Check out RIDE A TEXAS COWBOY today!

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Dear Readers and Friends,

Giddy up! Ride a Texas Cowboy is here!

If you’ve followed me for a long while, you may already have read the story in its previous incarnation as Ride a Cowboy, which released over ten years ago. The story’s been freshened up, filled out. It’s still as sexy as hell. And don’t you love that cover?!

As well, I’m posting a reminder about an upcoming release you won’t want to miss.

Happy reading!

Ride a Texas Cowboy

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Katelyn Carter came to rural Texas to lick her wounds and start over after her failed marriage, but a sexy young cowboy seems determined to show her that love is still in the cards for this single librarian.

Sheriff’s deputy Daniel Bodine answers a 911 call to remove a rattlesnake from his new neighbor’s bedroom. What he finds is an embarrassed Katelyn, dressed in little more than her pretty pink blushes. One little omission later, and he’s working for the lady as her handyman.

Burned once by a man, Katelyn fights her growing attraction but finds Daniel more temptation than she can resist. When he shows her he knows his way around a woman’s body as well as he does a hammer and a saw, she takes a walk on the nasty side, vainly hoping she can keep her heart free of entanglement.

Get your copy here!

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And mark your calendars!

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Coming February 14, 2017!

Former SEAL, “Big Mac” McLane, is sure he earned all kinds of bad karma somewhere when his first mission with Charter Group is guarding the “Love Boat” and its activity director. Okay, so the cruise line is sponsoring a special cruise for wounded soldiers and their families–a great cause–but Big Mac doesn’t do well around families and children, and Kylie Hammond is cute, but he feels like he has two left feet whenever she’s around. But he’s going to do his job, keep it strictly business, fade into the background whenever she’s around, but it seems Kylie has other ideas…

Kylie knows the big SEAL isn’t exactly gung-ho for his new assignment, but she can’t be more pleased. The big man’s the yummiest thing she’s ever seen, and coaxing blushes and glares from him becomes her favorite sport. But then things begin to go wrong aboard ship, people disappear, and then someone’s killed. The thing her charity most feared–a terrorist attack at sea–appears to be underway. Now, she has to trust Big Mac and his team to keep her wounded soldiers safe.

Pre-order your copy here!

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First Ride–Rhonda Lee Carver

Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver

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 ONLY $.99 cents

First Ride Cowboy Collection

You Never Forget Your First…

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Saddle up for a sexy ride with 18 bestselling and award winning authors as they share with you their first in a series. These cowboys will claim your heart with their rough edges and raw emotions. Dust off your boots, and join us for a ride you’ll never forget.

Coming February 3rd!

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FEATURING:

Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver

The Stone sisters know their way with a gun, rope, three-inch heels, and a cowboy’s heart.

Forget Me Knot by Lori King

Will her vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake?

Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova

Five brides for five brothers…at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.

Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford

A cowboy who knew nothing of love. A city girl who wishes she didn’t.

Sweet As Candy by Sidda Lee Rain

She may be the softness to smooth his rough edges. That is…if he can convince her to give an ol’ rodeo bum a chance.

Lazarus by Beth Williamson

Being a Graham isn’t easy, and it’s about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart.

The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir

Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?

Gimme Some Sugar by Stephanie Berget

She’s is a genius with cupcakes and croissants. He needs a ranch cook to whip up beef, beans and bacon. Love never tasted so good.

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun

She left town to chase her dreams…he stayed and ignored his…can they find love again?

Davis: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager

A marriage of convenience ignites into a steamy romance and brings two strong wills together.

Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Lea Sullivan

She writes fantasy cowboys for a living…but she never expected to find her own on the back roads of Hill Country, Texas.

Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn

Returning to Wyoming two things surprised GySgt Jared Worrell…becoming the town chocolatier and Lucy Thomas. Coming home never tasted so sweet.

Montana Bachelor by Hildie McQueen

Rich Bachelor seeks Single Female who won’t mind complications of elite society, a suspicious father and an evil ex-girlfriend…

Cowboys Never Fold by Lexi Post

A cowboy honors a promise by working at a nudist resort but to win the sexy owner’s heart, he must bare more than his soul.

River’s Edge by Gem Sivad

From gunslinger to ranch owner. He’s finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.

Jake: Men of Clifton by Susan Fisher Davis

He can tame the wildest stallion, but can he tame a stubborn redhead that wants nothing to do with him?

The Real McCoy by Sabrina York

She mistakes him for a stripper…he is happy to comply!

Get a taste of:
Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver

Rhinestone Cowgirls, Book #1

 

The oldest of three sisters, Jewels Stone takes care of everyone, especially those she loves. When she finds out the youngest Stone is duped, she plans to rope and wrangle the cowboy to teach him a lesson on how to treat a woman.

Tied to a bedpost and as mad as a hornet, Spark Ryder wants to toss Jewels over his knee and spank her. Problem is, he’d enjoy it too much. Held hostage by rope and wax strips, he tries to convince her that she has the wrong cowboy. But how can he convince her that he’s innocent when she’s out to settle a score against all men?

While seeking revenge, Jewels finds a passion that’ll have her hanging by a dream. The pressure is too much and loose threads holding the past begin to unravel. Her brain urges her to run while her heart wishes to stay.

Spark wants nothing but distance with Jewels, but when things start to heat up on the Rhinestone Ranch, he samples Jewels’ treasure and finds himself on the wrong end of the rope again—but it’s his soul that’s bound to a woman who will never trust.

He wants to stitch her broken heart, but will he walk before his own heart is in need of mending?

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SPARK’S NOSE ITCHED. But he couldn’t move his hands to scratch.

Forcing one eye to a slit, he wasn’t in his room, but still in the motel. Damn. He’d fallen asleep.

Opening both eyes, he blinked the fuzziness away and lifted his head. His arms were stretched high above his head and his wrists ached. He darted a glimpse above him.

 He was tied to the headboard. Acid gurgled in his stomach. “What the hell!” He gave his hands a jerk, but the rope held them tight. “Fuck!”

Jerking a glance around the room…there she was…sitting in the chair, her legs crossed and a look of satisfaction covering her pretty features.

“What the fuck is this?” Now he understood why Ms. Stone had been throwing herself at him. “Talk to me!” he demanded.

A sticky, tingly sensation brought his gaze lower and on his legs. He squinted. Both legs were covered with some sort of pink, glossy paper.  “And what in God’s creation are those?”

She got up, stood at the end of the bed, a smirk curving her lips. “Wax strips.”

“Get them off me and let me the hell out of this bed!” he snarled

“Are you sure you want me to help you with the strips?” One thin brow curved maliciously.

“Hell yeah!”

She reached down, grabbed the corner of one strip and pulled.

“Ow!” he squealed as a fire like none other raced through his leg. Clenching his teeth, he looked at her through narrowed gaze. “What the hell was that for?’

“You did ask me to help you. So I did.”

“I’m talking about all of this—the rope, the shit on my legs.” He forced a breath through tight lips.

Smugly, she crossed her arms. “This is a lesson earned.”

He popped up a brow. “A lesson? For what?” Bringing his gaze back to his rope twined wrists, he visually examined the headboard. The cord was wrapped around his wrists, fashioned through the five-inch gap into the wooden detail, then pulled back through and tied in a knot. From what he could see, and with another tug, it wasn’t a bad knot.

“I’m sorry, but I have plans so I must hurry. I won’t spend much time with my explanation. You played my sister. Therefore, I’m showing you what it’s like to be played.”

He perused his brain, trying to find a clue as to what she was referring too. He came up blank. This had to be a joke! “Lady, the only one of us who is a player and a manipulator is you.” Seeing a flicker of confusion, he chuckled. “Yes, that’s right, Jewels Stone.”

One brow snapped up and her hands clenched into fists. “So…so, you knew who I was all along?” Her lips thinned. Good thing she didn’t have a weapon, otherwise he’d be dead, he was certain.

“What? You don’t like being caught at your sordid game? Pot. Kettle. Black.” He gave his arms a jerk and the bed creaked.

She darted her glance to his bound wrists, but only a mere flash. “Don’t talk or I’ll have to get the tape and cover your mouth.”

Anger sliced through his gut. Damn, woman! He didn’t doubt for a minute that she’d do as she threatened.

With a cold glance in his direction, she bent and grabbed something. His jeans! She dipped her hand into the back pocket and withdrew his cell. Now what was she doing?

“Be thankful that I’m not cruel, otherwise I’d leave you tied up here until the cleaning lady came, and considering I rented this room for two days, that’d be a long time to stay bound to the bed. Imagine the laugh the employees here would have.”

“Letting me go would be the best decision you’ve made, before things got out of hand.”

“Are you threatening me?” She shook her head. “Tsk, Tsk.”

“You have a warped mind, don’t you?” Pulling himself up, he heard the wood crack and the springs pop. It wouldn’t take much pressure for him to break the bed, but he’d have no way of getting the rope undone. Apparently, she was thinking the same thing because her eyes widened.

“Let’s get this over with, shall we?” She came to stand beside the bed. “Who would you like to call to ask for help?”

“9-1-1,” he grumbled.

“And imagine the story you’d tell. You were sleeping so hard that a woman tied you to the bed and placed hot wax strips on your legs. That’d be another group finding the humor in this scenario. So, would you like to change your contact person?”

About the Author

Rhonda Lee Carver is the bestselling author of the Second Chance Cowboy Series and Cowboys of Nirvana Series. She’s emotional, fun-loving, known to be witty (sometimes at the wrong times) and values a good love story.

By day, she taps into her creative, fictional world and writes beautifully-flawed, broken characters with big hearts that readers can relate to. In the evening, she travels back to reality and becomes the adoring, saucy wife, chauffeur for her two amazing kids, homework virtuoso (at least she thinks so), amateur nurse, mediocre chef, pet-guru, and a Jackie of all trades. She adds a sprinkle of her own real-life adventures in each story she spins. She wouldn’t give up one thing in her crazy, chaotic, ever-amusing life.

Writing for Rhonda is like falling in love and finding a new best friend over and over again. Her characters will find a place inside of your heart too.

 

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January Girl – Mari Carr

januarygirl4My latest release, January Girl, takes place in an Irish pub in Baltimore. The heroine, Caitlyn, is a lawyer and the hero, Lucas, is a billionaire real estate mogul hoping to buy Caitlyn’s family’s pub. They don’t want to sell. January Girl is the first book in the “next generation” of Wild Irish stories. The series, Wilder Irish, will continue the saga of the Patrick Collins (Pop) and this seven children (the original Wild Irish) and now the grandchildren (who are even WILDER).

Now…I can hear what you’re thinking. “Mari, what does any of this have to do with cowboys?” Well, let me just show you…

Excerpt from January Girl:

Her mother carried in a huge platter of wings, setting it on the coffee table. Like a pack of hungry wolves, the family descended, everyone loading up their paper plates, pouring on the ranch dressing and moving on to the trash-talking phase of the day.

The Ravens were playing the Steelers, which meant a serious rivalry in her family. Her dad and Lochlan—whom he’d won over to the Steelers side when her brother was only young, much to Pop Pop’s regret—started bragging about their quarterback’s stats.

The rest of the family resided firmly in the Ravens’ camp. She watched as Lucas listened to them argue and chuckled with amusement as bets were placed.

“You’re a Baltimore boy, Lucas. Want a piece of the action?” Colm asked, when Lucas remained quiet about his allegiances.

Lucas shrugged and shook his head. “I’m afraid I don’t have a horse in this race.”

Pop Pop looked at him, confusion crinkling his forehead. “What do you mean?”

“I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan.”

It was the absolute worst thing he could have said.

Caitlyn cursed herself for being a fool and not questioning him about his football ties before they arrived. Like Colm, she’d assumed he was a Ravens fan.

“What self-respecting Baltimore local roots for the Cowboys?” Colm asked, aghast.

Lucas didn’t appear offended by her cousin’s question. “One who prefers to see his team win occasionally.”

The room lit up. Caitlyn suspected a full five minutes passed as everyone spoke at the same time, loudly, as they fired statistic after statistic at Lucas. Meanwhile, he lobbed them all right back, countering with some pretty fair arguments of his own.

It ended when her mother yelled over the battle, “Cool it!”

Dad was the first to break the brief silence. “I appreciate you taking the heat off me for once, Lucas.”

Meanwhile, Colm was still shaking his head. “Jesus, Caitlyn. It wasn’t bad enough you brought a conservative into our house? You had to bring one who’s a Cowboys fan?”

Caitlyn had done fairly well holding it together until that point, but Colm’s far-too-serious question pushed her over the edge. She burst out into loud, uncontrollable laughter. And because the Collins clan was incapable of holding a grudge for longer than three seconds, everyone else erupted with snorts and giggles and chuckles too.

Lucas was the only one who didn’t laugh, though there was definite mirth in his eyes when he leaned toward her to murmur, “There’s something seriously wrong with your family.”

So you see? January Girl has absolutely NOTHING to do with cowboys! LOL.

The book is a lot of fun and SUPER sexy…like wowza–I blushed writing some of this! I hope you’ll give the series a try.

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Do You Remember Your First? by Donna Michaels

Howdy! I remember my first cowboy. Cole McCall. I’m so excited to include his story in a wonderful cowboy boxset of first in a series novels with such amazing authors!

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

 

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 First Ride Cowboy Collection

You Never Forget Your First… 

 

Saddle up for a sexy ride with 18 bestselling and award winning authors as they share with you their first in a series. These cowboys will claim your heart with their rough edges and raw emotions. Dust off your boots, and join us for a ride you’ll never forget. 

 

Only .99 cents!

Coming February 3rd

https://romancerebelspublishing.com/2017/01/10/first-ride-cowboy/ 

 

FEATURING: 

 

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged. 

 

Forget Me Knot by Lori King

Will her vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake? 

 

Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova

Five brides for five brothers…at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much. 

 

Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford

A cowboy who knew nothing of love. A city girl who wishes she didn’t. 

 

Sweet As Candy by Sidda Lee Rain

She may be the softness to smooth his rough edges. That is…if he can convince her to give an ol’ rodeo bum a chance. 

 

Lazarus by Beth Williamson

Being a Graham isn’t easy, and it’s about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart. 

 

The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir

Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl? 

 

Gimme Some Sugar by Stephanie Berget

She’s is a genius with cupcakes and croissants. He needs a ranch cook to whip up beef, beans and bacon. Love never tasted so good. 

 

Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun

She left town to chase her dreams…he stayed and ignored his…can they find love again? 

 

Davis: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager

A marriage of convenience ignites into a steamy romance and brings two strong wills together. 

 

Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Lea Sullivan

She writes fantasy cowboys for a living…but she never expected to find her own on the back roads of Hill Country, Texas. 

 

Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn

Returning to Wyoming two things surprised GySgt Jared Worrell…becoming the town chocolatier and Lucy Thomas. Coming home never tasted so sweet. 

 

Montana Bachelor by Hildie McQueen

Rich Bachelor seeks Single Female who won’t mind complications of elite society, a suspicious father and an evil ex-girlfriend… 

 

Cowboys Never Fold by Lexi Post

A cowboy honors a promise by working at a nudist resort but to win the sexy owner’s heart, he must bare more than his soul. 

 

River’s Edge by Gem Sivad

From gunslinger to ranch owner. He’s finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin. 

 

Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver

The Stone sisters know their way with a gun, rope, three-inch heels, and a cowboy’s heart. 

 

Jake: Men of Clifton by Susan Fisher Davis

He can tame the wildest stallion, but can he tame a stubborn redhead that wants nothing to do with him? 

 

The Real McCoy by Sabrina York

She mistakes him for a stripper…he is happy to comply! 

 

Get a taste of:

 

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Harland County Series/Book 1/Cole

 

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Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

L.A. cop Jordan Masters Ryan has a problem. Her normal method of meeting a crisis head-on and taking it down won’t work. Not this time. Not when fate is her adversary. Having kept her from the man she thought she’d always marry, the same fickle fate took away the man she eventually did. Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

Widower and software CEO, Cole McCall fills his days with computer codes and his free time working the family’s cattle ranch. Blaming himself for his wife’s death, he’s become hard and bitter. When his visiting former neighbor sets out to delete the firewall around his heart, he discovers there’s no protection against the Jordan virus. Though she understands his pain and reawakens his soul, will it be enough for Cole to overcome his past and embrace their fated hearts? 

 

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“I hope you know what you’re doing, Jordan. My brother doesn’t have the same sense of humor as before. In fact, the hay in the loft has more humor than Cole. He’s fresh out.”

“Don’t you think it’s high time we rectified that?” She patted Connor’s arm. “I’ve only been here a few hours, and I’m already tired of Attila No Fun.”

He brought them to a halt and grinned. “Well, here’s your chance. This is his office. Holler if you need me. I’ll be just down the end of the hall.”

“Will do. Thanks.” She raised on tiptoes and kissed his handsome cheek. Damn, the man was tall. He had to be close to six-four. “Don’t work too hard.”

“Never.” He winked, then disappeared into his office.

Time to push some buttons. She turned back to Cole’s door, squared her shoulders and knocked.

“What?”

She snickered and entered, shutting the door behind her. “You forgot, where, when, who, why, and how.”

“Jordan.” He threw his pen down on the desk and hit her with so much fury in his gaze, she nearly stumbled backward. “Is there a reason you’re here bugging me when I’m trying to work?”

She crossed the room on shaky legs and dropped into the leather chair in front of his oak desk. “You want the long list or the short list?”

“I don’t want any.” He glared.  “Get out.”

“No can do, McCall. That’s not on my list.”

“Jordan.” He pushed back from the desk. “So help me, if you don’t—”

“Wow. Did you know the vein in your neck bulges when you’re angry? You should do something about that.” She shook her head and clasped her hands in an attempt to hide her trembling fingers.

He closed his eyes and sucked in a long breath.

“That’s better. Deep, cleansing breaths.”

His eyes snapped open. “You’re still here?”

She laughed. “Yes. You can’t will me away, Cole. You know that.”

“Damn nuisance.” He straightened in his seat, folded his hands on the desk, and stared her in the eye. “What do I have to do to get you to leave?”

“Just talk.”

“Good. We did, now go.” He turned dismissively back to his computer monitor.

“No, I mean talk about you.” She crossed her legs and straightened her blouse.

“Sorry, sweetheart. That’s not what you said. Now, kindly get the hell out of my office so I can get back to work.”

No way. With her heart hammering out of control, she leaned closer. “Are you working on a game?”

“No.” He leaned closer, too. “It’s a photo’s program. Can I please get back to it now?”

“Soon, but first I wanted to tell you I was sorry about Bess.”

Okay, that came out clumsy.

Still, she’d expect him to react with sadness, grief, pain, even anger, but the unbridled fury reddening his face was bad. Very bad.

“For the love of Texas! Go!” He shot to his feet, rounded the desk, and glowered down at her.

Holy cow.

She rose and ordered her body to remain steady despite his murderous gaze.

Chest to chest, she stared up at him, refusing to show fear. “Look, Cole. I just want you to know I’m here if you need to talk.”

Tight lips and flared nostrils relayed his rage while the rapid, single blink of his eyes gave away his unease.

If he was uncomfortable with her being so close, why didn’t he step back? What was she saying? That would force him to show weakness, and heaven forbid the mighty Cole McCall should act human.

“I don’t want to talk,” he ground out through clenched teeth.

“Well, you know where to find me if you do,” she said, ignoring the warning voice in her head. “I can help with Bess—”

“I don’t need help with Bess! I need help with my program. So get the hell out of here, Jordan! Now!” Fisted knuckles cracked at his sides.

Sorrow, painful and deep, funneled into her heart. My God, he’s a mess. She had to convey some warmth to him.

Taking her life in her hands, she touched his arm. “I hate to see you like this, Cole. Just remember I have a good ear.”

“Fine. Duly noted.” Strong fingers clamped tightly around her wrist and pulled her to the door. “Now, kindly leave, and take your good ear with you.”

She snorted into a laugh. “You made a joke, Cole. Good for you.”

“Yeah, hurray for me. Now, leave.”

She sandwiched his hand between hers and squeezed. Let me in, she willed, staring into his cold gaze, hoping some of her compassion reached past the dark pit where he dwelled.

“Please, I can help you…” Her voice trailed off, leaving the ball in his court.

He volleyed. “I’m fine. Now, leave me the hell alone.” Yanking free, he glowered before throwing the door open. “Good night, Jordan.”

What he’d really meant was good riddance. She smiled. Too bad.

The devil inside made her stand tall, lean in and place a noisy, wet kiss on his taut cheek. “Night, McCall.”  

 

About the Author

 

Donna Michaels is an award winning, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Romaginative fiction. Her hot, humorous, and heartwarming stories include cowboys, men in uniform, and some sexy, primal alphas. With a husband in the military fulltime, and a household of nine, she never runs out of material. From short to epic, her books entertain readers across a variety of sub-genres, and one is even being hand drawn into a Japanese translations. Now, if only she could read it…

 

Cowboys, Military & More… 

 

To learn more about Donna Michaels and her books, or to join her mailing list, visit www.DonnaMichaelsAuthor.com 

 

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She’s Back in the Saddle

Today I thought I’d treat you to a taste of an oldie but a goodie. BACK IN THE SADDLE was one of my first cowboy stories and it’s still one of my favorites. In Texas the cowboy is iconic…and in my stories he is also, romantic, hot and exciting. Tell me what YOU think.

When Molly Hayes’ marriage fell apart, she ran home to Hayes Ranch to lick her wounds. What she really wants to lick is foreman Chance McDaniel, the star of all her erotic fantasies. But he had never given her the time of day. Why would he give her his nights?
Kink is a mild term for the kind of sex Chance McDaniel enjoys. But he’s learned the hard way not all women can handle his darker desires. He aches to give Molly the ride of her life but fears she’ll shy away from his wilder ways. Will the past become a stumbling block or will both Molly and Chance, once wounded, climb back in the saddle?

Excerpt:

“Dance with me, Molly.”

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Danger! Danger!

She opened her mouth to refuse him, but somehow instead, found herself rising from the booth and following him to the dance floor. Only two other couples were making use of the music. Chance tactfully led her to a corner where the lights didn’t hit them. She was stiff within the circle of his arms, moving like a windup doll, until one hand slid up her back to hold the nape of her neck.

“Relax, Molly.” His mouth was at her ear, his breath a warm breeze against her skin. “It’s just a dance. Sometimes it helps to shut out everything else and just fall into the music.”

She was trying, but his body was so warm against hers and there was no mistaking the hard thickness of his cock pushing against her through the denim of his jeans. His scent teased at her nostrils, a heady blend of something woodsy and the smell of leather and horses. She was sure he’d showered but somehow, for men who worked at ranching rather than playing, the aroma burned its way into their skin. She loved it. Always had. If she wanted to be truthful, it was almost an aphrodisiac. She pressed herself just a millimeter closer.

What she would have given all those years ago to be where she was right this minute. But a lot of water had washed over the dam since then, and the last thing she wanted was to have Chance McDaniel feeling sorry for her.

“I…haven’t danced in a while,” she said lamely as she tried to relax in his grip.

God. Could I sound any more idiotic?

He chuckled, a low rumbling sound. “I think it’s like riding a horse. You never really forget. I think you could probably say that about everything.”

His lean fingers massaged the knot at the nape of her neck, his arm holding her against him as they shifted their bodies minimally in place. The stroking of those fingers sent shivers down her spine, but they also coaxed her to relax and move in rhythm with him. She actually found herself leaning her head against his shoulder.

“That’s it,” he whispered. “I learned music can make you forget just about any damn thing.”

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On the Road – By Cynthia D’Alba

D'Alba RT BooksigningAfter a year of mostly sitting home with no hair, no eyebrows, no fingernails, no toenails and chemobrain, I am FINALLY getting back out to see readers. Cyndi Headshot #4.jpg

I AM SO EXCITED! I get to actually SEE readers again! 

Now, I have hair but Oh Dear! It’s nothing like the picture to the left or the picture to the right. 

Curious? Well, you’ll have to try to find me this year and see it. Let me give you a hint.. CURLY and dark!  HAHA AND I do have nails again.

I really am looking forward to getting out. I try to keep my Appearances Page up to date so check it from time to time to see where I am! 

In February, I have TWO reader functions. 

  • February 2-5, 2017 – Coastal Magic Convention
    I’ll be having fun and being a signing author at Coastal Magic Convention Daytona Beach, Florida. Coastal Magic is a super casual convention focused on urban fantasy, paranormal and romance. Get the scoop at their site and please join me for fun on the beach and pajama parties and prizes!
  • February 23-25, 2017 – Wild and Wicked Weekend
    I’m a feature author/sponsor for Wild and Wicked Weekend in San Antonio, Texas. This is the ultimate girls weekend of fun and games (and maybe a model or two!) Join me and naughty other authors for a weekend of networking and gossip! Plus the fabulous book signing party (which is FREE FREE FREE.) It’s the best conference that refuses to be a conference!

Can I look for any of you there? Tomorrow I start making Deputy Stars for my readers who come to see me at Wild and Wicked Weekend. Check my blog on Friday and I’ll post pictures of the stars as I make them. 

In March, I have an appearance in East Orlando. More information on my Appearances page. 

I’m always being asked by readers if I’m writing again, AND I AM! Actually, I’m working on TWO at the same time (probably NOT a good idea!) Want a peek of If The Cowboy Boot Fits?  Here it is. Look for it in June, 2017

As he’d watched his blood being hungrily consumed by the parched Afghanistan dirt, Major Daxton Cooper accepted he was going to die in this God-forsaken-place. Damnit. He knew that had to be the worst day of his life.

He’d been wrong.

The months of multiple surgeries, recovery and grueling physical therapy had been three hundred and sixty-five days of worst days in his life.

But his mother had just added the three hundred and sixty-sixth day of worst to the past year.

Dax watched his brother sign another piece of paper, flip it over and begin reading another report that had to be approved.

“Let me ask you something. It’s probably still against the law to put a hit out on Mom, right?”

His brother, Marc Singer, set his pen on the desk and looked up. “As sheriff of Whispering Springs County, I can say with definite authority that you cannot put a hit out on Mom. What’d she do this time?”

Dax Singer dragged his fingers through his hair. “She arranged a blind date for me.”

Marc shrugged and went back to his reports. “So tell her no.”

“I tried to but….” He shook his head. “I owe her so much. She basically put her life on hold for the past few months to help me.”

“So, go.”

“Wow. Thanks for the excellent help.”

Marc looked up and pointed his pen across the desk at Dax. “Look, Major. You’re a grown man. Go or don’t go, but don’t sit here whining about Mom. Besides,
what do you want me to say? It’s one freaking date. Go, have dinner, come home. Obligation done. Easy.”

“Hell, you’re older than me and single. She ever set you up on a blind date?”

“God, no.” Marc shivered dramatically.

“Why not?”

Marc looked down at the stack of papers on his desk. “No idea.”

Dax knew his brother well enough to recognize bullshit when he heard it but he decided to let it slide for now.

If you have read Texas Twist, Texas Bossa Nova or Texas Hustle, you may remember Marc Singer as Sheriff of Whispering Springs, TX. Dax Cooper is his brother. You’ll have to read to find out why they have different last names. No cover YET. 

But I did a new cover made for Saddles & Soot! Want to see? 

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Yeah. I think it’s pretty hot! 

GIVEAWAY – If you read this far, thank you! Leave a comment and I’ll pick one person to win a digital copy of Saddles & Soot, or Cadillac Cowboy, or Texas Justice. Winner’s choice! 

Tell me what you are reading RIGHT NOW! 

(I’m reading my RITA entry books for judging. Loving what I’ve read so far!)

Thanks for coming by. I really REALLY hope we get to meet face-to-face someday. 

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Guest Blogger Leigh Smith Shares A Cowboy’s Love

Howdy Y’all:  Doncha’ just love hearing that from the mouth of a yankee? – just tryin’ to set the tone for my latest cowboy story.  I do love me some cowboys – they’re always sexy as hell, especially with those jeans fitting those sculpted asses.  Kinda makes you want to reach out and grab some.  Okay dirty old lady talkin’ here and maybe in real life they’re not all gorgeous, but there is a mystique about them that cannot be denied.

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BLURB:  Annabelle Steele, highborn into Philadelphia Society, becomes engaged to another member of Philadelphia’s elite aristocracy.  Both sets of parents are thrilled with the influential match until Jameson Henry Bartlett’s real character is revealed.

Rather than be subjected to the man’s further depravity, Annabelle takes matters into her own hands and plans her getaway.  She accepts a teaching position in San Francisco and clandestinely makes her escape as Grace Callahan.

Fate intervenes, and her travel plans are thwarted when her stagecoach overturns and she is left stranded in the Arizona Territory.  Marsh Tucker discovers the accident and takes Ms. Callahan and the other survivors to the Winding Creek Ranch.

At first, Marsh Tucker thinks Ms. Callahan is nothing but a young spoiled society brat and treats her with disdain. Grace Callahan believes Marsh Tucker is nothing but a brute and bully after he takes her over his knee and gives her the spanking he thinks she so richly deserves.  They’re both wrong.

Come along on the journey to Winding Creek Ranch.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

What is your book’s genre or category and what draws you to the genre?  It is a period western and having grown up in the 50’s and 60’s when westerns were rife, the period has always intrigued me. There is something inherently dominant about a cowboy.

Tell us the story behind the story. What influenced you to write it and how long did it take you?  A Cowboy’s Love is set in Arizona in the late 1800’s. My husband and I were on a trip during the summer and driving through to Sedona, I was inspired by the terrain and the unusual names of some of the towns.  After some research, and because I am a history nut, I found myself thinking about what it would have been like to live there back then and before I knew it, I was writing this story. The background cover is actually a photo I took while on the trip.

I always want my stories to be historically accurate so this period piece required more research than usual and took longer to write than say a contemporary piece.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?  Marsh Tucker lost his youth during the Civil War.  Much like our soldiers today he suffers from PTSD but there was no name for it back then.  He’s gotten through the worst of it with the love of his mother, his mentor, and a love of the land that carries him through.

Anabelle Steele (aka Grace Callahan) has a fiercely independent streak for a woman of her time. I admire that quality and it is women like her that made this country great.

Is there a part of you in any of the characters? I have an acerbic tongue and an indpendent streak a mile wide which usually comes out in all of my characters.

When did you decide to become a writer? I didn’t write my first story until five years ago when someone challenged me.  It took off from there.

How do you find the time to write?  Being retired gives me greater flexibility.  I thought I would devote lots of time to writing but life takes over and I don’t spend nearly as much time as I would like on writing.  Because life is full, my mind doesn’t have as much time to wander and the story ideas seem to come slower.

What are you working on right now? Right now I’m working on another western type story, set in modern time and there are some ideas floating around in my brain about a contemporary story. We shall see where my muse takes me.

EXCERPT:

After running away and being found, Grace’s rescuer brought her to an Indian village. She felt at ease until she was roughly pulled off the horse and dragged along by the arm belonging to Marsh Tucker.

“Where did you come from and what do you think you’re doing?” she asked breathlessly.

He didn’t say a word as they passed the gathering crowd including White Cloud, Red Fox and Bull Johnson among them.  Some of the crowd offered Marsh sticks and branches – he shook his head no and kept pulling her behind him.  When he reached several large boulders, he found one suitable, sat down and pulled her over his lap, leaving her head and legs dangling in the air.  She was humiliated as she heard the hoots and howls of laughter from the crowd.  However, once Marsh brought down his rough, calloused steady hand to her backside, her indignity was replaced by a throbbing pain.  She wailed at the unfamiliar assault and only received another equally hard whack on her bottom. Having never been spanked as a child, she had no idea it could hurt so much. Squirming around only made him paddle harder. When she tried kicking him, he simply brought one of his thighs over her legs, tugged her in tighter and kept right on relentlessly whacking her bottom.

She used a free hand to pinch him, only the thick materials of his jeans prevented him from feeling the effects.  He answered her attempt by even spanking harder if that was possible.  By now, she would do anything to prevent getting one more thwack on her throbbing bottom.

Finally, the battering stopped, and she heard him ask if she had learned her lesson.  When she asked what lesson, his hand came down again and again in quick succession.  She opened her mouth as wide as possible and bit his thigh.  He howled in pain.

“Why you little wildcat. I’ll teach you.”

BUY LINKS:

LSF Publications: http://leighsmith.lsfpublications.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAMJGTD

Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Website: http://LeighSmithAuthor.com

Email: livinezlee@gmail.com

 

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The Newest Prank I’m Playing on My Cowboy Kick – Randi Alexander

You may have read about my epic pranks – the fun things I do unto my family and friends all in the name of April Fools Day, or just any day something wild and crazy pops into my head.

This prank, perpetrated upon my patient and kind husband, Kick, is a long and slow one, that’s already taken nearly a month of my patience.

It all started in December, when he traveled home on a flight where the attendants handed out chocolates to everyone on board – which is a fabulous marketing idea! If I could only get them to hand out one of my books to every passenger…

The morsel was a dark chocolate truffle from Harry and David, and he L.O.V.E.D. it! He told me about it after I picked him up at the airport, and gushed about it later as well. (on a side note, if you’ve never had a pear from Harry and David, you haven’t lived a full life! Get one – quickly!)

I thought it would be fun to order a box for him as a Christmas gift, then I thought…hey, this might make a fun trick. What if instead of one box, I purchased three, gave him one as a gift, hid the other two, then kept refilling his box as he ate the chocolates. Prank Planned! A week later, three boxes of chocolates arrived at our door.

Kick has been very frugal with his chocolates. He eats one every other day or so. He keeps them in a special place, and while he offers one to me each time he opens the box, I demure. I’m not much for dark chocolate, and more importantly, I don’t want the stash to deplete too quickly and give away the secret.

Harry and David Dark Chocolate TruffelsSo now it’s January 20, and he’s had five chocolates in his box for over a week now. He hasn’t noticed that the box is “bottomless” yet, and every time he eats a chocolate, I have to force myself not to giggle. I still have almost two full boxes of chocolates with which to replenish his box, but he’s going to catch on soon, now. And when he does, I’m expecting his big, handsome grin to make my day when he realizes he has another month or two of his favorite chocolates to sweeten his evenings.

I love making him smile!

Have a sweet day and a fun-filled weekend,
Randi
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
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Follow me to Deadwood.

Good morning! Maddie James here. I’m between releases but thought I’d catch you up on a few places I’ll be this year–and hope to meet you there! I’ve recently updated my events page on my website. Take a peek and see if I’m in your neck of the woods. Check often as I’m adding events.

One event I am super-excited about is Wild Deadwood Reads in South Dakota. I’ve been to South Dakota often for my day job, but this is my first booksigning in the area. I’m looking forward to meeting author friends face-to-face for the first time, and meeting new readers too. There will be LOTS of things to do beside the booksigning as well. Check out the details here at the Wild Deadwood Reads website. I hope you will consider joining us!

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June 10 might seem like a long way off, but it’s not too soon to sign up!

Here are some of the books I’ll be signing at the event. My preorder list will go up soon on the reader Facebook page. Be sure to request to join that too, to keep up with the news.

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blacksheep-cowboy-ethanMack and Jillie, the sequel to Rawhide and Roses, and Ethan, Book 1 of my upcoming Sweet Water Ranch series, are not yet available for sale — but they will be by June!

Hope to see you then! ~ Maddie

 

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Sabrina York’s Stripped Down Cowboys!

 

Sabrina York’s Stripped Down Cowboys!
It’s like Magic Mike…with cowboys!
Welcome to the wild and randy world of the Stripped Down Cowboys!
3 prequel novellas and 3 full length novels for your reading
pleasure, featuring the sexiest cowboys this side of the Rio Grande. And the
other side too.
Read on for more info about these sexy books…and be sure to enter Sabrina’s Tiara Giveaways (link below)!
PREQUEL NOVELLAS
 
The Real McCoy by Sabrina York
When Crystal Wilson gets roped into a wild, girls-only weekend at a rowdy “stud” ranch, the last thing she wants to do is tangle with a bunch of half-naked men pretending to be cowboys. But when she meets Ford McCoy, she can’t help but be attracted to his dark, dominant, gruff appeal.
What she doesn’t know is that Ford isn’t a stripper. He’s her friend’s overprotective brother, there to make sure his little sister doesn’t get into any trouble. She’s surprised at the passion that flares between them. In fact, what she has with Ford might just be what she’s been looking for all along.
It’s a pity the sexy rancher isn’t in the market for a city girl.
Come Hell or High Water by Sabrina York
Back in her hometown on the heels of a nasty divorce, Lisa Binder is looking for a quiet place to curl up and lick her wounds. The last thing she wants is a man—she’s been hurt too many times by the faithless breed.
But then Cade Silver steps through the flames, into her life and into her bed, and she begins to question her resolve to spend the rest of her life as a single cat lady.  The tall, handsome cowboy/fireman—an Eagle Scout and military vet—seems to be the kind of man she’s always craved, and he seems to be fascinated with her as well. But can she trust him not to break her heart?
Cade has been a little in love with Lisa since high school, but when she started dating his much more charming and handsome brother, he was devastated. He left town and joined the Marines to avoid the torment of seeing the two of them together. Now, years later, he’s traveled the globe, survived multiple disasters and experienced loss. He is a man who knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. And he wants Lisa. Now that life has given him a second chance to win her heart, he’s determined to prove to her he can be the hero she desires…come hell or high water.
Protect and Serve by Sabrina York
The last thing officer Charlie Dunham expects when he returns to his hometown is to tangle with his high school crush, Claire Silver, right off the bat. He’d planned to ignore her entirely—the way she’d always
ignored him. But when a mysterious threat puts her in danger, he must step in and save her. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he’s been lying to himself about his feelings for Claire. He wants her…no matter the cost.
 
THE NOVELS!
 
Stud for Hire by
Sabrina York
Just south of Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll find a little ranch
where the hot, toned cowboys are ready and eager to take it all off and make  your naughtiest fantasies come true…When her sister plans a wild bachelorette weekend at the Double S Ranch, Hanna Stevens is pretty sure she’ll just grin and bear it while the other women get
their fill of hot cowboy strippers. After all, Hanna has never met a man who made her really want.

Zack, Hanna’s future husband, offered to marry her and save her family’s ranch
from financial ruin, and while she accepted, it was never what you’d call a
passionate affair. But when she locks eyes with Logan, Hanna is suddenly
overwhelmed by the feeling she’s always craved and never experienced: Pure.
Animal. Desire…

Cowboy to Command by
Sabrina York
A man with a secret… A woman with a plan

Just south of Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll find a little ranch where the hot,
toned cowboys are ready and eager to take it all off and make your naughtiest fantasies come true…Satisfaction is the name of the game at the Double S Ranch, where the men are more than willing to play. They come from all walks of life, and each has their own reason for dancing for a lady’s pleasure.

A former Navy SEAL, Brandon Stewart started dancing after an injury in the field put him out of commission. The power he commands when a woman’s eyes are locked on him makes Brandon feel like the man he used to be. But when he meets Porsche, Brandon has never felt more stripped bare.

The spirited beauty needs a handsome fake boyfriend to make another man jealous. But Brandon is determined to prove to Porsche that pretending with him is nothing compared to the real thing…

Spurred On by Sabrina York
As the owner of the Double S Ranch, Cody Silver knows what women want—all except the one that got away. So when his high school girlfriend Sidney Stevens comes back to town for her sister’s wedding, Cody will do whatever it takes to prove that he’s a changed man.
After their explosive breakup, it took a long time for Sidney’s broken heart to heal —and she’s not about to risk it again. She’ll tangle with Cody and live out her simmering fantasies, but when the time comes she’s going to walk away satisfied.
But love has a way of ruining the best laid plans, and Cody and Sidney are about to learn that what you want isn’t always what you need…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous romances. Her titles range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance in historical, contemporary and fantasy sub-genres.
Represented by Nicole Rescinti at the Seymour Agency  Visit her webpage at http://www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bj8tKb
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