Monday, December 21, 2015

Wild Cowboy Ways {+ Giveaways}

I’m delighted today to be participating in launch week blitz for one of my favorite authors, Carolyn Brown, who is debuting a new series.
Carolyn’s new release this month is WILD COWBOY WAYS, the first entry in her Lucky Penny Ranch series. To celebrate the release, Carolyn and the great folks at Grand Central Publishing are offering two awesome giveaways. The first giveaway is for five copies of WILD COWBOY WAYS. The second giveaway is for a pearl and diamond necklace. For more details on the giveaways, please see the end of the post.
Here’s a brief synopsis of WILD COWBOY WAYS:

Allie Logan isn't the type to land a hot hunk of cowboy. Truth is, she's given up on dating since shedding her no-good ex. But the new owner of the most ramshackle ranch in Texas might just change her mind about that. He's six-foot-plus of tall, dark, and charming-the kind of guy who could make a girl throw caution to the wind . . . or the kind of guy who could break her heart.
        Blake Dawson hopes he can make Lucky Penny Ranch finally live up to its name, but the property needs a ton of work. Allie and her carpentry skills are his best shot at getting things in order. Besides the fact that her brown eyes and dangerous curves have him roped and tied. Now Blake only needs to convince her that a wild cowboy can be tamed by love-and she's just the one to do it . . .

WILD COWBOY WAYS is available at Amazon, Barnesand Noble, iTunes, BAM!, Kobo, and GooglePlay.


Author Carolyn Brown
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than sixty books.

Brown 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 more on Carolyn and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.


I had the opportunity to not only read the paperback, but also listen to the audio version of this delightful story. Here are my thoughts.

Author Carolyn Brown has the knack for combining hot, sexy cowboys with tender heartwarming scenes to create an entertaining trip to places dreams are made of.

Brown takes readers on an intriguing new adventure in her latest release, WILD COWBOY WAYS, the first installment in her new Lucky Penny Ranch series.

Narrator Chelsea Hatfield does a great job bringing the various characters to life. Her cadence and mannerisms adds depth to this fascinating story.

Cowboy Blake Dawson is looking to shed his wild cowboy reputation and make a go of the ranch he and his brother and cousin bought. He wants the Lucky Penny Ranch to live up to its name, but first it’s going to need a lot of work.

Allie Logan is a top-notch carpenter even if she was a terrible wife (according to her ex). She knows she can have the Lucky Penny Ranch house looking like new in no time. What she’s not sure of is how to handle the sexy cowboy owner who has her thinking about things she’d sworn not to think of anymore.

Brown brings opposites together and stirs up the romance between them with just the right sizzle. The characters are well-developed and likable. Allie is determined and feisty when it comes to her work, but tender and loving with family while showing a vulnerable side when it comes to her femininity. Blake is strong and sexy while dealing with a reputation he’s ready to shed.

The small town atmosphere is inviting even with everyone knowing everyone’s business. The setting is typical of small communities with gossip a hot topic but the residents pulling together when needed.

Brown explores many sides of family life with a heartwarming, sometimes humorous, look at how families deal with issues that involve caring for a loved one losing their memory. With vivid descriptions and an eye for detail, Brown can tug on your heartstrings one moment and have you fanning yourself a short time later.

Brown builds the tension and the attraction as she weaves a sizzling tale of romance and love. You may know where the story is going, but Brown throws in some interesting twists and fun along the way to hold your attention.

WILD COWBOY WAYS is a tantalizing read that flows smoothly and at a steady pace. A plucky female carpenter, a seductive cowboy and a town of zany residents makes this a tale you can’t let go of. This steamy romance is the perfect book to curl up with to take the chill out of the air and warm your heart.

Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown, Lucky Penny Ranch Series (Book #1), Forever, @2015, ISBN: 978-1455534876, Mass Market Paperback, 384 Pages

*Also available in audio format from Hachette Audio…ISBN: 978-1478907010, 9.6 Hours

FTC Full Disclosure – Copies of this book were sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copies did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


There are TWO amazing giveaways being offered during Carolyn’s launch week blitz. The first giveaway is for 5 copies of WILD COWBOY WAYS. To enter the second giveaway, just sign up for Carolyn’s newsletter and you’re entered to win a pearl and diamond necklace. 

To enter the first 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. To enter the second giveaway, just click on the link and follow the instructions.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have you read any of Carolyn’s other series? Do you enjoy books that involves the residents of the community or just the main characters?

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  1. Wow. Those are truly generous giveaways. I do like a woman doing,and excelling at, carpentry) too.

  2. Small towns always have zany residents.
    Someone is going to win big in that giveaway.
    If I don't make it by again this week, wishing you a Blessed Christmas, Mason!

  3. There's definitely something about the ranch/small town setting, isn't there, Mason? It can be a very effective context for telling a murder story. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. Cowboys are awesome. Congrats to Carolyn!

    Thanks for the blitz, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. This author sounds like she knows how to enjoy life! And write books, too. Congrats on this one.

  6. Sounds like a great one! I'm writing a cowboy story right now, although it's for younger readers.


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