Friday, January 4, 2013

2nd Anniversary Post


** My port of call is Belize**

Hi all,

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the 2nd Anniversary contest with Secret Cravings Publishing. You know I never know what to put on these things so I guess I'll just ramble a bit.

You all know I write cowboys. I do love them, you know. There's just something about the way they are. They make me all tingly and stuff. :-) One of these days I'm going to get to go to Vegas during National Finals Rodeo and just soak up the atmosphere. I've written about it enough times and yes, I've been there during the 2 weeks they have it going on, but I haven't went to the events. The cowboys take over Vegas during those 2 weeks in December and let me tell you...yummy!

I would also like to go there for the PBR World Finals. They do those in October. Maybe this year I'll make the trek and see it for myself.

What do you like about cowboys? What is about them that makes them so great to write about? Do you like to read cowboy romances? They seem to be good sellers as long as you get someone who knows how to write them. I hope I'm one of those. All writers have their niche and mine are cowboys. I do own horses and love to ride when I can. I don't get to do it as much as I'd like, but boy are my two spoiled! They are great pets but they eat a lot and they take work to maintain them such as shots, worming, cutting their hooves.

I spent 4 days at a dude ranch in San Antonio this past August. It was a fantastic experience! It totally renewed my energy and sparked a new series I'm doing called Cowboy Dreamin'. The first one will be out in spring of this year with a little luck. I need to buckle down and get busy. Joel (that's the name of the hero) is impatiently banging his spurs on the side of my desk as we speak. He and Mesa are going to get into a lot of trouble from what it sounds like. She's a romance writer who's lost her inspiration until she meets him. :-P I know. I'm evil to whet your appetite like that!

Leave a comment to win your choice of any of my available book! I'll chose a winner on Monday morning.

Anyway, off to write. Enjoy the little snippet of the book and the sexy cover!

~ Sandy

P.S. Make sure you check all the authors so you can get in on the grand prizes! www.secretcravingspublishing.blogspot.com




Water ran in rivulets down the windshield. Lightning continued to flash and thunder rolled over the area. She sucked in a large breath as she bit her lip. What the hell do I do now?
A moment later she heard a tap, tap, tap on her window. She jumped and screamed as a face appeared near her door. Green eyes with long lashes stared back beneath a black cowboy hat. Black hair ruffled slightly with the wind.
"Ma'am? Are you all right?"
"I'm fine."
"You need to get this car out of the water. You'll be washed away. It's rising fast."
"I can't. I'm out of gas."
"Open the door."
"Hell no. Do I look crazy to you?"
"Trust me. If I were a serial killer, I wouldn't be out in this shit trying to find women to abduct. I'm going to help you, but you need to get out of the car before we're both swept away."
Mesa bit her lip. What the hell was she supposed to do now?
"Ma'am?"
"All right." She eased open the door to find the water almost to the bottom. The cowboy pulled the door the rest of the way as she grabbed her purse.
"We have to hurry," he said, taking her hand as he helped her from the car. "Let me help you. This water is rushing pretty fast."
A red horse stood patiently several feet away with its head down, riding out the storm the only way horses knew how. A cowboy on a real horse out here in the middle of nowhere? Surely, it's safe. I mean serial killers don't ride horses, right? 

47 comments:

Melly said...

OMG this sounds like its going to be a great book and series to read. can't wait. Manderson223@cox.net

Lisa said...

I love cowboys, and this book sounds like one with one hell of a cowboy.

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Emily I said...

Sounds like this will be another great book! emily_schlum@yahoo.com

Joanne Moy said...

I love cowboy stories not sure if it's the hat/spurs or chaps! I love reading your stories Sandy & i can't wait to read the rest of Joel story! joanne.moy @hotmail.com

Eva's Flowers said...

Love cowboys too and thank goodness for authors like you :) I enjoy reading about their ruggedness, their gentleman ways, but most of all their sexy swagger in tight jeans!

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

I love my Stallions. I'll see you on the trip back home.

Ginny Lynn said...

Cowboys are verile, sexy, and hard working. I tip my hat to them all.

Tessa said...

I do love cowby stories and your approach to them is definitely wonderful!
tessa (dot) bamberg (at) kolumbus (dot) fi

Amy S. said...

I love reading cowboy romances. They are such gentlemen and they are so in control too.

amysmith98@gmail.com

Shay O said...

Oh. My. God. I cannot WAIT to read this!!!!

LM said...

I've always loved cowboys! Yes, get to the rodeo! Even the smaller ones are great!
modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

Chynarey said...

Cowboy Dreamin' 1 Joel

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Scuba Girl said...

Oh, my - LOVE the cover!
swimming1@bellsouth.net

SherryGLoag said...

With hips as lean as his, how does he keep his pants up!!!
Great post.
sherrygloag @gmail. dot com

flossiebentonrogers.com said...

Belize-- good choice! I picked Miami-- warmer than here in Central FL, where it's chilly and overcast. What's not to love about cowboys? Best of luck with your new series! Joel sounds fab.

Shayna Snyder said...

Beautiful cover! Love your books girl! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Jean MP said...

Favorite thing to do in December is to go to the NFR in Vegas. Gotta love those cowboys! Love the cover of your book!
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Crystal Newman said...

Really love the guy that's on your book cover!! Thanks for sharing your book.

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Your excerpt pulled me right in. Sounds like an exciting story.

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Your excerpt pulled me right in. Sounds like an exciting story.

Poisoned Rose said...

Mmhmm I love me some cowboys. :)

ckpoisonedrose AT gmail DOT com

BLHmistress said...

I have gotten away from Cowboys used to read them all the time but now I think I need to again :). Belize another place I would love to go to.

Dawna N.

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Belinda G said...

Sexy cowboys! Who can resists? Sounds like this will be a great read. :-)

Belinda G
belgre AT comcast DOT net

Penumbra said...

Belize sounds like an interesting port of call :)

penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan W. said...

Love the excerpt! I love reading about cowboys!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

laura troxel said...

I love finding new authors and books to read. I cant wait to read this book. I would love to visit Belize someday.
lauratroxel@yahoo.com

Eva's Flowers said...

Mmmmm...cowboys!! Joel sounds like another winner :)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

pc said...

This sounds like a great read with some humor and a hunky cowboy...love this!
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Stacey said...

Happy New Year
staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay said...

Belize might be an interesting port of call

JoAnna said...

I love cowboys. I may have to talk my hubby into winter vaca to Vegas in December. :)
Happy New Year!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Debbie Laurie said...

It's MINE as soon as its Released!!!!!! Gotta have more Cowboys!!!

Debbie L
Sdhl3@hotmail.com

K. April Holgate said...

Happy Cruising!! This is a great trip and I am def going to check this book out! Happy Anniversary Secret Cravings!!

grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Anniversary and Happy New Years! Ive always wanted to go to Ireland. That would be my dream! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Kay Webb said...

I love cowboy stories, so glad to see them coming back. I want to go to New Zealand.
thank you, this is fun indeed.
kwebb4992@gmail.com

tasha24 said...

This book sounds really good can't wait. Are there any more planned for the Montana series?

Sandy Sullivan said...

The winner of their choice of my available books from the 2nd Anniversary SCP blog hop is....



skpetal at hotmail dot com

I've emailed you to find out which book you would like.

Congrats and thank you all for stopping by!

~ Sandy

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