Guess who? It’s Camryn Rhys with us today! Yay! And she’s talking about what Cowboys and Chefs have in common!
For the last year, I’ve been writing what I call “Western Foodie Romances”. I’m not sure anyone else writes them, but I certainly haven’t seen any. I’ve had several people ask me: what exactly do cowboys and chefs have in common?
As heroes, cowboys and chefs are so similar. Both tend to be independent and self-motivated. They are the ultimate alpha males. They like order, they want things done a certain way, and they’re often nomadic—going where the best work is.
But in a lot of ways they’re very different. Chefs tend to be innovative and forward-thinking. Cowboys tend to be tied to history and don’t dig change too much.
Writing Western Foodie romance, I have to find the intersection between these two. How does food interact with the cowboy culture? Do cowboys care what they eat? Are all cowboys/girls the same? How does the West tolerate and/or embrace new trends? These are things that Western Foodie Romance naturally tends toward.
And, of course, the hotness quotient. Because let’s face it, whether it’s a chef’s hat or a cowboy hat, it’s just covering up the hottie underneath.
In honor of the hot cowboys in my Freewill series, I’m having a Cowboys & Cocktails release party on my blog and giving away a lot of great prizes. Every comment on every blog tour post counts. So if you want to comment here, I’ve got a question for you: What makes a chef hot to you? What makes a cowboy hot? Which do you prefer?
Kyle Harris lands a job as the new chef at the Misbegotten Gaines Ranch just in time for the launch of their new Singles’ Trail Ride. When his new boss, the alluring Jamie Gaines, mistakenly believes him to be married, he goes along with the ruse to keep his job. But things start to heat up between them and Kyle has to choose between losing his job and letting Jamie get away.
When a guy says he’s gonna work on a dude ranch, he kinda expects it to be run by…well, dudes. Instead, the only two people Kyle Harris could see when he pulled up to the Misbegotten Gaines Dude Ranch were women. And they were hot with a capital H-O-T.
Hot enough that it got a little toastier in his car, and in his formerly roomy boxers under his jeans. Kyle had big plans for spending long days at his new job out on the dusty trail with men he could consider his brothers. Guys always looked tight in those John Wayne movies his mom used to watch. He had a feeling the wild would do that to a guy.
But being in the Wyoming wilderness with two gorgeous women would not lead to any camaraderie among the men. Nor would it lead to silent nights around the campfire eating beans from a can and drinking coffee from a tin cup while the coyotes yowled against the midnight sky.
Okay, so maybe he paid a little more attention during those movies than he’d like to admit. But still. The kind of backside(s) he could see promised a lot of things, and none of them peaceful. Maybe he wouldn’t have to extend his sex hiatus after all.
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Sacha Camomescro, an Empath demon with an airship, is rescuing refugees from Victorian Europe’s war on magic when she meets a man unlike any other. Javier Vargas is a lone alpha werewolf, his pack nearly decimated by assassins, his appetite for justice superseded only by his desire for her.
But Sacha’s gift is also her curse. While reading minds is helpful in eluding the assassins sent by Europe for Progress, it cripples her ability to trust men, and enjoy sex, for she can always see the fantasies men have when they’re with her. But Javier has a single-minded focus when it comes to his pursuit, and he wants her.
Just when it seems she can trust him, Sacha’s crew starts getting picked off mid-flight, and it seems there’s a rabid animal at fault. Javier and his lone remaining pack member fall under suspicion, and in the hysteria, Sacha begins to lose control of her mission. Blindsided by passion, she must decide if she can trust the one man who wants her just as she is.