Thursday, February 21, 2013

Romancing the West Blog Hop!

WELCOME TO THE ROMANCING THE WEST BLOG TOUR


Why do we enjoy writing and reading about the West? What is it about cowboys that is just plain irresistible? Over thirty authors and bloggers tackle these and other questions by explaining why we love Romancing the West.


But that’s not all, as you enjoy some awesome blogs and find fantastic books, for every post you comment on with your email address, you will be entered for some amazing prizes.


***PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO QUALIFY***


Grand Prize: A swag pack which includes books (both ebooks and paper), Amazon gift card, custom made butterfly jewelry, book cards, magnets and much more all tucked away in a keepsake box. (Available to US residents only. Winner will be announced on February 26 at 10 PM EST)




I love top ten lists!
So, here are ten reasons I love cowboys (not in any particular order):
1.     Stetsons and Resistols
2.     Wranglers
3.     Roper boots (although not terribly popular anymore, they are so sexy)
4.     pickups
5.     horses
6.     herding cattle
7.     rodeos
8.     wide open spaces
9.     sad country songs
10.  working dogs
I’d like to see your list! Put at least one reason you love cowboys in the comments section for a chance at the Grand Prize! I’ll also pick ONE winner of my book, Vaquero!
Please keep hopping!


 

 
 




68 comments:

  1. sounds fun

    suefitz1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Hi D'Ann, I just googled me some roper boots. Now the only thing missing is a cowboy to go in them. Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Totally agree about the roper boots, and gotta love those big pickup trucks with the great big dually wheels.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Love Ropers! Wish they still made 'em.

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  4. I always find these so darn hard because I have no cowboys walking down the street here in London!! Muscles? Is that too general :). Bunching, tight muscles...whew!

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    1. Oh, Cait. No cowboys? Darn for you.

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  5. ..and don't forget those Wrangler Butts! :)

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  6. Exactly, Kristina. The cowboy rear ends.

    (holley at holleytrent dot com)

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  7. What did you leave out?
    I grew up on the rodeo circuit.
    My Daddy was a calf roper and a team roper.
    He would always tell me:
    "Cowboys are fun to play with you just do not marry them."
    Obviously this wisdom was not imparted to my mother!
    She cut her Cowboy out of the herd and roped him into a lifelong partner.
    I like to play, who doesn't?
    Barbara
    bkg0605(at)aol.com

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    1. I love everything about this post.

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  8. Now the song's in my head...give me land, lotsa land, under starry skies at night, don't fence me in...Thanks a lot, D!

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  9. They know their way around "rope"!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  10. Land lovin' armidillo72542@yahoo.com

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  11. 1. Cowboy boots
    2. Tight Jeans
    3. Hats
    4. Not afraid to get dirty
    5. They have a love for animals
    6. Horses
    7. Hard Working
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. No question about it, the West has been romanticized since the 1800's. The penny dreadfuls started the trend to glamorizing the West and we've never stopped loving the stories and the lore.

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  13. Cowboys work hard, play hard, live hard, love hard. Behind their tough, hard-as-nails exterior pulses a tender soul that only a few special people get to see. They treat their women like ladies, except in the bedroom, where they appreciate the wildcat she is. They fight to the death to protect the people and the things they love. And those Wranglers...those tight Wranglers. And those western shirts with pearl snaps...love the sound they make when you rip open the shirt. GAWWWLY!

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    1. Got so flustered, I forgot to include my email:

      Sophia Ryan
      sophiaryan@live.com

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  14. Hmmm - don't think you want my top 10 list why I like cowboys - let's start with eyes, face, smile, chest, biceps, abs...getting lower - will stop now. :-)
    Best of luck on the hop.

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  15. I've always loved cowboys. Not sure if it's because of my love for horses, lol. When I was a kid, I'd ride around on my gallop-horse--a stick horse--chewing Big Red gum. I loved that gum because to me it was the gum cowboys chewed.
    Here are a few reasons for why I love C.B's.
    1) Horses
    2) Their butts--the cowboys' butts, lol.
    3) The way their jeans fit.
    4) The callouses on their hands.
    5) They way they ride--like they are one with their horse.
    6) The relationship between most cowboys and their horses.

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  16. 1. Alpha male that works hard for what he wants.
    2. Any guy that cares for his animals most generally will care for his woman even more.
    3. Hard worker...hard player.
    4. Very protective of those they love.
    5. Everybody looks better on a horse.
    6. Appreciates a woman that knows how to cook.
    7. Loves sitting at a campfire and staring at the stars.
    8. Strong, muscle man.
    9. Make for some great writing material.
    10. Makes even better reading material.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com
    Just to name a few.

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  17. I have always thought of a cowboy as one who worked hard, played hard, and loved hard. They always seemed to have a ruggedness to them that is primal in nature. I love it.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  18. Hi D'Ann,
    Thank you for visiting my site earlier. What do women like about cowboys besides the top 10 traits you listed? Maybe it's their calm exterior but inside they are alert strategists. When I think about cowboys, I see Clint Eastwood in spaghetti westerns -- he was the calm before the storm, so controlled but when threatened he went in with a blaze, pistols firing off in both hands. Women like that cool surface and molten heat inside.
    susan_francesny [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  19. I love your list, D'Ann! I think my list is very similar.

    I'd only add hard working men who got their muscles from work not a gym.

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    1. Absolutely!

      Thanks for organizing this hop, Sara!

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  21. I need some books for my spring break that will take me away to a cowboy world..
    The reason I love cowboys.... The hats, boots, and tight ass jeans... and the thought of one coming to my rescue on a horse.. eeps...

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    1. My books will do that! Happy Spring Break!

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  22. oops I forgot.. tvarela1234@msn.com

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  23. That sexy cowboy swagger! And I love reading your cowboys, D'Ann!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jennyrlowery(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Jenn, and I love that, too.

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  24. Cowboys are strong, caring, rugged and hardworking.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. loyalty
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. leather chaps
    kathleenball@hotmail.com

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  27. I turn into mush at the "Yes, ma'am" "No, ma'am" bit. Oh...and the jangle of spurs woos my heart.

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  28. Yes.. the manners and the way that they take care of a woman. :)

    Thanks!
    Melissa
    daringzoey@yahoo.com

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  29. I like the wide open spaces. Cowboys work hard, drink hard and love long. And of course they fight.
    Thanks for being in the Western blog hop.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  30. That rolling walk they have that just gives a girl allll kinds of ideas!

    Love your list and the ones others have added.

    Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. I love their strong alpha/macho attitudes, wrangler jeans, cowboy boots and hats.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  33. I like the tight Wranglers and boots. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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  34. Love your list! I have an 11. one to add to it. Assless chaps. Oh yeah! lol *sigh* Cowboys are just so mouthwatering good! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Thank you everyone!!!! I think this was a very successful blog hop! I'll be posting soon for the next one... So stay tuned.

    Now for the announcement of the grand prize winner! Out of several hundred entries (not counting the ones who didn't put their email addresses) I've found a winner.

    Congratulations Mary Preston! Your comment on Stacy Joy Netzel was the winner...

    On my blog, the winner was Ellen Thompson. Please come back for other hops and Five Friday Freebies.

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