Thank you to Sara and the whole crew at Fresh Fiction for inviting me back
again. I love visiting with all y’all and I’ve got a brand new book on the
market, TALK COWBOY TO ME.
My first cowboy books featured the Luckadeau cousins who
originated down in the Louisiana area then migrated up to Texas. I remember well
when the editor called me and told me that she not only wanted to buy my
submission, LUCKY IN
LOVE, but wanted to make it a series. I said, “But all of Beau’s brothers
are married.” To which she replied, “He’s got lots of cousins, doesn’t he?”
That started me on a cowboy journey that I’m still enjoying today. Beau, Griffin
and Slade Luckadeau were indeed cousins. After the Lucky Series, I wrote the
Honky Tonk Series and
although those four books were set in an old Honky Tonk in Mingus, Texas, the
heroes were still Texans. And then there was the Spikes & Spurs and the
Burnt Boot series
featuring the O’Donnells.
So what could I say when Adele O’Donnell and Remington Luckadeau showed up on my
porch with a story to tell. Oh my goodness! Getting to work with both families
in a little feud over a ranch—now who could possibly turn down a story like
that? So I invited them in for a glass of sweet tea and some fresh baked
cinnamon rolls and we talked!
Now the old rancher who had the place up for sale deserved a gold star for being
a genius. He wanted to go on one of those month long around-the-world cruises
with his lady friend so he talked both Adele and Remington into moving onto the
ranch. Whoever had done the best job at the end of the time would get to buy the
The Double Deuce was exactly the right size and near enough to Adele’s extended
family without being too close. A perfect fit to raise her two daughters who
were definitely ranch girls.
But it was also the right fit for Remington who had inherited the raising of his
two nephews when their parents died suddenly in a car wreck. The boys were both
city kids who knew nothing about ranching.
Kids can be a handful on a good day. Now throw them into a competition—and pitch
in an old cow dog, Boss, a cat named Blanche, and a crazy rooster, Jerry Lee,
who doesn’t know how to crow in the morning and the excitement never ends. Add a
romance between two people who can’t afford to fall in love. And it really was a
story worth tellin’.
So we had our sweet tea and cinnamon rolls and made an agreement. I would tell
their story but they couldn’t keep any secrets or hold anything back from me.
Believe me, they talked cowboy to me for days. They argued about who got the
most space and who would wind up with the ranch. But when it was all said and
done, it wasn’t up to me at all but the old rancher held that answer in his
hands when he came home from his cruise.
Now I’d like to know what you’d do if you had to live on a ranch for a month
with Remington? Feel free to drool on the cover while you think about that for a
Carolyn Brown brings her signature southern quirkiness to this
original tale of Texas love.
One cowboy. One cowgirl. One ranch.
Who will win the Double Deuce by the Fourth of July?
Adele O'Donnell knew that Double Deuce Ranch had to be hers the second she
walked onto the property. Freshly divorced, she sees it as the perfect spot for
her and the kids to start a new life. Remington Luckadeau was always a carefree
playboy...until his suddenly orphaned nephews became his responsibility. The
Double Deuce Ranch would be the perfect place to raise two boys. But some fiery
woman is fighting him for it, and Remington is not sharing-no matter how the
sparks fly when he and Adele are together.
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: March 7, 2017,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492637929 / eISBN: 9781492637936]
Win your own cowboy, uh, a copy of TALK COWBOY TO ME, just
tell us in the comments who your favorite Texan cowboy is! Real or film or
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today best
selling author and a RITA Finalist who has sold more than 2.75 million books.
She presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also
written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title,
and contemporary series.
She credits her eclectic family for her humor
and writing ideas. She was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where
she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, now make their home in
the town of Davis, Oklahoma. They have three grown children and enough
grandchildren to keep them young.
10 comments posted.
Ooh so many yummy cowboys in books... too hard to choose one... I will say whichever one I am reading at the time! ;)
(Colleen Conklin 8:05pm March 8)
This will really tell you something about my age. Gene Autry was my first favorite Texas cowboy. I enjoy movies and stories with a western background, so there have been many since.
(Anna Speed 5:33pm March 13)