Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cowboys & More Cowboys!

I mentioned in my last weekly post that I was reading Kathleen Eagle's, Once A Father and as it turned out I took it with me on my vacation, well.. that story stayed with me. In that same post I mentioned Wendy's great post Contemporary Cowboys: The New Black? and sure enough that also stayed in my mind throughout last week. I'm a huge fan of westerns, cowboys and ranchers, both in historical and contemporary romances. I've already read or have some of the books Wendy highlighted in my "to be read" pile... but there's more, Wendy said! So when I returned home I went hunting..., and sure enough I found some. :D

In addition to Kathleen Eagle's series and the great books Wendy posted, I found a few upcoming October releases by the Harlequin Silhouette Special Editions line that caught my eye. There are more out there, but I think the following are great additions. These authors have some great backlists, and the upcoming books are part of series about well-loved cowboys and ranchers. Well, the contemporary type, anyway.

Kathleen Eagle

Once a Father is the fourth book and Kathleen Eagle's new addition to her latest contemporary Western American series. The first book in this series features a sheriff, the second a washed-up rodeo cowboy, the third a Native American medicine man, or rodeo physician's assistant, and this last story an "Indian cowboy" as a hero. The female protagonists are also quite interesting: a hardworking nurse, two female ranchers and an army sargeant. So if you enjoy this current release, there are three other books out there to read and hopefully love. In order:
  • In Care of Sam Beaudry - 2010 RITA Award Finalist
  • One Cowboy, One Christmas
  • Cool Hand Hank
  • Once a Father - September 2010 release
You can visit Kathleen Eagle at her website for more information on her impressive backlist.

As far as October goes, Silhouette Special Edition has a quite a few new releases about those glorious cowboys and ranchers we all love. I'm highlighting three of them.

RaeAnne Thayne

New October 2010 Release

From RaeAnne Thayne, a personal favorite, there's a new release and the last book about the Wilder Ranch from her latest Cowboys of Cold Creek trilogy. In order:
  • A Cold Creek Homecoming 
  • A Cold Creek Secret
  • A Cold Creek Babyexcerpt here.
I've read a few of the older books from this series and enjoyed them and Thayne's writing style. I already have "A Cold Creek Homecoming" and will read it soon. Now I just need to catch up and purchase both "A Cold Creek Secret" and "A Cold Creek Baby." :)

You can find a complete list of RaeAnne Thane's Cowboys of Cold Creek series and other books by visiting her website.

Crystal Green

New October 2010 Release

From Crystal Green, there's a new addition to the Montana Mavericks: Thunder Canyon Cowboys series. This is the fourth installment in a continuity series written by different authors. In order:
  • McFarlane’s Perfect Bride by Christine Rimmer  
  • Taming the Montana Millionaire by Teresa Southwick 
  • From Doctor…to Daddy by Karen Rose Smith
  • When the Cowboy Said, “I Do” by Crystal Green - Excerpt here.
AND, if you like the Harlequin Blaze line, this author has a tempting back title that I'll definitely be checking out, featuring a sexy cowboy... One for the Road. Excerpt here.

You can find out more about Crystal Green, plus a complete list of her books by visiting her website here.

Lois Faye Dyer

New October 2010 Release
And from Lois Faye Dyer you can get in on the first book of what looks like the start of the new Big Sky Brothers miniseries. This looks like a great story about the prodigal cowboy returning to the ranch and his old love. It's set in Montana, one of my favorite places! So yeah... definitely going to get this one. :)
  • Cade Coulter's Return - summary here.
Additionally, Lois Faye Dyer has other series and single title books featuring ranchers/cowboys including a series she began writing in 2006 and was still actively adding titles to in 2009, The McClouds of Montana.

You can find a list of those titles by visiting Lois Faye Dyer's website here.

I think that's plenty to keep me happy for a little while. :)

7 comments:

  1. Lots of cowboy goodness! Not like I need more books but I'm adding some of these to my list anyway. :)

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  2. Oh, cowboys as far as the eye can see :) Happy reading!

    I love books with a Native American hero. Not quite sure why...I just do :) Still trying to remember the name of the keeper Kathleen Eagle book...

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  3. I love that title to Wendy's post: Contemporary Cowboys: The New Black?.

    I love getting really excited about a specific subgenre like that. The weird thing is that I love the idea of cowboy or western romances, yet I'm not compelled to pay notice and try one. I don't know why that is.

    I just finished reading Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin last night and am now craving more asian dynasty inspired romances.

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  4. orannia, when you remember the keeper title, be sure to let me know! I think I'd be interested in that book!

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  5. LOL Leslie! There are never too many books or too many cowboys. That's my way way of thinking. ;P Enjoy!

    Orannia, I liked him! Please come back with that title by Kathleen Eagle when you remember. She has so many good ones. :)

    Christine, I loved that post by Wendy -- both the title and the content. I'm pimping it and the cowboys because we MUST have MORE!!! LOL!

    And Asian dynasty sounds fascinating and different. There are a few books out there ATM (I saw at least one more?), so I hope you enjoy!

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  6. You've gotta love the cowboys. I haven't read any of the titles you posted here, but I look forward to checking them out.

    Can I suggest Joanne Kennedy, Vicki Lewis Thompson's Sons of Chance trilogy and Linda Lael Miller if you like cowboys.

    No such thing as too much cowboy. :)

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  7. Yay for another cowboy lover! Hanna, I hope you enjoy these and thanks for the recommendations. I've read Lael Miller, but not the other two authors. I'll definitely look them up!

    No... agree with you, never too many of those. :D

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