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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk Win Fest




Hey, Readers, you're in for a treat! You can experience a taste of ten of the stories from the extremely popular Honky Tonk Hearts series and be eligible to win, win, win!
This is a blog hop you are certain to enjoy. Gus Rankin himself has provided the instructions so read below.


Ladies, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking old Gus, owner of The Lonesome Steer honky tonk couldn’t have brought together all the lonely, broken hearts that he did. But I’m here to tell you I have. Not only do I have the pictures of these couples in my office to prove it, but there’s been a whole series of romances written about the men and women who found love at The Lonesome Steer. And just like every one of my couples, each of these romances is a keeper.

The authors of these books have put together a Valentine Honky Tonk Blog Hop, an easy way for you to get a sneak peak at every story. And there are prizes to put a bounce in your Texan Two-Step. To be eligible, visit each blog link below and leave a comment. The more hop stops you visit and comment on, the more chances YOU have to win a $50 gift card to The Wild Rose Press. In addition, the publisher has provided a second grand prize of a $25 gift card to The Wild Rose Press and a TWRP Mug for a random commenter (Sorry, US visitors only for the mug prize). Some of the ladies will also be giving away their own personal prizes. So whatcha waitin’ for? Happy hoppin’! 

LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS HERE ON MY BLOG AND AT THE BLOGS BELOW FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN!




Just for leaving a comment on my blog, you'll have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press. So leave me a comment and then hop on over to all the other blogs for more prizes. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

My story is entitled, The Morning After, the tale of Abigail who wakes up with a redheaded cowboy named Bobby next to her in bed - a cowboy she's never seen - who believes in love at first site. Below is an excerpt from a scene that takes place a the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk - the bar Gus owns.


THE MORNING AFTER
Knees shaking, Abigail concentrated on the door of the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk, but as she came next to Bobby her heart hammered faster. Her neck stiffened, and in her peripheral vision, his glare seared her. Once she passed, rigidity turned to jelly; her chin dropped. The crunch of gravel beneath her boots echoed in the night, mingling with the muffled music inside the bar. She glanced at the boots of the man who strode beside her, boots that rightfully labeled Tex a shit-kicker.
“I guess you need a little more time,” Bobby called across the parking lot. “I’ll be in touch.”
She rolled her eyes. His lady friend must be so drunk he wasn’t concerned with her hearing him.
The tall cowpoke opened the door, and music and laughter poured out. Abigail stole a glance back. Bobby’s fancy red truck remained parked, lights on, but the flashing sign atop the building reflected off the windshield obscuring the people within.
Tex urged her forward toward the bar. The band covered Garth Brooks’s song, Mr. Right, sending Abigail’s mood into a downward spiral—one thing she did remember from her marriage night was two-stepping with her redheaded hunk to that song.
Her new friend waited for her to take a stool and sat on the one next to her. She propped an elbow on the bar and rested her head in her hand. After a few minutes, time enough for Bobby and his woman to leave, she’d head out.
Down the bar, Kiera Rankin waved in her direction while her father, Gus, stepped toward them.
 “We’d like a couple of Longnecks, Gus,” Tex drawled. Gus raised a brow when he looked at Abigail’s companion and darted a questioning look her way as he reached in the cooler for the beer. 

Now get on outa here and leave comments at all those blogs!

40 comments:

  1. Loved your excerpt. So much so I may have to go back and read the story all over again. LOL

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    1. Ah, thanks, Vonnie. And it's a mutual admiration society since I loved Those Violet Eyes.

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  2. I have your book. Now to be able to read it! Great peek, Brenda.

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  3. This one is on my TBR pile/file. Love the concept! And the series. Good luck, ladies!

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  4. I agree with Vonnie-Time to refresh with a second read, maybe all of them!! Thanks, Brenda!!

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  5. Great excerpt from a super story. The Lonesome Steer really sets a mood for our books!

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    1. Thanks, Jannine. From you - a great compliment!

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  6. Great excerpt! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you have lots of visitors!

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    1. Happy Valentine's to you too, Sherri. Thanks!

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  7. Loved the excerpt. Have to move this one up on my TBR pile!

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  8. Hi, Brenda!
    I love all the 'fun' the Lonesome Steer has seen courtesy of our cowboys. :-)

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    1. Donna - You're the winner of the $10 gift cert randomly selected from my blog!

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  9. This was definately a fun book in the series!

    Happy Valentine's Day Brenda!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy and Happy V Day to you too!

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  10. A redheaded cowboy named Bobby? I don't know about redheaded hotties. Thanks for being part of the Honky Tonk Hop!
    Happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. Sure, why not a redheaded hotties? It was fun to write. Thanks, Catherine.

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  11. Now I want to know more about what's going on, lol.

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    1. That's the idea, Debbie and you know how you can find out! LOL

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  12. Poor Abigail. But we know (at least we hope) that she and Bobby will get their well-deserved HEA. Lovely excerpt. You caught the ambiance of the bar and the depth of her emotions beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, Darcy. Yes, it's a perfect HEA romance but the fun is in the getting there.

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  13. Great excerpt! Loved Bobby and Abigail and the opening scene was the best!

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    1. Thanks, Lauri. Waking up with a sexy cowboy is one way to start your day off! LOL

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  14. That opening scene is great. I really enjoyed reading it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  15. Oh! Another one I've missed in this fabulous series. How did that happen?? Will have to rectify that right now! :) I love the sound of a red-head hero - yummy!!

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    1. I know what you mean, LaVerne. There are still a couple I need/want to read. Thanks. Hope you enjoy!

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  16. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. Loved, loved, loved this story, Brenda. Happy hopping.

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  18. Think this is my second fav to Honey....thanks Brenda!

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    1. Why thank you, Nancy. This was a fun one to write.

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  19. Drum roll...The winners of the grand prizes are:

    Gus' door prize of a TWRP Mug goes to...Calisa Rhose for her comment on Jannine Gallant's post.

    The $25 publisher's prize TWRP gift card goes to...bn100 for her comment on Sylvie Kaye's post.

    And the $50 authors' prize TWRP gift card goes to...Debby(236) for her comment on Donna Michaels' post.

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  20. Thanks for having the hop. I like these blog hops since I get introduced to a lot of authors I have yet to read.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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