About a Book Hero Thursday 13


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13 Things About Tristan Carlson~Hero in my New Release~ Cowboy Boss and his Destiny, with Quotes from the BookTristan 2

How did it get Thursday already? My computer says Thursday so it must be time for another Thursday 13 post. Thanks for stopping by.

1. He’s lived on the Double Dutch Ranch for ten years.

“I’ve been here ten.” He guided her toward the barn. “I’ll fill ya in about it later. I gotta get to work.”

 2. Tristan’s dad taught him ranching.

3. His horse is a black mustang.

“He’s a rescue horse and we make a great team.”


4. He has a young daughter.

“Destiny is four, well, nearer to five now, she’ll tell ya five.”

5. He’s a single father.

6. Tristan has two brothers.

7. His mom lives with him.

He snapped his gaze to her. “I live with my mother.”

8. In addition to ranching, he publishes a ranching magazine.

9. He barely gets enough sleep.calendar

Trying to make sense out of his calendar, she wondered when he took time for himself. His time frame for working on the magazine and ranch filled nearly the whole day, and he needed to pencil in time for sleeping. “He’ll burn out early at this rate.”

 10. Tristan hired Nora Trinity to assist with the ranching magazine to give him time to work the ranch.

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11. Six horses are in his personal barn.

 12. He has a boarder barn and boards horses.

“Maybe one of the adult riders will still be around. Victoria, a real barrel racer, boards here, too.”

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“When I love, I love with everything within me.”

Seeing him with his child, this was obvious. Did he mean…yes, he meant exactly what he said, and it was like he wanted her to know it went much deeper than only with his child. That whatever he loved, he loved with everything inside of him. “I sense that about you, Tristan. Your actions and words are heartfelt.”

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Cowboy Boss and his Destiny was released Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014. More info on the book page Here.

The Wait is Over ~


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Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

 Present the Release of

 Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight #1
A stand-alone novel
Romantic and Passionate
Warm your heart and give your nerve endings a tingle at the same time

Living the good life in a big city for many years, Nora Trinity ends up a statistic after the magazine she works for makes cutbacks. Despite a family betrayal from her past that still needs mending, she moves back home to the small town of Canyon Junction, Arizona, with forgiveness on her mind. When she is hired by a local rancher to help with his ranching magazine, she finds herself profoundly attracted to him, and the feeling is mutual. The thing is, her sexy boss comes as a package deal, and his little girl is immediately drawn to her. It’s not just about two hearts taking a chance now—or two people falling in love… Nora has to be sure of what she wants before she takes on the cowboy and his child.

Tristan Carlson does the best he can to raise his four-year-old daughter on his own. His mother remains on the Double Dutch to lend a hand—giving him the ability to maintain the ranch, tend to his horses, and keep up his small-time ranching magazine. His attractive, new assistant is everything he wants in a woman, including her ginger-red hair. He finds it hard to keep her out of his arms—especially since she doesn’t mind being in his embrace. But from his experience with women lately, he’s learned that some don’t want a ready-made family. This one seems different, and he’s falling hard. But, there’s his little blue-eyed girl, and he’ll protect Destiny’s heart with everything within him. Until he knows for sure…

Reader Advisory: Sensual love scenes

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13 Songs from a Book Series Playlist~ Thursday Thirteen


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13 Songs from the Playlists for Howdy, Ma’am and Hey, Cowboy


Chris LeDoux ~ 8 Second Ride

Vittorio Grigolo ~ One of my favorite tenors (as well as Velia’s) Arrivedeci Roma

Enya ~ Paint the Sky with Stars

Dixie Chicks ~ Cowboy Take Me Away

Kenny Loggin ~ Danger Zone

Garth Brooks ~ Shameless

Dustin Lynch ~ Cowboys and Angels

Bob Seger ~ I’ll wait for you

Gary Allan ~ Get off on the Pain

Garth Brooks ~ Rodeo

Yanni ~ Reflections of Passion

Vittorio Grigolo ~ You are my Miracle


And Number 13 Chris LeDoux ~ Look at you Girl

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A Gift- Field of Flowers Award


I was surprised with another blog award a while ago. It got set aside and forgotten.

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This award is called The Field of Flowers Award and was given to me by David at http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/about/ I’m sorry for the delay in sharing this award, David.

The following sentence about this award comes from David himself. “It seems to be for those bloggers who offer a ray of hope to the world.”

I’m not sure I offer a ray of hope to anyone, but I appreciate the award just the same. Thank you, David. I’m including the rules, but I haven’t followed most of them. As a matter of fact, I’ve only followed two.

My nominations for Blogs that often leave me with a warm glow after reading them are ->  But…

Most of the blogs I read leave me with something, and that sometimes includes a warm glow. Some of these blogs don’t accept awards. So, right here and now, I’ll ‘cop-out’ and dedicate this award to all the blogs I read and subscribe to.


1-Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2-Place the award logo on your blog

3-Nominate 7 other bloggers and write about why you would give these bloggers A Field Of Flowers Award.

4-Let your nominees know that you have nominated them.

Thanks again!


Coming Soon

Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

A lighthearted sensual romance

Long and Slow ~ My Sexy Saturday Week 35


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Welcome to the 35th week of My Sexy Saturday. Seven paragraphs, sentences, or words.

Seven, okay, eight sentences from


Lighthearted and Sensual Romance

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From MSS blog: Have you ever had characters that just couldn’t wait to be all over each other? You know the kind that just couldn’t get enough of each other, no matter what the circumstance? Well, this week is about those characters that go at it like rabbits if they do it. Or maybe it’s just that they have to be with each other every waking moment. Writers love to write about these characters because their love seems effortless and so very, very worthwhile.

Nora and Tristan”

Coming VERY soon. *Snicker*  The book is too.

“Wait, a few quickies? Instead let’s make it a long slowey.”

“Deal, and maybe even two,” he said.

She peered at him when she pulled into her townhouse parking spot. Mmm, two? Needless to say, this man ruled her sexuality.

Tristan shifted into park before she had a chance. “Come on, let’s go inside!”

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Ok, Why I’m Sick of Winter ~ Thursday 13


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I’ve been away from Thursday 13 for a long, long time. I think about it when I see other postings for it on Twitter.

Why I’m Sick of Winter  Yes, (12) 13!

  1.  For the season: 67.9 inches of snow. This is a record in Detroit. It’s snowing now, again, after eight inches yesterday.
  2. Below zero temperatures. Records were broken here, too.
  3. I can’t drive my new car. I can, but my son just dug someone else out on the road. I don’t want it to be me.
  4. I can’t see the cool color of my new car. It changes between three colors. I love it!
  5. In one day: snow, rain, sleet, ice, snow, and wind. Okay, so this is typical for Michigan.
  6. I’m wearing gloves…inside. (While I type)
  7. Three layers of shirts plus a hoodie.IMG_0274 2
  8. Pushing a grocery cart through the parking lot?
  9. Trudging to the mailbox. It’s on my porch!
  10. Getting snow balls off my dog’s paws. Okay, I’m being picky here. LOL, she does it herself.
  11. My son invited me to California. I didn’t go.
  12. Salt on my car when I can go out. But, I’m not complaining because it keeps the road from being slick. (When the temperature is warn enough, that is.)
  13. I’ll end this list on a positive note: It’s beautiful when it first comes down. To those of you who love it, I give you a big pat on the back. Enjoy.

 So you know—I could probably come up with a positive for most of these negatives. I like to live more in the positive than negative anyway.

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Don’t You Get It? ~ My Sexy Saturday


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Hello! I’m back. I’ve been away from my blog and My Sexy Saturday. Today I have something that fits the theme for this thirty-fourth week. Not my thirty-fourth week though. Of course you can visit the other participants. Many of them have been around for the full thirty-four weeks. The link will also appear at the end of my post.

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This week we’re talking about those broken heroes and heroines who think they have nothing left to give to another person. They’ve stopped looking for their soul mates or don’t believe they even have one. They are truly surprised when someone falls for them.

I bring you seven paragraphs from a work in progress. This happens to be the second book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First sight. You’ll meet Jase Carlson in the first book ~ Cowboy Boss and his Destiny ~  due out in early February. Book two is Jase’s story.

 Falling for someone can be difficult when you think your heart isn’t ready. Brenna has fallen hard for Jase Carlson. Jase on the other hand, is having a hard time with letting go of his heartache.

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His words said something different than his eyes, actions, and kisses. He attempted to hide a longing. If she looked real hard, it was easy to find. “I’m not asking for anything, Jase. We barely know each other.” Still, she had a longing for him, barely knowing each other or not. “Everybody needs a friend.” Jase brought her hand to his lips again, but this time he touched the tip of his tongue against her knuckle then licked his lips as if tasting her.

Jase moved closer. “You wanna be friends with me, Brenna?”

Why’s he doing this? “Yes, if it means spending time with you. I think you’re worth getting to know. You’ve been broken and maybe forgot what it was like to…have another woman care for you.” He didn’t let her continue because he grasped her behind the neck with both hands and pulled her forward meeting her half way. He kissed her roughly, his lips devouring, his tongue pressing past her lips. She gave it all right back.

Reaching around, she laced her fingers through the long hair at the back of his neck. Brenna moved her other hand over his shoulder and down his arm, wrapping her fingers as much around his bicep as she could. Jase pulled away as fast as he had kissed her, leaving her breathless and wanting more.

He narrowed his eyes. “You wanna be friends with that? I can’t resist kissing you. That’s not how a friend kisses a friend.” Jase took her face between both of his hands, moved an inch closer. “Don’t you get it? I’m not looking for a partner, but you had to do this.”

Brenna took hold of his wrists, pulled his hands from her face and moved back. “It’s time I go home.” She stood and took her glass into the kitchen. This took a different turn. Jase remained sitting on the patio. What a fine mess this was. She needed to get home, yet, there he sat. Pacing in the kitchen she thought about what he said. His kisses burned, not only her lips. Something about him sucked her in but plainly he wasn’t ready. Time to get back to business. She went to the doorway and exited. “Jase, will you drive me home?”

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I like to have a theme song to go with my books, but here’s one to go with this post. Let’s pretend the setting in the song is the desert. ;-)

Coming Early February 2014

You’ll meet Jase in this book.

Sensual Contemporary Western Romance Coming early February 2014

Sensual Contemporary Western Romance. Click cover to learn more.

Before and After the Big One (Snow)



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Does this look like a jellyfish to you?

Yesterday Jan 5

The red, white, and blue is in there somewhere.

I know she's saying, "What the heck"

I know she’s saying, “What the heck?”


This pump has seen more than one hundred winters with my family.

Hmm. This is my car.

Hmm. This is my car after the big one.

Want some snow?

Want some snow?

This cannot be good. The roof is making popping sounds.

This cannot be good. The roof is making popping sounds.

I haven’t left my house since Saturday so this is all I have.


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