Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebrating Lorelei James' New Rough Riders Release

Today we're celebrating the release of the ninth book in Lorelei James' Rough Riders Series - RAISING KANE.

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 just won the 2009 Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for Best Paperback Original! Check it out at

Visit Lorelei James Website for her complete list of books

She surrendered the reins. Now he's raising the stakes.

RAISING KANE - Book 9 in Lorelei James' Rough Riders Series

When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father - until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn't immune to Kane's invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program's cardinal rule - hands off his Little Buddy Hayden's mama. But one look at Ginger's bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he'll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

After Kane throws out doctor's orders and issues his own demands - her full sexual submission - Ginger realizes Kane's caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.

Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past...toward a shared future?

Warning: Contains one sweet and hot hunk of cowboy manflesh who uses every sexual trick in the book to render a sassy, fast-talking attorney speechless and put a new twist on the term "binding arbitration".


WIN - Leave Lorelei a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of your choice from Lorelei's Rough Riders Book one through eight. Please leave your email address and which book from Lorelei's Rough Riders Books you'd like to win so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Happy Release Day Lorelei!!!

    Another fantastic cover and I LOVED the excerpt on your website - I'm in love with Kane already! Heading over in a minute to read the one on My Bookstore & More.

    This is your 9th Rough Riders Book, how many do you have planned in this series and for those not familiar with your series, how do they connect?

    Enjoy your very special day and here's to RAISING KANE being your biggest seller yet!

  2. Congrats on the new release!!!
    This sounds really good and I love the hunk of cowboy manflesh who uses every sexual trick..woo hoo!!! LOL


  3. I haven't read any of this series yet but I have a friend that's read all of them so far and she's hooked on them. Are the books stand alone reads or do they need to be read in order?

  4. Congratulations on the new release and also, congratulations on the 9th in a series! What an accomplishment! If I win, I would love the first in the series so that I can read the whole series. Thank you and have a great holiday!

  5. This series has introduced me to so many diverse topics and that has greatly enriched my reading experience. Rough Riders Rock. Just great writing and I'm working my way through the rest of your catalog. Continued success.

  6. I so want to read this series, it's been on my wishlist forever. I love the intriguing men and women you write about and look forward to this series continuing for a long time.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Congrats on the new release!

    I would love to have the first book in the series--Long Hard Ride.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  8. Happy release day, Lorelei!! I just love the Rough Rider series and I am looking forward to reading Kane's story. There's two I haven't read yet. Shoulda Been a Cowboy and Branded As Trouble.

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

  9. Happy release day, Lorelei! What a terrific series--glad book 9's out now!

    I'd love Cowgirl Up and Ride :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  10. Congrats on the new release. These have been on my wish list for a while so if I'm lucky enought to be the winner, I would like the first book so I can get started on the series.


  11. Congratulations on the new release Lorelei!!! This is such a captivating series.


  12. Lorelei James creates erotic romance with a heart and soul. You cannot read one of her books with feeling some sort of emotional pull. Her characters are finally drawn and very real. She creates hero who are sexy, masculine, alpha AND sensitive.

    I have read every one of her novels more than once (my fave: "Tie Me Up...")and have loved each one. So I can't wait to read "Raising Kane" about another one of her Bad Boys, who usually end up getting tamed by a good woman.

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

  13. Congratulations on the new release. Love the cover and the excerpt.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  14. I love this series!!!! I'll have to check our your mystery Snow Blind....I didn't know you wrote that type of story. Have a great 4th of July!!!

    Please enter me...I would love to win "Cowgirl Up And Ride".

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

  15. Congrats Lorelei on your latest release. Long Hard Ride is the book I'd love to start with. I've read many great excerpts for this series. Thanks for the e.
    Carol L.