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Book Review: Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys by Tina Leonard

What do you get when you take one red-hot sexy cowboy and mix in a beautiful horse riding princess? You get an epic explosion!!!
Bull trainer Trace Carter gets a visit from Mayor Judy. One that he is not happy about. Seems that Mayor Judy has a trick up her sleeve, and is bringing in three girls to be the Hell’s Belles. They will represent the male overtaken city of Hell, Texas. One slight problem, Judy wants Trace to train the girls to be bull clowns. You know the ones that help get the bull back into the pen after the rider is off the bull. Nope, that will not work for Trace and his brothers in arms. You see Trace and his friends run the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center.

You Can’t Choose Your Family

Weddings are all about the bride and groom, sure. But I have to say, I’m way more intrigued by the families that molded them, guided them, surrounded or wounded them on their way to this monumental step, and that’s why I like my own books to be filled with those big, messy families – the good ones, the not-so-good ones, and sometimes, the ones you would never invite TO the wedding.

Christmas in Whisper Creek, Kyla-Style

Those of you who’ve read Accidental Cowgirl know how much I loved Montana in August. In fact, I was pretty sure nothing else would ever compare. Well, I was wrong. You just haven’t done the holidays ‘til you’ve done them the Whisper Creek way. As I write this, a toasty fire is crackling in the stone fireplace of our little cabin, the snow is falling like puffy cornflakes, and it looks like we might be snowed in for the weekend. Just me, Decker, a cozy fire, and lots of cocoa.

#Book Review of Accidental Cowgirl, Romancing the Book strongly recommends

Aubrey’s Review: I adore books about cowboys. I do not know if it is because I’m a city girl longing to live out in the country or what. I really liked this novel. It was super sweet and the characters had depth and dimension. I could really relate to Kyla in that I hope to find my forever love in a cowboy or farmer. Kyla comes to Montana with a bunch of baggage. She is scared of life in a way after trusting her ex-fiancé who ended up being a con artist. Her best friends take her on vacation in the hopes that she can leave her past behind her and move on. Little does she know that she fall [...]

Guest Post: Carolyn Brown’s Christmas

Christmas! Whether writing, thinking about presents or cooking, we’re thinking red, green, gold and maybe even silver, but not PINK! Right? Several months ago four cowboys showed up in my virtual world. Now in my world the cowboys are so real that the lines between real and virtual do get blurred on a daily basis. I knew those cowboys after we talked for a while but the heroines were a different matter—okay, I promise there is a point to this digression away from the lovely, bright colors that spell Christmas. So Natalie Clark and I had to get to know each other before I could write about the conflicts she and Lucas were about to get into, right?

#BookTrailer reveal – Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis

#BookReview – Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis

5 STAR Review by Argutle, CHILL REVIEWS: Kyla doesn’t know if she can ever trust a guy again. I mean the one she was supposed to live with the rest of her life ended up being married already and set her up to go to jail. Her friends try to take her mind off of all the crap she’s been living with for the past year and take her on vacation, to a dude ranch. At first she has no clue what possessed them to bring her to a ranch in Montana, but slowly she starts relaxing and realizes that she could easily stay there forever.

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? Wrong. 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.

#CoverReveal – Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis

In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who’s running on fumes—and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she’s been missing.

Guest Post – The Texas Ranger’s Daughter by Jenna Kernan + Giveaway

The story: Daughter of a famous Texas Ranger is kidnapped by outlaws and the only man who can rescue her has ridden with the gang. He’s got an eye toward going straight, but that will only happen if he can bring in the Captain’s daughter unscathed. I have a new Western romance out in February 2013 from Harlequin. This story is a fast ride–exciting and sexy. THE TEXAS RANGER’S DAUGHTER has a feisty heroine, Laurie Bender, the daughter of a famous Texas Ranger, who is trying so hard to be the perfect lady that it nearly kills her.

Review: Wyoming Bride by Joan Johnston + Giveaway

About the book: The sensational second novel in Joan Johnston’s new Western historical romance series set in the world of Bitter Creek. CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES EVER LEAD TO LOVE? After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widow—pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another stranger?

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of WYOMING BRIDE by Joan Johnston!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of WYOMING BRIDE by Joan Johnston, the sensational second novel in Joan Johnston’s new Western historical romance series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

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! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

New eBook Release this month from Loveswept – Morgan’s Woman, by Judith E French

With all of the hype about Western romances here is a story you’ll love. Sparks fly as a spirited widow on the lam tries to outrun a mercenary on a mission in Judith E. French’s pulse-pounding romance set in the untamed West. Proud, iron-willed Tennessee widow Tamsin MacGreggor is wanted—dead or alive—for a crime she didn’t commit. But out West the law is shoot first, ask questions later. So she’s running for her life—with notoriously handsome bounty hunter Ash Morgan in hot pursuit. Tamsin is Morgan’s match, shrewd and strong enough to escape capture. Twice. But catching her now is more than Morgan’s duty—it’s personal. For somehow she has slipped past his defenses and stolen his well-guarded heart. A passionate [...]

Romance Author Lori Wilde and her love of cowboys + Giveaway!

When I tell people I write about cowboys, the topic of chaps invariable comes up. I was born and raised around cowboys and to tell you the truth, when something is very familiar, you tend not to notice it. To understand the allure of chaps, I did a little research.

Book Release – Runaway Hearts by Katie Rose + discourse regarding Virgin Heroines in 2012

With sparkling wit and originality, Katie Rose spins a winning tale about a very modern young lady who goes undercover in 1895 New York in search of a missing Thoroughbred — but discovers sizzling passion, maybe even romance instead…. Amateur chemist Mary Lou Finch once blew up her own laboratory — but that was nothing compared to her explosive first meeting with Pierce Thorndike. Mary Lou fibbed outrageously to win the position of governess to Thorndike’s son. In reality, she is hoping to do a little detective work and find the prize racehorse that was stolen from Thorndike’s stable. For Mary Lou’s father has bet every dime he has on Damien’s Curse — and if the horse is not found [...]

Stetsons, Colts and Wranglers, Oh My… + Giveaway!

Stetsons, Colts and Wranglers, Oh My by Suzie Grant A look into the western romance authors then and now A little over a hundred years ago the market was saturated with Dime novels where the lonely cowboy rode off into the sunset. And then in 1902 Owen Wilson published The Virginian a lone, chivalrous cowboy who rights wrongs, a romance, and a final gunfight became the standard for the formula Western for the next century. With the release of The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, an Avon single title romance paperback, the face of the romance genre changed forever. Rosemary Roger’s, Sweet Savage Love was released in 1974 and carved out a niche for the American western [...]

Western Day: Texas Ranger Jason Strachan + Giveaway!

Texas Ranger Jason Strachan by Alison Bruce Welcome to the Nighthawk Talk Show, I’m your host Nighthawk and tonight we are talking to an old Texas Ranger, Jason Strachan, whose story is told in Under A Texas Star by Alison Bruce. The Texas Rangers are legendary. Their history goes back to the early years of the American colonization of Texas when Stephen F. Austin hired ten experienced frontiersmen as rangers for a punitive expedition against a band of Native Americans. In 1835, the Texas Rangers were formally created as a law enforcement and defensive organization. They fought for Mexico against Spain, against Mexico for independence, then against the United States for the Confederacy. Sounds about right. Except there was an [...]

Native American Romances + Giveaway!

Native American Romances Stir The Heart by Paty Jager Native American Romance is a genre that has a small but devoted following. Readers of this genre know going into a book that they will learn about an Indian tribe-its beliefs, culture and customs-because writers of Native American Romance do their research. They dig up every morsel of information they can on the particular tribe to show the reader the true struggles and conflicts that not only plagued their people but their chance for happiness. Most NA romance novels have the Indian element being the hero, either a full blood Indian or a half-breed. There have also been well written books, like Pamela Clare’s Naked Edge, using an Indian maiden and [...]


GREENHORNS IN ALASKA What got me and my husband in afour-seat bush plane, repaired with duct tape and leaking from a crack in theweather stripping around the wind-shield, on a rainy day in mid-July? Gold. And you thought gold fever onlystruck those old-timers in California. Ican very much assure you the epidemic is alive and well. It struck my husband in Colorado over twodecades ago and we have had several flare-ups since. It is no surprise then that mylatest western, GOLD RUSH GROOM (September 2011), is setduring the Yukon gold rush. My heroine, Lily Shanahan is a hauler who hasbeen unable to secure a partner for the 500 mile trek to the goldfields, untilshe meets a Greenhorn who is about [...]