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Flashback: Texas Cowboys — The Cowboy & the Widow (Contest — 2 Winners!)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

UPDATE: The winners are…Beverly and Pamela Reveal!

Maybe you only know me through my bounty hunter books or the Brotherhood Protector stories I sometimes write. I’ve been a full-time author for more years than I care to admit, so there’s more on my backlist if you’re interested in checking out my older titles. Plus, if you love a sexier story than I tend to write now, you’ll really dig these. Hot cowboys? Lava-hot sex? What’s not to love? Read the excerpt below and comment for a chance to win a free download of any one of my six Texas Cowboys stories. They’re available in eBook and gathered together in two print volumes.

Texas Cowboys Volume 1 Texas Cowboys Volume 2

Texas Cowboys: The Cowboy & the Widow

The Cowboy and the Widow

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Following her husband’s death, Maggie McDermott faces the onerous task of running the family ranch. She’s through mourning her husband and the children they never had. The problem? She doesn’t know the first thing about running a ranch, so she knows she needs a capable hand. When Daniel Tynan applies for the position, she’s flooded with guilty memories of the time she tempted the younger man.

Daniel is more than willing to show sweet Maggie the ropes. His gentle ways melt her heart, and his sensual passion burns away her inhibitions. He may be younger, but he’s not without the right kind of experience…

An excerpt from The Cowboy & the Widow

Danny Tynan was all grown up.

Maggie had noticed that fact right off. She’d hidden in the house like a coward when he arrived that morning, watching him through the curtains as Reggie greeted him with a handshake and a manly slap to his shoulders.

And such broad shoulders they were, too. Something else she’d noticed. He’d been tall as a teenager, all elbows and knobby knees, but anyone looking at him then would easily guess he’d grow into a handsome man.

He’d far exceeded her expectations.

Dark brown hair curled in careless, spiked waves around his head. Thick eyebrows shadowed blue eyes that could melt a woman’s heart in a single glance. Those features hadn’t changed.

What had changed took her breath away. He turned and stood with his back to her, feet braced apart. She took the opportunity that presented itself, letting her gaze embrace the breadth of his shoulders, the narrow indent of his lean waist, the small round globes of his buttocks, and thighs that looked sturdy and powerful…

If she’d thought him distracting when he was young, he was lethal to her peace of mind now.

Not that she’d ever acted on her attraction when he’d stayed at the ranch all those years ago. Although she’d entertained lurid fantasies where she’d played teacher to his youthful sexual education, she’d studiously ignored his adoring glances. Still, she hadn’t been able to resist deepening their connection, by appealing to a young man’s endless appetite…

For food, that is. She’d always loved to bake. Used it when she needed to work out her problems—a kind of “kitchen” therapy that soothed her restlessness when she hammered a slab of steak or kneaded a loaf of bread.

And she’d needed that release during the years of her marriage to Douglas. For while her husband had been ideal in many ways, he’d left her unfulfilled in two.

The man had never given her an orgasm, had never even realized the need to provide her passion. He’d provided her a roof, a purpose, given her a home to transform into her own haven.

Not a handsome man, he’d still managed to impress her when he’d begun to court her. Promising her comfort, protection—family. Something she’d craved since she’d been left alone in the world.

And although he’d tried to fulfill the promise of giving her a family, that was another hole he’d left in her life. He’d been sterile. When they’d discovered the fact, he no longer thought it necessary to use her body. What was the point?

When Danny Tynan came to the ranch, she’d met a good-looking boy, about to be a man, and a very sexual creature—if the state of his bedding was any indication.

Perhaps the hormones raging in his young body had affected her, for she began to feel those stirrings again. The ones her husband’s neglect had buried. She’d felt shame for her feelings, for the yearnings that tempted her to leave open a button or two at the top of her blouse to tempt him to peer inside her shirt, to wear shorter shorts to feel his glance rake the length of her legs.

That was as far as she’d allowed it to go, because she hadn’t trusted herself to do the right thing.

Now, he was back. More of a temptation than ever.

18 comments to “Flashback: Texas Cowboys — The Cowboy & the Widow (Contest — 2 Winners!)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · December 13th, 2022 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Great snippet! 🙂

  2. Beverly
    · December 13th, 2022 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Oh My God….wow!!! How did I ever miss these stories. I love Cowboys, especially hot, sexy ones. And, this one sounds real fine…I need to check these out….

  3. Peggy
    · December 13th, 2022 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Well..I need to cool off now…it’s gonna be a good read..can’t wait

  4. Charlene Whitehouse
    · December 13th, 2022 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Omg absolutely this. The covers are so sexy.

  5. Pansy Petal
    · December 13th, 2022 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I think the first series I read of yours was Lone Star Lovers. Loved it! I seem to have missed Texas Cowboys. Will have to work on that. But I do know I have been reading you for a long, long time too. This book sounds particularly interesting. So many books!

  6. Eileen McCall
    · December 13th, 2022 at 9:24 pm · Link

    I do love cowboys!

  7. bn100
    · December 14th, 2022 at 12:21 am · Link

    nice excerpt

  8. kathy
    · December 14th, 2022 at 4:10 am · Link

    Sounds like a perfect cowboy story, loved the excerpt.

  9. Debra Guyette
    · December 14th, 2022 at 5:47 am · Link

    Thanks. I enjoyed the excerpt and the cover.

  10. Stephanie
    · December 14th, 2022 at 9:54 am · Link

    Can I have a cowboy for Christmas, please!!😀

  11. Pamela Reveal
    · December 16th, 2022 at 1:37 am · Link

    Draws you in. Starts you off wanting more and I cant wait to read. Characters are awesome and their journey is going to be hot but difficult lol

  12. Delaine McLafferty
    · December 16th, 2022 at 3:29 pm · Link

    I really need to read the whole thing. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  13. Stacey Kinzebach
    · December 18th, 2022 at 11:14 am · Link

    Oh my now I need to read the whole thing.

  14. Pamela
    · December 19th, 2022 at 5:33 pm · Link

    I love me some Cowboys lol
    But honestly love reading your books
    Thank you

  15. Sue Payton
    · December 21st, 2022 at 7:51 am · Link

    Sounds like an hot read. Haven’t read this series.

  16. Mary McCoy
    · December 21st, 2022 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Nice excerpt, needed some heat right now.

  17. Delilah
    · December 22nd, 2022 at 7:12 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone who commented! And I love that so many of you didn’t know about the stories. I hope you’ll give them a read!

    The winners of a download of any Texas Cowboys story they want are…Beverly and Pamela Reveal!

    Ladies, email me with your choice at!

  18. Charlene Whitehouse
    · December 22nd, 2022 at 7:57 am · Link


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