Strange title for a Mama Writers post, huh?
Today is my seventh release day this year. It’s been a wild ride. My novella, The Cowboy and the Cougar, is part of the Cougar Club series at Aspen Mountain Press, and I thought it might be fun to escape the whole mama/writer subject area and tell you about where the term “cougar” originated.
In 1999, two Canadian women who fancied younger men founded a website called Cougardate.com. The nephew of one of the women said the two ladies were like cougars in search of small defenseless animals. Thus, “Cougars” were born!
The term gained popularity in 2001 book when Valerie Gibson published a book called Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men. Since then, movies, books, a tv show, and even a reality show have explored the subject of cougars and their “cubs.”
Of course I had to jump on the bandwagon and write a cougar story! You can find The Cowboy and the Cougar today at Aspen Mountain Press.
A hot time with a gorgeous youngcowboy is just what the doctor ordered for forty-year-old Holly Taylor. But after a night of amazing passion, she leaves discreetly. Life has other plans for her at the moment.
After the best sex of his life, single father Jack Sherwood isn’t ready to give up his mystery woman. When he runs into her several months later, he’s relentless in his pursuit, and he doesn’t care a whit about their eleven year age difference.
Holly’s life has taken a new course since her first meeting with Jack, and she’s convinced she’s not what he and his adorable son need. Can her new friends at The Cougar Club persuade her to stop running? Or will she lose the best thing to ever happen to her?