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