30 Jul '12
Delilah Devlin Guest-Post, Excerpt from Cowboy Lust and $20 Amazon GC GiveAway
Thanks for having me as your guest today!
Cowboy Lust is a true labor of love. But it has a funny beginning.
I’d done a lesbian collection for Cleis Press (Girls Who Bite), when my editor approached me with the idea of doing a hetero “Village People” series for them. I submitted ideas for cops and firemen, but they came back saying they wanted cowboys first.
Guess I took their suggestion too literally. But what fun!
I received many wonderful submissions for the anthology, pared it down to the few I felt held together thematically, but also were different enough a reader wouldn’t feel as though they were reading the same story over and over. As many times as I’ve re-read the collection, I’m still impressed with what the writers came up.
Here’s a snippet from the opening story of the collection, “Riding Double” by Cari Quinn.
Jack Benton looked up from the saddle he was shining when he heard the crunch of gravel. He saw his arrivals but noticed the sky behind them first, only because it was a lot darker than it had been just a few moments before. The dark, threatening clouds cast a pall over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, making them appear foreboding rather than welcoming. A tangle of tumbleweeds blew past him just before the rising wind made its presence known with a howl.
Noting the twin blondes marching toward him, he suspected it would be storming on more than one front. His quick inhalation brought with it the scent of rain. So that made two things he could expect: an imminent downpour and, if his tightening Levis were any indication, instant and irreversible cock strangulation.
What the hell were they doing here?
Danica and Colleen Yardley were knockouts on their own. But together? Strutting down the drive in similar summer outfits, long blonde hair flying behind them, pouty pink lips tilting in matching come-hither smiles… Dear God. In a second he’d need to lower his zipper to keep from popping the teeth.
“Evenin’, ladies.” Jack tipped his hat to them and shifted his body closer to the saddle. If they saw the wood he was sporting, they might get the wrong idea. Then again, those deviously sexy smiles suggested they were offering a lot more than the last woman who’d stopped by hawking magazine subscriptions.
“What brings you out this way?”
“Just out for a stroll. And since your ranch is the only one within miles, this seemed like a place to stop and wait out the storm.” Danica’s voice had an extra added purr to it, which didn’t help the tightness in his crotch. She walked forward and set her petal-pink fingertips on the edge of the saddle stand. “Don’t s’pose you’d let us stay here for a while? Just to be safe.”
Jack lifted his face to the wind and took another breath. Ozone stung his nostrils. “We have a few minutes. More than enough time for you to head home.”
“Well, now, that’s not very gentlemanly.” Colleen stepped closer and ran a predatory hand over his damp chest. The sun had been out in full force all day, and he’d only climbed down from Silba a little while ago. He probably stunk of sweat, but Colleen sure didn’t seem to mind. Strange, considering she’d been nothing more than polite both times he’d met her this weekend.
He cocked a brow and looked from one woman to the other. Did they really think they had him snowed? He knew which of them was which without any trouble. Months of working alongside a woman, you got to know her little tics. The way she nervously shoved her hair behind her ear, how her eyes would get all squinty when she was trying to think of something to say. Whatever game these two were playing, he still knew exactly which woman leaned up to lay her soft wet lips on his.
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