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Guest Blogger: Cat Johnson
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Thank you to Delilah for inviting me to pop in today and thanks to all of you for stopping by during what is a very busy holiday season. This year the season has been a bit different for me. While most people are making plans for New Years Eve and penning their soon to be broken resolutions for 2011, I find myself anticipating something else—the start of a new PBR season (that’s Professional Bull Riders not Pabst Blue Ribbon for you non-fans. LOL)

Perhaps it’s that my Twitter follow list over the past year has become filled with bull riders, stock contractors, ropin’ rodeo cowboys, and fellow cowboy-lovers from all over the world. And in this world, which a few years ago was quite foreign to a New York girl like me, we (me included) are counting down not to New Years, but instead to the opening day of the 2011 season which kicks off at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Friday, January 7th. I’ve got my tickets and am waiting as anxiously as the rest.

How did I, a born and bred suburbanite, get hooked on bull riding and cowboys? It started out of necessity. I was writing a book about rodeo cowboys a few years ago and was forced (ha, real hardship there!) to consult with real live cowboys for research as well as watch anything I could find about the sport on TV. It’s apparently addicting, both the cowboys and the sport, and now I’m hooked on both, book research or not. But it’s not just me who is easily addicted. A reviewer recently wrote that reading one of my Studs in Spurs series books made her want to watch bull riding and one of my readers bought tickets to a PBR event after reading my book. The love of cowboys proves universal!

Anyway, Friday night, January 7th, when my friends join me at MSG (they got me and themselves tix as my Christmas gift), we’ll see if I can get them hooked as well. There will be lots of questions because they are more suburban that I—at least I own horses while all they own are prints of horses for their walls—but I’m ready for them. After all these years of research for my bull rider series, I can quote the announcers and analyze the rides with the best of them.

I’ve included a short blurb from my newest bull riding cowboy book. I dare you not to fall in love with him!

Happy New Year and Happy Reading to you all and Let’s Buck!
Cat Johnson

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What happens in Vegas…sometimes follows you home.

Studs in Spurs, Book 3

Pro bull rider Chase Reese knew things move faster than an eight-second ride in Las Vegas. He just never expected to be driving home with a national championship under his belt and a wedding band on his left hand with no clue how it got there.

Yet he can’t complain about the stripper bride beside him. From the moment his buddies bought him a lap dance from her, her trembles told him there was more to her than stiletto heels.

Leesa Santiago has met the perfect guy. Her timing couldn’t be worse though. If it was just their explosive sex, she could walk away. But from the moment her lap dance brought her this close to his baby blues, she was hooked. She can’t lie that she couldn’t be happier to bear his name—or guiltier that she’s using it and his Oklahoma farm to hide out from mob hit men.

That’s before Chase’s family gets involved. And his determination to do the right thing pushes her to do the one thing that will keep him safe. Break his heart.
Do cowboy boots mix with stripper heels? And can a love that started out on the wrong foot end up on the right one? That’s the risk you take waking up in Vegas.

Warning: Contains one happy-ending lap dance that will make you squirm, some pretty hot sex between two strangers who also happen to be married to each other, and a huge surprise conclusion.

Find more information about Cat’s other Studs in Spurs series eBook and paperbacks featuring hot bull riding cowboys at: Cat’s Website and Samhain Publishing

10 comments to “Guest Blogger: Cat Johnson”

  1. Fedora
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 11:18 am · Link

    Yummy, Cat! Thanks for the excerpt, and very fun to hear how you’re building relationships and fans across many sections of the population! :D



  2. Barbara
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Another awesome addition to this series. You really can’t help but fall for Chase, great character! Will be looking forward to your next book :-P



  3. Brandy W
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm · Link

    All of that research has definitely paid off. I adore your cowboys. I have some of you military men waiting for me as well.



  4. Sandie
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Great blurb and a fantastic story, Cat. I’ve read and loved it, and can’t wait for the next one.

    Sandie



  5. Lisa J
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm · Link

    This one sounds great, I’ll have to check out the series.



  6. Cat Johnson
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Wow, look at all those comments.

    Thanks, all. So glad you like my cowboys. And yes, as I announced yesterday, there will be a book 4 so you haven’t seen the last of Chase and the rest of the guys.

    Cat



  7. Diane Sadler
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      · December 29th, 2010 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Chase sounds very interesting and so does Leesa. I’ll look up your website for the rest of the series.



  8. Virginia E
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      · December 30th, 2010 at 4:29 am · Link

    Ah, another PBR fan! Have fun at the Garden. It’s a bit too much of a commute for my budget. I’m another city girl that got hooked by accident. I caught their broadcasts back in the very early years and I’ve been following them ever since.

    So, who’s your favorite bull? I know better than to get into a discussion about favorite riders.



  9. Cat Johnson
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      · December 30th, 2010 at 7:27 am · Link

    Hahaha, Virginia! You are right that the bulls are far less controversial to discuss. I do love Chicken on a Chain, mainly because he Tweets with us online! I also have a special place in my heart for an east coast bull named MySpace because I got to pet him at the Mohegan Sun event in Connecticut and he was so sweet and gentle in the pen when I scratched his nose, then proceeded to dump all the riders in the dirt in the arena.

    Thanks for your comment, Virginia

    And thanks to Diane too for stopping by. Yes, please do check out my site. There are some free reads there connected to this series.

    Cat



  10. LORETTA
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      · December 30th, 2010 at 5:16 pm · Link

    I like this so I’m buying it.

    loretta

    lbcanton@verizon.net



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