Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Book Tour Stop: Take Me Home Cowboy by Krista Ames

Please welcome Krista, who is stopping by to share her new release, Take Me Home Cowboy with us. Be sure to comment and enter the contest at the bottom.

Prize is 2 eBook copies of any DP Western Escape Series title (winners' choice; 1 each to 2 winners). Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Apr 10 . Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language which may be considered offensive to some readers.

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What is your name and where do you live now?

Hi !  My name is Krista Ames and I live in Northern Lower Michigan.

First off, how has your week been?
Well it’s only Tuesday and spring break is at the end of the week but so far I’m doing pretty darn good, thanks for asking !!

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?  
Of course.  I’m a wife with a very ornery husband, a stay-at-home mom of 4 kids between the ages of 7 and 13 and they are all in school woohoo !!  That little fact enables me to also be a full-time author…of course between laundry, dishes and all the other household stuff needing done lol.

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
No, I didn’t always want to be a writer, heck until I hit my mid 30’s I didn’t even like reading a whole bunch.  I had a few things on the list while I was in high school.  Veterinarian or interior decorator were among them few but it just never worked out for those things.  

How does your family feel about the book?
My family is super excited about the book.  My husband checks my Amazon ranking about every other day and my high schooler tells all her teachers about it.

Do you have plans for a new book?  
Oh yes, I have a follow-up to my current release in the works.

What genre would you place your books into?   
Well this one would be a Western Contemporary Erotic Romance but Contemporary Romance otherwise.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I decided to write Western because it’s what I like to read.

Is there a word, phrase or quote you like?
Oh yes except it doesn’t really have anything to do with writing. Ever since my 1st marriage, I’ve made it a “words to live by” motto…
Never make someone a priority in your life when you’re only an option in theirs.

Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Funny you should ask that…I just wrote a post for a writer’s group I belong to about writer’s block.   Please feel free to check out the post at this link:  http://www.weekend-writers.blogspot.com/2013/03/writers-block.html
I get writer’s block sometimes and usually I just stop what I’m doing, close the computer and go do something else for a while.  Just try to get my head out of the story.  Whether it’s good or bad, I’m not sure but usually the story stays anyway and the characters keep talking to themselves inside my head and eventually they work it out, allowing me to continue where I stopped 

Is there a certain author that influenced you in writing?
Big time and that would be Linda Lael Miller.  I’ve never talked to her personally although I would love to just to pick her brain but she is an amazing Western Romance writer.  I’ve read and own so many of her paperbacks and will never part with them.

What is your favourite book and why?  Have you read it more than once?
My favourite book is Colters Woman by Maya Banks.  It was the first book I ever read that included more than 1 hero but it was such a great story line and really well written that I just fell in love with it.  I’ve read it at least 4 times so far and of course it was book 1 in a series so I am working my way through reading them all.


About the Author

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man, Chip, who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He even helps with proof-reading and is her “in-house” editor and her idea sounding board. She is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

Find Krista on her website and Facebook.

“I need to buy that man an answering machine.” Furious, Ally held the receiver away from her ear, eyes closed as the phone on the other end rang continuously. “Come on, Daddy, where are you?”

She was ready to hang up in frustration when the receiver was picked up and then—by the sound of the loud clanging on the other end—dropped.

“Circle K,” said the deep male voice rather breathlessly.

“Where in the world were you?”

“Excuse me?” the husky voice asked.

Oh crap, that’s definitely not Daddy. She’d been so surprised her call had finally been answered, she hadn’t realized there was nothing familiar about the voice at the end of the line “I’m sorry….” she cracked. Wow, where did that high-pitched squeak come from? “I’m sorry, who is this?”

“This is the Circle K Ranch. Who’s this?”

The man’s question held an impressive sexy drawl. Definitely not a voice she’d ever heard in New York City, and one she’d only be lucky enough to find in her dreams.

“I’d like to speak to Jesse Kincaid, please.” She did a mental inventory of all the ranch hands but couldn’t place the voice. And he obviously didn’t recognize hers either. Must be somebody new her father had hired since the last time she’d been there.

“Sorry, ma’am, he’s not here. What can I do for ya?”

“When will he be available, please?”

“Now, ma’am, I don’t guess I’m at liberty to say until I know exactly who it is I’m speaking at.”

God, men could be so arrogant. Why did he need to know who was calling? A simple answer would suffice.

“Not that it’s any of your business, but this is Ally Kincaid. Who exactly are you?”

“Well, well, isn’t this a nice surprise? Miss Ally Kincaid. Did your father know you’d be calling?

She gritted her teeth in frustration. Who does this cocky, know-it-all cowboy think he is?

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  1. Hi Kristen -
    Great interview - looking forward to the follow-up to this...Heather

  2. Gorgeous cover, sexy cowboy - sounds like a winning combination!