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)! Read more
Secondary Characters Gone Rogue by Maggie McGinnis
Before I started writing seriously, I used to listen to authors talk about how their characters would take over their books. I was mystified. You’re the author, I’d think. How in the world did you not know what this character was going to do? She’s a figment of your imagination! You created her! You OWN her, for goodness sake!
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WInner Announced! #ReleaseDay for Accidental Cowgirl + $15 EGC giveaway!
So Accidental Cowgirl comes out today, and this is all kinds of awesome. It’s awesome for me because maybe now I can stop chomping my fingernails in anticipation. It’s awesome for you because you finally get to meet Decker, and this is a Very Good Thing.
Because Decker is, well, perfect is a strong word, but we’ll go with it because, well, he just is. And I’m not just saying that because I created him from scratch, I swear. He’s oh-so-hot in those jeans and that Stetson. He walks with confidence, rides with just enough swagger, loves with just enough … well … you’ll have to read to find that out. His eyes can turn a city girl into mush, and his hands? Read more
But All My Friends Are Doing It!! by Maggie McGinnis
In the world of romance writing, there was one place to be last week: Atlanta, where the entire romance publishing industry gathered for our national conference. So I was there, right?
Despite conniving and bribery and more than a little pouting, I was unable to convince my dear husband that Nationals was more important than our children having, well, food and water and supervision for the week. Read more
Researching Romance on a Ranch: Laura Moore Turns Cowgirl
I’m so pleased to be here with you to celebrate the release of Once Tempted, the first book in my new Silver Creek series! Thanks to the wonderful art department at Ballantine, Once Tempted has a cover you could stare at for hours on end. It shows my hero, Ward Knowles, a modern day cowboy-businessman. Ward isn’t just tall, dark, and handsome. He can sit a cutting horse as easily as he can put together a business plan for Silver Creek Ranch.
Sneak Peek: RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
Love Cowboys? We’ve got just the thing for you. In book 1 of this steamy new contemporary Western romance series by two blockbuster authors, a cowboy and a woman on the run take a stand and fight for love.
Check out an exclusive excerpt below, and don’t forget, today is your last chance to enter this week’s giveaway!
WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones!
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones, the first book in a brand new western contemporary romance series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below!
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Cowboys and romance, what a pleasant combination!
Cowboys need love too – and C H Admirand is a pro at writing about Western love – enjoy!
Thanks so much for inviting me to guest blog today, Sue! It’s so exciting to be back at R@R, chatting with everyone. There are bits and pieces of my life that I like to include in all of my stories: my Irish heritage—by using family names in all of my books; my love of family—writing trilogies that usually include sisters, brothers or cousins; my love of baking—I try to have my heroes or heroines cooking or baking something at one point or another in my books; my love of gardening –I like to have my heroines or heroes playing in the dirt; and with the release of my 12th book—sharing a piece of me that goes bone deep…motherhood. I’ve only written one other book that had a child in it, and that was the 2nd book in my Medieval trilogy—The Saxon Bride. I loved writing that story too. Read more