First, let me introduce you to Carolyn:
She's a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® finalist who has published more than 70 books. She's won the National Reader's Choice Award twice, Bookseller's Best Award and the Diamond Award from Montlake for selling a million books! Wow!
Her two new releases this month are Wild Cowboy Ways and The Wedding Pearls.
Today, we'll get a sneak peek at Wild Cowboy Ways. Tomorrow, we'll celebrate the release of The Wedding Pearls.
Carolyn will be giving away a copy of each, so be sure to leave a comment and enter the drawing.
Wild Cowboy Ways
SOMETIMES ALL LOVE NEEDS IS A LITTLE LUCK
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Blake Dawson hopes he can make Lucky Penny Ranch finally live up to its name, but the property needs a ton of work. Allie and her carpentry skills are his best shot at getting things in order. Besides the fact that her brown eyes and dangerous curves have him roped and tied. Now Blake only needs to convince her that a wild cowboy can be tamed by love-and she's just the one to do it . . .
Here's an excerpt:
Leaving wet footprints on the floor and dripping water as he disappeared into his bedroom, he whistled a tune that she recognized as “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton. In a few minutes he returned, dressed in gray sweat bottoms and a long-sleeved thermal shirt. He carried a towel in one hand and a hairbrush in the other.
“Slide forward about a foot,” he said.
When she did, he settled in behind her, one long muscular leg on each side of her body. He towel-dried her hair and then massaged her scalp with his fingertips. Her body felt like a rag doll and yet every nerve was on high alert, wanting more, begging for his wonderful hands to touch them, also.
“Mmmm,” she murmured..
“Is it making it feel better?” he drawled.
Then he started brushing her hair and a whole new set of emotions surfaced. She was afraid to move an inch for fear she’d find out this was all a dream and she would wake up with a grinding hangover, or worse yet, in her lonely bed at home.
His hands grazed her cheeks as he pulled her damp hair back to run the brush through it. Then he leaned forward and kissed her softly on the side of her neck.
“We were going to talk,” she whispered.
“We are talkin’, darlin’. We’ll use words when necessary,” he said softly.
Carolyn presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.
You can connect with Carolyn on Facebook and her author page, find her books listed at her website, and she has a great blog you shouldn't miss.
Let's get to know Carolyn a little better...
EE: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Carolyn: I’m a very eclectic reader and I enjoy everything from the back of the cereal boxes to Faulkner. If the writing is good and the characters are real, it is my favorite story until the next day when I pick up another book.
EE: Why did you start writing?
Carolyn: Because there were characters in my head and they wouldn’t shut up until I told their stories.
EE: What inspires you daily?
Carolyn: My characters inspire me hourly and daily. They keep telling me their stories, often times arguing or even pouting about which one gets the most lines or time on the page.
EE: Is writing or storytelling easier for you?
Carolyn: Writing for sure. I’d rather write for six hours as talk for six minutes!
EE: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
Carolyn: In Wild Cowboy Ways, I’d love to invite Allie and Blake and Irene, Allie’s grandmother to dinner. It would be a hoot to talk to them in reality.
EE: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Carolyn: Sometimes and if I do it’s most usually country music. I’ve even been accused of pimping country music in my books. Right nice compliment if you ask me!
EE: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
Carolyn: Anything country but throw in a little bit of Etta James because I listened to her when I was writing the scene about Frankie’s in Wild Cowboy Ways. When I was writing The Wedding Pearls, I listened to the old country artists: Conway Twitty, George Jones and even “Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb (and I’m not real fond of him.)
EE: If you could interview one person who would it be?
Carolyn: Moses. Just think of all the stories he could tell. All those years he was with those folks in the desert: think of the love stories, the heartaches and all the emotions he experienced during that time with his people.
EE:Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most?
Carolyn: Although I’d like to go meet Miss Scarlett and Mammy, I’m not so sure I’d like those corsets. My "most" would have been in the 1920’s. I love those flapper dresses with all that fringe and the hats were so cool.
EE: What’s something you’d like to tell your fans?
Carolyn: That I love every one of you. Without you there would be absolutely no place in the world for authors. Our fans are truly the wind beneath our wings.
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