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Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart
Even broken souls
deserve a second chance at love…
Elementary Teacher, Michelle Alt’s faced untold trials in
her life, yet she continues to do what’s right to make things better for the
Cowboy Veterinarian, Preston Hall has lost everything in
order to follow his dreams and return to his grandfather’s small town practice.
These two broken souls recognize each other’s pain and come
together to heal, but fear and misunderstandings send their blossoming
relationship into a tailspin. Will they be able to put aside their pain to find
the love of a lifetime?
When my children were young, we used to drive down to Ohio
to visit family. It was about a three hour drive. My children didn’t have
video’s to watch nor video games at that time. Poor kids, right? So to keep
them occupied we played the regular car games like ABC signs or State license
plates. Sometimes, though we played… Name that Roadkill. Some were easy to
recognize while others were just a guess. While it was a strange game, it did
keep two kids occupied and me sane for many trips.
But when I heard about the Toronto Raccoon, I was a little
ticked. I had already decided on using the roadkill to make a statement. Most
people don’t even pay attention to roadkill as they drive on the roads, but
millions of animals’ lives are ended by cars. I thought that if we dressed them
up, maybe painted their toe-nails…it would make people take a second look and
Fast forward to writing Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart. I knew
that I had to have my heroine do something this silly and crazy. Here’s a sneak
peek at the scene where we meet the heroine, Michelle Alt and shows the poor
With her floral shoulder bag hanging from her arm,
Michelle Alt approached the dead raccoon. The smell overwhelmed her. Pinching
her nose, she took deep breaths through her mouth. The full moon illuminated
the intersection across from her school. People should learn to drive slower
on this street. This time a raccoon, someday a child.
She squatted and dumped the contents of her purse
on the asphalt. Removing the cheap dollar-store clothespin from her purse, she
dealt with the smell and closed off her nose. The spring had just enough
strength to press her nostrils together without hurting. With her hands free,
she selected a yellow pair of sunglasses from inside her bag and slipped them
on the raccoon’s face. A smile flitted across her lips.
“That’s a start.” Looking at the pile of junk
sitting at her side, she removed a couple of more items, setting a red plastic
cup with a paper umbrella next to the raccoon’s hand. Last, she inserted a
small bottle of sunscreen between his arm and body then cleaned up the
remaining materials, stuffing them into her bag.
It’s perfect. He looks like he’s resting in the
sun. Another day at the beach for Mr. Raccoon.
She glanced at her watch. Crap,
I need to run. I hate asking Mom to watch my daughter for these little acts of
willful disobedience. Thank goodness, she’s more than happy to watch Connie,
even for, in her words, ‘a waste of time’. But I’m so thankful to have her
helping me. I’d never be able to do it all alone.
Standing, she slipped her
bag over her shoulder, glanced down the street—no one in sight—and dashed off
A deep sigh escaped her lips. The porch light
glimmered in the distance. Almost home and no one the wiser. I can’t wait to
see what people think of this roadkill art.
All caught up in her fantasy,
she bumped into a brick wall. “Umph.” Michelle raised her gaze and locked on
the fullest lips she’d ever seen. Are they as soft as they look?
“I’m sorry,” the wall spoke. “I didn’t see you.”
Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author
when she wasn’t hoping for a career as a race car driver. Her love of books was
instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She’d often
sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha
males and plucky heroines. In middle school and high school, Melissa used to
write sappy love poems and shared them with her friends and still has those
poems today! In college her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as
well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her
writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on
her website and blog.
As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on
topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance
Writers of America, Mid-Michigan RWA Chapter, and EPIC. She is always
interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.
Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s
always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school
teacher, a movie reviewer, an owner of a publishing company as well as an
author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without
Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She
loves to write stories that feature happy endings and is often seen plotting
her next story.
A PART OF COWBOYS FOREVER
Six Women—Six Cowboys Forever
Six Cowboy Love Stories by the best-selling authors who
brought you Cowboy Up 1&2
Marry Me Again, Cowboy by Allison Merritt
An unlikely match made
Greer Daily is happy running the ranch she inherited from
her father until a resort opens up next door and unruly guests terrorize her
livestock and destroy her fences. After she confronts two of them and the
situation gets sticky, she finds herself venting her fury on sexy resort owner
Guy Carter. But the smooth-talking cowboy isn't getting out of this mess
easily. She wants reparations for her trouble.
Guy's first initial meeting with Greer could've gone better,
but he hopes to placate her fiery temper by making amends for the fences. When
a judge calls them out for being irresponsible and self-absorbed, then orders
them to marry, Guy's whole world is upended. Their choices: Six months of
marriage or a month of jail time. How bad can a few months with the queen of
the cattle range be? Heaven if he can get her to bend, hell if she maintains
her starchier than pressed jeans attitude.
Just as something deeper than friendship blossoms between
them, Guy's personal assistant throws a wrench into the marriage of
inconvenience. If Greer and Guy can't overcome that particular pothole, they
have more to lose than their freedom--a lifetime of love.
Cowboy Apocalypse by Leslie Garcia
Can a former Marine
and a Hollywood diva facing apocalyptic changes in their lives salvage new
When Stone Winters joined the Marines, he always meant to
come home. A woman’s impossible dream kept him away so long that he doesn’t
think there’s anything left—especially not when he meets Price Adams, a film
star with another impossible dream. He just doesn’t think he’s up for that
Price Adams traded in a childhood on her grandparents’ ranch
for Hollywood glitz in spite of being a teenage mother. Torn between the
stardom she won and full-time custody of her daughter, she accepts one last
role—in Cowboy Apocalypse
, an inane
movie about zombies being filmed on ranches around deep south Texas. Burned by
men more times than she can remember, Price doesn’t want a man in her
life—especially not one who looks down on her career and the courage she needs
to let it all go.
Rock-n-Roll Cowboy by Autumn Piper
Never judge a rock
band by its cover song.
A cowboy leading a rock band? Logan gets an earful from his
dad every time he leaves the house to perform. His rock persona destroys his
ranching cred with the old-timers, and sticking to the cowboy life instead of
running off to Hollywood cost him his girlfriend. Yet, he dreams of success in
both worlds, and he’s determined to find a way.
Melody agrees to run a publicity campaign for a local rock
band, fully immune to the sexy lead singer’s magnetism—she had childhood
experience with a rocker’s absences. Still, Logan is charming, and vulnerable.
Logan can tell Melody’s PR plan is his passport to popularity.
He has to keep his hands off her, or he just might blow his one shot at making
A Cowboy's Princess by Sara Walter Ellwood
Oil and water don't
mix...neither does Texas oil royalty and an ex-Navy SEAL turned rodeo cowboy
until danger forces them together.
All retired Navy SEAL turned rodeo cowboy Justin Tanner
wants is to get to his next rodeo when a vision in a pair of tight fitting
jeans walks up to him and hands him his deepest desire on a silver platter—the
deed to his father’s ranch, land her grandfather had swindled him out of.
Lacey Mackenzie is true Texas oil royalty, but when her
grandfather dies and leaves her the keys to the kingdom, she finds herself with
more enemies than friends and only Justin’s name as the one who can protect
her, but can he after she discovers only the oil under his promised ranch can
save her company. When her enemies attack, he’s duty bound to save her, but can
he give her the one thing she wants after a hot night of passion—his heart?
Ride, Cowboy, Ride by D’Ann Lindun
Can they find freedom
After imprisoned in a federal penitentiary for ten years
over a woman's betrayal, the last thing Lyle Landry is looking for is love.
A quick tumble? Sure. A cold beer? Absolutely.
And then he's on to the rodeo circuit to reclaim his title.
After her ex-husband leaves her high, dry and dead broke,
another man isn’t high on Sarah Reed’s list. Especially a sexy ex-con who makes
it perfectly clear he’s not interested in more than a one night stand. But his
determination to make something out of himself impresses her more than she
wants to admit, and she falls hard for the cowboy.