Thursday, July 19, 2012

For Love of the West: Western Roundup Giveaway Hop

First Annual Western Roundup Giveaway Hop

 Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. -- Old West Proverb

Hosted by MK McClintock, Kimberly Lewis and Cait Lavender

When you begin a cattle drive you can't expect to say you are finished until you have visited a fancy woman and played some games of chance. ~ Wild Bill Hickok 

July 20th - 26th
Featuring books with cowboys!
(or mountain men, or the old west, or cowgirls, rancher wannabes, historical, contemporary, etc)

Always drink upstream from the herd.-- Will Rogers

Cowboys are sexy and deserve a hop of their own. The western genre has exploded beyond old west and romance to include werewolves, wizards and other magical beings. Want to meet a charming cowboy or tough as nails cowgirl? Want to know what magic has to do with the old west? Want an old-fashioned historical western romance? We're here to give you a taste of something you shouldn't miss!

When in doubt, let your horse do the thinkin'. -- Old West Proverb

Enter to win one of five prizes! We have a little something for everyone!

All prizes are eBooks and open internationally!



The Peacemaker (Warriors of the Wind, Book 1) by Chelley Kitzmiller

Major Jim Garrity needed a clean slate. After being unjustly court-martialed for the murder of four Yankee soldiers and narrowly escaping the hangman's noose, he sheds his identity and heads west to live among the Apache. As Shatto, he finds solace among his adopted brethren. But the new influx of settlers and soldiers into the Arizona Territory spells danger for the Apache people.

Independence Taylor blames herself for bringing the small pox into her home that led to her mother and brother's deaths. Abandoned by her grief-stricken father, she undertakes a dangerous journey to join him at his military outpost to beg forgiveness. En route, her military escort is attacked by Apaches. She has been advised to take her own life rather than be captured, but Shatto intervenes before she can pull the trigger.

Indy's initial fear of the mysterious Shatto is tempered by the bargain he strikes with her father to subdue the warriors by training a select group of troopers in Apache warfare. Imbued with the power of the wind spirit, Shatto attempts to bring peace to the troubled land.

As tensions mount between the settlers and Apache, so does the undeniable attraction between Shatto and Indy. Can the would-be lovers broker peace...or will chaos rule and destroy their burgeoning passion?

Montana Dawn by Carolyn Fyffe

MONTANA DAWN - Book One in The McCutcheon Family Series
2010 Maggie Finalist, 2010 Gayle Wilson Finalist , RWA Golden Heart Finalist

Montana Territory, August 1883
When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family's cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

MaCallister: The Eagles Legacy, Book 1

The Legend Lives! The Scottish Highlands, 1885. Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her - killing one of the assailants. Big mistake. The attacker was the sheriff's son, and now MacAllister is marked for death. His only hope: America. Here, in the sprawling land of dreams, Duff hopes to start a new life with his American cousins. Unfortunately, the sheriff's deputies are tracking him down - with nine of the deadliest cutthroats money can buy. Blazing a trail of blood and bullets all the way to the Rockies, Duff has to kill his enemies one by one - or die trying. But this time, Duff is not alone. He has a new ally by his side. A living legend of frontier justice. His cousin, the gunslinger known as Falcon MacAllister...

The Wanting Heart

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true. She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer and being with her friends until she graduates from college.

She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life. She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife.
Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy - from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head a little, saying he was sorry, and all would be forgiven. But what he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love - it will cost Kate her life.

Will Kate survive the stalking of a serial killer and find what her heart truly wants?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


  1. thanks for easy entry..

    icha09 at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for hosting such a cool hop--and for my favorite subgenre, too. :)

  3. hey, thank you for the giveaway. i hope this giveaway open for international entry ^^

  4. Thanks for hosting this hop! I'm always willing to celebrate the Cowboy!

    "The Peacemaker" looks like a great read. I'll definitely have to check it out.


  5. How did I miss being a part of this? Next time, count me in!

  6. Kristiana--it is international! :)

    Caroline--we'd love to have you!

  7. This has been a really fun day! Thank you so much, MK, for coming up with this awesome idea! And thanks to those of you who participated! These blog hops wouldn't work so well without you, lol. We definitely need to do another one of these in the future:)

  8. It has been a fun day so far Kimberly! This will be an annual event and I'll definitely be putting more of these together! Thank you for hosting!

  9. I appreciate the giveaway! I was so happy to discover this hop, thanks for doing it!

  10. Landry--I'm happy you discovered the hop too (cool name by the way).

    Most people are entering the giveaway through the form, but I love seeing the interest in this western-genre hop!

  11. Thnak you for your giveaway,,,

  12. So excited about the Western Romance Blog, it's hard to find good Westerns.