Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Trouble With Texas Cowboys Launch!

Two cowboys wanted to court Jill Cleary for all the wrong reasons.
And then there was Sawyer O'Donnell...

Can a girl ever have too many cowboys?
No sooner does pint-sized spitfire Jill Cleary set foot on Fiddle Creek Ranch than she finds herself in the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. Quaid Brennan and Tyrell Gallagher are both tall, handsome, and rich...and both are courting Jill to within an inch of her life. She's doing her best to give these feuding ranchers equal time-too bad it's dark-eyed Sawyer O'Donnell who makes her blood boil and her hormones hum...
 
There's a feud going on in Burnt Boot, Texas and Jill and Sawyer are caught up in the middle of it, protecting each other's backs from the Gallaghers and the Brennans, even in the newest battle which the local folks call "the pig war."
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Maybe a little excerpt about how they got together in the first place:

The scariest sight in the world is a woman’s finger on the trigger of a sawed-off shotgun. Sawyer O’Donnell was not an idiot. When he saw the big hole in the barrel of that gun aimed right at his heart, he dropped the broom and threw up his palms.


“Lady, you might want to put that shotgun down. I’m not havin’ no part of this feud business. Let’s talk about it,” he whispered.


The gun stayed right where it was, and his hands didn’t drop an inch.


Gladys hadn’t said a damn thing about a crazy woman in Burnt Boot when he hired on as foreman of Fiddle Creek Ranch. Maybe the redhead with the bloodshot green eyes was a member of one of the feuding families. Hopefully, she wasn’t out to shoot first and ask questions later.


“Who in the hell are you, and why are you in my bunkhouse?” she asked bluntly.

Your bunkhouse?” Sawyer raised his voice. “Lady, you made a wrong turn back there at crazy and demented. This is my bunkhouse, and you are damn sure not welcome here. So put that blunderbuss away and take your ass back to wherever you came from.”


“Yes, it is my bunkhouse. I told Aunt Gladys I’d do my own cleaning when I got here. She said the door would be open and she’d meet me here,” she said.


His hands came down. “Aunt Gladys? Who are you? She didn’t tell me that anyone else would be living here.”


Deep-throated laughter preceded Gladys into the bunkhouse. “She’d be my great-niece, Jill Cleary, and I didn’t know until last night that she was coming to Burnt Boot. I didn’t tell you because I wanted y’all to meet before either one of you went to jumpin’ ship.” She clamped a hand on the gun and lowered it until the barrel pointed at the ground. “Darlin’, you got to load a gun, or it ain’t worth a damn. You made good time. I wasn’t expectin’ you for another hour. Saw you comin’ in, but I had one more bale of hay to kick off the back of the truck before I could get here. Now give me a hug and meet my brand-new foreman, Sawyer O’Donnell. He’ll be sharin’ this bunkhouse with you.”


Jill propped the gun against the back of a worn sofa and rolled up on her toes to hug her aunt. “I’m not sharing my living quarters with a stranger. I’d rather pitch a tent by the river.”


Gladys pushed her back but held on to her shoulders. “In January?”


“Then I’ll stay in the house with you,” Jill said. “You said you’d hired a foreman that was living on Salt Draw. Why didn’t you tell me he was living in the bunkhouse?”


“Same reason I didn’t rush down here and tell him that you’d be living in it too. You’d have bitched. He would have quit. You’ve lived in bunkhouses before now, and so has he. Looks like only two in this big old place would be a blessing after living with twenty or thirty people. And, darlin’, I love you, and someday you’ll inherit all I’ve got and all Polly has got, too, but you are not livin’ with me. Not with your temper. And, besides, you said when you called last night that you wanted to live in the bunkhouse, so that’s what you are going to do.”
 
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REVEIWS have been awesome!
 
"The Queen of Cowboys does it again, with a funny, feuding families good time. THE TROUBLE WITH TEXAS COWBOYS has down to earth characters and a great storyline." -Romance Junkies
 
"In a nutshell, Carolyn Brown has outdone herself with this book. From the very first page I couldn't help but be hooked. It was fantastic from beginning to end. I can't wait to read the next book in the series." - The Romance Reviews

"Brown's latest is chock full of ruggedly handsome boys with a plucky heroine at the story's center. Brown's modern storytelling is humorous, heartwarming, and full of sass and spunk. The banter between Jill and Sawyer is infectious, and the chemistry between them sizzles. Add a solid, well-crafted plot filled with distinctive characters, and readers will be left with one entertaining read." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

From Goodreads:

"The Trouble with Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown is a blood boiling story filled with seaming hot cowboys and the troubles between two feuding family’s. The book leaves you swooning and planning a trip overseas where real cowboys live and breathe, just so you can get your hands on one." -Demi Spencer
        
"This book started off hilarious and it just got better. You have a shotgun wielding woman, two feuding families, three matchmaking aunts, and four people who can't take no for an answer. Its a light, funny read that will have you turning the pages like there is no tomorrow." - Elle Mark
 
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Book dedications are very personal and we, as authors, agonize over who we want to recognize by dedicating our hard work to them. I've been accused of pimping country music in my books...my answer to that was, "yes, ma'am and I full well intend to continue to do so in the future." I cut my teeth on country music and it was a good day in Tishomingo, Oklahoma when my mama could bring in the Grand Ole Opry on her little red radio on Friday and Saturday evenings. And since two of my very favorite country stars now make their home in my hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, this book has been dedicated to them...

This book is dedicated to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
For the many hours of wonderful country music that inspires me to keep writing about cowboys and their sassy ladies.

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Happy Reading everyone!
Tell me who you have you dedicated books to or who would you dedicate your book to if you wrote one. I'll chose one person from the comments and send them their choice of a signed copy of The Trouble With Texas Cowboys or a ebook copy of the same...your choice!




25 comments:

  1. One book to my parents,one book for my sister,one for my brother,one for my 3 golden nephews,and of course one for my loved man :)

    The cover is simply amazing!
    Congrats on new release :)
    Love the excerpt :)

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    1. Thank you Bube! You'd better get to writin' ma'am so that you can do all those lovely dedications!

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  2. To my almost 95 year old mom. So kind, loving and always thinking of others.
    Patoct

    PS - Carolyn's books are the best. Would love to win.

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    1. What a blessing to be able to say that about your mother. Thank you so much for that PS!!

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  3. Congrats on the release, Carolyn! I just dedicated a book to my friends who encourage me at bootcamp. They will be surprised!

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    1. Thank you, Shana! And your friends are going to be doing the happy dance for sure!

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  4. Maybe dedicate to family

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. bn100, that is so sweet. Your family must mean a lot to you!

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  5. Oh my God, this book was so good I read in in two days...now I have to wait for the next one. If you don't win it people...buy it. It's definitely worth the money.

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  6. Going with country I would say Garth Brooks - so glad he's back! Then it would be my husband, both daughters and even my cats!

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    1. Love that list catslady! I never thought of dedicating one to my tom cats...maybe I will some time!

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  7. I bought that book today,Carolyn!! Can't wait to read it...

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  8. Would go with my daughters.

    Cannot wait to read this one, Carolyn.

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    1. I dedicated books to my daughters, too, Helen! They were thrilled!

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  9. To Dad and Mom who gave me my love of reading and writing....thanks for contest! Mickey3214

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    1. You have some very good parents to teach you to love to read and to write! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  10. My daughter and my husband. They are the loves of my life.
    Natalie's Mama

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  11. I bought this on Amazon in ebook for Kindle version and have read it already. It was fandamntastic! Loved the passion, fire, interesting characters and plots, and most especially the humour. No one can put out funny expressions quite like Carolyn. Loved the first book in the Burnt Boot series also. Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Cowboy not Included).

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  12. My parents, especially mom for setting a great reading example and encouraging my love of reading. And my kids and husband for encouraging me to stop reading so much and start writing - for having faith that I could write a book.

    I LOVE Cowboy Boots for Texas (Cowboy Not Included)! I'm thinking your Burnt Boot series is going to be one of your best ones. :-D

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  13. I would dedicated to my mom and dad, both great parents! My mom especially for she help to read for I had dyslexia and I love to read to this day! Can't wait to read this book. fiorecarole1954@yahoo.com

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  14. What a sweet dedication! I would offer mine as follows:
    To my four lively grandchildren, who enrich my life with love, laughter and joy.

    I look forward to reading the latest on all the folks in Burnt Boot.

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  15. WINNER TIME!!!! Mr. Random has drawn a name for either an ebook copy (Nook or Kindle) or a signed paper copy of The Trouble With Texas Cowboys. And the name is...Helen L!!! If you will email me your choice and either email address or snail mail address I'll get that sent...email to ccbrown66@att.net

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  16. Thank you very very very much. LOL. Sending info now. Print copy pls.

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