Flirting With Romance Closing

It's with great sadness that I announce the closing of the Flirting with Romance blog beginning April 10, 2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

[Blog Tour] Part Time Cowboy by @Maiseyyates #giveaway #interview



Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates 
(Copper Ridge #1) 
Published by: Harlequin
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance


Synopsis:
A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…

Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…
Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?


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AUTHOR BIO:

USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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1.    What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer? It was reading romance that made me want to write it. I’d always written, but never finished anything. I knew I liked writing, but hadn’t found my passion for it yet. I discovered Harlequin Presents and knew those were the books I wanted to write. That was when vague desire to do something became passion. Those books, those authors, are why I’m writing.

2.    What is your writing environment: I’m fortunate enough to have an office at home with a locking door. Essential when there are children or husbands in the house. I also have a desk cat, who likes to plant herself right in front of my computer monitor. She feels she is my inspiration.

3.    Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write? Both. I need a clear idea of my characters before I can start. But they often reveal secrets to me as I write. I think I have to start writing before I find their voices and before I really find out all the things they’re hiding.

4.    Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why? I’m a big historical reader. Julie Ann Long is a recent discover (So late to the party!). Her dialogue is so witty, and the books are truly funny, but along with that you get true depth of emotion, and I love that. I’m also loving Nicole Helm’s contemporary romances, really for the same reasons. They seem so light and amusing on the surface, smooth, quick writing and great humor, but the emotional depth comes up and punches you in the stomach and makes you cry. I like a book to make me laugh AND cry into my pillow.


5.    How did you get the idea for this particular novel? The heroine’s bed and breakfast came first. Which is strange. But I live in a historic town in Oregon, and there is a house here that was ordered from the Sears and Roebuck catalog. I’ve always found that so fascinating. The Catalog House in Part Time Cowboy was the jumping off point.

Flirting Questions 

1.    Which actor or book character do you have a crush on? I’m currently in love with the Duke, in What I Did For A Duke, by Julie Ann Long. As for actors? That’s a long list. Matt Bomer is definitely a front runner. He can wear a suit like no one’s business.

2.    What does love feel like? I’ve been married for 10 years this Spring. We’ve weathered poverty and raising a special needs child and I would say love feels a lot like work, sacrifice, security, and completion. Like a warm blanket on a cold night. Like something so big and wonderful you can’t contain it all inside so you have to share it. Love grows all the time. It’s active and changing, and steady all at once. That’s why it’s so powerful.

3.    When was your last kiss? This morning when my husband took the kids to school.

4.    How did you meet your significant other? We met at church. But really got to know each other when we were working at a coffee shop together. We were friends first. Well, we’re still friends. ;)

5.    If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be? We just went to Oahu, sans children. That was magical! Hawaii is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been.

Flirting Quickies: 


Facial hair or clean shaven? BEARDS!

Alpha or Beta? Alpha

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Sweet or salty? Salted Caramel

City or Country? Country
Clubbing or candlelight dinner? Dinner
Backpacking or luxury hotel? Luxury Hotel. I’m a country girl who likes a comfy bed.
Morning or night person? Night, sadly. I’m trying to convert.
Christmas or Halloween? Christmas!
Optimist or pessimist? Optimist.




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