Author Interview and giveaway: Carolyn Brown

Today I have author Carolyn Brown over, and  I am sure you remember one of many of her cowboy books I have reviewed 😉
1. As I have had you over before, what’s new in the life of Carolyn Brown?
Carolyn:  Thank you so much for inviting me back to Mur-y-Castell to talk about Cowboy Seeks Bride. Dewar and Haley (H. B.) are delighted to join me so if anyone has questions after the interview, just feel free to ask us anything. They’re itchin’ to talk to all y’all.
What’s new in my life? In my writing life, I’m still in love with writing about sexy cowboys and the folks in Cadillac, Texas in my women’s fiction books. I’m very busy with new contracts and looking forward to getting to know all these characters better that are fighting for their turn to sit behind me and tell me what to write. In my personal life, Husband and I just celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary on August 12. Note: I was a very young bride!
2. And how about your new book Cowboy Seeks Bride… What about it will readers fall head over heels in love with it? J
Carolyn:  It’s very different from the other Spikes & Spurs books. As one reviewer said, it borders on historical. But then it’s a reenactment cattle drive and those happened right after the Civil War so it would border on historical, however, these folks do know about cell phones, television reality shows and lap top computers, even if they do miss them.
Dewar is ecstatic about going out on a month long cattle drive with his cousins and a couple of older cowhands from over on Ace’s ranch (One Hot Cowboy Wedding). The only thing drawback concerning the whole trip is going to be that citified fellow that the sponsoring television company is sending along to take notes. He doesn’t know until they are minutes away from leaving Ringgold that H. B. isn’t a fellow at all but a feisty red head with green eyes and a damn sexy body.
H. B., aka Haley, really doesn’t think her father, owner of the company sponsoring the trip, will make her ride a horse for more than 400 miles. It has to be the worst April Fools joke in history but it’s not a joke and she really is going. She’s determined to wipe the grins right off those cowboy’s faces and show them that she’s just as tough as they are.
I’m hoping my readers fall head over heels in love with the story!
3. This is the end of the Spikes and Spurs series. Will we ever meet any of the characters again?
Carolyn:  Sawyer and Finn O’Donnell are a couple of secondary characters in Cowboy Seeks Bride. They’re cousins of Dewar’s and they help with the cattle drive from Ringgold to Dodge City. They show up as heroes in a brand new series that will debut in 2014 set in Burnt Boot, Texas. So keep your boots on and your spurs handy…you will be seeing a couple more O’Donnell cowboys in that series and maybe  een get a bit of catching up on what’s going on with some of the Spikes & Spurs clan at the same time.
4. What makes Dewar and H.B the perfect couple? 
Carolyn: Dewar needs a woman who is independent, capable of handling herself and who can hold her own. He’d never be satisfied with someone who would walk three steps behind him and not speak her mind. Haley doesn’t want a relationship with a cowboy for sure, but she wants all the qualities that Dewar has just naturally. She likes a strong man who isn’t afraid of hard work, one that makes her senses reel and who appreciates her for who she is.
It just takes them a while to catch up with what their hearts knew from day one when she drove up her little red sports car and realized that the whole thing was not a joke and she was really going on a month long cattle drive.
5. Now if this was a real TV show, who would play them?
Carolyn: Timothy Olyphant would play Dewar right well. He’s got the swagger, the expressions and even wears his jeans just right for the part. Katherine Heigl  could play Haley. She’d make a lovely red head and I just know she could play the part beautifully. If you have a hot line to the movie companies, tell them I’ll be glad to sit in on the casting calls.
6. What’s coming next from you?
Carolyn:  The Cowboys & Brides series kicked off in June with Billion Dollar Cowboy. In October, readers can look forward to The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby with The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride (Feb. 2014) and How to Marry a Cowboy (May 2014) following. The final two women’s fiction books set in Cadillac, Texas will be sandwiched in there with The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off coming out in April and The Yellow Rose Barbecue Ball in July. After that we’ll jump right into The Burnt Boot series with a Christmas book in October. There are more cowboys and humorous fiction on the way, folks, so don’t put away your reading glasses just yet!

Thanks!

GIVEAWAY
1 copy of Just a Cowboy and his baby (the book before this one)

1. US and Canada only
2. Ends Aug 31st
3. Just enter 😀 
And please be free to ask Carolyn questions 🙂
COWBOY SEEKS BRIDE BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES AUGUST 2013
He’s Tough as Nails and Ready to Ride…
Rancher Dewar O’Donnell is just an old-fashioned cowboy at heart, and he can’t wait to reenact the historic Chisholm Trail ride with his buddies. The trial-run cattle drive for a reality TV show sounds like a great time—until H.B. McKay pulls up in her slick red sports car…
She’s Way Out of Her Element…
Haley McKay is a feisty, high-powered businesswoman with the power suit and stiletto heels to prove it. She’s keen to research her company’s hot new idea for a reality TV show—but mount up with a bunch of modern-day cowboys? Are they kidding?
It’s too late to back out now, so Haley sets out to prove that it will take more than snakes, storms, and stampedes to make her back down.
Besides, sleeping under the stars with Dewar O’Donnell could prove mighty interesting…
Praise for Carolyn Brown:
“Lazy drawls and pointy-toed boots are at the heart of Brown’s Texas-set romance…the couple’s relationship is hot as the Texan sun.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Funny, frank, and full of heart…One more welcome example of Brown’s Texas-size talent for storytelling.”—USA Today Happily Ever After
“Alive with humor…Another page-turning joy of a book by an engaging author.”—Fresh Fiction
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than sixty books published. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances, as well as women’s fiction. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma. Look for The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby in stores this October! For more information, please visit www.CarolynLBrown.com.
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29 thoughts on “Author Interview and giveaway: Carolyn Brown

  1. Carolyn Brown says:

    Thanks for stopping by, kimbacaffeinate! That time frame has always been a favorite of mine, too. Dewar and Haley feel like they're back in that era when they're on the Chisholm Trail reenactment for sure.

  2. Kim Cornwell says:

    Hey Carolyn! I know you love all the books that you have written, but is there one that you really loved that stands out? Can't wait for 2014 so many good books to follow from 2013! Thanks for stopping by! zipstersclue04 at gmail dot com

  3. Kathleen O says:

    Great interview and I just love hearing about these O'Donnell men.. When I picture cowboys.. a young Clint Eastwood comes to mind.. Can't wait for your new series.. Your books always go on auto buy for me…

  4. Carolyn Brown says:

    Right now my favorite cowboy is Dewar. I loved writing this book and going on the trail with the cast of characters. I actually drove that whole 450 miles and stopped every 15 miles to take a picture of the places where they stopped on the cattle drive.

  5. Carolyn Brown says:

    Yvonne, you'll love the O'Donnells and their friends. Just come right on down to the ranch in Ringgold and get started reading about them. Dewar says to tell you that his story is the best but Rye is arguing with that idea!

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