Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taking literary liberties with #Cowboys

A little bit of literary fiction is easy to do, so why not add some more? That’s what crazy authors do when we concoct stories out of thin air. We mix and match. We add a dash of spice. We shake it up and see if it strikes our fancy. Realism *not* required.

In Perfect Ride, we have what I like to call a perfect storm of crazy + sexy. We’ve got two hot guys – one a cowboy, the other a bull rider – who are both lonely and gay. Okay, that’s not too crazy, right? I mean, there’s plenty of single gay guys out there. The question to answer was, how do they meet? Why, on the professional bull riding (PBR) circuit, of course!

After a little flirting, after a little sex, that’s when things take the one-way train ride to crazytown:

Cole’s shot!
Spitfire’s been drugged!
The clown’s missing….
Cole’s ex-boyfriend threatens Garrett.
Garrett takes a career-ending ride…

If this sounds like a recipe for disaster, you’re right! But don’t worry, it all turns out okay in the end. It’s getting there that’s half the fun and Cole and Garrett, though separated, never really lose that connection in their hearts.

And there’s sure nothing crazy about that!

The whole storyline for Perfect Ride is:
   Professional bull rider Garrett Anderson lives for the next town, the next trophy and his next ride. When he rolls into Sheridan, Wyoming, the last thing he expected was to meet a cowboy like Cole—a man who corrals his heart and leaves him aching for the kind of love he’s been missing.
   A bull tender on the PBR circuit Cole Richards secretly longs for a lover but wasn’t prepared for Garrett’s passion or the longing their one brief tryst kindles.  After he is shot and recovering in his hospital bed, Cole can only watch Garrett’s disastrous ride afraid it could be his last. Heartbroken when the battered and bruised bull rider leaves town, Cole knows better than to hope to see him again.
   Attacked again and knee-deep in trouble, Cole wants only Garrett at his side. But can his bull rider trade fame and fortune for a lifetime with his one perfect ride?

And here’s a super sexy excerpt that takes place before all the crazy happens:

Garrett ducked his head and submitted to Cole’s exploration. His words had come out more forcefully than he would have liked. No point surrendering state secrets over one tryst in a trailer. But God, Cole’s shirt was warm and soft. He smelled like man and work–his two favorite scents. And that tongue of his was driving him mad. “Let’s make a different bet, okay? I bet I can get naked faster.”
Cole chuckled. “What does the winner get?”
“A two-day-old flat beer.”
“Not much incentive….”
“No. I guess I’ll just have to lose then.” Wearing a wolfish grin, he unsnapped Cole’s jeans and slid them down his long legs nice and slow. The man wore blue, cotton low-rise briefs. Too low. The head of his cock peeked out above the waistband. He licked his lips. “Mmm, I think I like losing.” He leaned forward to kiss Cole again and Cole’s fingers went to work on the snaps of his shirt. Before the kiss was done, Cole had Garrett’s jeans unbuttoned as well. He hovered there poised over Cole, pinning him down with his hips, as the man ran his hands over every curve of his torso. He flexed his chest and arm muscles, showing off a body he hoped would please. Cole’s hands never rested, covering every inch of his skin, turning it from lukewarm to hot. Aroused, with his nipples hardened to sensitive buds, he gazed down lustfully at Cole’s awed expression and tried not to come in his jeans.
“Jesus, you’re ripped.” His hands made another thorough survey, his gaze following.
He shivered under the scrutiny but was unwilling to move and end it. “You like?”
Cole’s smile widened. “You’re perfect.”

Perfect Ride is out now from Decadent Publishing.

By the way, Shiloh and I are currently editing book II, which is young bull rider Freddy’s story. Look for it later this year!

And as a thank-you to our readers, we’d like to offer one copy of Perfect Ride to a commenter below. Thanks for stopping by!


Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

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Shiloh Saddler likes to do research for her steamy romances first hand. She has invented a time machine and travels back to the 19th century on a regular basis. There are experimental settings on her time machine which could propel her into the future and even other worlds. She believes love and a good book makes anything possible.

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Perfect Ride #newrelease March 4th #GLBT with @eva_lefoy and @shilohsaddler from @decadentpub

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