Need I say more? This reveal has been a long time coming! The cover and blurb for the second book in the Bull Rider Series.
Hey, Cowboy #2 Coming 2013
The rowdy bull rider and classy Italian are at it again!
In Hey, Cowboy, a break in the season finds Velia Armano and Caulder McCutchen back in Tucson, Arizona. Family, friends, and rowdy cowboys are brought together to share in their joy…and sometimes their pain.
The last year with Caulder has given her trust and strength like she’s never known. But, her strength is weakened. Enemies harbor a vendetta against her and her family…and anyone who gets in their way. Fear will not dictate her happiness or rob her of a future filled with love.
Caulder vows to protect Velia, yet little does he know the lengths he’ll have to go— He learns that sometimes a hero has to prove he is one.
He’d like to give her the world, be the man she needs, but an injury during break threatens his career. How can he give her everything when his future hangs in the balance?
All they ask for is a peaceful life together—a new bull riding season with a chance to win the coveted gold buckle, and their happily ever after.
Happiness is within reach if their burning love is strong enough to overcome enemies plotting against Velia’s family—and a possible career-ending injury for Caulder.
Come along and see what happens when the feisty Italian takes a longer ride with the rowdy bull rider.
Velia, a Bull Rider? Yee-Haa
“Fun! Si, now I want to ride a real toro,” Torre said, jumping off the mechanical bull, making his way back.
“Hey, McCutchen, you riding that thing?”
Everyone got quiet.
Caulder turned and acknowledged the patron. The question came from an older man sitting at the bar. “Nope. Sponsors don’t allow it.”
“We can get some big money going on here.”
“No, thanks.” The man mumbled something to the bartender, but Caulder ignored him. It wasn’t the first time he’d been challenged. Hell yeah, he’d love to put them all in their place and shut them up, but that was the old days. He helped Torre over the rail and out of the cushioned pit. The other men watching went back to their seats and Dan turned to join them.
“Wait, I want a ride,” Velia said, throwing a glance Caulder’s way.
“Come on, the food’s there,” he said taking her arm.
“No, it’s my turn, babe.” She glanced to their table. “It hasn’t arrived yet.” Velia shook her arm free, kicked off her shoes, and stumbled through the soft cushioned area until she reached the bull.
Caulder went right behind her. “If you’re going to do this I have to give some instructions so you don’t break something.”
“Yeah, I’m with a bull rider, but I haven’t picked this up through osmosis.” Velia giggled and threw her leg over. “Now I get to see what you go through.”
“Ah, yeah…” Caulder gave her a smug frown.
“How fast can I go?”
“This looks like nine levels, you’ll do maybe three.”
“Velia…” Caulder shook his head. “Never mind. You never listen anyway,” he continued. “Grab hold of the rope. When the bull turns right, your raised hand goes left.”
She crinkled her nose. “Wait, one hand in the air?”
“You had nine months of bull riding, girly girl. Yes, one hand in the air. Don’t you look at the photos you take?”
Velia rolled her eyes and he almost laughed. “If you’re doing this, it’s going to be right so you don’t get thrown off on your ass.” Torre laughed behind him when he cursed.
“Keep your body loose. When it’s time to jump off, lift your leg over and jump down.” He looked at her wide eyes. “Ready?”
Velia nodded and Caulder walked back to stand beside the operator. Men sitting at the bar turned around. Great. Gawkers. Here it comes. I hope I don’t have to punch someone in front of the kid.
He watched Velia adjust her hand in the makeshift bull rope and she wiggled her rear-end around on the fake fur seat. Nice jeans! As usual, she’s distracting me in those damn denim Wranglers.
Velia glanced at him and then peered at Dan.
“Take it easy with her,” said Caulder.
“Yep…” he said with a smirk. “We like when women get on the bull.”
Caulder didn’t like his snicker at all.
The bull started out going in a slow circle and Velia glanced over at him and smiled. Dammit, her gorgeous smile, too, just what we need. He wasn’t the only one who noticed. When the bull rocked back and forth and twirled in a faster circle her eyes got as big as silver-dollar pancakes. Caulder watched her body move in almost slow motion as she arched her back, shoving her pelvis forward with each new rock.
Men at the bar made their way over, close enough for whispers amongst themselves to be heard. He knew this would happen, but at the moment they appeared in control, and he took a sideways glance to keep their positions in check. Caulder continued to watch her, his insides smiling, outside hardening. He folded his hands in front of him.
Dan sped up the bull to level three…
Hey, Cowboy #2 Coming soon!
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