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Buttermilk Ranch

Author Name: Patricia Logan

 Book Name: Buttermilk Ranch

 Publisher: Westburg Publishing August 29, 2015

Pages or Words: 62,000 words

 Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Western/Cowboy

 Cover Artist: AJ Corza

Wendell Blackowl has spent all his life in the working cow horse show ring where toiling with sweaty cowboys all day is the fodder for wet dreams. Though privately he’s come to terms with his sexuality, publicly Dell’s had to build a façade. When his beloved horse Buttermilk dies, Dell finds himself at loose ends so he decides to pick himself up by his boot straps and do what he’s always wanted to do… open an environmentally friendly organic vegetarian café.

Pace Avila, well known music critic, has been drawn to Austin by the live music scene. When friends invite him to check out a fresh new dinner experience, Pace reluctantly agrees to push the deadline on his national column. He isn’t interested in vegetarian food or a restaurant with the cheesy name of Buttermilk Ranch Café, but the moment Pace lays eyes on the stunning cowboy chef, things begin looking up.

When openly gay Pace walks into his cafe and his life, Dell realizes he’s tired of living a lie and tired of being alone. When Mother Nature throws an unprecedented storm at Austin, the muddy waters threaten to wipe out everything Dell’s worked so hard to build. He soon realizes that with a man like Pace by his side, love really can conquer all.

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I asked the main character’s Dell and Pace their favorite songs


“Celebrity” Brad Paisley

“Live like you were Dying” Tim McGraw

“I will always love you” Dolly Parton

“Don’t Blink” Kenny Chesney

“Small Town Southern Man” Alan Jackson



“Lay me Down” Sam Smith

“If I had you” Adam Lambert

“Hero” Mariah Carey

“Royals” Lorde

“The Show must Go On” Queen

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Here is a little more Dell and Pace

“Yoo Hoo! Dell, ya up there, ya sidewinder! Get outa bed or I’m gonna drag that lazy ass out!”

“What?” Pace said, startled awake as he lifted his head from Dell’s chest where he’d fallen asleep in the wee hours of the morning. He wiped his face of drool and stared across the muscled chest he loved, finding Dell’s face. He had one eye peeled open and he didn’t look all too happy by what sounded like Branch’s bellowing from downstairs.

“Fuckin’ ass poor timin’,” Dell grumbled as they both sat upright in bed. Pace knew it would be pretty awful if Branch came bursting into the room with them, lying buck naked in bed. “Guess I’d better find out just what the hell he’s doin’ here.” Pace watched as Dell threw his legs over the side of the bed. He watched his ass from behind, noting the muscled expanse of his back and the thick thighs he loved so much, as the man stood.

“What the hell is he doing here? He and the boys had a show,” Pace grumbled.

“Ya rattlesnake! Ya need me to come up there and put my boot up yer ass?” Branch howled. Pace couldn’t help but chuckle. He loved his brother but he loved the disgusted look on Dell’s face more. Dell walked to the doorway and stuck his head out.

“I’ll be down in a minute, ya jackass… unless ya want to see me in all my nekkid glory!” Dell yelled back.

Pace heard a chuckle coming from downstairs. “Hell naw! Get some clothes on there, scarecrow! Yer movin’ slower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.”

“Oh for Christ’s sake, here we go,” Dell said, glancing over at him. Pace just buried his face in the pillow and laughed.

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Meet Patricia:

Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award-winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.

You can stalk –oops—follow her

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ploganauthor

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorpatricialogan?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatriciaLogan1

Other: author website: http://authorpatricialogan.com/

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Ground Beef goes International

Romance on the menu spring 2015

Over the past few weeks, I have been talking about ground beef, its versatility, budget-friendliness and family friendliness. If you missed the first post on buying and storing, you can find it here. If you missed meatloaf magic, you can find it here.  And last week was the marriage of ground beef and pasta you can find that here. This week we are going international. I know these may not be the authentic versions of these dishes…but they seem to be favorites on most people’s menus.

First let’s go to Mexico and have tacos. Who doesn’t love a taco? (Vegetarians do not answer this question please. Hmmm that will make a great post for another time) Taco salad

Beef and bean or just beef burritos. Ground beef enchiladas in red or green sauce.

These are so easy to do, just cook your meat. Season it with taco seasoning or your favorite Mexican blends. Spread a little beef refried beans ( I use canned low-fat) on a flour tortilla. I like 10 inch, but choose the size you like. I keep extra packages of these in my pantry; they keep well.)  Add some cheese, roll, spray with cooking spray or brush with butter, and bake.For something different use  drained black beans (mexi-corn or just some corn makes a great addition as well. these are great ways to  stretch the meat.) Vegetarians in the family? Leave out the meat,  do the beans and corn.

Here a couple neat videos on How to roll a burrito.

This guy has lots of energy

and this is another good recipe as well. And here is another more subdued version

One of my favorites.. Hot tamale pie (This can be made as mild or hot as you like it and leftovers are awesome .


Here is a plethora ( ha new fancy word of the day meaning …a large or excessive amount of (something) of great, simple ground beef Mexican recipes. http://m.allrecipes.com/recipes/1521/world-cuisine/latin-american/mexican/main-dishes/beef/?mxt=t06rda

Now let’s head to Asia. I love Chinese food. I found a cool thing for low carb lunch is the lettuce wrap and ground beef seasoned with ginger (or an Asian seasoning blend)  add some sprouts and yummy.

My daughter requests a Chinese meal for her birthday. One of the stars is the post stickers. I make a ginger ground beef wrap in wantons and steam.

I found a wanton soup recipe I plan to make for my hubby and myself soon… http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/13199/wonton-soup/   Its not  ground beef but I am thinking of using beef instead of the pork.

Here is a Korean beef bowl http://damndelicious.net/2013/07/07/korean-beef-bowl/

And a plethora of Asian ground beef recipes… http://www.yummly.com/recipes/ground-beef-asian

Now on to England with bubble and squeak. This is a favorite at my house and even my picky granddaughter likes it. Here is the history, I just had to share! https://britishfoodhistory.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/65/

The way I make it is basically potatoes, cabbage and ground beef.  Another family favorite and my son’s favorite dish is cowboy pie. It is the Americanized version of the English Cottage Pie. http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/15509/proper-english-cottage-pie/

I hope you enjoyed this trip overseas and found some recipes you can use. I know it is long but I got carried away having fun with it!

Do you have a favorite international recipe that you like?

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Cinder’s Bride

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TITLE – Cinders’ Bride
SERIES – Mail Order Brides of Texas book one
AUTHOR – Kathleen Ball
GENRE – Historical Western Romance
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 50,000 words152 pages

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Mail Order Brides of Texas Book One
Shannon McMurphy travels to Asherville, Texas as a mail order bride expecting to marry a rancher. Instead, her intended is a saloonkeeper. Her refusal to marry enrages John Hardy and he slices her cheek with a knife so no other man would want her. She runs into the street and no one helps her until Cinders comes along.

Sexy, Rancher Cinders saves Shannon and offers her a job. To protect her reputation he marries her. They both agree it’s a marriage of convenience. He admires her spunk and willingness to learn everything about surviving the Texas frontier. He waits for her to ask to go home but she never does.

They learn a lot about each other through, stolen horses, Indian troubles, a cattle drive and the busybodies of the town. Their attraction for each other grows, but can they learn to trust enough to love?

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The world seemed eerily quiet as she pushed herself up from the hard packed dirt, only to fall back down. Her ankle hurt. Tears filled her eyes, as she glanced around. There stood the women from the mercantile, staring, and their eyes full of terror. She’d get no assistance from them.

John Hardy strutted into the street and laughed while he gestured for two of his men to pick her up. “Come on, honey, it’s time for our honeymoon.”

She heard the clomping of hooves and the turn of wagon wheels behind her but the wagon didn’t stop to help her either. By this time, a crowd had gathered and now there were men standing with the group of women. She tried to plead for help with her eyes but they glanced away.

Two men grabbed at her to haul her back into the saloon when a loud cocking of a gun erupted from behind.

“Put her down.” A man’s voice threatened.

John stepped forward, thrusting out his chest. “Listen, Cinders, this is none of your business. It’d be in your best interest to leave things be.”
The world began to dim and spin, the smell of blood was the last straw. She fainted.


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 Shannon has decided being a mail order bride is better than having to go to the workhouses after her parents were killed. She is raised in the dangerous neighborhoods of New York City and used to danger, but nothing has prepared her for what’s in store for her in the West.
She learns her first lesson the hard way when her so call husband is not a handsome wealthy rancher but a saloon owner. When she defies him, he cuts her face scaring her. Still she holds firm and refuses to be one of his whores.

Cinders a handsome rancher drives up just in time to save her from being dragged into the saloon. The judge says the only way he can take Shannon to is ranch is to marry her. Just being widowed he didn’t want another wife, but something about Shannon captivates him, so he marries her and takes her to his ranch.
Things are not easy for either Cinders or Shannon as they develop a deep friendship, she likes the ranch and ranch hands and brings it a joy and togetherness his deceased wife never did.

Ok first off I must warn you this is one of those books you won’t want to put down once you start. I was up all night reading it. Cinder’s Bride is a beautiful, clean yet sensual romance set in the old west. There is a slight touch of violence (you are in the old west a little is to be expected to make it real), but it’s not gory. There is lots of action, lots of twists and some fun as well.  There are no hot, heavy sex scenes, but there is one sweet, sensual one that is mostly off the page.  I have to say I was glad it was more story than sex, and I also liked that it wasn’t  love at first sight but a deep bond that grew and grew.
My favorite part is a small touch of humor where Shannon often calls Cinders an off the wall name trying to guess his first name. The revelation of the secret name was a delight.
I highly recommend this to anyone that loves the old west, strong female leads and of course, sexy cowboys. I am waiting impatiently for the next one!


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Sexy Cowboys and the women who love them…

Finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards.

Top Pick, Five Star Series from the Romance Review.

Kathleen Ball writes contemporary western romance with great emotion and memorable

characters.Her books are award winners and have appeared on best sellers lists including

Amazon’s Best Sellers List, All Romance Ebooks, Bookstrand, Desert Breeze Publishing and

Secret Cravings Publishing Best Sellers list. She is the recipient of eight Editor’s Choice

Awards, and The Readers’ Choice Award for Ryelee’s Cowboy.

There’s something about a cowboy….

***Order of my Books***

Lasso Spring Series
Callie’s Heart
Lone Star Joy
Stetson’s Storm

Dawson Ranch Series
Texas Haven- FREE
Ryelee’s Cowboy
*Alice’s Story- free prequel on my website

Cowboy Seasons Series
Summer’s Desire
Autumn’s Hope
Winter’s Embrace
Spring’s Delight

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