Last year a character came to me, a heroine who was down on her luck. Really down. As in, she didn’t have a job or even enough money to pay rent. All she had was her car and a fierce desire to work. So she answers the ad of a cowboy, conveniently forgets to mention that she’s a woman, and drives over.
The great thing about short stories is that you can explore characters and setups and reach a gratifying conclusion quickly. I spent a few weeks with this woman and her cowboy hero, putting the story away, pulling it out again. It wouldn’t let me go.
Which is why I’m excited to share the release of Cowboy Heat with you all, a Cleis Press anthology edited by Delilah Devlin, which contains my story At the Mercy of the Cowboy.
He may ride off into the sunset, but the cowboy in our heart never goes out of style. Even when coated with dust from riding alongside a herd of cattle or up to his knees in mud taming a wild stallion, this stud still generates plenty of Cowboy Heat.
USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin takes you back to the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy your desire for a real man. In “Shall We Dance?,” by Myla Jackson, a waltz teacher learns about rhythm from her rancher student at the Flying M. The rodeo champion in Megan Mitcham’s “Coming Home” discovers that true love might be waiting at the end of the trail. A high school reunion at the honky tonk finds a city girl back in the strong arms of her cowboy crush in Cat Johnson’s “Unfinished Business.” Saddle up!
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