Monday, May 30, 2011

Cowboys? Randi Alexander's got 'em! A giveaway, too!

New Release and Book Giveaway!

Thank you for having me as a guest today. Like Cerise, I enjoy writing cowboy erotic romances, and I love reading them as well. But why do so many erotic romances feature cowboys?

We usually think of the physical characteristics of a cowboy first; the muscles and the hat, the boots and the strong jaw. Well worn jeans and eyes that could cut steel if he's riled up…or melt a heart when he's charming. A deep voice and an intimate drawl that sends skitters up a lady's spine. And then there are all the fun accessories a cowboy uses, like whips and ropes.

And that's all good and sexy, but there's more to the mystique. In my opinion, a cowboy is the strong, silent type who prefers to keep himself under control, emotionally and physically. He possesses an inherent virility that makes him the perfect romantic hero, and the perfect catch for a spunky heroine.

He's a gentleman, first and foremost, and protects what's his, and will even help protect what isn't his, if asked. A strong sense of right and wrong guides him in everything he does.

A cowboy needs patience and a firm hand to spend long hours riding herd on livestock, or training horses, or climbing on a rank bull for that eight second ride. And those traits come in handy when he's set his sights on seducing his woman. Patience, because he knows he'll get what he wants, no matter how long it takes and how much persuasion she requires. And a firm hand in the bedroom to assure her pleasure…as well as his own.

I hope I've captured the true essence of the cowboy in my hero, Chase, from my new release, Chase and Seduction Here's a blurb and an excerpt to give you a taste--or a nibble, as Cerise says.

Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.

Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

EXCERPT: Over 18 only

“Woman! Don’t make me come after you!”

Reno straightened, showing him her profile. “You could never catch me, old man.”

“Old?” Chase leapt to his feet, and she jerked, dropping the flower. “I’ll show you old.” He stalked toward her.

She let out a shriek and bolted in the opposite direction, laughing crazily.

He took a hop, then ran hard and fast, and was upon her in seconds. Grabbing her around the waist, he lifted her off her feet. “There’s no getting away from me, Reno.”

She slapped at his hands. “Let me go, you evil letch.”

He released her, only to grab one wrist, bend and grab her opposite knee, and lift her over his shoulder in a fireman’s carry, her warm skin rubbing against his, kindling a fire in each nerve she touched.

She squealed and laughed. “Chase, you put me down.”

Dominating her this way sent a rush of desire through him, and her weight felt like a feather as he strode back to their blanket. Reaching up, he swatted her behind. “You hush now.”

Her indrawn breath was followed by a soft moan. Then she asked, “And if I don’t hush?”

To celebrate the release of Chase and Seduction, I'm giving away, to one lucky *commenter, an e-copy of my novella Her Cowboy Stud. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow. *Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.

I'm also giving away a cowgirl hat to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my website, RandiAlexander.com And while you're there, you can read the first chapter of Chase and Seduction.

Good luck, and thank you!

Randi

RandiAlexander.com

WildAndWickedCowboysBlog

Buy Chase and Seduction at The Wild Rose Press Wilder Roses

6 comments:

Randi Alexander said...

Happy Memorial Day! Hot and humid here, but I love it!

For anyone looking to purchase Chase and Seduction, The Wild Rose Press website is down for maintenance, but you can find it at DigiBooksCafe.com or Fictionwise.com

Thanks,
Randi

heather said...

This is probly the 4th excerpt I have read on 'Chase and Suduction' and I can't wait 2 read the whole book :)Thanks for sharing

Randi Alexander said...

Hi Heather, it was a lot of fun choosing excerpts to share. I hope you enjoy the book!

Jean P said...

Wow, I like the sound of this story. Off to check out where I can buy it.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Randi Alexander said...

Thanks, Jean, it looks like Wild Rose Press is back up and running today! Woo-hoo! Thanks for dropping by!

Randi Alexander said...

Congratulations Heather! You were chosen by random.org as the winner of my e-novella, Her Cowboy Stud. Please contact me at Randi@RandiAlexander.com to claim your prize.

Thank you, Cerise, for letting me take over your blog for a few days, and thanks to everyone who stopped by to read my post and comment.