Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Cattleman Blog Tour! (+Kindle Fire Giveaway!)

Title: The Cattleman
Author: Anna Jeffrey
Series: Sons of Texas #2
Pages: 316
Date Published: September 15, 2014
Publisher: Anna Jeffrey Brooks
Format: Kindle Edition
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
Ever since a disastrous marriage and divorce at a young age, Pickett Lockhart has kept his emotions under control. He’s preoccupied anyway with learning to be the general manager of the vast Double-Barrel Ranch outside of Drinkwell, Texas. Still, his older brother’s marriage and looming fatherhood has aroused an envy within him to have a wife, kids and home of his own. But he can’t get married, even to a woman he loves who also loves him. His divorce cost him and his family a bundle, leaving him with an overwhelming fear of stepping into another financial trap.


Amanda Breckenridge, swim team coach and English teacher in Drinkwell High School, has been in love with Pic for as long as she can remember. They were high school sweethearts. After  he eloped with someone he met in college, Amanda left Drinkwell. Her father’s illness brought her back to town and a revived relationship with Pic. But Pic’s mother has never thought Amanda was good enough for him. She intends to destroy their relationship by sending a friend’s beautiful daughter to the ranch to tempt Pic. Can Amanda and Pic’s bond survive his mother and her schemes? Or the unexpected career opportunity that falls into Amanda’s lap?
~Try an Excerpt!~
Standing at a dark-tinted window wall, sipping at a Crown and water, Pickett Charles Lockhart looked out from the Petroleum Club’s cocktail lounge in downtown Fort Worth. Suffocated. That was the word that described how he felt.

Forty stories below, vehicles that looked like toy cars moved through the city streets. Low-hanging clouds in a leaden sky teased with the possibility of longed-for rain. Relief from the relentless drought ought to make any man in an agriculture business— as he was—happy. But Pic only hoped to hell those clouds didn’t gin up a storm and a big blow while he was still on the fortieth floor of this building. He didn’t mind high places if his feet were firmly planted on God’s earth, but a high-rise building made him dizzy. No way could he ever adapt to life in a skyscraper in the city where his older brother Drake had lived the last few years. Trying to overcome a powerful urge to bolt, he took a step backward.

His younger half-brother, Troy Rattigan, who enjoyed nothing more than yanking his chain, looked at him across his shoulder and chuckled. “What’s the matter, Bro? All that space out there make you queasy?”

Pic ignored the dig, running his finger around the inside of his collar. His tie threatened to choke him. He couldn’t remember the last time he had worn one. “April first,” he groused. “Helluva day to get married, if you ask me.”
~Meet Anna!~ 
Anna Jeffrey is an award-winning author of romance novels as well as romantic comedy/mystery. She has written 9 romance novels and co-authored 7 as USA Today Bestselling author, Dixie Cash. Her most recent book is “The Tycoon.”

Anna Jeffrey's books have won the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have been finalists in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold and the More than Magic awards. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Dallas Area Romance Authors and PASIC.

Anna is a fifth generation Texan. She was born and grew up in West Texas, where most of her family members were farmers and ranchers or worked in the oil fields. She left Texas for many years and lived in four of the western states, a rich experience she’ll never forget.

She loves most things western, from the customs and culture to the philosophy of life. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading.

These days, she’s back home in Texas. She and her husband currently live in Granbury, Texas, a small town not far from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Anna be awarding a grand prize of a Kindle Fire to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour and one runner up will receive e-copies of THE TYCOON and THE CATTLEMAN, Books 1 and 2 of the Sons of Texas series.
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22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. So glad you enjoyed it. If you have a question about the book or the trilogy, please feel free to ask me. I see by your avatar you must be a Betty Boop fan. I, too, love Betty Boop. :-)

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  2. Thank you, Andra, for featuring THE CATTLEMAN today.

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  3. I really loved the excerpt. I want to read this book.

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    1. And I want you to read it, MomJane. :-D

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    1. Thank you, bn100. It makes me happy to hear you say that. My characters are always a little offbeat. But I hope they're interesting and not boring. :-)

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  5. Great excerpt - wish it were longer. ;-)

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    1. Hi, Glenda....It does seem short, doesn't it? Maybe you would enjoy the book.

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  6. first time to hear about this book!

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    1. Hi, Maidenveil. It was just released on the 15th, so it's a new book. :-)

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  7. I enjoy drawing as well and recently started drawing with chalk pastels.
    I look forward to reading your books.
    Lori

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  8. I liked reading the little bio about Anna. I enjoy reading about the authors!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  9. I like the book excerpt. Sounds like a winner!
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  10. Well, I also like the giveaway, of course!
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  11. I liked the Synopsis of the book. I also loved the sexy cover!
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  12. So do things like Twitter activity now count for search engine optimisation?
    I was told they help after the Penguin algorithm update
    Posted this to wall, very good

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