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A Character Sketch includes character information, book
cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author.

Interview with Mitch Weston

Tell us about yourself,
please.
Mitch Weston. LA cop. Now sidelined by an undercover op that
got shot to hell. That got my partner killed, thanks to me. That left me one of
the walking wounded, in more ways than one.
According to my department-assigned shrink, I need to talk things
out. Problem is, I’m not much of a talker. I’m a doer. Though not lately.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
You sound like my shrink. (Smiles.) No offense.
Where do you want me to start?
I want to go back in time and reverse what happened in LA –but
I can’t.
I want to go even further back, to my teens, and prevent what
happened then –when the girl I loved walked away without a second glance. Can’t
do that, either. And currently, that girl –that woman –is in my life again…temporarily.
But this time around, I can’t get her to give me even a first glance.
Most of all, I want to trust my instincts. But… (shrugs) I’d
imagine you can fill in the blank.
Drawing from my shrink sessions again…am I bitter? Maybe. Frustrated?
For sure. Heartsick? That’s not something you’ll ever hear me admit.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
Redeem myself. Trust my instincts again. Convince Andi to let
me help her, to protect her. Because it’s what I do.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
Why didn’t I push harder to follow my instincts when I had the
chance?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you
fear most and why.
Not being 100% again. Not getting the girl I’ve always loved…
Though current events have shown me that not
getting
Andi means I’ve never hit 100%.
Tell us about your significant
other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Going by the previous answer, I guess we’d say Andi makes me
whole.
What is your family like?
Great. Dad’s a sheriff; he understands what I’m going through.
Mom’s…Mom. She just understands me,
even when I don’t understand myself. I’m the oldest of five, and now I’m back home
again, I see the caring, the concern from everyone. The family’s need to make me
all better again. And their strange reluctance to mention the elephant in the room.
What special skills do
you rely on?
Whatever it takes to be a cop. Everything I heard from my dad
and grandfather, both career sheriffs. Everything I learned in the academy. Everything
I’ve picked up since –from fellow officers, from my former partners, from felons
I’ve put away.
Why are you happy with
the way your story ended?
Are you kidding? This is a romance. (Smiles at Andi.)
I’m happy to get back to the job I’ve always wanted and to get the girl I’ve always loved.

About the Writer

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest.
Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t
gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.
Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking
grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began with The
Cowboy’s Little Surprise and A Rancher of Her Own, and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
has just debuted. Additional books in the series will be coming up next year.
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
Mitch himself. He didn’t want to open up to Andi…to the department
psychiatrist…or to me. The emotional hurdles he had to overcome made it tough
for me know how to tell his story and resolve his conflicts. I hope I’ve done them
–and him –justice.
Why did you choose this
character for the interview today?
To prove to him he’s a better man than he thinks he is.
When writing the book,
what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
His heart. He’s tough when he has to be –and as a cop, he often
has to be. He’s short with people sometimes, but that’s part of his policeman’s
persona, too. Underneath it all, he’s got every attribute Andi deserves in her hero.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
This is the third book in The Hitching Post Hotel series. All
my books are stand-alones, which mean (for me, anyhow), every hero and heroine reaches
a happy-ever-after in their book. But yes, there are additional books planned. Cowboy in Conflict will be out in July, and
there will be at least two more books in the series. And you’ll get to see Mitch
and Andi again.
What genre(s) would you
like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
Romantic suspense…mystery…women’s fiction… There are many
stories in my head waiting to be told.
Why should readers who
haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
As I said above, this is a stand-alone story, so readers don’t
need to read the books in order. Mitch is trying to recover from a catastrophe;
Andi has a traumatic past of her own. Along with these emotional story threads,
there’s a lighter element to the book. Andi’s elderly grandfather (a recurring character
in the series) and both their families are matchmaking to bring Mitch and Andi together.
And there’s also a fake-fiancee agreement that goes horribly wrong.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
Just something they may have heard from me before:
I’m a life-long reader and book lover, and I hope my stories
will give my readers as much pleasure as other authors’ books have given me.

About the Book

Title The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
A husband for Christmas?
Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek,
and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on
his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He
and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re
perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband
to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her
children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch
and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up
due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him –because
this match needs a Christmas miracle!

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The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal    

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker
Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good
with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts,
for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and
now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop
is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with
their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable
differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas
miracle!

Buy The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

About Barbara White Daille

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though
they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten
used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Her new series, The Hitching Post Hotel,
features a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The
series began with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise and A Rancher of Her Own and continues
with the December release of The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal. Additional books in
the series will be coming up next year.
Website http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Newsletter http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/barbarawhitedaille
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/BarbaraWhiteDaille
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-White-Daille/e/B002J6B0QQ

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces
the story.

About the Author

Barbara White Daille lives with her
husband in the sunny U.S. Southwest, where they don’t mind the lizards in their
front yard but could do without the scorpions in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a
novelist since eighth grade, Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number
of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post
Hotel series, The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, was just released (April 2015) and will
be followed by A Rancher of Her Own in July and an as-yet-untitled book in December.

Interview with Barbara White Daille

Why did you write this book?
I loved the idea of a matchmaking grandpa
and was so happy that my editors liked it, too! That was how the new series was
conceived. As for this first book, The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, one of my favorite
romance plotlines is the second-chance story, where the hero and heroine have had
a past relationship that didn’t work out and are now brought together under less
than the best of circumstances.
A subcategory of second chances is the
secret-baby story, in which the past relationship results in the heroine becoming
pregnant by the hero, who never learns until the current story that he’s become
a daddy. When I wanted a hero and heroine for the grandfather’s first matchmaking
scheme, the secret-baby story just seemed like a natural.
What is your favorite genre to read?
     Romance!
 Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including
your own)?
This is a tough question as there’s
such a long list to choose from. So…I think I’ll regress a bit and pick someone
from my favorite childhood books—Nancy Drew. She solved so many fascinating mysteries
and, later in the series, traveled to so many wonderful places with her friends.
And she was smart at figuring out clues. I always wanted to be her when I grew up.
What are you working on at the moment, and what will we see
from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on revisions for
book 3 in the Hitching Post Hotel series. It has no title yet but will be out in
December 2015. This is the story of Jed Garland’s middle granddaughter and the one
he’s almost certain is going to spoil his matchmaking record.
Andi was recently widowed and left with
two small children. Mitch is an L.A. cop recovering from an undercover op gone bad.
He returns to his hometown of Cowboy Creek to recuperate, and there he finds his
teenaged crush back again, too. He wants nothing to do with the girl who walked
off and broke his heart one summer…but of course, our matchmaking grandpa doesn’t
intend to let that stop him!
Please tell us about your latest book.
The Cowboy’s Little Surprise is book
1 in the Hitching Post Hotel series.
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget.
Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain
of Cole’s cruel betrayal. But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected
in her young son’s eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the
child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is
determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s
a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings
Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves,
he’s determined to try. For his son’s sake—and his own.

About the Book

Title The Cowboy’s Little Surprise
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget.
Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain
of Cole’s cruel betrayal. But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected
in her young son’s eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the
child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is
determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s
a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings
Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves,
he’s determined to try. For his son’s sake—and his own.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest,
where they don’t mind the lizards in their front yard but could do without the scorpions
in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a novelist since eighth grade,
Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post Hotel series, The Cowboy’s
Little Surprise, debuts in April 2015, with other books in the series to follow
in July and December.

Author Social Media

Barbara White Daille author of The Cowboy’s Little Surprise answers
five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny U.S.
Southwest, where they don’t mind the lizards in their front yard but could do without
the scorpions in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a novelist since eighth grade,
Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post Hotel series, The Cowboy’s
Little Surprise, debuts in April 2015, followed by A Rancher of Her Own in July
and an as-yet-untitled book in December.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
Romance, romantic suspense, mystery. Sometimes YA. Whatever it
is, I like something with a romantic relationship in it.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Pot roast with carrots, potatoes, onions, and brown gravy, with
plenty of everything for leftovers. Yum!
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
Really, Alaskan King crab legs, but since they’re pricey, I only
do that if we’re celebrating something special. On a regular night out, anything
Italian—lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells. A salad on the side. A full bread basket
with warm olive oil and herbs. My only regret is most Italian restaurants don’t
serve brownies or chocolate cake!
Describe the perfect vacation.
A condo near a beach, where we could take long walks at night,
view the stars and listen to the surf. Nearby, there would have to be good restaurants,
an ice cream parlor, and a shop that sold decadent chocolate desserts. And of course,
I’d have to have access to many quiet, comfortable spots where I could curl up with
a book.
Tell us about your favorite
toy as a child.
My favorite toy was a book. I don’t mean to “cheat,”
but I wasn’t into much of anything else. I spent all my free time reading—and wish
I could still do that now. A book was always at the top of my list when anyone asked
what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas, and I loved loved LOVED getting the
next Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden in the series.

About the Book

Title The Cowboy’s Little Surprise
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Cowboy’s Little Surprise by Barbara White Daille
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should
know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain of Cole’s cruel betrayal.
But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son’s eyes
now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy
reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s a little boy looking up
to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen.
Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves, he’s determined to try.
For his son’s sake—and his own.

Buy This Book

Author Social Media

Amazon
Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-White-Daille/e/B002J6B0QQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1422840898&sr=8-1

RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 27 posts in a 28 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for February was Barbara White Daille. She wins a month of free cover advertising
on the blog.

About Barbara White Daille

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. Barbara White Daille
2. Mae Hancock
3. Jacquie Biggar
4. Naughty Literati
5. Tina Donahue
Honorable mention: Jill Blake, Charlotte Howard, Suz deMello
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The Cowboy’s Little Surprise 
Today’s featured book is The Cowboy’s Little Surprise by
Barbara White Daille.

About the Book

Title The Cowboy’s Little Surprise
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should
know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain of Cole’s cruel betrayal.
But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son’s eyes
now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy
reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s a little boy looking up
to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen.
Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves, he’s determined to try.
For his son’s sake—and his own.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest,
where they don’t mind the lizards in their front yard but could do without the scorpions
in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a novelist since eighth grade,
Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post Hotel series, The Cowboy’s
Little Surprise, debuts in April 2015, with other books in the series to follow
in July and December.

Author Social Media

 
 
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