Wild Western Week: Guest Post with @YlettePearson Her Bareback Cowboys~ @Totally_Bound

I’m on All I want and More Books today. Have a look and tell me what you think.

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Transplanting Texan Cowboys by Ylette Pearson

The word cowboys always invoke pictures of handsome hunks riding into the sunset in a cloud of dust somewhere in the United States of America. The two cowboys in Her Bareback Cowboys are no exception. They’re handsome, sexy and comfortable in their own skins. With their natural confidence exacerbated by the fact that they originate from Texas, I just had to take Wade Randall and Maverick Green out of their comfort zone.

South Africa is the last country where you’d expect to find true Texan cowboys and therefore it was the ideal setting to make our handsome boys a little uncomfortable. Plucked from mid-summer in Texas…

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And the Winners Are …

The Valentines Day Blog Hop has come to an end and all that remains is to announce the winners.

And the winners are:

Just note – we only had four comments overall. With the help of random.org, the organizer has grouped the books into pairs and randomly chosen the winners too. Here they are:

$20 Amazon Voucher —Galinda Barefoot (I’ll try to contact her.)
Dragonfly Moments and Dead of the Night – Christy Dunkin (www.facebook.com/christinedunkin)
Taking Pleasure Seriously and Broken Destiny – Amy Bowens (amybowens34@yahoo.com)
Harcourt’s Mountain and Brent’s Law – Sumi Singh. (don’t have a contact for her.)

Congratulations to everyone that participated and won. I sincerely hope you will enjoy the prizes you receive.

Until next time.

Ultimate Book Tag

I was tagged by Kathy over at Kathy Bosman—Romance Author to fill out the Ultimate Book Tagquestionnaire.

I tag Rae Rivers, Zee Monodee and anyone else that wishes to participate.

 

Do you get sick while reading in the car?

As I child, reading in the back seat of the car was no problem. Adulthood, has however, brought on severe bouts of sickness when I look away from the road for even a short time. So, no reading in the car for me.

 

Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

To me, every author has an unique voice. Some I enjoy, others I don’t. As I read a lot of books, I can’t single out any one author that to me stands out.

 

Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter wins hands down. Though I must confess of reading the Harry Potter series and watching the movies while only watching the Twilight Saga movies. In my opinion the Harry Potter series showed more character growth than the Twilight Saga. The Harry Potter series contains some lighthearted fun fantasy elements that I found lacking in the more serious Twilight Saga.

 

Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

Nope, but I do have a handbag big enough to conceal a small elephant and leave room for my Kindle.

 

Do you smell your books?

Who doesn’t? Nothing beats the smell of a book when opened for the first time or one with yellowing pages that you have to handle with extreme care.

 

Books with or without little illustrations?

I’m not overly fond of illustrated books except when it’s children’s fiction.

 

What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)

None, if I liked a book nothing would change my mind about it. When you love a book, you love the whole of it, including the writing style, the writer’s voice and the story.

 

Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Being an only child for more than a decade and learning to read before I turned five years old contributed to me landing in hot water several times. I would become so engrossed in the book I was reading that my parents could call me at the top of their voices and I wouldn’t hear. Needless to say, I became very good at thinking up excuses of why I ignored them for fear that they would take my book away.

 

What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

Practical Wildlife Photography by Daryl Balour

 

What is the thickest book on your shelf?

The New Illustrated Oxford Dictionary

 

Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

Yes, I write erotic romances and sedate romances (in Afrikaans). If you write stories down, you are an author.

 

When did you get into reading?

As I stated above, I could read before the age of five thanks to the wonderful attention I received from my parents. They always encouraged me to read and expand my horizons as we moved around a lot and that making new friends every couple of months, became too tiresome. Books quickly filled that void in my life.

 

What is your favorite classic book?

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

 

In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

No. I was good at Language Studies, but my best subjects were actually mathematics and science.

 

If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

Receiving a book as a present is always special to me, because only people that love me for who and what I am, tend to give such presents. Even if I’d hated the book when I’d read it before, I would accept the gift with gratitude. It’s the thought that counts more than the physical gift.

 

What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Book One in the Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck

The Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck. These books has the potential to become international bestsellers.

 

What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

I get sidetracked easily while researching material for blogposts and end up spending too much time reading unrelated material.

 

What is your favorite word?

I love words to much to single out one word. (Probably because I usually can’t find the exact one I’m looking for when I get excited.)

 

Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Definitely a nerd.

 

Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Fairies. They’re mystical, magical, fun and usually friendly. Do I need to say more?

 

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Angels. A good angel doing naughty things holds too much appeal to ignore.

 

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves! Spirits freak me out a bit….

 

Zombies or Vampires?

Vampires!

 

Love Triangle or Forbidden Love

Depending on the plot, I like both scenario’s.

 

AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed novels with a few (or a lot of) love scenes mixed in are irresistible.

 

Don’t forget to pop on over to Kathy’s blog to see how she’d answered the questions.

Brent’s Law Book Trailer

After struggling for a while, I finally managed a first attempt at a book trailer. As you all know, Brent’s Law is a cougar romance set in sunny South Africa. Have a peek and tell me what you think.

Brent’s Law by Ylette Pearson, Book Trailer

Brent’s Law is available at Amazon, Kobo books, Totally Bound and various other online retailers.

ROSA: Excerpt Sunday—Brent’s Law

Today I’m on the ROSA blog with an excerpt from Brent’s Law. Sometimes the setting of a story adds a great deal to the advancement of the romance. Take a look at the exclusive snippet from the book and tell me what you think.

ROSA: Excerpt Sunday—Brent’s Law: A couple of weeks ago, fellow author Kathleen Bosman provided us with some great tips about setting your books in Africa. Brent’s Law ha…

Review of Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart

Coffee and CockpitsCoffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first time I awarded 5 stars to a book written in the first person. At first, I was skeptical about finishing the book, but it took the author three pages (my limit is ten pages then I give up)to hook me completely and make me finish the book.

Without adding a spoiler, this was well written, the plot satisfactory with enough twists and turns to make you want to read just one more page and the romance believable enough to have me rooting for the characters form the first couple of pages.

It is a must-read for all lovers of romantic fiction.

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