Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Cash Brothers

Congratulations to "Cathy", the winner of Marin's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I'm currently writing a six-book series called The Cash BrothersSix brothers all named after country and western legends by their eccentric mother whose life long search for her soul mate left each of her sons with a different father.

The biggest challenge I faced creating this series was making each of the brothers unique.  The easiest way for me to do that was by pairing the brothers up with some interesting leading ladies who would challenge the heroes at every turn. 

Johnny Cash in The Cowboy Next Door (July 2013) finds his true love has been right under his nose all his life when he falls for Shannon Douglas, his younger sister's best friend and one of the top female bull riders in the country.  


Conway Twitty Cash in Twins Under The Christmas Tree (Oct 2013) vows to settle down with a woman who doesn’t want kid's and ends up with Isadora Lopez, the single mother of twin four-year-olds.


Cowboy Up, Daddy!
Conway Cash is finally ready to settle down, and he has the perfect woman in his sights. The only thing is, he's dead set against being a father—and Isi Lopez has twin four-year-old boys. When he finds himself roped into babysitting for them, life starts getting complicated!

Kids or no, Conway soon discovers he and Isi make a great couple. And hanging around with her kids isn't so bad—that is, until they beg him to be their new daddy. The pressure is piling up for this formerly footloose cowboy…but with some luck, and a whole lot of Christmas spirit, Conway just may find himself in the center of his own ready-made family!

In Her Secret Cowboy (Feb 2014) Willie Nelson Cash, a bad boy with a reading disability finds his happy-ever-after with the pastor's daughter Marsha Bugler, the mother of a son he knew nothing about and teacher who holds a doctorate degree in the sciences.

In The Cowboy's Destiny (May 2014) Buck Owens Cash, the family peacemaker and quietest of the brothers, finds his soul mate in Destiny Saunders a red-headed motorcycle mama/tow truck driver with tattoos.

Merle Haggard Cash, the lead singer in a local country-and-western band, (TBA 2014) finds out he prefers a woman like Beth Nobel, a recently-divorced investment counselor.

Porter Wagoner Cash, the family goof-off who drifts from job-to-job, finds his true love with Wendy Chin, an Asian insurance claims adjustor who's trying to uncover a cattle rustling ring for her insurance company. (TBA early 2015)

The key to creating a fun, engaging love story is to bring two people together who would normally never give the other a passing glance…that is until the author makes their paths cross. 

Giveaway:
If you'd like a chance to win a signed copy of my new release Twins Under The Christmas Tree (Oct 2013) a $10 Amazon GC and a Cowboy Christmas Ornament list one characteristic that you believe all good romance heroines should possess. Giveaway ends October 3, 2013 at 11:59 EST!

Here's where you can find Marin….


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Oct. 3rd. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

55 comments:

  1. All of the books sound interesting, and I will for sure be putting them on my TBR List. One characteristic that I think all good romance heroines should have is.. Patience and Understanding, they kinda go together. Patience so that they don't try and rush into things before both parties are ready, and understanding because without it the relationship isn't going to go very far.

    krisrich85 at gmail dot com

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    1. Kristen--thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment! I can see what you mean about patience and not jumping into a relationship before they're ready--not always an easy thing to do if they've been waiting forever for that true blue hero!

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  2. I think one characteristic a romance heroine must have is being smart. She can't be a fluff-head that doesn't know up from down or when her true love is right smack dab in her face :)

    thebigbluewall77(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Anita-thanks for leaving a comment on the blog today! "Smart" is a definite requirement for a heroine--totally agree with you. But sometimes even when they "know" they're true love is right in front of them they'll fight it because of fear but in the end they're smart enough to know they'd better not let this guy slip away!

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  3. I would say she has to be independent and able to stand up for herself. No one wants a heroine who can't even fight for her own man!!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by the blog, Ada! LOL, your comment brings to mind lots of possibilities for scenes and the heroine fighting for her man....love it! And it's so true, once the heroine realizes that the hero is the right man for her sometimes she has to make him see it, too!

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  4. Strength to put up with those sometimes stubborn males!

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    1. Hi Denise--thanks for stopping by the blog! Sounds like you and Ada are in the same camp when it comes to heroine's fighting for what they want!

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  5. Your books sound like lots of fun!
    As for the one characteristic that you believe all good romance heroines should possess- not sure the title it falls under, but I think they should be able to stand up for themselves. Lots claim to be strong or independent, but then turn around and "can't resist" the Hero or tell him no, esp if he is an 'alpha' type. And I'm not referring to the Bratty type of girl either. I mean someone who stands my her opinions, ideas and such. Just because I love my hubby doesn't mean I let him walk over me or dictate my views (not that I won't change me mind if presented with good points).

    vickykerr at sbcglobal (dot)net

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    1. Vicky, thanks for leaving a comment on the blog! Standing up for themselves seems to be a common thread in the making of a strong heroine and in today's world if women don't stand up for themselves, they get passed over for jobs and other opportunities so I agree with you...sometimes you have to say "no" to what you want but in the end if you play your cards right you might get it anyway.

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  6. I have to agree with strength as a main characteristic. She needs to be able to stand on her own two feet but also be strong enough to ask for help when she needs it.

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    1. Hi Susan thanks for stopping by the blog! Great comment that a heroine has to be strong enough to know when to ask for help...you're exactly right!

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  7. LOVE the sound of this series!! Im most definitely gonna have to check it out! I think the heroines need to be confident. I also like it when theyre sassy and can hold their own with the H.

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    1. forgot to leave my email..just in case! ;) kdjohnston73 at yahoo dot com

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    2. Karen, thanks for dropping by the blog! I like sassy heroines, too :-) And confidence is a must even if the heroine is still learning that, I like to see that quality come through.

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  8. Hi Marin! I think every heroine needs to have a heart of gold & obviously the capacity to let love in. Good luck with the new release! Loved the first book & can't wait to read this one!

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    1. Hi Sharlene--thanks for stopping by the blog! A Heart of gold sounds so nice--I love it!

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  9. Hi, Marin! I love your books and am looking forward to reading your newer ones.

    I think a good romance heroine should be loyal and sassy.

    kscathyATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi Cathy-thanks for the nice words about my books! And I couldn't agree with you more, loyal and sassy, lol, love it!

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  10. I am hoping to win so I can read about these cowboys. yummmm, I love cowboys

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    1. Hi Rayah, I hope you get a chance to read The Cash Brothers...I think you'll like these crazy, sexy guys with such "interesting" names, lol!

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  12. I believe a heroine should be strong but have a vulnerability in her that needs her hero to protect. And she needs to be open enough to accept his help and strength.
    rayahmom3 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. I think that a Christian heroine should be able to show their emotions and feelings to those he loves!
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Megan, thanks for stopping by the blog! Showing emotions is not always easy for some people, and if the heroine has trouble with that then that would be a great opportunity for the hero to help learn how to do that--great comment!

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  14. It's been a while since I found a cowboy romance series I could get into...And then I found The Cash Brothers...and holy Hannah...I'm totally getting into these boys!

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    1. LOL, Brenda, thanks for the nice words about The Cash Brothers! I'm glad you liked them. I had so much fund writing about the brothers in A Cowboy's Duty (Dixie Cash's story) that I had to convince my editors the brothers needed their own books too :-)

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  16. I believe they should all be honest.

    I love series about brothers! These sound fantastic!

    izzyabbysmom2006 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Erin--thanks for stopping by the blog today! Honest is a good quality for both a heroine and a hero and if for any reason they aren't honest with the other one it had better be a really good reason--great comment!

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  17. I believe she should be willing to listen to and try to understand the hero and be willing to help him in his journey to understanding and love of others. (I know what I want to say but I'm not sure I expressed it very well here.)

    ellentoo20@gmaildotcom

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    1. Hi Ellen--thanks for stopping by the blog! I think I know what you're saying...we may not always understand why others do what they do but before we make any judgements we should listen and hear a person out first.

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  18. I think a heroine should be confident in themselves and their abilities along with having confidence & understanding in the romantic relationship that she is in

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    1. here is my email --- ang_1985 AT hotmail DOT com

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    2. Hi Amanda, thanks for stopping by the blog! Confidence is a great thing in a heroine, it's too bad in real life many women struggle with this...it's not always as easy as some people think.

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  19. Loved the first book. Can't wait to read this one. I like for heroine to be strong, to be able to stand on her own.

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    1. Email: ficklefangirl26 at yahoo dot com

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    2. Hi Jenn--thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm thrilled to hear you liked the first Cash Brothers book. I think heroes actually admire and prefer women who are strong and can stand on their own, too--great choice!

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  20. I liked the first book in the series and am really looking forward to reading this one, Marin.

    I think a romance heroine should definitely possess understanding. I mean come on, they're guys. LOL

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog, Marcy! LOL, I totally get your point...guys will be guys and they're going to need a few second chances before they get it right :-) Glad you enjoyed the first book, I'm having lot of fun writing these brothers!

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  21. Great question. I think a heroine has to have a good heart. I would have a hard time believing the HEA for a mean hearted heroine.

    me at rochellepaige dot com

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    1. Hi Rochelle--thanks for leaving a comment on the blog! I agree with you on having a good heart--no matter what life throws at a heroine she should still have a good heart and do what's right.

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  22. Marin, I think the heroine has to have a sweet quality about her. She also needs to be strong but also be ok with her man to ride in and slay a dragon or two for her. And gotta have understanding. Now, give me that HEA I crave in every book!!
    Hoping you have many sales!
    Peggy

    Jpeg2@msn.com

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    1. Hi Peggy, thanks for leaving a comment on the blog. A strong heroine who knows when its okay to let the man step in and help her--well said!

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  23. The heroine should be sweet and sexy!
    cinthiacinful1@aol.com

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    1. Hi Cindy--thanks for stopping by the blog! You've got my thumbs up for a sweet and sexy heroine!

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  24. A good heroine needs to have a good heart as well as strength of character along with the traits in the comments above. These are things in your books that make them a must read!

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    1. Hi Michelle--thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm so happy to hear everyone commenting on "strength of character" I think romance book heroines have come such a long way the past couple of decades!

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  25. A good heroine needs to have the ability to forgive with compassion but toughness!

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    1. Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by the blog! You're right about forgiveness, even though we like strong heroines we still want them to have a "heart" :-)

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  26. A heroine must be 'compelling' and strong.

    kitzmillerx5@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog Kitz! I agree totally--compelling and strong makes a great heroine and one you think about after you've read the final page!

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  27. Definitely confidence. She shouldn't have to rely on the man to define her

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  28. Hi Laurie--thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment! Confidence is a great characteristic for a heroine :-)

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  29. intelligence

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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