Finding a story for a good 'ol country boy… I never know where a story will come from. It could be a song or a movie, a name, or even something someone mentions. It could even come from a cookie sheet, and has. So, when I was sitting with my husband one night watching reruns of "Dukes of Hazzard" and an idea suddenly hit me, I wasn't surprised. I just grabbed a notepad and started making notes. I wanted to write something about country boys in a small town. Okay, seriously, I wanted to watch that little orange car drive around on dirt roads with a hot guy behind the wheel… writing about Cade Creek was my 2nd best choice.
In my writings, I tend to lean more toward paranormal books for the most part. I like the ability to create anything in my worlds. Writing in a contemporary world where werewolves don't spot their mates on first sniff makes writing a story kind of challenging for me. There's not a single werewolf in this story. Just lots of hot cowboys.
I just knew this… I wanted something in the country involving a large close knit family. I also wanted action and a lot of hot drooly guys working hard, their sweaty bodies glistening in the sunlight, tight jeans encasing muscular thighs, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and the occasional set of chaps (pants optional).
Whew…um…oh right, the story…um… after deciding I wanted to create a story involving all of the above, then I had to decide exactly what kind of story to go with. I knew I wanted a series. I like writing series. I can bring in my characters from other books into new books, revisit them and see how they are doing.
At this point, I still didn't know what kind of story I was going to write, just that I was going to do a series set on a ranch in the country about characters in a large family. That’s where the Irish names came in. I have a dear friend that is Irish and she sent me to a website that had some wonderful names. It was the 2nd half of the beginning of my series. It gave me names where I could start creating the unique personalities for my characters. With each name, I started to see my characters come to life. Their stories started to form in my mind and on my cheat sheet.
Before long, I had to add the other characters that were not part of the Blaecleah family. To date, I have the stories planned out for four of the books. I know who is falling in love with who. The fifth one is taking a little longer to form in my head. Quiad seems to be a tad fickle about who he's interested in. I'm hoping by the end of the fourth book, he'll let me know.
So, characters have been created and named, location is locked into my head, the basic story ideas have been plotted, and the Blaecleah Brothers are alive and well and living in Cade Creek.
Cowboy Easy (Blaecleah Brothers 1) - Available now!
Lachlan Blaecleah never expected to find the love of his life in the middle of a street fight with two other men, but he knew the moment he saw Asa Miller that he wanted to get to know the man better. He jumps into the fight and becomes Asa's knight in slightly tarnished armor.
Asa Miller is amazed by Lachlan every time he looks at the man. He's a walking talking cowboy fantasy come to life, complete with cowboy hat and boots. After being rescued by him and taken home for a night of debauchery at the hands of the sexy cowboy, Asa isn't sure what to do next. Should he stick around and get to know Lachlan and his large family better or run from the feelings the man invokes in him?
Before Asa can decide, someone else steps in to separate the two men, on a more permanent basis. Asa has to decide if what they have together is worth the heartache he feels when he almost loses the man he loves or should he guard his heart and lose his cowboy forever?
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Cowboy Keeper (Blaecleah Brothers 2) - coming February 1st
Billy Thornton is a known troublemaker. He's spent the better part of his life doing whatever his brother Clem wanted of him from intimidating people to stealing from them. The consequences if he didn't were life threatening. Billy had spent more than one night healing after his brother got pissed at him.
The one thing Billy couldn't do was allow Rourke Blaecleah to be hurt. Billy had loved Rourke for as long as he could remember, even though he knew it was wrong. The only way he could deal with it was to do everything in his power to keep Clem away from Rourke, and that meant putting himself in harm's way more than once.
When Rourke corners Billy one night and kisses him, things come to head. Rourke realizes that the man he has been looking for all of his life is right under his nose. Billy finds that he might actually be able to experience what loving Rourke is like in real life and not just his fantasies. And both men realize that what they have found together has put their lives in danger because Clem is coming for them and he's not happy.
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Wow, Stormy! I love the way you think! The first book, Cowboy Easy, came out January 20th. The second book, Cowboy Keeper, comes out February 1st.