Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Book Tour: A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock (Excerpt, Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

A Cowboy to Keep

by Karen Rock

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 7th 2017 by Harlequin

Can't stop running from the past

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she'll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy's arms…


Jack rubbed her arms. “You’re cold.”
“No, I’m not,” Dani said through clenched teeth, fearing they’d chatter.
“You’ve got goose bumps.”
“I’m fine. Really. Listen. The Clarks don’t need us today. Mr. Clark hired some ‘expert’ to come and take him and family fishing. We could search for Tanya and Smiley ourselves.”
“I was planning on checking the area where we spotted the men.”
“Can I go with you?”
A teasing gleam lightened his brown eyes a couple of shades. Made them glow. Like someone had lit a candle behind them. “Can I stop you, partner?”
Jack. When he smiled, Dani couldn’t help smiling. When his face turned sad, something inside her broke a little. She wished she’d met him years ago, before she’d gone left instead of right, taken the wrong turns that kept her from ever traveling beside him.
But she had him for now and she’d make the most of it.
She took his rope and stepped back, twirling the loop until it stretched from her armpit to her toes. Then she twisted it overhead. When she released it, the loop dropped neatly over Jack, tightening when it fell to his waist.
He stared down, then his eyes rose. He whistled. “Nice.”
“I am a former Stampede Princess…” She tugged a bit to make sure it didn’t slide. If only she could rope this cowboy for good. Wouldn’t life be simpler that way? “Looks like you can’t leave me.”
He reeled her in, pulling the rope gently until she stopped a breath away from him, then flipped the hair out of her eyes. “Who says I want to?”

About the Author

In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn't wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she's now an author for Harlequin's Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She's loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother's Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she's not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother's family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of "fetch" though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen's upcoming books, check out her website.


Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will win the above Prize Pack: 7 Paperbacks & a $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
- 1 winner will their choice of an ebook of one of Karen's backlisted titles (open internationally)
- Ends February 14th

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today! I appreciate the chance to spread the word about my new release :)

  2. I love the cover! From the cover and description, sound like a great romance.