Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Theme Songs on the Texas Cowboys Blog Tour with Linda Broday & Carolyn Brown (#Giveaway)

They are tough, hard working, and have the manners their mama gave them. Is it no wonder that readers are in love with the ultimate hero — cowboys. Today we’ve got Western romance authors Carolyn Brown and Linda Broday to introduce their newest ranchin’ heroes — by picking the perfect country western song to describe these cowboys. Take it away ladies!

Carolyn Brown: 
Country music plays a big part in The Trouble with Texas Cowboys since Sawyer and Jill spend most of their evenings running the bar for her Aunt Polly. Sawyer’s first thought when Jill was standing there with a shot gun trained on his chest was “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” by Travis Trett. Although Jill doesn’t say so in the book, I feel sure she’d describe Sawyer by humming, “Doin’ What She Likes” by Blake Shelton. The lyrics say that she likes it when he runs his fingers through her long hair and when he sings her old silly songs and throws in words where they don’t belong. And that she likes it when he tells her how good she looks in them blue jeans and holding her all night. I don’t know if Blake had Sawyer in mind when he sang this song but it could be the theme song if they ever made The Trouble with Texas Cowboys into a movie.

Linda Broday: 
Rancher Cooper Thorne, the oldest of his blood brothers, is the hero in Texas Mail Order Bride. He's the founder of the Battle Creek Bachelors Club and has vowed to never marry because of his horrific past. He’s happy being a bachelor or so he tells himself.

The country western song that aptly describes him is "Desperado" by the Eagles. The song says, “Oh, you’re a hard one but I know you got your reasons. These things that are pleasin’ you can hurt you somehow.” But the line in the song that really gets to the heart and soul of Cooper Thorne is, “Your prison is walkin’ through this world all alone.” He’s a man who yearns for a wife and family but knows if he lets that happen that it’ll destroy him. He’s got his father’s killer blood running through his veins and he’ll not take a chance on a child of his having it too. He’s determined that the violent cycle will end with him. So he denies the thing he most wants, telling himself that it’s for the best, the way it has to be. Everyone has crosses to bear and Cooper’s is heavier than most. He has only to look at the scars on his back to remember that all things come with a price. But taking a chance on not tainting the blood of a child of his is one that is too high to pay. Yet when Delta Dandridge arrives on the stagecoach, he discovers the hope that is lodged in his heart. Maybe she can help rid him of the painful grip of his past. I hope you’ll try Texas Mail Order Bride and if you like it, look for Twice a Texas Bride coming in May. Happy Reading!

21898341The Trouble with Texas Cowboys 
(Burnt Boot, Texas #2)
by Carolyn Brown
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402296088
When Sawyer O'Donnell takes a ranch job on a whim, he lands smack dab in the middle of a Texas-sized feud! The Gallaghers and the Brennans are at each other's throats to woo the red-headed spitfire, Jill Cleary, and stake a claim for the Fiddle Creek Ranch.

Jill makes Sawyer's blood boil. They argue, they banter, but Sawyer soon goes from being driven crazy to crazy in love. Damned if he knows how that happened. But now that it has, how does he compete with two men that can give this cowgirl a lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams?

Author Biography
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with more than sixty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. Carolyn was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, make their home. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young,

21897502Texas Mail Order Bride 
(Bachelors of Battle Creek #1)
by Linda Broday
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492602817
It was strange how a day could go south quicker than a steam locomotive on a downhill slope...

Rancher Cooper Thorne thinks his life is finally on an even keel. But when mail-order bride Delta Dandridge steps off the stagecoach and claims he sent for her, he scrambles to set her straight. The tempestuous woman makes him see red and also challenges all his vows to remain a bachelor. It turns out Delta Dandridge is going to set Cooper Thorne straight about a few things...

Author Biography
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda Broday writes western historical romance. She lives in the Texas Panhandle on the Llano Estacado where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. She’s always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to her these men and women embody strength. Her desire to keep history alive is what drives her to write unforgettable characters.

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  1. Both books look great! I love country music, too! Desperado was one of my favorite songs from the 70's!

  2. I like the choices of music for these two books. I had to go to Amazon to hear Travis Trett's song because it was unfamiliar to me. But I was already very familiar with and fond of the Eagle's song, Desperado. Both are "right on" for the subjects of the two books. Thanks for the interesting post! jdh2690@gmail.vom


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