Llamas in Labor, Elvis Suits, and COWBOYS!

Free Publicity Fridays Cowboy Edition

cowboy up2Is there any woman alive who can’t appreciate a well-build man in a beat-up pick-up truck and a Stetson? This week, I lost myself in a set of seven cowboy romances by some very talkented ladies. Cowboy Up is burning up the charts on Amazon, and you can get your hot little hands on it for just $0.99.

For me, it was more than worth the price.What a fun ride! I might be a little chafed… in a good way, lol.

Some of the stories in this set were heart-string tuggers. Some were fun romps. All were entertaining. My two favorites were Cowboy Trouble by Autumn Piper and Cowboys Don’t Cry by Vickie Taylor.

These two novels both showed exceptional characterization and unique plots with elements I hadn’t seen before. With Autumn Piper’s Cowboy Touble, the heroine, Suzie, was perfectly believable as a Texas debutante. Not only were her speech and manerisms spot on, but her thoughts reflected her privileged southern uppringing.

Suzie’s past was so poignant to me. Her issues felt so real and I wanted so badly for her to get her happy ever after with Cash, the cowhand from her daddy’s ranch. I was not disappointed. Cash was delicious, especially that one time he put on the Elvis costume. The dialog between these two was hot and honest. Every aspect of this novel left me feeling satisfied.

With Cowboys Don’t Cry, Vickie Taylor treated me to an opening scene the likes of which I’ve never seen before. There were blood and guts, secrets and shotguns… and instant attraction. I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put the book down ’til the happy ending. Again, the characterization was brilliantly done. The issues the characters work through were unique and so, so sweet.

The others in the set are good, too. They all entertained me. This set is definitely a great value. I highly recommend it, especially for Piper’s and Taylor’s contributions, which each get five stars from me.


About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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3 Responses to Llamas in Labor, Elvis Suits, and COWBOYS!

  1. Autumn Piper says:

    Thanks for the great review. Glad you liked the set! Hilarious title, by the way.

  2. D'Ann says:

    Thank you!

  3. Thank you so much for the kind review (and your sense of humor), Jessi. I’m beyond thrilled that you enjoyed all the stories in “Cowboy Up.” We had great fun putting the boxed set together.

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