[Contemporary Romance]


Colton Cowboy Ecover FINAL

December 7, 2013 On the run… and right into a cowboy’s arms.

When being stalked by an ex-boyfriend, Tori Slater leaves the Montana family ranch to make a new life at Great-Great-Grandmother Rachel’s homestead, Colton Creek Ranch in Wyoming. Suddenly there a brand new complication when the caretaker’s grandson becomes her new business partner and soon her heart gets involved in the partnership.

Ex-cop, Logan McNeely, has his own dreams of a solitary life, raising free-range cattle on his neighboring ranch. Half his dream ends with his grandfather’s recent death. Then in walks Tori to add problems he didn’t need. He can’t seem to ignore her, and when danger comes to the homestead, more than his cop instincts kick in.

To save her, he has to save himself first before they can have a future together.

  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Patricia Wright; 1 edition (December 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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About the author…..

Patricia ThayerOriginally born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Patricia Thayer was the second of eight children.   She attended Ball State University, and soon afterward she headed West.   Over the years, she’s made frequent visits back to the Midwest, trying to keep up with her family’s numerous weddings and births.

Patricia has called Orange County, California home for many years.   She not only enjoys the warm climate, but also the company and support of other published authors in the local writer’s organization.   For the past eighteen years, she had the unwavering support and encouragement of her critique group.   It’s a sisterhood like no other.

When not working on a story,  you might find her traveling the United States and Europe, taking in the scenery and doing story research while thoroughly enjoying herself accompanied by, Steve,  her husband for over 41 years.  Together, they have three grown sons and four grandsons.   As she calls them, her own true life heroes.    On rare days off from writing, you might catch her at Disneyland, spoiling those grandkids rotten!   She also volunteers for the Grandparent Autism Network.

Patricia has written for over 20 years and has authored over 39 books for Silhouette and Harlequin.  She has been nominated for both the National Reader’s Choice Award and the prestigious RITA.  Her book, Nothing Short of a Miracle won a Romantic Times  Reviewer’s Choice award.

She has been a guest reader at elementary schools and lectured aspiring authors.  A long time member of  Romance Writers of America, she has served as President and held many other board positions for her local chapter in Orange County.    She’s a firm believer in giving back.

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Twitter: @patriciathayer.com


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Ready for a little Texas Heat!

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Katie Lane’s TROUBLE IN TEXAS blog tour!


What do you feel makes cowboys and Texas so enduring to readers? 

KATIE: Cowboys are alpha men who are honest and hard working.  Texas is filled with small towns that take us back to a simpler life that’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

How hard is it to write a series? and how many will be in this series? 

KATIE: The easy part is that you have most of the characters already.  The hard part is keeping the characters fresh and interesting.  Bringing in Miss Hattie’s Henhouse was my way of keeping things fresh in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series.  I didn’t really set out to write a series.  I just had this idea about a woman searching for her long-lost twin sister.  But once I finished Going Cowboy Crazy, I realized that I had a lot of ideas that might work for other books.  Fortunately, people fell in love with Bramble and I’m getting my opportunity to write those stories.  As of now, there will be seven books in the series.  Beau’s story, Flirting with Texas, will be out in July 2013.  Brianne’s story will be next.  And finally, Beckett’s.  After that, who knows :o)

List five words to describe your writing style? 

KATIE: Fun.  Sexy.  Zany.  Character-driven.  (Does a hyphenated word count as two?)



Thank you, Katie,for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today! What a pleasure to have you with us again.




Trouble in Texas:

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Price: $7.99 US/$7.99 CAN

Pages: 352ISBN-13: 9781455515707

On Sale Date: 12/18/2012

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 that 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?


About Katie Lane:


Katie Lane’s interest in romance was sparked in high school in the backseat of a ’65 Mustang-okay, so maybe it wasn’t romance as much as raging teenage hormones. Still, coupled with a wild imagination, those make-out sessions inspired many a steamy storyline along with a strong belief that true love does prevail. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the owner of that Mustang and would love to hear from her readers.

You can learn more at:

Twitter @ktlane3



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MBA&M: What do you feel the allure of “cowboys” are to readers?


CC:  First, I’d like to thank you for having me at your blog. I so appreciate bloggers helping me get the word out about my books. Now, to answer your question . . .


Ahh, cowboys, good ol’ boy Texans.  There is just something about men who aren’t afraid to speak their mind, to go after what they want, whether it’s a girl or a villain. These men are confident and sure of themselves.  They have it in their heads about what they want and they aren’t afraid to go after it with everything they have.  In fact, they approach everything in their lives with confidence and bravado.   Ahh, but when they meet the heroine . . . well, that’s when those big, strong cowboys grow weak in the knees and unlike the horses they’re used to taming, this time it’s usually them who get broken in.  What’s not to love about a good ol’ boy Texan with big heart?


 MBA&M: What inspired you to write this genre? 


CC:  I wanted to write a trilogy similar to my Divorced and Desperate series.   All my novels are set in Texas.  Why?  Well, because Texas is just unique.  There isn’t very many places where you can get mad at someone and buy a gun that same day to take them out before you get over being pissed.  LOL.  Seriously, Texas is just a bit different.  And Texans are too.  They’re bold, risk takers, slightly flawed but good people, and that just makes them good characters.  My books also include some suspense, so I decided when plotting to make my three heroes private investigators.  And because I always like to give my characters internal issues because of some past heartache, I decided to have had them be former cops who were framed and sent to prison for a crime they didn’t commit.  I love having a lot of baggage to work with.  It just makes my characters’ happy endings so much sweeter.



MBA&M: What is next for you and your writing? 


CC:  Well, I also write a Young Adult Paranormal series called Shadow Falls for St. Martin’s Press/\ Griffin as C.C. Hunter, so I stay pretty busy keeping up with two series.  Right now, I’m writing the fifth and last book in the Shadow Falls series, and I’m about to start the third and last book in the Hotter in Texas series.  After that, I get to dive into something completely new.  I always love starting something brand new.  I get reenergized.



MBA&M: Who do you contribute your desire for writing to and why?


CC:  A great question!  Being southern, storytelling was part of my heritage.  We would sit around the dinner table and try to one up each other with stories.  And if a lie made the story better, that was just fine.   Being dyslexic, I didn’t entertain the idea of becoming a writer until I was an adult and ballsy enough to take on that challenge.  However, storytelling was ingrained in me at a young age.  My grandmother, Evelyn Keith, was a school teacher and a closet writer herself, so she was a big inspiration to me.  She never once let me believe that just because I had a disability, it meant I couldn’t accomplish things.  “Just work harder and you’ll make it.”  She was right.  It was hard work, but since I just hit the NY Times and the USA Today best-seller lists, she also might be right that I’d make it.  Thanks Grandma!

MBA&M: Do you have any regrets? 


CC:  Hmm…what is the definition of a regret?  Do I look back and see mistakes.  Oh, heck yes.  But would I change them now?  I’m not so sure about that.  You see, the lessons I learned, the experiences I’ve lived through and the struggles I’ve endured have all shaped and molded me into the person I am today.  I’m a better writer because I’ve known what it is to love and to have my heart broken and taken that long walk down divorce lane.  Dropping out of high school isn’t something I’d recommend to anyone, but the lessons I learned from being tossed into adulthood before my time, and teaching myself to write by my own rules is part of what had shaped me into the writer I am today.  So yes, I made a lot of mistakes, but most of them I wouldn’t change, because then I’m not sure I’d be who I am today.


Thanks again for inviting me here to your blog.  If your readers want to know more about me and my books, they can find information at my website, www.Christie-Craig.com.  For a little taste of my Hotter in Texas series, watch the video below.  I hope you enjoy!


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Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State’s richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez. Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients’ private lives. Still, he can’t deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe’s crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man’s target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.


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