Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cowboys and Intrigue

Some might question how the modern cowboy meshes with stories of danger and suspense. I never would, nor would most readers of Harlequin Intrigues. I've been thinking lately about what makes the cowboy such an ideal hero. I've come to a few conclusions. They are firmly rooted in their principles. The old adage that a man is as good as his word certainly characterizes the cowboy's ethics. They are independent and tend to take matters in their own hands. They know how to use a weapon, but don't use them against another human except to save a life. They are extremely protective-of their horses, their livestock, their land and most of all of the people they love. They are manly to the core. Hmm. And then there's the way the look in jeans, boots and a Stetson.

I have double duty with my new Special Ops series. I have former Navy SEAL's who are true cowboys at heart. I've never had more fun writing a series since the heroes are proven in every sense of the word. And gorgeously sexy. Note the cover for the March book.

If you love cowboys as heroes, I'd love to hear from you as to why. And please visit my website at http://www.joannawayne.com/ for a chance to read an excerpt of Cowboy Commando. And don't forget to enter my contest while you're there.


  1. Oh yes, I do love cowboys! And you write some of the best ones!!

  2. thanks. That could be because I live here in
    Texas where I'm surrounded by them. Hope you enjoy the Special Ops Series.

  3. Me Too - living here in Texas where we are surrounded by cowboys sure makes a book with a cowboy hero very, very interesting and I'd surely like to meet the one on your March cover.