Sunday, December 05, 2010

Life of the Toureio Equestre and Rejoneo by Bianca Swan

Spanish Rojoneo and horse in Capriole
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.

During a performance, rejoneadores often ride several horses. Bullfighting horses are highly trained to swerve instantly, yet remain calm when charged by a fierce, angry bull. They must possess an extreme bravura, agility, and obedience. The rejoneador often rides with his reins bound at the horse’s neck, working completely off his seat and legs.

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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   In Hot Spanish Nights, the hero is a famous dressage rider and a rejoneador, the mounted bullfighter. Damian is the son and heir to a sherry empire as well, and the Xeres are well-known for their fine Andalusian horses. Besides being talented for high school dressage, the Andalusian is renowned as the bullfighting horse of Spain.

Erica DeLongpre ventures to Spain in search of the perfect Andalusian stallion—and finds a two-legged stud much to her liking. In Damian’s arms, Erica finds her own sexuality and redefines herself—a self she thought she’d never meet.

BlurbSouthern vixen Erica DeLongpre journeys to Spain to find the horse of her dreams, never expecting to find a man capable of stirring her sexual awareness. Damián Xeres, a renowned bullfighter is deliciously skilled on a horse–and in bed. But a woman from Damian’s past rattles Erica’s confidence and threatens the very essence of her trip. With Lucia waiting for the slightest chink in her armor, Erica can’t help wonder what lies ahead in those HOT SPANISH NIGHTS.

PG Excerpt:

Erica DeLongpre was living her fantasy.
At last, she was in Spain, in Andalusia.
And in lust.

She and tall, dark and handsome Damián Xérès rode the magnificent gray stallion bareback. This enticing man smelled of horses and leather, and he was all man, from the top of his head to the tips of his shiny riding boots—an enchanting journey of about six feet-two-inches. The horse’s silvery mane whipped in the breeze. Flowers spilled their scent into the morning. The sun on the white sand of the riding arena was blinding, like a dream.

She closed her eyes, pictured the man behind her. His brilliant white shirt, open at the neck, showed a sprinkling of dark hair on his chest. She leaned back pretending the strong arm lightly circling her waist hugged her tight against that muscled chest. As she rocked with the cadence of the horse’s canter, she imagined Damián’s firm, hot shaft pressed to her butt. When she visualized how his erection would look in the tight riding breeches, a pleasant shiver glided over her.

Mustn’t let my imagination run away like this.

“Sit deep,” he said, and her fantasy became a reality as he slid closer.

His long legs molded to hers, stroked ever so slightly to the three-beat thud of hooves. Sweat broke on her brow. Her heart pounded in her ears, reverberating in her core. She should inch away from the hard pressure on her ass, but he felt too damned good. Images of turning around and doing him on the horse scrolled through her mind. She lost the rhythm of the stallion’s smooth gait and slid to the side.

Damián’s arm closed around her waist, steadying her. “We must work on your seat, Erica. You look beautiful on a horse, but you must become one with him.”

Thinking of becoming one with him—the man not the horse—caused the problem.

To view Biana's video trailer, please click on the small arrow on the lower left corner of the video screen below. Warning, the video is PG18:

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4 Cup Review from Coffee Time Romance:Bianca Swan gives her readers a feverishly fierce erotic romance. Damián is a strong and skilled hero who stole my heart with his dedication to his family and his animals. When he confesses his scholarly delectation, I believe he became the perfect man. … I highly recommend it (HOT SPANISH NIGHTS) to heat up a cold winter night.


Thank you, Bianca, for sharing your book and the research you dove into. That horse in the Capriole photo you provided is gorgeous. Congratulations on your 4 Cups Coffee Time Review, and best of luck with sales.


Bianca Swan said...

Thank you Caroline for letting me guest blog today. You have a beautiful blog.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Bianca, welcome to my blog today. Thanks for stopping by. Love the video.

Rebecca Zanetti said...

Excellent review! Congrats! :)

Beth Trissel said...

Hello Caroline and Bianca. :) What a spectacular pic. Says it all. This is such a vibrant robust post. What a way to start a Monday. So exotic. Quite a contrast with my freezing cold wintry valley. A big high five on the review of your new release.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Hi Bianca and Caroline.
Enjoyed the post.

Great picture of the Spanish Rojoneo and horse in Capriole.

What a book cover, too! No wonder the two legged stud was more to her liking. lol

Thanks for sharing the back story. Interesting.

I wish you the best with you release!

Bianca Swan said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tidbit on bullfighting. Karen, I really liked the cover too.

Mary Marvella said...

I have seen Bianca with her horses and she is magnificent, even in jeans and a sweatshirt!

Now about the bullfighter, wow! He can hand his cape over me any time.

I'd give her 6 cups out of 5, but then I love her writing!

Beth, it's cold here in Atlanta, Ga.

We just love Bianca at the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers blog. Such a bad girl!

Judith Keim said... right!Congratulations on your book and the great review!!

Bianca Swan said...

Thanks MM for the 6 cups! I'm sending my next book to you to review.

And thanks Judy!

Barbara Monajem said...

That horse in the pic is GORGEOUS! I read Hot Spanish Nights and enjoyed it verrrry much.

Mary Ricksen said...

I'll take a hot Spanish night right now.
Congratulations on a great review and many more to come your way Bianca!
I hope you write a ton more and give us some more hot guys to dream about!
The picture of the horse and his rider is wonderful...

Bianca Swan said...

Thanks Barbara!! I am delighted you liked HSN.

Mary, I dream about my hot guys too. blush. blush.

desitheblonde said...

WOW i like the book and what you said the bull fighting sounds very inteesteing and then i would like to read them all