Author Cynthia D’Alba and I are visiting The Book Tart today — we decided to throw our heroines into a “Real Ranching Housewives of Texas” event. So Allie from my Slow Ride Home is dishing dirt with Cynthia’s Caroline of Texas Tango. We’ve each got special contests — I’m giving away a special beaded bookmark made especially for Slow Ride Home by my street team leader, Tabatha. And Cynthia’s giving away western-themed Christmas ornaments, as well as our Rafflecopter blog hop prizes.
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Thanks to Leah for having me here today. I appreciate all the support.
My debut book, Texas Two Step, came out yesterday. I am a published author. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to feel. I made plans. I’ve worked so hard to get here and now?
Let me tell you about the Monday before my release. It’s about twelve to fifteen hours before the digital release of Texas Two Step. I’m in my motorhome. I don’t have a washer and dryer in my coach. The husband is down to a couple pairs of socks. I had no clean towels or wash cloths. My favorite pair of shorts are in the hamper. Doing the laundry was a necessity. I had to go to a public laundromat.
Hubby and I headed over about ten a.m. The place was packed. I could barely find an empty washer. I ended up with Big Buster, which holds twelve loads and Big Bertha, which holds 8 loads. I shoved everything I had into two washers, prayed I put in enough detergent, and fed $17.75 in quarters into the two machines. When it came time for dryers, there was a battle. Not enough dryers to go around. Of course I hip-checked all the old women out of the way to get to those dryers. But there was this one feisty woman…
Anyway three hours later when I got home, my dog had gotten sick on my new comforter. So it was back to the laundromat with my comforter and all the bed linens for another hour and a half.
Now you may be wondering why I tell you this. Here’s why…to quote John Lennon, Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.
That what happen with both Olivia Montgomery Gentry and Mitch Landry, my heroine and hero from Texas Two Step. They had plans for their lives, their future. Unfortunately, life intervenes and everything changes.
Vanessa from Joyfully Reviewed gave Texas Two Step Five Stars. She said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Texas Two Step had Olivia moving on with her life after Mitch rather than staying celibate and hoping and waiting for him to come back.”
Texas Two Step opens six years after Mitch and Olivia break-up. If you want to go back to the beginning, to the night they met, their first date, their tragic split, I wrote Texas Two Step-The Prequel. It’s a great way to meet the stars of Texas Two Step.
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Thanks again Leah!