posted on April 1, 2014 by Rebecca Zanetti

Men in Chaps

Rising AssetsI live in the wild northwest, where cowboys exist.  Heck.  They do more than exist.  They work hard, dealing with powerful animals and a deadly Mother Nature.  Hats are worn to protect their faces from wind, sun, and cold…and boots are worn to protect their feet from hoofs, rocks, and crevices.

Not for fashion.

There’s something dreamy about a cowboy falling in love, which is why I wanted to write the sexy Maverick Montana cowboy series.  RISING ASSETS released yesterday at a very nice sale price of less than a dollar.  The hero is a financial genius as well as a cowboy.  Here’s a quick excerpt that I think describes him pretty well:

A bellow echoed before the thunder of hooves ricocheted off the mountains. At least twenty head ran out, chased by Colton and his brothers. If any of the animals tried to veer out of the path, she and Tom needed to chase them back in line.

But for now, all Melanie could do was stare.

Colton rode full bore, his stallion churning mud, his long coat flapping in the wind. The brim of his dark hat was pulled low, and meager light highlighted slanted features and dark hollows in his face.

His chin remained down, his gaze focused on the cattle. The coat emphasized broad shoulders that narrowed to a tight waist. As he passed, the muscles in his thighs clenched the horse.

On all that was holy, he was magnificent.

There was nothing sexier than a cowboy riding through a storm, controlling a wild stallion.

Sure, he was arousing in his suit with his sharp mind making deals.

But here, in nature, with him controlling everything wild around him? Yeah. This was Colton in full force. The more primitive, baser part of his nature.

He was everything she’d ever wanted.

I’ve ridden horses, and I’ve been thrown.  The idea of being able to run full bore while twirling a rope and actually lassoing a rushing animal is unimaginable to me.  Yet these guys make it look easy.  I’m lucky to remain in the saddle.

Thank you for letting me play at Writerspace today, and I hope your week goes nice and easy…and you remain in the saddle.  Enjoy RISING ASSETS!

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority, and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. Follow Rebecca: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

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