Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Claiming His Cowgirl by Sorcha Mowbry-guest post, review, & contest!

Claiming His Cowgirl
by Sorcha Mowbry
A huge THANK YOU to Sorcha Mowbry for stopping by the blog today!

As a writer I leave stories in various states of completeness. The truth is, it's always nice to leave things in a Happily Ever After (HEA) state. But sometimes that just isn't possible. Sometimes the story simply comes to a close without the wedding bells. Maybe it's because of the story length, or maybe it's because of the emotional journey it took the hero and heroine to get to where they are when the story ends.
I've learned to live with the Happy For Now (HFN) endings, especially when it just wouldn't be realistic to go for the HEA just yet. My One Night With A Cowboy stories tend to be HFN endings because they are short stories. I know two people can meet and fall in love really fast, I met my husband and moved in with him within two months and we just celebrated 13 years of marriage. But, in order to write a book and not have it turn into War and Peace sometimes we have to accelerate the timeline. That often means that a wedding simply isn't believable.
Cassie and Trent get their HFN, and I stuck with something they wanted and that I thought was believable based on how they met.
 Of course, you all will have to be the judges.
I want to know if you as a reader have a preference. HEA or HFN? Why?
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***Warning: This story contains one dominant cowboy and the lady that will test his control. It also includes spanking, dominance, submission, bondage, and anal sex.***

Cassie Truhart is too busy with life and the Golden Mustang Dude Ranch to worry about love. Especially since her fiancé dumped her for an easier life in the city. Elbow deep in horseshit, she never expects to meet a man capable of commanding not only her attention, but possibly her love.

Trent Jones agreed to a blind date to appease his pesky younger sister. He never imagined finding a woman that would rouse every dominant instinct he possessed, much less love. Good thing his real date cancelled at the last minute.

As Cassie and Trent indulge their strong sexual attraction, he must discover if one night with a cowboy is long enough for him to claim his cowgirl.


Cassie bent over and jammed the shovel into the smelly mix of hay and horse dung. The pungent odor hung heavy in the air as she flung the shovelful of mixture into the wheelbarrow. Almost done.

The streaming rays of sun licked the barn through the open door. Ownership of the Golden Mustang Dude Ranch was everything she’d dreamed of and more, with one small exception. Her ex-fiancé had ridden off into the sunset—without the girl. He’d lasted two months before declaring he couldn’t handle ranch life.

Cassie snorted. Ranch life.

The dude ranch was so far removed from real ranch life it wasn’t worth the effort to explain. The Mustang made good money from the guests that came for the atmosphere. Very few vacationers sought out a real ranch experience. They came to use the spa and lounge by the pool. In winter they came for the snow and the pageantry of Christmas. Most folks weren’t looking for anything more ranch-like than a short jaunt on horseback.

If this were a real ranch, the animals they cared for would be their life’s blood instead of relegated to ambiance. The last of the dirty hay landed in the wheelbarrow. Cassie wiped the sweat off her brow and set down the shovel. With a solid grip, she lifted the barrow and headed toward the compost pile. Hay and horseshit mixed with kitchen scraps made fantastic dirt. Back in the barn, she spread fresh hay in all the stalls she’d cleaned. The raspy rumble of a masculine throat clearing startled her.

“Shit! Do you always sneak up on people like that?” She returned to spreading hay.

“Sorry, ma’am.” He tipped his hat in a mingled greeting-apology.

“No worries. I was probably over-focused on a simple task.” She glanced back and smiled at him. Whoa. That was a real cowboy. Not some duded-up city boy. Worn jeans molded to strong thighs. His shirt fit him like it was made for him, and the Stetson on his head would have looked wrong anyplace else. She stopped spreading hay and faced the stranger. “Is there something I can do for you?”

“I was hoping to get in a quick ride. Feeling kind of antsy.” He let his gaze drift down her body in a slow, blatant appraisal.


 Claiming His Cowgirl was a scorching hot, fun, quick read! I loved this book. Sorcha Mowbry packs a lot of story into a few short pages. I like these kind of books (novellas) and read them at least 2-3 times a week, in between full-length novels. Most of the time they are pretty good stories, but understandingly due to the short length may be lacking in the detail dept. Claiming His Cowgirl, however, has just the right amount of background history and detail that allows the reader to really get to know and understand the characters. This in turn, allows for a complete reading experience in just a short amount of time. The story has a begining, middle, & ending...with enough leeway in the ending to give the reader an opportunity to use their imagination for the final outcome-hence a HFN ending.

Did I mention this story was HOT?
As in...you may need a fire extinguisher, cold shower, or your own cowboy, HOT!

Although Claiming His Cowgirl is a part of the One Night With a Cowboy series, it is a stand-alone book and can be read with or without reading Taking Her Chance, however, I recommend reading them both....


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Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.

She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!

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