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In One Picture: Izzy Archer’s “Something to Talk About” (Contest)

In One Picture: Izzy Archer’s “Something to Talk About” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom2003! *~*~* Something to Talk About by Izzy Archer When a grad student takes a job as a nanny to two motherless children on a cutting horse ranch, she catches the eye of her sexy boss My Inspiration… Driving the picturesque roads in Santa Ynez Valley, California, I often admire the vast beauty of horse pastures and sneak in a chance to rub a velvet nose of a willing horse. My imagination roams to the lives of the…

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In One Picture: Reina Torres’ “Sweetgrass Summer” (Contest)

In One Picture: Reina Torres’ “Sweetgrass Summer” (Contest)

The winner is…Miki! *~*~* Sweetgrass Summer by Reina Torres  A rock-steady rancher, determined to give his love a slow traditional courting, is surprised when she takes the reins I love history and culture! When I go somewhere on vacation, I tend to be on the move more than when I’m at home. I love museums and living history sites. It’s so exciting to learn about life in different places. When I fell in love with books, it was with stories like…

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In One Picture: Jennie Kew’s “Tying the Knot” (Contest)

In One Picture: Jennie Kew’s “Tying the Knot” (Contest)

The winner is…Michelle Shanley! *~*~* Tying the Knot by Jennie Kew A city girl, with a submissive streak a mile wide, falls fast for a dominant, dirty-talking cowboy I’m Jennie Kew and I write slice-of-life erotic romance fiction. I live in Australia, so 99 percent of my stories are set in Australia too. My contribution to the anthology is Tying The Knot, which is set in Tamworth, New South Wales, which is renowned for hosting the largest country music festival in the…

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In One Picture: Cindy Tanner’s “Cowboys & Zombies” (Contest)

In One Picture: Cindy Tanner’s “Cowboys & Zombies” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom200! *~*~* Cowboys & Zombies by Cindy Tanner Nothing can keep me from my cup of coffee—not the threat of zombies or a double-shot of sexy cowboy…nothing venti-ed, nothing earned What inspired me to write about a cowboy during the zombie apocalypse? Earlier this year I finished my debut series which is contemporary romance. I have been world building and drafting paranormal stories for years. I have always been fan of that genre from books, graphic novels, and movies. I…

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In One Picture: Sukie Chapin’s “Thoroughbreds and Thermodynamics” (Contest)

In One Picture: Sukie Chapin’s “Thoroughbreds and Thermodynamics” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Latifa Morrisette! *~*~* Thoroughbreds and Thermodynamics by Sukie Chapin A nerdy vet weathers a snowstorm to help a hot-as-hell rancher deliver a breach foal; save a horse, ride a cowboy, indeed! Snippet from “Thoroughbreds and Thermodynamics”… Boone walks me to the barn door, but when he swings it open, we both freeze. While we’ve been cocooned in the barn, the winter storm has turned into a blizzard. In Texas… “Well, fuck me,” Boone says, and I resist the urge…

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In One Picture: Ava Cuvay’s “Solar Flare” (Contest)

In One Picture: Ava Cuvay’s “Solar Flare” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Solar Flare by Ava Cuvay  An interplanetary rancher recruits hired guns to help herd her livestock and falls into the arms of their sexy leader “…like a crehdisth worm to a solar flare.” I’ve used this phrase in my Sci-Fi Romance novels from my Heart Nebula Series, meant to give the impression of powerful attraction. When Delilah put the call out for Cowboys short stories for this year’s anthology, I knew it was my…

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More Thanks–and Open Contests!

More Thanks–and Open Contests!

All the authors are thankful and pleased with this anthology’s success! It’s all due to you! You may not realize it, but a lot of work goes into putting together these books, and we take seriously our duty to deliver fun, sexy stories every time! As well, the authors have been enjoying these “In One Picture” posts—finding just the right photo to represent their story, then plucking a teaser from their words to share. If you haven’t been following along,…

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In One Picture: Elle James’s “Free Rein” (Contest)

In One Picture: Elle James’s “Free Rein” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Stacey Kinzebach! *~*~* Free Rein by Elle James  Former Delta, now rodeo security cowboy, rescues a barrel racer on a runaway horse, rekindling an old flame in the process “Free Rein” is a second chance romance short story. They met at the rodeo years ago. He promised to come back and marry her. An injury changed the course of his life. See what happens when he returns to Fool’s Gold Colorado. This is a short story set in my…

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In One Picture: Margay Leah Justice’s “Eight Seconds” (Contest)

In One Picture: Margay Leah Justice’s “Eight Seconds” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Debra Guyette! *~*~* Eight Seconds by Margay Leah Justice  At the rodeo, sometimes all it takes is eight seconds to fall in love Snippet from “Eight Seconds”… How long does it take to fall in love? An hour? A day? A month? A year? For me, it only took eight seconds. Eight mind-blowing, heart-stopping seconds and I was already a goner. How did it happen so fast, you might wonder? Something like this: One second… I saw him….

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In One Picture: Kelly Violet’s “Carry Me Home” (Contest)

In One Picture: Kelly Violet’s “Carry Me Home” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Ann! *~*~* Carry Me Home by Kelly Violet Down on her luck, a city girl travels back to Kansas and the boy she left behind   Although the first half of my life was spent in New York City, I’ve always had a fascination for wide-open spaces. And the quiet of nature. For me, I think it’s about a slower pace and a different way of life. Since going away to college, I’ve lived and visited several places,…

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