Exploring the Romance in the Old West.

J.J. Devine

Exploring the old west, and honoring the American Cowboy heritage, certainly can not be done without romance. J.J. Devine knows a lot about the historical romance, and the romance of the old west, which is why I asked her to write about the romance of the Cowboy, welcome J.J. and thank you for this beautiful romantic insight of the American Cowboy.

I write historical romance based on a western theme. Within the pages of my Acceptance Series, you’ll find a wide range of heroines. A Cheyenne mixed blood, looking to find her true acceptance. A woman sold for her body, looking for her escape. A cowgirl unafraid to face the elements to hide-away on a cattle drive to claim her hero. A woman hell-bent to avenge her family’s death, takes off after the murders in the wilderness of the Wyoming Territory, hero in tow. The list goes on in this seven book series.
Ever since I was a young girl I’ve always had a fascination with cowboys and the women who loved them. Their lifestyles were never easy. I quickly found an admiration for these wonderful, amazing, hardworking people. Combine my captivation for cowboys with my infatuation with Native American history and the Old West and you have the stories I cannot wait to pen. My heroes are not only rugged and handsome, they love their women with possessive venom that sinks to the core. They’ll move the Laramie Mountains if that’s what it takes to prove their loyalty and love. My heroines are exquisite from the inside out. Yet, it’s not their splendor that will capture the heart of my readers, it’s their incredible ability to overcome even the utmost turmoil life has to offer. Highly flavored women who require even spicier men to hold their hearts and their passions forever.

The Cheyenne Bride

Cheyenne Bride to be available Fall of 2012 through Soul Mate Publishing
http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/

Author Bio
Reading and writing have been J.J.’s passion her whole life. Starting out with being the poet, everyone came to in high school to get that “perfect” poem for his or her boyfriend/girlfriend. She spent her weekends locked away in her room, curled up on her bed, writing short stories for only a selected few readers.
She has been happily married for 26 years to her trucker husband. She is a mother of three, grandmother of three; a lover of dogs, cats, and fish.
J.J. started to pen historical romance as a hobby when her youngest child was a year old, creating the Acceptance Series. She got serious about her writing career joining Romance Writers of America and Indiana Romance Writers of America. She penned her first paranormal romance, Into the Darkness, in 25 days, taking herself beyond her comfort zone and just giving the characters free reign of their story.
Since taking herself out of the outside working world, she has dedicated her life to her writing and her writing world and raising consciousness for Domestic Violence Awareness.

-By J.J. Devine

To contact J.J. Devine, or to read her wonderful writing, connect with her below.

You can view J.J.’s new Book trailer at  Into the Darkness

http://definingjjdevine.weebly.com/
http://definingjjdevine.weebly.com/ramblings-of-a-writer.html
http://www.facebook.com/JJDevineAuthor
jj_devine@yahoo.com
http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/

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5 thoughts on “Exploring the Romance in the Old West.

  1. Thanks for the interview. As a reader of early westerns from 100 years ago, I find it interesting how “romance” figures as an element of the story. Often it’s awkwardly integrated, especially if the author is male; even Wister isn’t that successful.

    For women writers of early westerns, the interest is typically in giving female characters a place on the frontier to live and breathe and have three-dimensional, independent lives. They don’t typically fall for cowpunchers unless they are well educated and from a good family back East (which is Molly’s problem with The Virginian).

  2. Great post. Your Acceptance series sounds fascinating. Can hardly wait for the first book The Cheyenne Bride. Good luck with your books.

  3. diane

    Love it. Look forward to reading your acceptance series..

  4. Thank you, everyone!!! I look forward to introducing you to the Acceptance Series, 🙂

  5. As I said in my introduction, you can’t have a western without romance, it may not always be the lust, and desire for a handsome cowboy, sometimes it is just the friendship a cowboy has with his horse, or his love and passion for the land he plows, and harvests in the fall. Either way the romance in the old west, the cowboy, and the open range always draws in some beautiful woman lusting to be in his arms.

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