Come Love a Cowboy (Anthology Book Spotlight)
Come Love a Cowboy
Anthology Book Spotlight
April 8, 2016
Eight stand-alone Contemporary Western Romance novellas from Bestselling and Award Winning Authors. From firefighters, bronco busters, and wealthy ranchers to bad boys, we have them all for you! If you’ve ever wanted to fall in love with a sexy, alpha cowboy of today…now’s your chance.
Luke’s Fate by Kathleen Ball
Meg O’Brien hoped never to lay eyes on the one man who broke her heart. To her dismay, Luke Kelly arrives at her ranch a much different and broken man. Can Meg ever forgive his callous treatment of her and help Luke become the man he used to be?
Grant Me The Moon by Caroline Clemmons
All Tory Fraser intended was to show her high school history club students a local archeology dig. How could she know the excursion would involve a murder?
Three for The Win by Keta Diablo
Hollis should have known better than to fall for a bone-melting man like Stede. He’s gone now and Eli is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life.
Border Affair by Hebby Roman
When his partners’ daughter is kidnapped in México, a self-made millionaire must confront his feelings about their affair and the future of their relationship.
Leaving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins
Mac has one week to convince his ex-girlfriend Clara not to sell his oil company. In this high-pressure reunion, can they strike love again?
The Shape of Destiny by Julie A. D’Arcy
A young male shape shifter. A beautiful female ranch owner. Can love be born in a web of deceit?
Bad Boy, Big Heart by Andrea Downing
She’s a New Yorker escaping her parents. He’s a Wyoming cowboy supporting his dad. One summer, two young people—three months to find love.
Desert Heat by Patti Sherry-Crews
A single mother struggling to keep her guest ranch puts her own desires on hold. When a handsome and persistent fireman sets his sights on her, she must decide how much she’s willing to give.
Excerpt from Border Affair by Hebby Roman
“I worked my ass off, getting him to canter,” Rusty said. “And you can’t be bothered to watch.”
“I was watching,” Camila protested.
“No, you weren’t. What’s so damned interesting in the dirt? Mining for gold or something.”
“Oh, Rusty, get over it.” She wiped her forehead with the back of her arm. “I was just resting my eyes.”
“Yeah, and do you mind catching him before he gets tangled in the tether and manages to lame himself.”
“I can see being your assistant is going to suck,” he muttered loud enough to hear. “And we can’t keep calling this horse ‘him’.” He stretched his arms wide and cracked the switch again, driving the sorrel into a corner of the corral.
He bent over and grabbed the rope.
The breath stopped in her lungs. Por Dios, was he one gorgeous hunk of man. Forget his age or that he’d lost too much weight. Just looking at Rusty made her heart go pitter-patter. So much for a girlhood crush that refused to go away.
“What are you going to name him?”
“Huh?” She’d lost the thread of concentration, wishing she and Rusty were in bed together, rather than hollering across a dusty corral. “Oh, name him. Hmmm. How about Calypso?”
He ran one hand over the stubble on his jaw. And she wished she could run her tongue over his jaw and neck and lower. Wished she could explore every inch of him with her mouth and tongue.
“Not bad. I like it,” he said.
“I’m glad you approve.”
He pulled the gelding forward by his halter, stopping on the other side of the fence. “Calypso, meet your new trainer.”
She fished a slice of apple from her pocket and handed it to the yearling. “Never too soon to start rewarding him for good behavior.”
Calypso lipped the apple slice and crunched it. She stroked the white blaze running from his forehead and tapering off at his muzzle. He had three white socks, too.
Rusty hooked his free arm over the fence post and gazed at the yearling. He stood within inches of her but towering over her by a half a foot. He was so close to her, she could smell his perspiration and the earthy man-smell of him. His down-to-earth scent was far more arousing than the expensive cologne he usually wore.
He patted the horse’s neck and said, “Well, what do you think? Does he have possibilities?”
“Yeah, sure, but he’s too young to pigeon-hole as a barrel racer or cutting horse or whatever yet.”
He pursed his mouth. “You’re probably right. Hard to tell until they’re under saddle.”
She gazed at the thin line of his pursed mouth. Hard and masculine, just the way she liked a man’s mouth. All these years of dreaming about kissing him and they’d shared nothing more than pecks on the cheeks.
He was looking straight at her. Did he feel the same pull, the same attraction as she did? Or did he still see her as a child?
KATHLEEN BALL writes contemporary and historical western romance with great emotion and memorable characters. Her books are award winners and have appeared on numerous best-seller lists.
CAROLINE CLEMMONS is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
KETA DIABLO lives in the Midwest part of the United States on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature. She adores animals and has made it her mission in life to help feed hungry children in the USA.
HEBBY ROMAN is the multi-published author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, Summer Dreams, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. Hebby is a member of Romance Writers of America, and the past president of her local chapter.
MARGO BOND COLLINS writes contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. Although she teaches college-level English courses online, writing fiction is her first love.
JULIE D’ARCY writes fantasy, fantasy romance, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, erotica romance and m/m romance. Julie’s first published novel won the Dorothy Parker RIO Award for women’s fiction. And the same novel and her second were nominated and shortlisted for other prestigious Awards: including the Australian RWA Ruby Award, the U.S.A. Pearl Award, and Sapphire Awards.
ANDREA DOWNING Andrea Downing has spent most of her life in the UK where she developed a penchant for tea-drinking. In 2008 she returned to live in the city of her birth, NYC, but frequently exchanges the canyons of city streets for the wide-open spaces of the West. Her western historical romances have won numerous awards, and she is a member of Romance Writers of America.
PATTI SHERRY-CREWS lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her two children and husband. She has a degree in anthropology/archaeology, a fifteen-year stint as a shop-owner, a fondness for the British Isles and the Old West. Her aim is to create compelling characters who are smart and have interesting stories to tell. Armchair travel included.