Spend the 4th of July Deep in Cowboy Country With Randi Alexander’s New Release, All Hat No Cattle…
Last summer, my hubby and I were invited to South Dakota by a rancher friend to enjoy the Black Hills Roundup, a four-day rodeo in the historic western South Dakota town of Belle Fourche. Deep in cowboy country.
My new release, All Hat No Cattle, came from the wonderful experience we had that long 4th of July weekend. The cattle drive down Main Street was fascinating, the ranch rodeo had events different from those at any rodeo I’d ever seen, and the next three days of PRC rodeo, held in an outdoor arena, was exciting and fun. The bulls were rank, and during the first two PRC rodeos, only one rider lasted eight seconds.
The town goes all-out, with music, a carnival, and one of the best parades I’ve ever seen. If you ever get the chance to attend the Black Hills Roundup, you have to go. It’s situated in one of the most beautiful and historic sections of the US, with Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Custer State Park, and Badlands National Park being just a few of the attractions. And if you’ve never driven through Needles Highway, put that on your bucket list!
All Hat No Cattle is one of the Red Hot and BOOM! stories, and is only $.99 for almost 75 pages of hot cowboy romance. I hope you enjoy the book!
It’s Independence Day, and Harper Johansen is at the rodeo in South Dakota on business. While she’s deep in cowboy territory, she’s hoping to meet a real cowboy—one who shares her dreams for the future. Shaw Donahue, tall and sexy in his cowboy hat, jeans, and boots, could be that man, and Harper quickly falls for his seductive charm. Until he tells her he’s a roughneck.
Shaw can’t believe his luck. Harper is an accomplished, intelligent businesswoman, and she’s beautiful, sexy, and willing. Until she learns he’s working the local oil field. Before he can explain the reason he’s roughnecking, she pushes him away, telling him they can only be friends. He doesn’t fit into her plans. With four days of rodeo ahead of them, can Shaw convince Harper to value a man for more than his cattle?
Break out the fireworks and get ready to kick off your summer with this HOT new collection of stories. All Hat No Cattle is part of the Red Hot and BOOM! multi-author series (stands alone for reading enjoyment)
Excerpt from All Hat No Cattle…
Standing in the shadowed parking lot next to Harper’s car, Shaw’s muscles tensed, wanting to pull her close. But he had to be sure he was interpreting her words correctly. “So, you’re sayin’ you want to give us a chance, right?”
A laugh burst from her and she leaned back on her car. “Lord, I’m so bad at this. I’m not telling you goodbye, I’m trying to say I want to be more than friends.”
Warmth cocooned his heart. “Oh yeah? What made you change your mind?”
Her eyes turned soft, misty. “You’re a good man, Shaw. I want to know you better, see if what I’m feeling for you right now is something that can grow into…more.”
Shaw didn’t move. This was the opening he’d been waiting for, but he didn’t want to rush it. “Don’t think that I’m not willing, because I am, Harper. I’m into you, deep as a man can get. But I don’t want to wake up tomorrow alone, finding out you’ve changed your mind again.”
Over his shoulder, the first sparkles of fireworks glowed. She stepped closer and put both her hands on his waist. “Forgive me? I got confused there for a while. Things were muzzy and just felt wrong when I tried to be your friend. Now, wanting you in my life, everything’s clear and true.”
His lips curved upward and he found it hard to take in breath. “You don’t know how glad I am to hear that.” He set his hands on her shoulders.
She shivered under his palms.
“Do you want to go someplace and talk for a while?” He wanted to grab her, pull her in, haul her somewhere and make love to her, but she deserved his respect and restraint.
“We’ll go to my room, Shaw Donahue, but there won’t be much talkin’ going on.” She gave him a wicked smile. “At least not until tomorrow morning, over breakfast.”
Read the first chapter HERE
Thanks for hosting me, Delilah!
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”