Thursday, May 02, 2013

Cowboys and Lawmen Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cowboys and Lawmen Blog Hop!
Join nearly 50 authors as we share why we love Cowboys and Lawmen. What is it that makes small town sheriffs, Texas Rangers, and ex-outlaws-turned-lawmen so irresistible? Whether you write or love to read about the Wild West or modern day cowboys, what do you love most about lawmen who are also cowboys? And what makes them so gosh-darn sexy?

Grand Prize: At least a $100 Gift Card for Amazon or Barnes and Noble, your choice. The winner will be chosen at random from comments containing email addresses, and will be announced on May 7. This is open to both US and international readers.

When I think of the western movies and TV shows I've watched and the western fiction books I've read; the lawmen always tend to be larger than life with past history that made them the lawman they are. It could have been someone in their life was killed or they started on the wrong side of the law and had a change of heart or conscience. Whatever the catalyst that made them become a lawman, they exude a personality that gets the answers they need either by charm or sheer stubbornness. They are proud and help the downtrodden, especially women and children. 

It they are tall, muscular, and have a twinkle in their eye, all the better for a swoon-worthy lawman. There are a couple of actors who always play the good guy whether or not they are lawmen. Those are Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck. They are a couple of smooth-talking (love their deep voices), eye-twinkling, man candy cowboys. They always help those in need and take out the bad guys with swift vengeance. But they also know how to treat a lady. 

If a fictional western lawman has the grit to take on a town or a gang of outlaws and in the next scene pet a puppy and dry a child's tears, our hearts go out to them and we can overlook the ornery, cussedness they may have displayed earlier. And that's the contradictory nature of a good lawman character in a western romance.

My newest release, Western Duets- Volume One a novella with two short historical westerns has a short story with a U.S. Marshal who shows this contradictory side. 
Last Stand for Love
U.S. Marshal Chas Brown agreed to be Sarah's proxy husband in order for her to keep her dead husband's ranch. Little did Chas know, he’d lose his heart in the process.


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Do you have a favorite fictional western lawman? Who and why?
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46 comments:

ellaquinnauthor said...

Have fun, Paty. I tweeted.

Meggan McQuaid said...

Paty, first I want to say congrats on your beautiful cover. Gorgeous. My favorite fictional lawman? Hmmm. Right now its a toss up between Seeley Booth and Zorro. Booth, Zorro. Nope, can't decide. Ciuincalled@gmail.com.

Meggan McQuaid said...

Paty, first I want to say congrats on your beautiful cover. Gorgeous. My favorite fictional lawman? Hmmm. Right now its a toss up between Seeley Booth and Zorro. Booth, Zorro. Nope, can't decide. Ciuincalled@gmail.com.

Meggan McQuaid said...

Paty, first I want to say congrats on your beautiful cover. Gorgeous. My favorite fictional lawman? Hmmm. Right now its a toss up between Seeley Booth and Zorro. Booth, Zorro. Nope, can't decide. Ciuincalled@gmail.com.

Paty Jager said...


Thanks, Ella!

Meggan, you are repeating yourself! ;) Great choices! Thanks for stopping in and commenting with and email address.

Caroline Clemmons said...


the prize is up to $100 now.

Melissa Keir said...

A cowboy...hmmm I love watching the old shows like Bonanza and Big Valley. I had a huge crush on Heath. What a guy! Didn't have to be a lawman but was still so dreamy!

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Anonymous said...

I loved The Virginian and Lucas McCain on The Rifleman.

oncerfan@yahoo.com

Paty Jager said...

Caroline, I guess I need to update this blog then.

Hi Melissa. I had a thang for Heath too!

Hi oncerfan. I liked Trampus on the Virginian but wasn't much of a fan of The Rifleman. It was, however, my husband's favorite western.

katewyland.com said...

I love Selleck and Shepherd too. They make great cowboys and oh those voices!

Paty Jager said...

Kate, you need to leave your email so you can be in the drawing.

bn100 said...

Don't have a favorite one

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Stephanie said...

You have my two favorites, Tom and Sam. What a great blog hop.
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Stephanie said...

You have two of my favorite cowboys, Tom and Sam. What a great blog hop.
stephanieberget (at) gmail. com

Charlene Raddon said...

Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck made great cowboys.
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Angela Drake said...

Ooo Zorro. Another one I hadn't thought of. Man my lawman list is growing from this hop. hehe Love your photobucket trailers Nice! Country Blessings! Angela
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Janice Hougland said...

Let's see. My favorite fictional lawmen were James Arness in Gunsmoke, Gene Barry in Bat Masterson, John Russell in Lawman, Chuck Norris in Texas Ranger, Chuck Connors in Rifleman, Neville Brand in Laredo, and Dennis Weaver in McCloud. I loved all the old westerns and revisit them now via Netflix. :-) Oh and I can't forget Randolph Scott in his movies---I grew up with him! jdh2690@gmail.com

Paty Jager said...

bn, that's okay, maybe after the hop you will. ;)

Stephanie, we have so much in common. ;)

Hey Charlene. I agree.

Angela, Thanks! It was one of my rare smart ideas. ;) Glad to hear you cowboy list is growing.

Hi Janice, Wow, you have some I'd forgotten about. Great list!

Tamara Hoffa said...

Love your blog name! McClintock has to be my favorite.
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woolfcindy said...

Great blog. Love the cowboy pictures. Yumm.

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woolfcindy said...

Great blog. Love the cowboy pictures.

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Jean MP said...

Favorite fictional lawman is Matt Dillon. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Paty Jager said...

Thanks Tamara! McClintock is a good one!

Hi Cindy. Thanks!
I'm afraid to delete the double and triple posts for fear they will all go away and you won't get in the drawing. So please excuse the multiple comments and I'm not sure why they are happening.

HI Jean! Matt Dillon is a good one!

Donna Michaels said...

Hi Patty,
Great blog!
Sam has the best voice and love when he plays a lawman!

Jacquie Rogers said...

I loved The Sacketts. Wow, talk about testosterone! Best of luck with Western Duets!

Heidiwriter said...

Oooooh yes! Sam Elliot & Tom Selleck--two of my faves! Cowboys of yore had a code of honor,and I think many still do today. My grandparents and my dad were of that ilk and I respect them so much.

Love the cover for Western Duets!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Beautiful Cover!! Congrats!
I love Sam Elliot. Doesn't he have the best speaking voice ever? lol

kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Gotta agree with those who said Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck, but I had forgotten those older Western TV shows. Hmm...may have to go surfing the Internet to watch those. And how about the Wild, Wild West? A precursor to Western Steampunk perhaps?

Fun blog hop! (And if you need my e-mail address, it's genene (at) genenevalleau (dot) com

Morgan Mandel said...

There's something about a cowboy, with his tall hat, jeans and boots, that's very sexy! I like the modern day ones the best, since I've been reading contemporary romances lately.

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com

Morgan Mandel said...

Forgot my email -
It's morgan@morganmandel.com
My comment is above.

Paty Jager said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for joining the fun!

LOL Jacquie! The Sacketts is one of my faves as you can see by the photos. Thanks!

Heidi, it's that code of honor that makes writing westerns so much fun.

Hi Karen, Thanks!

Hi Genene. Yes, Wild Wild West was one of the first steampunk medias. Thanks for stopping in!

HI Morgan. I agree, the hat, boots, jeans it all makes a man appealing. I've written two contemporary westerns. And I can say I like a cowboy from history or now. LOL

Caroline Clemmons said...

I love reading cowboy lawmen as well as just cowboys. Wishing you continued good luck, Pay.

Sherry said...

I had a lot of cowboys that I loved but not a favorite lawman. One of my favorite cowboys was Little Joe.
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Ingeborg said...

The only fictional lawman I can think of is John Russell in Lawman. That was a great show. Such a dedicated good man.

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Paty Jager said...

Caroline, Thanks!

Sherry, Little Joe Cartwright was a charming cowboy!

Ingeborg, I don't remember that one. but he sounds like a great model for a lawman. Thanks for stopping in!

CBarton said...

As a lawman - Randolph Scott had it made for his time. Chuck Norris managed to pull it off a while back.

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Paty Jager said...

CBarton. Two more good picks! Thank you for joining the hop!

Shadow said...

I love both those actors! There so good! I have a favorite cowboy series be an author. I love it! Diana Palmer writes a great Long Tall Texan series. Love of great cowboys and lawmen! Thank for sharing and being apart of this awesome hop!
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emmlyjane said...

Love the cover of Western Duets, Paty.

~~Emmly Jane
ej (at) emmly jane (dot) com

Paty Jager said...

Shadow, I agree. Diana Palmer has some excellent westerns! Thanks for stopping in!

Hi Emmly Jane, Thank you! My daughter is my cover artist.

Kristina Knight said...

Oh, Sam Elliott! He's *exactly* how I picture most Western heroes - gruff, plain spoken...and the hawtness doesn't hurt, either. :) Great post, Paty! Love the premise of your book - good luck with it!

kristi_writes_romance@yahoo.com

Paty Jager said...

Hi Kristina! Yes, Sam is definitely a keeper for a western character. Thanks! I'm having fun with the duets.

JackieW said...

My favorite fictional lawman was Marshall Dillon of Gunsmoke...he wasn't the "prettiest" marshall but he got the job done.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

JOYE said...

I don't really have a favorite lawman...there were so many in films and tv over the years...it's hard to choose one. Your are right in that Sam and Tom make good cowboys.
JWIsley at aol dot com

Paty Jager said...

Jackie, and Joye! Thanks for commenting! Did you go hopping to the other blogs?

Paty Jager said...

Morgan Mandel wins my blog $5 egift card. It's headed your way! I haven't heard who won the $100 card.