Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I love series. I love reading them and I love writing them. There's something about creating a world; not the paranomal type of world, but a town or a city or some other geographic location that binds characters together. In the Double B series, this town is SweetMeadow, Texas, and even more important the Double B cattle operation. This ranch is reported to be the biggest ranch in the USA and in some other countries (sorry King ranch, we are bigger than even you!). This ranch is still family owned and operated by the partnership of the Sampsons and the Westons. Founded decades ago by Beau Sampson and his best friends Annie and Jeb Weston; it continues to grow and flourish under the direction of their grown children and most importantly by the head of the family - Cord Weston.

The fun part about writing about these characters is knowing that even when the book ends and the hero and heroine have their happy ever after, we will get to visit with them again in the next book and books after that. Every character in this series is interwoven with the others. Its not the easiest thing in the world to write that's for sure. There's so much you have to remember; and timelines - don't even get me started! How many times I've had to go back and make sure that a pregnancy didn't go on for three years or that characters that were 25 in the first book weren't still 25 in book 6 even though several years pass. lol.

Research into romance readers finds that the majority enjoy a well written series. If you have never tried one; Debbie Macomber is the queen of series. She has written some towns I sincerely want to move to! I hope I've captured even some of her expertise and SweetMeadow, Texas is somewhere you'd like to stop by and visit.

To Tame A Cowgirl kicked off the series and is available in both ebook and print from The second book, The Cowboy Comes Home was released in January and is also available in both forms from TWRP. Coming this summer is Trouble in Texas and already this story promises to be a much wilder read than the other two.

If you read any of them, drop me a note, I love to hear what readers think or if you have suggestions for the rest of the books, let me know.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Is there anything more exciting then when you get the cover to your next book? "Trouble in Texas" is due to release from in the summer of 2009. This cover done by the marvelous and talented Nicke Martinez who has created all the covers for my Double B series is absolutely fantastic. She has captured the sass and fun of my heroine, Charli Boyd, in a way I never could have imagined.

For tall the fans of my steamier love scenes this book is for you. Charli is without a doubt my sexiest and most fun heroine to write. Watching her twist Dr. Grant Clark around her little finger only to find herself losing her heart was a wild ride.

Readers will remember Grant Clark from my second book, "The Cowboy Comes Home" which is on sale now from . He is the steady, serious business partner who was a little bit in love with his business partner Beth Sampson. When Beth reconciles with Tyler and moves off the ranch, Grant is left to hanlde their vet practice alone. What he doesn't know is that the office help Beth has hired is none other than the wild redheaded Charli Boyd. Grant isn't interested in what Charli is more than offering; the next relationship he wants will be with a quiet serious woman. He's looking to find someone to marry and start a family with; something Charli has made it very clear she will never be interested in.

A fling with Charli would be a big mistake. But then as Charli tells him "what fun is life if you don't make a few mistakes now and then?" For an excerpt from this book visit my web site at In the meantime, if you haven't read any of the Double B series, you still have time to pick up the first "To Tame A Cowgirl" and the second "The Cowboy Comes Home" before "Trouble in Texas" releases. If you have read them; I'd love to hear from you.