Find Me

Kimberly  Krey on StoryFinds

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Cowboy Romance Read

The Longest Ride has been out for less than a week. (Find my thoughts on the movie here.) Cowboy romance is on the screen, in the air, and on your kindles too, right? Well today you can add another to your collection for free on Amazon.

Cassie's Cowboy Crave, from Amazon's best-selling Sweet Montana Bride Series, will be free April 14, 15, and 16th. The Sweet Montana Bride stories feature handsome cowboys who offer witness protection - rancher style - to women in need.

Cassie’s words dangled in the air like an invitation, warm and welcome. He couldn’t likely bring her home without a simple kiss, now, could he? When their eyes met, Shane tilted his head, asking for permission with the lift of his brow. She nodded slightly – a silent response – yet the best thing he’d heard in weeks – Yes.

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom. Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham? In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. In return, Cassie steals his heart. Yet before they confess their undying love, a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.

Click here to download your free copy before the price goes back up to $3.99.

Are you reading a western romance now? If so is it historical or contemporary? Which do you prefer?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My thoughts on Movie, The Longest Ride

(Photo found :

On Friday, some of my writer friends and I went to see The Longest Ride. A sneak-away-while-the-kids-are-at-school kind of thing. We did not forget the popcorn (extra butter, please) or drinks (Sprite & popcorn are BFFs, you know). We even had chocolate covered cinnamon bears to make it all complete. We'd watched the movie trailer a good dozen times or so. I had already downloaded albums from the artists featured in the main trailer. (Hozier and Banks - both are wonderful by the way, though some songs in Banks' album contain strong language.)

I really enjoyed The Longest Ride. It was especially fun for me to watch since I write novels featuring cowboys! I don't normally blog about movies, but I decided to share some of my thoughts since I've had a few fans contact me about the then-upcoming show, saying they developed their original love for cowboys by reading my very own Sweet Montana Bride Series. (Woot, woot!)

This movie had my interest from the get-go. The actors were convincing, brilliant, and a true joy to watch. Luke, played by Scott Eastwood, is a seriously handsome cowboy who rides bulls, lives on a ranch, and helps provide for his widowed mother. Sophia, played by Britt Robertson, is an ambitious art student who left home to pursue her goal involving a big time job in New York City. I loved how this girl wasn't typically into cowboys, but she could not help but fall in love with Luke; we don't blame her a bit.

In true Nicholas Sparks style, there was another tale weaved into this love story, and a beautiful one at that. When the couple comes upon Ira, an elderly man who's been in an accident, they become part of his life. Through frequent visits, Sophia hears the development of Ira and Ruth's romance, told through the reading of old letters. The unfolding of this tale was well-paced and very touching. In fact, there were many moments that had me wiping at silent tears. Of course, there were plenty of smiles, and a few good laughs as well.

One of my favorite moments was *(do not read if you don't want a tiny spoiler)* when Luke - this gorgeous cowboy - walks onto a college campus with his cowboy boots, snap-up shirt, and a bouquet of flowers in hand to pick up his date. He looked adorably out of place and it totally cracked me up.

*Content: This movie is rated PG-13 and showed a bit more than I anticipated during one of the love scenes.

For those craving more cowboy romance, check out the Sweet Montana Bride Series on Amazon now, 3.99 ea. Each stand alone novel features a contemporary cowboy offering witness protection - rancher style - to a woman in need. (See blurb on book one below.) Also available on audio.

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.
Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.
With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

* Though this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few minor curse words. *
So have you seen The Longest Ride? Read the book? Plan to do either or both? And just how did you develop your first love for cowboys?