The Redheaded Stranger, Willie Nelson, once advised mamas not to let their babies grow up to be cowboys…but, to be fair, he hadn’t read the New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Compass Brothers series penned by the talented and beautiful author duo of Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon. I have a feeling he’d have changed his tune, if only to walk a mile in those heroes’ boots *G*
From two Smutketeers who have a thing for kinky farmers (Robin) and small-town cowboy entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid of getting dirty (RG-that’s me), we welcome you to our first ever Ho-down! Get it? Ho… No? Nothing? Okay then, moving on.
I know, I know, I’m usually all vampires this and werewolves that, with some superhero in the corner in case of emergencies…but I LOVE a good—or should I say bad?—cowboy hero. They are definitely romance material. They did basically invent riding off into the sunset, using rope creatively and made popular the greatest piece of clothing ever to encase a man’s snug behind.
Nothing beats a hunk in a pair of well-worn jeans, don’t you agree?
Mari and Jayne sure seem to. And their Compass Brothers series has now expanded to include the Compass Girls-the next generation of sexy. Knowing those two—I have a feeling the readers are really going to enjoy the ride.
We’re glad they’re here, not only because we’re fans, but because we’re friends. We loves them. *snuggles* For those of you around for last year’s edition to our annual Smutketeers 12 Days of Xmas, you know they played a role in our infamous Xmas video! (Mari’s the one with the bottle and lingerie. Jayne and her festive socks also make a memorable appearance.)
So Mari, Jayne, Robin…let’s get this shindig started with a game. I’ll throw out a word or a catchphrase and you respond with the first thing that pops into your head. Ready? Set? No cheating now…Go!
-Rode hard and…?
Mari: Put away happy.
Jayne: rode hard some more!
Robin: Woke up too soon, dammit!
-All hat and no…?
Mari: Hair. Sorry. Have a thing for bald guys. Or so I tell my husband. Shhh.
Robin: pants. That’s how I like my cowboys.
-Cowboy up *wink*
Mari: Cowgirl down.
Jayne: and ride!
Robin: which is why I like them with no pants.
-Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a…?
Mari: Compass brother in Daisy Duke’s. Makes those boys HOT!
Jayne: Mari Carr without a Miller light in hand.
Robin: A guy fresh from prison.
And now for some more fun with Q&A
Favorite cowboy (fictional or non)
Mari: Going old school. Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Watched that movie countless times as a kid. They were my first cowboys. Plus it’s got Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head, but that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turning red—I love planting ear worms.
Jayne: Caleb from Elizabeth Lowell’s Only His
Robin: Jim from Blazing Saddles
RG: Paul Newman…sigh. Hard to top. And the Waco kid too. This is what I get for going last. I really love Viggo in Hidalgo though. I mean look. Hot man. Pretty horse. Impossible odds.
I’m gonna go even further back and add Rooster Cogburn-John Wayne’s version. I loved his character. Ornery and rough old man with a gullet full of whiskey and a heart of gold. :) Yes I chose more than one. I’m complicated.
Wranglers or Levis?
Robin: Wranglers, cause I like to be roped and tied.
RG: I’m easy *G*
On horseback or in a hayloft?
Mari: Horseback. Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. It’s got a nice rhythm.
Robin: HAYLOFT–it won’t spook if things get rowdy.
RG: What if I said both and added a stable, a drive-in, a kitchen and…Just one? Okay. Horseback.
Boots on or off?
Mari: On. Middle of the day. Back against the barn wall. Enjoying the ride.
Jayne: OFF!!! No mud and poop in my bed, thanks.
Robin: On. At least until I’M done.
RG: What Mari said *daydreaming*
Bareback or sidesaddle?
Robin: Bareback. No saddle sores.
RG: I believe we have consensus lol-though you would have to be flexible and fairly acrobatic to make the other one work.
Crops or spurs? (Robin wants to know…)
Mari: Robin…you dirty bitch. God, I love you. Crops.
Robin: If you have to ask, you don’t know me at all. *taps crop on thigh*
RG: I’m too young for this question. Can I phone a friend?
Cowgirl or Reverse Cowgirl? (that was Robin’s question again…just fyi)
Mari: Seems like a perfectly valid question to me, Robin. REVERSE. REVERSE.
Jayne: Reverse cowgirl
Robin: Reverse. So I can see the boots.
RG: I’ve heard of something called a corkscrew…once again gymnastics seems to be involved *G*
Chaps? With Jeans or without? (Okay Robin that’s just…cut it out! Lol)
Mari: Be much easier without. Snort.
Jayne: Hell yes and with jeans, otherwise I’d just laugh.
Robin: Screw the jeans, give me the chaps!
RG: With jeans unless he’s dancing for me and I have a handful of dollar bills *giggle*
Brokeback Mountain, Blazing Saddles or Paint Your Wagon? (before you answer hastily, please note that while Paint Your Wagon is a musical where Clint Eastwood attempts to sing…there is a threesome ie one woman with two husbands)
Mari: Blazing Saddles. “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” Inside joke, but I bet this line is repeated in my house at least once a month in regards to anything. Always makes me laugh.
Jayne: I guess I’ll be looking up Paint Your Wagon soon!
Robin: Paint Your Brokeback Saddles, cuz I like some singing and humor with my hawt.
RG: My family theme song came from PYW-”I Was Born Under A Wanderin’ Star”, but I can’t help it. I LOVE Lili von Shtupp!
Now that we’ve had our fun, let’s get to the books and the giant Texas-sized contest!
Their latest edition to the Compass family, Hope Springs, just released on August 20th! (I bet you knew that already-especially since this new release was, as of yesterday, #1 on Amazon!!! YAY!!!!)
What will grow from the seeds of desire?
Compass Girls, Book 2
Hope Compton never considered her parents’ unconventional relationship a dangerous thing. Until, after a few too many drinks in a crowded bar, she admits her desire for a ménage to her college boyfriend—and uninvited guests try to turn her fantasy into a nightmare.
When Wyatt catches some thugs harassing the pretty daughter of his bosses, he doesn’t hesitate to call on his partner Clayton to kick some asses. But then he realizes what a temptation the sweet, sheltered Hope presents. Especially her naughty wish to unleash her inner vixen—with both of them.
Hope has no doubt her playmates want to fulfill her every desire, but something’s holding them back. She has an idea what those somethings are. With luck, and a little help from her Compass cousins to hold her fathers off, she’ll find what she needs in the shadows of the past—and convince them she’s found two men of her own who are worthy of her love.
Compass books bring love in every direction and every season. But not all of life’s moments are filled with joy. Take the good with the bad, and the steamy.
The Smutketeers dirty farm wife Robin L Rotham has her own series that’s pretty popular and definitely jalapeno hot-her Carnal Series:
Thanks to his spectacular ATV crash and lengthy convalescence, Hake Stivers missed out on a lot this fall—harvesting his crops, caring for his cattle, and most of all, giving his kinky little wife the kind of loving she deserves.
In an effort to ease his feelings of inadequacy and reward Mandy for helping out with chores, Hake asks his cousin Brent for a daring favor. Later that day, Brent and his friend Joe show up to fulfill Mandy’s edgiest capture fantasies while Hake watches from the sidelines.
But someone knows the truth—it’s not Mandy but Hake who needs to have his control stripped away, and that someone is determined to see that Hake gets exactly what he needs…whether he wants it or not.
Reader Advisory: You want it hot enough to sizzle and burn? Then Carnal Harvest has what you’re looking for. A super-hot ménage involving four participants—three men and one woman—as well as some scenes of male/male sex, voyeurism, mild bondage, spanking and a highly erotic fantasy scene of “forced” sex.
Joe Remke just has one qualification for his lovers—he wants them gone before sunrise, which makes his new bunkmate AJ about as safe as a woman can be around him. It also makes his determination to sleep with his boss downright stupid, because if Brent ever gives in, he’ll be looking for a new job.
Brent Andersen knows sex with his right-hand man Joe is inevitable, but he’s not going down without a fight. Putting the new female hired hand in their cramped RV was a stroke of genius, taking the heat off him while protecting her from the horny guys on his custom farming crew.
AJ Pender’s bunkmates may hide their feelings for each other from the rest of the crew, but they aren’t fooling her—Brent and Joe are hot for each other, and it’s all she can do not to cry at the thought. Not that they’d be interested in her, of course, and if they ever found out she fantasizes about being the meat in their farmer sandwich, they’d probably die laughing.
Fortunately for Brent and Joe, fantasies have a way of outing themselves and AJ’s are right up their alley. But even three-ways have their risks, and AJ can serve as a buffer for only so long before the tension between them explodes.
Warning: Flying BOBs ahead—and that’s just the warm-up! Strap yourself in for a wild ride complete with ménage, m/m, and a voyeuristic f/f scene hot enough to make three grown men beg for mercy.
And I have dipped my toe into the cowboy pool-or should I say pond? There’s this scene…never mind. You’ll find out. This is Book 1 in my Bigger in Texas series, Big Bad John, just released this week too!!! And it’s already been picked as a True Gem from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews!
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip…
Trudy Adams never planned on going home again. Not to that sleepy little Texas town where everyone knew her business and thought she was trouble. She ran away to California years ago, and now, after what has felt like a lifetime of struggling, her lucky break might finally be around the corner.
And then she got that email.
John Brown has been waiting patiently for Trudy to return, but his patience has run out. He’s had years to think about all the things he wants to do to her, and he’s willing to use her concern for her brother, her desire to help her best friend get her story, and every kinky fantasy Trudy has to show her who she belongs to.
The explosive chemistry between them is unmistakable. But will history and geography be obstacles they can’t overcome? When Trouble makes a two-week deal with Big Bad…anything can happen.
Warning: READ THIS! BDSM, explicit sex, voyeurism, accidental voyeurism, voyeurism OF voyeurism with a sprinkle of m/m, exhibitionism, ropes, cuffs, gratuitous spanking, skinny dipping, irresponsible use of pervertables…and a big, dirty man who will melt your heart.
***Smutketeer note on upcoming event: The Para-Palooza is this coming Monday and Tuesday! Over 22 of some of the coolest paranormal and UF romance authors around, two of the Smutketeers with new paranormal releases (Hellooo Burn With Me) and more prizes that you can shake a stick at, including book bundles, a kindle paper white and an iPad mini…but sorry, no cowboys unless they have fur or fangs.
The winner will receive a $50 gift Amazon gift card and a copy of Mari and Jayne’s Winter’s Thaw, their first book in the new series, as well as a copy of Robin’s Carnal Harvest for sharing this contest and commenting on the thread below. Let me hear a Yeehaw!! and you might get an extra entry *G* The winner will be chosen on Saturday!