I do love westerns. Diane Davis White's hero truly is yummy--both the cover and the story. She really put heart in that book.
My next book is a contemporary western and the hero is a rodeo clown and bullfighter. He's gorgeous, a charmer, but daring--maybe more than healthy. Okay, a lot more than healthy.
I have a couple western short stories out, too.
For me, I think the real attraction of a western hero is their inner strength, because let's face it, wienies just didn't make it, and still don't. As the saying goes, "Cowboy up!"