C.H. Admirand was born in Aiken, South Carolina. She has published 9 bestselling novels for the library market. Her Secret Life of Cowboy series, published by Sourcebooks Casablanca includes Tyler (available now), Dylan (in stores January 2012) and Jesse (in stores July 2012). She lives with her husband, who is the inspiration for all of her heroes’ very best traits, in northern New Jersey. For more information, please visit or follower her on twitter, @chadmirand.


Good morning, C. H. Admirand, welcome back to My Book Addiction and More today.


MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

CA: Thanks for inviting me back. I’m new to mass market, having been in the Library Market and Small Press for the last twelve years. When I started writing for Sourcebooks, I switched from writing Historical Romance to writing Contemporary Romance. Although I wasn’t surprised, there is just as much research involved!

MBA&M: Tell our readers why you chose to write The Secret Life of Cowboys trilogy?

CA: The idea was a result of a trip to a ladies club in support of a publisher one of my author friends writes for. My vision of a ladies club was definitely the romanticized version. To get through my embarrassment at the time, I started to plot in my head, wondering why would a cowboy be up on stage stripping down to teeny tiny briefs, his chaps and his Stetson? The answer: to save the Circle G Ranch. Once I started plotting, my mind was busy and I could set aside my embarrassment and focus on aspects of the scene around me that I could utilize in my book. I’ve always loved watching cowboys on the silver screen and TV, so it was very easy for me to envision one as the hero in my trilogy. I love writing about families, so my cowboy had to have brothers.

MBA&M: How do you feel your writing has grown through the years?

CA: I’ve never focused on the mechanics of how to write a story. For me it’s always been about telling the stories that are inside of me. Once the plot or character takes a hold of me, I flesh out the plot and characters, then sit down and get to work. It’s an awesome feeling, sitting in front of a blank page and starting to type as the story unfolds in my head. It is definitely a gift that I can’t ignore and I know that I’m supposed to share them. The bonus is that readers are starting to find me and enjoy reading my stories. With each book my writing improves, it is a continuous learning process.

MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you got that actually works?

CA: If there is a scene you absolutely love and just have to write (even though it doesn’t move your story forward or ultimately belong in the story) write it; print it out, and frame it, because it doesn’t belong in your story.

MBA&M: For the readers who did not realize you wrote a Medieval Trilogy, can you tell us a little but more about those, and where readers can find them?

CA: I have always loved reading about the Norman Conquest and the struggles the Saxons had during that time. There was so much turmoil during that time and the plight of the Saxons always had me rooting for them, but I have Norman blood mixed in with my Irish ancestors, so I knew I needed to open my mind to their side of history as well. The result is a trilogy of strong heroines willing to stand against all odds for their families and way of life and heroes strong enough to recognize the value of such a woman by their side. The trilogy is published by DCL Publications and available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in trade paperback and NOOK formats.

MBA&M: Will you re-release any of your older books?

CA: I have the rights back for two of the books in my Irish Western Series and am hoping to find a new home for them. My only problem right now is time! LOL.

MBA&M: What are some of your favorite movies, music, food, drink, and such?

CA: Movies: Stagecoach, McClintock, The Quiet Man, How Green Was My Valley, High Noon, Roman Holiday, The Matchmaker. Music: Alabama, the Eagles, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Taylor Swift, the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, the Kingston Trio to name a few. Food: Carbs 🙂 Sweet Potato Praline Pie, Cream Scones, Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy…or Roast Turkey…etc. Drink: Tullemore Dew (Irish Whiskey)…Drake’s Funny Bones and Lay’s Potato Chips…if I buy either of those two…I will EAT THEM ALL…so I try not to buy the Funny Bones of Potato Chips too often. <sigh>

MBA&M: Where can your readers find you, and where can they purchase Dylan or any of your books available books?

CA: Readers can find me on twitter and facebook (unless I’m on deadline…like right now with revisions for my next book) or my website . You can find Dylan, and my backlist, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and most major booksellers. There are links on my website along with excerpts, reviews, and book trailers, so please do stop by and visit.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today!

Thanks so much for inviting me!


DYLAN: The Secret Life of Cowboys


ISBN-13: 978-1402258077

 January, 2012

There was nothing he couldn’t tame…

Dylan Garahan might be an old hand at lassoing fillies, but one night at the Lucky Star club, and he ends up wrapping his rope around someone that even his formidable strength can’t tame. She’s wily and beautiful… and she’s his new boss. Dylan’s had his heart broken bfore, but even an honest cowpoke has to wrestle with temptation…

Until he got his lasso around her…

Ronnie DelVecchio might be fresh off the bus from New Jersey, but she’s a hard-edged businesswoman and has had her fill of men she can’t trust—although she might consider getting off her high horse for that big handsome rancher with a Texas drawl.


Available for pre-order at: Barnes and Noble


Thanks to Danelle at  Sourcebooks we are offering 2 lucky commenters a print copy of “Dylan” by C.H. Admirand. Open to U.S. and Canada residnets only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today January 24 until January 31,2012.


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  1. Hi April! Thanks so much for inviting me today…sorry to be late, but 'm working nose to the grindstone on revisions for my November book –A Wedding in Purity. But I'll be stopping by throughout the day.

    Thanks again!!!
    C.H. Admirand

  2. Hi Bertie – thanks for stopping by! Well you just made my day, I'm delighted that you've enjoyed reading my books. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting today!
    C.H. Admirand

  3. Hi Crystal – I'm glad you think Dylan sounds great. I think I found the perfect heroine for him….she gives him a run for his money…but I can't say anymore without spoiling the ending for you.

    What's not to love about a cowboy?

    Thanks for stopping by!
    C.H. Admirand

  4. You are so welcome. We so enjoy your books. Like you say "who doesn't love a cowboy"…Waiting patiently for your November release.

  5. Great interview! I love me some cowboy and some how I have missed your books. I would love to read them. Cowboy books are my favorite read, so I do try to hit every author that writes them. I have not read your work before but will be looking for your books.

  6. Thank you, April. I'm working like crazy to tweak a few things that my editor has asked me to do. She has amazing vision when it comes to stepping back from the manuscript and looking at it with a fresh perspective.

    Fingers crossed…almost done!

  7. Next after Jesse…which is copyedited and waiting for page proofs…I have a new series that I was asked to write for Sourcebooks–Small Town USA. It's set in Purity, Ohio–which I visited on the way home from Lori Foster's Reader Get Together last year. I took pictures and used the voice-activated tape recorder my darling hubby gave me a few years back to make sure I had as much detail about the area as possible. I've fictionalized the town just a bit, but hope that the residents won't mind too much.

    The trilogy revolves around the Mulcahy sisters who work for their father's handyman company and the men who change their lives. As soon as I finish the revisions, I'm hoping to have a blurb and more info up on my website.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    C.H. Admirand

  8. This sounds like a great story. I would love to read the book. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  9. I loved Tyler and can't wait to read Dylan. I have already on my wish list. Enjoyed your interview C.H. and thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  10. Hi Anita – I had a great time with the interview…thanks to April 🙂 I'm glad you enjoyed the blurb about DYLAN. You should check out the book trailer on my website or youtube. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!
    C.H. Admirand

  11. Hi Heather – I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. It was fun because the questions were different and fun to answer. Especially the question about writing advice I'd received.

    I hope you enjoy reading more from me. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting today!
    C.H. Admirand

  12. Hi Brenda – well you just made my day…it's been a tough one with my mom still in the hospital. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed reading TYLER…I have a soft spot for the oldest brother…but then again there's DYLAN… 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!
    C.H. Admirand

  13. Thanks for the interview – enjoyed learning more about C. H. and her earlier books.
    I have her Cowboys on my list.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi Mary – The interview was fun….now to find out about my deepest,darkest secrets you'd need to meet me in an Irish pub over a pint or two of Guinness. 🙂 I'm delighted my cowboys are on your list.

    thanks for stopping by!
    C.H. Admirand

  15. Hi Maureen – I think Dylan is a great cowboy hero…but so was his brother Tyler…but then again Jesse grabbed me by the heart when he fell in love with Danielle and her itty-bitty pink cowgirl daughter.

    Thanks for visiting!
    C.H. Admirand

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