Welcome to the Prism Books Tour for A Cowgirl’s Dream by Edith Mackenzie. Stop by each blog for guest posts, excerpts and reviews from the book! I’ve got a guest post that’ll help you learn some Australian slang!
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A Cowgirl’s Dream (Barrels & Hearts, #1)
by Edith MacKenzie
Contemporary Romance, Western
Paperback & ebook, 154 Pages
June 24, 2020
An Aussie cowgirl far from home. A handsome Brazilian bull rider. Can they have a rodeo love story of their dreams?
Frankie dreams of being a champion barrel racer. When the opportunity of a lifetime knocks on her door, she moves halfway across the globe to chase it. After having her heart broken, she’s determined to focus on her ambitions. That means no time for cowboys, even if he is bloody cute.
Luciano is well on his way to getting everything he has ever dreamed of. That is, until an Aussie cowgirl crashes into his world, setting his soul on fire. He knows what it takes to get to the top and Frankie has it in spades. Now, all he has to do is convince her to see beyond the suave exterior and give him a chance.
Finally, Frankie has a shot at the championship buckle, but when photos appear of Luciano on the internet, she has to decide whether to stay or walk away. Is she kidding herself, can she have it all? Can Frankie find her courage to trust in love and still chase her Cowgirl’s dream?
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Some Australian Slang (Which you may or may not read in the A Cowgirl’s Dream)
Australia is a beautiful country filled with wildlife that wants to kill you (I won’t even go into the wild animals you won’t find at the zoos, deemed too fierce for capture, such as drop bears, hoops snakes and yetis. Google them at your own peril if you wish to find out more) and food that many outsiders consider inedible (I’m looking at you vegemite and fairy bread). However, it is the language used in the land down under that causes the most difficulty for visitors.
Although Australian English has evolved directly from the Queen’s English, it has over the years taken a colourful turn. I enjoyed having my Australian characters use fair dinkum Aussie slang to confuse the pants off the Brazilian and American characters.
Here’s a few so you don’t feel as baffled as Luciano, every time Frankie says something.
A few stubbies short of a six pack – Crazy
Ankle Bitter – Small child
Bloody – Very. Used to extenuate a point
Bloody oath – Yes or its true
Man’s not a camel – A man gets thirsty and would indeed like the beverage you are offering him
Sparrow Fart – Before the crack of dawn. Very, very early in the morning
She’ll be right – Everything is going to okay…maybe
About the Author
Edith MacKenzie or Eddie Mac to her friends is an Australian author of sweet and wholesome contemporary cowboy romance. They say in literary circles to write what you know and Eddie has certainly taken that to heart. Before embarking on a writing career she trained horses professionally and brings that wealth of knowledge to her writing.
Now a mum to a boy and girl, as well as wife, she delights with her tales of strong cowgirls and their adventures in finding love. When not weaving the love stories of her characters, she enjoys hanging out with her family and animals, as well as reading, fishing and camping
Just remember once a cowgirl, always a cowgirl.
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