Roping the Cowboy Contest


Please visit our nine author blogs to read a short excerpt and answer a single question in comments. Be sure to visit all nine, answer the question, and leave your email address. Each of the nine Roping the Cowboy authors will choose one participant’s name from comments on their blog. We’ll mix up those nine names in a virtual Stetson to draw a grand prize winner. Check out these fantastic prizes:
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Max struggles daily to hide his psychic gift with animals. Being a hired hand at a local dairy probably wasn’t his best idea, but his mom needs the money he brings in. And there’s the dairy owner’s sexy daughter he can’t stop thinking about. Will he ever have anything other than himself to offer her?
Genre: Paranormal Romance
“Max. I’ve been looking for you.” Linda took his hand, and an electrical sensation flowed up his arm. “Let’s step over here.”
“But I…”
“Only for a couple minutes. Your sisters can spare you that long.” She dragged him away to the Galloway’s backyard. The tall fence blocked off some of the noise from the party, giving them the illusion of privacy.
She pressed him against the fence and kissed him, hard. Surprise had him opening his mouth, but it also gave her entrance. Her tongue skimmed across his, and he was lost. He invaded her mouth, pursuing her. His placed his arms around her and pulled her against him, flattening her breasts against his chest. Desire spiraled through him.
She slowly pulled back and snuggled against his chest. “Wow. I always wondered what kissing you would be like.”
Rubbing her back, he noticed a little black bird in the tree limb above them. He whistled, and it cocked its head. He continued to mimic bird song, until the starling flew down and perched on his extended finger.
“How did you do that?” whispered Linda.
“It must be used to humans,” he lied. “Did you know starlings are better mimics then mocking birds?”
“No, I didn’t.” She smiled.
“What do you think of Linda?” he asked the bird. Forming what he wanted the starling to do in his mind.
It did a wolf whistle. Linda giggled.

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Cowboy and the Cowboy Hat

Cowboy hat photo by Janice Seagraves

Cowboy and the cowboy hats

By Janice Seagraves

For those of you writing cowboy romance stories, don’t forget the cowboy hat. Whether it’s a Stetson, Indiana Jones, Sheplers, or Henschel, made out of straw or felt, a cowboy isn’t a cowboy without his hat.

Cowboy hats help the cowboy to dress up or dress down, and are occasionally tucked up under a form fitted plastic cover for those rainy days.

Have you ever seen how a cowboy use his hat to show emotion?

  • Flinging down his hat can show anger or a desire to start a fight or finish one.
  • Shoving the hat to the back of his head can show surprise. In this way you can see more of his face and his raised eyebrows.
  • Lowering the brim over his eyes can show annoyance.
  • Leaning back and hiding his face with his hat, he can show embarrassment, disassociation with what’s being said or a desire to take a nap.
  • Removing the hat, he can lean in for a kiss.