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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guest Blog: Adele Downs: A Cowboy Heart is True

The iconic American cowboy has made a huge comeback in books, on the big screen, and on television. Hunks like Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels; Robert Taylor, Bailey Chase and Lou Diamond Phillips from Longmire; and Tim Oliphant from Justified offer their unique spin on the western hero in each outstanding episode.

I love to watch these alpha males solve problems and restore order in the name of justice after mayhem strikes. They are fallible and often difficult and aloof, but they never falter in the belief system that defines them. Men fear them, women want them, and everyone admires them. A cowboy can be hard to love, but once he gives his heart away, he’s forever true.

In the spirit of the iconic American cowboy, I created Treymont Woods, my first western hero. KISSING HER COWBOY is a Lunchbox Romance from Boroughs Publishing and my new release. I hope you enjoy this .99 short story.

A Lunchbox Romance Short Story
Only .99 from Boroughs Publishing!

A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

Treymont Woods is forced to take light duty work around Breezy Meadows Ranch after a rodeo accident. While Trey’s body heals, he offers riding lessons to Houston locals on the greatest horse that ever lived, Big Blue. When police officer Daisy Phillips arrives for her first session, sparks fly. But her invisible wounds run deep, making it hard for her to form connections. KISSING HER COWBOY is the story of two broken people who heal on the road to their happily ever after.

Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has presented workshops for writers. When she isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

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Sandy said...

Hi Adele,

Congratulations on your 'Readers Choice Nomination,' and good luck.

I started to get hooked on Longmire this last season. Who doesn't like a great cowboy?

Adele Downs said...

Hi Sandy!

Thanks for the congrats on the Reader's Choice Nomination at Love Romances Cafe for SANTA TO THE RESCUE. The nomination for Best Man in Uniform goes to my firefighter hero Jamey Tucker. I'm thrilled!

I hope readers also like KISSING HER COWBOY and my cowboy hero Treymont Woods. This short story was a pleasure to write and I'm happy to visit RB4U to share this new release.


Nicole Morgan said...

Ooohh do I see a cowboy?! YUM! :)

Thanks for visiting with us today, Adele! And major congrats on your Readers Choice nomination!

Shared! :)

Adele Downs said...

Thanks so much, Nicole! I hope more readers discover my cowboy!


Tina Donahue said...

Congrats on your Readers Choice Nomination and your newest romance, Adele!! The guy is soooooo hot. :)

Renee Vincent said...

Congrats to you on the Reader's Choice nomination and what a hot looking read! Love that sexy cover, Adele!

jean hart stewart said...

Always wanted a convertible! congratulations on the awards...

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Adele! You know how I like my Longmire.

And I'm so glad Sandy reminded me-congratulations on your LRC nomination! so happy for you, sweetie.

Paris said...


Congratulations on your Readers Choice nomination at LRC and best of luck! Can't wait for Longmire to return. Cowboys are a big favorite of mine and I loved your new short story, KISSING HER COWBOY:)

Adele Downs said...

Wow, thanks for all the wonderful words of support!

I appreciate your kudos and kindness Tina, Renee, Jean, Vicki, Paris. You gals rock. When I started writing contemporary romance under my new pen name, I wasn't sure how things would go. So far, I'm happy.



Cara Marsi said...

Adele, congratulations on your LRC Readers' Choice nomination. It's well-deserved. I loved Santa to the Rescue. And I also loved Kissing the Cowboy. The cover for Cowboy so hot!

Mary Preston said...

A big congratulations!!

There is something very special about cowboys. Glad to see/read more of them.

Melissa Keir said...

I remember the older cowboys like Hoss and Little Joe, Heath, and Matt Dillon. <3

All the best with your latest release!

Rose Anderson said...

Congratulations on Reader's Choice Adele! Thanks for joining us today.

Adele Downs said...

Thank you for your support, Cara. I'm so glad you enjoy my books. Your enthusiasm means so much.

Thanks to Mary, Melissa, and Rose too! I appreciate you stopping by and offering your congrats.


ELF said...

Hi Adele!
Congrats on the nomination, Jamey is a yummy character!

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