E.E. Burke's Best of the Contemporary West with Renee Vincent

Today, my very special guest is Renee Vincent, USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary
 romance, featuring cowboys, and historical romance featuring Vikings. Can you tell she loves creating Alpha heroes? You can't get much more Alpha than vikings and cowboys. 

Renee lives on a 100-acre farm with six horses, her favorite time period (other than present day) is the 10th century, which just happens to be the time period for her historical Viking romances. But today she's sharing about the latest release in her contemporary Western series, Mavericks of Meeteetse.

Be sure to leave a comment and enter the drawing for your chance to win one of 2 ebook copies of Longing For LangstonBrody & Liv, Book 1, Mavericks of Meeteetse.

Now, let's take a look at Falling For Forester...

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Best friend and fellow cowboy cattle rancher Cole Forester likes things the way they are—quiet, no-frills, and uncomplicated. He’s a glorified bachelor with only a dog as his companion, totally content to live a solitary life next to the McKinley ranch. That is until a cute little barrel racer shows up looking for a job as a ranch hand.

Tomboy Crys Willingham hangs up her rodeo hat and heads to where her friend Ava Wallace lives, hoping to score a job that doesn’t involve the risk of broken bones every time she mounts up. Once she lays eyes on Cole, it’s her vulnerable heart that’s in danger of breaking.

Cole gripped his beer and stared in the direction of the hallway. Although he’d much rather skip out on the dinner before Crys made an appearance, the anticipation of seeing the look on her face the second she laid eyes on him held him riveted to the chair.
In the passing minutes he spent waiting, Ava and Jonas made small talk, which might or might not have included him. He tried to listen, tried to follow their conversation about God knows what, but he couldn’t focus on anything save for Crys’s grand entrance.
When he heard the bathroom door open, his heart kicked into high gear. Sammy leapt to his feet and met her as she walked into the living room. She wore another pair of tight blue jeans, and a blue plaid flannel shirt that matched her eyes. Her long hair was loosely braided this time and brought to the front, innocently drawing attention to her buxom chest. Simply put, she stole his breath away.
“Here she is,” Ava announced, turning around in her chair. “Cole, this is my dear friend Crys Willingham. Crys, this is Cole.”
Crys looked up from Sammy and stopped petting him with a deer-in-the-headlights look on her face. Cole stood up from the table out of politeness and smiled. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Crys.”
“Oh my God, it is you.”
Cole heard the shakiness in her voice and reveled in it. The brave and confident woman he’d met on the highway had vanished. For the first time since they’d met, she seemed approachable.
Ava looked between the two of them, confused. “Wait. You two know each other?”
“Informally, we’ve already met,” Cole explained. “But the last time she saw me, I was on the receiving end of her Remington.”
Jonas choked on his beer, coughing and laughing at the same time. “Cole’s the guy you pulled a gun on yesterday?”
Crys cringed. “I’m afraid so.”
Jonas beat his chest to clear his airway. “This is classic hilarious! I love it! You have no idea how this makes my day!”
Ava frowned at Jonas. “Get ahold of yourself, Jonas. This is not funny.”

“Fuck yeah, it is. Every single one of you is laughing on the inside.” He pointed at Crys. “You know you’re on the verge of laughter. I mean seriously, what are the chances that the one guy you pull a gun on is the same guy Ava’s trying to fix you up with.”

Meet Renee

RENEE VINCENT is a USA Today bestselling author who also pens humorous, sweet contemporary romance (with a smidgen of spunk) under the name GRACIE LEE ROSE. From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day (which now include cowboys) readers will be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.

Here's where you can find Renee:


What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile?
1.     Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
2.     Anything For You by Kristan Higgins (love this woman)
3.     Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller
4.     All I Ever Need Is You by Bella Andre
5.     Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

What has been your most rewarding publishing moment?
Hands down, hitting the USA Today bestseller’s list! It had been a long time personal goal of mine and making the list was not only rewarding, but a huge relief to finally cross off my list. Next up…New York Times baby!
Wow! Renee is a cover model! How cool is that?
What’s something you’d like to tell your fans?
That I’m on the cover of USA Today bestselling author, Shelly Thacker’s AFTER SUNDOWN with cover model and friend Billy Freda. Here’s the beautiful cover (right).

What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
One that is fast-paced, but emotionally charging. Whether it’s historical or contemporary, I want to be moved by the hero, touched by author’s words, and longing for the next riveting scene!

If you were given a chance to travel to the past where would you go and specifically why?
*squee* I’m LOVING this question, by the way…
If I could travel to the past, I’d definitely want to travel back to the 10th Century during the time of the Vikings. I’d hope to either be a fearless shield maiden, fighting alongside my brave and handsome Norse warrior husband, or an Irish princess who has captured the attention of said Norseman whereby my father (obviously one of Ireland’s kings) bequeaths my hand in marriage to him and we live happily ever after! (Can you tell I’m also Viking romance author?)

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
I read EVERY SINGLE review. I want to know exactly what readers think of my work, because let’s face it…readers keep me in business. And if they took the time to read my book and leave an honest review, then I should take the time to see what they have to say.

That said, I don’t take bad reviews personally. Every reader has their own opinion, and like them, I have mine. I do, however, take into consideration their suggestions and feedback. But at the end of the day, I write what’s in my heart.

What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Sleeping Beauty

What turns you off like nothing else?
Blatant cruelty

What sound or noise do you love?
The thundering sound of running horses. I live on a 100-acre farm and we have six horses so when they decide to run across the field, it’s such a powerful sound!

What will always make you smile, even on a bad day?
Hugs from daughters, or the sound of their laughter. Both are immediate mood lifters!

Renee's giveaway...

Whether it's Vikings, cowboys, or the charming contemporary heroes, I love to write series romance. I think the main reason is because I don't like to say goodbye to my characters after just one book. I want them to stick around, pay a visit on occasion, and be a constant presence is the hero and heroine's lives--just as friends and family would in real life.

My tagline for the type of series romance I write is: Familiar. Timeless. Unforgettable.

Do you prefer series romance as I do? What are your reasons?
And if you don't care for series romance, that's okay too. But tell me why. I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts!

Comment and enter the drawing for your chance to win one of 2 ebook copies of Longing For Langston, Brody & Liv, Book 1)

Good luck!!!

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  1. I do enjoy reading books as part of a series. I would need to start at the beginning though.

    1. I'm like you Mary....as soon as I realize a book belongs to a series, I have to buy book one first and start at the very beginning!
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!

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    1. Thank you so much Angi for that warm welcome!!!

    2. I love series either as a set of standalones or cliffhangers with continuations. Love them all. Thanks

    3. Thank you MJ! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on series Romance

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    1. I agree with you on some levels about stand alone books in a series. But for me, I don't mind at all when an author cliff hangs me to get the next book in the series. If anything, it makes me eager to continue reading because I, as a reader and as a writer, normally don't like to say goodbye to characters.

  4. I love series romance because I get to read updates on my favorite characters from the previous books. I don't like cliffhangers. If a book ends in a cliffhanger, I will wait until the entire series is released to start reading.

    1. My sentiments exactly. I love finding out how the other characters are doing after their story has been told

  5. I like series. When I care about the characters, one book is never enough.

    1. Kudos to that! one book Is Never Enough!

  6. I like series and I like stand alone. If I find myself too far behind on a series, I would not bother.

    1. I hear you Debbie. When I find out a series is 15 books long, it makes me nervous. Lucky for you I only write between three and four books in a series haha

  7. I love series romances!!! If it's a trilogy I wait until all the books are for sale then I binge read. If it's a really long series, I go back and read the previous three then I read the newest book. I love all your books Ms Vincent!

    1. Cheryl that makes me so happy! Thank you so much for reading my books!

  8. I love series romances!!! If it's a trilogy I wait until all the books are for sale then I binge read. If it's a really long series, I go back and read the previous three then I read the newest book. I love all your books Ms Vincent!

  9. love your TBR, I have some of those on mine


    1. I'm glad you like my TBR list Denise. Now if I can just get through them in the next few weeks I'd be totally happy!

  10. I like reading romance. I do like reading books in a series but really would rather read them in order start to finish after they have all been published. Good luck on that, right?

  11. Love the excerpt. Have added to my TBR list to get. Some of your TBR list are ones I have as well.
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    1. Thanks Patricia for reading my excerpt. I'm very honored to be on your TBR list!