Book Blast and Giveaway ~ Diamond In The Rough by Lori L. Robinett

Posted: May 13, 2016 in Book Blast, Contemporary Romance, giveaways, Western
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I love cowboys. Ever since I was young and stayed up late with my Dad to watch westerns, I’ve adored them.

Whether the story is set in the old west or current times, I still enjoy reading about them.

A little romance, rustlers, and a kidnapping. Lots to entertain.

I have a fun excerpt for ya too. Gina is a hoot.

Check it out!

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Diamond In The Rough

Diamond J #2

by Lori L. Robinett

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Genre: Contemporary Romance / Western


Ranch hand Aidan Brackston has built a new life at the Diamond J, and he keeps women at arm’s length to protect his secret . . . until he walks into the local scrapbook store on an errand for his boss. When he accidentally knocks Gina on her ass, she responds with a slap . . . and the fireworks begin.

Single mom Gina Montgomery has her hands full running a business and taking care of her little boy. The last thing she needs is a man in her life, but when a tall, dark and sexy cowboy strides into her store, she’s reminded that she’s still a young woman with hopes and desires.

Just as passion ignites between Aidan and Gina, her little boy is kidnapped by rustlers. Will the two of them be able to save her little boy . . . even if that means exposing Aidan’s secret?



She peeked around the paper rack at the cowboy standing in the front of her store. He was tall, easily six foot. His shoulders were broad, his arms well muscled. A pair of work gloves tucked in his back pockets drew her eyes to his butt. Red dust covered his black cowboy hat, and his boots were scuffed. Yes, yes, yes, she thought, he was a real cowboy.

She scooped up the box of supplies and smiled around the pencil in her teeth. Something dark and fuzzy came into her field of vision, from below, right across the top of the box. Her focus shifted from the cowboy to the thing crawling across the box clutched to her breast.


She screamed. She pitched the box and the contents flew through the air. The spider moved fast across the old linoleum tiles, straight towards her.

She climbed on top of the folding table and squatted there. Its two front legs felt in front of it, as if it were trying to find her.

She was so focused on the spider, she didn’t see the others. Wasn’t even aware that she was not alone in the shop, until she heard Midge’s voice.

“Good grief, stop screaming, would you?”

And she saw him. The cowboy. It took a moment to remember his name. Aidan. That was it. Aidan.

Calm as could be, he walked over, picked up a piece of paper and scooped the spider up. It jerked a bit, then froze. Aidan strode to the front door. Gina stood up on the table and watched as he opened the door, squatted down and tipped the paper. Stunned, she stood and watched. She’d never seen anyone do that before.

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Author Lori L. Robinett

Diamond InTheRough author

Lori is the author of four books, and serves as a mentor for aspiring writers. She is a creative soul trapped in a paralegal’s body. Several years ago, she discovered (and won) National Novel Writing Month and rediscovered the joy of escaping into a world of her own creation.

She lives in rural Missouri with her husband. One very spoiled Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Beagle allow Lori and her husband to live in their house, and the outside is patrolled by BK (short for Barn Kitty) and Patches (a sweet tom cat stray that missed his calling as a lap cat).

Her novels cover everything from romance to thrillers, but mystery is the thread that binds them all together. Her favorite authors are Tawna Fenske, Tierney James, Colleen Donnelly, Allison Merritt, Lisa Medley, Lea Waite, Susan Mallery, Hugh Howey, HP Mallory and, well, the list goes on and on.


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  1. Mary Preston says:

    Love the synopsis.

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      That excerpt cracked me up! I’m the same way about spiders. LOL

    • Hope you enjoy the book! I had a similar spider experience just last week. Wrote about it on F/B & got hilarious replies! Good to know I’m not alone in my spider-fear. ;o)

  3. gemiinii90 says:

    Very sexy cover!

    Betul E.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know! Keeps you coming back for another peek. LOL

    • My husband was a little concerned that I took my responsibility to review LOTS of shirtless cowboy pics to find the right cover model. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. ;o)

  4. Sandra Watts says:

    New to me author. Thanks for hosting.

  5. sherry1969 says:

    Wonderful cover and this sounds like a great book.

  6. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  7. Like giveaways? I’m also giving away a pair of diamond stud earrings to celebrate the launch. Details are available on my blog:

  8. steph y says:

    Anyone want to give me a hint at what the secret is?

  9. Congrats on your National Writing win. I think the eye candy may be drawing in more readers for you. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental