Hi everyone. I had a busy week catching up on everything I let slide last week during my bout with the flu/cold. My apologies for being so tardy in reading snippets. I didn’t finish my visits until Wednesday and still missed a few. I will try to do better this time.
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I’m sharing from an older title of mine this week b/c it’s included in a Cowboy Collection coming out February 3rd. I’m not hawking our wares but I really do mean it when I say this is a heck of a deal–18 authors offering the first book in a western themed series all for 99¢. Most of the books are contemporary, River’s Edge, my contribution, is a late 19th century Texas romance.
(From) Rivers’s Edge
River studied the sun-kissed figure, admiring the flex of his shoulder muscles as he stood thigh deep in the river, scooping water to wet his face and chest. After lathering first one armpit then the other, he bent again, cupping water to rinse the dark tufts of hair sprouting there.
Momentarily distracted by his fine form, River stopped sketching and stared at the taut muscles in his buttocks, noting the jagged scar ruining the contour of the left cheek. And then he turned around.
A line of water caught the sun, glistening as it streamed from his chest, down his flat stomach, collecting in beaded drops on the hair surrounding his manhood. As though her scrutiny had caused the action, he fisted his hand around his shaft, pumping the flesh until it became engorged.
A blush started in River’s toes, rising in a flood of heat scalding her insides. She stifled a nervous gasp, forcing her gaze away from the intimate act and back to the harsh planes of his face.
Almost casually, he rinsed, walked out of the water to his pile of clothes, picked up his gun, and pointed it at the approximate place where she crouched in the tree.
“Come down from there now or I start shooting.”
River Prescott has everything she’s ever wanted – except perhaps a man. The unconventional ranch owning artist is very certain she doesn’t want a husband. But sometimes she can’t help wishing for a lover; especially after her new neighbor trespasses and she gets a full-frontal view of his assets.
Edge Grayson moves onto the rundown spread he’s inherited, expecting to stay aloof from nearby town business. But between local artist, River Prescott’s determination to seduce him and protecting her from a killer on the prowl, the ex-gunslinger is finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.
First Ride Cowboy Collection FEATURING:
Forget Me Knot by Lori King~ Will her vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake?
Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova~Five brides for five brothers: at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.
Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford~A cowboy who knew nothing of love. A city girl who wishes she didn’t.
Sweet As Candy by Sidda Lee Rain ~She may be the softness to smooth his rough edges. That is…if he can convince her to give an ol’ rodeo bum a chance.
Lazarus by Beth Williamson ~Being a Graham isn’t easy, and it’s about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart.
The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir ~Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?
Gimme Some Sugar by Stephanie Berget ~She’s is a genius with cupcakes and croissants. He needs a ranch cook to whip up beef, beans and bacon. Love never tasted so good.
Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels ~Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.
Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun ~She left town to chase her dreams; he stayed and ignored his. Can they find love again?
Davis: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager ~A marriage of convenience ignites into a steamy romance and brings two strong wills together.
Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Lea Sullivan ~She writes fantasy cowboys for a living…but she never expected to find her own on the back roads of Hill Country, Texas.
Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn ~Returning to Wyoming two things surprised GySgt Jared Worrell: becoming the town chocolatier and Lucy Thomas. Coming home never tasted so sweet.
Montana Bachelor by Hildie McQueen ~Rich Bachelor seeks Single Female who won’t mind complications of elite society, a suspicious father and an evil ex-girlfriend.
Cowboys Never Fold by Lexi Post ~A cowboy honors a promise by working at a nudist resort but to win the sexy owner’s heart, he must bare more than his soul.
Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver ~The Stone sisters know their way with a gun, rope, three-inch heels, and a cowboy’s heart.
Jake: Men of Clifton by Susan Fisher Davis ~He can tame the wildest stallion, but can he tame a stubborn redhead that wants nothing to do with him?
The Real McCoy by Sabrina York ~She mistakes him for a stripper…he is happy to comply!
River’s Edge by Gem Sivad ~From gunslinger to ranch owner. He’s finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.
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