Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WHIP IT UP WEDNESDAY



                                                                                       

Greetings Everyone.  Haven't posted here for a bit but I have been keeping up with the posts.  It's been pretty hectic here in my house and probably will be until the new year. Hope those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving had a great time and those of you outside the USA hope you had fun too.  You probably didn't gain any weight, the way those of us that celebrated probably did.  Me.  I'm waiting a week to get on the scale - don't want those shocks.


No longer a work in progress but just released yesterday, I'm featuring The Star-Crossed Cowboy.  Here's a blurb and a little sample.

Starr Winslow of the Whispering Pines Ranch needs a ranch foreman.  So far, she hasn't been very successful in finding someone willing to take orders from a woman, and a young one at that.  Enter Jude Barlow.  He comes with his own baggage but knows he is just the person needed at Whispering Pines Ranch, in more ways than one.

Starr had Sundance all saddled and ready to ride when a dusty red pick-up pulled into the yard.  She watched as six feet of jean clad legs stepped out of the cab.  Seriously, he had to be at least a foot taller than her, and she was 5’5.  His hat was pulled down over his face so from her distance it was hard to determine his age, but she would guess about 35.

“I’m looking for Starr Winslow or Buck Hastings,” he called out to her.

“I’m Starr Winslow, what can I do for you?”

“I hear you’re looking for a Ranch Foreman.”

“We are, but now is not a good time.  I don’t have time for an interview.  We are heading up country to bring down the cattle for the winter.”

“Then now is the perfect time.  You get me a mount, and I’ll saddle up and go with you.  You can see how I work, and I can see whether or not I want to work here.


Buck rode up and listened to the last part of the conversation.  He didn’t say a word but waited to see how Starr responded. Starr liked his spunk.

“Okay, Mister.  We can always use an extra hand on roundup.  She dismounted and went over and offered her hand.

“You know who I am, now who are you?”

“Jude Barlow, pleased to meet you Starr.”  He liked the strength of her handshake and noticed her nails, clean and cut down low, a little clear polish maybe, but that was it. They were the hands of a working girl and had the callouses to prove it, not some skirt pretending to be a rancher.




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30 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sunny, love the sound of this! Great excerpt. "Not some skirt pretending to be a rancher" ... love that line and have a feeling she will prove she is no pretender :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  2. Congrats on the new release! Looks like sparks could fly with these two! :)

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  3. Wow, I love Jude here :) what a wonderful lead in to a romance

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  4. Congratulations, Leigh. Jude sounds every bit as sexy as the man on the cover looks. Oh this sounds like a yummy soon to be, budding romance. ☺

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    1. Thanks Melody. Yeah, he's pretty sexy.

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  5. Love the line - not some skirt pretending to be a rancher. Says it all clear and concisely. :-)

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  6. Hi Sunny, congratulations on the release; it sounds like the beginning of a great story. Loved the excerpt.

    hugs

    Nina

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  7. Hey, congrats on the new release :) Liking the earthy tone of this one and the sexy ranch hand. Six feet of male poured into blue jeans sounds mighty fine to me ;)

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    1. Thanks Christina. Yeah, six feet in blue jeans, what's not to like.:-)

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  8. Definitely adding to my to-read list on Goodreads. I can't wait to see how well he does. :)

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    1. Happy to hear that Jennifer. Hope you enjoy.

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  9. Oooooh!!! Looking good, Sunny!!! :) Can't wait to read more about Starr and Jude! many hugs and congrats,

    <3 Katie

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  10. Sx feet of jean clad legs? Now that, is a great line. Wish I'd thought of it. :)

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    1. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ever come up with that line - after all it does stir the imagination, doesn't it?

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  11. Like his eye for detail - not much going to get past him :)

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    1. Not too much Jaye, I think he just may be the man for the job.

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  12. Congrats Hon....I have so much catching up to do! My break will be read! READ! READ!!

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  13. Congrats on the release! This was a really nice snippet!

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  14. Congratulations on the new book! Loved the snippet. I just ordered this so now I have something to read this weekend.

    Amyee

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