Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Release and Giveaway!!

Now Available!

Buckle Down

  • File Size: 161 KB
  • Publisher: LazyDay Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AI508AE

Tess Reilly is home from college for the summer. Being the little sister of Memory Grove’s local hero isn’t easy, especially when she falls for his number one rival, Shane Wyatt. To fund his spot in the next big rodeo where he intends to upend Luke Reilly, Shane lives and works at Sarafina Ranch where a fling with the bawdy owner throws a wrench into his developing relationship with Tess. With mounting disapproval from Tess’ family, will Shane prove himself to be worthy and win Tess’ heart or will she give up and move on?

The idea for Buckle Down started with a conversation between my friend, Bells, and I. Both of us are fans of hot cowboys and, at her urging, I decided to write the fourth book in my Seduction in Memory Grove series. I wanted a different kind of love story with a little more conflict and it turned out just as I had hoped.
Writing has always been an outlet for me; therapy, if you will. This was particularly true while writing Buckle Down. There was more turmoil in my life than I care to recount but it did fuel my creativity and led me to invent Phoebe, a character I love to hate. She embodies characteristics from different people I don't particularly like to make for one interesting antagonist. You know what they say about writers: Don’t piss us off because we may not say a word to you but we will fuck you up in a story. *sweet smile*
On that note, Buckle Down is now available from LazyDay Publishing and to celebrate the new release, I’m giving away a digital copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card.
To enter the contest, please leave a comment (with your email address) telling me who your favorite book villain is. The winner will be chosen randomly, from all comments, on December 21, 2012.
As always, thanks so much for all the support.  

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  1. I think President Snow from The Hunger Games is my favorite book villain at the moment. But that constantly changes!

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  2. Oh, I am a geek, so Sauron from Lord Of The Rings, for sure.

  3. I grew up on Sherlock Holmes, so I still have to say that he is my favorite book villain, even though there have been so many others.

  4. Wow, it's hard to pick just one villain but I've always had a love/hate relationship with Lash from the BDB books.

  5. I love to hate Cersei from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

  6. Black Jack Randall from the Outlander books. He's quite evil.

  7. Captain Mccluskey from The Godfather.I really wanted to kill him more than Micheal Corleone.

  8. My favorite book villain is Raistlin Majere from the Dragonlance novels. He was one of my first book crushes. :)

  9. Oh geez...I'm not sure I can pick one single I'll say the bad guys in Maya Banks rom suspense KGI series. Of course it helps that the heros are hunkilicious mercenaries LOL. I'd love to read this book :) b/c I've enjoyed what I've read from you in the past.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your favorite villains with me! The winner if Amy Burgess. I'll have your gift out to you shortly!

  11. I read what I wrote and I must have had one of THOSE moments. I meant to say Moriarty was my favorite villain, not Holmes. DUH!!