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Sexy Cowboys, Passionate Heroines with Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

Author Bio

Mary writes Contemporary Western Romance with strong family ties. She lives in Michigan U.S.A., and is a mom to two sons and an Australian Shepherd fur baby. Besides writing, Mary enjoys time with her family, photography, reading, going to the opera, dinner with friends, and traveling.
She loves communicating with readers and friends. Sign up for her mailing list to be notified of new releases and important book updates. Don’t forget to check out her other books. New books will follow in each series.

Book 1 Tristan’s Destiny, Bonus Book #1.5 (Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight)

Title Tristan’s Destiny, Bonus Book #1.5
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Tristan and his little girl fell hard and fast. Nora gave up trying to resist his sexy smile. Together, they see a future filled with sunny days. Although their days and nights are happy, fun, and bursting with passion, every day isn’t filled with sunshine. As they embark on a new path filled with love and romance, their bond still needs to be strong enough to overcome obstacles. In this story, a man and his family vow to love without limits, to prevail—even though circumstances beyond their control attempt to prove them wrong.
Author Note: Although this book can be read alone as a complete story in itself, it contains spoilers regarding Cowboy Boss and his Destiny #1—the lightest storyline of all of Mary’s books. In #1.5, Tristan and Nora’s bond is put to the test and takes our characters on a more dramatic journey.

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Book 2 Heartbreak’s Reward #2

Title Heartbreak’s Reward
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn’t know he needed.
In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.
One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance, and need.

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About the Author

Mary is the author of seven novels in the contemporary western romance genre with more books to come in each series.
She lives in the Great Lake Basin area of the U.S.A., and is a mom to two sons and an Australian Shepherd fur baby dog. Besides writing, Mary enjoys photography, reading, going to the opera and dinner with friends, and traveling. Mary loves communicating with readers and friends, and she also has a mailing list for readers who want to be notified of new releases and important book updates. Mary is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Interview with Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

Why did you write this book?
Some readers wanted to see one of the characters from previous books in the Bull Rider Series get his own happy ending. After careful consideration, I chose to write this third book. While not only giving the hero and heroine of this series another book, I figured out a way to write his story right alongside theirs.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Honestly, I have to say that I love reading what I write—cowboys and western romance—97% of the time I read contemporary. This doesn’t mean I never read other genres because I do, depending on what the story is about, or if it is a favorite author outside of the western genre.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
This is difficult because I love so many fictional book characters. I hope it’s okay to go with a TV character instead—the one and only Duncan MacLeod from the Highlander series! One reason I call him my favorite character from fiction is for his tenacity and courage, not to mention he’s doggone sexy.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m publishing another western romance in October 2016, which is Book #1 in a brand new spin-off series. A second book in this new series will be published sometime in 2017. Plus, I’m currently writing Book #4 in the Double Dutch Ranch Series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Four years later, Velia and Caulder finish up another year of bull riding. They settle into their comfy abode on the McCutchen Ranch in the snowy Allegheny Mountains to celebrate the Christmas season with a houseful of guests. La vita e bella! But why does their happily-ever-after have to come with an expiration date? Without warning, their most chilling nightmare comes true. An innocent misunderstanding, and a startling realization discovered too late—puts their contented little family at risk.
On top of everything else, watching a new love bloom between two of the McCutchen guests, isn’t part of their agenda. Reece “Foley” Wilson, a former teammate, comes into contact with Velia’s cousin at the last show of the season and again while visiting for the holiday. Grown up and feisty, Natale Valente-Armano fell in love with this cowboy as a lovesick teen. Now, life has changed for both of them. How will they handle the unfamiliar thoughts and urges overtaking them? And, how will la famiglia respond to this unexpected romance?
A little Christmas magic will be a welcome guest at Love House, but regardless if it arrives or not…during this bittersweet interlude—Velia and Caulder dare their happily-ever-after to be anything less than, “forever.”

About the Book

Title Christmas at Love House: A Bittersweet Interlude #3
Genre Contemporary Western Romance, Holiday
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R

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Meet Dane Carlson from Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord by Mary J McCoy-Dressel.

Author Bio

 Early days of reading romance novels and women’s fiction laid the groundwork for Mary to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories. Love always wins and the rewards are sexy and sweet. She loves to write stories with strong family ties, lasting friendships, gentlemen heroes with a touch of bad, and women who know how to handle them.
Her home is in the Great Lake Basin area in the U.S.A. Two grown sons and an Australian Shepherd fur-baby dog complete her family. Mary loves communicating with readers and friends. She also has a mailing list for readers who want to be notified of new releases and important book updates. Look for the next book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight, late 2016.

About the Book

Title Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Army Ranger Dane Carlson never means to fall in love before leaving for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does. While deployed, he finds himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only one making decisions. His first priority is to rekindle the flame after losing communication with Gracelyn Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since the moment their gaze connects. But now, nothing is the same as when they met.
The first round of news is surprise enough, yet Gracelyn continues to release shocking information detrimental to their future. How do they make it work after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new things in his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s become, could be the biggest test of all—in order to protect his own.
Challenges abound even as Dane and Gracelyn come to terms with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow brings, their only choice is acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.

Introducing Dane Carlson

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Dane Carlson
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Birthplace: I was born in Binghampton, New York, but I came to Canyon Junction, Arizona as a teen.
Profession: A soldier for fourteen years. I’m a horse rancher on the family ranch now. We all have our own property on the Double Dutch.
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
Let’s see now… I’m 6’1” with my boots on. My hair is blond, kind of short but longer on top. I’m letting it grow. I’m about 190 pounds of brain and brawn. You’ll find some scars on my body, and maybe a tattoo. Ladies try to stick their finger in my dimples, so yeah, I guess I have them.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That’d be the hottie, Gracelyn Clark.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m the youngest of three boys. Basically, I’m a horse rancher, but in my mind I’m still an Army Ranger. I’m adapting. Family is important to me. I don’t like to play games, and I won’t take bull from anyone. I’m sort of a patient kind of guy. Sort of…
How do you dress?
At home I wear a t-shirt, jeans, my cowboy hat and boots, and sometimes a flannel shirt. I wear a leather jacket and motorcycle boots when I ride my bike. When I go out, I wear a button-up shirt or a Henley with “good” jeans or a nicer pair of pants depending on where I’m going. I’ll wear a suit or a tux if I have to. I wore an Army White Mess uniform to a recent family wedding. Yep, it was a great choice not to mention a big surprise. I like to pull surprises.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
I’ve been told my voice is mellow and sexy. *grin* I hear a little scratch in it myself.
On what special skills do you rely?
My intelligence. Without it, the other skills mean nothing, and I have acquired many skills from fourteen years of military training. Fighting. Marksmanship. Planning. Leadership. Saving a life…you get it. Plus, my dad taught me what I need for ranching, whether I wanted to learn it or not. I admit, Dad was right.
What is your family like?
Close-knit. We’d die for one another if we had to. My brothers razz the hell out of me, though. My dad passed away more than ten years ago. Mom helps out with the ranch. She deserves the credit for it all.
How well do you know your neighbors?
My direct neighbors are my brothers. Canyon Junction is a small town. I know most of the townspeople better than I should. People talk, you know. I hear things I’d rather not know.
Do you care about what others assume about you?
It depends. If it involves my reputation, yeah I care, and I don’t take it lightly if someone wants to put a blemish on my reputation. Other than that, no, I could care less. I know who I am.
How do you handle challenges?
Head on, baby!
Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?
Mostly, it’s someone in Gracelyn’s life. Why? This person is a threat to her happiness, which then becomes a threat to mine, and I take it personal.
What would you like to tell your writer?
Hey, great! First off, I wouldn’t mind having another book. Hey, you with the laptop… I have more to tell. Come on, girl, y’all know I do. And, you know how much I loved being an Army Ranger? What’s up with that? I know what you’re going to say…everything turned out for the best. Oh, and…um, thanks. You know why. *Wink*

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Mary J McCoy-Dressel writes Bull Rider Rowdy, Classy Italian.
Her featured books are Howdy, Ma’am, and Hey, Cowboy.

Author Bio

Early days of reading romance novels and women’s fiction laid
the groundwork for Mary to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories.
She write stories with strong family ties, lasting friendships, gentlemen cowboys
with a touch of bad, and the women who know how to handle them. In her books, you
can expect a twist and turn along the way, maybe a tear, sensuality, a laugh or
two, and even a little suspense.
Mary loves communicating with readers and friends. She also has
a mailing list for readers who want to be notified of new releases and important
book updates. Mary is a member of Romance Writers of America. Bull Rider Series
#3 is coming in late spring 2016.

Howdy, Ma’am (Bull Rider Series #1)

Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Bull rider Caulder McCutchen wants to start living again. But
this year he has a good chance of winning the coveted gold buckle, knowing he has
to ride harder, go bigger, or go home. Winning consumes him, but it doesn’t take
away the pain from a tremendous loss less than two years ago. On a whim, he hires
a feisty photographer to travel the bull riding circuit with him for a season. A
little extra publicity can’t hurt, and she’s easy on the eyes.
When he finds himself passionately attracted to her, will this
sassy little Italian photographer prove to be just what his claim to fame needs—or
a disastrous distraction?
Velia Armano had the strength to walk away from an abusive husband.
After throwing a dart on the map, she moves from Chicago to Tucson, Arizona and
opens her own photography studio—at the cost of leaving behind her close-knit, prominent
Italian family. Six months into her well-ordered life alone, a hunky cowboy saunters
in with his howdy, ma’am and flame blue eyes, offering a job any photographer would
find hard to refuse. She accepts his offer and discovers they both have their own
obstacles to overcome. Staying out of each other’s arms is only one of them.
Before the final show, they both hope to find the right answer—to
remain in their self-appointed exiles, or give in to a “happily ever after.”
When the season ends, who wins the real prize?
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Hey, Cowboy (Bull Rider Series #2)

Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The rowdy bull rider and classy Italian are at it again in this
compelling and emotional second book in the Bull Rider Series.
In Hey, Cowboy, a break in the season finds Velia Armano and
Caulder McCutchen back in Tucson, Arizona. Family, friends, and rowdy cowboys are
brought together to share in joy…and sometimes pain.
The last year with Caulder has given her trust and strength like
she’s never known. But, her strength is weakened. Enemies harbor a vendetta against
her and her family…and anyone who gets in the way.
Caulder vows to protect Velia, yet little does he know the lengths
he’ll have to go— He learns that sometimes a hero has to prove he is one.
An injury during break threatens his career. How can he give
her everything when his future hangs in the balance? All they ask for is a peaceful
life together—a new bull riding season with a chance to win the coveted gold buckle,
and a happily ever after.
Happiness is within reach if their burning love is strong enough
to overcome enemies plotting against Velia’s family—and a possible career-ending
injury for Caulder.
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Cowboy Boss and His Destiny 
Early days of reading romance novels and women’s fiction laid
the groundwork for Mary J McCoy-Dressel to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories
where love always wins. In her books, whether contemporary, historical, or paranormal,
you can expect a twist and turn along the way, maybe a tear, a laugh, a bit of arousal,
and even a little suspense. She loves to write stories with strong family ties,
lasting friendships, and gentlemen heroes with a touch of bad, with feisty women
who know how to handle them.
She lives in the Great Lake Basin area of the USA. Two grown
sons and an Australian Shepherd fur-baby dog complete her family. Mary loves communicating
with readers and friends. She also has a mailing list for readers who want to be
notified of new releases and important book updates. Visit her website for more
information. Mary is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

(Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight #1)
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R
The Lighter side of romance but still sensual and sexy. Warm
your heart and give your nerve endings a tingle at the same time.
Tristan Carlson does the best he can to raise his four-year-old
daughter on his own. His mother remains on the Double Dutch to lend a hand—giving
him the ability to maintain the ranch, tend to his horses, and keep up his small-time
ranching magazine. His attractive, new assistant is everything he wants in a woman,
including her ginger-red hair. But from his experience with women lately, he’s learned
that some don’t want a ready-made family. This one seems different, and he’s falling
hard. But, there’s his little blue-eyed girl, and he’ll protect Destiny’s heart
with everything within him. Until he knows for sure…
Living the good life in a big city for many years, Nora Trinity
ends up a statistic after the magazine she works for makes cutbacks. Despite a family
betrayal from her past that still needs mending, she moves back home to the small
town of Canyon Junction, Arizona, with forgiveness on her mind. When she is hired
by a local rancher to help with his ranching magazine, she finds herself profoundly
attracted to him. The thing is, her sexy boss comes as a package deal, and his little
girl is immediately drawn to her. It’s not just about two hearts taking a chance
now—or two people falling in love…

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Heartbreak’s Reward

Heartbreak’s Reward 
(Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight #2)
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R
This book can be enjoyed on its own and out of series order.
Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since
his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children
are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes
he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde.
He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced
into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within
his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears
to be everything he didn’t know he needed.
In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as
her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction,
Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes
and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t
seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude
is someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister
who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse
ranching cowboy interfering.
One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance,
and need.
Reading Order: Cowboy Boss and his Destiny #1, Tristan’s Destiny,
Bonus Book #1.5, Heartbreak’s Reward #2, Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord #3. Book #4
is coming in 2016. 

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Author Social Media

This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Early
days of reading romance novels and women’s fiction laid the groundwork for Mary
to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories where love always
wins. Her novels are emotional and compelling, and characters don’t have an
easy time getting what they want, but their reward is sexy and sweet. In a
lighter style Mary prefers to write more romantic and sensual love stories. She
loves to write stories with strong family ties, lasting friendships, gentlemen
heroes with a touch of bad, and feisty women who know how to handle them.
 Her home is in the Great Lake Basin area in
the U.S.A. Two grown sons and an Australian Shepherd fur-baby dog complete her
family. Mary loves communicating with readers and friends. She also has a
mailing list for readers who want to be notified of new releases and important
book updates. Visit her website for more information.

Interview with Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

Why did you write
this book?
Dane Carlson wouldn’t be quiet until he got his own story. Of
the Cowboy’s Own Accord is about the third and youngest brother in my Double
Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight. Since this is a series, I wanted each brother to have their own book. Dane’s
story definitely had to be told.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I like reading a variety of contemporary romance genres—romantic
suspense, military, and an occasional erotic romance, but my favorite is contemporary western romance. Love those cowboys.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Darn! Even picking one of my own would be difficult. I began
reading romance novels with Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Rosemary Rogers. Yes, way
back then. In truth, I’ve read and enjoyed too many books to choose just one
favorite character. I call most of them my favorite by time I get to the end of
a book.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
Due to being sick recently and preparing to move, I’m
supposed to be taking a break, but I began two books that I know readers are
waiting for. The first is the fifth book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series, and
the other is book three in the Bull Rider Series. When life mellows out, I’ll
dedicate my time to one of those books instead of trying to work on both at the
same time. More than likely, book three in the Bull Rider Series will be that
book. If only my characters from the ranch will leave me alone long enough.
This is doubtful.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
 
Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord is the fourth book in this
sensual western romance series and numbered three. How can it be number three
when this is the fourth book? I wrote a mid-length novel numbered 1.5 in the
series—a follow-up to book one.
Blurb:
Army Ranger Dane Carlson never
means to fall in love before leaving
for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does. While deployed, he finds
himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending
decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only
one making decisions. His first priority is to rekindle the flame after losing
communication with Gracelyn Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since
the moment their gaze connects. But now, nothing is the same as when they met.
The first round of news is surprise
enough, yet Gracelyn continues to release shocking information detrimental to
their future. Can they make it work
after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new things in
his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s become, could be the biggest test of all—in
order to protect his own.
Challenges abound even as Dane and
Gracelyn come to terms with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow
brings, their only choice is
acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.

About the Book

Title Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Publisher Teel Blue Books

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