Icing on My Cowboy Cake by Tina Leonard + $25 EGC Giveaway!
A long time ago I dated a bullrider. He was sweet, funny, and handsome. I had a black and white glossy of him on the back of a bull, in full kick, in my high school locker. In fact, I might still have that 8 x 10 in a box somewhere in the attic. To say that he was a dreamboat doesn’t do him justice. So sometimes when I’m envisioning a hero for one of my cowboy romances, never mind the iconic actors who star in western movies, in my mind’s eye I see that hunk on a bull and remember his heroic qualities.
Here where I live here in central Texas, there’s more inspiration as well. From time to time I see living, breathing cowboys who contribute to my arsenal of inspiration. I was driving in the country once, and what did I see but a long tall drink of water with dark hair fixing his cattle fence. I was married, so I didn’t stop to ask directions, which any red-blooded single female would have done—today’s version of the old-fashioned, drop-the-hankie trick from days gone by. (Today’s cell phones and gps gizmos make this ruse tough to carry out)!
Ah, but there are also bodyguards, firemen, policemen and SEALS to write about. So many cute guys, so little time! Plus there’s a new show on TV featuring Ichabod Crane, and not the skinny, knock-kneed Ichabod of our Sleepy Hollow childhoods, either! This new Ichabod is sexy hot and has a great British accent!
And you wouldn’t call him Icky for short, either!
With November’s A Callahan Christmas Miracle, I’ve just finished a 17-book series, featuring 16 bachelor Callahan cousins and the sole female among the bunch. The Callahans are a family rich in cowboys, who not only know how to charm the sox off their ladies but who also know right from wrong and, in the Code of the West, which is still alive and well today, they stand up for what they believe in and get the job done. For Galen Callahan, that means protecting Rancho Diablo, which is under siege, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his wife and triplets. What fun it has been to dream up all those Wrangler-wearin’ western hunks! When I started that series, I wasn’t thinking 17 books. But one cousin led to another, and before I knew it, I was thinking about all the cowboys I’d known, which isn’t a bad way to spend one’s days!
What are your favorite heroes to read about? Cowboys? Or firemen, bodyguards, vampires? Ghosts, dragons, or SEALS?
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Links: Tina’s site: www.tinaleonard.com