Monday, December 17, 2012

An Interview & Giveaway with Katie Lane

Today I have the honor and pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite authors.  I actually got to meet her over the summer.  It was SUPER cool when I told her my name, only my first name, and she knew who I was.  She gave me this big amazing hug.  J  Talk about fan girl happy moment.

Her latest book, Trouble in Texas comes out tomorrow.  Check out the cover isn’t it GREAT!!!!

Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl’s reputation…especially when she’s Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble’s prim and proper librarian.  Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips.  Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger’s kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Waking up in Miss Hattie’s Henhouse isn’t how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy’s murder.  The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge.  But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can’t pull himself away.
Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble’s newest bad boy?


Kim:  Hi, Katie.  Thank you so much for joining me today. 
Katie:  Hi, Kimi.  Thanks for having me.
Kim:  I don’t think it’s a big secret to you or anyone else that I’m a HUGE fan.  But I’ve never heard of how you ended up getting into writing.  When did the writing bug hit you and how did it take you to Bramble, Texas and its crazy cast of characters? 
Katie:  My fifth grade teacher had me write a short fictional story, and from that moment on, I was hooked.  Of course, life can get in the way of writing.  My two daughters were grown by the time I got back to it.  As for stumbling into Bramble, Texas, I went on a business trip with my husband to west Texas and fell in love with the friendly, honest people I met.  So…I brought them home with me and elaborated just a tad.  Lol!
Kim:  Your latest book is called Trouble in Texas.  I’ve already started reading it and as usual, I’m laughing my head off.  Tell us a little about it. 
Katie:  Trouble in Texas is about Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble’s straight-laced librarian, who inherits Miss Hattie’s Henhouse, an infamous whorehouse.  The three old women, or hens, who still live there will cause all kinds of trouble for Elizabeth.  Of course, sometimes trouble turns out to be just what a girl needs.  Especially if it comes in the form of a good-lookin’ cowboy handcuffed to your bed. J
Kim:  I have to admit that visual is nice.  Do you have a favorite line or scene from the book? 
Katie:  My favorite scene is the shower scene.  Brant is such a typical man in the scene and Elizabeth gets so flustered.  It was just great fun to write.
Kim:  That was a good one.  I honestly can’t blame Elizabeth for getting a little upset.  I probably would have too.  Beau is my FAVORITE character hands down.  I’m completely in love with the guy.  Feel free to make me his heroine when you write his book.  J  Do you have a favorite character and if so, who and why? 
Katie:  My favorite characters are always the ones I’m working on at the moment.  Right now, I just finished Beau’s story, Flirting with Texas, and I’m just as crazy about the guy as you are. (Unfortunately, Kimi, I don’t think Jenna Jay is going to give him up without a fight.  Ha!)
Kim:  My heart just broke into a million tiny pieces…Seriously, I actually feel the pain.  L  (Deep sigh)  Okay, a girl can still dream.  J
Thank you again Katie for stopping by and answering some questions for me.  I look forward to reading the rest of the book and the other books to follow. 
Katie:  Thank you, Kimi.  It was a pleasure.  J

Okay you readers out there…..You have to go out and buy Katie’s new book, Trouble in Texas.  Why?  Just look at this cover!!!!  It’s the best cover yet.  I have to confess….I actually kept her previous book, Catch Me a Cowboy, on my desk for about six months, AFTER I read the book. J  There was just something about looking at the cowboy on the cover every day.

Deep in the Heart of Texas Series

For one lucky reader out there, Katie’s going to help you out.  She’s offering one of you a copy of Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas Book 4).  Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification.

You can find Trouble in Texas at Amazon

Where you can find Katie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest| RSS


Meet Katie (Yes, I took this from her website.  Katie’s so funny and is such a great story teller.  I couldn’t resist. J)
So here’s the thing. I love to write about fictional people, but I feel very uncomfortable writing about myself. So let’s dispense with the biography and I’ll tell you a story. And everyone knows that all the best stories start with...

Once upon a time there was a little girl who walked around with her head in the clouds. While the other kids paid attention to the world around them, this little girl (For clarity’s sake, let’s just call her Katie.) spent her days dreaming. The dreams varied. One day Katie might be a princess who was rescued by a prince on a three-legged horse (Perfection can be so boring.), and the next day she might find herself as an overworked mother of ten. (Mothers are wonderful heroines, don’t you agree?) This playacting was acceptable when Katie was little, but as she grew older, people started to take notice and think her a little odd. (Odd? What’s odd about a tall, skinny seventh grader pushing an overfilled doll stroller down the street?)
Luckily for her social standing, Katie gave up the play-stage for the written-page, spending hours writing down her daydreams in a spiral notebook. But over the years, her storytelling took a backseat to hormones and high school, and it wasn’t until her two exceptional daughters were grown (Ten seemed a little redundant after the first labor pain) that she returned to writing.

Now Katie spends her days at a computer daydreaming, while the rest of the time she enjoys hanging with her family, reading, going to the gym, playing golf, motorcycle riding, traveling, or just snuggling next to her snoring prince. (Snoring might seem like a minor imperfection when compared to a three-legged horse, but believe me it’s not) Because if the little girl of the clouds learned anything over the years, it was that every moment in life is a happily-ever-after just waiting to be fulfilled.
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  1. Hi Kimmi and Katie,
    Katie, congratulations on the new book. It looks like a wonderful read!

  2. The book sounds great. I can't wait to read it.

  3. That is a nice cover. I haven't read this series, so I'll have to pick up the first book and try it out!

  4. I would love to win your book! Always looking for new fabulous authors and you can never go wrong with cowboys!

  5. I'm reading it right now. In fact upset that my Nook battery is low and have to charge it before I can continue reading it. Laughing at the images that are going thru my head. Now I wish I would have put off reading it until my flight home on saturday night. 4 hr flight from seattle to houston, 2 hr layover and another hour flight to Lafayette, La. This book would have been perfect to keep me entertained. This is the first book I'm reading in the series, so I will download others for my trip. Hope they are just as funny & entertaining

    1. They are, trust me. If you haven't read Hunk for the Holidays, you should. I actually was laughing so hard, my drink ended up on my Kindle.

  6. Kim - I think I am as big of a fan as you! I have read all of the books released. I just loved Hunk for the Holidays. Can't wait to get this one.

  7. Hi

    I love the blurb! I enjoy reading about western small towns, cowboys and anything with fun characters.

    Thanks for the chance

  8. Murder and Cowboys in the same book? Count me in!


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