Also she will be giving us a bit about her other book "Heart of a Solider"
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself? I am a 48 year old, wife, mother and grandmother. By day I am a hairdresser, and in the evening, I write and edit. I live in Central Tennessee, about 40 miles west of Nashville.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love to cook, play with my grandsons and of course, read!
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story? I generally write at night after everyone has gone to bed. (The only quiet time in my house!)
4. Where do you get your ideas from? Everywhere! A song, a facebook post, something a friend said, something in the news.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why? The one I am currently writing always seems to be my favorite. I have just submitted A Special Kind of Love, which is a story that is very near and dear to my heart. The heroine, Sharon Daily, is the divorced mother of an autistic child. My son has Asperger’s Syndrome, so this story really hits home for me.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about? I sleep the wrong wat in bed, head at the bottom and feet at the top
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination? All of my books have some of my real life experiences in them, embellished to be sure.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name? No
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I am working on my first paranormal romance.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now? There are so many! Sable Hunter, Joya Fields, Laura Kaye, Catherine Mann, Larissa Ione, Shelly Laurenston, Dana Marie Bell, Carrie Ann Ryan, Donna Michaels, I could go on and on
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I love all my characters! That’s like asking me which of my kids I like best.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Finding the time to write.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Two things: Read, you can’t be a good writer if you’re not a reader. Put your butt in the chair and write. You can edit and make it better later, but just get it written.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
I still have a day job, I also edit, beta read and run a blog. I stopped reviewing once I becaome public, so that is probably something I would still be doing if I wasn’t writing.
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
Anywhere I go with my darling husband to be alone is a perfect getaway for me. Where we are and what we do, doesn’t matter as long as we are together.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”
Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.
It had been ten years since Carrie was last at Congress. She was a competitor then. She’d almost forgotten how exciting it all was, so many people, so many beautiful animals, adrenaline running high, and everyone hoping for the performance of a lifetime. On the AQHA circuit, the All American Quarter Horse Congress was the star. Winning here meant fame, acclaim and in many cases money, if not from the win itself, then from the increase in your horse’s worth, especially for stallions and mares, where their show history dictated their stud fees and foal prices.
They watched the calf roping from a good spot in the center of the stands through the first two eliminations, Tyler talking non-stop through it all. It was amazing how much her nephew knew about the sport for only being ten years old. He was enthralled and obviously having a ball. Around lunch time they headed to the exhibition building. The trade show didn’t start for a few more days, but, there were already plenty of vendors set up to sell their wares. You could buy anything you wanted for a horse or rider at these big shows. Saddles, bridles, blankets, hats, boots, jeans, belts, and the jewelry. It always amazed Carrie how much jewelry was available at these things, everything from one of a kind, hand-crafted pieces, to mass produced costume jewelry. If racing was “the sport of kings” then the AQHA was “the sport of queens”.
The people here had money and loved to spend it.
They found a hot dog stand and grabbed a couple footlongs and strolled through the displays.
“Before we head over to the Coliseum for the roping, I need to check out the auction barn” Carrie told Tyler.
“There are a couple mares I want to check out. Okay?”
“Yeah, that’s cool.”
Damn, she really hoped the mares she’d spotted in the catalogue looked as good as they sounded. After checking the map and locating the barn they needed, they made the long trek across the grounds to Barn H. Horses up for sale in auction were housed in this area with their information sheets tacked to the stall doors.
Some of the owners were milling about to answer questions or groom their horses. Carrie walked down the center aisle scrutinized the information sheets in search of the horses she wanted to see.About half-way down the aisle she spotted the Palomino mare. As she stepped up to the stall door the two men inside turned at her approach. Her heart stopped in her chest. It couldn’t be-God couldn’t be that cruel to her. She blinked, certain her eyes were playing tricks on her, but no they weren’t, staring back at her was Chance Ryan.
The man who had broken her heart ten years ago.
Chance felt like he’d been thrown from a bucking bronco. Ten years. He hadn’t seen her in ten years. And it was just like before. God, she was even more beautiful than she had been at eighteen. Time had matured her body, her curves a little fuller than they had been. Her hair was short now, almost boyish in length, but curling softly around her face it looked feminine and flirty. It was a deeper shade of blonde now too, a golden honey color that looked stunning against her sun-bronzed skin. What the hell was she doing here? And who the hell was the kid with her? Chance was busy doing mental math, the kid looked nine or ten. Carrie had called him several times in the months after he left. He’d never returned her calls. Could she have been trying to tell him she was pregnant? No it couldn’t be, she would have told him. Wouldn’t she have?
“I’d say small world, but since it really is a small world and we haven’t run into each other in ten years…”
Carrie arched one eyebrow, he always loved when she did that, it looked so haughty and hot.
“What brings you here?” Chance asked
“Same as you I guess, looking for some brood mares.”
“Actually, we’re selling this mare.” Nodding at the other, nearly forgotten man in the stall. “This is my brother, Chase.”
“Nice to meet you,” Carrie said, looking down at Tyler, “Well, we need to get to the Coliseum, Tyler wants to see the cutting.” Keeping her arm around his shoulders they turned to leave.
“We should talk,” Chance said
Carrie looked over her shoulder and stared him straight in the eye. “I think the time for talking is long past.”
The phrase she was so mad she could chew nails and spit screws ran though his mind at her look. Damn. He had really fucked things up between them. Why hadn’t he taken her calls again?
Oh, yeah, to give her a chance at a good life.
“I really need to talk to you.”
“There’s nothing left to say.”
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HEART OF A SOLDIER
Soldier Jameson Hunter faces the battle of his life: winning the heart of Charlotte Mackenzie, widowed mother of a young recruit.
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