A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock: Guest Post & Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

A Cowboy to Keep
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 7th 2017 by Harlequin

Can’t stop running from the past

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…

About the Author


In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she’s now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She’s loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother’s Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website.


GUEST POST: Things Bounty Hunters Hear

Jack’s been chasing criminals since bond jumpers gunned down his little brother two years ago. He wants retribution, but most of all he wants redemption since he blames himself for not protecting his sibling like he should have, as an older brother. Life on the road is hard, but he won’t quit until he takes as many lowlifes off the streets as possible so that no families have to suffer as his have. Here’s a sample of what he hears every day on the job:

  1. “You’ve got the wrong guy.”
  2. “I’m innocent.”
  3. “That’s not my gun.”
  4. “These aren’t my drugs.”
  5. “This is all just a misunderstanding.”
  6. “What court date?”
  7. “Do I have to go in right now?”
  8. “Get off me man!”
  9. “I’m not drunk; the car’s broken.”
  10. “Do I look like a criminal to you?”



Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will win the above Prize Pack: 7 Paperbacks & a $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
– 1 winner will their choice of an ebook of one of Karen’s backlisted titles (open internationally)
– Ends February 14th

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  1. Thank you for the introduction to this author. The covers are gorgeous and unique.

  2. the blurb sounds wonderful


  3. Kathy Ross says:

    I think this book sounds great! Mystery and Romance?!

  4. Tricha Leary says:

    It sounds wonderful! and who doesn’t love a cowboy!

  5. Debra Holloway says:

    I love a guy who knows how to handle the saddle and the ride!

  6. Cynthia P says:

    I love the cover. It looks like the two of them are really into each other, especially since they seem to be leaning into one another. The top 10 list was too funny!

  7. Raymond Stone says:

    In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!

  8. I love to read about Cowboys! They’re always so manly and honorable!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting me! This was such a fun blog post to write 🙂

  10. Kara Marks says:

    This looks like my kind of book. I live in Oklahoma and never was into cowboys until…my last relationship. Wow, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back.

  11. I enjoy reading romance novels and this one sounds interesting. I’d love to see how the relationship between Jackson, the bounty hunter and Dani develops.

  12. Sounds like a good read! 🙂 Thanks for the review!! 🙂

  13. love the cover looks good!

  14. It sounds like a fantastic read! Thank you for sharing it with us and the chance to win!

  15. Gloria Walshver says:

    Sounds great, a cowboy romancing a gal like the plot of the book.

  16. sounds like a fun one

  17. Sounds like an amazing read! Love the cover too!

  18. I haven’t read a cowboy book in a long time. This sounds like oe I should pick up and start reading 🙂 Amazing giveaway!! 🙂

  19. I like all the bond jumpers’ excuses.