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.
Good 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:
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—
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!
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 ^.^
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!
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.
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.