Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Guest Author Jaci Burton on Cowboys and Chaps

Winner: Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I've run the random number generator and the winner of the book is: Spav! Congratulations!

I'm delighted to have Jaci guesting on the blog today. I had a chance to read
Bound, Branded & Brazen early and it was oh-so-good! Sexy and wicked and hot, Jaci knows how to write cowboys!

Jaci's also giving away a copy of the book, so leave a comment by 6pm March 10th, 2010 (New Zealand time) to enter.

Please welcome Jaci to the blog everyone!!


It’s Not The Chaps That Make A Cowboy Sexy
Jaci Burton

I’ve
always wanted to write a ranch story. But I’m definitely not a historical romance writer. I bow down to those authors who can write authentic western historical romance. Elizabeth Lowell wrote the best western historical romance series ever. Read the “Only” series if you haven’t yet. Yummmm. Me, I’m stuck firmly in contemporary land. But those sexy cowboys with wrangler jeans and chaps and boots and Stetson hats? Rowrrr. No reason to go back in time to grab one of those. Have you seen the rodeo lately?

My story, Bound, Branded & Brazen, doesn’t take place at the rodeo, but my cowboys, Mason, Gage and Walker are just as sexy. And okay, it might be the way they seat a horse, or that scruff of a beard across their jaw, or the way the cowboy hat tilts low across their forehead shadowing their eyes that makes you want to swoon just a little. And it could be the way their Wranglers fit their oh so perfectly work honed bodies that make your mouth go dry.

But it’s more than looks that make cowboys sexy, at least my cowboys. It’s their honor, their integrity, the way they seem to know exactly what their woman needs—even if sometimes she doesn’t know it herself. It’s their touch, their kiss, the warmth of their bodies, the way their man looks at them in a way no man ever has before. It’s the protectiveness he shows his woman so she knows he won’t let anything bad happen to her. It’s knowing that no matter what happens their man will stand by them that give our ranch women the strength they need to handle anything that comes their way. It’s knowing he can stand strong in a whipping storm or a raging prairie fire, handle frightened horses and stampeding cattle without flinching, it’s that death defiance of the elements that makes our hearts beat a little faster because our cowboys have what it takes to get the job done. And at the end of a grueling day he’ll climb into bed with the heroine and still have the stamina to get the other job done—romancing his woman until her toes curl.

I hope you enjoy Bound Branded & Brazen. I’m offering up a copy to one commenter here. Huge thanks to Nalini, who’s all kinds of awesome, for letting me drop in today!

Thanks for guesting with us today, Jaci!

45 comments :

MinnChica said...

Looks great! Can't wait to check it out. I <3 coyboys, nummy

Shiloh Walker said...

Congrats on the release, Jaci!


I do appreciate a man in a pair of wranglers... *G* What woman doesn't?

(don't enter me...)

Scorpio M. said...

I am a Jaci fan, recently finished Riding On Instinct (Hot! and touched such a tender spot in me) and have the anthology, Laced With Desire, up next. BBB has been getting great reviews, sounds like another winner.

PeppyPilotGirl said...

I'm all for work-honed bodies and honor... does it for me every time!

;) droool...

Christine M. said...

There's definitely more to sexy cowboys than hats, chaps and boots! It's also an attitude and a hot bod! *winks*

Jennifer M said...

Sounds great. Just your description of why you love cowboys has me itching to read it.

jeanette8042 said...

Congrats on the release! The book looks and sounds awesome!

Jen said...

Congratulations! Sounds great.

mariska said...

Count me in ! i love to read Jaci's great works :)

ChiChai Hana said...

It looks greats--can't wait to pick it up. Thanks Jaci!

Shannon said...

Hi Jaci!

Book looks good, I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!

-Shannon

Eshani said...

Two of my favorite authors in one place ;)
Congratulations on the release Jaci, and your description of the cowboys sounds like my idea of an ideal man :)

Becky said...

Great post! I have read the "Only" series and that was a great series. Your "Bound, Branded & Brazen" book sounds like a great book. I love your description of a cowboy.

Sue A. said...

Jaci you're spot on your reasons for why we love cowboys. I like the quiet calm strength of cowboys. Men of few words but men of action.

Lorna W. said...

Cannot wait to read this book!

ES said...

Looking forward to reading this book!!

Lisa F. said...

I love Jaci's books and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Congrats on the release.

Ang from Oz said...

Who doesn't love Cowboys!!

Looks like a great read! I will add it to my wish list! ;)
Congrats on the release Jaci!

Spav said...

It looks awesome. Congrats on the release!

Dana said...

I do have a certain (huge) weakness for cowboys. Don't show me a man in a cowboy hat unless you have no use for me for the duration of his presence. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

vi said...

I really liked Wild, Wicked and Wanton so I cannot wait to read this one! I am also a big fan of alliteration;)

NiNi said...

Wow GREAt explanation of why we live cowboys!! That got me interested for sure!!! *swooning*

Fuarie Ai said...

I sure luvs me a sexy cowboy! Thanks for joining us Jaci

Collette said...

You're gonna give me flashbacks--I was engaged to a bullrider in my long-gone youth!

And I love Jaci's books--I reread Nothing Personal every six months or so--it's like comfort.

Vero H said...

The book sounds fantastic, I would love to win this book

Julie said...

Mmm cowboys♥. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ina said...

Hi Jaci!
everytime I read one of your descpritions of your book I feel the need to read it immediately *sigh*
greetings, Ina

Beth D. said...

Sounds intriguing!

Anneela said...

Cowboys..swoon! They're just timeless. :)

Melissa said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to check it out for free!

Jaci Burton said...

Howdy everyone and thanks again to Nalini for having me!

Love your comments, and there are always cowboy fans lurking around ;-)

Thank you all for the congrats on the release of Bound Branded & Brazen! I'm really thrilled about the book. It was such a fun book to write and do love all my cowboys and the women who give them a hard time. Heh.

Thanks to everyone for being here!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Jaci. Your book sounds wonderful. I love cowboys. :)

Ingrid J said...

If anyone took a good hard look at my bookcase they may find a pattern...cowboys :) I grew up on a farm, where wranglers, boots and hats were everyday wear, but there was always that one guy that made you go mmmmmmm...
Can't wait to read this one! Congrats Jaci!

Patti said...

I have to be honest, I've kind of avoided Cowboy romances, but my oh my you've definitely piqued my interest! Bring 'em on!!!

Heather said...

Sexy cowboys, YES! Count me in.

Diane said...

I'm checking out your book at the bookstore today Jaci

tetewa said...

Congrats on the release, sounds good!

KJsGrrl said...

oh oh! pick me! :) I love a man in a hat.

kelbar77 said...

Pick me!

chey said...

Hi Jaci,
This book sound like one I want to read!

Dino Rubio said...

I love cowboys! can't wait to read it.

Lynnette said...

The book sounds great. Count me in. Would love to read it.

becky Jean said...

This book looks fantastic! Congrats on the new release :)

I have a quick question, if we are allowed to ask. Jaci, do you design the covers for your books? Do you pick the models? Just curious :) Thanks!

Nalini Singh said...

Winner: Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I've run the random numbers and the winner of the book is: Spav! Congratulations!

Spav said...

Thanks for the book!