On Tour with Bailey Bradford’s Broncs and Bullies! (contest)

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Welcome, Bailey Bradford to ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords.  Bailey is here with her latest release, Broncs & Bullies.  She brought along a contest to enter, her top five favorite country songs and a blurb to check out.

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Blog Tour_Broncs and Bullies_Bailey Bradford_Social Media_finalGood morning to y’all 😀 It’s blog-tour fun time! Since I’ve got a new book out in the Mossy Glenn series, Broncs and Bullies, I’m doing some Top 5’s relating to cowboys and such. Y’all just ignore the fact that my last Top 5 had 7 items. We’re going to let that go 😀

To celebrate the release of Broncs and Bullies, I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of Broncs and Bullies via Totallybound to a randomly drawn commenter to this post. A winner announced on my blog at http://www.baileysplayroom.blogspot.com on Sept. 13th.

Now, on to that Top 5 list! How about my Top 5 C& W songs—which, they’re all going to be old ones because I don’t listen to C&W now, and the old ones shaped a lot of my cowboy ideals, along with all the Louis L’Amour books. Man, I loved those books! But anyway. On to the music! Y’all chime in with y’all’s favorites in the comments below for a chance to win!

In no particular order, my Top 5 C&W songs:

El Paso, Marty Robbins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIRL_iu3eQM

I was such an emo kid before emo was a term. 😀 And I cried like a baby when Marty Robbins died. Not as hard as I cried when—

Anything by Waylon Jennings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKjT6RsIFjA

Anyone who reads my blog or sees my FB posts might have caught onto the fact that I like bear-ish men. Waylon was big, hairy, growly, and also, sweet. He was, to me, a stud and I grew up listening to his music and crushing on him. And I was really mad that I wasn’t named Amanda!

Till the Rivers All Run Dry, Don Williams (who also sang… Amanda). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdZuodp3ZZM

The Hubs and I saw him in concert several years ago, and he still had that smooth, beautiful voice. And he’s a big guy, like tall big, too. And hairy. Okay yeah, back to that bear-ish look for me, heh ^.^

Grandma’s Song, Gail Davies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqCXKOxYIQ0

All of my kids know this song. I’ve sang it to them so many times… We hit that chorus at the top of our lungs, though, and speed it up until it’s more like a tongue twister most of the time. We do this out in public often, and never understand people look at us like we’re unhinged 😀 Sing like you mean it!

I Will Always Love You, Dolly Parton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j4U66RYzQo

Anyone else see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas?
This song and the way Dolly puts her heart into it wrecked me. However, Dolly is an incredible entertainer, and I lurves her madly.

broncsandbullies_800Blurb for Broncs and Bullies:

Frankie never let anyone close, until Duke refused to give up on him.

Frankie Freemont knows everyone at the Mossy Glenn thinks he’s a jerk for breaking things off with Jody. Letting people get close to him just isn’t something Frankie does. And older men? No way. Frankie doesn’t do that daddy thing so many younger guys seem to like.

Which is why he can’t understand his reaction to Duke Edmonds. Duke has always made him nervous for no reason Frankie can figure out.

Duke suffers a concussion, and Frankie suffers the consequences of a bad choice he makes. With his family wanting him for only one thing—money—and Duke slowly breaking down his defenses, Frankie doesn’t know which way is up.

Duke is determined to prove to Frankie that he’s a good man—they both are. Duke’s worked hard to overcome his youthful past. He’s still ashamed of being a bully years ago, and does everything he can to make sure he never makes mistakes like that again. Being a better man is hard at times, but Duke’s spent his whole adult life doing so.

Now he and Frankie have to decide what they want, and how to go about getting it. That means making some changes that can break each man’s heart.

Like the sound of Broncs and Bullies? Buy it here at Totally Bound!

About Bailey Bradford:

A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

14 comments

  1. I have to go a little ways back to get my C&W songs too. I switched to Pop as a teen. “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton is still a go to song for me. I nearly wore out the cassette on that one.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

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  2. Ohhh, I loved that one, too, Alishea. Yeah I don’t listen to country now, and haven’t in a long time, but I was a daddy’s girl growing up and country was all he listened to. Thank you, and good luck 😀
    PS– I used to have a crush on Kenny way back then, lol.

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  3. Thanks for the blog. I love this series. My mom is a huge John Wayne fan. There were many Saturdays home watching those westerns on TV. I don’t listen to C&W, but growing up my parents did. I guess this isn’t a typical C&W song but I love Gene Pitney so ” The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

    P.S Thanks for a chance to win

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  4. Hi there Bailey 🙂 Even though I am Brit I am very fond of cowboys and I used to read the Louis L’Amour books when I was younger, but I think it was the old westerns that captured my fascination for cowboys, such John Wayne, James Stewart, Audie Murphy to name a few. My country and western music is more varied and mostly from films, like Dolly Parton from 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the ‘Soggy Bottom Boys’ from ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ which is mostly bluegrass folk music. Have you listened to Dan Tyminski, he is bear-ish and he was one of the voices behind the singing in the ‘O Brother…’ film, the award winning song Man of Constant Sorrow (http://youtu.be/rrbTZqnIZMc).

    Thank you for a chance to win Broncs and Bullies from the Mossy Glenn Ranch Series 🙂

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  5. Denise,

    Those are good memories, aren’t they? My Dad passed away two years ago Sept 4th, and I am so glad for sharing his Louis L’Amours and watching westerns with him. He was a Hank Sr fan, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard– and I used to love to listen to my dad sing their songs. 😀

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  6. dragon38lp,

    Thank you very much 🙂 And good luck! I’ll be having ST pick two winners from the Toyo Cap here shortly. Good luck!

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  7. sula22,

    Ohhhh yes, and Lee Marvin, Lee Van Cleef, and just so many more. I had a serious crush on Dean Martin in Rio Brave *grins* Love all the music from O Brother. That is one of my favorite movies. I couldn’t remember Dan T’s name, but he sings that song so well, and yes, he’s bearish for sure 😀 Which makes me a happy person, lol. Thank you for commenting, and good luck 😀

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