Today is the BIG Day!

Yeppers! Today is the release of Buckling Down! Can you believe it is here already? I can’t. Seems like only yesterday I was going through edits upon edits and thought man release day will never come. Ha! I was soooo wrong! It is here! Happy dance! 

Sydney Hart, the heroine of Buckling Down, is making a guest appearance today over at Rowan’s Place where she is dishing about music. Pop on over and take a peek. I am going to pop in little later today…. maybe with a contest in mind. Or maybe… nah I think a contest is the best way to celebrate today! 

Somehow my usual sign off of Sláinte doesn’t quite fit the bill today. Guess I have to go with Yee Haw? It’s me, yet it’s not. LOL We shall stick to my tried and true. 


How Buckling Down Came to Be~

I was sitting around, wondering what to blog about when I thought… hmmm a little peek behind the curtain of the great and not-so-powerful author mind. (Hey I resemble that remark!) Okay seriously moving on. There is no secret that my writing heart leans a bit farther towards the paranormal romance genre than any other, so to end up writing and contracting a contemporary western romance did take a few of my supporters by surprise. :p 

Seriously, I was neck deep in a paranormal vampire/shifter story and my brother-in-law (bless his heart) decided to inform me that it sounded like I was writing Underworld Part 3. Well if that didn’t just rub the wrong way and in all the wrong places. Nothing against the Underworld movies, as I am a huge fan, but it wasn’t what I was going for. Not into writing Fanfic myself, though I can attest there are some great pieces out there. (If you don’t want to take my word for it I encourage you to go check out my friend Mike’s stuff at Ad Astra.) Anyhow, getting off topic. 

Once the whole fanfic reference had run it’s course, I really couldn’t bring myself to continue on with that story. SO I decided that I would write something as a surprise, for my mother. Something I believed she would be more interested in. She reads paranormal, but it is not her favorite, and a contemporary western seemed to fit my mood at the time. My love and admiration for my mother helped breathe life into Sydney Hart, my heroine. My mother is a woman who has already experienced so much in her life, and there is this inner strength in her that I admire. It is that strength that fueled my imagination with Sydney. Levi… well it would seem that he just appeared in my head, larger than life and ridin’ a bull, with a little bit of a Paul Walker look to him. Okay, I am not going to apologize for fantasizing about Paul Walker. Slap me if you will but that boy is hot. No I did not recently watch a movie starring him prior to writing Buckling Down. He appeared, I wrote him. Hell who am I to argue with a hot cowboy?

I would love to say that writing this story was easy, but it would be a lie. Ask Rown, Betty, or Sally at TGOB and they will attest to this little fact. Sex scenes? Well we will leave that little tidbit of info for another post. I did however, enjoy the entire process, including the bitching and complaining, ripping my hair out, noticing a few new grey hairs, and the stress that comes along with the entire process. No I would not trade one bit of the experience for all the tea in china…but just maybe for a Levi McKenna I might. ;) Don’t forget to check out the excerpt on Samhain’s site


The Real Deal~

Blurb number two for the wonderful Wild Ride Anthology being brought to you on May 5th by Samhain Publishing and Niki Green

The Real Dealrealdeal

He held the reins to her heart once—and this time he won’t let go.

Wild Ride story.

Willa Tate left Millbrook, Texas, years ago—along with her future, her fiancé and her heart. Now, as one of the headlining acts at a hot burlesque club, she looks into the crowd, sees a familiar face staring up at her—and her past comes crashing back.

Chase Kiel has some hard questions for the former love of his life. He spent forever looking for her, and now he wants answers—even if he has to throw her over his shoulder and drag her back to Millbrook to get them.

He’d find it a hell of a lot easier if the chemistry weren’t still there. If they didn’t still fit together like keg of dynamite and fuse. If he didn’t want not only his answers…but her heart.

Chase is still certain he and Willa belong together—and convincing Willa of it will be his pleasure.

Warning: This title contains explicit, powder-keg-hot sex, language that ain’t fit for your mama’s ears, and a hot cowboy with a Texas-sized heart.

Interested in reading a little more? Well what are you waiting for? Pop on over to Samhain Publishing’s site and read the excerpt. It’s just a click away!

Seriously, show a little love and support by popping on over to give the book a little looksie. Otherwise, denying the temptation to do so may drive you mad. (I’ve heard of it happening…are you really willing to test the theory?)



Strong, Silent Type~

Here is the first blurb from one of my fellow Wild Ride Anthology ladies. Strong, Silent Type is coming at you, May 5th from Samhain Publishing & Lorelei James.

Strong, Silent Type



Tough. Taciturn. And a fool for letting her go…

Wild Ride story.

Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay thought he’d only have to bide time until his levelheaded wife came to her senses and called a halt to this “trial separation”. He never believed the marital rough patch would drag on for a coon’s age.

Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold onto his pride than hold onto her.

Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn’t loosen his tongue and he’ll lose the only woman he’s ever loved. In a last-ditch effort to keep her in his life, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence.

Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes.

Warning: Old-fashioned groveling leads to smokin’ hot sexual encounters—steamin’ up the truck windows, rockin’ the horse trailer—proving even an old married dog can learn naughty new tricks.

Check out an excerpt here at Samhain Publishing just to whet your appetite a bit. You won’t be sorry!

Now if that little blurb ain’t enough to make you want to sneak a peek…. I don’t know what is. Seriously, go check it out. This little beauty will surely score big with you.