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Leave a comment for a digital copies of the series! Drawing will be on Sunday.

Let’s rodeo. Rodeos have been around since the mid-1800s and the story goes that this even was actually started November 27 LenoraHeadshot2015 (2)when two cowboys in Colorado got in an argument and claimed bragging rights on which one was the best at their jobs on the ranch. Things have changed with the rodeo since that first competition but one thing remains the same.

We all love cowboys.

And cowboys haven’t changed all that much. They still live by a time-honored tradition of doing the right thing, treating women with respect, standing up for a buddy and working hard to do a day’s work. The cowboy code is as strong today as it was when the west was won.

That’s why I was both excited and challenged when my friends Lisa Mondello and Margaret Daley invited me to be a part of the Rodeo Knights contemporary novella series. We sat down together at RWA a couple of years ago and began the process of plotting these books and talking about (read—training Lenora) on how to get them published independently as e-books.  Lisa and Margaret have already ventured into the independent publishing world but I was a true greenhorn. But they were patient with me and offered up a team of people to walk me through the process of setting up accounts and learning all about the Indie market. The result is my novella “One Knight in Vegas.”

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This three book series is about three brothers who grew up in the rodeo in Montana.  Their family helped create a major rodeo circuit and they have all been involved in the rodeo in some capacity. My hero is Sean Knight. He’s a veterinarian who puts the animals first, so when they discover someone is sabotaging the circuit by trying to harm and kill rodeo animals, they set out to find out the truth.  When the circuit travels to the finals in Las Vegas, Sean is called in to help stock contractor and ranch owner Cella Cassidy try to save one of her prized broncs that has been poisoned.

I loved writing this story and I loved doing the research on modern day rodeos. I was a bit nervous about getting the details right so I ordered the book “Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies & Bull Riders” by Josh Peter. I also read a lot of articles online to learn more. Then I had a nice telephone interview with a friend’s brother who is a retired rodeo rider. His name is Terry Holland and he is a true Texas gentleman. He also has a book about the rodeo life titled “What A Ride”. It’s a great account on rodeo life. He was a helpful source.

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If you like reading rodeo-themed stories, I hope you’ll check out our series. We’re having fun with the Knight brothers. We hope you’ll have fun reading their stories. To celebrate, I’m giving away one set of the entire series. So post here and let’s talk rodeo!

The entire Rodeo Knights series is available now at the following online locations:

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-oneknightinvegas-1923908-154.html

http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Vegas-Rodeo-Knights-Book-ebook/dp/B013S79VC4

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/one-knight-in-vegas/id998702712?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/one-knight-in-vegas

(Also available at Google Play and Barnes and Noble Nook Press.)

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Updated: November 27, 2015 — 4:04 pm

35 Comments

  1. I love rodeos and know these books will be great! Thank you for the opportunity.

    1. Hi, Melanie. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ah, I love a good cowboy romance! This looks like a great series, thank you for the giveaway!!!

    1. Thank you, Heidi. This was a fun series to write. Liss and Margaret are wonderful writers!

  3. I live really close to one of the biggest rodeo arenas in my area and have never been. I would love to be able to go sometimes, but I just don’t have anyone who wants to go with me.

    1. Janine, I would go with you. Now that I’ve learned more about the rodeo circuits, I hope to attend a live event one day 🙂

  4. Cowboys and rodeos. What could be better?

    1. I agree!!! I love cowboy stories. I’d done a couple of retired rodeo heroes but this is my first set during an event!

  5. Ooh, I love cowboy stories! I will put these on my list to check out. 🙂

  6. I had the chance to proof Margaret’s story, and I can tell you that it’s really good. I know the whole series will be and hope to read the other two stories soon.

    Waving at Lenora!

    1. Hi, Vickie. I’m glad you got a sample of this series. Didn’t you love Margaret’s story? Good to see you here!

  7. Ooh making note of this series! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Hi, Colleen. Thank you for stopping by!!!

  8. Thanks to all of you for stopping by. I know today is a busy day. Stay warm and safe. I ventured out for a walk since we’re having nice weather. I know some parts of the country are not, so take care.

    I love hearing your comments 🙂

  9. Hi Lenora……Welcome to the Junction. We’re so excited to have you come visit. I love your blog because I’m a huge fan of the rodeo and rodeo cowboys. You’re absolutely right about the code they live by. It’s exactly the same as it was in the 1800s. And your cover….oh my goodness! That’s hot. I love it.

    Yes, it’s dangerously cold here with icy streets and sidewalks. I’m staying put. It’s a recipe for disaster out there.

    Wishing you much success and thanks again for visiting!

    1. Thank you, Linda. Stay warm and safe!

  10. I was so excited when I saw this series on Amazon Pre-order earlier this year. The only author I’m not too familiar with is Lisa Mondello, but I have enjoyed many of yours and Margaret Daley’s books. This series just looks so swoony and fun.

    1. Thanks, Terrill. We all had a great time brainstorming and writing our cowboy stories!

  11. I love horses and rodeos. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your series.

  12. Congratulations on your latest release! I’ve only been to a rodeo once when I was quite young. I remember the noise and the crowds
    and the danger (my parents emphasized it time and time again, probably so I wouldn’t get tempted). Our trip was in the late forties and I know there have been many, many changes since then. I have always loved horses and my interested with anything connected with them. This is where my love of the West began. Thank you for taking me back.

    1. Glad to help, Whitney. You can enjoy these stories and stay safe, too!

  13. I do enjoy reading rodeo stories. We don’t have rodeos around here but I can rememember seeing one at the fair when I was a child. I am sure your books will be a great read because you just can’t beat a good cowboy story.

    1. I agree, Quilt Lady! Have fun!

  14. I love books about cowboys. We have a rodeo here every January, and one day they bring in the special needs kids from the schools and do a mini rodeo for them. The kids love it.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of these books.

  15. I like reading about rodeos and their daring cowboys. I have never attended a rodeo. I’m not sure if they have them in Wisconsin where I grew up.

    1. Laurie, you can attend these and see what you think!

  16. Love the theme of your book! I was at Las Vegas last year for the rodeo finals so I’ve seen all those good-looking cowboys walking around…:)
    Congrats on your release. I’ll look forward to reading the series.

    1. Thanks, Linda. I hope I did it justice. I learned a lot and tried to make it as real as possible!

  17. Went to one rodeo, August 5th, 1976 in Ten Sleep WY!! It has held my interest ever since!! Can’t wait to read the series. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Beth. I hope you enjoy these stories!

  18. Cowboy up! What an honor it would be to win the book series. I love the book covers your artwork was fabulous! I used to go the rodeo as a child. Now I only get to watch on the movies. I still have a love for the rugged cowboy and his sidekick horse. I can’t wait to start reading the series. Happy Holidays…

  19. I love the storyline of 3 brothers in the rodeo world. Fingers crossed I get to read the series!

  20. Not sure if in time for the drawing. Love reading!

  21. Great covers! I do love a good rodeo 🙂 would love to read this one!

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