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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “Take Me Home Cowboy” by Krista Ames

Mar 29
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Love a good cowboy romance aka western romance?

Then check out Krista Ames‘ interview and giveaway of her Decadent Publishing book, TAKE ME HOME COWBOY today on CABR.

 

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Using 120 characters or less (a la Twitter), tell us about TAKE ME HOME COWBOY.

Love & desire, cowboys & secrets…will a surprise visit home change 2 lives for better or worse in Take Me Home, Cowboy

 

What inspired you to write Ally and Matt’s story? Why a western?

Actually it wasn’t any one specific thing that inspired me.  It’s pretty simple, I love westerns and one day I just had an idea come to me.  Now as far as Ally and Matt in Freewill, I adapted this story to fit the guidelines of The Western Escape series by Decadent Publishing.

 

Did you struggle to write a particular scene? 

You know I didn’t really struggle writing any of the scenes so would it be ok to give you one of my favorite scenes instead? (Sure :D)

Excerpt from TMHC:

“Ally-cat, this is Matt Gentry, my foreman.”

“Very nice to have you join us, ma’am,” he said and extended his hand.

She blanched, the smile fading from her eyes and her lips. She turned a glare on her father. “Foreman? Of this ranch?”

Matt tried to hide a smirk, a bit of satisfaction curling in his chest at her obvious discomfort. What the heck, why not make her squirm a little bit more? “Yes ma’am, that’s what he said. Foreman. Of this ranch.”

She seemed immobilized by shock as she looked between him and her father.

“Best damned foreman I’ve ever had, too!” Jesse chimed in, seeming not to even recognize her aggravation. “He could run this place without me.”

“Oh, well now, boss man, I wouldn’t go that far. This job wouldn’t be near as much fun without you.”

Anger burned red on her cheeks, and she turned to glare at Jesse. “Damn it, don’t you know—”

“Ally-cat, don’t you start on me. I run this ranch the way I see fit. I’ll always accept your business advice when it comes to the books, but it ends there.”

“But Daddy—”

“No. Don’t you ‘but Daddy’ me. I make the decisions on this ranch. I may be old but I’m not dead, not yet anyway.”

“Don’t talk like that. You won’t be going anywhere for a long time yet.” Ally’s voice softened and her shoulders sagged.

“Glad you think so, Ally-cat.” Jesse patted a spot next to him on the couch. ”Come sit with me while Maribella whips up something for us to eat.”

“If you’ll excuse me,” Matt said, backing out of the room. “I’ll go clean up before dinner.”

He angled toward the hallway leading to his room, sensing her gaze following his movement, and assumed she would prefer if he cleaned up, ate, and slept in the bunkhouse with the other hands for the night.

However, he wouldn’t be doing any of the sort. Jesse had given him a bedroom upstairs in the sprawling home, conveniently overlooking the barns, bunkhouse, and outbuildings, and he intended to use it same as always, especially if it pissed her off.

 

What’s your favourite or most memorable reader response to TMHC?

I think it would be words from two of the great reviews I got.

This one came from Not Now…Mommy’s Reading:

Well, let me tell you I loved Take Me Home Cowboy! I was up until the wee hours of the morning trying to finish. Then spent most of the day, strike that…um, the last month wondering how in the world I could write a review that was worthy of Krista and her novel.

Full review here: http://www.mommysreading.com/2013/03/take-me-home-cowboy-by-krista-ames.html?zx=f4d4a2eb61819f18

While this one came from Books, Books and More Books:

I’ll be honest, I am a big fan of contemporary western romances…and books like Take Me Home, Cowboy are the reason. This is my first book by author Krista Ames and I was very impressed that she put such a delightful twist on old favorite ~ big city girl returns to her roots where she discovers love.

Full review here:  http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/unwritten-review-giveaway-take-me-home.html

 

If your were offered a TV or movie deal for this or any of your other books, which would you choose? Who would play your characters?

Truthfully i wouldn’t be picky, I’d be happy with either or both! I know i would pick Colin Egglesfield for Matt (my hero) and Jennifer Love Hewitt for Ally(my heroine).

They are currently cast together on the tv series The Client List and i love love love them together !!!

Me too 😀

 

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Pantser or plotter?

Pantser absolutely!!!

 

Paperbacks or eBooks?  

I have both actually.  I’d love to have all paperback but the funds are definitely an issue lol.

 

Chocolate or fruits?   

Fruits!

 

Ideal getaway?  

Anywhere warm

 

If you could meet anyone from history, living or dead, who would it it be and why? 

Two  of my favorites would be John F. Kennedy or Abraham Lincoln.  They both fascinate me.

 

Sasha, I can’t thank you enough for letting me visit with you !!!

You’re very welcome Kritsa. I’d love to chat with you again when your next book comes out 😀

 

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TakeMeHomeCowboy coverBlurb for TAKE ME HOME COWBOY: 

Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

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