Dreamcast and Giveaway – Reckless In Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

We were so honored to have Kari Lynn stop by and share with us who she pictured her hero and heroine of Reckless In Texas.  Thank you so much for sharing Kari Lynn!  

To celebrate the release of Reckless in Texas, we are giving away a copy!  For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and tell us who your favorite cowboy or cowgirl are and we will select one winner from the comments.  Good luck!

Meet the Characters

 

I know writers who can’t begin a book until they’ve found a picture of the actor or model who is their character. Some create entire collages of people, places and things to help them visualize their story.

My usual process is the exact opposite. I begin with a situation. Sometimes a single scene that springs into my mind in vivid detail. Reckless in Texas began with an offhand comment made by a rodeo clown—the guy whose job it is to entertain the crowd with jokes and such during dead spaces in the action.

I was working as an athletic trainer with the sports medicine team at the Pendleton Roundup and after the bull riding, Flint said, “I have got to be sure I turn my mic off when I get close to the bullfighters or this won’t be a family show anymore.”

My imagination latched onto that idea: what if you did give a cocky, profane bullfighter a microphone in the arena? And what if he used it to tease…hmm…how about a female pickup rider, who is all too aware that she is an oddity in the business and prefers not to have her womanly attributes pointed out while she’s working?

It wasn’t until long after the book was complete that I was watching NCIS: LA (I live with two males. I get to watch all the NCIS shows, Castle, cartoons and every re-run of Open Range and Lonesome Dove.) And suddenly, there he was.

Joe is Deeks (actor Eric Christian Olson http://www.ncislamagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/misc/eco_300.jpg ), complete with the shaggy hair, lean, graceful build and the ability to go from irreverent humor to sarcasm to intense focus in a heartbeat. Like a cop and every bull rider and bullfighter in rodeo, Joe knows the danger to life and limb is extremely real every time he shows up for work.

Hey, that and knowing he’s saving lives is what makes it such a rush.

But as you’ve probably noticed, he looks nothing like the guy on the cover of Reckless in Texas, which is a little awkward now that I’m pointing it out. There’s a perfectly logical explanation, though. If we’d dressed the model like Joe, readers wouldn’t have been able to tell this book is a western. Joe favors threadbare jeans and raggy t-shirts with the sleeves whacked off, and sometimes ties on a bandana headband-style to keep his hair out of his face. He doesn’t care if anything matches. As Violet observes, He looked like a color blind surf bum.

In the arena, a bullfighter has to dress for speed and agility, so forget jeans and boots. Joe wears football cleats, soccer-style shorts and a jersey plastered with sponsor logos. At his first rodeo in Texas, one spectator informs him, “You don’t look much like a cowboy.”

And she’s right. But he does look very fine.

Violet was inspired by the daughter of stock contractor, a friend of my husband’s, who worked as a pickup rider at her daddy’s rodeos for a while. They share the same coloring. But somewhere along the line, Violet grew up and became Lucy Lawless—aka Xena, Warrior Princess Check her out here. She is tall, strong, and physically fearless, handy attributes for a woman who hauls cowboys off the backs—and occasionally from under the hooves—of bucking horses. There’s even a line in the book where a friend teasingly calls her “Xena, Warrior Cowgirl”.

Now, imagine tossing Deeks and Xena together in a rodeo arena and watching the sparks and dust fly. That’s why this book is called Reckless in Texas.

 Still not enough?  Well then don’t forget to run out and grab you copy of Reckless In Texas, releasing on August 2nd.  Or, if you would like the chance to win your very own copy, comment on this post and tell us who is your favorite cowboy or cowgirl and we will select one winner from the comments.  Good luck!

 

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Title: Reckless in Texas

Series: Texas Rodeo, #1

Author: Kari Lynn Dell

Pubdate: August 2nd 2016

ISBN: 9781492631941

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Violet Jacobs is fearless. At least, that’s what the cowboys she snatches from under the hooves of bucking horses think. Outside the ring, she’s got plenty of worries rattling her bones: her young son, her mess of a love life, and lately, her family’s struggling rodeo. When she takes business into her own hands and hires on a hotshot bullfighter, she expects to start a ruckus. She never expected Joe Cassidy. Rough and tumble, cocky and charming, Joe’s everything a superstar should be—and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out he’s way out of Violet’s league.

Joe came to Texas to escape a life spiraling out of control. He never planned on sticking around, and he certainly never expected to call this dry and dusty backwater home. But Violet is everything he never knew he was missing, and the deeper he’s pulled into her beautiful mess of a family, the more he realizes this fierce rodeo girl may be offering him the one thing he never could find on his own.

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Kari Lynn Dell is a ranch-raised Montana cowgirl who attended her first rodeo at two weeks old and has existed in a state of horse-induced poverty ever since. She lives on the Blackfeet Reservation in her parents’ bunkhouse along with her husband, her son, and Max the Cowdog, with a tipi on her lawn, Glacier National Park on her doorstep and Canada within spitting distance. Her debut novel, The Long Ride Home, was published in 2015. She also writes a ranch and rodeo humor column for several regional newspapers and a national agricultural publication.

 

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Blog Tour – Master by Eden Bradley

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eden Bradley, the stunning conclusion of The Training House Series!

It’s the ultimate surrender…but can the Master truly become the slave?

I am no longer the Master, but simply Damon. I am reeling with shock. Love. The urgent desire to please the only man who could ever Master me—the wickedly beautiful Christopher. I know this because he once belonged to me. How do I cope with this unexpected, yet inevitable turn of events? How can I give myself over in the way a slave must? Perhaps because I must in order to have him. And it is the only way to be with our sweet Aimée.

She is our love, and her heart belongs to us both. My new Master claims to love me, but I doubt him. Even more, I doubt myself. I must find a way, and the path leads me there only through complete and utter submission, subjugation, handing over my soul. If I fail, I lose them both. A more cruel torture has never been devised. My heart breaks already, and it’s only just begun.

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THE TRAINING HOUSE Series is Eden’s hardest-core BDSM yet! More ‘erotica’ than ‘erotic romance’, there will nevertheless be a love story woven throughout these very kinky pages.

WARNING: These books contains material that may be difficult to read about and/or cause triggers for some readers, including consensual non-consent and other scenes that could be disturbing. Do NOT try this at home!

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My beautiful Christopher stands naked before me, glaring as if he would kill me.
Is it wrong that I’m half hoping he’ll try? Nothing would give me greater pleasure at the moment than forcibly reminding him where he belongs. With me. To me.
I take a step forward. “Christopher, you need to calm down and—”
“No! Just fucking no.” He’s raised his hands in front of him, one curled into a tight fist.
My own hands twitch in response, but I slide them into the pockets of my slacks and run my gaze coolly over Christopher’s magnificent physique. His golden skin and high cheekbones are flushed, the amber lion eyes that are a gift of his combined Japanese, Cherokee and English heritage glittering dangerously—a dangerous animal in nothing but rage and bare skin.
“No? After what you’ve done, that’s all you have to say to me?”
“Oh, I have plenty more to say.”
I’ve ignored Aimée so far, but now I focus on her with every bit of detachment I can muster. She’s sitting up on the bed behind him, clutching the sheet to her perfect breasts as she watches the drama unfolding between Christopher and me. The fear in her crystalline green eyes and the tears sliding down her porcelain cheeks are gratifying—I do love a slave’s tears—but they also wound me in a way that makes my chest go tight and my hands clench into fists in my pockets.
I make myself turn from her and raise a brow at Christopher. “Is that so?”
“Fuck right,” he snarls. “To start with, there will not be any ordering me back—ordering us back. No cleverly devised punishments for my infractions, and sure as hell not for hers. I know damn well what I’m guilty of. But the thing is, Damon, I am done. Done with the slave bullshit.” He pauses, wiping his lush mouth with the back of his hand. “Fuck. It’s not bullshit. I know that. But I can’t do it anymore.”
“That’s fortunate, because neither can I,” I tell him, grinding my jaw against the anger I must keep under control. I am every bit as enraged as he is, for once. “Certainly not the way it’s been in the past.”
“Why the hell are you here, anyway?” he demands. “I’ve always come and gone as I pleased, contract or not. It’s our little dance, isn’t it? One we’ve been doing for four years. You’ve never come after me before.”
“You never took her with you before.”
His golden eyes gleam with dark fire as he takes a step toward me. “So this is about Aimée?”
“You know better than that,” I say flatly, fighting the urge to step back. I don’t like that he thinks he can intimidate me, and I like even less that he actually can. But I have to admit it’s also hot as hell. He’s absolutely gorgeous in all his lithe feline menace, which only infuriates me more. “Aimée is not the only different element this time. You and I both know it. But the fact that you would take another slave out of my House, that you would be party to her running out on her contract…it’s beneath you, Christopher.”
“God damn it, Damon. I left because I had to take her with me.”

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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin writes dark, edgy erotic fiction. Her work has been called ‘elegant, intelligent and sensual’. Her debut novel, THE DARK GARDEN, has been praised as ‘a masterpiece’, and was a Romantic Times Top Pick. Her novels and novellas have been translated into German, Romanian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Polish and Japanese.

As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences. Eden speaks regularly on BDSM psychology and practice, as well as sex positive culture for women.

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Blog Tour – Spin by Sherilee Gray

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by Sherilee Gray
Boosted Hearts #2
Publication Date: July 22, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance

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Synopsis: He never planned on falling for the enemy…

Indebted to a local crime boss thanks to their father’s gambling debts, mechanic Joe Colton and his brother have been forced to steal cars for three soul-killing years. But when Joe saves the man’s niece from police – the same deliciously hot-blooded woman sabotaging their efforts to clear the debt – it’s time to negotiate new terms. And discover why, that one night, she burned him with a kiss then ran…

Darcey Connors will do anything to get her baby brother away from the criminals in her family – even screw up a good man’s life. Yet in the midst of tailing Joe, she somehow falls hard for the sexy tattooed car thief. Nothing can happen between them, but she owes him big time, and if he’s going it alone, she is going to help. As long as no one ever finds out – not Joe, her family, the police – or she could lose everything.

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Synopsis: He never planned on falling for the enemy…

Indebted to a local crime boss thanks to their father’s gambling debts, mechanic Joe Colton and his brother have been forced to steal cars for three soul-killing years. But when Joe saves the man’s niece from police – the same deliciously hot-blooded woman sabotaging their efforts to clear the debt – it’s time to negotiate new terms. And discover why, that one night, she burned him with a kiss then ran…

Darcey Connors will do anything to get her baby brother away from the criminals in her family – even screw up a good man’s life. Yet in the midst of tailing Joe, she somehow falls hard for the sexy tattooed car thief. Nothing can happen between them, but she owes him big time, and if he’s going it alone, she is going to help. As long as no one ever finds out – not Joe, her family, the police – or she could lose everything.

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ABOUT SHERILEE GRAY

Sherilee Gray

Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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