Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hot Cowboy Nights {+ Giveaway}


It’s a thrill to be participating in author Carolyn Brown’s Release Week Blitz for her latest book, HOT COWBOY NIGHTS, the second installment in her Lucky Penny Ranch series.

As part of the blitz, Carolyn is sharing an excerpt from her book. In addition, you have the chance to win one of 10 print copies of the book in a tour-wide giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Title: Hot Cowboy Nights
Author: Carolyn Brown
Series: Lucky Penny Ranch, #2
On Sale: May 31, 2016
Formats: Mass Market & eBook
Price: $7.99 USD

Here’s what it’s all about:

Let’s give ‘em something to talk about…
          If gossip is the lifeblood of a small town, then Lizzy Logan has been its beating heart. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, she could have decided to crawl under a rock. But no, she'd rather really set tongues wagging by "moving on" with one of the hottest cowboys in Texas, who happens to live next door at the Lucky Penny Ranch. Those busybodies don't have to know it's actually all pretend. And just because Lizzy has no aim to tame her wild, blue-eyed neighbor doesn't mean she can't enjoy the ride of her life.
          Toby Dawson never was and never will be the settling-down type. But what harm could there be in agreeing to be Lizzy's pretend boyfriend? They'll put on a show for a few weeks and be done. Yet the more he gets to know Lizzy-really know her-the harder it is for him to keep his hands off of her in private. Soon this rough-and-ready cowboy is hoping to heal Lizzy's bruised heart and turn their fake affair into a true romance…

HOT COWBOY NIGHTS is available at the following sites: Walmart – Special Edition, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.


THE LUCKY PENNY RANCH SERIES

Wild Cowboy Ways, #1
Hot Cowboy Nights, #2
Merry Cowboy Christmas, #3 (September 2016)
Wicked Cowboy Charm, #4 (January 2017)


Author Carolyn Brown
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than sixty books. Carolyn presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title and contemporary series.

She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

For a complete listing of her books (series in order) check out her website. You can also connect with Carolyn on Facebook


Here’s an excerpt from HOT COWBOY NIGHTS for your reading pleasure:


Lizzy let herself into the house quietly and went straight to her room. She heard the rattle of glass as her mother unloaded the dishwasher, but Lizzy didnt want to talk to or see anyone that night. Especially her mother. Mama wouldve immediately sniffed out the lie, and the house would have exploded if Lizzy had admitted that shed been screwing around with Toby Dawson almost every day for three weeks.
It was nothing short of a miracle that they hadnt gotten caught.
Already the rumors were hovering like buzzards waiting for roadkill. From day one the Lucky Penny couldnt buy an ounce of good luck, and everything that happened on the ranch was fodder for the gossip mill. Half the folks in Dry Creek, Texas, were hoping that Blake and his family joined the long list of owners who failed at trying to make the Lucky Penny a profitable ranch. The other half was rooting for the three Dawsons—Blake, Toby, and their cousin, Jud, who would be joining them in the fall.
Lizzy pulled off her boots, kicked them somewhere close to the closet door, and changed into a faded nightshirt that she pulled from last weeks laundry still tossed in the rocking chair in the corner. Cleanliness was a virtue, according to the Good Book, but neatness was not mentioned. Unlike her sisters, Allie and Fiona, Lizzy must have been out chasing butterflies or playing with baby lambs when they passed out neatness because she didnt get a bit of it.
She fell back on the bed, legs dangling off the side and her head nowhere near a pillow. Staring at the ceiling with nothing but the small bedside lamp to light the room, she let the past run through her mind again for the hundredth time since Mitch had called to tell her he loved another woman. He and the preachers daughter had decided to become missionaries, and he would preach at the little church theyd gone to Mexico to build.
Her world had shattered. And then Toby had taken her in his arms at Blake and Allies wedding and she realized maybe all wasnt over for her after all. Hed charmed her and made her feel alive again—like a woman to be desired. It hadnt ended with the dance but theyd talked on the phone, exchanged text messages, and when he moved to town they were both primed and ready for a hot little affair. But that night when Allie told them she was having a girl, Lizzy knew it was time to end the secretive, wild nights.
Lizzy crawled under the covers and turned out the light.
So which was she? A sweet little preachers-wife type who would let her husband lead her around by his every whim, like shed been with Mitch? Or a brazen hussy, like the loose women whod founded Audreys Place, who took what she wanted from life and didnt have any regrets?
Shed far rather be the latter if she had to choose. Shed come out of the Mitch experience a stronger woman than ever, and shed been honest when she told Toby that it hadnt made her shy away from guys in general. And it damn sure hadnt made her feel sorry for herself. It had taught her to be brutally honest and not let anyone try to change her into something she wasnt.
She picked up her phone to check for a sexy text message from Toby, but there was nothing. Nada. Nil. Zilch. Not a single missed message. Finally, she wrote one to him: Changed my mind. See you tomorrow at six at Mamas store.
            With one thumb on the delete button and the other on the send button, she sat there in the darkness, her body telling her to send the message and her heart telling her that she was in for misery if she didnt press delete.

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This tour-wide giveaway is for ten (10) mass market paperback copies of HOT COWBOY NIGHTS by Carolyn Brown.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you a fan of the Lucky Penny Ranch series? What is it about cowboys that makes it so enjoyable to read?


12 comments:

  1. What makes them so enjoyable? I'd have to ask my wife.
    Congratulations to Carolyn.

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  2. We probably like reading about cowboys because they are true manly men.

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  3. There's definitely something about cowboys, isn't there? Thanks for sharing, Mason.

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  4. Now there's a lady who knows to keep on keeping on! Congratulations, 60 books. Amazing! Romance is a great genre!

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  5. Thank you for the awesome spotlight and thanks to all of you who have commented. Loved reading through them all!

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  6. Congratulations Carolyn. Who doesn't like cowboys? The blurb definitely drew me in.

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  7. Carolyn Brown, you're a wonderful writer. The excerpt is very impressive...draws me in. And you write historical fiction. I do like good historical fiction! And thanks, Mason, for your comment on my current post. I left a reply there for you. Thanks for your support!

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  8. Congratulations, Carolyn! The cover looks wonderful. The excerpt was very endearing. Hot Cowboys Nights sounds like an enjoyable read. Best of fortune to you.

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  9. Carolyn's writing about hot cowboys? Dang! Good for her! ;)

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