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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Spotlight - Anne Carrole

Hey Friends!

Hope you enjoyed my posts earlier this week on Christian Star Newspaper and Author Meeting Place.

Now, on to today's spotlight, Anne Carrolle and her book, Re-Ride at the Rodeo (A Wayback, TX series book).

Anne is a Jersey girl who was raised on a farm and she writes Contemporary and Historical Westerns. Married to her urban cowboy, she is a co-founder of Love Western Romances and the proud mother of a teenage cowgirl! You can find out more about Anne by visiting her website.

Saddle bronc rider Clay Tanner is looking for a good time and the tempting little blonde at the rodeo looks like she could use one—except she turns him down. Feeling like he’s been bucked off before the eight second buzzer, Clay’s betting he can score if she’ll give him a re-ride. But qualifying may call for more than he’s prepared to give.

Dusty Morgan is determined to resist the sexy rough stock rider staking out her station. Even though Clay’s deep timbre sends tingles clear to her toes, she’s vowed never to get tangled up with someone who makes their living through rodeo and she’s not interested in a hit and run. Though he may be what she desires, Dusty knows from experience he isn’t what she needs—or is he?

Within a second of her sitting down, he wrapped a muscled arm around her shoulder and tugged her closer. She could feel the heat from his body as her bare thigh made contact with his denim-covered one. She stared at warm eyes and a slanted grin and her insides went liquid like some blender had been switched on at full speed.

“Now being a gentleman…” His husky voice rolled over her like a soothing lullaby. “…I’ll ask first if I can kiss you. Just kiss you, honey. That’s all.” His wine-laced breath blew hot on her skin, the last sentences half-whispered in her ear.

In an involuntary movement, her head nodded in agreement. Oh God, what if he asked permission for everything? And she granted it? She doubted she had the willpower to act differently. From the moment he’d stood at her door she’d wanted to kiss him and more. Having spent the evening with him, want had turned to need.

His hand caressed her cheek, leaving a rough trail of heat as he traced her jaw line. Her puréed insides began to quiver.

“I’m going to take it slow, darling,” he drawled in her ear.

Wow, gotta love those cowboys LOL!

Re-Ride at the Rodeo is available NOW from The Wild Rose Press and will be included in the print anthology, Return to Wayback that will be available May 15th at Amazon.com and through a bookstore near you!

Well folks, hope you enjoyed another edition of Saturday Spotlight!

Join me again next week when I welcome Amber Polo.

Oh and don't forget, White Rose Publishing is giving away a Sony EReader!

If you haven't purchased my short stories, now's a good time as I am one of the participating authors. If you have, check out one of my fellow White Roses and take a chance on winning! Get the details at my website or at WRP!!

Until later....take care and Be BLESSED!


Marianne Evans said...

Tempting excerpt, Anne! Best of luck with the "Way Back" series - it's definitly on my TBR list!! Pam, thanks for hostessing - and after I spend a couple hours with my WIP, I intend to read Winter Madness -- sounds like such a heart-tugging, beautiful story! Have a great weekend!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Marianne for stopping by and for your kind words about Winter Madness.

Hope you enjoy the story.

Mary Ricksen said...

When I was younger I belonged to the Ottawa Valley Western Horse Association. Every month at the meeting there was a guy named Rollie Lunderman who came with his cutting horse Big Blue. Gosh he was hot, tall sandy brown hair, piercing blue cobalt eyes. Ah my heart be still. I still remember how all the young girls would sigh when he sat on Blue with his arms crossed, while Blue did amazing things with cattle. So this is a must read for me. You gotta love a hot cowboy!

Sharon Donovan said...

Hey Anne. Sounds hot! That excerpt's got me hooked. Definitely on the TBR list, right next to Pam's Winter Madness. Nice job, ladies!

Anne Carrole said...

Thanks Marianne, Mary and Sharon for stopping by. A cutting horse in motion doing his thing is a sight to behold, Mary. But Mary, did you ever think about writing a story around Rollie Lunderman (love that name) and Big Blue (love that name too)--sounds like there's potential there.:)