Guest Post by Layla Chase
The aspect of cowboys that draws me in every time is the quality of being decisive. In the course of a day, they may have to make decisions that affect the welfare of hundreds of animals and a handful of other men. Back in the 1800s, men made these decisions without weather reports or sure knowledge of what lay ahead. The location of a river ford to take the cattle across could become treacherous. When to move the cattle to higher ground could be affected by a freak storm. Driving them to market always had its own set of hazards—lack of water, insufficient grazing, attacks from Indians or rustlers. And always there was the danger of injury or illness that would hamper their progress.
The situation of man against the elements is one associated with cowboys and has captured the imagination of writers and artists for more than 150 years, and is still going strong.
Layla Chase is the CAPA award-winning author of 18 short stories and novellas and is both indie-pubbed and published by Amber Quill, Decadent Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Kensington Aphrodisia, Ravenous Publishing, and The Wilder Rose Press.
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Edited by Delilah Devlin
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Format: Trade Paperback
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Broad Shoulders, Well-Worn Jeans and a Lean-Hipped Swagger
He may ride off into the sunset, but the cowboy in our heart never goes out of style. Even when coated with dust from riding alongside a herd of cattle or up to his knees in mud taming a wild stallion, this stud still generates plenty of Cowboy Heat.
USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin takes you back to the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy your desire for a real man. In “Shall We Dance?,” by Myla Jackson, a waltz teacher learns about rhythm from her rancher student at the Flying M. The rodeo champion in Megan Mitcham’s “Coming Home” discovers that true love might be waiting at the end of the trail. A high school reunion at the honky tonk finds a city girl back in the strong arms of her cowboy crush in Cat Johnson’s “Unfinished Business.” Saddle up!
“A wild ride!” —Beth Williamson, author of Hell for Leather
“Devlin Devlin is the go-to for cowboy romance that will make you hot under the collar.” —USA Today
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
“Mrs. Morgan and the Marshal” by Emma Jay
A dalliance with the sexy town marshal makes a woman rancher question which she wants most, her independence or him
Emma Jay has been writing longer than she’d care to admit, using her endless string of celebrity crushes as inspiration for her heroes. Married twenty-six years, Emma believes writing romance is like falling in love, over and over again. Creating characters and love stories is an addiction she has no intention of breaking.
“Remember” by Mia Hopkins
A jilted bride saddles up with the blazing-hot cowboy stripper hired for her cancelled bachelorette party
Mia Hopkins is a Los Angeles–based writer of romance and erotic fiction. Her work has appeared in Clean Sheets and will be featured in the forthcoming Circlet Press anthology Under Cover of Darkness. She was born in the year of the horse, which may explain her special fondness for cowboys.
“Cowboy Downtime” by Cheyenne Blue
Passion ignites at a polocrosse game in the Australian outback—she plays attack, he plays defense, and their sexy wager decides the winner.
Cheyenne Blue’s erotica has appeared in over seventy anthologies, including: Best Women’s Erotica,Cowboy Lust, Best Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Lust and Frenzy: 60 Stories of Sudden Sex. She lives and writes by the beach in Queensland, Australia.
“Coming Home” by Megan Mitcham
A busted-up rodeo champion finds the squirt he tormented in youth transformed into a fiery woman challenging him to become the man she deserves
Megan Mitcham was a true Southern bell until she discovered the delicious world of erotic romance. Now she pens racy romances to please a reader’s heart, mind and body.
“Her Captured Cowboy” by Layla Chase
A lonely woman, ostracized by Colorado townspeople after years in Indian captivity, takes what she needs from a wandering cowboy
Layla Chase, on a dare from a close friend, challenged herself to explore the steamier side of romance and discovered all sorts of characters whose stories needed sharing. She writes contemporary and historical stories from her mountain home in California that she shares with her longtime husband and two dogs.
“Back Stage Pass” by Cynthia D’Alba
A sexy night with a hired escort, who looks exactly like a woman’s favorite country singer, leaves her with a back stage pass and a lot of burning questions
Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. Her first book, Texas Two Step, was released in 2012 and became a publisher best seller.
“Unfinished Business” by Cat Johnson
A class reunion gives one woman a second chance with a sultry cowboy from her past
Cat Johnson is a self-proclaimed promo ho known for her creative marketing and research. She’s sponsored bull-riding rodeo cowboys, owns a collection of cowboy boots and camouflage shoes for book signings and a number of her consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living.
“At the Mercy of the Cowboy” by Amber Lin
A new farmhand finds rough living and an even rougher cowboy to soothe away her pain
Amber Lin writes erotic romance with damaged souls and deep emotion. RT Book Reviews called her debut novel “truly extraordinary.” Her latest book, a small-town romance, released in late 2013.
“Cowboy Adonis” by Michael Bracken
When a naked cowboy rises from a stock pond, a nature photographer’s assignment gets personal
Michael Bracken, writer of fiction, nonfiction and advertising copy, is the author of almost nine hundred short stories, several of which have appeared in Cleis Press anthologies.
“Denim and Lace” by Robie Madison
One woman in a pair of rhinestone heels plus two sexy cowboys equals a highly combustible combination
Robie Madison pursues her own adventures traveling around the world. When she’s at home, she writes about men and women who aren’t afraid to take risks for love. When she’s not traveling or writing, she can often be found teaching writing courses online.
“One Track Cowboy” by Delilah Devlin
After tracking two lost hikers, a park ranger and a local rancher lose themselves to a wild passion
Delilah Devlin is a USA Today bestselling author of erotica and erotic romance. She has published over a hundred thirty erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths, and is published by Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, HarperCollins: Mischief, Kensington, Montlake, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing. In May 2014, she adds Grand Central to her list of publishers when Her Only Desire releases!
“Skin Deep” by Randi Alexander
A pretty city girl and a scarred country cowboy discover love waits when you’re ready to look beneath the surface
Randi Alexander is a USA Today Bestselling Author and an adventurous spirit with a naughty imagination. Prepare yourself to be rode hard and put up satisfied on the sexier side of happily ever-after!
“Drop Two Tears in a Bucket” by Shoshanna Evers
Alone on her Montana cattle ranch after her husband divorces her, a woman finds satisfaction in the arms of the one cowboy she can’t resist
Shoshanna Evers is a critically acclaimed, best-selling romance author. She is published with Simon & Schuster/Gallery, Ellora’s Cave, and Penguin/Berkley Heat (Agony/Ecstasy), and her work is in several Cleis Press anthologies (including Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013). She lives in Los Angeles with her family and two big dogs.
“A Cowboy for Delilah” by Sabrina York
The last thing this independent, high-powered lawyer wants is a cowboy in her life, but one steamy kiss from a sexy rancher burns her resolve to a crisp
Sabrina York, Her Royal Hotness, writes naked erotic fiction for fans who like it hot, hard and balls-to-the-wall, and erotic romance and fantasy for readers who prefer a slow burn to passion. Sabrina loves writing hot, humorous stories in multiple genres for smart and sexy readers.
“Shall We Dance?” by Myla Jackson
When a lonely woman gives private dance lessons to a shy, sexy cowboy, she stumbles on passion worth fighting for
Myla Jackson spent twenty years livin’ and lovin’ in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Myla happily writes full time, penning adventures that keep her readers begging for more. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling, snow-skiing, boating or riding her ATV, while concocting new stories.
3/31 – 4/13 COWBOY HEAT Blog Tour Schedule
3/31 Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess (Guest Post #1 by Cheyenne Blue )
3/31 Angels With Attitude Book Reviews (Spotlight)
3/31 C&F (Spotlight)
3/31 Monlatable Reviews (Spotlight)
4/1 Night Owl Reviews (Guest Post #1 by Cat Johnson)
4/2 Books and Fandom (Spotlight)
4/2 Snarky Mom Reads… (Spotlight)
4/3 Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post #1 by Delilah Devlin)
4/4 Perusing Princesses (Spotlight) (Guest Post #1 by Cynthia D’Alba)
4/4 Two Sassy Chicks (Guest Post #1 by Megan Mitcham)
4/5 Mythical Books (Guest Post #2 by Sabrina York)
4/6 KT Book Reviews (Guest Post #2 by Randi Alexander)
4/7 In The Pages of a Good Book (Guest Post #2 by Mia Hopkins)
4/8 babbling about books and, more (Guest Post #1 by Emma Jay)
4/8 RomanceJunkies.com (Guest Post #1 by Layla Chase) http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/
4/9 Tome Tender (Guest Post #1 by Megan Mitcham)
4/10 Read More Romance (Guest Post #1 by Mia Hopkins)
4/10 – deal sharing aunt (Guest Post #1 by Myla Jackson)
4/11 – For Whom The Books Toll (Guest Post #1 by Randi Alexander) http://forwhomthebookstoll.blogspot.com
4/11 – Dirty Girl Romance (Spotlight)
4/13 Inner Goddess (Guest Post #1 by Sabrina York)
4/13 The Lusty Literate (Guest Post #2 by Emma Jay)
4/13 The Snarkology (Guest Post #2 by Cat Johnson)
4/13 We Love Kink (Guest Post #2 by Cheyenne Blue )