by Carolyn Brown, guest blogger and author of Love Drunk Cowboy
Thank you all so much for inviting me to come to your blog and visit again. As you know, Love Drunk Cowboy was put out in the book stores a few days ago and I’m so excited about it. I’ve told everyone who’ll stand still and listen about my new series. I even thought about renting one of those bright colored snake oil wagons like they had in the old west and parking it down on Main Street in Davis, Oklahoma and sell books out of the back. I reckon I’d wind up in jail if I tried a stunt like that.
Love Drunk Cowboy is the first book in the Spikes & Spurs series. Red's Hot Cowboy will be coming out of the chute in September with Darn Good Cowboy Christmas right behind it in October. Then another one that’s not named yet will be coming to the bookshelves in the spring of 2012.
The series is about women who trade in their spike heels for cowboy boots and power suits for tight fittin’ jeans but keep their whoop-ass independence, and the sexy cowboys that swagger into their lives wearing spurs on their boots and who quickly find that taming a sassy woman is tougher than breaking a wild bronc.
Love Drunk Cowboy is Austin Lanier and Rye O’Donnell’s story and is set in Terral, Oklahoma on the Oklahoma side of the Red River. Terral is a tiny little town known for growing watermelons and Austin has inherited a watermelon farm from her grandmother. Her intentions are to spend her two week vacation away from the big city corporate world she inhabits, take care of her granny’s business, sell the farm and go back to her stilettos and career.
But she wasn’t figuring on Rye O’Donnell being the sexiest cowboy eye candy she’d ever seen, or him living right across the road from the watermelon farm.
Falling in love at first sight wasn’t something Rye thought was even possible. That kind of tomfoolery was for teenage girls and country singers. But it happened and poor old Rye couldn’t get Austin out of his mind or the grin off his face from day one. But how did a country boy court a big city girl? What on earth did they do for fun in watermelon country?
Well, let me tell you, cowboys aren’t the dinner and movie type of men. They’re a lot more creative than that. Take the first official date Rye and Austin went out on. They drove twenty miles up the highway to Waurika to the Rattlesnake Festival.
How about peeking in on their date?
Rye nosed the truck into a scarce parking spot. “Look like something you’d be interested in?”
“No, thank you. There’s twice as much in Granny’s house as whatever they are selling in their garage sales.”
“I wasn’t talking about that. Look out ahead of you at all the vendors. You said you were hungry.”
She pointed as she crawled out of the truck. “Oh, yes, yes, yes! I want one of everything. Gyro. Turkey leg.”
“Before or after you ride on the zipper?”
Her mind plummeted into the gutter. Ride on the zipper? Well, she’d like a ride on the cowboy after the zipper was undone. She quickly turned her head toward the Ferris wheel so he couldn’t see high color filling her cheeks. “Not me. I’d throw up. I want two rides on the Ferris wheel.”
He grabbed her hand and started up through the vendors and games. “Then let’s get started. Gyro to start with, complete with onions?”
“Yes and sometime this evening you can win me one of those big teddy bears.”
“Have you never been to a carnival?”
She shook her head. “I watched Steel Magnolias three times in one day last year and cried my eyes out every time. I loved the scene where they were at the Christmas festival. This reminds me of that.”
“Are you going to eat snake too?”
She nodded, turned, and looked right into his eyes, not a foot from her face. “Yes, I am. What does it taste like?”
He let go of her hand and put his arm around her waist, tucking his fingers into her belt loops. “Something between fish and chicken. It’s white meat. Tastes a little like frog legs.”
And after a long hard day of planting or harvesting watermelons, it’s right relaxing to take a picnic down to the Red River…imagine a sexy cowboy feeding you a morsel at a time under a big lover’s moon with a lazy old river meandering along right beside you? Oh, yes, watermelon farming isn’t so bad, when you can end a day.
Shall we peek in on them again?
He broke tidbits from a chicken leg and fed them to her then licked the chicken grease from her fingertips, lingering on each one long enough to send electricity all the way down to her curling toes. “That’s a wonderful way to eat chicken,” he said.
“Even better than the gravy and fries?”
“Better location and I don't have to stop with just one taste. It's like having a one-inch bite of good steak or having a whole one right there on your plate,” he whispered.
“So I'm just a chunk of steak?” she teased.
“Darlin', you are…” he paused and kissed her passionately. “There are no words for what you are. God didn't create them yet but when he does I'll tell you exactly what you are to me.”
Then of course there’s always the watermelon wine…oh, my, that does bring on the good times! Like the front of the book says…was it her blue eyes or the watermelon wine? If all else fails break out a bottle and see how much fun you can have!
Thank you so much for letting me talk about Love Drunk Cowboy today…now tell me what you’d like to do with a cowboy for fun after a long day in the watermelon fields?
LOVE DRUNK COWBOY BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES MAY 2011
She’s a Self-Made City Girl…
High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the countryside. She’s determined to sell the farm, until her new, drop-dead sexy neighbor Rye O’Donnell shows up…
He’s as Intoxicating as Can Be…
Rancher Rye O’Donnell thinks he’s going to get a good deal on his dream property—until he meets the fiery new owner. Rye is knocked sideways when he realizes that not only is Granny Lanier’s city-slicker granddaughter a savvy businesswoman, she’s also sexy as hell…
Suddenly Rye is a whole lost less interested in real estate and a whole lot more focused on getting Austin to set aside her stiletto heels…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Brown is an award-winning author who has published 36 bestselling romances for the library market. She now writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma. Carolyn’s next book, Red’s Hot Cowboy will be in stores in August 2011, followed by Darn Good Cowboy Christmas in October 2011. For more information, please visit www.carolynlbrown.com and www.sourcebookscasablanca.com.
GIVEAWAY: I have 2 copies of Love Drunk Cowboy. Open to US and Canadian readers only. Enter by leaving a comment. 1 entry per relevant comment; multiple entries allowed. Last day to enter: May 20, 2011.