Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stetsons & Smexin' with Tell Blog Tour

Continuing the Stetsons & Smexin' with Tell Kick Off Tour hosted by Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures I had the opportunity to ask Lorelei a few questions and here's what she had to say...

What was your inspiration for the Rough Riders Series?

The contemporary westerns I read didn't have nearly enough sex for me, so I wanted to write a book with lots of sex, lots of heart, lots of family ties, but that also stayed true to the area I live in. I wasn't sure initially that there would be more than one book, so I was able to build on those themes as I went along.

Do you identify personally with any of your characters?

I think at some point in every book I identify with something about each character—male and female. I know that sounds weird.

Who and Why?

In KISSIN’ TELL, my heroine Georgia Hotchkiss makes a comment about everyone thinking she was a dumb cheerleader. I was a cheerleader in high school and remember that mindset all too well. I’d like to say I’m as kickass as Keely McKay Donohue but Keely is a lot tougher and a lot wilder than I’ve ever been or I’ll ever be.

Branded as Trouble is one of my favorite books in the series! India Ellison just happens to be one of my favorite females, because like her sister Skylar, she is strong-willed and different. Yes they have their issues, but don't we all?

Colt and India as a perfect match. The heat oozes from them throughout this entire tale. Being friends at first was a clincher, and the change from friendship to relationship is extensively gratifying! 

Of course Branded as Trouble is a must read. Lorelei James knows very well how to bring together two seemingly different people with a roller coaster ride all along the way! ENJOY!

She once led him around by a string. Now he’s the one holding the reins.
Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband and his pregnant wife? Showing up to the reunion without a date. Fate smiles on her when she runs into her former classmate and current cowboy hottie Tell McKay. With his infectious smile and fun-loving ways—not to mention his banging body—he’s the perfect solution to her problem.
Tell McKay had it so bad for Hot Lips Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he is no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name. He agrees to escort her to the reunion with one stipulation; that Georgia proves she has left behind the goody-goody cheerleader of the past—by sharing his bed.
Their sexual chemistry flashes so bright, they barely notice that the reunion has come and gone, and now they’re tangled up in another dreaded “R” word—relationship. But if Tell wants to get the girl this go-around, he’ll have to come up with a whole new set of knots to tie up her heartstrings.
Warning: Contains a sweet talkin’ wild cowboy with a wagon load of crazy-hot sex fantasies and the mad bedroom skills to back up his claims.
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Tell McKay had a boner.

In history class.

At least it hadn’t happened in math, where he’d have to stand at the board to solve a problem and then everyone could see…his problem.

His cheeks burned imagining how much that would suck.

He shifted in his seat and blamed his situation on the distraction seated in front of him.

The oh-so-hot, oh-so-out-of-his-league, sweet, sexy and amazingly perfect class beauty, Georgia Hotchkiss.

Yeah, Georgia was always on his mind.

She was something else. A petite powerhouse. The ultimate diversion. Those damn short, damn tight cheerleading skirts that showcased her athletic body. If he angled his head to the side, he caught a glimpse of her muscular thigh instead of the back of her head. Not that the view was bad. Her hair was as black and shiny as a crow’s wing in the sun. Add in her china white skin, full ruby lips and Georgia could be a modern day Snow White.

You’re a real poet, McKay. More like a fuckin’ pervert. Think about something else.


Startled by the husky rasp of his name, he glanced up from his notebook, right into pale, icy blue eyes that made him stammer like a fool. “W-what?”

“Did you do the homework assignment?”

Be cool. Do not imagine Hot Lips Hotchkiss whispering that in your ear. “Yep.”

Her mouth curved into a smile. He wondered if the gloss glistening on her lips was flavored. Would it taste like bubblegum? Peaches? Ripe black cherries?

“Thank God. Can I copy it?”

Tell managed to rip his focus from her plump lips. Before he could speak, she cranked the charm on high.

“Please? You let me do it before. And I didn’t have time because I was…”

Sucking face with your asshole boyfriend?

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We are also giving away Rough Riders swag to a commenter on this tour stop.  To be entered just leave a comment on this post with your email address and be sure to be a follower of this blog. 

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  1. I really enjoy this series. Cowboys are one of my favorite romance heroes.

    Email follower geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I absolutely love love love Lorelei James' books! I think Keely and India's books are my favorites but I have really enjoyed them all. :) Thanks for this great chance, its been really fun to see all these fans in one place!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  3. I love love love L's books!! I pimp them out at every chance!! Each one of them are a work of art, and I can't wait to get my hands on KT!!! ;)

  4. I love all the Rough Rider books, but Branded as Trouble is def a fav.

  5. Thanks for the awesome comments!!! So happy to hear from you all!!!

  6. I love Lorelei's books! If it wasn't for her I don't think I would have gotten hooked onto this genre. I am so glad I did!

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  7. Thanks for having me here today :)

  8. I love these books. Can't wait for KT but with each new one there are less in the series to go:(

  9. Lorelei James is my favorite author! Her books just make me happy.

  10. I can't wait for Tell's story! Thank you for the giveaway!

    claudigc at msn dot com

  11. I can't wait to get all caught up on this series, I got started on it about 6 months ago. But with all the other wonderful books out there too, I have not got caught up yet :(
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. I finished the series up until Kissin' Tell about two weeks ago and I can't wait to read Tell's story. Ughh the 26th is too far away!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  13. Her series is amazing! I picked up the first book and i was a goner! :D I found the series late, so there was many of them out and boy was i excited to snatch up the rest of the series. I love it!!! So awesome! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  14. Thanks for the blog hop.. Love Lorelei.. And loving the eye candy on the side too :) cindyoverton43 at yahoo dot com

  15. I'm just getting started in this series and loving it so far! I've got a lot of reading to catch up on! Yea!

  16. Love a man in a great pair of jeans!

  17. I love this series! There is just something about about the McKay cowboys I can't resist!

    Love the mancandy on your side bar too!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  18. Colt and India were awesome. I loved how India told off Colt's mom. I also really enjoy the scene between Colt and his father.

  19. This has been a GREAT hop...thx for the giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @

  20. This whole series is the greatest. They get you thinking in so many new ways that only help to improve you sex/love lifes.

  21. Looking forward to following this blog tour. Love Lorelei's books!

  22. I am so excited about this blog tour! Thank you! Love this author and these books :)

    tiglilygirl at yahoo dot com

  23. I really wanna start this series!

  24. I love Lorelei James' Rough Rider series. I am so excited that Tell's story is almost here! jepebATverizonDOTnet

  25. LOVE the friends to relationship storyline. It's one of my favorites :) Haven't read this one yet but can't wait to get to it. I seriously need to be able to read faster ;)


  26. I love the McKay books! They are HOT and sexy with just a tad naughty thrown in! Thanks for the contest I would love to win a Nook Color