Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Guest Blog By: Author Randi Alexander


New Release, Contest, and Book Giveaway!

Thank you so much for hosting me, Ursula. I love your blog, and it's an honor to be your guest today. I'm Randi Alexander and I write cowboy erotic romance. I'm published with The Wild Rose Press' Cowboy Kink line. My second Cowboy Kink, Her Cowboy Stud, was released March 23.

I recently finished a ten-story anthology entitled Cowboy Bad Boys (which you can win today!) and published it myself through Smashwords, Amazon, and Createspace. Since it was my first time self-publishing a book, it was a multi-day process, but I think it turned out very well.

One of the most fun things about writing the stories was the research I did. For the first short story in the anthology, Body Heat, I called the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. I left a message, and within five minutes, I was speaking to an expert. He was very patient with me, and answered all my questions.

In the story Kill Me or Kiss Me, I searched online and found out a lot of wonderful things about Texas Rangers (the law enforcement team, not the baseball team ;-) Did you know they have every ranger's photo listed on their site? And they're all wearing cowboy hats!

When my Facebook page neared 500 friends, I offered to write one of the short stories based on the person who ended up being my number 500. I asked her for a few of her favorite sayings, and used them, and her name, for the heroine in Takin' a Chance.

When I researched Her Cowboy Stud, I had a lot to learn about horse breeding. Luckily, my editor at The Wild Rose Press is a horse person, and helped me with some of the more difficult logistical details. I also had to be sure of my facts about BDSM and Dom/sub. I joined an online fetish group and the participants kindly answered my questions.

While writing is truly a lot of fun, researching for my stories is also exciting and entertaining. So many different ways to find out information, plot stories, and make sure my writing is factual as well as romantic.

Now it's your turn. I'm ready to start plotting my next cowboy erotic romance, and I'd love to use your plot idea! Let your imagination fly free. What story would you like me to write? It can be something out of your real life, or a story from a fantasy. Leave a comment for your chance to win an e-book!

Trace McGonagall’s quiet life on his Houston stud ranch is shaken up when gorgeous Macy Veralta arrives to claim an inheritance left to her in his uncle’s will. Trace sees her as just another gold digger, but he also can’t resist her curvy body. When she hints at being the perfect submissive to his Dom, he has to have her.

Macy wouldn’t have been three months late to claim her inheritance if she’d known Trace was sin in jeans. The cowboy’s dominant bearing and the smoldering glint in his eyes send shivers to her toes and stirs images of being bound in his bed and disciplined at his hand. But could Trace’s perfect seduction be part of his plan to reclaim her inheritance?
EXCERPT:  Over 18 only, please.

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“I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone like you.” Macy wrapped her arms around his middle.

Trace hugged her tight for a minute. Against her chest his heart beat as wildly as hers. Reaching down, Trace eased an arm under her knees and lifted her into his arms. “Wait until you get a taste of my lovin’, sweetheart. You’ll be hooked.”

She rested her head on his chest and admitted more to herself than to him, “I think I’m already hooked.” Being held in his arms tingled like magic, and her body reacted, filling and warming, flooding her needy pussy with a sweet ache.

He opened the screen door and deftly carried her in. He strode down a hallway and into a big bedroom, kicking the door shut behind them. A gigantic bed dominated the room, done up in moss green with a few gray and green throw pillows tossed on as an afterthought—the housekeeper’s doing, probably. Trace didn’t seem like the accessorizing kind of guy.

Big, clunky dark wood furniture stood around the room. A beautiful old rug nearly covered the entire hardwood floor, and a lamp in the corner cast a subtle glow over the room.

She took a deep breath, smelling the scent of man and musky cologne. “This bedroom is so masculine.”

“Just like me?” He set her on her feet.

“Exactly like you.” She ran her fingers through his hair, loving how the soft locks curled around her skin, tickling her. She tugged him down for a kiss.

He groaned as he slanted his lips over hers and made love to her with his mouth. His tongue touched everywhere, slow and thorough. His hands slid to the tie of her halter top, and he eased it free, standing back to watch as he revealed her breasts.

“Beautiful.” He stared for a moment before bending her backward over his arm, one hand at her neck to steady her, suckling first one nipple then the other. He laved them with his tongue, teasing them with sensual flicks.

The sucking and nibbling of his hot, talented mouth on her breasts drove her mad. A quaking desire filled her as her core contracted, and moisture slid from her needy lips.

Lifting the hem of her halter top, he eased it off over her head and tossed it onto a chair.

“My turn.” Macy unbuttoned his shirt, taking her time, enjoying each inch of skin she revealed. She slid it off his shoulders and let it drop. “Oh, wow.” His arms were defined, his chest sculpted and furred by a light scattering of dark hair, his flat stomach showed a hint of muscle developed by hard work, not zealous sit-ups. Lower, his narrow hipbones showed above his low-slung jeans.

Her need to touch him consumed her.

“Touch me,” he drawled, as if reading her mind.

Macy ran her fingers over his torso. She wanted him, wanted his chest pressed to her breasts, wanted his big arms around her. First, she wanted to see what hid beneath those tight fitting jeans.

At the instant she reached for his belt buckle, his fingers closed on the button of her capris. They both grinned and worked in tandem, removing his boots and socks, her flip flops and pants, and his jeans. They stood in their underwear, hers lacy and white, his black and stretched to the limit by his big, long cock.

He stared at her, a long, slow appraisal, making her skin quiver wherever his gaze touched. When he reached for her, she melted into his arms as his hands roamed across her back. He pressed his lips gently to her neck. His tongue darted out for a taste. “Aw, God.” His voice rumbled low in her ear.

His hand eased from her back to the side of her breast. His thumb traced a path around her nipple, brushing over it.

She sighed and shuddered as heat streaked from her nipple down to her slit.

His cock jerked against her belly. She abandoned any insecurity she felt and pressed her hand to the bulge in his underwear. His rod throbbed in her palm, and she licked her lips with the need to feel him in her mouth, pushing in deep, taking him down her throat as she swallowed his long shaft and sucked him dry.

“Darlin’.” He lifted her gently in his arms and carried her to the bed, laying her on the comforter. “I want to taste you. Everywhere.” His words came slow and full of promise. His half-lidded eyes turned nearly black with lust as he looked his fill of her body, not touching her, taunting her with expectation.

Macy’s back arched off the bed as a sweep of pleasure brushed over her. Tingling with need, she reached up and touched one of her nipples. “Here?”

He swallowed loudly. “Yes, there.”

Her hand snaked down her body, over her stomach. “And here?”

“Of course.” His voice growled even deeper.

She looked him in the eye, reveling in his barely-leashed desire. The tightness of his face, his flared nostrils, and tense jaw. When she slid her hand lower, he watched.

Slipping her finger inside her lacy panties, she asked, “Will you taste me here?”

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To celebrate the release of Her Cowboy Stud, I'm giving away, to one lucky *commenter, an e-copy of my new erotic romance short story anthology, Cowboy Bad Boys. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow. *Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.














I'm also giving away a custom-made messenger bag and a $50 gift certificate to Pureromance to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my website, RandiAlexander.com  And while you're there, you can read the first chapter of Her Cowboy Stud.

Good luck, and thank you!

Randi

"Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied"



Her Cowboy Stud available at The Wild Rose Press Wilder Roses

Kindle version is available at Amazon.com


Thanks so much for stopping by today, Randi. It has been a pleasure having you here.  You guys really need to go out and buy these fabulous books!  I loved them both and Cowboy Bad Boys has a special place in my heart.  And look for my review of Her Cowboy Stud tomorrow, bright and early!

Ok, get to commenting. There is a book to be won!  ---Ursula

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here today, Ursula! Should we let the secret out?

    Ursula is my beta reader for Cowboy Bad Boys. I'm so impressed with her grammar skills and knowledge of book plots, I'm keeping her on my team permanently!

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    1. I am happy to be part of the team, Randi! It has been a blast! Thanks for stopping by my humble blog today. :)

      (Oh and I addressed my typo situation. LMAO)

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    2. Thanks, Urs. You can imagine how shocked and appalled I was to find a typo...LOL!!!

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    3. Then don't look at all my comment replies below. They are RIDDLED with typos. I don't know what my problem is. I think in my mind I am already gone to RT in Chicago. *g*

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  2. I can't wait to read the Cowboy Bad Boys. It sounds like another great book.
    My cowboy story would involve a very prim and proper city girl on her way to buy a new dressage horse. She takes a wrong turn and ends up at a quarter horse and cattle ranch. The ranch is owned by a very handsome cowboy and he is neither prim or proper. She goes to leave and her vehicle will no longer start, causing her to extend her stay. I'm sure the cowboy will make her wait worthwhile and maybe cause her to change her mind about what kind of steed she really needs and wants;)

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    1. That's a good one, Jackie! I can just imagine the conflict between the two characters. She's dressed to impress with snap to her voice, he's scruffy and talks with a twang. Yee-haw, lots of fireworks!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Jackie. Love the idea :)

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  3. I thought I was going to have to read this with my eyes closed;) Not the research I was expecting, but I do have a dirty mind...

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    1. Oh yeah! You do have a dirty mind. I do too, luckily.

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    2. Love the way your mind works, Sky. Thanks for popping over.

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  4. My story would be about a woman who has just come to a dude ranch to get away from it all. Having had a pretty abusive boyfriend in her past she has sworn off "tough guys". All of her latest matchups were the silent mousey type. At the dude ranch she meets a sexy rough around the edges cowboy who sets out to prove to her that strong (maybe even a little dominant)men really do know how to pamper and protect their lady loves.
    Patti P
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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    1. Aw, I love that story, Patti! It has conflict and emotion. I like a cowboy that's rough ont he outside and tender on the inside.

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    2. Another great idea. Are you getting all these down, Randi?

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  5. I love that excerpt. My cowboy fantasy would be the wild daughter who has finally come back home after years away & hooks up with the new foreman. The moment he saw her, he would have to have her. Sparks fly, she plays hard to get, he proves to her he is the only man she needs, etc... Yes pretty common plot done a variety of ways, but a favorite.

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    1. A very good plot, ncancino! It's one of my favorites, too, and every author has their own spin on it. My mind is racing with ideas right now... Thanks!!!

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    2. Common plots are that for a reason, because they work :) When an author puts her own spin on it, that's when it becomes a great story! Can't wait to see hwhat kind of a spin Randi puts on my story idea of a cowboy spanking *G*

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  6. How about a reversal? Cityboy meets cowgirl rancher. She shows him how to rope and ride. He can't resist her and he struggles with the image of a woman that isn't all about flash and glamour. Sweet/tough/sexy without trying cowgirl has to get mr uptight to loosen up and enjoy the ride of his life.

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    1. Ooh. Rold reversal. There might be the next book, Randi. Ten Cowgirls & The Bad Boys Who Love them *g*

      Patti: That last sentence is a great tagline. "Cowgirl has to get Mr. Uptight to loosen up and enjoy the ride of his life."

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    2. Yes, that's an awesome reversal. You can bet I'm taking notes.

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  7. Love the excerpt! and I got my book that I will be reading tonight while I wait for my kiddos hockey practice to get done(3 hrs). Im glad I checked in and saw the link!:)

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    1. Be sure to let us know what you think Jessica! Each story is unique and hot in it's own way.

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    2. Thanks, Jessica. Hope the book helps you whiz through those three long hours!

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  8. Wow you are on one serious blog tour again! Can't wait to read the Cowboy Bad Boys anthology. Plot ideas from me? I'm not good there with suggestions. I have thought to myself when I listen to country songs on the radio if anyone has ever thought of taking a song and turning it into a book. I just finished listening to Clay Walker's She won't be lonely long. He sees her in the bar dancing alone and he want to be her man. or something along those lines.

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    1. I have acutally written short storie that based on songs. I love music, and sometimes a song just won't leave me alone. Think about all the country songs out there begging to have stories written.

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    2. Hi Eileen, yes, I'm an ambitious blog tourer! That would be a good song to turn into a story. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. Randi - Howdy.

    Thought I'd chime in with my plot suggestion. It's based on real life. Mine. :-)

    A young lady attending a rodeo sees a cocky cowboy checking her out. But he's wearing a vibrant dark pink shirt. Not exactly the most "manliest" of colors. Being a bit on the shy side, she doesn't try to hold his gaze. After all, something about his dark hair and scruffed, squared-off jaw might attract her to no end, but he is wearing Pink!

    So imagine her surprise when later that very night, he wins the coveted Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo All-Around Rodeo Cowboy award, complete with huge belt buckle, monetary prize and brand-new truck.

    I've loved men in pink ever since. :-) Larissa

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    1. Oh my gosh, Larissa! What a great story. You haven't written a book about it yet? Did you get together with the cowboy in pink?

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    2. Nope - was too young to do more than look and think, as he was called down to accept the award and I recognized him, "Darn it! That's the last time I make assumptions based on appearances."

      And no, I certainly haven't written that one yet - too many irons already in the fire. I would gratefully cede this story idea over to you and your much speedier pen. :-)

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  10. Got to love the cowboys that have that "bad" streak. They are the forbidden fruit that all women want. And if the woman just happens to catch him with his shirt off and maybe just a little sweaty - yum!

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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    1. I'm smiling, Lynn. Yes, the thought of a bad, warm cowboy is irresistible. The scent he would give off...mmmm. Yummy!

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  11. Hi Randi,
    loved the excerpt! i have the book on my TBBN list but i think i have to move it right to the top after reading that. :D

    i love the covers on both books, they are gorgeous and i can hardly wait to start reading.

    as for a suggestion, what if you had a Cowboy set of twins in search of their own "true" love? the setting could be in the old west and she could be a medicine women that saves them or they could save her, either way.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Tammy, thanks for the kind words. I do love my covers!

      I like the cowboy twins idea for a historical romance. Somewhere up in the mountains where they could all three live in peace and quiet. It's on my to-be-written list!

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  12. I just discovered Randi on the Easter Blog hop and now I am hooked!! Where have I been?!? I am so happy to have caught up!
    I can't wait to get my hands on more cowboys...Twins you say. The more, the merrier!!

    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Wow, Mel, thank you! I sure do appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed my writing.

      Yes, cowboy twins. What could be better???

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