Sexy Cowboys and the Women Who Love Them
Western Romance Books, novels, by Kathleen Ball
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A kickoff of two new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield
and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
There's Something About A Cowboy
What is it about a cowboy that inspires giddy thoughts of romance in otherwise sane and sensible women?
It could be the way they make a pair of jeans look just right. If you haven’t ogled a pair of fine-fitting Wranglers at a rodeo, please take yourself to the nearest medical facility to make sure you’ve got a pulse.
It could be the dusty boots on their feet. The dirtier, the better. We want a hard-working, real man, after all. Not one who just dresses like a cowboy on the weekends.
It could be that Stetson on his head. There’s something about a man sweeping off his hat in a gesture of polite recognition that makes our knees wobbly and our thoughts scattered. Also, there is something entirely endearing about a man with a hat-ring in his hair.
It could be the little swagger in his walk. Most of the cowboys I know don’t work to put it there. It’s a byproduct of injuries, too many hours in the saddle, and walking in those dusty boots.
It could be the manners they exhibit, no matter how rough and tough they might be. You show me a raised-in-the-country cowboy and I’ll show you a man who respects women and elders, says “yes, ma’am,” and holds doors open. I don’t care how independent and strong of
a woman you are, when a good-looking cowboy tips his hat and holds a door open for you, it makes you want to swoon.
For me, it’s such fun to write about cowboys and the women determined to resist their considerable charms.
In The Christmas Cowboy and Wrestlin’ Christmas, the first two books in the Rodeo Romance series, neither heroine wanted to fall for a cowboy. In fact, they fought quite a valiant battle - but as they say, sometimes resistance is futile.
Now through Dec. 24, Shanna will donate 10 percent of the net proceeds from all book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.
Where to Find The Books
Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.
You’re Invited to PARTY!
You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party Thursday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more! Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty
The third book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series releases that day! The Christmas Calamity takes readers back to Hardman just in time for the holiday season. Preorders are available now for just $1.99 on Kindle. You can reserve your copy here: http://amzn.com/B00OGOO994
In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free that day, as well!
To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, autographed books, chocolates, original western artwork, and more fun goodies, fill out this form.
About Shanna Hatfield
fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
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Shattered, Spring Reed finally escapes her abusive past by
accepting a job on a Montana ranch.
Colt O’Malley’s life takes a tragic turn leaving him
Can these two deeply scarred hearts heal enough for love?
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FREE Western Romance
"You will really get caught up in the lives of the characters in this book. I loved the surprising twists and turns in this story. I highly recommend it."
BLURB: Rancher Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now, Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.
"Kathleen has done it again in this beautiful tale of a sexy and confident cowboy who had me liking him from page one to loving him every page thereafter." --Amazon Review
"She had me falling in love along with her characters. Kathleen stirs up, in me, such raw emotions when I read her novels." -- Amazon Review
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They sat on the swing in complete silence. The sky was beginning to darken. Burke put his arm around her, pulling her close. He could feel her tremble at his touch and it humbled him. He couldn’t remember a time when a woman had such a reaction to him. The urge to pick her up in his arms and carry her to his bed was strong but he didn’t dare. He didn’t think she was the type for a one-night stand and that was all he was willing to offer.
Although he found her damn attractive, she was off limits. All he needed equated to an unpaid housekeeper not a woman that probably had no practical skills, even so, she was very tempting. There seemed something so vulnerable about her that it made him long to protect her.
He made the mistake of looking down at her upturned face. Her luminous green eyes trapped him. Unable to resist the pull of her he carefully leaned down and brushed his lips against hers. He only intended for the kiss to be brief, but she tasted like honey and he had to have more.
Annie moaned as Burke kissed her again. He swiped his tongue along the seam of her lips, coaxing her mouth open and deepening the kiss. His arms tightened around her, pulling her close to him. She smelled of sunshine, sweet and warm. Reluctantly he let her go. Annie smiled back at him anyway, and it pleased him. She looked lovely in her yellow sundress with her curly auburn hair falling down her back, and he couldn’t help but admire her cute figure.
Gently, he removed her arms from around his neck and looked down at her with hooded eyes. Highly aroused by her, it was by sheer willpower that he stopped his advances. Her bruised lips looked inviting to him and her eyes shone with pleasure. God he wanted her. Burke smiled at her enthusiasm. The last woman in his house had overtly insulted every inch of it. He could hardly believe her reaction. She seemed genuine in her pleasure over everything. But, he reminded himself that it didn’t really matter. Burke grinned as he watched her scoop up the cat and whisper in its ear, her happiness so apparent. For a second he was glad that he adopted that ornery cat.
Regretfully, he stood up and moved away from her. “It’s been fun.”
“Yes it has,” Annie stood. She wobbled a bit and made her way to the porch stairs. She looked at Burke with her heart shining in her eyes. “Maybe you could consider me as a candidate for a wife?” she asked quietly.
He hesitated, not knowing what to say.
“Never mind.” She hurriedly rushed down the stairs to her car.
Maybe in another life, it would have worked, but he knew what the ending to their story would be.
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"Kathleen has done it again in this beautiful tale of a sexy and confident cowboy who had me liking him from page one to loving him every page thereafter"
Texas Haven Is now Free
Everything in Annie Douglas' life has taught her that men can't be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome, Texas cowboy. Upon discovering Burke's advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly asks if he might consider her.
Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.
Misunderstandings, accidents, and treachery leads to Annie leaving shattered and alone. Can their shaking start lead to the possible loving relationship they both desire but neither is sure of?
ALSO FREE-- ALICE'S STORY- a short prequel to Texas Haven about Burke's
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This is from my “New Book”- still no title- but it will come to me hopefully soon.
Later, after all the men finished eating and the dishes done, Cinders wandered out to the front steps and sat. The sky glowed, well lit with a full moon and there were an incredible number of stars. He loved this land, he could feel it in his blood. From one horizon to the next he could see expanse of Texas. They were probably in for a hot summer this year since spring was warmer than usual.
It was more important than ever, he teach Shannon to shoot and ride. They got lucky today though he didn’t want her to know how lucky. All the men were taking turns at guard duty tonight and hopefully they wouldn’t lose any more cattle.
Crickets chirped loudly and the horses moved around in the corral. They usually quieted down at night but something made them nervous. Dread filled him as he quickly unlatched the door and rolled his body into the house without standing. He didn’t want to make himself a target.
“Shannon, get down on the floor.” He didn’t wait for her to comply he crawled to the oil lamp and blew it out. He grabbed his shotgun, shells and extra bullets for his gun and quickly shuttered the windows. Flipping the table, he had Shannon crawl between the stove and table, hoping it would add extra protection if bullets started to fly.
The house had been made with holes burrowed through the logs, which were usually plugged. He unplugged them as he went around the room, and looked out at each. Fairly certain it was the horses they were after, he watched out the front for any type of movement.
“Cinders?” she whispered.
He had to give her credit for doing as told without question, Charlotte would have wanted reasons and they’d probably still be debating the likelihood that Indians were roaming around outside.
My inspiration for Cinders
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The Dawson Ranch Series.
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"I love some cowboy stories, I'll tell ya that! Kathleen Ball has created a sexy one in Burke Dawson, that's for sure!"--reviewsbymolly.com/
"She had me falling in love along with her characters. Kathleen stirs up, in me,such raw emotions when I read her novels." -- Amazon Review
"Kathleen has done it again in this beautiful tale of a sexy and confident cowboy who had me liking him from page one to loving him every page thereafter."
WINNER of the Reader's Choice Award from Textnovel.com
"Ryelee's Cowboy is the second book in the Dawson Ranch Series. I enjoyed the first book so much that I was eager to review this one." -- Amazon Review
"Her heroes are strong, stubborn and of course handsome too. Her heroines (Ryelee in this book) are strong and loving." -- Amazon Review
" A western romance that gives you a roller coaster of emotions from beginning to end. A quick must read for all who love the western romance books."
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Book one of the Dawson Ranch Series is now FREE
Rancher Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now, Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.