Cowboy Brave with Guest Author Carolyn Brown

Please give a warm ‘welcome back’ to our guest author Carolyn Brown! 
She’s here to talk about the newest book in her Longhorn Canyon Series and also
to give one (plus a bonus!) as a gift for one lucky person who comments.

Carolyn Brown Headshot
Author Carolyn Brown

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Miss Carolyn
or her books, here’s a short introduction …


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says “I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas.” That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.



Howdy to all y’all at Petticoats and Pistols! Every time I see the name of your site, I think of my Christmas present last year. Mr. B bought me a lovely little five shot .38 caliber pink pistol. I didn’t want anything that fired 15 rounds in ten seconds. I figure if I can’t hit something with five bullets, then I shouldn’t be firin’ a gun.

I loved writing Cowboy Brave. Justin and Emily were such fun characters to have in my head for those weeks when we were writing the book. And I do say we, not I, because if I didn’t get the story just right, they kept me awake at night.

The blurb for the book tells you a little about Justin and Emily, so I thought maybe today we’d interview the Fab Five. That would be the five senior citizens in the retirement center where Emily works. I thought maybe I’d just give you a little excerpt to introduce you to them. Picture this (as Ma used to say on Golden Girls)—Bowie, Texas, last year. The Fab Five are all in the van on the way to Longhorn Canyon ranch for a week. They’re excited to be away from the retirement center for a whole week, and Emily is driving for them. She’ll be staying with the three ladies in the girls’ bunkhouse. Otis and Larry will live in the boys’ bunkhouse. Now get ready for the ride…

~ Excerpt ~

“Wagons, ho!” Otis shouted from the middle of the van.

“Wagons, my royal butt,” Patsy said. “We’re on tour and this is our tour bus. We’re off to do shows.”

“And what are you going to do?” Bess poked her sister in the arm. “You never could carry a tune, so it can’t be anything musical.”

“Oh, but, honey, I can dance, and I’ve been practicing my striptease dance. I bet Larry can figure out a way to fix me a pole so I can do my best work,” Pasty shot back.

Larry’s grin deepened the wrinkles. “I’ll get my dollar bills ready to stuff inside your under britches, darlin’.”

“Everyone buckled up?” Emily called out as she started the engine.

“Yep!” they all said in unison.

Emily put the van in reverse, popped the clutch, and spun out, leaving a skid mark on the concrete parking lot. “Then get ready for a ride. If you see flashing red lights, yell at me and I’ll go faster.”

“This ain’t a tour van, it’s a race car. When we get to the ranch, we should do some street racin’ in the pasture,” Sarah yelled from the back. “I love to drive fast.”

“You love anything fast. Did you take your heart pills this mornin’?” Patsy said.

“Did you?” Sarah shot back. “I just have to take one to keep my ticker goin’. You have to take three, so don’t be fussin’ at me.”

“Both of you hush and enjoy the fast ride,” Bess demanded.

“You got it, darlin’.” Sarah’s blue eyes glittered. “I’m like fast food. Hot, cheap, and ready in a minute.”

“That’s like Patsy in college,” Bess said.

“Oh, the sweet memories.” Patsy sighed.

Now that you’ve met the five, would you like to see what kind of trouble they’re going to get into,
and how they try to play match maker between Emily and Justin Maguire?

But wait before you answer, there’s more. As a special treat this is a two in one book.
You also get the Second Chance Cowboy by A. J. Pine. So happy reading to all y’all!!

(Don’t forget to comment to be included in the drawing for the giveaway!)

FYI: Books in order of publication
Cowboy Bold, May 2018
Cowboy Honor, September, 2018
Cowboy Brave, Now Available!
Cowboy Rebel, May 28, 2019
Buy Links for the books:



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28 thoughts on “Cowboy Brave with Guest Author Carolyn Brown”

  1. Good morning Carolyn and welcome to P & P. Your book sounds amazing, I’m very eager to meet these wonderful characters. I bet this is going to be a riot seeing how they get the matchmaking of Elimy & Justin accomplished.
    I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books. Don’t be a stranger, come back to see us again soon.

  2. Omgoodness! I’m dying to read this book! I could only wish that I’d have a group of friends like this if I end up in a retirement home someday! (Which is likely since I have MS and was put on disabilty at the age of 35) I’ve only read one of your books since starting to read again in November 2016 (I gave it ????? by the way) but I’m fixing to read my 203rd book! Oh the adventures I’ve been on! I’d love to see what these ladies get themselves into! Happy New Year!!

  3. I have read the previous books in this series and I’m so excited to see the next book! I can’t wait to read it! I’m thinking I would love to be surrounded by a group of friends like you described above. They sound so much fun!
    I would need to get my list out, but I think I’ve read nearly all of your books about Cowboys. You never disappoint me with your stories and I’m sure this one will be just as good as the others.

  4. I enjoyed meeting the five and what they had to say. Thanks so much. I love the plaque in your office. Thanks for visiting.

  5. These sound like one back of a bunch of seniors. I’m certainly going to enjoy this read. Looking forward to how they plan to get these two together.

  6. What a fun post. Welcome Carolyn. I love the saying on the plaque on your wall. And your pink gun. I agree with you about, If I cant hit it with 5 bullets, I shouldn’t be carrying a gun. I learned to shoot a shotgun while living on the farm. That came in handy. Have a wonderful week.

  7. This wonderfully entertaining and joyous all around!!! I love when people play matchmaker. I love that you got a pink gun! My daughter got her first BB gun for Christmas from her Grandparents and it was pink!!! The funny thing is she never really asked for something like this but the first words out of her mouth were, I needed this! the whole room exploded with laughter. My unicorn, princess loving and cowgirl boot wearing girl needed it!
    Thank you for a chance to win this great book!!!!

  8. Oh this book sounds wonderful don’t know how I have missed reading your books but I certainly will in the very near future

  9. Hi Carolyn, a belated Happy New Year. My mom did the opposite of your family: she was born in Oklahoma but raised later on in Texas. Wishing you well.

  10. This sounds like a fun book. The Fab Five would keep everyone working at the retirement center laughing, and readers too.

  11. This sounds like a laugh-out-loud reading experience. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the chance to win it!
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  12. I can’t wait to read this book. Older people can add so much to a story. They can get into more trouble than teenagers and rarely have to pay the price the young do. They can and do operate on a different set of rules. From this and another excerpt I read, these 5 are definitely a two-fisted handful.
    I hope you continue to listen to the voices in your head. They are helping you give us such great stories.

  13. Hey there, Miz Carolyn! It’s great to have you visit. Congrats on the new release! Your cowboys are HOT, HOT! Love this series. You do know your men! 🙂

    Big hugs and best wishes!

  14. Carolyn – Wow! Your Fab Five book sounds like a AWESOME read. I have read a lot of your books & enjoyed them all. Thanks, for visiting P&P and the chance to win a copy of your books.

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