Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cowboy of the Month, Excerpt & Giveaway

From Forever Romance

Cowboy of the Month

This cowboy's got one last chance to prove himself.
Carly Beauchamp has loved cowboy Austin Davis since first grade. Ask anyone in their dusty, backwater New Mexico town of Unforgiven, and they'll say "Carly and Austin" the way some say "big trucks and country boys." But after years of waiting for a wedding ring, Carly's done with being a rodeo widow . . .

Austin never meant to put his career on the circuit before Carly. She's always been his future, his one and only. But now that she's moved on, he's beginning to see where he went wrong, and he'll do anything to win her back. The only thing is, Carly's suddenly acting differently, and she's definitely hiding a secret-one that will test the depth of their love and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Praise for Laura Drake and The Last True Cowboy:
"Brilliant writing, just brilliant!"---Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author

"Laura Drake writes real cowboys with heart and soul."---Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author

"Drake (Sweet on You) takes readers on a beautifully imperfect journey with two people who can no longer have their ideal future, but learn that the real one might be even better."---Publishers Weekly

Available 12/4/19

The surprise won’t be what she wants. But I can only hope it’ll be enough for now. She’s wanted me to come off the road for years. To get married, then start our family, and our rodeo rough stock business. It’s what I want, too. Just one more year on the circuit. I mean, a man has to stockpile a bunch of stories to tell his grandkids when he’s too old to do more than rock on the porch, right? Rodeo is what I was made for. It’s all I’ve wanted to do since I could walk. And I’m good at it. I’ve put away a nest egg—maybe not as big as some, and maybe not as much as we’ll need, but I’ll fix that in the coming year. I’ll win it all. Then we’ll get married.

Because I’ve got the world’s best prize, waiting at the end of the rodeo road. My Tig.
The music ends, and with one last spin, I lead her away. “I’m thirsty. You want a beer?”

“I could drink one.”

We get in the snaking line for the Elks’ beer booth.

“Hey, Austin, you going to ride Ruidoso this year?” Steve Seaver asks from halfway up the line.
“I’ll be there.”

Manny Stipple, just ahead in line, breathes a fog of alcohol over me. “Didja bring home a buckle from El Paso dis year?” Clearly, he’s been to see Carly’s Papaw.

“Nah, not this year.” I shore him up with a push to his right arm. “Sure you haven’t had enough to drink, sir?”

“Pssssht.” Manny waves me off, nearly dumping himself in the dirt. “You may be a good rider, but I get the buckle in drinkin’, ever’ time.”

I pull my hand back but stand ready to catch him if he falls. “I wouldn’t dispute that for a minute, Mr. Stipple.”

“Heyyyyy, Auuuustin,” a group of junior high school girls chorus, strolling by.
I tip my hat and they giggle behind their hands.

Tig tucks her hand under my arm, and I lay my hand over hers. I’m about the luckiest guy on the planet. Home, at a dance where I know everybody and my girl on my arm. I take in a deep breath of spring, beer, and Carly.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

Two hours and two beers later, we’ve made the rounds of all our friends and I’ve danced with Carly’s Nana and just about every old lady from hereabouts. I cut in on Carly and Jake Parsons, just before “Amarillo by Morning” ends. I lead her off the dance floor, her face flushed, her eyes sparkling in the lights. I lean in and whisper, “This is nice and all,” I nuzzle her neck, “but I’d really like to spend some alone time with this wild redhead I know.”

She flips her hair off her shoulder. “Who you callin’ wild, Cowboy?”

“I ride wild for a living, remember? I should know.” God, she’s adorable. I put an arm around her neck and pull her to me. I’ve been wanting a kiss forever. And trust me, Carly can kiss. I mean, I’ve never kissed another girl (except that time in sixth grade), but I don’t need to. Carly pours herself into a kiss, holding back nothing, giving everything. Makes me want to pull her under a tree and do what comes natural.

She wants it, too, because she shoots a look over her shoulder to be sure no one is watching, then grabs my hand and tugs. We’re running through the shadows, laughing. We both know where we’re going—and in my bed, we’ll get there.

In the New York Times tradition of Lori Wilde and Carolyn Brown comes the first book in a new western romance series from Forever debut author Carly Bloom about a no-strings cowboy fling with a fairy tale twist.

Who's afraid of the big, bad cowboy?

After one too many heartbreaks, Travis Blake hung up his cowboy hat and put Big Verde, Texas, behind him. But when he gets the call that his young nephew needs him, he knows he has to return home. His plan is to sell the family ranch and hightail it back to Austin, but there's a small problem: the one person who stands in his way is the one person he can't resist.

Maggie is pretty sure she hates Travis Blake. He's irritating, he's destroying her business, and . . . and he's just so frickin' attractive. But when they're forced to work together, Maggie discovers that the Most Annoying Man in the World is more than he seems. He's sweet with his nephew, he helps out in the community, and he makes her heart flutter. Maggie doesn't want to risk everything on a man who wants to leave, but what if she can convince this wayward cowboy to stay?

Available 10/30/18

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown delivers a sweet cowboy romance with a heart bigger than Texas itself.

This knight in shining armor wears cowboy boots
Patience was never one of her virtues. After her SUV runs off the road in the middle of a Texas blizzard and her cell stops working, Claire Mason is about to snap. Getting back home to Oklahoma with her four-year-old niece is top priority. And lucky for her, help comes in the form of a true Texas cowboy...

Levi Jackson has always been a sucker for strays. So he can't help getting involved when he comes across Claire and her little niece shivering in the cold. By offering them a place to stay until her car is fixed, he can make sure the two are taken care of - and get to know the sassy Claire better.

What starts as something awkward and temporary starts feeling cozier by the minute. And soon Levi is hoping he can convince Claire she has a permanent place in his heart.

Plus, bonus story "O Little Town of Bramble" by Katie Lane!
All Ethan Miller wants for Christmas is to celebrate in Bramble, Texas, with family and friends. But when his childhood neighbor comes home for the holiday, Ethan realizes that the girl-next-door could be the girl of his dreams.

Available 9/25/18

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  1. All of these book are on my TBR List! Absolutely love Cowboy stories! Thank you for the chance!

  2. I love reading these authors - keep paperbacks from Carolyn!!

  3. Thanks for the chance. I love the books these authors write.

  4. All these interested me! Thank you for the chance to win

  5. They all sound really good, but I'll probably want to read Cowboy Honor first.

  6. I love any books that are about cowboys I'm in on. Thanks for your generosity. Carolyn Brown is one of my favorites.

  7. Cowboy Honor interests me the most.

  8. Vera Wilson said, all should be nice. But if had pick then Last of the Cowboys.

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  9. All look good especially Cowboy Honor!!

  10. Cowboy Honor by Carolyn Brown sounds great.

  11. They all interest me can't wait to read them.

  12. They all interest me, I have them on my tbr.

  13. Big Bad Cowboy, they all sound great! Thank you

  14. Big Bad Cowboy sounds like a great book.

  15. All books are written by wonderful authors, but the book that caught my interest more is Laura Drake's "The Last True Cowboy".

  16. All 3 books interest me cause the H is a cowboy and I love me some cowboys. The book by Laura Drake "The Last True Cowboy" really interests me as it sounds like a great book.

  17. Oh all of them! But...first I would read Cowboy Honor! Carolyns books are always a must read for me! So excited to read this one!