Home Uncategorized Blog Tour: Solitary Horseman by Deborah Camp [Excerpt & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Solitary Horseman by Deborah Camp [Excerpt & Giveaway]

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Blog Tour: Solitary Horseman by Deborah Camp [Excerpt & Giveaway]

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Solitary Horseman

Blog Tour: Solitary Horseman by Deborah Camp [Excerpt & Giveaway]
by Deborah Camp
on August 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Western
Purchase: Amazon
Goodreads

Blurb:

Texas rancher Callum Latimer believed that the Civil War had killed everything tender and yearning inside of him until he struck up a partnership with Banner Payne. His dark-haired, golden-eyed, spirited neighbor stirred embers that he thought were long dead . . .

Sunlight glided over hair as she shifted from one boot to the other, and before his mind could catch up with his instincts, Callum reached out and wrapped his index finger around one of her auburn curls. Its softness against his calloused skin sent longing through him like a rushing river. She’d be like that all over – soft where he was hard, giving where he was not. He heard her gasp and his heart bucked.

lampshade excerpt banner

As long as he could remember, the Paynes were the family everyone in these parts shunned. His pa made noise about Otis Payne stealing cattle from him, but the bad blood between him and Otis went farther back than that – years before Callum was born. The Paynes had a good piece of land and had usually turned out a healthy herd of cattle, but they were a slovenly lot. The children had always looked unkempt. That probably had to do with them not having a mother to look after them. Alva had died when Banner was just a babe.

The war had taken two of her brothers, leaving only Hollis. Otis had died six months before the war ended. Callum had heard that Banner was running the Payne ranch, but he didn’t believe it. He figured Hollis was trying to be the boss and his cowhands were taking advantage of him. Stealing him blind, probably. That’s what he’d heard from Eller and from folks in town.

Leaning a shoulder against the porch post, Callum watched the horse and wagon make its way toward the house. Behind him, the hound growled. “No, Rowdy,” he commanded and the growl faded to whine.

The sun burned his eyes, making it difficult to discern any details of the Payne’s girl’s face. She reined the sway-backed horse in the shade of the house and Callum could finally see her bonnet and pretty dress. After she wrapped the reins around the brake, she turned toward him and a smile curved her pink lips as her gaze met his boldly, confidently.

Callum shifted his weight from one boot to the other as a bolt of awareness shot through him. Damn, she’d grown into a beauty, he thought, taking in her reddish brown hair and heart-shaped face. And those eyes – dark gold. The eyes of a tiger.

“’Afternoon to you, Misters Latimer.” Her voice had a husky quality, as pleasing as aged whiskey. “I bet you’re surprised to see me.”

“I don’t like surprises,” Seth said.

She swallowed and her smile faltered for a moment. Directing her full attention to Callum, she took in a breath that lifted her breasts and the white ruffles covering them. “Your herd looks profitable. Good, sound stock.”

“That’s what we’re aiming for,” Callum said, wondering what was going on under that blue bonnet. She was up to something – but what? “How’s the Payne herd?”

Her smile vanished and she shrugged. “Not what it should be. I’m missing some. It’s been a bad year for calves, but a good year for coyotes, wolves, and rustlers.”

“Your pappy stole cattle from me,” Seth said, repeating an oft-spouted accusation.

Banner’s gaze whipped to the older man’s frowning visage and Callum could almost feel her fighting back scalding words.

“Sir, my father is dead and can no longer defend himself.” She squared her shoulders. “And I’m not here to fight old battles. I have new ones to address. I’ll come right the point as I know you have work to attend to – as have I. Northerners are sniffing around our place and several have offered to buy me out.”

“Damn Yankees,” Seth groused and Rowdy growled as if in agreement.

Banner gave a sniff of contempt. “Of course, they want to pay half of what it’s worth.” She looked off into the distance and it seemed that a shadow passed over her face. “Looks like I’m going to have to sell. I don’t want the Yankees to prosper from what my family bled and died for, so I’m here to offer it to you.” Her gaze swept to Callum again. “I’ll sell it to you. All I ask is that you let Hollis stay on.”

About Deborah Camp

Author of more than 45 novels, Deborah lives in Oklahoma. She has been a full-time writer since she graduated from the University of Tulsa. She worked for a few years as a reporter for newspapers before becoming a freelance writer. Deborah's first novel was published in the late 1970s and her books have been published by Jove, New American Library, Harlequin, Silhouette, and Avon. She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Authors Hall of Fame and she is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of the Author's Guild.

Lover of the west and the people who tried to tame it, Deborah likes to write about strong, independent women and the men who are their equals. She grew up on a diet of TV westerns which have served her well. Since she appreciates men with devilish twinkles in their eyes, she likes to mix laughter in with the love scenes in her books. Also widely published in non-fiction, she writes and edits for a magazine focused on small businesses. Deborah taught fiction writing for more than 10 years at a community college. She is currently working on her next historical romance set in the wild, wonderful west.

Her books have been re-issued on Amazon for Kindle Direct and have attracted tens of thousands of new fans. For a list of them, visit her website.

lampshade giveaway banner

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Turn on the light!

Light up your inbox and never miss a post!

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Book Outlet ad
27 comments

27
Leave a Reply

What me to visit you? Just leave a link in the comments and I will stop by. :)

avatar
25 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
20 Comment authors
Bridgett WilburMindy BelEmily Endrizzisweetpea35Sandra Watts Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Bridgett Wilbur
Guest
Bridgett Wilbur

This book sounds great and I would love to read it.

Mindy Bel
Guest
Mindy Bel

Thanks for the great giveaway!
The book sounds amazing!

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

Thanks again for hosting this giveaway. The book looks great!

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

Love the cover! Thanks again for the giveaway.

sweetpea35
Guest

I liked the excerpt – looks like a great read.

Sandra Watts
Guest

Stopped by to share post. Thanks again for hosting.

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra Watts
Guest

I really like the cover. Sounds like a good book.

Bea LaRocca
Guest
Bea LaRocca

Deborah, I’m always curious to know…can you read/write when it’s noisy or do you need peace and quiet as I do?

Charlene Whitehouse
Guest
Charlene Whitehouse

Thank you for awesome excerpt. It looks like a great read.

jonesjar
Guest

Nice post. Thanks for the info and the contest.

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for hosting.

clojo9372
Guest

Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us and I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

Trix
Guest
Trix

I like the premise!

Bea LaRocca
Guest
Bea LaRocca

Cowboys are definitely my favorite heroes whether the story is historical or contemporary. This sounds like such a good read that I’ve bumped it to the top of my Wish-list!

Meghan Stith
Guest

I’m just curious what inspired the author to write a Western Romance?

Mary Preston
Guest
Mary Preston

Such a great cover too.

Victoria
Guest
Victoria

Thanks for sharing, I loved the excerpt!

chaotickarma23
Guest

Love the excerpt! This sounds like a great read!! 🙂

Rosie
Guest
Rosie

I always loved horses from a little girl (surprise!), and still love them, and rough on the edges horsemen, too, with that touch of tenderness. Sounds like a great read!

Deborah Camp
Guest

Thanks for featuring my book on your blog today. I truly appreciate you taking the time to provide readers and writers such an excellent forum.

Christy
Guest
Christy

Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it.

Deborah Camp
Guest

Thank you, Christy. I hope you enjoy the whole book, too! Happy reading.

kim hansen
Guest
kim hansen

Love the cover. Sounds like a good read.

Deborah Camp
Guest

Thanks, Kim. I’m so happy you like the cover. I hope you enjoy the book, too. Please “pay it forward” with a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. 🙂

Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)
Guest

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown
Guest

Congrats on the blog tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy
%d bloggers like this: