Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Harlequin Promo: Meet The McKettricks

If you've hung around the Bat Cave for any stretch of time, it's probably pretty apparent I'm a bit of a squeeing fangirl for western romances. The settings, the strong heroines with gumption, the themes of redemption and forgiveness, and oh yeah...the cowboys. Lord help me, the sight of a good looking man rockin' a pair of jeans, some boots and a Stetson just does something to me. For some women it's firemen, guys in military uniform or UPS drivers. For me? It's the cowboy. So when Harlequin asked if the Bat Cave would be a stop on their blog tour promoting Linda Lael Miller's upcoming contemporary western romance trilogy and, oh yeah, they had some behind the scene footage of the cover shoot? Well what red-blooded cowboy-lover could say no to that?

So without further ado, let me turn it over to Jayne, eHarlequin.com's Community Manager!


Meet The McKettricks!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller returns with a brand-new trilogy featuring three brooding McKettrick cowboys and the feisty women who lay claim to their hearts. To celebrate this happy occasion Harlequin has not only created a book trailer for the series, but also shot a behind the scenes documentary called Meet The McKettricks: Behind the scenes at a Harlequin Cover Shoot starring our own Margie Miller, Harlequin’s single title Creative Manager. Granted Margie has a tough job, but you have to admit that on at least this one occasion any single one of us ladies here back at the Mother Ship would have gladly traded places with Margie so that we could direct the talent for this trilogy of books.

For instance meet the hero of Book One, McKettricks of Texas: Tate on sale January 26th:

A genuine cowboy with a suave side as well, Tate was destined to become a family man in his hometown of Blue River. Derailed in law school, he is now attempting to get back on course and change the local perception of him as a rich guy who plays at being a rancher to the real thing. Most importantly, he’s determined to win back the girl he left behind, hometown sweetheart Libby Remington. But how can he ask Libby to forgive him when he can’t forgive himself for the one big mistake that’s brought so much pain—and yet a double joy as well—to his life?

And then there’s Austin and Garrett pictured below…you see what I mean?? SUCH a hardship!!!

Of course Linda Lael Miller is excitedly anticipating spending more time with her
current favorite cowboys. Can you blame her? We sure don’t and we’re hoping for even more McKettricks in the future.

So don’t forget to check out the videos and be sure to sign up for a chance to win $10,000 in a special sweepstakes promotion and leave a comment here for a chance to win a Take a Cowboy Home T-shirt from Linda Lael Miller and HQN Books!


Thanks so much Jayne! The contest will close on Sunday, January 24 with the winner being chosen at random from comments.

Prize to be mailed from the HQN Mother Ship.


Tracy Wolff/Tessa Adams said...

I love the McKettrick brothers, too! Actually, I love Linda Lael Miller's books, period, and have since I was in 6th grade. When I told her that at the last RWA conference, she looked shocked and told me 6th grade was much too young for the Corbins (the series we were discussing). She was really sweet!

Lori said...

I think I've read every book by LLM. The McKettrick series is a great one, and I can't wait to read the next installment!

azteclady said...

A well built man wearing jeans... :sigh: oh yeah, indeed.

Erm... what were we talking about?

Oh yeah, westerns.

So... how many points do I lose by confessing that I don't think I've read anything by Ms Lael Miller?

Blanche said...

Hi Wendy!!

I LOVE LMM too!! I have everything she has written and I'm so excited about this new series!!

Bring on Tate!! :)

marelou said...

well, those trailer and behind the scenes videos certainly spiced up my lunch (chicken soup.) I wouldn't mind being in charge of wardrobe for this shoot =D

Wendy said...

Tracy: And to think you grew up to write erotic romance. LLM corrupted you! LOL

Lori: I still have her last contemporary trilogy in the TBR. Damn me! I need to stop working for a living. It's cramping up my reading time.

AL: I'm a sucker for guy in a three-piece suit and a man in well-worn jeans. I'm shallow like that.

And you lose no points because The Bat Cave likes you lots!

Blanche: I'm really looking forward to this new series. Can't wait!

Marelou: I will not disclose how many times I watched that behind the scenes footage. Um....let's just say it was more than once :)

azteclady said...

Oh good, thank you!

(I'll still have to get at least one of her books soon--can't have this ignorance, now, can I?)

Tracy Wolff/Tessa Adams said...

There you go, Wendy. I'll blame it all on LLM ;)

Jill D. said...

For some women it's firemen, guys in military uniform or UPS drivers. LOL, My UPS man is cute and he brings me BOOKS. What's not to love? I ask!

Man, my reading list for 2010 is filling up fast and it's only January!!

Maureen said...

Thanks for the link to the contest.
I've read some of the books in the series and did enjoy them.

Deborah Schneider said...

Me too Wendy! The cowboy is a loner, independent, doesn't owe a thing to anyone. He maintains his most valuable possession, his honor! My kind of hero.

I had to keep writing Westerns even when no one wanted them, and now I'm glad to see more coming out. Linda is just the best!

Rebecca @ DSB said...

I'm so glad to find someone else who loves cowboys too, although it feels hard to find a good western romance sometimes. I'll keep this new series in mind.

BTW Wendy, if you ever have a chance to read "Never Love A Lawman" by Jo Goodman, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. I think it's worthy of your A grade.