Thursday, February 14, 2008

Review: A Cowboy Seduction

by Layla Chase
Amber Quill Press

(A spicy novella.)

You don't fall in love with your best buddy. Especially not when you've been pouring your heart out to him about everything, including your boyfriends.

No, it can't happen. Especially when your best buddy is just like your father, one of those unreliable rodeo-riding, glory-chasing cowboys.

At least, that's what Lacy Durant thinks. And Clint Merrick is out to prove her wrong. On all counts. And with style.

Sit back and enjoy a delightful tale that will make you smile and wish you could travel to Texas to meet Clint and Lacy.

Layla Chase knows how to evoke emotion and bring to life her characters. Nor does she hesitate throwing in heartbreak into their paradise when everything seems perfect. Her writing is rich and smooth, and her descriptions invite you into vivid settings. You can always count on humor, sensuality, and a good time in a story by Layla Chase.

Originally published in The Love Letter, the newsletter of the San Antonio Romance Authors, Chapter 41 of the Romance Writers of America.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Weekend News

It was a good weekend. I accomplished what I set out to do with my current project, and I did a lot of the web work for my husband that he's been begging for. More on this later.

But the real highlight was the SARA (San Antonio Romance Authors) booksigning at B&N. For one thing, I brought Daughter #2 because one of our members is Tara West, and I knew my kid would love her book. I was right, Sonia devoured it, and can't wait for the sequel. She also got a kick out of meeting real authors who are "mom's friends". And to hold a book she bought in a store whose author she knew personally and about whom she knew a lot, too.

Well, I got to hang out with friends, and read their books (I shouldn't have, I meant to keep them as treats, but I couldn't resist). I love to hear their voices tell me their stories -- sometimes it's like sitting in a cozy living room listening to gossip (oh my, what gossip), and sometimes, it's a completely different persona taking over the storytelling.

Never a dull moment.