Thursday, August 1, 2013

Guest Blogger Lynn LaFleur! Contest!

Brace yourselves; we've scored Lynn LaFleur as a guest blogger! Stick around for a cool contest, too. Woo-Hoo!!
Dalton

The Story Behind “Trouble in Boots”
by Lynn LaFleur

Last summer, I was at my hairdresser’s getting my hair dyed…uh, cut and styled, when I received a call from my agent. She wanted to know if I was interested in writing two novellas for Kensington Aphrodisia for upcoming anthologies—one firefighter story and one cowboy story. Such a silly question! Of course I wanted to write them.

So what to write about for the cowboy novella? Although I was born and raised in Texas, I’m far from a country gal. I know nothing about rodeos or ranching or anything to do with cattle, other than I like steak. Luckily I have a friend who used to have a lot of cattle, so I could use him as a resource.

After a conversation with my friend, I decided my hero would be a cattle rancher. I liked this idea because I think there’s something very sexy about a guy on a horse. My heroine would be a waitress in the local Western bar. Now that I had my characters, I had to come up with a way for these two to fall in love. I asked myself, what if they’ve secretly loved each other since high school, but circumstances have kept them apart? What if they can now be together, but different circumstances still interfere with their happiness?

The answer to those questions can be found in “Trouble in Boots” in the In a Cowboy’s Bed anthology, now available from Kensington Aphrodisia.

You can read the entire first chapter and sexy excerpt on my website:
http://www.lynnlafleur.com/trouble_chp1.htm (first chapter)
http://www.lynnlafleur.com/trouble_exc.htm (excerpt)

 Contest
Here we go! Lynn has graciously offered to give away a copy of the book to one lucky commenter, choice of ebook or print, ebook only if outside of the USA. To give her out of the country (our simply out of town!) readers a chance to participate, the contest will be open between now and Sunday, Aug. 4th at midnight, EST. Winner will be announced on Mon. the 5th. Simply leave Lynn a comment with your email.

17 comments:

Gayle Latreille said...

Good Morning, ladies

Nothing I like better than a hot, sexy cowboy.

Haven't heard of Lynne's books before, but will definitely be looking into it now.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Gayle
gayle2b74@gmail.com

Ashlyn Chase said...

What a fabulous excerpt! And it sounds like the rest of the story is a must read. I'm writing a cowboy hero (just putting on the final touches) and made him from a cattle ranch in TX too. One problem. I'm from Boston! LOL. Seriously. This character showed up and started drawlin'. I had to write him! You know how it is...

Anyway, would you mind answering one question or asking your resource to answer it for me? If you're game, my email is ash@ashlynchase.com

Thanks, Lynn! Hugs!

Angela Love said...

Wow!!!! Looks Like a Great read and I Thank you for the chance to win it.....:)

angelalove@uwmail.com

Sherry said...

Oh, Lynn, I love your books, I have a few of them.
Although I'm a total firefighter lover, I guess I can tt
room for a hottie cowboy, as long as he wears his jeans
nice and tight so we ladies can see his long muscled legs..

Com'on ladies.. get your minds out of the gutter..

:)

Love,
Sherry

sherry( dot) ingalls at yahoo(dot) com

Virginia E said...

I've been a fan of Lynn for years. This looks to be more strain for my poor budget, but worth the sacrifice.

vlettel @ cox.net

Lynn LaFleur said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments on my books! It's so nice to know doing something I love makes people happy.

Lynn

Julianne Keller said...

I love a good cowboy book! Especially one who knows how to use his rope.


luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Diane Robson said...

I haven't read any of Lynn' but I love the cowboys that Cat writes about. Will read this story real soon.

Diane
dironson71@gmail.com

Tina said...

Love cowboys and horses! thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne Moy said...

Oh My, i have never read it but it sounds Great! Thanks for sharing!

joanne.moy@hotmail.com

Enjoy your day/Evening Everyone :)

Lori Mitchell said...

I love a good cowboy! Thanks for the giveaway!
lorimitchell257@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a good cowboy story. they are my favorite

dschenk@carolina.rr.com

Kimberly Mayberry said...

Wonderful excerpt! I have been a fan of Lynn's work for years! She never disappoints and I can always count on her for an excellent book to read! Thank you! kbinmich@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Loved the excerpt and I'm already in love with Nick, and Kory and Luis both sound like great secondary characters. Thanks for the post and the contest. lisagk(at)yahoo

Lynn LaFleur said...

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I shuffled all the email addresses and picked:

kbinmich@yahoo.com

Kimberly, I'll contact you privately to discuss your prize.

Lynn

Dalton Diaz said...

Congrats, Kimberly!!

Dalton Diaz said...

Huge thanks to Lynn from the Naughty Author Chicks. You rock!