The Vale Vacation by Vanessa Vale – Guest Blog

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Vanessa Vale, who is here to visiting with us to celebrate the release of her newest book Sweet Justice.

If you follow me on Facebook at all, you will have seen posts about the Vale Vacation—a road trip from Colorado north to Banff, Canada. As a western author, obviously I used the trip as ‘research’, always on the search for the hottest cowboy. One place where there were cowboys in abundance was the Calgary Stampede. Holy hot cowboys! They were everywhere! Snug jeans, plaid button-up shirts, huge belt buckles and the infamous hat. Yes, I was ready to swoon over the virile manliness that abounded. It could also have been the 100+ temperatures, but I’d like to think I was all overheated because of the men.

Now that I’m home I have all those great pictures (most of them are mental ones) of the fine men in cowboy hats who will all merge into the heroes in my books. My latest book, Sweet Justice, has one hot, virile, dominant and very possessive bounty hunter. Who doesn’t want to be claimed!?

7_27 vanessa sweet_justice_smallWhen Piper Sinclair finds herself hauled in by a bounty hunter in connection with her family’s crimes, the sheriff’s word that she wasn’t involved should be enough to make her captor let her go. But Wiley Easton isn’t buying it. He’s heard tell that a woman was involved in the crime spree that left several people – including his own father dead. If the sheriff won’t lock her up until the judge arrives, he’ll keep her captive and naked so she can’t escape. When the judge shows up the next morning to side with the sheriff and explain that Piper wasn’t involved, he’s furious to find that Wiley has kept an innocent woman naked in his hotel room. Because Piper has been so dishonored, the judge orders Wiley to marry her.

Wiley Easton never considered himself the marrying kind. But now he not only has a wife related to his father’s killers, but one determined to help him track down the woman who almost sent her to the gallows on a case of mistaken identity. The chase won’t be easy, and along the way Wiley will learn that his new wife is headstrong, stubborn and passionate. As he awakens her to a new world of carnal delights, he becomes protective.

But when the only way to track down a notorious female criminal means putting Piper in harm’s way, will this rugged bounty hunter be strong enough to risk her safety by going undercover in a gritty brothel?

Enjoy an excerpt:

The sun was high overhead and hot. Sweat trickled down my back and three days of dust clung to my skin and clothes. My whiskers itched and I had the mood of a poked badger. I’d been searching for the group of men who’d carried out a string of robberies across the Montana Territory over the past three months, but up until now, I’d had no leads and no luck.

But perhaps my luck was about to change.

Riding from Miles City to Billings to Bozeman, I’d followed the Sinclair’s path of illegal activity to the small town of Zenith. I knew their ranch was just over this rise. That’s what the townsfolk had said—that it was three miles southeast of town—and if I just kept the tallest peak on the mountain range in the distance directly in front of me, I’d ride right onto their land. The information was shared easily enough, for no one in town seemed overly keen on anyone in the family, except the one female Sinclair. They excluded her from their less than positive commentary, which seemed odd. The first robbery victims had said three men and a woman had held up the train, and the Sinclair family fit that description to a T. Sure, they’d given a good description of the perpetrators, but there hadn’t been a match until now. I didn’t care if the woman was a Sunday school teacher; if she committed the crime, I’d catch her. She had to be a wife or a mother to so easily participate in the wrongdoing without being considered. What woman would hold up trains and stages? What woman would be involved in crimes where innocent people had been killed? Innocent people like my father. I’d learned over the years, even from my own mother, that women were sometimes even craftier than men.

Being a bounty hunter these past ten years, I’d learned there were all kinds of people; mostly the ones I dealt with weren’t the good kind. Their values were skewed toward the wrong. Their consciences, if they had any, were weak. So when I looked to the other three men riding with me, we pulled out our rifles from our saddlebags and prepared. The Sinclair family was dangerous and I

About the Author: #1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica

Who doesn’t love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.

And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn’t love a handsome cowboy?

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  1. Vanessa Vale says:

    Thanks so much for having me today!

  2. Linda May says:

    Would love a chance to win this Cowboy book, thanks for this awesome chance.

  3. Martha Lawson says:

    This one sounds awesome!! Not only would I like it, so would my husband!!!! Thanks for the chance.

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