Monday, September 24, 2007

Love them Cowboys!

I make no secret of it. I love Cowboys! To me there is just something about a nice fittin' pair of Wrangler jeans on a man, a sexy smile on his face shadowed by the brim of his hat, and a teasing glint in his eye. Add in the fact he can handle animals weighing in at over 1,000 lbs, ride a horse at breakneck speed, and still be gentle and caring with his woman, oh boy, the true American cowboy is number one in my book! So, it's only natural I write books about cowboys. My first published book featuring a cowboy hero is Cowboy Fling. I'm thrilled I've gotten such great reviews on this book. But I was even more thrilled that many of the reviewers found my hero, Lane Hart, so sexy. Nicole of said,
"Oh, God. Lane, what can I say, he is a "piece" of man that any woman would want."
Thanks, Nicole. It's nice to know I did all right in creating Lane Hart. Of course, I had a little help from George Strait. George was my primary inspiration for Lane. And what great inspiration. One of the things I love about George is that he is a true cowboy. He's not just a country singer putting on a hat to create a look. George is truly all that the hat stands for and more.

Now, that I'm working on Country Fling, the sequal to Cowboy Fling, I'm looking for a second cowboy to give me my inspiration in creating another sexy, wonderful hero to match wits with Dorie Holister, my heroine. I'm sure Vin Sheridan, my hero, will still have a little George Strait in him, but he's going to be more of the brooding/lost soul type of guy. Do you have a favorite cowboy who fits that mold? It can be a real cowboy, or a TV/movie cowboy. I loved Kevin Coster in Wyatt Earp, and in Open Range. Be still my heart! And I loved both Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer in Tombstone. And of course, I'm a huge fan of The Magnificent Seven TV series. In fact, my hero takes his first name from one of the cowboys on that show. Oh, and I love all the men on Bonanza! Someday I'm going to write a series of historicals with my own Cartwright/Magnificent Seven type of men populating a massive ranch. But that's another post.

So, tell me what cowboys you think are sexy and why? I can't wait to hear from you!
Happy Trails,


Elizabeth Parker said...

Hi, Sherry. Welcome to the blogging world! If you don't mind, I'll add you to my blog roll on my blog.

My favorite cowboy has to be from that old classic book, The Virginian. The guy is awesome. In movies, I still like Shane.

Sherry James said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! I appreciate that so much. So you liked the Virginian! Were you a fan of the TV show? You know, I had the honor of meeting James Drury and having breakfast with him. He was a really nice guy and seemed genuinely intrested in other people. Great hero!