Once upon a time, in a land called Australia, there lived a delightful young girl named Bianca who loved to read. As she grew older, her sarcastic tendencies and warped sense of humor became evident, as did her preference for raunchy romances. Now, as well as reigning over their 1/4 acre kingdom with the handsome Prince that stole her heart and feeding their ever-growing children, she not only reads everything she can, but pens her own deliciously sexy stories.
Are you plot or character driven?
I’m very much driven by what my characters tell me. I have a general plot, but as I delve into the different personalities that become very flexible or sometimes completely different.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what kind? I don’t listen when I’m writing, only because I can’t sing and write at the same time! Music is a huge inspiration though. While writing Full Bloom I listened to country, which is one of my favourites J Garth Brooks, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Faith Hill are the major players on my playlist.
Is there a particular genre you prefer to write? I like to read most genres, so I’m open to write most as well. At the moment I have lots of ideas, and most are contemporary westerns, but you never know…
What are your favourite genres to read from? All of them! I’m a person that will read anything. Be it a 10 year old Readers Digest in the doctor’s waiting room, my husband’s motorbike magazine or the latest release from my favourite authors, I will read it. I do have a soft spot for westerns though…and those fine, fine cowboys J
Who are some of your favorite authors and why? All of my favourite authors have one thing in common – they absorb me into the world they write. Some include Bernard Cornwell, Diana Gabaldon, and Lorelei James.
Do you have a favourite character from another author? That would have to be Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. For those of you that have read the series, I know you understand. For those who haven’t, you might want to check it out.
Night or Day? Night
Coffee or Tea? Both
Leather or Lace? Red Leather
Chocolate or Sex? Is that a yes/no question???
Pajama movie night or Cocktails at the bar? Pajamas all the way.
Formal or Casual? Casual
Tash Hathaway has moved back to Freewill to open her own flower shop—Freewill Flower Garden. She is actively seeking a man to fill her Mr. Right vacancy and has even signed up to find him online. But when she finds duds instead of studs Cassi, Tash’s best friend, convinces her to take a break and live a little, make some of her cowboy fantasies come true before settling down.
When his riding partner is injured, Nathan Davis goes home for a break from the PRCA circuit. He returns to find his life changing in ways he’s not ready for. Nor does he expect the distraction of a beautiful woman who fulfills his wildest fantasies in ways he’d never expected from a small town girl.
Tash and Nathan collide in a lust-filled bubble, but neither of them are prepared when things get serious. Can love come to full bloom between two people determined to have a temporary bit of fun?
“Tash Hathaway.” He clicked his fingers. “Now I remember. You were a couple of years behind me at high school. How’s things?”
Oh my God. He’d remembered her. “Um, things are great. I own the flower shop in town.”
“So, you own that pretty little pink thing?”
Pretty little pink thing? What?
“Oh, the van!” Tash glanced over her shoulder at the bubblegum pink delivery van. “I bought it secondhand from a mobile hairdresser and haven’t taken it to get painted yet. I’m kinda getting used to the pink. So, what brings you back to town?”
“My traveling partner came second to a bull and wound up with a broken leg. By the time I helped get him settled in
, I’d fallen behind
in the points, so I thought I’d spend some time at home. Come see the family,
help out a bit. Lucky I did because my mom fell in the barn yesterday and broke
her wrist.” Texas
“Oh, that’s terrible. I hope she’s okay.”
“Yeah, she is, thanks.”
His voice sounded so smooth, but with a bit more twang than she remembered from high school. He’d certainly changed from the shy rancher’s son into a hunk of smokin’ hot cowboy.
“My dad’s bringing her home today, but it’s going to be tough on her.” Nathan half snorted. “Not one of the best things to do in a barn.”
Tash couldn’t resist trying out her newly rediscovered flirting skills with a man that not only flipped her switch but lit up the whole damn box. She hit him with her sexiest smile. “And I bet you’re an expert in all the best things to do in a barn.”
Nathan rubbed his chin as he looked her up and down. “Looking for some lessons?”
Don’t shoot your hand in the sky and say, “Pick me! Sign Me Up!”
She cocked her head as she ran her gaze over him, taking him in from the hair she wanted to run her fingers through, to his rather large buckle. She’d put him a little over six foot, which made him her idea of a perfect fit. Being a tall, lush woman, Tash liked the feel of her lover surrounding her as they made love, and knowing he wasn’t going to drop her when he had her pinned to the wall, banging her brains out.
“That depends. Are you skilled enough to be a teacher?”
An arched brow and curved corner of his delicious mouth hinted at his cautious curiosity. He came a step closer, their bodies separated only by inches. “Oh, I’ve got the skills. I’m a professional cowboy, which means I like to perfect every ride, every time.” Nathan leaned in close to her ear. “Which can take hours of practice.” He ran his fingertip up her arm as he slowly moved back and met her eyes. “And what kind of a cowboy would I be if I didn’t know my way around ropes? That’s a skill I’m very, very good at.”