Friday, July 22, 2011

Cowboys and Kittens and Flirting, Oh MY!

Yes, it's the Final Flirt-Off in

All you lovely people commented on Romancing The West yesterday and your generousity put me in the final round!  Thanks so much!  Also thank you to Amber Scott who organized this whole blog tour. Mwah!

Oh, my. <giggle>  Who would have thought little ol' me would end up in a flirt-off with two fine authors such as the splendid Regan Black and the marvelous Lacey Weatherford?

And now I have my hat and my lasso (see left) and I'm ready to find any lost little strays who might be in sorely need of a fun, romantic story.

Oh, well, it isn't lady-like to actually bribe someone into commenting on my blog, so instead, I'll just sweeten the pot a bit. Um more about that later. :)

Let's talk sexy cowboys.  Yesterday, I asked you to post the sexiest cowboy, and today, I'll show you a few of them. 

King of Cowboys
John Wayne
Of course, lots of ladies love John Wayne.  Women the world over were jealous of Maureen O'Hara. <teehee>  He created an amazing larger-than-life character who exemplifed the Old West and all its chivalry.  Want to know more about that?  After you comment here, go to Your Need To Read and comment on my post, Cowboys: Knights of the Old West.
Yes, you get extra entries into the Prize Package for a YNTR comment!

Who can forget Rooster Cogburn?  I loved John Wayne in True Grit, so imagine my surprise when I liked Jeff Bridges just as well.  I didn't think that was possible!
 
Clint Eastwood
It seems like lots of ladies are loving another strong, silent type, and that would be The Man With No Name himself, Clint Eastwood.  Yeah baby, Rowdie Yates, the actor who was told he'd never make it because his adam's apple was too large, has passed 80 years of age and is still making ladies' hearts flutter.  He even has Paint Your Wagon fans!  I heard he absolutely hated singing in that movie and swore never to do it again.  And didn't.

Sam Elliot
The third most popular cowboy is Sam Elliot and the ladies picked him for his sexy voice as much as for his good looks.  Not that I would have noticed, you understand.  <Excuse me while I swoon.>  We in the Pacific Northwest call him one of our own because he graduated from high school in Portland, Oregon, and went to Clark College in Vancouver, and that's were he decided to become an actor.  Good choice.  I don't suppose you remember him in Conagher?  Or Tombstone?  <sigh>  Kathryn Ross is one lucky lady.

Tom Selleck
 Actually, Sam was running neck and neck with another actor who stole hearts from Alaska to Down Under, and of course that would be Tom Selleck.  I loved The Sackets (he played Orrin Sackett, Sam Elliot played his brother), Monte Walsh, Quigley Down Under . . . Tom Selleck was born to ride astride, er, I mean, play a cowboy.

No plastic body for this man: "So I like to get outside and work on the farm, from fixing roads to clearing brush. I hate going to the gym, so sweating outdoors sure beats sitting on a stationary bike staring at my navel. And I work cheaper than anyone I could hire to do it."

Many of you received a coupon for a copy of Much Ado About Marshals at Smashwords.  Want a sneak peak of the book?  Here's a short video:


Like that sexy cowboy?  His name is Kyle Walker and he's not actually a cowboy--he's a construction worker.  I think he fills out those cowboy duds pretty well, though.

What famous actor do you think would best play the part of Cole Richards?  Make a comment and you'll get:
  • A free copy of Much Ado About Marshals (if you don't already have one)
  • A Bonus Entry for the Prize Package and don't forget you get another Bonus Entry for all comments made on my post at Your Need To Read
  • A $10 Amazon gift Certificate (this post's entries only)
 For added discussion, what actress do you think could best portray Daisy?

We have all weekend so take your time and think about it.  After you make your comment, be sure to check out the Indie Book Collective where you can STILL get FREE BOOKS!  Yes, the other Menage-a-Blog authors are generously giving away books all week, so please go to their websites and show them some love.

The Menage-a-Blog Tour ends Midnight Eastern Time (9pm Pacific Time) on Sunday night, July 24, 2011.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Take a little sugar with you. :)

187 comments:

  1. I love, love, love my cowboys and men of the Old West! The love of my life is Sam Elliott : )Sam has no peer as a Western star. Also, his voice alone would make all the seams come loose in your clothes! One of my favorite words is “courtly”, which to me means respectful and mannerly. Who could resist a courtly cowboy, hat in hand, when he says “thank you, Ma’am”? A lady journalist who was once lucky enough to interview Sam Elliott described him as “courtly”. I knew that : ) Tom Selleck makes a mighty fine man of the West. He and Sam Elliott are great friends and costarred in two great movies based on Louis L'Lamour stories: "The Sacketts" and "The Shadow Riders". Tom Selleck was recently inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for his work in Western films.

    Tim Daly. "The Outsider". Tim Daly. I have watched this movie more times than I can count, and it hasn't cooled down yet. Tim Daly : )

    Gary Cooper. Grace Kelly. "High Noon". The wonderful theme song sung by Tex Ritter:

    Robert Fuller & Robert Horton; James Drury & Doug Mcclure (from “The Virginian”); Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Richard Long (the Barkley brothers from “The Big Valley); The Cartwrights–especially Guy Williams as cousin Will Cartwright (he also had the title role as TV’s Zorro and Professor John Robinson in “Lost in Space”); James Garner as “Maverick” or just James Garner; James Arness, Ken Curtis, Dennis Weaver from “Gunsmoke”; Clint Walker as “Cheyenne”; Lee Horsley from “Paradise”. Robert Conrad in “The Wild, Wild West”–the original “steampunk”! I love them all, and there are just too many more to mention.

    However, one of the greatest TV Men of the West was Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown in “Cimarron Strip”. In my opinion, this is one of the best westerns ever put on the screen. The episodes which pitted Stuart Whitman against Richard Boone, whose character called Marshall Crown by the name “Tricky Jim” were outstanding! If you can ever find a sexier lawman than Stuart Whitman, please let me know! Those looks, those eyes, that strut and that voice!

    Richard Boone--"Paladin"! We lived in Nevada when I was in the first grade, and my mother worked in a gift shop. She met lots of celebrities, including Richard Boone. I still have the calling card with the identifying graphic of the chess piece for the “Have Gun— Will Travel” series. Mr. Boone autographed it for Mom! He was extremely masculine, compelling and charming! He was an excellent actor, very serious about his craft.

    I also adore John Wayne. Not a perfect man, but my goodness, what a man! From what I’ve seen, read, and heard from his films, and articles and interviews, he was the real deal. I love his older, iconic cowboy image. The scene from True Grit where he takes the horses reins in his mouth, and charges forward, blasting away with two pistols is forever burned in my brain. If you watch John Wayne in his early films, you will see a very sexy, charming, “look ‘em in the eye” kind of guy. What a physique! If he focused his undivided attention on a woman, I think she would have been in big, big trouble! No wonder they called him “Duke” : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  2. hi Jacquie! congratulations to you, Lacey and Regan for making it to the top three. i can't believe the tour is almost over. again, all the best to you three ladies! c",)

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  3. Good luck for the final flirt :)

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  4. Congrats on making the trifecta of flirting. I missed commenting yesterday but I would love to read your book. My favorite western stars are John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and James Drury (The Virginian)..........best to you!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oh-I am *such* a John Wayne fan! Though my favorite movie/role for him is Big Jake/Jacob McCandles. So much so, that I named my son Jacob after his role in that movie. There's more to the story, but that's the main plot! And thanks for the giveaway!! jguldy at yahoo dot com

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  6. Congratulations! You made it and you deserved it. Would be nice to see your book in my email. pringpringles@yahoo.com

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  7. Awesome sauce that you are in the final three. I'm holding out for you to WIN!
    Pavarti@gmail

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  8. I left a comment but never received the e book. Congratulations on making to the top 3 !!!

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  9. How about James Caviezel and Amy Adams!
    Chiming in late about favorite cowboy. Clint Eastwood gets my vote!

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  10. Oops, forgot to leave e-mail. Janie@JanieMason.com

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  11. WOOOT WOOOT! The final flirt-off!!! I *still* prefer Viggo, sorry! He was so HOT in Hidalgo. And his voice is just as sexy as Sam E's. Anyway, I vote for someone younger to play the roles... like Dakota Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld to be Daisy and her friend, and maybe Chace Crawford as Cole, since he was born in Texas!! LOL

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  12. Good luck Jacquie!! I already got your free book but wanted to leave a bonus comment!!!

    Not sure what actor, how about Johnny Depp? I do like one other comment that said Amy Adams for Daisy.

    Laura G.
    cardinoles@gmail.com

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  13. Good luck with the flirt off, looks like a great read!

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  14. I don't currently have a copy of your book and I think Josh Brolin makes for a very sexy cowboy!

    Mary
    lexysmom012 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Johnny Depp would be great for the part. How Sexy!!!

    eileen at booksrusonline.com

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  16. OH my there's a kitty in this blog post!! :) what were we talking about again? lol
    Oh yea.. cowboys.. mmmm
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  17. Just came to cheer you on Cowgirl!
    Yee haw!!!!
    Hope your typing fingers are recovered somewhat - ICE works!

    Have a wonderful final flirt!
    eden

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  18. I love cowboys :D I think Jeffery Dean Morgan would make an excellent Cole Richards and his leading lady could be Leelee SOBIESKI.

    leanne_gagnon[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. http://romancingthewest.blogspot.com/2011/07/cowboys-and-ki..

    I tweeted! @LeanneGagnon1

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  21. Congrats on making it to the top 3!! I commented here yesterday but didn't get the free book yet. Would love it if you could sent it again/for the first time. (I think it's possible it ended up in my spam folder if you did send it, but I'm not sure!)

    As for the actor, I don't think I can make a good call since I haven't read the book yet. But I'm looking forward to it!!

    Thanks again for the free read!!!

    allyreads81 at gmail dot com

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  22. Congrats, Jacquie! My all time favorite western is Lonesome Dove but I couldn't really see any of those boys playing Cole. So, i went to my second fave western movie, American Outlaws, which I think either of the brothers (Colin Farrell or Gabriel Machet) would be perfect for Cole's part :) Don't worry about the book, I already have a copy.

    chamblinh@gmail.com

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  23. Yay! You're in the top 3!! Congratulations to you and Daisy and Cole.

    I need more caffeine to figure out who would make a good Cole, but tall and lean but strong and brawny in the arms and shoulders are all musts! I look forward to seeing what everyone else thinks.

    Good luck, Ms. Flirt!
    Ann

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  24. I'm pulling for Johnny Depp! I think he'd make the perfect character :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

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  25. How fun! Congrats, Jacquie. I like my cowboys with a healthy dose of good looks and humor. How about Owen Wilson? Remember him in Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights? Another favorite of mine is Timothy Olyphant. Watch him in Justified these days. He was in Deadwood before. He wears that cowboy hat mighty fine, if I do say so myself. Melts my butter every time he shows up on screen. Diana

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  26. I received your book yesterday-Thank you.
    I am so glad a book like yours made it in the top 3. Everything is all about paranormal/fantasy now and it refreshing to see something fun and different as your book out there.

    I think Cole should be played by Gerard Butler and Daisy by Cameron Diaz.

    Best of luck!

    Sharon
    s.males@hotmail.com

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  27. Jacquie, congratulations on making the top 3. I received your book, thank you very much. I read your post, "Cowboys: Knights of the Old West" and enjoyed it very much. I just can't figure out how to get the Your Need to Read site to accept my comment. (The dropdown menu without Anonymous added.)

    I think that Jason Priestely might make a good Cole and Kaley Cuoco might make a good Daisy.
    cmhswi at yahoo dot com

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  28. Your book trailer is cute, I loved it!

    For Cole, if you want to camp it up a little, Johnny Depp would be fun. Or a little more serious, David Boreanz might be interesting.

    Daisy... All I could think of was Emma Stone, the feel I get of the character is earnestness, which Emma had a lot of in Easy A and House Bunny.

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  29. whoops, forgot the email... melorabrock {at} gmail{dot} com I have a copy of the book though.

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  30. You have an amazing amount of really hot guys on your site ... you plan on any type of reunion?!! Can’t wait to read your book. I review everything I read on my review site Paper Mustang (www.papermustang.com)

    Sue Owen
    owen.sue55@gmail.com

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  31. Congratulations on making the top three of Menage A Blog. Wow! I am so impressed and excited. I reviewed your book and gave it an enthusiastic 5 stars.

    Good luck on the final vote.

    Best.

    Taylor Lee

    see my review " Nancy Drew Meets William Shakespeare" on taylorleewrites.wordpress.com

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  32. yum...how about Timithy Dalton? I like older looking cowboys :) and for her Keria Knightley? Shes one of my favorite actresses!! Congrads on your win!!! Its been fun and Im sad its over!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  33. Johnny Depp! He is so yummy and can do ANYTHING! He would be HOT!

    Thank you for everything! Have a great day you big FLIRT!!

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  34. Congrats!
    Oh, my number one cowboy pick will always be Sam Elliot!

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  35. I received the ebook today- Thanks!

    I would like to see a younger generation of actors being in cowboy movies so I vote for Timothy Olyphant or even Alex O'Laughlin to play Cole Richards and for Daisy - I would like to see Rachel McAdams

    junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Congrats on making it to the final wonderful round!!

    I haven't read it yet but sight unseen I'm going with these two.lol

    Cole:Christian Bale
    Daisy:Sarah Chalke

    You know Westerns are so thrilling and descriptive that your transported away before you know it.

    nblack at twcny dot rr dot com

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  37. Congrats on making the final flirt off! I have no idea who should play Cole, I'm really bad at that kind of thing. ~ onecrazycalico(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I think he should be played by Matt Bomer (Neal Caffery from White Collar). Yummy!

    Shannon A.
    sdatkins73@gmail.com

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  39. Congrats on making it to the final three...

    i think Piper Perabo from covert affairs would make a good daisy...

    crystal.t.rutherford @ gmail.com

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  40. One guy I would NOT want to see in spats and spurs is Justin Bieber. Sorry! The director would make him sing, I bet. UGH.

    How about Shia LeBoef - or however you spell his name. He has sexy eyes, and so does Tobey Maguire. Hmmm...

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  41. Congratulations on getting to the final three. It's been a blast and I have really enjoyed it. It's been exhausting for me, and I can only imagine how it's been for you authors! I love westerns (books or movies) and I can't wait to read your book.

    egstanley@gmail.com

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  42. Congrats on making it to the Final Flirt!! Good Luck!!

    ruby95660@yahoo.com

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  43. Congratulations on making the Final Flirtoff!

    Matt Bomer would make a great Cole and Rose Byrne would make a nice match for him as Daisy.

    I already have your book - thanks!
    Good Luck!
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Hard to believe this fun tour is coming to an end. I cannot wait to find out the final results and all of you are tops in my book. Thank you for participating and I am glad I was able to read some about you and your wonderful book. What do you think of Jake Gyllenhaal playing the male lead and Katie Holmes the leading lady - they are both so cute and would look great together. I look forward to continuing to follow your work and sent good thoughts for all the best.

    dz5001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. Congrats on making it to the final three!
    Names fail me for a moment, so I don't know which actor would fit Cole, but I am a sucker for John Wayne.
    I haven't gotten your book yet since I'm a day behind but I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Okay, now that you mention it, Sam Elliott, John Wayne, Stuart Whitman -- all iconic in their own right. The funny thing is, I don't think of cowboys when I look at 'em. Sam Elliott was the better General "Thunderbolt" Ross in the Hulk movies, John Wayne was amazing in The Quiet Man and Donovan's Reef, and Stuart Whitman was a template for a true-blue, stalwart man in one of my first books. But because I didn't grow up with cowboys, I don't think of them that way -- just real manly men!

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  47. OH MY! AM I IN TIME TO ENTER?

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  48. I DON'T HAVE A COPY OF "MARSHALS" AND WOUND LOVE ONE

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  49. Ya know, when I commented yesterday I forgot to say who my favorite cowboy was but I see Sam Elliot is number three so I'm happy. I loved Maverick in the old TV series, too.
    Cowboys are tough men with soft hearts. Gota love 'em!

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  50. Confession: I just got out of bed. I'll be answering your comments shortly, but first I need to go to yesterday's post and reply to comments that I didn't get to yesterday. I admit, my hands are a bit sore today! But a nice kind of sore! :) And I thank every single person who has visited Romancing The West.

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  51. Good job, Jacquie! I like everyone am time pressed, couldn't find a place to "vote" for the cowboy, but standing in a line-up, Elliot and Selleck would be a toss up. It would depend upon eye contact, grin. I'm looking forward to reading your book.

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  52. Congrats on making the final three, Jacquie! Plus I love the book trailer :-)

    I'm not really up on current actors so it's hard for me to choose for Daisy and Cole. Daniel Craig looks pretty good in the previews for Cowboys and Aliens, so maybe him?

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  53. congrats on making it to the top 3! AS for Kyle my DH was a contstruction man so I completely get the appeal.LOL

    As for Cole,I'd go with Kiefer Sutherland, not sure why exactly but he was completely believable in Young Guns and Cowboy Way and just fits the cowboy images for me.

    hugs,
    WendyK
    highlandlovesong at yahoo.com
    I got my ebook already.

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  54. Jacquie, congratulations on making it to the finals!
    On casting for the movie, I'm not really up on the latest young stars. I thought of Orlando Bloom and Reese Witherspoon, but they're probably already too old. Where does the time go?

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  55. Darn - I knew I should have hit copy before posting. I typed and it got lost.
    So again - Congrats on the finals!
    Movie casting: picking from the younger set - how about Emile Hersch or Chace Crawford?
    mesreadsATgmail.com

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  56. Congrats on making to the top three! I'm not really sure about which actor should play Cole Richards. I never pay too much attention to actors, but I like what some of the others have said.

    lordreblik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Virginia C, oh be still my heart, I adored Richard Boone, and I'm so jealous you have his autograph on a Have Gun-Will Travel calling card! :faint: I hope you enjoy Much Ado About Marshals!

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  58. aobibliophile, good to see you back! I'll put you in for the gift cert and a second shot at the prize package. Yes, I'm lucky to be in such company with Lacey and Regan. Those are rockin' authors!

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  59. Bookaholic, I can't send you a book because I don't have your email address. Please send your email address to jacquierogers@gmail.com. thanks!

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  60. Pamela, thanks! I'm one lucky girl to be in a flirt-off with Regan and Lacey. Didn't think that was going to happen! ;) Gary Cooper was my mom's all-time favorite actor, cowboy or otherwise. Enjoy Much Ado About Marshals!

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  61. Joni G. thanks for stopping by again! I loved the Jake McCandles character, too. :) Okay, so my son is named Alex . . . LOL

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  62. pringpringles, you got it! Your free copy will be on its way soon. Enjoy!

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  63. Pavarti, thanks for visiting again today, and thanks for the support. :) I do like that kind of sauce. Yay! You're in for an extra entry in the prize package and also an entry for the $25 gc.

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  64. Silvia Marquesa, I'd love to send you a coupon for a free book, but I don't have your email address. Please send your email address to jacquierogers@gmail.com. Then I can also enter you to win the $25 gc and the prize package. Thanks!

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  65. Janie, James Caviezel and Amy Adams would be awesome as Cole and Daisy. Good choices! Enjoy the book. :)

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  66. Meg, I think you have Viggo well-dibsed. LOL. Thanks for stopping by RTW again. :)

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  67. Laura G, okay, so Johnny Depp is plastered all over my wall--but as a pirate. No reason to think he wouldn't make a great cowboy, though.

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  68. congrats on making ot to the final flirt!!

    jessicameek13@yahoo.com

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  69. Congrats on making it to the final flirt!

    Hmm, cowboys :) Well, Daniel Craig looks pretty smokin' in the trailers for the coming Cowboys and Aliens movie! And of course Viggo in Hidalgo, though I gather he's spoken for :)

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  70. Channing Tatum or Matt Lanter either would make a great cowboy! Now I wouldn't mind seeing them as cowboys either! Congrats on making it to the final 3! No need to send another copy of the book!
    Amanda Chesshir
    booklover11089@aol.com

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  71. I had to come back and comment about "Gimmee Timmee" and "JUSTIFIED"!!!

    The first season of Justified was fabulous! The second season was sensational : ) It will be a seemingly endless wait until the start of season three! This show has it all: a compelling story line that could take place in any era in history, well-etched, compelling characters, a wonderful leading man and a faultless ensemble cast, and always a surprise or two! One of my favorite aspects of Justified is that the women are every bit as fallible, ferocious, and fascinating as the men. Awesome!

    Timothy Olyphant fits the character of Raylan Givens the way that Raylan’s Stetson fits his head! Perfectly! I must say that Timothy looks mighty fine in that hat, and he wears the hat, it doesn’t wear him. “Justified” is just about perfect in every way–an outstanding cast and astounding writing and overall production values. Dark, gritty, and impossible to look away from! Raylan is a dedicated lawman, a deadly crack shot, and his own worst enemy. Bad boys are naughty with a touch of irresistible sweetness. There is something about them, even though you may try to remain proper, that makes you want to show your own naughty self : ) They certainly won’t reproach you for letting down your hair and giving in to temptation! Bad boys are just as delicious and delectable as that last piece of chocolate fudge cake that you devour in the dark on a midnight kitchen raid!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  72. Hi, Jacquie. Congrats for making it to the final 3! I can't really ay who I'd pick for those characters as I have to read the book first - thank you again, BTW for my free copy; I just finished downloading it. Good luck with the final count!
    Mara
    marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT net

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  73. Congratulations on making the Final Flirt-off!
    I liked Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I think he made a great cowboy! I like Amy Adams also for Daisy.

    TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

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  74. Angelabaker211, thanks! And I appreciate your comment yesterday, too!

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  75. Mary G, you're #1 for Josh Brolin. He was fine! Your free copy of Much Ado About Marshals will be on its way by day's end.

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  76. Eileen, all the Johnny Depp lovers were in hiding yesterday but out in full force today. :) I hope you enjoy Much Ado About Marshals.

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  77. Julie S, yes, well, I just can't resist kittens. And cowboys. LOL

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  78. Eden, thanks for stopping by. What a good flirt you are--I'm very, very lucky to have made it into the final round, that's for sure. :)

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  79. Leanne109, OMG you should go into casting!!! Jeffery Dean Morgan and Leelee Sobieski would be a really interesting pair.

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  80. Allyson, I re-sent your coupon for a free book so I hope you recieve it this time. Thanks for letting me know, and also thanks for helping to put me in the top three. Really, we have a top twelve.

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  81. heatherc8, thanks for stopping by today (and yesterday, too), and yes, Colin Farrell and Gabriel Machet are both drool-worthy, for sure!

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  82. Ann Charles, you're right--a ranch owner has strong arms and shoulders, a brawny fellow for sure. :)

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  83. edysicecreamlover18, oh yeah, another one for Johnny Depp. This gives you an entry for the $25 gc and an extra entry for the prize package. thanks for stopping by!

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  84. Is it any wonder we're having record temps this week. Menage A Blog has taken over, LOL.

    Best of luck.

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  85. Okay I'm going to try to post again. I couldn't post from my work computer this morning. It must be there version of Internet Explorer. So I'm trying from home. So here is the original message from this morning.

    Good morning Jacquie,

    Congratulations on making it to the Final Flirt. I knew you could do it. Anyone who has the passion for Cowboys the way you do is going all the way to the top!

    As far as who will make a good Cole. I'm going to still have to say Sam Elliot. That sexy smile and sexy voice that is so distinctive. I know his voice with my eyes shut. When he smiles a woman can lose her heart and swoon. Him and Tom Selleck are such gorgeous men. And he and Tom can wear a pair of tight jeans in front of me anyday, lol.

    As far as leading ladies. I think Rene Zilwinger would make a good Daisy. Remember her as Ruby in Cold Mountain? Or possibly Nicole Kidman.

    Teresa K
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. i am more into olr skool cowboys,they were rutheless and played and loved hard.broke ur heart but left u beggin for more!
    ♡☆ vampyre.gurls.book.club at gmail.com
    gr8 blog btw i will def b back

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  87. Diana, isn't Owen Wilson fun? Yes, I'm all for humor and I loved Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights. Congrats on your new release!

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  88. Sharon, good to see you back here! I know what you mean, and even though I like paranormal and fantasy (I write fantasy romance as well), the market is flooded with them. Sometimes you just want another choice.

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  89. cmhswi, thanks for going over to Your Need To Read, and I'll give you an extra entry to the prize package for your determination. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, and I hope you like Much Ado About Marshals, too.

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  90. melora, thanks for the compliment on the book trailer. Believe me, I sweated blood to distill the story down to just a few words. I like your choices for Cole and Daisy. David Boreanz has the nicest smile . . .

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  91. Taylor Lee, what a wonderful review you posted on Amazon and Smashwords. Thanks for the 5 stars and the support!

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  92. Nikki, Kiera Knightley is such a marvelous actress. Wouldn't that be something for her to play Daisy? Wow. And I really do like Timothy Dalton. Very talented.

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  93. SilkyReader, I still need your email address so I can send you a coupon for a free book. Send your email address to jacquierogers@gmail.com and I'll get that sent off to you. Thanks!

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  94. Carla63, thanks. And oh yeah, baby. Send your email address to jacquierogers@gmail.com and I'll send you a coupon for Much Ado About Marshals.

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  95. Maria, they sure do have the looks. Alex O'Laughlin needs squinting lessons, though. LOL

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  96. nblack, Christian Bale and dSarah Chalke--hey, that would work. :) I'm glad you appreciate westerns. I hope they gain popularity because I love to read them.

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  97. :) you should probaly get use to being at the top

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  98. Congrats on making it to the final round. I forgot about Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck! Watching Sam on Thank You For Smoking and Tom on Blue Bloods & Magnum PI makes me forget all of their western work too!

    - Katie Fortenbacher
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  99. Congrats on making the final 3. Cowboys are so hot. They sure know how to ride a filly...lol
    I'm not good at placing actors in the roles of books heroes and heroines because no one ever measures up to what the characters look and act like in my mind.
    I have my copy of your book, so just enter me in for the rest of the contest. TY

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  100. Whoohooo congrats on making the final 3.. and who said cowboys were dead? LOL! ;) I haven't read a cowboy one in ages so I'd love to read yours! ;)Good luck in the final :D

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

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  101. Calico Crazy, good to see you back! Did you get your book yesterday?

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  102. Shannon, I've never seen Matt Bomer in a cowboy hat and chaps, but I bet he'd look mighty fine.

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  103. Crystal R, Piper Perabo is a doll--she would make a good Daisy. :) You'll get your free book shortly!

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  104. Meg, okay, NO Justin Bieber. He has enough to do anyway. LOL Shia LaBeouf is interesting. I thought he did a good job in the last Indy film.

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  105. Elizabeth, yes, I'm sort of sagging right about now. Good thing I have my husband to help out. :) I love westerns, too, even if they'r not trendy at the moment. Or decade.

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  106. tweezle, you're the second one to vote for Matt Bomer. I haven't seen him as a cowboy but I think he could wear the duds pretty well. :)

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  107. Thanks so much for all your nice comments, Denise, Z! For you, Jake and Katie it is. I do think they'd make a cute couple. ;)

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  108. Eilis, manly men--that's what my article is about at Your Need To Read. And you're right, these actors played many roles other than cowboys. Tom Selleck hasn't played a cowboy that often, even though that's how I think of him.

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  109. hotcha12, please send your email address to jacquierogers@gmail.com for a copy of Much Ado About Marshals. I can't enter you in the contest unless I have your email address.

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  110. Sarah, I have a soft place in my heart for Maverick. What a great, great character! And who wouldn't love James Garner???

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  111. Too many to choose from but I love a classic Clint Eastwood in a cowboy hat and boots! Tom Selleck would be sweet too. And Viggo is nice fit too.

    goaliemom00@cox.net

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  112. Whoa! What a party! Congrats, Jacquie! As for casting, I am awful with that! I am enjoying everyone's suggestions though! Cole and Daisy sound like quite a pair!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  113. I would LOVE to get a copy of your book and rekindle my love for cowboys :) Congrats on getting into the final 3!! Flirt hard... swoon harder!

    Bels at The Bookish Snob
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  114. Oh, Marion, me too!!! Or pick both! Nah, I'm too worn out for that. LOL

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  115. Wendy K, Kiefer Sutherland got a few votes yesterday, too. Has he played a cowboy in other movies? I can't think of any. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  116. Judith, thanks for stopping by! I must be getting old because to me, Orlando Bloom is just now getting sexy. Then again, even when I was a teen, I preferred the thirty-somethings to the teen idols.

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  117. MarthaE, you have a terrific promotion going on at your blog, http://MarthasBookShelf.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by! You'll get a coupon for a free copy of Much Ado About Marshals at Smashwords, entered to win a $25 Amazon GC, and entered into the drawing for the prize package. :)

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  118. LordReblik, thanks for stopping by. I'll be sending you a free book so enjoy!

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  119. I wish I had read the books to have an answer!!!

    nedsped at verizon dot net

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  120. For Cole even though he is a little too old Lou Diamond Phillips and For Daisy Drew Barrymore Too old really as well.
    Mercedes

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  121. for Cole Daniel Radclif and for Daisy Emma Watson
    Yana

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  122. I agree with my Big sister
    for Cole Daniel Radclif and for Daisy Emma Watson
    Moriah

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  123. Bella, thanks! Yes, several ladies spoke for Viggo--you'll have to stand in line! I can't send you a book because I don't have your email address. Please send it to jacquierogers@gmail.com and I'll get the coupon out to you soon.

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  124. Amanda, I have to say Channing Tatum is an interesting choice, and Matt Lanter would surely make a pair of chaps look good. :) Enjoy the book!

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  125. Virginia, I love your comments! So informative. I hope you visit often. Please. :)

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  126. Mara, I'll be interested in hearing who your choices would be once you finish the book!

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  127. annalisa, Amy Adams would be really fun as Daisy! And thanks for stopping by.

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  128. Judith G, thanks. And oh yeah, we're HAWT!

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  129. Teresa K, thanks for your persistance. :) I'm with you about Sam and Tom. We have to arm wrestle with Marion, though, because I think she dibs'd them both. LOL Renée Zellweger? She can play anything. Amazing actress.

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  130. Vampyre Gurls Book Club, oh honey, me too. Old-fashioned cowboys, it's a manly thing. I love it. :)

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  131. Blackroze37, I hope you're right!!! Have you read the book yet?

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  132. Kat, I think several ladies are fighting over Sam and Tom now. John Wayne better watch out or they'll knock him out of first place!

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  133. Michelle, actually I have the same problem. No character, no setting, no situation can ever be as vivid or pure on screen as in my mind. I think that's why I'm addicted to the book method of telling stories instead of movies--although I love movies, too. Given the choice of a book or movie, I'll nearly always take the book.

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  134. Chelsea, until recently, we haven't had that many westerns to read, especially western historical romance. Contemporary does a little better because Harlequin publishes them. I'm hoping with the current publishing climate we'll have a whole lot more western historical romance to read. :)

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  135. Hahaha, Laurie. You want ALL the cowboys! I think the other ladies will want you to share. I hope you enjoy Much Ado About Marshals!

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  136. flchen1, thanks! Yes, it's quite a party, all right. :) Enjoy the book, and you'll see that Daisy and Cole are meant . . . um you'll have to find out. :)

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  137. You got it, Bels. I'll get your coupon sent before I got to bed. Enjoy the books!

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  138. Good luck for the final round!

    Jaime
    herfirestarter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. Congrats on being a finalist :).

    I already have your book from a few days ago looking forward to reading it.

    For Cole I would say the best man to play him would be: Chris Evans

    For Daisy I would say Ann Hathaway

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  140. Hi Jackie ...
    I posted a couple of days ago but did not get the e-book. Re-posting now and hoping it is not too late. I have been promoting the tour with all my friends (we have a kindle group on Facebook).

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  141. I love Sam Elliot. He's an awesome actor! ;) Thank you for the giveaways! And id love to have a copy of Much Ado About Marshals if your still giving them out. :) Thank you!
    shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

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  142. I would love to see Timothy Olyphant play the part of Cole and for daisy ME..lol..will have to think more on the female part..my email is wolfie53@sbcglobal.net for the ebook..thanks you and please enter me in your other drawing..Patty

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  143. I like Johnny Depp for Cole and Kiera Nightley for Daisy!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  144. I would like to see Jake Gyllenhaal play Cole and Keira Knightley play Daisy.

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  145. Sam Elliot all the way his voice and eyes get to me. I grew up reading L'Amour and Mr Elliot is A Sackett!

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  146. I agree with the choice of Tom Selleck. He's like a fine wine, better with age!

    Karen

    kmoaton@hotmail.com

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  147. Clint Eastwood. Love those tall guys who don't talk much, but whose eyes talk. Swoon worthy, oh yeah!!

    Sunny

    sunnywaterchild AT yahoo.com

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  148. HA, Jacquie!! Viggo can sing a cowboy, Elvish or Numenorean song to me ANYTIME!! Such a sexy voice. The rest of him is too. ;-D Hope you win the BIG KAZOO or whatever it is!

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  149. Jacquie---Congratulations! I LIKE LOREN GREEN BECAUSE HE RODE A BUCKSKIN :)---Janie

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  150. not sure if i summitted correctly early. i like lonsome dove and sam E, I am new at this so thanks for the giveaway. joannie email is jscddmj@aol.com

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  151. Books and Bane, no problem. :) I'm sure when you read Much Ado About Marshals you'll come up with your own idea of who should play Daisy and Cole.

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  152. Mercedes, Lou Diamond Phillips lit a lot of girls' hearts on fire! Drew Barrymore is cool and does have the right personality for Daisy.

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  153. Yana, hmmmm, Daniel Radcliffe. I'm not really seeing much Harry Potter in Cole. LOL. But Radcliffe is a talented actor so with some elevator shoes and some voice coaching, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he pulled it off.

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  154. Jaime, thanks! Your book will be on its way shortly.

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  155. Babs, Chris Evans as Cole, I think you're onto something there. He's definitely droolworthy. And Daisy does look a whole lot like Ann Hathaway!

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  156. shadow_kohler, oh yeah, another Sam Elliot fan. We could form our own fan club right here on RTW! I hope you enjoy Much Ado About Marshals!

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  157. Hi, Patty! Timothy Olyphant sure looks nice in a Stetson, all right. :) Your book will be on its way shortly.

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  158. Robin, three cheers for the POTC crew! But then who would play Bosco? Maybe those two English sailors. :)

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  159. ohyeahiwon, Sam is really gaining ground!

    I can't send you a book, though, until you send me your address. jacquierogers@gmail.com

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  160. Karen, just the idea of Tom Selleck and wine in the same sentence is enough to set all quivering. LOL

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  161. Sunny, you're right, Clint's eyes say it all. Soooo expressive. Your book is on its way!

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  162. Meg, LOL. Okay, okay, you can have Viggo! Stand back, ladies. Viggo can take care of himself.

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  163. Jane, you're the first to mention Lorne Green, and what a handsome man he was! Yes, the buckskin made all the difference. :)

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  164. Joanie, you're doing just fine! And you'll be entered into the drawings. Your book will be on its way after I get all the messages answered, so an hour or so.

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  165. Silvia, I asked around and finally found your email address. That's why you didn't get the book--no email addy. But you'll get it soon now!

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  166. I'm all on board for Hugh Jackman(movie-Australia), sexiest guy ever to sit on a horse. Of course, my husband laughs at me because I'll watch anything Hugh Jackman is in, he's so sexy! (just watch him in Wolverine, his muscles had muscles!)
    jargon47@yahoo.com

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  167. almost forgot Daisy! I see Kelly MacDonald (was in Nanny McFee & Boardwalk Empire on HBO)as a perfect candidate for Daily. Also saw someone else's suggestion of Jake Gyllanhaal, he is a great nominee!

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  168. I just saw that in your earlier post the menage-a-blog one of the prizes is a kindle. I love my kindle! Best & worst purchase I've made. I spend so much more money on books now! Our new puppy got ahold of mine, thank goodness it was in it's neoprene sleeve, which saved it from total ruin. It does have some new decorative teeth marks though. I'm just glad it still works! Am I too late for that contest?
    jargon47@yahoo.com

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  169. Good luck in the finals Jacquie. It's been great!
    egstanley@gmail.com

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  170. Hugh Jackman is the perfect guy for the job or that guy in the movie Thor. Best 2 minutes in a film. Ever.

    Cute little kitty. So so cute. Hmm. What did you say something about Daisy? Hmm sorry busy thinking about Hugh and cute little pussies (oh my too far).

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  171. Congrats on the great turn out!

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  172. OOOH, I forgot about Hugh!! Hmmmmm. Let's do a cowboy ride-off between Hugh Jackman, Viggo Mortenson and Tom Selleck... There goes Tom, roping and romping around the paddock, Viggo jumps the fence on his Indian pony Hidalgo, while Hugh whistles for his Aussie horse and swings those sexy legs over the saddle with a come-hither wink and grin. Oh man. Can't decide which would be better for a tumble in the hay.

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  173. Janet, I have to agree with you about Hugh Jackman--oh, he made a fine, fine cowboy in Australia. Then again, there's just no way to make that man look bad. Whew, baby! The kindle portion of the contest is over but if you commented on one of the other authors' blogs earlier this week, you're good to go. Good luck!

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  174. Elizabeth, thanks. Regan and Lacey are burning up the place, but I'm doing my best to hang in there. What a fun bunch of authors in the Menage-a-Blog tour! It has been a great experience.

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  175. Venyel, you'll have to arm wrestle Janet for Hugh Jackman. But Chris Hemsworth is not a bad consolation prize. LOL Daisy? Who's that? Oh yeah, the heroine. We do get rather caught up in our heroes, don't we? Speaking of which, Much Ado About Marshals will be on its way to you shortly. Enjoy!

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  176. Paty, thanks for stopping by! Everyone--check out Paty's posts here at RTW last week. She's a talented author. :)

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  177. Meg, you just want 'em all. What are gonna do with you??? Better keep you out of the hay, though. LOL.

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  178. no. but i know how good your books are :)



    Blackroze37, I hope you're right!!! Have you read the book yet?

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  179. Jacquie, I love your site - Romancing the West - it certainly captures the imagination and rekindles lots of memories of travelling through cowboy country. I am looking forward to reading your book, Much Ado about Marshals. Until then it is a bit tricky to suggest a famous actor... but.. judging by the cover I think that Hugh Jackman would be a top choice. Johnny Dep would be a close second. Congrats on making it to the final round!

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  180. Hi Jacquie, I am having problems posting - trying again!

    Jacquie, I love your site - Romancing the West - it takes me back to travels through the south west and the beauty and wildness there. I am looking forward to reading Much Ado About Marshals. Until then it is a bit tricky to comment on a lead actor - but judging by the book cover, Hugh Jackman would be a top pick. Johnny Dep a close second. Congrats on making it to the final round!

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  181. OH gosh, it has posted twice! Sorry.. at least it didn't do it 3 times!

    Congrats again on making it to the final round and on all the great comments!

    email - info@

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  182. Congrats on the final round of this tour..Kiefer Sutherland would have my vote and I am not sure who else...Thank you for the coupon and good luck in the final voting....
    Bonnie Paton Pietruch

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  183. Congrats, Jacquie, on making the final round! That's so great! :)
    My vote to play Cole is Ryan Reynolds (although Hugh Jackman couldn't be hunkier!). And I agree with one of your other commenters, Amy Adams would make a great Daisy!

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  184. Josh Turner is a very sexy cowboy... at least on the music scene! That voice.... *swoon* Sara 8^)

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