Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cowboy Casanova Blog Hop: A Cowboy To Keep

Cowboy Casanova Giveaway Hop


After Laney Ellis’ husband is killed by a bull, she is left to run their small cattle ranch and raise their son, Justin, on her own. Despite some of Laney’s worst fears, the dream Justin holds dearest is to be exactly like his dad, a champion bull rider. He finds his chance when world champion bull rider Cody Utah moves in next door.

Although attraction between Cody and Laney flares, neither act upon it. Laney refuses to get her family involved with another bull rider, and Cody has heard rumors Laney trapped Wyatt, her late husband, into a high school marriage by getting pregnant.The last thing Cody wants is children.

At a rodeo, Justin is thrown and knocked unconscious. As Justin lays in the hospital, Cody begs Laney to forgive him. He realizes he loves her enough to discourage Justin from the sport. Will Laney let Cody into their lives? Will Justin ride again?


Blood. Wyatt’s blood. Oh, God.

She tensed, ready to jump away. Just as she thought the Angus would come for her, Wyatt moaned. Like a child with a toy car, the bull dropped his head and shoved the man into the rail fence. The logs shook as Wyatt’s body slammed into them.

Screaming nonsensical words, she chased the bull and hit him again with her prod. Shaking his head as if she were nothing more than a gnat, he repeatedly threw Wyatt into the fence.

Desperation clouded her mind, but she tried to think. The prod was only making the bull madder. She waved at him. “Look at me!”

When the mighty Angus glanced her direction, she ran at him and slapped his nose with her bare hand, then danced back a few steps. He pawed with both front feet, filling the air with dirt. Her eyes stung, but she refused to blink.

“Come on, come on.” She waved her arms, daring the animal to charge. Her heart pumped so fast she couldn’t tell the beats apart. She had to get him away from Wyatt. Now. “You dirty, filthy beast. Try to get me.”

Like a Mexican bullfighter, she leaped and poked his nose with her prod. Enraged, the bull lunged forward. Turning and running, with him hot on her heels, she sped into a small holding pen and catapulted over the back fence. Tearing around the backside, she slammed the gate shut and threw the latch. She dropped the hot-shot and ran for Wyatt, screaming his name.

She fell to her knees beside him and tugged him over. “Oh, God, Wyatt. Don’t you dare die on me.”






  1. thanks for a wonderful giveaway


  2. I would love to win a copy of your book, D'Ann! Western historical romance is my fave genre for feeding my reading habit. I grew up on a ranch in Southern California, reading the old pulp fiction magazine, Ranch Romance, when my Dad got through with them. He used to read them when he was up late irrigating the alfalfa fields that fed our cattle. I'm glad I "met" you on this hop so that I have another author to go to for my romances. Thanks! jdh2690@gmail.com

  3. Nice excerpt

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  4. I'm going to have to read this book! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!
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  5. Wow, that was a riveting excerpt. Can't wait to read the book.
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  6. I'm "hopping" around to visit all the authors. I'm loving this Casanova Cowboy event. :)

  7. Having stood near the bull at the farm up the road and had a good look at how big they can be - that's one brave lady. Great excerpt.

  8. Love this book! A must read for everyone!!

  9. I agree with Jennifer! I loved the book, really all yours! And everyone must read it!!

  10. I possess this book. I just need time to read this book!

  11. I 'hopping' around to visit all the other authors. I'm honored to be in such amazing company.

  12. Thank you for participating in this hop. I have found some of my favorite authors doing these things. I love rodeo stories but I hate seeing anyone get hurt sucks. I am definately checking out The Cowboys of Black Mountain.

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  13. I like the excerpt. Thanks for sharing!
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