Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kissin' Tell Kick Off Hop

Hello and welcome to my post to help celebrate the release of Kissin' Tell. I don't know about you but I am a HUGE fan of the Rough Riders and the McKay/West boys and well, just cowboys in general. I am so excited for this book to release. Now more about the series.

The Rough Riders
By: Lorelei James


She once led him around by a string. Now he’s the one holding the reins.

Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband and his pregnant wife? Showing up to the reunion without a date. Fate smiles on her when she runs into her former classmate and current cowboy hottie Tell McKay. With his infectious smile and fun-loving ways—not to mention his banging body—he’s the perfect solution to her problem.
Tell McKay had it so bad for Hot Lips Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he is no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name. He agrees to escort her to the reunion with one stipulation; that Georgia proves she has left behind the goody-goody cheerleader of the past—by sharing his bed.
Their sexual chemistry flashes so bright, they barely notice that the reunion has come and gone, and now they’re tangled up in another dreaded “R” word—relationship. But if Tell wants to get the girl this go-around, he’ll have to come up with a whole new set of knots to tie up her heartstrings.
Warning: Contains a sweet talkin’ wild cowboy with a wagon load of crazy-hot sex fantasies and the mad bedroom skills to back up his claims.
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For more information about the Rough Riders and/or Lorelei James, visit her website HERE

My thoughts on the series:

About 3 yrs ago, my sister in law came up to me and said "This is my all time favorite book, but it might be too hot for your tastes" Keep in mind, I had only read Nora Roberts and one Lora Leigh up to this point. Well, I couldn't let her show me up so I picked it up to read it. Within the first 5 pages I was absolutely hooked. I read it in one day, called my sister in law asking if there was more and have never looked back. 

Over the years and throughout the series, I have fallen in love with a number of things... 

1) The writing: Lorelei has a way of capturing your attention and hanging on to it. She puts the perfect balance of tension, heat, and emotion into these books and it is utterly impossible to put one down once you pick it up. 

2) The characters: They are so real. I have always felt like I could hop on a plane and head to Wyoming and be welcomed with open arms at the McKay ranch. They have real emotions, lives, and problems. The family dynamics are amazing and actually make me envious. I would love to have a huge family that loves the way the McKays do... unconditionally. 

3) The storylines: The books focus on the people and their lives. The relationships are unique yet perfect and again very real. There are never "villians" in the books so there is nothing to distract from the romance. Oh, and I should mention the heat. Oh, my, Lorelei knows how to burn up the pages with her hot cowboy smexin. She is not afraid to show sexual diversity and understanding of alternate lifestyles. 

4) Lorelei herself: I have had the pleasure of hanging out with Lorelei a few times and I am proud to call her a friend. She is an amazing person with a great personality. Sweet, caring, funny, and a whole lot of fun. She appreciates her readers and respects them and is always kind when approached. I was so nervous the first time I met her but I quickly realized that she is very easy to talk to. I am honored to have had the chance to get to know her and I hope to see her again real soon.

I would HIGHLY recommend starting this series from the very beginning. I know it seems like a lot but trust me, once you get going, you will fly through the books and be bummed you are done. 

Thank you to Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures for putting this hop together and Thank you to Lorelei for keeping us entertained all these years.



KISSIN’ TELL-Rough Riders book 13
Tell McKay had a boner.

In history class.

At least it hadn’t happened in math, where he’d have to stand at the board to solve a problem and then everyone could see…his problem.

His cheeks burned imagining how much that would suck.
He shifted in his seat and blamed his situation on the distraction seated in front of him.

The oh-so-hot, oh-so-out-of-his-league, sweet, sexy and amazingly perfect class beauty, Georgia Hotchkiss.

Yeah, Georgia was always on his mind.

She was something else. A petite powerhouse. The ultimate diversion. Those damn short, damn tight cheerleading skirts that showcased her athletic body. If he angled his head to the side, he caught a glimpse of her muscular thigh instead of the back of her head. Not that the view was bad. Her hair was as black and shiny as a crow’s wing in the sun. Add in her china white skin, full ruby lips and Georgia could be a modern day Snow White.

You’re a real poet, McKay. More like a fuckin’ pervert. Think about something else.


Startled by the husky rasp of his name, he glanced up from his notebook, right into pale, icy blue eyes that made him stammer like a fool. “W-what?”

“Did you do the homework assignment?”

Be cool. Do not imagine Hot Lips Hotchkiss whispering that in your ear. “Yep.”

Her mouth curved into a smile. He wondered if the gloss glistening on her lips was flavored. Would it taste like bubblegum? Peaches? Ripe black cherries?

“Thank God. Can I copy it?”

Tell managed to rip his focus from her plump lips. Before he could speak, she cranked the charm on high.

“Please? You let me do it before. And I didn’t have time because I was…”

Sucking face with your asshole boyfriend?

Now for the contest information! One commenter from this blog will get a set of Romance Trading Cards and an "Official McKay Buckle Bunny" button from Lorelei and a SIGNED copy of  COWGIRLS DON'T CRY and a RT 2012 Western Round Up bag from me. 

**Comment with your EMAIL and tell me what your favorite thing(s) about cowboys is. 

**Also be sure to fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance at the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the tour.

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Thanks for dropping by!


  1. There is so much I love about cowboys. They are men who know how to work hard and use their hands. If they can fill out a pair of wranglers well, then I say "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy".


  2. I love cowboys. They work hard, ride hard, and they have ropes. lol

  3. Good Morning Everyone! What I like about cowboys is that they seem so 'Family' oriented. They are hard workin' & hard lovin'. I found Lorelei by accident at my library & I have never looked back! I don't do twitter or any other of those things. I do facebook & my
    email. :-) leann

  4. My email looks kinda screwed it is again. :-) leann

  5. Cowboys!! Salt of the earth!! The work hard, love hard and play hard all without pretense.

  6. Some of my favorite things about cowboys are that they are confident, hardworking, dependable, protective, strong, generally alpha, they stand up for others, love animals & children, and so much more. Oh, and all that work makes them really strong, good with their hands, they know how to use rope, and they aren't afraid of getting hot & sweaty. And they never quit until they get the job done *G*.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com
    (it is a j after the _)

  7. Hmmmm where to start? I love the hard working, deep loving and family/community commitment that cowboys have. And yeah, I like the ropes too :)

    Leanna (

  8. I love how cowboys are hardworking to support their family. And I love the way they look in jeans and a cowboy hat!

  9. I love everything about cowboys! I was raised by one and grew up surrounded by them.

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  11. I'd love to win a Kindle Fire so I can put all of my Lorelei James ebooks on it! Absolutely love those McKays and Sundance, Wyoming!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  12. I love Lorelei's Rough Riders! I would never have thought that I'd like books about cowboys so much. But they are really honest, hard-working and reliable men with a soft heart where it counts.

    claudigc at msn dot com

  13. My favorite thing about cowboys? Oh boy. I love how charming some can be, they have manners, there hot and a lot of times, danger seekers. There just so...manly! :) Thank you for the awesome giveaways!!

  14. I love this seriously. LOVE IT! I think India's story is my favorite but I have honestly enjoyed each and every one. I am very excited for Tell's story - seems like it has been a long time coming. :)

    Why do I love cowboys?? They are so laid back, calm and collected yet you know they aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. If you know what I mean ;)

    Happy happy release day! Very exciting isn't it?

    brunettelibrarian AT gmail *d8t* c-m

  15. Would it be lame to say my favorite thing about cowboys is the way they look :) Front side - back side - shirt on - shirt off :)
    cynthia0o at hotmail dot com

  16. I grew up around cowboys so I love everything about them, except the cold feet at 3 am after they come in from checking cows during calving season. I miss everything about living on a ranch now that I do not live there.

    connie_stevens at hotmail dot com

  17. I love cowboy heroes because they work hard and play harder. They know how to have fun. They usually have good manners too.

    Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com


  18. Who doesn't love a good cowboy story. All that alpha hotness in tight jeans and a cowboy hat!! Woo! yeah! lol

    Lisa B

  19. Thank you for participating in the KISSIN' TELL Kick Off tour. I love your post, I can't get enough of Lorelei's books =)

  20. How could anyone not love a hard working, hard loving cowboy! Besides they are so hot with the way they fill out their jeans and boots!


  21. Love the way they look in jeans!

  22. I would love the Nook Color.
    I love how your covers are done in the "brown" tint. It makes the pictures look old. Thank you for the contest as well.


  23. Favorite thing about cowboys is the way their jeans fit:)
    Jeans and boots make the man.

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  24. Cannot wait to get reading this book.. But I am only on book 6...Love what I have read so far...

  25. i love cowboys cause they're strong,hard working and look great in jeans :)

  26. I find Lorelei's cowboys to be hot, loving, funny, loyal and tough! The jeans are a great asset too!

  27. I love cowboys. I love their cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and their sexy blue jeans. I love cowboys because they are courteous, hard working, love their family, and love horses & riding them. I have always had a thing for cowboys and have even had a few.
    This is a new author for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Such a great post!! I think we all have a story of how we found L's books, and everyone is always glad to have found them. I love all there is about cowboys, but dame those jeans are the best!!!

  29. Loved reading all the comments guys! Thanks for stopping by Leagh's place on the tour :)

  30. I love their good manners and morals, their sexy voices, their boots, chaps, hats, and tight jeans.

  31. Cowboys...they work hard all day and play hard all night and they love their families and mama's! I even married one. He's not a rancher though...just a good old country boy. They are the best!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  32. Cowboys opitomize the freedom & strength of the american west - honest & rugged and willing to give their all for those they love.

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  34. I love how my hubby treats me like a princess, ever since we met at a country bar 17 years ago. :)

    nd08family at srt dot com

  35. To quote a country song..."they work hard...and play harder" LOL! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

    barbbattaglia @

  36. I guess my favorite thing about cowboys are they are men. They look like men, they act like men. No wussie shit. They just take care of business, no matter what it entails.

  37. I love how they look in those jeans and cowboy hats...woot woot! Oh and the trucks...they are just pure man! 100%

    tiglilygirl at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for the contest :)

  38. Besides the way they look in their jeans I love that loose limbed and confident walk. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot)com

  39. I actually started late into this series. The first book I read was Shoulda Been A Cowboy. I loved it and bought the other ones. I even recommended it to my mother with a warning that was a red hot kinda series. She also loves them now. lol

  40. My favorite thing about cowboys is that cowboy walk in those cowboy jeans.


  41. I gotta thing for a guy in cowboy boots!

  42. I have always liked cowboys because they seem like Men (yes, with a capital M). I don't want me no wussy men! I think Lorelei consistently captures the Manly-ness of each of the heroes. jepebATverizonDOTnet

  43. Bwaha. Love how you got into the series b/c you couldn't let her show you up. That's fantastic :)

    Can I just go with everything about them? I just started reading cowboy books and am loving them. Hardworking and don't mind getting a bit dirty. Yeah. So works for me :)

  44. I love cowboys for their family values and the ropes!

  45. I love lorelei james's books and everything about cowboys. I cam't wait to dive into Tell's story!

  46. Loyalty 1 and 2 looks great in worn out jeans

  47. I love that swagger in their steps that cowboys have when they walk.


    thegirlscoutdropout (at) gmail (dot) com

  48. I love the McKay books! They are HOT and sexy with just a tad naughty thrown in! Thanks for the contest I would love to win a Nook Color

  49. I may have grown up in Up-state New York but I "discovered" cowboys when I went to college in Arizona in 1967.

    My first "introduction" happened on the drive out. I can still remember listening to my first "country" song while driving and driving and driving thru Texas! I think my love for cowboys started then but when I went to my first western "hang-out" and saw those cowboys dance my heart knew it had found it's home.

    After college I ended up moving back to the East Coast and marrying my "not a cowboy" husband who after 42 years of marriage still can't figure out how a "New England" girl can love NASCAR (I won't miss watching a race on TV) with country western music playing in the background.

    I blame it on the cowboys of my "youth"!



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