The Launch Party Bandita Match Game!

The latest book in my Blue Falls, Texas series from Harlequin American Romance is out this month. Marrying the Cowboy takes us back to the Hill Country of Texas, which is known for its abundant wildflowers and the local rodeos. Something else that’s very much a part of Blue Falls is its resident matchmaker, Verona Charles. Verona is the aunt of Elissa Mason, the heroine of Marrying the Cowboy.

So, to celebrate the release of the book, I thought it’d be fun to play the Bandita Match Game. All you have to do is match the names of the following Banditas with their celebrity crushes. The person with the most right at the end of the day (or the person drawn at random from among those who get the most answers correct if there’s a tie) will win the first two books in my Blue Falls, Texas series — Her Perfect Cowboy and Having the Cowboy’s Baby.

The Banditas participating:

Suzanne Ferrell

Caren Crane

Joan Kayse

Cassondra Murray

Christina Brooke

Jeanne Adams

Nancy Northcott

Anna Sugden

Susan Sey

Tawny Weber

Anna Campbell

Trish Milburn (And since I’m the blogger for the day, I cheated and chose two celebrity crushes for myself.)

Now match the Banditas above with one (or in my case, two) of the following celebrity crushes:

Victor Webster


Richard Madden


Richard Armitage


Johnny Depp


Dustin Clare


Tom Mison


Idris Elba


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Karl Urban


Vin Diesel


Oded Fehr


Matt Damon


Tom Hiddleston

Comments

44 Comments

  • Barb says:

    I don’t think I will win today as the only one I know is Anna Campbell with Richard Armitage … At least I think that is right lol

    • Barb says:

      Looks like I might have won something ….. The rooster…. It is very hot here with a hot wind so the Tim tams are in the fridge

      • Susan Sey says:

        Keep the Tim Tams in the fridge! The GR has trouble with the door–wings, you know. 🙂 Congrats on nabbing that rascally bird for the day!

    • Congrats on nabbing the rooster, Barb.

      And I will say that there was a great flurry to “claim” certain gentlemen on this list. As for me, I like them all. 🙂

  • Barb says:

    Forgot to say congratulations on the book Trish … Have read the others looking forward to reading this one

  • Kaelee says:

    Trish ~ Congratulations on the launch of your book.

    I suck at these type of games mainly because I don’t know who half the eye candy are. I’ll go to bed with something to dream about. Let’s just match all of them up with all of you and keep everyone happy.

    Going to hijack this post for a shout out to Anna and Anna ( I hope I’m remembering correctly ~ if not just chalk it up to old age) ~ I just watched the first 3 hours of Call the Midwife and loved them. 3 hours to go tomorrow night and then I can hit the library up for season 2.

  • flchen1 says:

    How fun, Trish! I’m with Barb–I know Anna’s got Richard Armitage and Tawny’s true crush is the very fine Mr. Depp… Will have to ponder the others (and admire their very fine photos 😉 ) Happy newest release! How are the books in this series connected?

    • flchen1 says:

      I’m pairing you up with Karl Urban and Tom Hiddleston just for yuks 😉

    • Thanks, Fedora. The books set in Blue Falls actually started in my trilogy The Teagues of Texas, but they started having “Blue Falls, Texas” on the covers last May with Her Perfect Cowboy. The heroine in that book, the one in Having the Cowboy’s Baby from September, and the heroine in this one are all best friends and have businesses in Blue Falls, Texas. I based Blue Falls on various aspects of towns I’d visited in the Hill Country (Fredericksburg, Gruene and Marble Falls).

  • Mary Preston says:

    Suzanne Ferrell

    Caren Crane

    Joan Kayse

    Cassondra Murray

    Christina Brooke

    Jeanne Adams

    Nancy Northcott

    Anna Sugden

    Susan Sey

    Tawny Weber

    Anna Campbell

    MARY PRESTON – Victor Webster – Richard Madden – Richard Armitage – Johnny Depp – Dustin Clare – Tom Mison – Idris Elba- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Karl Urban – Vin Diesel – Oded Fehr – Matt Damon – Tom Hiddleston

    As you can quite clearly see they are all mine. Hands off ladies!!

  • Helen says:

    Trish

    This is going to be fun I know a few but not all and as Mary has said they are all hers LOL

    I am really looking forward to this one Trish 🙂

    Suzanne Ferrell Dustin Clare

    Caren Crane Richard Madden

    Joan Kayse Tom Mison

    Cassondra Murray Victor Webster

    Christina Brooke Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Jeanne Adams Karl Urban

    Nancy Northcott Tim Hiddelston

    Anna Sugden Idris Elba

    Susan Sey Vin Diesel

    Tawny Weber Johnny Deep

    Anna Campbell Richard Armitage

    Trish Milburn Oded Fehr Matt Damon

    LOL there is a lot of guess wotk there 🙂

    Congrats on the release

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Shannon says:

    No wonder there’s been a heat wave, something has been missing. I’ll just save these images for the next cold spell. I did know Anna and Rich Armitrage. Let me know who is crushing Dustin Clare.

    BTW, there’s not a hot hen there for the GR. Do you suppose he noticed?

  • Laurie G says:

    Suzanne Ferrell Tom Hiddleston

    Caren Crane Tom Mison

    Joan Kayse Dustin Clare

    Cassondra Murray Karl Urban

    Christina Brooke Richard Madden

    Jeanne Adams Vin Diesel

    Nancy Northcott Idris Elba

    Anna Sugden Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Susan Sey Victor Webster

    Tawny Weber Johnny Depp

    Anna Campbell Richard Armitage

    Trish Milburn Matt Damon & Oded Fehr

    extra credit: Jo Roberts Tom Mison

  • Susan Sey says:

    I know most of the answers since I was behind the scenes on this one. So I’ll just say THANK YOU for the eye candy this morning, & CONGRATS on the new release. I love match making books! (Big happy sigh) Will snap this one up ASAP!

  • I too know all the answers, but wanted to say congratulations on another new book! Can’t wait to read it.

    And oh, yeah, THANKS for the eye candy. Makes it a great day!!

    • Thanks, Suz! I have to admit that I’m chuckling a little seeing who everyone is matching the Banditas up with. Not that any of the potential matches are bad. 🙂

  • Terry Dubbs says:

    Suzanne Ferrell

    Caren Crane

    Joan Kayse

    Cassondra Murray

    Christina Brooke

    Jeanne Adams

    Nancy Northcott

    Anna Sugden

    Susan Sey

    Tawny Weber

    Anna Campbell

    Trish Milburn (And since I’m the blogger for the day, I cheated and chose two celebrity crushes for myself.)

    Tom Mison for ALL of them an your second one is Vin Disel. LOL

  • Ha ha, Trish, I see you’ve been decorating the lair in my absence! And my, doesn’t the place look grand as a result? I won’t play because I was in behind the scenes so I’ve got a good idea of who goes with who. Although, let’s face it, girls, nobody’s a loser whoever they’re matched with!

    Trish, huge congrats on your wonderful new release! I look forward to visiting the Texas Hill Country. It sounds great!

  • catslady says:

    LOL I don’t have a clue – I only know 3 or 4 of them myself.

  • Tawny Weber says:

    I’m so excited for your new release, Trish. I’m trying not to get overly excited about all the relish man candy you’ve brought in to celebrate – I mean, yowza!

    If a gal is playing matchmaker with this kind of yumminess, she’s got one great job.

    Congrats!

    • Thanks, Tawny. I’m curious what everyone’s reactions will be when I post the answers a little later. And yeah, it wasn’t exactly a hardship looking up all those photos.

  • bn100 says:

    Here are my guesses:
    Suzanne Ferrell- Idris Elba
    Caren Crane- Tom Mison
    Joan Kayse- Dustin Clare
    Cassondra Murray- Victor Webster
    Christina Brooke- Oded Fehr
    Jeanne Adams- Karl Urban
    Nancy Northcott- Vin Diesel
    Anna Sugden- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Susan Sey- Matt Damon
    Tawny Weber- Johnny Depp
    Anna Campbell- Richard Armitage
    Trish Milburn- Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden

  • pjpuppymom says:

    Congrats on the book launch, Trish! I’ve loved all my visits to Blue Falls, Texas and am looking forward to the next one. Marrying the Cowboy is already on my Kindle.

    Yummy eye candy for the launch! 🙂

  • Deb says:

    Congrats on the book, Trish!! Yay!

    Is it sad that I don’t know some of these hunks? I won’t even venture to guess….Anna likes Richard, I know….

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Serious gorgeousness there…yumbo! I think I’ve been outed…ore I’ve talked about my crush way tooooo much. Grins.

    Love me some eye candy!!

  • Hi, Trish – just stopped by to wish you well with the new release. Gotta love those matchmakers!

    Thanks for all the eye candy. 😉