The Double D Ranch Tales

The Double D Ranch Tales ~ Fictional tales set on a fictional ranch and other locales in southern Nevada. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. ~ Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Heating up the summer ~ Wet and Wild Bl0g H0p ( #wildhop @rmsotera @evernightpub #SO )

Howdy & welcome! We're swinging into the hot and sultry months of summer and what better time to have a bl0g h0p called Wet and Wild than now? Woot!
* Here in Las Vegas things are already heating up. Yup, we've been experiencing temps in the 100's! Too soon for that kind of heat, I say. It should just stick to tormenting us at the end of July and through August. If you live in the desert areas of the Southwest, you know what I mean. But it's not just the outdoor temperatures that are getting hot. RM and I have been burning up the keyboards working on more Double D Ranch goodness!
* At the top of the list is a story we've entitled Wild West Promise. We're nearing the last of the drafts and soon will have a final to submit. It's a short story. Gonna be between 10K and 12K words, and it'll follow a special night in wrangler Kent's life. And there's a surprise with this story, but you'll just have to wait to find out what that is. ;)
* We're also 25K+ into our next full length story (shootin' for 50K+ words) that we've named Wild West Island Getaway. This will pick up after Wild West Hauntings and will follow most of the gang as they vacation down in the Caribbean on Grand Cayman. Bristol and Cassie will both experience some major shocks and changes in this tale.
* Then we have two more novellas, introducing twins Alexis and Amber Dougan, Dakota and Damon's cousins. Like Wild West Island Getaway, these two stories plan to have lots of drama and intrigue in them, too!
* And, fear not dear readers, we still have another full length book planned which will highlight Kane and Roxy's journey, along with other ideas we're tossing around for more books. See? Lots of hot, hot, hot stories are on the way from the Double D writing team!
* Have you ever wished you could meet us? Well, now you have a great opportunity! We'll be attending a Romance Readers' Event called Hot Mojave Knights here in our wonderful city of Las Vegas! (Click HERE for info) We're also planning a special intimate event at the conference regarding our Wild West series of books! So come out, meet us, enjoy the weekend and find out what we have planned for the series. There's a possibility YOU can be a part of a Double D Ranch tale book!

* Now the business of the h0p... There are a couple of great grand prizes to be had!
* To enter your name into the drawing for the prizes and the individual prize(s) each blog is offering, you'll need to visit the blogs (click on the bl0g h0p pic at the top of the post to be directed to the list or start with the linky list below). Then comment on the blog as per what that blog requires and leave your first name AND an email address (so you can be contacted should you win). Continue on the journey by visiting each one on the list. Easy peasy. :)
* So is it heating up where you're at? Have any interesting plans for summer? Gonna come out and see us at HMK? ;) Leave your answer with your name and email address as your comment and you'll be entered for the grand prizes along with a chance to win your choice of one PDF of either Wild West Weekend or Wild West Hauntings. For another entry, feel free to follow this blog via the Google Connect in the left column.
* Don't forget to visit these other fine blogs for more chances at winning some great prizes! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cowboys, Lawmen & the Double D ~ Bl0g H0p ( #CowboysLawmen @rmsotera @evernightpub )

* For the next several days, this blog is hosting the Cowboys and Lawmen Bl0g H0p! The list of participants is below, so be sure to visit all the wonderful blogs and leave a comment on each of them WITH your email address to be entered for some great stuff. There will also be a grand prize of an Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice)! Any comment that doesn’t have an email address will be skipped over when it comes to being put in the drawing for the grand prize & individual blog prize. Why? Well, without an email we can't contact you if you were to happen to win, so please leave an email. :) The host of this hop, Sara Walter Ellwood, will chose one commenter from all the blogs and announce the winner on the evening of May 7 on the blog the winner was chosen from, the Cowboy Charm website (click blog hop pic for site) and the Facebook Group (link below). She will also be contacting the winner and forwarding the grand prize to them.
* Cowboys are known as bad-boys, but what happens when the bad-boy is also the law in town? What is it about these contradictions that make small town sheriffs, Texas Rangers and ex-outlaws-turned-lawmen so irresistible? And what makes them so gosh-darn sexy? Rm and I haven't done a Double D Ranch Tales story yet that explores this theme, but as we say, "Never say never!" A hot cowboy who once was a bad boy could easily make his way into a story of ours, a tale in which he can do some good and be associated with the ranch, especially with it being located so close to Las Vegas. In fact, as I'm writing this, there are some ideas bounding around in my head already. A tall, dark and handsome cousin, or other family member, who got into trouble in his youth and who had an easy time of charming the ladies (can we say modern day rake?), gets hired on by the good guys to help catch the men he used to hang with. And, what makes a man like this irresistibly sexy? The fact that he hasn't lost the traits that made him a cad in the first place: street smarts; knowing how to read people; how to woo a woman and make her feel wonderful in and out of the bedroom; how to make himself seem fascinating to everyone around him. Plus the fact that he decided to turn his life around, to follow a more moral compass while still acting like a bad boy, and knows how to ride and rope and work on a ranch, helps, too. At least IMO this is what makes him the hunky cowboy he is. ;)
* We're giving away, to one lucky winner whose name we draw, a choice of either a PDF of Wild West Weekend; a PDF of Wild West Hauntings; or the winner can choose to be put on a list for the next Wild West book (PDF) when it comes out. To enter for this prize (and the Grand Prize) please answer the following: What do you love most about lawmen who are also cowboys? This blog's drawing will be held on May 7 & winner notified that night.
* Rm & I thank you for stopping by today and want to remind you to visit the other links via this list:
* Feel free to follow us via the links at the left. For more cowboy goodness, visit: Cowboy Charm Blog Hops Facebook Group
* Happy Reading!
* C.R. Moss