Are some of you thinking I've lost my mind? You may be right!
Last week, either Blogger or I messed up. Monday evening I noticed this entry was posted beneath last week's entry. I was pretty sure I didn't have last week's date on it, but there it was. And then I tried to get rid of it. That was a chore in itself. It was the post that wouldn't die. It even had four comments, which I ignored - because I wanted you to read it again this week.
However, I just previewed the post and guess what? Those comments are still there! The only post ever with comments dated before the date of the post!
So my apologies to Lynn and to the pre-post commenters.
Now ... here's the REAL post :)
This week we have a guest who's visited at the Tiki Hut before. She may write about cowboys, but I think she has a thing for that cabana boy with the tiki tat on his calf. And I think it's mutual. He was asking about her the other day, but I didn't tell him she was going to be here today. Boy is he going to be surprised :)
So . . . here she is: Lynn Cahoon!
I guess the answer to that question could be, Why not?
Hi, I’m Lynn Cahoon, and I write The Bull Rider’s series for Crimson Romance. My love of cowboys started real, real young. I grew up in Idaho. Now some of you may not think of Idaho when you’re thinking cowboys. Montana and Texas get all the cowboy press. But Idaho is filled with pickup driving, Wrangler wearing, boot stomping hot guys. When they put the cowboy hat on their head, it turns the boy next door into something else. Someone else.
The Snake River Stampede is the biggest event that happens in my home town. When I was a kid, the Stampede had a parade every night of the rodeo. Not a floats and tissue paper kind of parade, but a horse parade. Riding clubs from towns all over came to ride and support the rodeo.
The queen contestants always wore silk and sequins, and bright colors from their cowboy hat to their boots. Give the girly girls princess gowns. I wanted a pair of bright purple skin tight pants, a shiny silver and purple top and a hat to match. Even now, I’m drawn to a pair of pretty boots. Last time I was in Nashville, I found a pair of knee high calf skin embroidered kicks that I would have died for. But the practical side told me any pair of boots that cost more than my house payment were out of my reach. For now.
Riding horses, working on the ranch/farm, growing a garden, all these activities bring back memories of home to me. Writing The Bull Rider’s series, I was transported back to Idaho. Back to a time where a young girl’s imagination ran free.
The Bull Rider’s Keeper is the last (planned) book in the series. The four friends from Shawnee end the story almost exactly where they started. Except everything and everyone is the same but different. Just like going home.
So are you a cowboy fan? Or do your tastes in fictional heroes run to the suit variety?
Lynn Cahoon’s a multi-published author. An Idaho native, her stories focus around the depth and experience of small town life and love. Lynn’s published in Chicken Soup anthologies, explored controversial stories for the confessional magazines, short stories in Women’s World, and contemporary romantic fiction. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and four fur babies.
Jesse Sullivan isn’t afraid of any thing, any man, or any bull. But when he decides to take a chance and carve out a life outside his rodeo career, he’s feeling like he’s walking on shaky ground. In typical Jesse style, he jumps at a chance to purchase Main Street Gallery, a Boise tradition in the art world.
Taylor DeMarco has two goals for the next year. Getting the gallery on sound financial ground to prove to her parents that she can keep her grandfather's legacy alive is the first one. Moving out of the house and into her own condo by the Boise river, is the second. When she finds her folks are selling the gallery to Jesse, she vows to stop the sale, no hands barred.
When sparks fly between Jesse and Taylor, family gets in the way of reason, and they have to decide what is more important, their desires or keeping Main Street Gallery open and successful.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/LynnCahoon
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website - http://lynncahoon.wordpress.com/
Amazon author page - http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Cahoon/e/B0082PWOAO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Bull-Riders-Keeper-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00JX12LCM
Nook - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bull-riders-keeper-lynn-cahoon/1119336586?ean=9781440581205