Saturday, June 27, 2015


Can you believe this? The authors in this blog hop have been doing this for 98 weeks. We plan a big celebration when we hit #100, so stay with us.

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The story behind Midnight Rider

Several years ago, I was on an epublishing panel at Left Coast Crime in Monterey, CA. Afterward, I overheard a woman on the panel who was in my Romance Writers of America chapter in Orange County, CA, mention to an aspiring writer that Amber Quill Press was holding a contest for erotic short stories. Mind you, my friend didn't tell me about it. Apparently she didn't think I was the type.

I was multi-published in fiction and non-fiction, but had only had a first romance novel out. I'd had some success with contests, and I wondered if I could write erotic. Well, if you don't try, you'll never know, will you? Dark Stranger was a winner. I've now reduced the erotic parts to sensual, lenthened it, gotten a new cover and retitled it.

From Midnight Rider...

The scene: Jenny has sneaked out to leave the rancho permanently. She's riding in the dark on Conquistador, a sturdy gelding.

Jenny glanced again at the figure behind her. It wasn't Soltero. Soltero was shorter and broader than the man behind her. This rider was tall. Clothed in black, the stranger wore a black mask and a hat with a flat crown and a wide brim pulled low on his forehead. A dark cloak flared out behind him.

He rode like Satan himself. 

A bandido. A bandit who would rob, ravish, and kill her or sell her into slavery... 

Watch for it soon on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords 

Have a great week!

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  1. I wonder if she's hoping to be


    1. Not in that era, I think. I think she's terrified it will be Don Soltero.

      Thanks for the comment, Dakota.