Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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How to Date a Cowboy
By Brenna Gallagher

 I’d never met a cowboy until I ventured up Montana way. Back home in Scotland, I had little contact with gentlemen living a quiet country life as we did, but they were certainly different from these men. You wouldn’t catch them wearing those odd clothes and they wouldn’t dream of sleeping outside or carry a gun on their person. Yes, those cowboys certainly are interesting specimens and I’ll admit I’ve become rather fascinated by them.

The first one I ever met stood tall and proud and behaved as a true gentleman. Of course he was wearing those dusty clothes and that strange hat, but those deep dark eyes of his bore through to my soul. Those strong hands that could only be had from hard work were warm to the touch. His gruff demeanor couldn’t mask the heat in those eyes on that cold autumn day. I’ve learned a few things since that first encounter and I’m here to share my meager expertise, so listen carefully.

        *A lady must know that a true cowboy is charming and dangerous. He’s a little like the wild land on which he lives. It doesn’t take much more than a swish of skirts and a pretty face to get his attention, but he won’t be easy. If a lady wants to hold onto a cowboy, she must be strong and even a little stubborn. She has to show him that she has what it takes to survive in his world, but don’t worry ladies-he’ll make it worth your while.

 *A hard-working cowboy is independent, stubborn and even a little fierce. He’ll charm you just as easily as he charms a bull so you’ll want to keep him on his toes. Show him you’re not a lady to be trifled with. He won’t be able to control you, but he’ll certainly want to keep you.

 *He’ll rarely tell you what’s on his mind and doesn’t like sharing his emotional feelings. If you want to understand your man, let him come to you. Don’t push or prod because he’ll make for the range. If you want to rope him in, you’d better learn how to handle the lasso.

*Most importantly, a true cowboy is loyal to the death. Be warned ladies-he expects that same in return. Treat your cowboy well and he’ll move heaven and earth for you.

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 Gallagher’s Pride Blurb

She was on a quest for discovery.

He was on a quest for revenge.

Together they would discover a second chance.

 Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn't know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family.

As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn't need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn't need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.

Are you out of your mind?” The words tumbled from her mouth before she could stop them, but he had gone and truly shocked her.

“No actually I’m not. It’s your safety I’m thinking of,” replied Ethan, more to himself than her. He loosened the hold on her arm.

Brenna let out an exasperated sigh, something her mother had always tried to discourage, and said, “I do appreciate your kindness, Mr. Gallagher...”


“…Ethan, but I’m certainly not the type of woman to just go home with two men whether I know them or not. It would be highly inappropriate, not to mention stupid.”

“And you’re not stupid.”

“Not as far as I can tell,” Brenna said with fire in her eyes. She rarely ever took offense at what people said, too comfortable in her own skin to care, but this man riled her and he did it effortlessly.

Gallagher’s Pride is available in eBook and print.

About the Gallaghers: http://www.mkmcclintock.com/#%21books/vstc5=the-gallaghers                                    

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Gallaghers-Pride-First-Gallagher-Novels/dp/1456346814/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327247860&sr=8-1

Amazon Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Gallaghers-Pride-Gallagher-Series-ebook/dp/B006ZOSVFG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1327248043&sr=8-2

Gallagher's Pride Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/4VE6VFSf1LA

 Coming Next in the Montana Gallagher Series
Gallagher’s Hope – August 2012

MK McClintock-
Over the years McClintock traveled the country and visited magnificent Scotland. She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, McClintock still calls Montana home.

Blog: http://mkmcclintock.blogspot.com

Author of the Montana Gallagher Series


  1. What fun to be here today! Thanks for having me Celia and for joining us over at my blog.

  2. M.K., what a great post. So nice "meeting" you today. I live in cowboy country in North Central Texas, so I'm used to seeing them everywhere except my house. I am eager to read your books, and hope I win one.

  3. I've decided I need to visit Montana and meet a few of those cowboys you describe!

  4. I love this! Great post "Brenna" (LOL). Thanks for sharing your tips on how to date a cowboy.

  5. Caroline - I've not made it down Texas way myself, but I hear there's a cowboy about everywhere you turn. Good luck and nice 'meeting' you too!

    Paula - I'd definitely recommend Montana to anyone though this particular cowboy is a rare breed. If you find one, let me know!

    Kimberly - thanks! :)

  6. What fun. I almost dated a cowboy once. I was in Colorado for a month, and had the biggest crush on one of the local cowboys. Well, he was crushing on me, too, but didn't work up the nerve to ask me out until my last day there.

  7. Nice to meet you MK! A nice post and it sounds like a fun read. I met my husband in Texas, although he was a soldier and not a cowboy (I think there are many similarities), but we had fun recently taking the kids to northern TX and immersing them in cowboy country. It is a whole different world.

  8. Wonderful excerpt, MK. I also live in Texas and must say the cowboys around here don't resemble those you see on many book covers. Their jeans are ironed when they go out and don't have holes and ripped knees.

    I'd love to visit Scotland and Montana!

  9. Keena - it's usually the good quiet ones that get away.

    LK - nice to meet you too! Boy we have a lot of Texans here today and I've never even visited. I imagine the same principles apply for any good man. :)

    Linda - I used to see the ironed jeans in Idaho, but haven't noticed that up here yet. Then again, I'm not usually looking at their jeans!

  10. Lovely to meet you here today. I wish you best of success with this book. I rather like the image of the tall, silent cowboy. Makes one feel very secure. Linda

  11. LK Hunsaker was the winner of this giveaway! Thank you all so much for stopping by and visiting!