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Great Review for Hot Spanish NightsI have two choices for the remake of the book video for Hot Spanish Nights, my novella about a handsome mounted bullfighter and a spoiled little rich girl on a quest for the perfect horse.  One is classical music, the other Paso Doble.  Which? Help?

 

With the Paso Doble:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzI2xGnHg9w

With a classical waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1uXWyPXOso

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Great Review for Hot Spanish NightsThe cover for my Hot Spanish Nights is out from of the contest, but this phase of the judging is by popular demand.  The cover is HOT with a naked man, a blonde bombshell and a beautiful Andalusian horse, all of which star in this scorching novella.

Your vote would be most appreciated.  It’s quick and easy.  No registering or any of that nonsense.  Take a look and see if you agree.

http://adcmagazine.com/uniquelyyours2014.html

http://www.biancaswan.com

 

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While I’m waiting for my muse to return and time to write again, I thought I would reminisce with my two eBook publications from The Wild Rose Press, available at http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=110

Visit the Hot Spanish Nights and Celestial Sin pages here on the blog for blurb, excerpt and book videos.

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In Hot Spanish Nights, the hero Damian Xeres is a master horseman and a rejoneador — those brave men who fight the fierce Iberian bulls on horseback.  The photo is how I imagined Damian.  Hot huh?

The links are to videos of rejoneadors in action!

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=8251327

Rejoneador and Palomino stallion (most likely Lusitano).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTYWw3f7kx8

Pablo Hermoso

 

 

 

A wall painting unearthed at Knossos in Crete, dating from about 2000 BC, shows male and female acrobats confronting a bull, grabbing its horns as it charges, and vaulting over its back.

The art of bullfighting on horseback, as currently practiced in Portugal, where it is called toureio equestre and in Spain and Mexico, where it is called rejoneo, claims a direct origin to the Iberian Peninsula, having developed from Middle Ages war exercises, particularly the cavalry.

Coridas mixtas are also popular, where a rejoneador and two matadores (or a rejoneador, matador and novillero – the last of which is an apprentice matador) perform.

Bullfighting in Spain traces its origins to 711 A.D. The first bullfight took place in celebration for the crowning of King Alfonso VIII.  In Spain, an estimated one million people each year watch bullfights.

Until King Felipe V, who took exception to the sport) banned the aristocracy from participating, the sport belonged to the nobility. The King believed that aristocrats in bullfights set a bad example to the public.  Commoners enthusiasticlly adopted the sport, but since few could afford horses, took the fight to the ground, confronting the bull on foot, and modern corrida began to take form.

Today’s bullfight is much the same as it has been since about 1726, when Francisco Romero of Ronda, Spain, introduced the estoque (the sword) and the muleta (the small, more easily wielded worsted cape used in the last part of the fight).

During a performance, rejoneadores often ride several horses:

  • A parade horse – physically      attractive and disciplined
  • A horse for the first tercio      (entrance of bull) – very fast and brave.
  • A horse for the second tercio      (banderillas) – fast, agile, and a natural instinct for fooling the bull
  • A horse for the third tercio      (death of bull) – very steady

Bullfighting horses are highly trained to swerve instantly, yet remain calm when charged by a fierce, angry bull.  The must possess an extreme dose of bravura, agility, and obedience.

A  rejoneador’s usual costume consists of a dark waistcoat (usually brown or grey), brown leather chaps and a broad, straight-brimmed hat.

 

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And I’m the guest blogger at the Long and Short of It Reviews on April 2nd.  Drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win the LASR prizes — and I’m giving away a Hot Spanish Nights Mousepad (cover in gorgeous detail)!!

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Happy Friday!

 The wonderful hostesses at the Author Roast and Toast have invited me, Damian and Erica to a lavish party at the Xeres mansion to celebrate the release of Hot Spanish Nights.  Please join us for a cocktail served by the famous Oliver.  Leave a comment to be entered for a random drawing for a prize.

 http://authorroastandtoast.blogspot.com/

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HOT SPANISH NIGHTS released today from The Wild Rose Press.  http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=792

I’m having a Release Day Party at The Pink Fuzzy Slippers http://pinkfuzzyslipperwriters.blogspot.com/  Please drop by for fun giveaways, including a download of HOT SPANISH NIGHTS.  There is also a blog on bullfighting since the hero is a rejoneador.

Damian, the hero in HSN, is being interviewed at http://www.tonivsweeney.com/Blog/Blog.html  I’m offering a HSN coffee mug to a random winner who comments with Damian.

I’m excited about HSN.  For years, I bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses, and these beautiful equines are featured in HSN.  I fell instantly in love with Damian because he is a master horseman and a master of other very erotic skills!!  See the trailer.

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