Friday, December 5, 2014

Hottest Cowboy Contest, Day 2

 

Welcome to the 2014 Hottest Cowboy Contest. 

 You don't have to go to the PRNC National Finals in Las Vegas to find Hot Cowboys .  We have them right here on Inner Goddess.  We will be taking nominations Dec. 4-11 from YOU the readers.  Then on the 12-13th, we will have a run-off vote between the cowboys who received the top 10 most
nominations.  So be sure to come back each day to nominate. 
 
 
Grand Prize Basket #1
 
Silver & Turquoise Horseshoe earrings
Divine Creek Ranch SWAG pack
$50 Gift Certificates, plus Strandbucks
ebooks:
Tangled bundle
Cowboy Six Pack (Kindle only)
A Cowboy for Christmas
Hope for Christmas
Finding Dandie (Kindle only)
Montana Wranglers #1 & 2
winner's choice from Brenna Zinn's backlist
Winner's choice from Paige Tyler's backlist
(except boxed sets, His Perfect Mate, or Her Lone Wolf )
 
 
Grand Prize Basket #2
 
Signed copies of all 3 books of the Colorado Heart series
Paperback edition of Wicked Witches of the West: Rowan's Ascension
$40 Gift Certificate
ebooks:
Crewel Work
True Loves' Fire (Kindle only)
Jackson's Sub
A Cowboy for Christmas
Chase & Seduction
All 5 books in the Massey, TX series:
 
 

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Em Petrova
Donna Michaels
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Sable Hunter
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Honor James
April Zyon
Jennie Marts
Jenn Roseton
Becky McGraw
Tori Scott
Heather Rainier
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Each day, we will promos from our Grand Prize packages.  Each time you nominate/vote for a cowboy, you get an entry into the random drawing.  Come back Dec. 14 to see who won the Grand Prize basket.
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Sable Hunter is the author of
the wildly popular and very steamy series
Hell Yeah!
 
This Cowboy series starts in Texas at the McCoy family's Tebow ranch and goes on to include those wild Lousiana boys too (who wrangle alligators instead of cows).  All these strong men have one thing in common:  a heart as big as Texas!

 

 Series Titles in Order



 
Cowboy Heat

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The Hell Yeah! Series
Begins with Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! Book 1)

Aron McCoy has sworn off women - except for sex. When Libby Fontaine arrives at Aron's Tebow Ranch, she is determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months. The doctor
has told her that she can't count on her remission from leukemia being a permanent one. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous and overwhelming. But when Aron finds out that Libby is innocent - he backs off. He has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then Aron catches Libby pleasuring herself in his stock tank and hears her cry out his name - and the heat is on.

*Content Warning: This version of the Hell Yeah! Series contains explicit sexual content. If you'd like a less explicit version please look for the "Sweeter Side" of the Hell Yeah! Series. Same book without the graphic sexual content.
 
 
Hot on Her Trail

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Hell Yeah! Series Continues with Hot on Her Trail (Hell Yeah! Book 2)

Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child.Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met
before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the
McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. Jacob has
a different opinion - he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his heart.

*Content Warning: This version of the Hell Yeah! Series contains explicit sexual content. If you'd like a less explicit version please look for the "Sweeter Side" of the Hell Yeah! Series. Same book without the graphic sexual content

 
 
Her Magic Touch

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The Hell Yeah! Series Continues with Her Magic Touch (Hell Yeah!: Book 3)

Daredevil Joseph McCoy is convinced of two things: first, he's invincible - and second - he's God's gift to women. But heaven has other ideas. Joseph's world is turned upside down when he wrecks his dirtbike and finds himself paralyzed from the waist down. For a while, Joseph doesn't know if he wants to live - until Cady comes to take care of him. Cady is Joseph's guardian angel - literally. And she will do anything to make sure he regains all he has lost - including his manhood. Cady is not Joseph's usual type of woman - but by the time this handsome cowboy knows what hit him - Cady has found a place in his heart. After Joseph has experienced Her Magic Touch - he will never be the same. Joseph falls in love with Cady and learns that true beauty is a rare and wonderful thing.
 
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
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Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with Book 4

Kane Saucier has chosen to walk away from a family fortune to wear a badge. As Sheriff of Kerrville County, he lives near his brother Zane and his friends, the McCoys of Tebow Ranch. His life is good, but something is missing. The Sheriff is lonely until love walks through the door of his office one day in the form of Lilibet Ladner. She's not had an easy life, but from the moment they meet, the sparks fly. While everything is perfect in the bedroom, there is trouble in paradise - intrigue, danger and mystery turn their world upside down. Kane's faith never wavers; his Little-bit is worth fighting for. And even when her darkest hour comes, Lilibet refuses to give up on her dreams or her Brown Eyed Handsome Man.

**Warning: This version of the book contains explicit content and details. For a less explicit version check out the Hell Yeah! Sweeter Versions also available on Amazon. Intended for Adult audiences 18+. Contains: graphical scenes and sexual content.
 
Badass***BLURB*****

The Hell Yeah! Series Continues with Badass (Hell Yeah! Book 5)

Isaac McCoy is every woman's dream. He's a cowboy, one of the Texas McCoy's of Tebow Ranch - tall, dark, handsome and sexy as hell. To add to the mystery, he's a biker - clad in black leather, riding a big Harley - he makes the girls swoon. To put it simply, Isaac is the black sheep of the family. And what his family doesn't know is that he's also a Dom. Always a little different from his brothers -Isaac has been into fast cars, fast women - and the kinkier side of sex. Until Avery. That's right's the Texas Badass has fallen for the angel of Kerrville County - the Baptist Preacher's daughter - Miss Prim and Proper. And that will never do. As much as he wants her, Isaac pushes her away - sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. Avery has been in love with Isaac for years and she's ready to make her move. But Isaac makes it clear that they come from different worlds, there's no way she can fit in to his life. She's not the kind of woman he needs. So, Avery decides to take matters into her own hands. What she intends to do is take lessons in how to be a bad girl. Avery is determined to learn what it takes to please Isaac in every way. She's seriously after her Badass - and soon, he's not going to know what hit him.
 
 
Burning Love

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The Hell Yeah! Series continues with Burning Love (Hell Yeah! Book 6 - Cajun Style)

Beau's passion burns hot for Harley Montoya. When he discovers that the woman who has enflamed his libido is the girl he fell in love with so long ago in a runaway shelter, he is overcome with joy. But Harley - or Nada as he knew her - has been burned by tragedy. They both live lives full of adventure. He builds custom weaponry and owns a reptile preserve, and she is an EOD expert - Harley defuses bombs for a living. But nothing is more explosive than the love they share. Beau is determined to show Harley that he is worthy of her trust and that he is willing to protect her from anything that would cause her harm. But Harley has a mad-man on her trail and she can't walk away from her responsibilities. Bombs, alligators, haunted plantations and Louisiana lore spice up their life, and danger and ghosts from their past threatens to tear them apart - but nothing can put out the white-hot flames of their Burning Love.

*Warning: Contains explicit content, 18+ Audience
 
 
Forget Me Never
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The Hell Yeah! Series Continues with Forget Me Never (Hell Yeah! Book 7 - Cajun Style)

Some truly lucky people experience a love so great that nothing can separate them. Distance, misunderstandings or even death are not powerful enough to stop the longing and the hunger and the desire to be together. Patrick loves Savannah. He is a Marine who faces danger on a daily basis and his greatest fear is to be forgotten. Savannah loves Patrick. Because of the circumstances of her birth, she has grown up never knowing what it is like to be touched or hugged or accepted by anyone. The haunting mists of Louisiana, the ravaging horrors of war, and the remnants of an ancient disease will try to pull them apart, until their destiny draws them together and they discover a love so perfect that it will last forever.

 
 



 




I'll See You in My Dreams

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The Hell Yeah! Series continues with I'll See You in My Dreams (Hell Yeah! Book 8)

Zane Saucier is handsome, brilliant, powerful, a practicing cowboy and a successful attorney, but he cannot see. Presley Love is smart, intrepid, and attractive, but she wants not to be seen. Through legal battles, family affairs, and a fight to make it in the world, these two unlikely partners discover a true love greater than any obstacle. No wall is too massive, no problem is too indomitable, and no eye sees as clearly as the heart.

*Warning: Contains explicit content, 18+ Audience
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finding Dandi

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The Hell Yeah! Series continues with Finding Dandi (Hell Yeah! Book 9 - Cajun Style)

LOVE IS PATIENT. LOVE IS KIND.

Lucas thinks he has his life mapped out until fate throws a curvy little dancer
in his lap. Soon he finds that it will take more than success or status to make
him happy - it will take Dandi.

LOVE IS NOT RUDE, IT IS NOT SELF-SEEKING,
LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS

Dandi can't change her past, but she can keep from hurting Lucas. Dandi loves
Lucas so much that she is willing to walk away from him.

LOVE ALWAYS PROTECTS, ALWAYS TRUSTS,
LOVE ALWAYS PERSERVERES

Not a day goes by that Lucas does not search for his Angel and when he finds
her, he is willing to work to make her fall in love with him for the second
time . . . and this time will be forever.

LOVE REMEMBERS. LOVE NEVER FAILS.
AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE . . .
*Warning: Contains explicit content, 18+ Audience

Skye Blue

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Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with Book 10, Skye Blue - Noah's Redemption

Noah McCoy loves his family more than anything, but he has always had trouble seeing anything from anyone else’s point of view. Some might say that Noah is narrow-minded or judgmental, some might call Noah a pain in the......ha!
The truth is - Noah only sees black and white, he can’t see shades of grey until Skye makes a home for herself in his heart. Skye Blue colors Noah’s world with a rainbow of love, laughter and a sensuality which takes his breath away. Noah wants Skye in his life and his arms. But Skye has a secret. She doesn’t think Noah will ever understand the decisions she’d been forced to make.
But no one should ever underestimate a McCoy.
When they fall in love, they fall in love forever.

*Warning: Contains explicit content, 18+ Audience
 
I'll Remember You

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"I'll Remember You - Hell Yeah! Book Eleven is not meant to be a stand-alone book. It ties loose ends together from previous books and brings Aron McCoy home. There will be references to earlier events."

Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with Book Eleven – Aron’s Homecoming!
Aron and Libby McCoy became husband and wife. No woman could desire a more perfect love. But tragedy struck... while diving on their honeymoon, Aron does not come up from beneath the blue waters off the Cayman Islands. A massive rescue mission is launched, but the only clues found were his wedding ring and later a shredded wet suit covered in blood. The McCoy family is devastated. Libby is heartbroken - but none of them are willing to give up.
At the end of Skye Blue, Noah McCoy receives a phone call from his cousin, Jaxson, that he has spotted a man who is the mirror image of Aron working at a ranch in Northern Mexico. Noah, determined to make his family whole again, takes off with Skye to see for himself. But on the way, he calls their PI, Roscoe, and finds out that there is more at stake - Aron may be alive, but he may be in more danger than the family ever thought possible.

'I'll Remember You' will give the reader a chance to see the whole McCoy clan and friends come together to right a wrong that is tearing apart a family. There is action, adventure, a wedding, babies being born, a Christmas family reunion and enough love and tenderness to make you grab your heart and wish you could be a McCoy.

*Content Warning: This version of the Hell Yeah! Series is the Explicit Version.
 
True Love's Fire

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Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with book 12

While vacationing at a cabin in the Ozarks, Scott Walker - Austin neurobiologist, gets snowed-in and has to be rescued by local, Lia Houston. She brings him food, helps him fix his heat and tries to get his car on the road. A monster storm has paralyzed the mountain and as she’s trying to chain his car to her truck, a huge ice-covered limb falls, crushing the front of her pick-up and almost flattening Scott. If she hadn’t moved fast, he’d be a memory – but the brave action on her part comes with a price, she’s injured and stuck with Mr. Know-It-All until the weather abates. Scott doesn’t believe in love, much less love at First Sight. So when he meets Lia, he welcomes the attraction, but fights the tenderness with every breath in his body. Join Sable Hunter as she chronicles their journey from lust to love with a lot of fireworks in between. They meet at the dawn of the New Year, and by Valentine’s Day the fires of True Love are burning bright.

**Content Warning: Contains explicit scenes, details and language. Intended for 18+ Audience
 
Thunderbird

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Soul mates. Twin souls. Two people destined to be together. Their journey to love is never an easy one, but when they meet – their hearts beat only for one another.
Kyle Chancellor is a hero, an honest to God hero. After winning the Heisman, he turns down a lucrative career as a professional football player to fight in Afghanistan. Not many know he enlisted because his heart was broken. When his time is up, Kyle comes home to form the Equalizers with the members of former Seal Team 7, they band together to fight battles for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Hannah Montenegro is a woman who has sacrificed her life to help her family, never knowing the joys and freedom a young girl should enjoy. She lives in constant fear of being discovered in a country where she has no citizenship and no hope for the future.
But fate has a plan…the night Kyle comes back to Texas, they meet in a bar where he is drowning his sorrows and she is spreading her wings to learn how to fly. From the moment they touch, the heat between them is undeniable. But unfortunate circumstances separate them and neither dares dream they will see one another again.
Kyle is from a powerful Texas family. Because of his work with the Equalizers, his stance on stem-cell research and internet security, he is the only one surprised to find the people of the Lone Star state want him to run for Governor. Many get behind him, including the McCoys. But the one person he wants at his side eludes him.
Hannah is always on his mind. From the beginning their relationship is complicated, but when she comes back into his life, he grabs onto her with both hands. Politics, a sex tape, immigration issues and a baby complicates their pathway to happiness. But Kyle is the Thunderbird and Hannah is his soul mate in the truest sense of the word. Their journey to love is one you’ll never forget.
A modern day Cinderella story with a twist…
 
Welcome to My World

*Blurb***

Continue the Hell Yeah! Series with book 14

The first time Bowie Travis Malone laid eyes on Cassie Cartwright, she knocked him for a loop. He was as drawn to her side as a moth to a flame. A green eyed angel with golden hair, she made his heart hammer in his chest and his body ache to hold her close. But the moment he asks her to dance, the truth of her condition almost brings him to his knees – Cassie is in a wheelchair.
Cassie is used to men passing her by, they can’t see beyond the handicap that defines her boundaries. When she sees Bowie walking across the room toward her, she thinks he is the sexiest man in the world and once they talk, she realizes he is as kind and smart as he is handsome. She dreads the moment when he asks her to dance and she has to tell him she can’t.
Their first meeting seals their fate. Both are drawn to each other by threads that fate wove long ago. Bowie realizes he wants Cassie above all others, and thinks she is perfect – just the way she is. Cassie is afraid to dream that he might be able to see something in her that no one else ever has.
Love, desire, and affection draw them together but reality may shatter their dreams. The tragic accident that put Cassie in a wheelchair will come back to haunt them. And when Bowie realizes he was the one responsible – nothing will ever be the same. He will begin a quest to build a world where Cassie will feel cherished and welcome – if only she will be able to forgive.
 
How To Rope A McCoy

**Blurb***

Is Texas big enough for more McCoys? Hell yeah! Heath McCoy, the oldest cousin of Aron and his brothers spends his days championing his family. He is no stranger to heartbreak, the woman he loved left him at the altar. From that moment on, Heath developed a new attitude - love'em and leave 'em wanting more. Until he meets Cato. Cato is determined to experience all life has to offer. She is deaf, yet very adept at listening with her heart. The moment she lays eyes on Heath, she knows he’s the one man who will mean the world to her. But Heath doesn't want forever, he wants a fling. So, Cato decides to give him what he wants and hope he falls in love with her in the process. She takes a gamble on love and the stakes are high. How do you rope a McCoy? Very carefully. How do you keep him tied? With love.
 
 
 
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Donna Michaels welcomes you to
 Harland County, home to the hottest cowboys around
 
Her Fated Cowboy
Harland County Series
Book One: Cole
By Donna Michaels
$1.99
Available at Amazon
 
 
Blurb:
L.A. cop Jordan Masters Ryan has a problem. Her normal method of meeting a crisis head-on and taking it down won’t work. Not this time. Not when fate is her adversary. Having kept her from the man she thought she’d always marry, the same fickle fate took away the man she eventually did. Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.
Widower and software CEO, Cole McCall fills his days with computer codes and his free time working the family’s cattle ranch. Blaming himself for his wife’s death, he’s become hard and bitter. When his visiting former neighbor sets out to delete the firewall around his heart, he discovers there’s no protection against the Jordan virus. Though she understands his pain and reawakens his soul, will it be enough for Cole to overcome his past and embrace their fated hearts?
 
 
Excerpt:
 
“I’m glad you’re amused by this, Jordan, because if you ever step foot inside McCall Enterprises again, I’ll have you physically removed!”
Okay, now that was really amusing. She smiled outright. Funny, that only made his frown deepen. My God, he was serious. Straightening, she shoved her hands on her hips and tilted her head back to stare him down.
“You and what army?”
Oops, there went her mouth again.
His face darkened.  She swallowed and backed away—straight into the railing. One quick stride and he had her trapped with his body. His half naked, wet, mouth-watering body. Damn. Her body immediately rejoiced.
Bad body.
Jaw tight enough to crack, and it did, he glared down at her. “No army.  Just me.”
Intending to push free, her hands met the bare flesh of his chest. Solid. Smooth. Deliciously warm. Her knees wanted to buckle. She refused. He’s just a man. A very well-proportioned man. Arousal, unwanted yet strong, rippled through her, instantly stalling her need to flee. Cole stilled. His incredible broad expanse begged her palms to explore. She drew in a breath. Damn man was too friggin’ sexy for her health. Fresh scented soap and shampoo tickled her senses and she eyed his wet torso. Lucky droplets.  A tremor of desire slipped past her dwindling control as she slowly lifted her gaze.
Stormy brown eyes widened a fraction before locking on hers. With each heartbeat that passed, breathing became a chore.
“Maybe we should make good on those rumors…nymph.” Thrusting his fingers in her loose hair, he held her head immobile.
Sanity returned with his sudden movement. “No,” she protested through clenched teeth, trying to push out of his arms again. There was no way she could survive.  No way.
“Yes, Jordan,” he replied in a rough voice before claiming her mouth.
 Hot liquid sensations shot down her spine then back up. Half of her wanted to melt into his magnificent body while the other half wanted to fight. The best compromise to her rebellious libido was to keep her lips closed.
Her good parts tingled and wanted to know where the hell he’d been for the past decade, but she immediately told them to shut the frig up. He made her feel. She did not want to feel. Not yet. Jeez, they needed to straighten him out, and right now, she was so damn mixed up.
Without warning, his kiss changed from savage to soft and seeking and lazy.
Dammit.
Nibbling, teasing, nipping, he didn’t play fair. His tongue glided over the seam of her lips. She couldn’t help it, she moaned, involuntarily giving him access to her mouth. Oops. He tasted of mint and desire. He was so hot. So very, very hot.
 

Her Unbridled Cowboy
Harland County Series
Book Two:  Connor
by Donna Michaels
 
Amazon link:
 
 
Blurb:
Homeless and unemployed thanks to an earthquake, divorced California chef Kerri Masters agrees to head back to her hometown to help plan her sister’s Texas wedding.  It must be her weakened state that has her eyeing the neighbor she used to follow around as a child. Her tastes tend towards gentlemen in suits, cultured, and neatly groomed— not a dimple-glaring, giant of a cowboy. He’s big and virile, and makes her want things the inadequacies brought out during her divorce keep her from carrying out.  
Connor McCall’s brotherly feelings for the pesky former neighbor disappear when the grown up version steps on his ranch in her fancy clothes and shiny heels. Too bad she’s a city girl, because he has no use for them. Three times he tried to marry one, and three times the engagements failed. He’s not looking for number four no matter how much his body is all for jumping back in the saddle and showing the sexy chef just how it feels to be loved by a cowboy. 
Turns out the earthquake was nothing compared to the passionate, force of nature of an unbridled cowboy, and Kerri learns far more about herself, and Connor, than she ever expected.  But when events put his trust in her on the line, will he choose his heart or his pride?
 Excerpt:
 
 
It took all of five seconds for the jumbling inside Kerri to subside. She poured herself a glass of ice water and leaned against the counter feeling much better, much calmer. Looking around the McCall’s quiet kitchen, she understood why. This room represented nothing but fun and happy times. A smile tugged at her lips as she recalled the many lessons their cook, Emma, had given to a young and eager protégé when Kerri had only lived ten minutes away.
Twirling an ice cube around in her mouth, she pondered her homeless situation. For the past three nights, she’d been staying with Jordan at their friend Megan’s house, and now with her sister’s engagementwhich Kerri was sure wouldn’t be a long oneher job situation was suddenly unknown.
Just happy to be alive, she hadn’t given any real thought about her unemployment. She naturally assumed she and her sister would rebuild, but now that Jordan would soon become Mrs. Cole McCall, her sister wasn’t going to leave Texas. And she wouldn’t expect her to.
But, where does that leave me?
“I figured I’d find you in here, kiddo,” Connor said.
Caught off guard, her heart kicked against her ribs like a bucking bronco while a startled gasp ripped up her throat, propelling the ice cube from her mouth.
Of course, it couldn’t just land on the floor and make the situation only mildly embarrassing. No. The sucker had to shoot straight across the room and hit the handsome cowboy square in the chest.
“Well now, darlin’, for a city girl, you’ve got a heck of an aim,” he drawled.
The sexy dimples made an appearance, and her face heated beyond scalding.
“Oh, Connor, I…I’m so sorry.” Hand to her throat, she blinked. Feeling like an idiot, which lately wasn’t much of a stretch, Kerri grabbed a napkin from the counter, rushed forward and dabbed at the wet spot centered over his heart.
It leapt.
No, she had to be wrong. Why would his heart leap? It wouldn’t leap. Okay, now she was imagining things, just like she was imagining the thundering taking place under her palm.
Thundering. How silly. Her heart was thundering. Not Connor’s. She was such an idiot. No way would this virile cowboy’s heart leap or thunder because of her. No way. Her rapid pulse was starving her brain for oxygen. That’s what it was. She was hallucinating. Because if not, that would mean…that would mean he…and it couldn’t mean…
He cleared his throat. “Ah, darlin’, a little water isn’t gonna hurt me none.”
The deep timber of his voice had no business being breathless as well. Darn him. Now he wasn’t the only one who was wet.
Big and broad and hard, the man smelled clean and fresh, like he’d just stepped out of the shower. And he was hot. Really hot. Steam rising hot. Heat emanated from his body, engulfing her in a searing, sensual embrace.
Suddenly tingling from head to toe, she realized just how close they stood. Very close. Too close. She had to fight the urgereally, really fight the urgeto lean forward and nuzzle his neck.
A tremor started at her toes, and before it could reach midway, she stumbled backward, and, oh, look at that, stepped on what was left of the ice cube.
As she slipped and headed for the floor, two strong hands clamped around her arms and held her upright. Dang, he’s quick and strong.
Nervous laughter bubbled up her throat. “Found the ice cube,” she said, staring at that neck still beckoning for a nuzzle.
 
Her Uniform Cowboy
Harland County Series
Book Three:  Kade
by Donna Michaels
Amazon link:
 Blurb:
 
Desperate for change after a verbally abusive relationship, Brandi Wyne leaves a symphony career, her family, and the Poconos to fall back on a designing degree and a chance to renovate a restaurant/pub in Texas. Even though part of a National Guard family, she’d sworn off military men when the last one proved less than supportive of her thyroid condition and subsequent weight gain. Too bad her body seems to forget that fact whenever she’s near the very hot, very military local sheriff.
 
Texas Army National Guard First Sergeant Kade Dalton never planned on becoming Harland County Sheriff or the attraction to a curvy, military-hating designer from Pennsylvania. Heavy with guilt from the death of a soldier under his command during a recent deployment, and dealing with his co-owned horse ranch and a bungling young deputy, it's hard most days just to keep his sanity. But it’s the Yankee bombshell who threatens not only his sanity, but tempts his body...and his heart.
 
Fighting their attraction becomes a losing battle, and Kade soon finds sanctuary in the arms of the beautiful designer.  Does he really have the right to saddle Brandi with his stress issues? And if so, can he take a chance on the town’s newest resident not abandoning him like others in his past?
 
Excerpt:
 
“Kade, wait. Look, I’m sorry. I really am.”
He halted and turned to face the clinging designer. “Fine. Duly noted.”
“No.” She frowned. “It’s not fine. I accused you of something horrible, and I was wrong. I’m sorry.”
Shit. Tears were filling her eyes again.
“I think it’s wonderful that you help out the Humane Society.”
He did more than that, but he wasn’t about to enlighten the crazy woman. “Thanks.” His tone gave away his less than sincere thoughts, but he didn’t care. He was ticked off. Damn high-n-mighty Pennsylvanian.
“Why are you so sensitive? I said I was sorry.”
“Why indeed.”  He stepped closer then stalked the frustrating Yankee when she backed up. “Tell me, Ms. Wyne.” He didn’t stop until her back hit the front of a stall. “There are several other people who live on this ranch, did any of them cross your mind as being the culprit?”
Eyes round, she swallowed and slowly shook her head.
Kade bit back a curse. “Figures.”
He stepped away, and then changed his mind. Grasping the spokes on either side of her head, he pulled himself in and stared into her widening brown eyes. “Just what the hell is your problem with me, lady?”
She drew in a breath, her luscious mouth opening as if to respond; the action brought their bodies in contact in a hell of a delectable way. And son-of-a-bitch, if his body didn’t overrule his mind and take over the interrogation. Tightening his grasp on the bars, he pressed closer, rejoicing in her hitched breath and the way she trembled against him.
“Well?”
“I…” She swallowed, blinked a few times, then asked, “Wh-what was the question again?”
Damned if he knew. Christ, he was lucky to remember his own name with her soft curves brushing him, pulling him out of himself, busting his restraint, making his need a number one priority. And he never put himself first. Ever.
But when her hungry gaze dropped to his mouth, all bets were off. He had to know. Had to taste her.

 

 

Her Forever Cowboy
Harland County Series
Book Four: Kevin
by Donna Michaels



Blurb
Single mother, Shayla Ryan, longs to put down roots to create a stable environment for her baby girl and her younger sister, but the threat of her abusive, ex-con father finding them has made that almost impossible. Her newest residence in Harland County, however, holds a lot of appeal, especially in the form of a Casanova cowboy with eye-catching good looks and easy charm. Those two qualities took her down the wrong road before, and though the sexy cowboy interferes with her pulse, she can’t let her heart get in the way of the safety of her family, or give it to someone who doesn’t believe in forever.  
If there’s one thing software company vice president, Kevin Dalton, loves more than puzzles, it’s women. Size, shape, race doesn’t matter as long as they don’t want a relationship—he’s not looking to repeat the past, and more than happy to remain single. Until two beautiful redheads drop him to his knees—one with her cutie-pie smile, the other with her elbow. Too bad the elbow-toting beauty is both hot and puzzling. A killer combination too strong to resist. And without realizing it, the redheads slowly rewrite the code around his heart. 
But when the danger from Shayla’s past shows up, can he rise to the challenge to keep them safe...and really be what they need? A forever cowboy?
Excerpt
“Why are you always on the defensive around me?” he asked. “You’re not like that with Kade or Cole or Connor.”
She opened her mouth to protest, then stilled. He was right. Shoot. “I…don’t know.”
Frowning, he cocked his head. “Do you have something against having fun?”
“No.” she laughed. “Fun is a good thing.”
“And yet, you don’t like me because I have fun.”
“That’s not true.”
“Liar.”
“I’m not lying.” She shook her head, doing her best to be truthful without revealing too much. “I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.”
He reeled back and stared at her. “Me, dangerous? No, darlin’. I’m a lover, not a fighter.”
She blew out a breath. “And that’s exactly why you’re dangerous.”
His brows disappeared under his hat. “Oh, now I’m really curious,” he said. “Does that make me irresponsible, or irresistible?”
Tempting as hell.
“Both.”
Heaven help her, a wicked gleam entered his eyes and turned them positively electric.
“So this is probably a bad idea.” Placing his hands on either side of her head, he leaned in and inhaled near her ear.
Breath caught in her throat while goose bumps raced down her right side, perking her already perky nipples. “Yeah.” It wasn’t smart at all. And neither was she because he hadn’t touched her. He was giving her the opportunity to protest. To move.
She didn’t.
Yeah…stupid.
“And this,” he said, against her neck, knocking his hat off, but he didn’t stop, just continued to blaze a trail to her shoulder, giving her eyes a real good reason to roll back in her head.
“V-very bad.” Her legs were about to buckle.
Push him away.
She needed to push him away. Now.
“Then I definitely shouldn’t do this.”
Thrusting his hand in her hair, he cupped the back of her head and kissed her full on the lips, and deep, very deep. That was it. She was done. To hell with pushing him away.
Shayla dropped the jacket, reached around his back and yanked him close, her perky nipples rejoicing at the contact with his hard, hot body. And he was hard and hot. All of him. A very impressive erection pressed impressively against her belly as his hips rocked against hers.
Someone moaned. Probably her. Didn’t matter. He felt so damn good, plastering her against the wall, dipping and drinking as if he couldn’t get enough. Or was that her? Again, it didn’t matter. Her whole body was alive and on fire and wanted. It had been so very long since someone had wanted her. Not since that cowboy in Amarillo. Amelia’s father.
Shoot.
Shayla drew back and sucked in air. “This…is…”
“Bad, I know,” he said, breath ragged, gaze as dazed as she felt.
“It can’t happen again.”
He nodded.
“We’re too…”
“Combustible,” he correctly supplied.
“Exactly. We lead two different lives.” She inhaled deeply. “You should go.”
“I know.”
He didn’t move. Why didn’t he move? She didn’t have the strength, or willpower, to resist him if he initiated another killer kiss.
“You need to leave,” she tried again.
Amusement chased away some of the haze from his gaze. “I will…as soon as you let go of me, darlin’.”



 


Her Forever Cowboy
Harland County Series
Book Four: Kevin
by Donna Michaels

Blurb
Single mother, Shayla Ryan, longs to put down roots to create a stable environment for her baby girl and her younger sister, but the threat of her abusive, ex-con father finding them has made that almost impossible. Her newest residence in Harland County, however, holds a lot of appeal, especially in the form of a Casanova cowboy with eye-catching good looks and easy charm. Those two qualities took her down the wrong road before, and though the sexy cowboy interferes with her pulse, she can’t let her heart get in the way of the safety of her family, or give it to someone who doesn’t believe in forever.  
If there’s one thing software company vice president, Kevin Dalton, loves more than puzzles, it’s women. Size, shape, race doesn’t matter as long as they don’t want a relationship—he’s not looking to repeat the past, and more than happy to remain single. Until two beautiful redheads drop him to his knees—one with her cutie-pie smile, the other with her elbow. Too bad the elbow-toting beauty is both hot and puzzling. A killer combination too strong to resist. And without realizing it, the redheads slowly rewrite the code around his heart. 
But when the danger from Shayla’s past shows up, can he rise to the challenge to keep them safe...and really be what they need? A forever cowboy?
Excerpt
“Why are you always on the defensive around me?” he asked. “You’re not like that with Kade or Cole or Connor.”
She opened her mouth to protest, then stilled. He was right. Shoot. “I…don’t know.”
Frowning, he cocked his head. “Do you have something against having fun?”
“No.” she laughed. “Fun is a good thing.”
“And yet, you don’t like me because I have fun.”
“That’s not true.”
“Liar.”
“I’m not lying.” She shook her head, doing her best to be truthful without revealing too much. “I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.”
He reeled back and stared at her. “Me, dangerous? No, darlin’. I’m a lover, not a fighter.”
She blew out a breath. “And that’s exactly why you’re dangerous.”
His brows disappeared under his hat. “Oh, now I’m really curious,” he said. “Does that make me irresponsible, or irresistible?”
Tempting as hell.
“Both.”
Heaven help her, a wicked gleam entered his eyes and turned them positively electric.
“So this is probably a bad idea.” Placing his hands on either side of her head, he leaned in and inhaled near her ear.
Breath caught in her throat while goose bumps raced down her right side, perking her already perky nipples. “Yeah.” It wasn’t smart at all. And neither was she because he hadn’t touched her. He was giving her the opportunity to protest. To move.
She didn’t.
Yeah…stupid.
“And this,” he said, against her neck, knocking his hat off, but he didn’t stop, just continued to blaze a trail to her shoulder, giving her eyes a real good reason to roll back in her head.
“V-very bad.” Her legs were about to buckle.
Push him away.
She needed to push him away. Now.
“Then I definitely shouldn’t do this.”
Thrusting his hand in her hair, he cupped the back of her head and kissed her full on the lips, and deep, very deep. That was it. She was done. To hell with pushing him away.
Shayla dropped the jacket, reached around his back and yanked him close, her perky nipples rejoicing at the contact with his hard, hot body. And he was hard and hot. All of him. A very impressive erection pressed impressively against her belly as his hips rocked against hers.
Someone moaned. Probably her. Didn’t matter. He felt so damn good, plastering her against the wall, dipping and drinking as if he couldn’t get enough. Or was that her? Again, it didn’t matter. Her whole body was alive and on fire and wanted. It had been so very long since someone had wanted her. Not since that cowboy in Amarillo. Amelia’s father.
Shoot.
Shayla drew back and sucked in air. “This…is…”
“Bad, I know,” he said, breath ragged, gaze as dazed as she felt.
“It can’t happen again.”
He nodded.
“We’re too…”
“Combustible,” he correctly supplied.
“Exactly. We lead two different lives.” She inhaled deeply. “You should go.”
“I know.”
He didn’t move. Why didn’t he move? She didn’t have the strength, or willpower, to resist him if he initiated another killer kiss.
“You need to leave,” she tried again.
Amusement chased away some of the haze from his gaze. “I will…as soon as you let go of me, darlin’.”
 


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8 comments:

  1. So many to choose from!

    Stacy Wilson
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  2. Love Heath McCoy, well pretty much ANY McCoy! LOL!
    thank you for the great contest and Happy Holidays! :)

    tammy ramey
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  3. Reno Montgomery,Texas Bossa Nova, Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Cynthia D'Alba

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