by Jacquie Rogers
Copyright © 2012 Jacquie Rogers
Yes, the season of love means chocolate and flowers. My favorite flowers are daisies, because they're so happy, and lilacs, because I love their fragrance. I love roses, too. They're beautiful and my husband never lets a holiday go by without bringing a new and unique arrangement. Few people would ever guess my secret, but I'll whisper it to you if you don't tell anyone. He's a romantic at heart.
So is Socrates. No, not that Socrates. I'm talking about the philosopher mule, the one who decides his human is lacking in the love department, and sets out to do something about it. Um, yes, with or without his human's consent. Don't think he'll keep his opinions to himself, either. Socrates has quite a unique point of view and his own web page, as would any mouthy mule.
In my opinion, his ultimate matchmaking goal was to make it into a book, and with a little luck onto the Big Screen. Sorry to say, Socrates never quite made it that far, but he did get his picture on the book cover. Speaking of which, here's the blurb to his book, Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues:
It Happened in the Idaho Desert
The rodeo clown: Brody wants the thrill of bullfighting and the wind at his feet.
The actuary: Rita doesn't want anything to do with a busted up cowboy—and odds are, Brody will be.
The mule: Socrates understands humans. And love, even if humans don't. Can Socrates lead Brody to Rita's heart? Will Rita let herself take the biggest risk of all?
CTRR Award "...extraordinary tale with splendid characterizations"
NOR Top Pick "...definitely a keeper"
PNR Top Pick "...sexy, sharp, witty and just plain fun!"
TRS Sweetheart of the Week "...an excellent romance guided by Socrates' comments, plans, and ingenuity."
SingleTitles.com "...a treasure not to be missed."
Brody opened the pickup door and grinned at Rita. She wished he wouldn’t do that—he knew very well what his smile did to most women. Not her, of course, but most women. “It’s never hard on a man’s ego when a woman thinks he’d be good in the sack.”
Rita rolled her eyes. “Well, it was the drugs talking, not Mom.”
“You think so?” Instead of getting in the rig, he strode toward her and put his hands on her waist.
She gazed into his eyes, darker in the evening light. “I know so. I’ve never heard her say such things.”
“Doesn’t mean she wasn’t telling her real thoughts.” His face drew nearer hers.
“Don’t believe what she said about how I feel about you.” Her voice breathless, she knew she should escape, but somehow she couldn’t.
“No?” His hands tightened on her waist and his eyes darkened.
She held still, hoping he wouldn’t kiss her, but not able to resist staring at his lips. “Lord, help me.”
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues is available from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and other online stores. It's available in both digital and print. Jacquie's current release is a western historical romance, Much Ado About Marshals, and coming soon is Much Ado About Madams.
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Monday: Heather Hiestand
Tuesday: Jacquie Rogers
Wedenesday: Beth Trissel
Thursday: Ginger Simpson
Friday: Karen M. Nutt
Saturday: Linda LaRoque
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