Want, Wed, Waste: Cowboys

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Actors in Cowboy Roles.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck OR Sam Elliott, Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy

clint Sam&Tom Paul-Newman-as-Butch-Cassidy

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of DEATH NOTICE (Northland Crime Chronicles, Book 1)  – A killer has something to say, and he’s using her obituary column to get his point across…

Want: Clint Eastwood. YUMMM….I have always found him exceptionally sexy. I admire his talent and brilliance so much. I am beyond amazed at how he keeps directing and starring in phenomenal movies, even in his eighties. And, yes, I would still ‘want’ him just like he is at this moment. STILL sexy!

Wed: Paul Newman. His blue eyes and sexy smile, sigh… I adored Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among the other Paul Newman/Robert Redford movie pairings. Paul was gorgeous and from what I can gather, a terrific husband.

Waste: Sam and Tom. UGH…sooooo hard. But, unlike some of my fellow authors, I’m following the rules. SO, I must waste these two gorgeous, rugged, sexy cowboys. Now, before I waste them, I would, uh…have some fun. 😉


JANNINE GALLANT, author of ASKING FOR TROUBLE ~ Will a demon in a diaper bring them together—or tear them apart forever? Available FREE on Amazon now until Feb. 22nd!   Website: http://www.janninegallant.com/

Want: This is easy. Clint Eastwood in his Spaghetti Western days is just too, too sexy. That glimmering stare and go to hell attitude. Oh my! He can carry me off into the sunset on a horse any day.

Wed: Paul Newman (sigh). Those baby blues look straight into your soul. And talk about handsome… I’d have to marry him because he must know how to cook with all those food lines. Right?

Waste: Sorry Sam. The man never did much for me. As for Tom Selleck—rugged and sexy without a doubt, but I’m not a fan of mustaches. I’d have to waste them both!


Darcy Flynn, author of Rogue’s Son – Kit doesn’t need a man, thank you very much! Website/Blog: www.darcyflynnromances.com

Want: Clint, you’re one cool guy and handsome to boot. Your ‘spaghetti westerns’ always called to me. Yep, I’d enjoy a fling in one of those honky-tonks!

Wed: That’s easy. Tom Selleck. He’s tall, dark and extremely good-looking. And that twinkle in his eye does something to my innards. J Plus, I’ve always wanted to kiss a man with a mustache! Sigh

Waste: Paul “Butch Cassidy” Newman, normally, you’d be my man. You’re adorable and your piercing, blue eyes make me swoon. But, since you die in the end anyway, I guess I’ll have to let you go.


Linda Carroll-Bradd is the author of contemporary rodeo story, Tie Down My Heart. Website www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

Want—Paul Newman—I had a major crush on him in high school. Went to see “Butch Cassidy” 6 times in the movie theatre in its initial release—which was fairly unheard of among my friends.

Wed—Sam Elliott—who wouldn’t want to listen to his gorgeous voice every single day? Even now, I don’t fast-forward through whatever commercial (beef or trucks) when I hear his voice-over.

Waste—Clint Eastwood—can’t get all those Italian-made westerns out of my head and hate squinty eyes in a hero


SILVER JAMES, author of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC (Werewolves, Fae, and Dragons, oh my! What’s Sade Marquis, a human FBI agent, to do? Solve the crime, of course.), Website: http:/www.silverjames.com

Want: Sam Elliott AND Tom Selleck. There is no way I’m going to choose between these two! Want them both. Like now, please! *waggles brows* I mean, I fell into a potted plant for Sam (seriously!) and I’ve had a thing for Tom without his shirt on since forever.

Wed: Since I’m not a polygamist, I’ll marry either Sam or Tom. Or maybe I’ll move somewhere where I *could* marry both. Because, damn. The sexy just doesn’t stop with those two. I could stare and listen (among other things) all freaking day for the rest of my life.

Waste: Sorry Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood. Y’all are really nice and all but seriously, if I have Sam and Tom, I don’t need anyone else. At all. Ever. *nods*


Diane Burton, author of ONE RED SHOE (wannabe writer rescues wounded spy while risking her heart). Buy link:  http://amzn.com/B00FDXRHZA  Website:  www.dianeburton.com

Want: Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck. Whoo-hoo. A two-fer. A menage? Nah. One at a time. Love Sam’s voice. He just keeps getting better. Tom? I’ve had a crush on him since Magnum P.I. (Oops, just reread the instructions. I’m supposed to choose? No way. I’m leaving this.)

Wed: Paul Newman. OMG. His grin, his eyes. (notice which I listed first) His faithfulness in real life to Joanne. <swoon>

Waste: Clint Eastwood Sorry. I did enjoy all the spaghetti westerns. Loved him in Two Mules for Sister Sara. But I can’t get past his behavior at the Republican convention.


Qwillia Rain, author of Looking at Rose: Poker Posse 1 — Never underestimate a Southern mama’s determination to find the right man for her little girl —  Website/Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

*** – Qwilla is offering a copy of  Looking at Rose: Poker Posse 1 for one person who comments to the blog.

Want: Paul Newman, he has classic good looks, but his intelligence, quick wit, and sex appeal make him too attractive to overlook.  Although I doubt very much he’d ever give in. An interviewer once asked if he’d ever been tempted to stray after he married Joanne Woodward. His response: Why go out for hamburger when you’ve got steak at home? The man was intelligent, charismatic, and dedicated.

Wed: Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott (I’ll take both of them, they can figure out how to divvy up the time, LOL) Love both men’s voices, their looks, and their self-effacing manner. Both of the men have fascinated me since I was young. They are strong, dedicated, and determined. Shadow Riders exhibited characters who would never give up to retrieve the women they loved, and that they would make their kidnappers pay for the crime with their lives.

Waste: Clint Eastwood. Despite how much I loved him in the westerns and his run on Rawhide (not to mention the great performances in Trouble with the Curve and Absolute Power) I would have to waste Clint Eastwood simply because he honestly doesn’t appeal to me sexually. Never has.


Nancy Fraser, author of  A Saved Woman, part of the Lawmen and Outlaws series from The Wild Rose Press. “She was used merchandise, stale bread. How could she ever hope for the love of a good man.” Available now through Kindle Select.

Want: Tom Selleck, not just as a cowboy but in any role he’s ever played (except perhaps the gay newscaster in the movie In and Out). He’s aged very gracefully and is even sexier now. Plus, look at those long fingers! <Fans self!>

Wed: Paul Newman. Loved his sense of humor in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. How can you not admire the man, his charitable causes, and his long and adoring marriage to Joanne Woodward. That was one lucky lady! And, of course, those eyes!

Waste: Clint Eastwood. I’ve never been a Clint Eastwood fan and can’t remember a time when I ever thought of him as sexy.


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19 responses to “Want, Wed, Waste: Cowboys

  1. janninegallant

    How can these women (who I thought were my friends! LOL) waste Clint? That’s okay. Alicia and I will band together on this one!


  2. Wow, this was a tough one. Still, I’d take Sam Elliott over Tom Selleck just for that deep sexy voice. Like Linda Carroll-Bradd, I’ll watch the truck commercials just to listen to him. I am enjoying Tom’s work in Blue Bloods. One of my DHs fave TV shows right now. And I’d pick Paul Newman over Clint Eastwood any day. It’s those baby blues!


  3. Hey…I only picked two and wasted the others. I sort of played by the rules. But dang it, I’ve crushed on Sam and Tom since the Sackett mini-series (BEFORE Shadowriders). I go all the way back to Magnum with Tom and Sam back to his Mission: Impossible days. Ha! Betcha y’all didn’t know that didja!?! Huh? Huh?!?! Those two are my bookends. Period. And I really did fall into a potted plant the first time I met Sam. He helped me out of it. Such a gentleman. Too bad his wife and my husband were there. LOLOL 😉


  4. Anyone else notice that Silver said, “the FIRST time I met Sam?” She’s been holding out on us! Well-played, ladies!


  5. The variety is wonderful and wahh, that Silver has met Sam.


  6. Too funny, Silver. Ladies, I’m impressed. Nice work. I’d have to go, Clint, Paul, then Sam and Tom. All the talent, yes, but gotta go with my heart.


  7. Haha, you ladies really brought it today. Cowboys must get you revved up! Diane, a menage? I didn’t know you were so naughty. AND WHAT THE HECK?? How can you women not find Clint sexy? He’s been one of my faves for years and years. But I ‘suppose’ I will allow you to have your own opinion. How great was Gran Torino? SO freakin’ sad. 😦 I LOVED Tom Selleck in Friends, too. Sucks that I had to waste him. And I think that quote from Paul about his wife is so precious! Yep, great group of men today…


  8. A “wed” for Sam Elliott, I thought he was soooo incredibly sexy in Road House…and that says a lot since he was competing against Patrick Swayze for my attention. And a “waste” for Clint Eastwood, he fell off my sexy list when he played the lead in Bridges of Madison County, a role I think he was far too old for at the time…he was 65 at the time. (At the time I remember thinking that Tom Berenger would have been the perfect Robert Kincaid)


  9. I have to follow Silver’s lead with Tom and Sam to marry and want- in that order. I love Blue Bloods and watch every week I can. Paul is awesome, but I’ve never really been a fan. Clint is my sister’s crush so off limits for me, not that I’ve ever really found him hot or appealing anyway.


  10. My trouble is that I would want and wed them all. There’s not a one I’d waste. LOL! Great post.


  11. I have to go with your choices, Alicia. Nice selection this week! 🙂


  12. Okay, so here comes my movie trivia…which actor both acted in and married Paul Newman’s co-star (female) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? And which actor played the “second” husband to a woman while Lee Marvin was the “first” husband, and sang in the musical western Paint Your Wagon? And which actor was the first “victim” in the movie Coma? (Don’t use the internet if you can help it! If you have to use the internet, go to IMDB.com)
    I love all four of the actors on the list, I think I memorized half the dialogue in Hang ’em High and High Plains Drifter. The only way this would be harder is if Ed Harris (Riders of the Purple Sage) and Daniel Craig (Cowboys and Aliens) were included in the list. LOL


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