Monday, February 6, 2017

FIRST RIDE COWBOY COLLECTION: YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST





I'm doing a little something different this month for the blog. I usually don't like to advertise, but I'm so excited to be a part of this boxed set, I thought I'd give you a peek. There's something for everyone. Some historical...some contemporary...but all cowboys! Just in time for Valentine's Day this features the first in the series brought to you by eighteen authors. 

Check it out, and I'm giving away an e-copy to one person who comments! 



First Ride Cowboy Collection

You Never Forget Your First...


FEATURING:



Lacy Denvers has lost her job, and lost her way. All she wants to do now is get her career back on track and find some stability again, but first, she wants to mark something off her bucket list: She wants to learn to ride a horse. Her dream vacation to the Crawley Creek Cattle Ranch turns into a lesson in patience when the North Dakota winter proves unpredictable as ever. Wrapped in a cocoon of snow, Lacy finds the ranch to be a hidden treasure trove of cowboy eye candy, and her mouth is watering even as her brain is telling her to run.
After a devastating tragedy, a young Drannon Russo ended up fostering with the Crawley family, and found a home. He's only moved away once and had to lean on family for support when his dreams were shattered. Being a cowboy on a ranch is a pretty lonely existence. When a beautiful redhead shows up looking for a fresh start he's determined to give them both what they want.
Will this vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake, or will Lacy and Drannon find their future in each other?
www.LoriKingBooks.com

 



Five brides for five brothers...at least that's the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.
Hank Dalton yearns to run his own spread, but more than that, he longs for a woman to call his own. Paradise Valley is far from civilization, though, and that makes finding the perfect match difficult. Not many women like being two hours from a major supermarket or mall.
Charlotte is on the run. Poor choices have left her with scars - in and out. After her powerful boyfriend left her drugged and set their apartment on fire, she's just trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Abandoning all she knows seems like the best decision she's ever made. At least until her car breaks down in the middle of cattle country.
When a pretty little woman is delivered into Hank's hands, he believes it was fate that kept him from joining his brothers for a "wife hunt" in the city. But she's leery of men and hiding something dark. Can Hank tap into the attraction they both feel before she drives away?
www.empetrova.com




Jordan Hawthorne thought she had it all until a surprise for her fiance turns into losing everything that she ever wanted. She flees her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a new job in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a new start where her ex-fiance can't find her. Jordan is just beginning to adjust to her new life in the middle of nowhere when a small town cowboy walks in and disrupts it all.
Tom McCloud never had time for a serious commitment, always too busy with running his grandparents' farm. Everything changes when he stumbles upon a broken-hearted city girl and a steamy buzz ignites between them. But what happens when the city girl can't stay hidden in the country for long?
www.jayceeford.com





Candace Marie Browne has been the head cook-hell, the only cook on the Crooked E ranch for the past three years. She's come to care for the owner Mr. Everson like a second father and the ranch hands like brothers...all except one. Mason Edwards, foreman on the Crooked E Ranch.
After walking in on her fiance and her best friend going at it on her new furniture she needed a break from men altogether. So like any mature woman...Candace moved out of her hometown of Helena, Montana and picked up the first waitress job she could find in Butte and didn't look back. That's where Hank Everson found her a few months later and offered her the job on the E.
Mason had noticed the beautiful redhead the moment she walked into the dining room at the E. But what really got him? Was when he saw the woman actually cringe at the dinner he had put on the table.
The long shiny auburn tresses, big brown puppy dog eyes, a body that was rounded in all the right areas. Oh yeah! He'd spent a lot of time thinking about his Candy Girl. Plus, the extra corn bread biscuits she snuck him every Friday after their weekly chili dinner didn't hurt either.
Yep, Mason had discovered Candace was...Sweet as Candy!
www.siddaleerain.com





Lazarus Graham has always been the black sheep of his family. Leaving behind the ranch his family had owned for nearly 200 years, he lives life as a Texas Ranger. Tough, hard and inflexible, he has no time for life's fripperies.
Beatrice Cartwright never expected to run into her childhood nemesis again. Yet Laz Graham sauntered into her store to investigate a crime nearby. Then the man had the nerve to not remember her.
Being a Graham isn't easy, and it's about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart.
www.bethwilliamson.com




Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?
Angela French blames herself for her daughter's lack of voice. Determined to do anything to correct the situation, she seeks out Jake Kyncade, the owner of The Heartsong Ranch.
Jake Kyncade hides his own sorrows behind his no-nonsense demeanor. Helping children becomes one way to correct his past. Using equine therapy, he sets out to make a difference.
Can Jake help Angela's dreams come true or will Jake's past bring more heartache? Will love save them all?
www.melissakeir.com





Pastry chef, Cary Crockett, is on the run. Pursued by a loan shark bent on retrieving gambling debts owed him by her deadbeat ex-boyfriend, she finds the perfect hiding place at the remote Circle W Ranch. More at home with city life, cupcakes and croissants than beef, beans and bacon, she has to convince ranch owner Micah West she's up to the job of feeding his hired hands. The overwhelming attraction she feels toward him was nowhere in the job description.
Micah West has a big problem. The camp-cook on his central Oregon ranch has up and quit without notice, and his crew of hungry cowboys is about to mutiny. He agrees to hire Cary on a temporary basis, just until he finds the right man to fill the job. Maintaining a hands-off policy toward his sexy new cook becomes tougher than managing a herd of disgruntled wranglers.
www.stephanieberget.com







L.A. cop Jordan Masters Ryan has a problem. Her normal method of meeting a crisis head-on and taking it down won't work. Not this time. Not when fate is her adversary. Having kept her from the man she thought she'd always marry, the same fickle fate took away the man she eventually did. Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.
Widower and software CEO, Cole McCall fills his days with computer codes and his free time working the family's cattle ranch. Blaming himself for his wife's death, he's become hard and bitter. When his visiting former neighbor sets out to delete the firewall around his heart, he discovers there's no protection against the Jordan virus. Though she understands his pain and reawakens his soul, will it be enough for Cole to overcome his past and embrace their fated hearts?
www.donnamichaelsauthor.com





All Madeline Harper ever wanted was to escape the tight fences of Black Mountain, Colorado. Nothing would stop her from pursuing her goals--not a devoted boyfriend, or infant son.
For the last five years Shan Ellis' life has consisted of being a dad. He scarified everything for his son. College. A career. Girls. Now, the one woman he can't forget is back in town.
Can they overcome the mistakes of the past and find love again?
https://www.facebook.com/DLindunAuthor






Widowed with two small children and a ranch to run, Mariella Swanson knows she needs help, but isn't sure her heart, or neighbors, will accept her marrying a stranger. When the greenhorn shows up, smoking a pipe and wearing a derby hat, she can't help but wonder if agreeing to this marriage may prove to be her biggest mistake.
When Davis Weston receives a letter from his sister asking him to marry a friend, he scoffs at the idea. However, losing his wife and son has left him a lonely man, and the whispers from others that he didn't do enough to save his family has gone on long enough. His arrival in Oregon may be worse - these neighbors are doing more than whispering. Guns and horses aren't his forte. He's willing to learn, but is he willing to love again?
Historical western filled with steamy romance and the rawness of a growing country.
www.patyjager.net
 





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?
www.romancestorytime.com





GySgt Jared Worrell wanted one thing - to live and die a Marine. He's made a good start at the first and come close to the second more times than a man should. One call from his mother changes all his plans, and he's headed back to Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The Reserves feed his need to be a Marine, but what does a man do the rest of the year in a town so small it doesn't even have one stoplight? His mom has the perfect solution; Jared should use another talent and become the town chocolatier. He's just recovering from that bomb when she drops another...
Lucy Thomas fell in love with Ten Sleep when her parents fulfilled their dreams of owning their own ranch. Now Lucy is living her dream of photographing Wyoming from its landscape to its people, but she's never really felt a part of the small town where everyone has known everyone else forever. Turning the doorknob to her friend's house brings her face to face with a man whose arms she'd love to call home. He's a Marine, cowboy, and chocolatier...how can a woman resist?
Coming home never tasted so sweet.
www.kirstenlynnwildwest.com






The morning after Amy Leigh Paisley, from Pine Oak, Montana is left behind in Las Vegas, she wakes up with not only a huge hangover, but with a husband who happens to be Trent Baxter, Billings' most eligible bachelor.
His father thinks she's a gold-digger, her mother wants her to be one and all Amy Leigh wants, is to stay married to the hot man for just a bit longer and maybe another night of great sex.
www.hildiemcqueen.com







Former professional poker player, Kendra "Night Owl" Lowe, is determined to make her new Poker Flat Nudist Resort successful, even if it means relying on her own two hands and a few misfit employees. All bets are off, however, when Wade Johnson arrives, her fourth stable manager in less than four months, and her attention wanders to his broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and polite ways. But she's his boss and giving in to temptation could mean jeopardizing her operation. Something she refuses to do.
Wade Johnson only agreed to work at Poker Flat because he owed his best friend a favor. Now he has to discover why the last three stable mangers quit and fulfill the requirements of his position, while trying to keep his hands off the smart, sexy, unreadable owner. But even as his body and heart become more involved, new "unfortunate events" occur to threaten the resort.
As Wade draws closer to learning the truth, his own truth is revealed. Kendra will do everything she can to make her resort a success, which could include letting him go. To win her heart and save her dream, he will have to go all-in and that could mean baring more than his soul.
www.lexipostbooks.com





River Prescott has everything she's ever wanted - except perhaps a man. The unconventional ranch owning artist is very certain she doesn't want a husband. But sometimes she can't help wishing for a lover; especially after her new neighbor trespasses and she gets a full-frontal view of his assets.
Edge Grayson moves onto the rundown spread he's inherited, expecting to stay aloof from nearby town business. But between local artist, River Prescott's determination to seduce him and protecting her from a killer on the prowl, the ex-gunslinger is finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.
www.gemsivad.com






The oldest of three sisters, Jewels Stone takes care of everyone, especially those she loves. When she finds out the youngest Stone is duped, she plans to rope and wrangle the cowboy to teach him a lesson on how to treat a woman.
Tied to a bedpost and as mad as a hornet, Spark Ryder wants to toss Jewels over his knee and spank her. Problem is, he'd enjoy it too much. Held hostage by rope and wax strips, he tries to convince her that she has the wrong cowboy. But how can he convince her that he's innocent when she's out to settle a score against all men?
While seeking revenge, Jewels finds a passion that'll have her hanging by a dream. The pressure is too much and loose threads holding the past begin to unravel. Her brain urges her to run while her heart wishes to stay.
Spark wants nothing but distance with Jewels, but when things start to heat up on the Rhinestone Ranch, he samples Jewels' treasure and finds himself on the wrong end of the rope again - but it's his soul that's bound to a woman who will never trust.
He wants to stitch her broken heart, but will he walk before his own heart is in need of mending?
www.rhondaleecarver.com





Jake Stone isn't happy about Hattie's granddaughter suddenly appearing to take over her ranch after Hattie's death, but he knows she'd want him to make her welcome. He just didn't expect to like the stubborn redhead quite so much. Becca Daniels has inherited a horse ranch from a grandmother she never knew. To sell it, she has to live on it for six months. Otherwise, it goes up for auction. Now it seems someone else wants it and is trying to run her off. Now, with her horses stolen, her home invaded, and threats made against her if she doesn't leave, Becca doesn't know where to put her trust. What sinister plot is underway to force her hand? Worst of all, could the gorgeous cowboy who's managed to steal her heart be behind it all?
www.susanfisherdavisauthor.weebly.com





When Crystal Wilson gets roped into a wild, girls-only weekend at a rowdy "stud" ranch, the last thing she wants to do is tangle with a bunch of half-naked men pretending to be cowboys. But when she meets Ford McCoy, she can't help but be attracted to his dark, dominant, gruff appeal.
What she doesn't know is that Ford isn't a stripper. He's her friend's overprotective brother, there to make sure his little sister doesn't get into any trouble. She's surprised at the passion that flares between them. In fact, what she has with Ford might just be what she's been looking for all along.
It's a pity the sexy rancher isn't in the market for a city girl.
www.sabrinayork.com



There's a cowboy for all seasons for sure and then some! Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll take a look at the boxed set. It's only 99 cents for 18 Cowboys...I mean stories.

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Kirsten Lynn is a Western and Military Historian. She worked six years with a Navy non-profit and continues to contract with the Marine Corps History Division for certain projects. Making her home where her roots were sewn in Wyoming, Kirsten also works as a local historian. She loves to use the history she has learned and add it to a great love story. She writes stories about men of uncommon valor…women with undaunted courage…love of unwavering devotion …and romance with unending sizzle. When she’s not writing, she finds inspiration in day trips through the Bighorn Mountains, binge reading and watching sappy old movies, or sappy new movies. Housework can always wait.

10 comments:

  1. Very few readers know what it takes to pull together a boxed set with other authors. I recognize quite a few names in this box and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thanks so much, E. Ayers! It was quite an endeavor, but we had a great leader steering the project. Hope you enjoy the stories.

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  2. Kirsten, Holy Cow, what a collection. So enjoyed this entire post. Each and every story is so different but each and every one sure drew me in with thrills, excitment and several heart flutters. Loved them all and looking for to lots of good reads in this one. Congrats to all included in this. On my tbr list when I leave this post. Wishing FIRST RIDE much success.

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    1. Thanks a million, Beverly! I hope you enjoy the stories!

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  3. Looks like a delicious combination of stories from some familiar authors. And some not familiar authors.

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    1. Thanks so much, Alisa! Lots of stories to choose from for sure. :)

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  4. Oh, wow, I've got to get this...see you later!

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  5. Wishing you and the talented authors great success with this fantastic boxed set, Kirsten. It looks like a marvelous set.

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