Keep Calm and Eat Bologna

Keep Calm and Eat Bologna

Yes, bologna can be sexy, at least the Joseph’s Fine Foods fried bologna sandwich is in this scene from my  ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY. How did this strange but tasty collaboration begin? The story is HERE. And even more exciting is that you could possibly get your hands on a Keep Calm and Eat Bologna fridge magnet in the design shown here. Supplies are limited but look for them at Joseph’s Fine Foods in Drumright, OK. Or, if you’re not in the Drumright area, look for me at a reader convention in 2013 to get yours! (while supplies last)


The hostess seated them at a back table, also good for privacy, and handed them menus. Two needs dominated Tucker when he glanced over the menu at Becca, looking adorable across the table—food and sex. Since he wasn’t sure he should be talking about sex so early in the day, he figured he’d better stick to the other topic occupying his thoughts. Food.

“I’m not letting you leave here without having your very first hush puppy. We’re definitely ordering those. So besides that, let’s see what else looks good.”

She frowned down at the menu. “There’s a lot on here.”

“Not all that much.” He smiled at her. She most likely meant there was a lot of food on this menu she’d never had, and some she’d likely never heard of. “Want me to help you choose?”

Becca folded her menu and laid it on the table. “That would be good. I’ll eat anything except the fried smoked bologna sandwich.”

He couldn’t help laughing at that. “All right.”

“What’s so funny?”

“That’s my favorite.”

“Fried bologna?” Her eyes opened wider. “You’re kidding, right?”

“Nope. Love it. Get it near every time I come here. It’s an Oklahoma barbecue tradition. Hickory smoked and deep fried with melted cheddar on top and a side of steak fries.”

Her expression had him laughing out loud as she reached for the menu she’d put down. “I think I’ve changed my mind about you ordering for me. I’d better pick my own.”

“Stop. I won’t order you that. Promise.” He glanced down at the listings. The stacked sandwich with beef, sausage, and coleslaw piled high would probably send her running for the door, but he couldn’t let her leave here without at least trying some of the smoked beef served with smoke sauce. “How do you feel about the brisket?”

Becca pursed her lips and finally nodded. “Okay.”

“Good.” When she didn’t put down her menu right away, he reached out and took it away from her. “Stop. I know you’re looking at the chicken Caesar salad or something equally safe, but you can’t eat in an Oklahoma landmark famous for its special sauce and smoked meats and order something you could get anywhere in New York. As your tour guide, I won’t let you do it.”

She finally relinquished her hold on the menu. “All right. Since you’re my tour guide, and since you’re not making me eat the deep-fried bologna thing, I’ll listen to you.”

“Oh, I won’t make you order the bologna, but you’re sure as hell gonna take a bite of mine.” That came out a bit more suggestively than he’d intended, but she didn’t seem to mind.

“Oh, really. Is that a fact?” Becca leaned in, her voice low and sultry, and his gaze dropped to her tempting lips.

“Yes, it is.” He noticed his own voice had dipped lower.

If I do, I certainly hope it lives up to expectations.” Her eyes narrowed.

He let out a snort. “Oh, it will. Believe me.”

And now he had a raging hard-on from talking about fried bologna sandwiches. Though not really, because somewhere along the way, this conversation had taken a severe left turn.

They definitely weren’t talking about sandwiches anymore.

…what happens next? Read the book to find out!!



An Oklahoma Nights Romance

One Sweet Ride…

Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It’s time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy.

One Hot Night…

Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rodeo … Or the shock of finding him at her first Oklahoma State University staff meeting.

One Happy Ending…

Tuck knows it’s all about holding on, no matter how wild the ride. Now he just has to convince Becca that a rough start out of the chute doesn’t mean they aren’t a smokin’ combination …

“Hold on to your hat…ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY is one sexy romp with a sweet and hot hero you’ll want to keep around for longer than one night! Cat Johnson knows cowboys and the Oklahoma Nights series is a must read for fans of western romance.” Lorelei James, NY Times Best Selling author of the Rough Riders and the Blacktop Cowboys series



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