A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss

BOOK: A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss
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A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss

ISBN 10: 1940968127

ISBN 13: 9781940968124

Copyright © 2015 by Stephanie Rowe.

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A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss


Wyoming Rebels
Stephanie Rowe
A Real Cowboy Never Says No
Wyoming Rebels

USA Today
bestselling author, Stephanie Rowe, delivers a brand new series set in Rogue Valley, Wyoming, home to the Stockton brothers, a clan of fiercely loyal and honorable men, and the women who touch the hearts of these rugged, loner cowboys.


It's been four years since Steen Stockton has been able to see the sky without having to look through steel bars. Betrayal got him locked up, and it shut down his heart forever...until he runs into the only woman he's ever trusted, a woman he's never even spoken to…until now.

There's only one person who has ever looked at Erin Chambers as if she mattered, a man she's never forgotten. She's come back to Rogue Valley to reclaim herself, not to get involved with a man…especially not the sensual, guarded cowboy Steen has become.

Can two people with no ability to trust use a magical, unspoken connection from their past to rebuild their hearts, or will the scars of a lifetime of broken dreams and betrayal keep them from finding each other the second time around?

"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~J.R. Ward


Praise for No Knight Needed

“No Knight Needed
is m-a-g-i-c-a-l! Hands down, it is one of the best romances I have read. I can’t wait till it comes out and I can tell the world about it.” ~
Sharon Stogner, Love Romance Passion

No Knight Needed
is contemporary romance at its best….There was not a moment that I wasn’t completely engrossed in the novel, the story, the characters. I very audibly cheered for them and did not shed just one tear, nope, rather bucket fulls. My heart at times broke for them. The narrative and dialogue surrounding these ‘tender’ moments in particular were so beautifully crafted, poetic even; it was this that had me blubbering. And of course on the flip side of the heart-wrenching events, was the amazing, witty humour….If it’s not obvious by now, then just to be clear, I love this book! I would most definitely and happily reread, which is an absolute first for me in this genre.”
Becky Johnson, Bex ‘N’ Books

“No Knight Needed
is an amazing story of love and life…I literally laughed out loud, cried and cheered....
No Knight Needed
is a must read and must re-read.”
Jeanne Stone-Hunter, My Book Addiction Reviews


Praise for Not Quite Dead

"[Rowe] has penned a winner with
Not Quite Dead
, the first novel in her new NightHunter vampire series...an action-packed, sensual, paranormal romance that will captivate readers from the outset...Brimming with vampires, danger, resurrection, Louisiana bayou, humor, surprising plot twists, fantasy, romance and love, this story is a must-read!"
~Romance Junkies:


Praise for Darkness Possessed

"A story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and characters you won't soon forget!" - Paige Tyler,
USA Today
Bestselling Author of the X-OPS Series

"Stephanie Rowe has really outdone herself!
Darkness Possessed
is the perfect paranormal. Sexy, dark, and with enough twists to keep you glued to your seat with breathless anticipation. Zach and Rhiannon set the pages of this book on fire!"
~Kerrigan Byrne, International Bestselling Author

Darkness Possessed
…is an action-packed, adrenaline pumping paranormal romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat… Suspense, danger, evil, life threatening situations, magic, hunky Calydons, humor, fantasy, mystery, scorching sensuality, romance, and love – what more could you ask for in a story? Readers – take my advice – do not miss this dark, sexy tale!"
~Romance Junkies


Praise for Darkness Unleashed

"Once more, award winning author Stephanie Rowe pens a winner with
Darkness Unleashed,
the seventh book in her amazing Order Of The Blade series…[an] action-packed, sensual story that will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, eagerly turning pages to discover the outcome…one of the best paranormal books I have read this year."
~Dottie, Romancejunkies.com


Praise for Forever in Darkness

“Stephanie Rowe has done it again. The Order Of The Blade series is one of the best urban fantasy/paranormal series I have read. Ian's story held me riveted from page one. It is sure to delight all her fans. Keep them coming!”
~ Alexx Mom Cat's Gateway Book Blog


Praise for Darkness Awakened

“A fast-paced plot with strong characters, blazing sexual tension and sprinkled with witty banter,
Darkness Awakened
sucked me in and kept me hooked until the very last page.” ~
Literary Escapism

“Rarely do I find a book that so captivates my attention, that makes me laugh out loud, and cry when things look bad. And the sex, wow! It took my breath away... The pace kept me on the edge of my seat, and turning the pages. I did not want to put this book down...
[Darkness Awakened]
is a must read.” ~
D. Alexx Miller, Alexx Mom Cat’s Gateway Book Blog


Praise for Darkness Seduced

“[D]ark, edgy, sexy … sizzles on the page…sex with soul shattering connections that leave the reader a little breathless!...
Darkness Seduced
delivers tight plot lines, well written, witty and lyrical - Rowe lays down some seriously dark and sexy tracks. There is no doubt that this series will have a cult following. ” ~
Guilty Indulgence Book Club

“I was absolutely enthralled by this book…heart stopping action fueled by dangerous passions and hunky, primal men…If you’re looking for a book that will grab hold of you and not let go until it has been totally devoured, look no further than
Darkness Seduced.”~When Pen Met Paper Reviews


Praise for Darkness Surrendered

“Book three of the Order of the Blades series is…superbly original and excellent, yet the passion, struggle and the depth of emotion that Ana and Elijah face is so brutal, yet is also pretty awe inspiring. I was swept away by Stephanie’s depth of character detail and emotion. I absolutely loved the roller-coaster that Stephanie, Ana and Elijah took me on.” ~
Becky Johnson,
Bex ‘n’ Books!

Darkness Surrendered
drew me so deeply into the story that I felt Ana and Elijah’s emotions as if they were my own…they completely engulfed me in their story…Ingenious plot turns and edge of your seat suspense…make
Darkness Surrendered
one of the best novels I have read in years.” ~
Tamara Hoffa,
Sizzling Hot Book Reviews


Praise for Ice

by Stephanie Rowe, is a thrill ride!"
~ Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Passion explodes even in the face of spiraling danger as Rowe offers a chilling thrill-ride through a vivid--and unforgiving--Alaskan wilderness."
~ Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author

delivers pulse-pounding chills and hot romance as it races toward its exciting climax!"
~ JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author

"Stephanie Rowe explodes onto the romantic suspense scene with this edgy, sexy and gripping thriller. From the very first page, the suspense is chilling, and there's enough sizzling passion between the two main characters to melt the thickest arctic ice. Get ready for a tense and dangerous adventure."
~ Fresh Fiction

"Stephanie Rowe makes her entry into Romantic Suspense, and what an awesome entry! From the very first pages to the end, heart-stopping danger and passion grab the heart. ... sends shivers down the spine... magnificent... mind-chilling suspense... riveting... A wonderful romance through and through!"
~ Merrimon Book Reviews

"[a] thrilling entry into romantic suspense... Rowe comes through with crackling tension as the killer closes in."
~ Publisher's Weekly


Praise for Chill

is a riveting story of danger, betrayal, intrigue and the healing powers of love…
has everything a reader needs – death, threats, thefts, attraction and hot, sweet romance.”
~ Jeanne Stone Hunter, My Book Addiction Reviews

“Once again Rowe has delivered a story with adrenalin-inducing action, suspense and a dark edged hero that will melt your heart and send a chill down your spine.”
~ Sharon Stogner, Love Romance Passion

packs page turning suspense with tremendous emotional impact. Buy a box of Kleenex before you read
because you will definitely need it!
had a wonderfully complicated plot, full of twist and turns. “
~ Tamara Hoffa, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Chapter 1

Steen Stockton took a deep breath as he stepped outside the prison for the first time in four years. He'd forgotten what freedom tasted like, and he was sort of surprised that he even cared enough to notice the blue sky, the lack of walls, and the fact that he owned himself for the first time in too damn long. He'd thought his soul was dead, but the fact he was actually noticing the warmth of the afternoon sun on his face made him think that maybe he was wrong.

Maybe his soul wasn't dead. At least, not yet. He wasn't sure if that was a good thing, or not.

Being dead was easier.

And now that he was free? He had no idea what to do. He didn't even want to do anything. He simply wanted to walk away, and he didn't care where he ended up.

The long, winding road leading up to the prison was empty, and the parking lot was barren, except for a few staff cars and a shiny silver Mercedes that probably belonged to some hotshot lawyer slumming with the inmates.

Though he'd been officially sprung today, there had been mountains of forms to go through, so actual freedom had come late in the day. He was nothing but an inmate number to them, and he knew it. They didn't care how long it took to get him out the door, but since he'd been paroled, they couldn't keep him inside. Now, he was out.

His body felt like it had been to hell, and had gotten only halfway back. The walk down the steps felt interminable, but he managed to avoid the temptation of using the cement wall of the prison to support himself. Instead, he inched down the stairs, refusing to use the handrail, refusing to be weak.

When he'd been lying in that hospital bed a few months ago, he'd been ready to die. He'd made peace with the uselessness of his life, and he was done. But then somehow, some way, something had changed. He had only vague memories of what his brother's fiancée had said to him when he'd been unconscious, but her words had ripped open something in his gut and dragged him back to the land of the living.

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