Her Texas Rodeo Cowboy
Harlequin Western Romance
THE STORY BLURB
Sloane Hartley is deeply rooted to her family’s ranch in Blue Falls, Texas. So she isn’t about to risk falling for a tempting tumbleweed like Jason Till. To Sloane, Jason is a handsome heartbreak waiting to happen. Like all rodeo cowboys. If she ever let herself love again, she certainly wouldn’t pick someone like him!
Jason only has eyes for one prize—the steer-wrestling championship. And he can’t afford any distractions. Certainly not a blonde beauty with trust issues like Sloane. She represents everything a cowboy on the circuit can’t have anyway—home, family, a real relationship. Everything he thought he didn’t need. But when he’s with Sloane, Jason can’t remember why winning at the rodeo seemed so important.
Trish Milburn is the author of more than 30 books with Harlequin, Penguin/Razorbill, Bell Bridge Books and via indie publishing. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida just a couple of miles from the beach, so enjoys taking an umbrella and beach chair over to the white sand for a day of writing or reading to the sound of the waves.
Lara: How often to you get lost in a story?
Trish: Pretty darn often, whether it’s one I’m writing or one I’m reading.
Lara: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
Trish: Arden Wilkes, the heroine of In the Rancher’s Arms (Harlequin Western Romance, April 2017) because she’s worked all over the world as an international reporter. I was a reporter for a number of years, but I never did international reporting. I think it would be fascinating to talk to her about where she’d been, what she’d seen, and the people she’d met.
Lara: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Trish: Seeing a book with my name on it the cover in a bookstore. There’s nothing quite like it. Also because of my writing, I’ve gotten to go to conferences in a lot of cities that I’ve gotten to explore. For instance, writing took me on all my trips to New York City where I got to visit Ellis Island and go to wonderful Broadway plays such as Wicked and The Lion King.
Lara: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Trish: It depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a rich historical romance. Other times, I want to delve into a post-apocalyptic young adult story. And sometimes I love a sweet friends-to-lovers contemporary romance.
Lara: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Trish: Watch TV. I’m a big binge watcher when I find something I like. Things I’ve recently binge watched are Riverdale, Grantchester, Victoria and Marvel’s The Defenders. As you can tell, my interests are varied – historical, superhero, teen drama.
Lara: What drew you to write in the genre(s) you do?
Trish: I love a happy ending, simple as that. The real world is so full of negative things, and real-world stories don’t always have a happy ending. I like writing stories where the bad guys are punished, the good guys win, and love conquers all – how I wish things were in the real world.
Lara: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Trish: Not typically. I’m easily distracted, so I like to write in the quiet. I do, however, break up my writing by writing X amount, then watching a segment of a TV show (what would normally be between commercials, or different scenes), then writing X amount again. This method works for me in that I get a lot of writing done while also enjoying watching favorite programs.
Lara: Who’s your favorite villain?
Trish: This is hard. Probably Darth Vader. I find anti-heroes much more interesting, characters like the Punisher, Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones, Ghost Rider, Boyd Crowder on Justified, Crowley on Supernatural.
Lara’s GOTTA ASK: What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile?
Trish’s GOTTA ANSWER: I just started United by Melissa Landers, the final book in her Alienated trilogy. Next up will be On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins, All Fall Down by Ally Carter, Fierce on the Page by Sage Cohen, and Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas.
FIND TRISH ON THE WEB
My next release will be Twins for the Rancher, the next book in the Blue Falls, Texas series from Harlequin Western Romance. It’ll be out in March 2018.
TRISH WANTS TO KNOW...
Since I talked above about binge watching TV series, I’d like to know what good shows have you all binge watched lately?
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