Monday, 9 February 2015


Book: How To Kiss a Cowboy
Author: Joanne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Genre: Western Romance (Contemporary)


Between rodeo wins and endorsement deals, Saddle Bronc Champion Brady Caine is living a charmed life. But when he causes an accident that could end a promising barrel racer’s career, he decides that he’s done with loose women and wild rides. All he wants to do is erase his mistake by getting Suze Carlyle back in the saddle.

The last person barrel racer Suze wants to see on her doorstep is the man who ended her rodeo career, but she can’t help admire Brady’s persistence. Sparks fly between them, but when her barn is sabotaged she wonders if he’s really the straight shooter he seems to be…


Another shudder racked Suze’s body and Brady scooted down a step, so he was sitting right beside her, and put his arm around her shoulders. When she didn’t shrug it off, he edged a little nearer. While he’d been trying to figure out what to say, shed lost the fight to fake it She was crying again, harder than ever, without shame.

Suze might have every reason to hate him, but Brady knew nobody should ever feel this bad without someone to comfort them. Pulling her head down to his shoulder, he wrapped his other arm around her and drew her close.

To his surprise, she let him hold her. And she wept. That was a new experience for Brady. Women cried when they were mad. They sobbed when they thought their hearts had been broken forever. But Suze was weeping, and it was all his fault. Her loss went way beyond anger or heartbreak. She’d lost her sport, her vocation, her career, her everything. She’d lost herself, and that’s what she was mourning.

He’d done that – him and his ego and that stupid horse along with the rope he’d hung on to a second too long.

He whispered into Suze’s ear. He didn’t know what he was saying or where it came from. It was mostly there, there’s and now, now’s, along with some nonsense words. It must have made her feel better because her shoulders shook less and less. He swayed gently, rocking her as if she were a child, and she clung to him as if she needed him. He was surprised and ashamed at how good it felt.

He prayed the phone wouldn’t ring. He prayed her father wouldn’t come home and ruin the moment. He prayed this would last forever, the two of them on the stairs just holding each other, but of course it had to end.

Slowly, Suze regained control. He’d known she would; a great competitor never let things rattle her for long.

She pulled away, but only a little, and scanned his eyes for a long time, as if searching out his deepest thoughts. He never knew what to say to women, and when he tried to express his feelings, he usually said the wrong thing. But he knew how to open up and be honest with his eyes and with his touch. He’d learned that from horses, just as Suze had.

But women liked words, and he liked Suze. So he had to try.

“When other women cry, I feel bad,” he said. “When you cry, it’s like the whole world’s falling apart.”

“I’m sorry.” She sniffed. “I don’t normally cry that hard.”

“No, that’s not what I mean. I know you don’t cry much. That’s why it feels like my whole world’s falling apart. I just want to fix what’s wrong so we can get back to normal.”

He wiped away a tear that leaked from the corner of her eye with one finger and stroked her hair back from her face. And then he kissed her.

Miracles of miracles, she kissed him back.

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Joanne Kennedy's lifelong fascination with Wyoming's unique blend of past and present inspires her to write contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings. In 2010 she was nominated for a RITA award for One Fine Cowboy. At various times, Joanne has dabbled in horse training, chicken farming, and bridezilla wrangling at a department store wedding registry. Her fascination with literature led to careers in bookselling and writing. She lives with two dogs and a retired fighter pilot in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader's Choice Nominated book series - had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.
Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon's top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.
Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at Book Expo America (BEA)2014.
Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women's shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.
She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.
She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.
She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women's fiction, and mystery pen names:
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FADE Series - COMPLETED. ALL Full-length novels.
DESIRE Series - All Full-length novels. Last Book, FRENZY - 2015.
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Beyond Crystal River - 2015 NEW SERIES.
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