Kincade

  1. Shirley Long says:

    I loved Bonanza as a kid. Most people drooled over Little Joe but my hero was always Adam. So dark and handsome. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    When you run out of Bonanza, there’s always the Big Valley. It has several fantastic looking men and they’re always doing good, kind of like the Bonanza folks. Then, of course, there’s Rawhide with a very young Clint Eastwood. He’s still a good looking man, but in my book, he is one fantastic cowboy. There’s also one that comes on starring Steve McQueen, but I can’t remember the name of it.
    They all run on my Me tv channel on the weekends and late at night. Don’t know if you get that channel or not.

    • Parker Kincade says:

      Thanks, Shirley! I’ll have to look at Big Valley. And I agree about Clint Eastwood. My mom was in LOVE with him when I was young, so I never really appreciated his…er…manliness, until I got older. I do get the Me channel – I can see my DVR is about to get a workout!

  2. Diane V says:

    I agree with Shirley. Another good one is Gunsmoke. It features Marshall Matt Dillon, who just happens to be in love with the lady who runs the local saloon. There are a lot of colorful characters and the Marshall faces down a lot of gunslingers.

  3. Clare O'Beara says:

    Plenty of interesting characters and stories for us!

    I used to enjoy Alias Smith And Jones.

    • Parker Kincade says:

      I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to the cowboys at Shadow Maverick – but it looks like it won’t be until early next year. 😦 I’ll check out that show! Thanks, Clare!

  4. mjmgma says:

    The Virginian and Big Valley
    were my favorites although I also enjoyed How The West Was Won.

  5. WOW where to start…..Movies….Anything John Wayne( El Dorado, Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo just to name 3), Clint Eastwood westerns(Pale Rider, Outlaw Josie Wales)…TV….Rifleman, Big Valley, Rawhide, Wild Wild West, and Maverick. That’s just a few…. my dad, brother’s, husband and son love old westerns. I have to say I am a fan. They are some of our go to things to watch on TV.

  6. wrongwaymichelle says:

    Rawhide, Branded, The Big Valley, The Rifleman, Maverick, The Wild Wild West, Zorro……all good ones along with Bonanza. I grew up on all of them. Don’t forget Roy Rogers!

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