I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME AUTHOR
Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.
BANTER – STUFF ABOUT YOU
Q: Are you a morning person, or a midnight candle burner?
A: Absolutely a morning person. I don’t rise at dawn, but close.
Q: How do you feel when a reader (or a fan) takes the time to contact you?
A: I love it! It is wonderful to learn reader’s thoughts about my storylines and characters. Some offer suggestions for future books or even suggest alternate endings for some they’ve already read. I welcome and respond to all reader emails.
Q: When you think of a garden, do you picture vegetables or flowers?
A: I’ve grown vegetables a good portion of my life. However, when I close my eyes and think of both, a field of vibrant wildflowers comes to mind. As a girl, my mother would walk with me in the spring and identify all the different wildflowers near where we lived. Her excitement at sharing her knowledge has stayed with me.
Q: Bedtime, relaxing so you can sleep sounds. Is your preference, white noise, TV, soft music, ocean waves, forest or meadow sounds, babbling brook, or something else?
A: Hmmm…a babbling brook or ocean waves would be my first choices.
BOOKS – ABOUT THE CRAFT
Q: How did you come to write your genera of choice?
A: I love stories set in the western United States. The period between the American Revolution and the early 1900s has always been a favorite of mine, so historical western romances seems a natural choice. I also enjoy the vibrant and exciting storylines offered in contemporary romances set in the west.
Q: What is your favorite part of writing?
A: Coming up with the initial ideas and storyline. Ideas for stories pop into my head at all times, day and night. The hard part is finding time to flesh them out and determine if they are worth pursuing and if my readers will enjoy them.
Q: How do you handle a writer's block?
A: For my historicals, I have a wonderful set of books that highlight life in the Old West. When I’m stuck, I’ll often grab several of the books, find a quiet spot, and browse through them, making notes. It doesn’t take long to find renewed energy when I’m faced with so many ideas identified in these books.
Q: Do you write long hand first, or does it go straight into the computer?
A: I use spiral binders to jot down initial ideas and outline plots, then move to the computer. I keep the binders close at hand to jot down additional ideas, but most all my work is done on the computer.
BOOKS - NOW LETS PROMOTE – STRUT YOUR STUFF
Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I have three books in the works: a historical western romance which releases in June, a new series which is scheduled to start releasing in May, and book six of the MacLarens of Fire Mountain series, which will release mid-summer.
Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: I am finishing book three of my historical western romance series, Redemption Mountain. Sunrise Ridge is scheduled for release in June.
Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?
A: I love to hear from my readers.
Q: Are you currently participating in a blog tour? If you are let’s tell everyone where you’re going to be so they can catch up with you again. Red Moon Tour. She also has the buy links for you.
A: Here is the entire tour schedule:
A Tattered Cop
Cassandra M’s Place
Just Contemporary Romance
Books and Banter
Gwyneiira’s Book Blog
Babs Book Bistro
Happy Tails and Tales
“Romance, adventure, motorcycles, cowboys, suspense—everything you want in a contemporary western romance novel.”
Eric Sinclair loves his bachelor status. His work at MacLaren Enterprises leaves him with plenty of time to ride his horse as well as his Harley…and date beautiful women without a thought to commitment.
Amber Anderson is the new person at MacLaren Enterprises. Her passion for marketing landed her what she believes to be the perfect job—until she steps into her first meeting to find the man she left, but still loves, sitting at the management table—his disdain for her clear.
Eric won’t allow the past to taint his professional behavior, nor will he repeat his mistakes with Amber, even though love for her pulses through him as strong as ever.
As they strive to mold a working relationship, unexpected danger confronts those close to them, pitting the MacLarens and Sinclairs against an evil who stalks one member but threatens them all.
Eric can’t get the memories of their passionate past out of his mind, while Amber wrestles with feelings she thought long buried. Will they be able to put the past behind them to reclaim the love lost years before?
Read, Always Love You, book five in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Romance series
The trip to her apartment had been excruciating. Not so much because of where she sat, within arm’s reach of him. It had more to do with his acceptance he still loved Amber, wanted her back in his life and his bed—always. No other woman had been able to find a way into his heart the way she had, and there’d been many who’d tried.
He’d spent the drive trying to come up with the right words, something to make her understand he’d never stopped loving her. The fear she’d turn from him again began to fade as the need to find out if they could ever have a future took over. He’d seen the way she watched him when she thought he wasn’t looking. The regret he’d seen almost choked him.
It had taken all his willpower to unlock her door and step aside instead of taking her in his arms. Now he found his control falter as she stared up at him.
His chest squeezed as his breath caught. He reached for her hand, turning it over to press his mouth to her palm, never taking his gaze from hers. Her lips parted, her breathing quickened. The air around them pulsed as if they’d been enveloped in a magnetic force neither could escape.
“Amber…” He whispered her name a moment before lowering his head until his mouth came down on hers. The first touch seemed almost tentative before he wrapped his arms around her and tightened his hold. The kiss deepened, his mouth devouring hers, hot and moist.
He could feel her hands move up his arms to wrap around his neck, pulling him tight, melding her body to his. He groaned as her tongue traced his lips, sending a hot ache through him. Gathering her closer, he explored the recesses of her mouth until he pulled away on a ragged breath, letting his lips trace a path down her neck to the soft spot at the base. He sucked lightly before moving back up to reclaim her mouth.
Amber’s caution shattered at the first touch of his lips to hers. It had been so long and she wanted him so much. The feel of his mouth devouring hers sent waves of heat pulsing through her. She remembered how they used to be together and began to feel the same sense of urgency. Her hands moved under his jacket, splaying across his back.
“Ah, baby,” he groaned as fire roared through him. “God, I want you.”
Shirleen, thank you for visiting today. I hope you had fun with the Q & A’s
Thank you for having me, I did.
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