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2 days/2 reasons to buy it now!
Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Remember, you have to post to be in the running for one of the prizes!! And today, I’m playing at Ellora’s Cave. If you can’t make it to the chatter’s loop, I’ll be in a live chat room at 11:00 AM CST. Stop by and ask me anything you like. Email me for details!

All my “Texas” books take place in and around a little town called “Honkytonk.” Yes, it’s a fictitious town, but it’s a place I’m really familiar with. I lived in a small Texas town, taught school in another small Texas town, so I know what it’s like.

Honkytonk’s the kind of place where everyone knows your business. It’s hard to hide secrets, and once a man breaks his bond with another person, he’ll have to work like hell to regain his reputation. It’s the kind of town some men might move to if they desire to sink deep roots.

The heroes in Down in Texas all live on ranches outside of Honkytonk. In the next volume, Texas Men, the heroes live in or play inside the city limits.

In southwest Texas, the sun carves lines in a man or woman’s face no amount of sunscreen can protect you from. The critters can be lethal—rattlesnakes, cougars (rare these days), black bears, feral pigs (I could tell you a story or two about rednecks hunt them–but it would turn your hair white). Everything’s bigger in Texas, in case you’ve never heard, but it definitely applies to bugs. I’ve chased tarantulas, wolf spiders, six-inch centipedes and walking sticks out of the house. But scorpions have to be the freakiest—nothing kills them but a heavy shoe.

So you might wonder why a woman would like to live in a place like that? Where do you think real men live? :wink:

23 comments to “2 days/2 reasons to buy it now!”

  1. Cheryl McInnis
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 7:02 am · Link

    Oh dear, Delilah -you just about had me convinced that I should pack up and move to Texas and turn my hubby into a sexy cowboy, but giant spiders and scorpions!
    The thing I love most about living in eastern Canada is the lack of large, creepy insects~ I think I’ll stick to reading about the sexy Texas men thanks!!!LOL



  2. crystal adkins
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 7:41 am · Link

    *Sigh* probably somewhere far far away lol! You know I would have to agree when I think rugged real types of men, I do think TX :)



  3. Sue A.
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 8:30 am · Link

    I think what I like so much about cowboys is the way honest work shapes their physique as opposed to men who spent too much time in the weight room and end up top heavy.



  4. Jolene
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 8:36 am · Link

    I would love to live around all those cowboys.. i have family in Texas.. but i could never deal with the nasty critters you have.. and im a North Iowa gal.. the heat would do me in..lol..



  5. Fedora
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 9:32 am · Link

    LOL! I imagine small-town living has its own pluses and minuses! If a small town had these cowboys to recommend it though, that sure sounds pretty convincing!



  6. Ali
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 10:32 am · Link

    Huh, you have a point ;) I haven’t found any in Houston… might have to look outside the city limits, lol



  7. Tamara Bennington
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 11:53 am · Link

    Delilah,
    Two more days! Congratulations to all of the winners :)



  8. Cathy M
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 12:35 pm · Link

    No creepy-crawly critters for me either. But I’d probably put up with a quick visit for a view of some sinfully studly cowboys.



  9. Lexee
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I am soo going to have to go get this book. I love cowboys and you are just making it sound better and better.



  10. Karin
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 12:52 pm · Link

    While the bugs make me want to stay away, if I could find me a man like the three in the book, going to Texas might just be worth it. :wink:



  11. Darby Lohrding
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Delilah,
    I love the sun and the cowboys…..I currently live in a small town and that is the only thing your book and I have in common, the highlights of your town are certaintly missing in mine!!
    Talk to you soon,
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com



  12. Mitzi
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 1:02 pm · Link

    I don’t much like the critters, but I think if I had a big strong handsome cowboy to help defend me from them….I could deal with that.

    Mitzi



  13. Margie
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Only two more days! Can’t wait….!



  14. Jane
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 2:47 pm · Link

    I would love to meet a real cowboy someday.



  15. Brandy Walker
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 3:18 pm · Link

    You make it sound so appealing. :ohh:



  16. Deidre
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Oh, they live everywhere of course.

    Deidre



  17. BreiaB
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 4:08 pm · Link

    As long as I have a hot man to protect me I can live in Texas. Theres nothing wrong with calling him to take care of the creepy crawlies.



  18. Pamk
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 6:40 pm · Link

    yesh spiders are so not my thing. Only good one is a dead one. lol. And i really prefer someone else to kill them



  19. Sheila
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 7:48 pm · Link

    It’s hard to find any real cowboys here.:( But I can meet them in Down in Texas and live off your dream for a couple of hours.:)



  20. Melissa Conatser
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm · Link

    I have been out of town and missed the last couple days. Just barely made it here for this one!
    My dream is to visit the west. I live in Kentucky and the farthest west I have been is Paducah, KY. So, my dream state is Montana, but Texas is right up there with it, especially after all this!

    Melissa



  21. kh
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      · October 26th, 2008 at 11:17 pm · Link

    in montana



  22. Lindsey Ekland
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      · October 27th, 2008 at 10:06 am · Link

    I think a broom can be more useful than a shoe. All critters belong outside. Would like to visit Texas but would miss the mountains to much.



  23. Jennifer Y.
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      · October 27th, 2008 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this book…I love cowboys!