Hi, kids! HAPPY FRIDAY!
Thought I’d toss out a print copy of the anthology Under This Cowgirl’s Hat (ed. SA Clements), which includes my longish short story “From the Boots Up.” I’ll have this on offer throughout Saturday, and we’ll pick a winner on Sunday, noon Eastern Standard US time. The rules are at the end of this post. Seriously. I’m not making that up.
source: Torquere Press
Here’s the rundown on the stories included therein:
Tea and Kisses by CB Potts
When Iris’ neighbor Randy decides to auction off his ranch, she decides to put a bid in on the place. Renee is the Randy’s sister, and she figures Iris has ulterior motives. Iris is honest, but city girl Renee doesn’t understand how country friendships work. Can Iris make Renee understand how good being neighborly can be?
Reversible Cowgirls by Shanna Germain
Stephanie has some problems with her love life. She’s seeing a married woman, their relationship is going nowhere, and Stephanie needs to break it off. Then she meets Macie, the new veterinarian in town, who takes her by surprise with the heat they generate. Can Stephanie work through her problems and take Macie on full time?
Bright Lights and Boob Jobs by BA Tortuga
Maddie works in the city as an exotic dancer. She’s missing her cowgirl ways and her family, but she’s too proud to go home a failure. When her best friend Shannon shows up, Maddie’s torn between what she thinks she needs to do to succeed, and what Shannon urges her to find in her life. Can love change her mind?
From the Boots Up by Andi Marquette
Meg isn’t at all sure she wants to spend time with an LA reporter who wants to do a feature on her father’s Wyoming dude ranch, but she will for him. A chance meeting at the local feed store takes Meg’s mind off the impending visit from the city slicker, however, and Meg wonders about Gina, the attractive woman whose flat tire she helped fix in the parking lot. When Gina turns out to be the reporter, Meg realizes her summer at the ranch might just have taken a turn for the better.
The Good Life by Jodi Payne
Ruby has come home to New Mexico for her father, who’s in the hospital. She’s been living her own life in the city, far away from cows and scrub brush. Caroline is a cowgirl with a lot of charm, but will Ruby be able to give everything up and stay at the ranch?
[synopses from Torquere Press website, with exception of “From the Boots Up”]
Okay, usual rules. Leave a comment here at Women and Words if you’d like to be considered for this drawing. Make sure you include your email address — BUT NOT IN THE BODY OF THE COMMENT (don’t worry–only the elves here at Women and Words see it! Swear! For reals!) so we can contact you if you win.
You’ve got ’til Sunday at noon EST US time. If you’re not of the US, here’s a link to a world clock time zone converter (that’s how much we luuuuv you). 😀
Cheers and good luck!