After talking to my critique partners about cowboys in books, one of them made a comment about a white Brahman bull. So being me I went home and started researching Brahman bulls. I had no idea of what I was getting into. After an hour I stumbled onto the American Brahman Bull Association and clicked on the link. The first item they had was Brahman show list, which basically let you know what shows were available for you to enter your Bull.
The next item was a lot more interesting: Pictures, Pedigrees and Semen. Semen?? They sell bull semen? So being curious I clicked the link. They had a couple of bulls and you click another link to see their Pedigrees. But there was one bull at the bottom that was under semen. They not only showed the bull, but who his sire was, and a more information about the bill. Then they list the price $200 per straw, or buy 5 or more for $150.00 per straw. (I don’t know how up-to-date this information is.)
Okay, breeding is not cheap. But being a writer this got me thinking, what if sometime in the future cowboys were a considered a special breed and very few of them still lived. Now the cowboys were corralled in a special medical facility where women took care of all their needs, including collecting their semen to impregnate other women to make more cowboys.
Until one of the women finds having sex with the cowboy is much more fun than just collecting then semen, and she begins to fall in love with this man and they plot to get all the cowboys out of the facility. Think of how randy these cowboys are, since they’re only handled but no sex.
Oh what a fun book that could be. I’m curious, how many of you would be interested in reading a book placed in the future, where cowboys are in demand for the off-spring they can produce and they escape from their captures only to turn the tables on the women?
Marie’s first cowboy book, Quick Silver Ranch: Roped And Ready, will be released by The Wild Rose Press on Feb. 18th. You can click here for more information.
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