How do authors keep track of all those tricky plot twists, love triangles, and character names in long-running series? Cora Seton is here to share the tricks of the trade.
We are thrilled to have Kimberly Rocha of the fabulous Book Obsessed Chicks here today to discuss one of her favorite romance genres – Westerns! Every month she stops by to make sure you don’t miss her old and new favs set in the wild, wild, West. Kimberly is one of the most well-read, knowledgeable bloggers in all of romance. You can take her recommendations to heart!
What do you get when you take one red-hot sexy cowboy and mix in a beautiful horse riding princess? You get an epic explosion!!! Bull trainer Trace Carter gets a visit from Mayor Judy. One that he is not happy about. Seems that Mayor Judy has a trick up her sleeve, and is bringing in three girls to be the Hell’s Belles. They will represent the male overtaken city of Hell, Texas. One slight problem, Judy wants Trace to train the girls to be bull clowns. You know the ones that help get the bull back into the pen after the rider is off the bull. Nope, that will not work for Trace and his brothers in arms. You see Trace and his friends run the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center.
Facebook and Twitter and the Loveswept Pinterest page. 1. What exactly are those leather straps for? Just wondering, of course… source: Pinterest 2.Well, howdy to you, too source: Pinterest 3. Shirtless horseback riding might just be the sexiest thing this girl has ever seen. source: Pinterest 4. It’s easy to be casual when you look as good as he does. Yum! source: Pinterest 5. I wonder if belt buckles that big are hard to unbuckle? There’s only one way to find out…
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As you might guess from the above, I’m a bit eclectic (a term I prefer over ‘eccentric,’ or worse yet, ‘odd.’) My Sweet on a Cowboy series is set in a world I know a lot about – professional bull riding. Which makes little sense for a city girl from Detroit. But when my Texan husband took me to my first rodeo years ago, I fell in love. I was entranced by the bull riding, which seems to me, a combination of danger and ballet. I’m in awe of the courage of men who try to stay on a ton of attitude that wants to throw them in the dirt and dance on their bones. And then there’s wrangler-clad cowboy butt in chaps – whew. I mean, seriously, what woman doesn’t love a cowboy? I’ve… Continue
Before I started writing seriously, I used to listen to authors talk about how their characters would take over their books. I was mystified. You’re the author, I’d think. How in the world did you not know what this character was going to do? She’s a figment of your imagination! You created her! You OWN her, for goodness sake! Ha.
Accidental Cowgirl comes out today, and this is all kinds of awesome. It’s awesome for me because maybe now I can stop chomping my fingernails in anticipation. It’s awesome for you because you finally get to meet Decker, and this is a Very Good Thing. Because Decker is, well, perfect is a strong word, but we’ll go with it because, well, he just is. And I’m not just saying that because I created him from scratch, I swear. He’s oh-so-hot in those jeans and that Stetson. He walks with confidence, rides with just enough swagger, loves with just enough … well … you’ll have to read to find that out. His eyes can turn a city girl into mush, and his hands?
Despite conniving and bribery and more than a little pouting, I was unable to convince my dear husband that Nationals was more important than our children having, well, food and water and supervision for the week.
Once Tempted, the first book in my new Silver Creek series! Thanks to the wonderful art department at Ballantine, Once Tempted has a cover you could stare at for hours on end. It shows my hero, Ward Knowles, a modern day cowboy-businessman. Ward isn’t just tall, dark, and handsome. He can sit a cutting horse as easily as he can put together a business plan for Silver Creek Ranch.
this week’s giveaway! RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones, the first book in a brand new western contemporary romance series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!