Friday, March 4, 2011

Celebrating A Hot New Cowboy Release For Lorelei James

Today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of SADDLED AND SPURRED, a new Blacktop Cowboys Book from Lorelei James.

When she's not squirreled away behind her laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, Lorelei can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until she's a pretzel, shootin' her .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid's taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin' up vittles.

Why does she have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, she's a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives her a unique perspective, especially since she's not writing historical westerns. Through her fictional world, she can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

She also write a dark, gritty mystery series under the name Lori Armstrong and her novel Snow Blind recently won the 2009 Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for Best Paperback Original!


SADDLED AND SPURRED - Blacktop Cowboys Book 2 by Lorelei James

Hard riders, hard lovers-second in a sexy and romantic new rodeo series from the author of Corralled.

Cattleman Bran Turner is left shorthanded during busy calving season when a bull tramples his hired hand. Rural Wyoming isn't exactly a hotbed of qualified candidates, and the only applicant for the position is the pampered town beauty, Harper Masterson. The curvy cowgirl gets under Bran's skin at every turn, but with no other options, he reluctantly hires her.

When sexual sparks ignite, down-on-her-luck Harper enjoys convincing Bran that not only is she capable of pulling calves, feeding live-stock, and handling backbreaking ranch chores, but she doesn't mind getting down and dirty, either. Harper also discovers the hotbodied cowboy isn't all work and no horseplay...and he's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Bran will learn quickly that Harper is no country mouse - and that she might just have what it takes to stick around for the long haul.


WIN - Leave Lorelei a question about her new book today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - good luck!


  1. Congrats on the fantastic new release Lorelei!!! And WOO HOO what a cover!

    For those not familiar with your Blacktop Cowboy series, tell us a bit about the series and how the books fit together.

    And tell us a bit more about SADDLED AND SPURRED and about Bran and Harper - can't wait to learn all about these two!

    Best of luck with the new book, hope it's your biggest seller yet!!

  2. I read CORALLED and loved it, I am a big LJ fan. Question: Are there any chracters from Coralled in S&S?

    Happy new release!

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  3. Congrats!!! I already know that Kyle's book will be #4 but my question for you is...Is Hank's brother and sister gonna have a story?

  4. Love your Rough Riders series so I know I'll love this too! What was your first reaction to seeing your cover for Saddled and Spurred?


  5. Saddled & Spurred sounds so interesting. I can imagine how challenging it would be for a woman to do a job that is usually saved for men twice her size. She must be a very stubborn and determined woman to tackle that job. It sounds like a great story! Congratulations on the new release Lorelei!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  6. Congrats on the new release.Sounds really good.

    What three words(each) would you use you describe Bran and Harper?


  7. Congratulations on the new release, love the eye candy cover.

    Be honest, do you winter somewhere other than S.D.? I love it in the summer, but could never live there in the winter.

  8. Congrats on the new release. Enjoyed the Rough Riders series, going to enjoy reading this one too. Great looking cover!

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. What do you love most about cowboys?

  10. Thanks for giving us a variety of interesting characters to read.
    Continued Success

  11. Happy new book, Lorelei! I saw another commenter mention that there's a book 4 coming... Do you have a set number of titles in this series in mind? Hope you're having fun celebrating this latest release!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  12. Hi, Lorelei.

    Congrats on another great series.

    Like the other posters, I think the book cover, as all your others, is quite grand.

    Do you work with one particular artist?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  13. Saddled and Spurred sounds like a great read!

    Do you have any say about the covers of your books? This one is wonderful.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  14. Congrats Lorelei! I love your books. What made you choose Wyoming as the setting? How many books are in this series?

    jessangil at gmail dot com


  15. congrats on your newest release, Lorelei!! I love all your books I've read so far - they are hot and sizzling and I can't wait to read more!
    wish you all the best, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  16. Hello,

    Congrats on the new book. Are you ever tempted to combine genres and add some of your mystery plots into your contemporary cowboy books? Thanks.

    jend451 at gmail dot com

  17. I love stories about cowboys & this one sounds like a lot of fun!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  18. Have not read Coralled yet, hope I can finish before I get my hands on S&S. Love Lorelei's cowboys.

    linze_e at

  19. Congratulations on your new release. When your writing about your cowboys do you have any real life cowboys in mind?

  20. Congrats on your new release. I do love me some cowboys so bring them on. I would love to read this book.


  21. Congrats on the new release! I'm a big fan of cowboy stories and was wondering.....what draws us to cowboys and will there ever come a point where you're sick of writing about them?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  22. BLACKTOP COWBOYS are new to me but after reading the blurb & excerpt I know I will be chasing after this series.