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Guest Blogger: Myla Jackson (Contest)
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I’m on my way to LA for the RT convention. I won’t be back until Sunday. In the meantime, I have some fun guests lined up to keep you entertained. Don’t be shy about commenting! ~DD

I’ve blogged about Cowboys before and had so much fun with the Cowboy conversation starters, I thought I’d do it again on Delilah’s Blog.

First, what’s not to love about cowboys? Having lived in Texas, on a small 100-acre ranch outside of San Antonio, I know a little about cows—they’re dumber than dirt. I know a little about horses—just waving at them doesn’t stop them from running over you. I know a little about building fences—100 acres takes 9 months of weekends to completely fence, almost as painful as having a baby. We had the fortune of raising some exotic animals for a while in the form of ratites—I know, what’s a ratite? Think Ostrich, Emu and Rheas, those really big, flightless birds that are almost as dumb as cows. I learned a lot from the big birds. Ostriches can kick the crap out of you, Emus have a six-feet vertical jump and it hurts when they land on your head, and a Rhea male sits the eggs and doesn’t like it when you rob his nest.

I no longer live on that ranch—it was killing me to re-fence after every rain storm. After 14 years working it, we decided to try our hands as business owners in Arkansas. I miss the Texas hill country and the cowboys that came along with it. I always wanted my daughters to marry cowboys, but so far that hasn’t happened. And since I was already married when we moved to the Texas hill country, I didn’t get the opportunity to marry a cowboy myself, not that I mind having married the computer geek husband I have. He’s tough when it comes to trying his hand at ranching and he doesn’t give up.

However, IF I was single, here a few conversation starters I came up with for an encounter with a cowboy. Maybe one of you can use them since I’m already taken. Tell me what you think and if you have a few of your own, I’d love to hear them. Leave a conversation starter for a chance to win a download of FIT TO BE TIED or HONOR BOUND.

10. Bull riding or team roping?
9. Felt or straw cowboy hat?
8. Ever tipped a cow?
7. Skinny-dip or suit?
6. Saddle or bareback?
5. Where did you get your first kiss?
4. Candles or stars?
3. Ride much?
2. Do you sleep in the nude or with your boots on?
1. Do you own a pair of chaps?

I love to write about contemporary cowboys and cowboys of the old west. Check out SEX ED on Amazon. He’s a cowboy caught between a promise and a request he can’t ignore.

About Myla Jackson

Myla Jackson, aka Elle James, aka Delilah Devlin’s little sister. Woot!
Twenty years of livin’ and lovin’ on a South Texas ranch raising horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus left an indelible impression on Myla Jackson, one she likes to instill in her red-hot stories. Myla pens wildly sexy, fun adventures of all genres including historical westerns, medieval tales, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormal beasties of all shapes and sexy sizes. or spending time with her family. She lives in the tree-covered hills of Northwest Arkansas with her husband of 20+ years and her muses— the human-wanna-be canines—Chewy and Sweetpea. To learn more about Myla Jackson and her stories visit her website at http://www.mylajackson.com.

13 comments to “Guest Blogger: Myla Jackson (Contest)”

  1. Brandy W
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Okay how about…

    Is the hayloft really that comfortable?

    It seems sexy at the time until my brain goes on the ‘where did that piece of hay just stick me?’ track. I won’t be using any pick-up lines anytime soon either. 16 years married to the same man and I wouldn’t even know where to begin looking for a man.



  2. Myla Jackson
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 3:20 pm · Link

    Hi Brandy,
    Yeah, the hayloft sounds sexy, but the reality? Not so much!



  3. J
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 4:11 pm · Link

    I would love to live in Texas and have a couple of cowboys instead of Cinti. Also if it was hot romping in the creek would be nice. or on a blanket under the stars-where you can actually see them in texas



  4. Kim
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Ah, cowboys. I live in the NE, so we don’t have many cowboys, such a shame! However, I do LOVE your pick up lines. I think my favorite is “saddle or bareback?”
    Congrats on the launch (for both you and your sister) and enjoy RT!



  5. Fedora
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 5:20 pm · Link

    LOL! How fun, Myla! How about, “How are you at handling rope?”

    Congrats on your latest–they’re on the TBB!



  6. Virginia E
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Real life: So tell me about your buckle? and “What were/are you events?

    Note: these were more conversation starters than pickup lines.



  7. Jeanne Miro
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Hey cowboy, I’ve heard a guy can do that!

    (Saying loaned to me from my sister-in-law who lives in Baggs, Wyoming).

    PS – I promiosed to send her one of your cowboy books for giving me that saying!



  8. Marika Weber
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Do you have rope or do I need to bring mine?

    maw1725@gmail.com

    Have fun at RT and be safe……. :-P



  9. Jen B.
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 7:54 pm · Link

    “Chaps, not just for riding horses!” :lol:



  10. Myla Jackson
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Oh, you guys are great!. Loved the “Do you have rope or do I need mine?” All of the conversation starters were great. Now I wish I’d gone to RT. I’m sure I’d have seen one of those cover models dressed as a cowboy. I could have tried out one of the lines….Missing my sister Delilah and all the fun!



  11. Brenda Rupp
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 8:46 pm · Link

    In a drawllllll “Well hello there pretty lady”! Can’t you just see the tanned face, lean body, white teeth and the line with a smile? I can. That’s my best cowboy….

    I live in Michigan we don’t have cowboys, but would love to live in Texas, Montana, Wyoming, any of those. In face my hubby is looking for work and there is no state we won’t move to for the right money. The last person to leave Michigan can shut the door.



  12. Karen C
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      · April 6th, 2011 at 11:02 pm · Link

    I do live in Texas and I have seen some mighty fine cowboys! :wink: Myla, I love your conversation starters and the ones that were added, too, especially Marika’s.



  13. Delilah
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      · April 7th, 2011 at 4:18 am · Link

    Looks like you all had fun here yesterday! Thanks, sis, for taking over and doing it so well. :) I hope Sex Ed soars! You deserve it!