A Wild Pairing
Thank you Sam for having me on your blog today! Since I wanted to talk about Wild West Weekend, I’ve brought along my writing partner & co-author, RM Sotera, to participate in the discussion.
Wild West Weekend ~ available at Evernight Publishing ~ is about two friends who go to a ranch for a weekend getaway and end up meeting their men, a couple of sexy cowboys.
We’ve been asked what drew us to write a Contemporary Erotic Western Romance… C.R.: I thought it’d be fun…sexy cowboys, rugged terrain, hot nights… 😉 RM: I agree. I mean, who doesn’t like a man who can tie you up, lay you down, and basically keep you in any position he sees fit. 🙂
C.R.: But what really drew us into writing this story and dipping our feet into the genre(s) was a trip I went on where I stayed on a working ranch. There were ranchers/cowboys who actually wore the hats and chaps, horses, trail rides, campfires, cattle and food cooked outside. My muse started asking, “What if?” When I returned home with a handful of ideas, I went to RM and said, “Guess what we’re going to write about.” RM: Yeah, that was an interesting conversation. I was a bit worried about writing it since I hadn’t been there in person, but C.R. had taken lots of pictures and shared them with me. We’d written another set of books together, and co-authoring this project just seemed like the logical thing to do once we did a lot of brainstorming and started verbally laying down this story. We had a blast dreaming up the Dougan brothers, and then, adding two heroines that could bring the men to their knees or kick some ass, was an awesome feeling.
C.R.: Speaking of co-authoring… It’s amazing when something clicks and our teaming up together did just that. RM defines our partnership best… RM: Many people have asked me what it’s like to work with a co-author. I do believe my answer surprises many. One would think that two authors, both striving for creative freedom, would find it difficult to work together. I am happy to say that I’ve found the opposite to be true. The creative relationship that I share with CR Moss is what I believe to be a once in a lifetime occurrence. As soon as we are in a room together or on the phone and we start brainstorming ideas for stories, the creative sparks fly hard and fast. Sometimes, I’m unable to process as fast as we spit out the ideas for stories. We just have that connection. We respect each other, and when an idea doesn’t work, we file it for another time. Value and respect, commitment and willingness to accept change – this is our mantra. When the idea of Wild West Weekend came about excitement drove us to pump the story out. It went through many revisions before we both knew it was ready. We had a blast dreaming up the awesome characters and the magical place they call home. I know we are extremely humbled and happy by the positive reviews and comments that have come our way – both about the book and our writing styles. I know, and I believe I speak for both of us, we have so much more planned for our readers and the Wild West series.
C.R.: That’s not to say that co-authoring is easy. Sometimes we hit snags with keeping facts straight, since in essence we co-authored two separate stories and then had to make sure they were entwined together at the right places to make it one book with three parts. RM: And another challenge was not living near my writing partner (yes, we live in the same city but at opposite ends) so that when we needed to do edits I could run next door. And, I was going through some other things in my life that had my writing time extremely limited.
C.R.: So what is coming up for the Wild West series? Well, we’re working on the second book now. It’ll be different than the first in that it’ll be one story and not in parts. It’s tentatively titled Wild West Hauntings. Rachel, Marianne’s sister, has come to the ranch for the holidays. Marianne and Miguel are deepening their relationship. Bristol is nearing her due date and driving Damon nuts. Cassie’s still trying to get Dakota to not be a control freak. On top of all this, the gang is being troubled by a couple of ghosts—one who wants Rachel for his own and another that’s not so nice to the ranch residents. For the third book (tentatively titled Wild West Spirits) we’ll be introducing some Native American aspects and an evil spirit.
To keep up with the antics at the Double D & keep posted about when the next books will be available, visit http://doubledranchtales.blogspot.com/
Blurb for Wild West Weekend:
Wild West Weekend – Double D Ranch Tales, 1
Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that. Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex-filled weekend be enough for either of them?
Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?
Be Warned: light bdsm, sex toys.
For an excerpt and to buy, visit: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/products/Wild-West-Weekend-by-C.R.-Moss-and-R.M.-Sotera.html
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