Western Romances -- The Cowboy Way

Whether reading Zane Grey or Linda Lael Miller, cowboys and the Western way of life make for some of the best stories. Rugged heroes have always been my favorites in romance fiction. Something about those salt-of-the-earth types and how they live as hard as they love. Go to the greatest lengths to ensure the safety of loved ones. Fight for justice. Ride like the wind. Oh, and they are often quite easy on the eyes. Whether cowboys and rodeo heroes are roping, riding or ranching, they keep us turning the pages to find out what they love doing once the dust is cleared, the saddles are hung up and the chaps are off.

Roughrider blurb --

Rabid curiosity clashes with criminal minds and escalates the drama in the small Texas town where love and loyalties are harder won than any rodeo trophy.

Kimberly Taylor is a successful Western outfitter who deserves a worthy man to take her mind and body off the demands of her business. Jack Dodson has had his moment in the rodeo spotlight and decides he’d rather seek a more stable occupation. Kimberly needs something and someone to shake up her mundane existence. Breathe some excitement into her life. She finds fulfillment, drama and more when she tackles Jack on her own sexual terms.

You might wonder how this story came about. One day I happened across an older Western movie about cattle drivers. I mused about a man and woman who’d never explored their attraction to each other. During their younger years, they shared a friendship but never dared admitting or acting on their basest desires together. Couldn’t wait for the first commercial to play before I started jotting notes about Kimberly and Jack. Roughrider is about Kimberly's sexual odyssey. By returning her to Mesa Junction, Texas, I put her directly in the path of her ultimate temptation. It's been ten years since her last visit to the Dodson family, and she decides it's time to slay some sexual demons. ROUGHRIDER is all about finding that special person with whom you can share some of your most intimate secrets and indulge some of your wildest sexual fantasies. Kim knows she'll always have a friend in Jack, but she wants more. And the only way she'll ever find out if he feels the same way is by revisiting a certain Texas town.

If you enjoy romantic stories pivoted by sex and suspense…

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Wishing you all many happy reading moments,

Shawna Moore
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Elen Grey said...

This is still one of my fave covers. :-) This is, also, in my desktop TBR stack. I can't wait. I love Zane Grey and Linda Lael Miller. Happy writing week.

Carol Ericson said...

Shawna, I remember reading Owen Wister (The Virginian) in a popular lit class at UCLA. Funny, now I can't remember if we read a Romance in that class! And of course, I love Western movies, Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider and Unforgiven are fantastic movies. Clint will always be the quintessential cowboy for me! Can't get enough of your cover - mmm and yee haw!

Wendi said...

Shawna, I'm with you...I love those slow talkin', slow walkin', not afraid to get dirty heroes. And your cover is definitely smokin'!!!!

Wendi Darlin

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Elen!

I'm happy to hear you'll soon be reading Kim's and Jack's adventures :) Many thanks for your support of Roughrider :) Let me know your thoughts once you've read the book :)

Here's hoping you also have a fabulous writing week. In a short while, I'm heading back to the writing desk to edit a women's fiction novel project :)

Smiles across the miles,


ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Carol!

Thanks for the cover compliments :) Glad you enjoy Roughrider. I think this cover is destined to be my all-time favorite :)

While growing up, I remember my parents watching all of Clint Eastwood's movies, and I especially remember Pale Rider. You are right--Clint always comes to mind when I think of cowboys :)

Happy week wishes,


ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Wendi!

You should have heard me the day my cover art file for Roughrider arrived and I opened it :) I shouted so loud, anyone walking past outside probably heard me LOL Thanks for your compliments!

Here's to writing and reading about those cowboy heroes! Long may they rope and ride :)

Best wishes always,


Vonda Sinclair said...

Super post!! As always, I LOVE your cover Shawna! It's one of the best I've seen anywhere! I do enjoy some of those rough and tumble western movies.

ShawnaMoore said...

Hi, Vonda!

Glad you enjoyed my post. Anytime I can blog or talk about Western romances and cowboys, I'm happy :) Roughrider is pretty awesome. He's one cover hottie I'll always remember :)

Happy week wishes,