Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cuddle Up With a Contemporary Romance Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Contemporary Romance Secret Cravings Blog Hop!

Yee HAW!

We celebrating all contemporary romance novels this weekend so make sure you check out all the participating authors. There will be tons of books and other stuff given away this weekend!

For me, let's see what I want to post about.

Y'all know I love cowboys. Every shape, size, nice chest and six-pack to go with it so I guess I'll post a little about my coming release. I don't have a buy link yet, but I do have a HAWT cover!

It will be available in the next couple of week. So be on the look out for the buy link coming soon!

For now, here's the blurb and an excerpt:


Mesa Arraguso writes about hot cowboys for a living. Being a romance writer has it perks and its drawbacks. She spends a lot of time alone in front of her computer, but she gets to fantasize about incredibly hot men wearing cowboy boots and Stetsons. While visiting San Antonio, Texas for a writer’s conference, she finds herself stranded on the back roads of Bandera only to be rescued by one of the most gorgeous men she’s ever encountered, be it fantasy or for real.
Joel Young is a cowboy. From the top of his Stetson to the tip of his dirty cowboy boots, he’s cowboy through and through. Along with rescuing women when they do silly things like running out of gas miles from town on a dirt road, he spends his days herding cattle, fixing fences and breaking horses.
Can one handsome cowboy and a city-girl from LA find common ground is the Hill Country long enough to see beyond a quick fling?


As the water began rising rapidly she realized she needed to get the hell out of her car before it was washed away. In the distance she could make out several larger rocks. "If I can get on top of them, I should be safe from the rush. Of course, that means I'll be out in the rain getting soaked.” Fear rose, threatening to choke her with the lump in her throat. She rubbed her arms trying to calm the chills while deciding what to do. She really didn’t have much choice. 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.
A moment later a tap, tap, tap on her window startled her out of her thoughts. She jumped and screamed as a face appeared near her door. Blue 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?" she asked, her voice shrill with terror.
"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 first before we're both swept away."
Mesa bit her lip. Should she trust him?
"All right." She eased open the door to find the water almost reached the bottom of the car. The cowboy pulled the door the rest of the way as she grabbed her purse.
"We have to hurry," he said, offering her a hand to help 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?


He winced as she dabbed again. It had to hurt, she knew but all she could think about was kissing those full lips. She wanted to see his eyes dark with desire. Feel his hands on her bare flesh. Have those lips on other places of her body like her breasts, her nipples, or her clit.
“You okay?” he whispered, glancing up through those impossibly long eyelashes.
“Yeah.” Her heart pounded behind her ribcage.
“Your pulse is fluttering.”
“I know.”
“Why?” His voice continued in a soft, coaxing tone reminding her of how he spoke to the horse while she gave birth to her colt.
“It’s nothing, Joel.”
“Do you want me to kiss you?”
She closed her eyes and licked her lips. God, do I ever want you to kiss me. More than my next breath. More than a winning lottery ticket. More than…
The next thing she knew, he had twisted her around so she lay flat on the bed with him hovering over her. He bent down and brushed his lips against hers so softly she wasn’t sure if he’d actually kissed her.
“You shouldn’t be doing this.”
“I know.”
He kissed her again, this time with his tongue softly brushing her lips as if to ask for permission to deepen it. Her lips parted of their own accord without her even thinking beyond how his lips felt against hers. The dip of his tongue tore a moan from her mouth. She tangled her hands in the front of his western shirt, wanting nothing more than to remove the barrier between his skin and hers.
The fire burning in her gut prompted her to return kiss for kiss, touch for touch. 

Leave a comment to win an ARC of this book before you can buy it! One winner will be chosen Monday morning at 8am central time!

~ Sandy

P.S. Be sure to check out for the others participating! 


kimberly rickard said...

Can't wait to read Make Mine a Cowboy. I love your books.

kimberly rickard said...

Can't wait to read Make Mine a Cowboy. I love your books.

Margie said...

Looking forward to the release of Make Mine A Cowboy. I love the location of the story. Thanks for sharing your cowboys with us.

debbie batt said...

love it cant wait to read it xx

Kenzie Michaels said...

I've said this before; I need to catch up on your cowboys:) Love that cover!

Manda Ward said...

We don't have cowboys in the UK apart from the ones that pretend to be builders. Always wonderful to read about polite cowboys with a degree of hotness!

Mayas Sanders said...

I can't wait to read "Make mine a Cowboy". I Have a things for HOT cowboys and your books always seems to scratch my itch.

Mayas Sanders said...

I can't wait to read "Make mine a Cowboy". I Have a things for HOT cowboys and your books always seems to scratch my itch.

LM said...

Another great Cowboy from you! Can't wait!

ABeaudry said...

Yay! Sounds like another steamy book. Can't wait to read it!

debbie lemon said...

Love your hot cowboy's

Jennie McDuffie Nunn said...

Ya know I love cowboys!!! Great author and another great book!! Can't wait!!

Karen Cino said...

Wish you would send some of your cowboys up to New York. Look forward to Make Mine a Cowboy.

Beverly Ovalle said...

Yum! six pack and a cowboy hat!

Tamara Hoffa said...

We both have cowboy books! Yee Haw

Sarah said...

Dang that cover is so awesome...and I have been wanting to read one of yours for so long...


susanmp said...

This book sounds great, I love Cowboys.

susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

Melissa Keir said...

This cover is so hot! I love cowboys!

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Twinsietalk said...

love a hot cowboy!! Can't wait to read it!!

Melinda Bones said...

Can't wait to read this one! Can't go wrong with hot cowboys.

Lindsay said...


Jillian said...

sounds great and the cover is superb!

Catherine Lee said...

It's a LOVELY cover! Thanks for sharing.

bn100 said...

Nice excerpt

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Jeanine said...

Hot stuff! I love a good cowboy!

Shadow said...

Hi! Cowboys! *sigh* They are so mouth-watering good. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing and being apart of this great hop!

Anonymous said...

Just popping in to say hi. Love your cowboys!

Sandy Sullivan said...

And the winner is Melissa Keir!

Emailing you now.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the blog and sorry I was late with the winner announcement.