Badurday Riding Double Edition

Welcome to Badurday- the Riding Double Edition.  Today’s guest is our own Sayde Grace.  Her first short novel came out yesterday from the Wild Rose Press.  This is the first of a three part series. How exciting for her to be able to tell three tales that will each be a stand alone romance but have some of the same characters.  We’ll be able to revisit old friends as we meet new ones in her three stories.   But lest we get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about Riding Double

SFCATTY: Tell us how the title of your story came about:

 SAYDE GRACE: Well it wasn’t what I had in mind, that’s for sure. Yet it fits meeting all the things you need to know about the book. I had originally named this book Ride Em’ Cowgirl but there was already one Ride Em’ book published through the Wild Rose Press so my editor came up with Riding Double.

 SFCATTY:  I like both titles but the one that made it to the cover seems perfect for the story.

 What’s your heroine’s name and occupation?

 SAYDE GRACEWilliminaBillieAtwater is the heroine who owns a rodeo stock company. Billie opened Atwater Buck Out with her brother Jake and his best friend Bo Bennett.

 SFCATTY: Your story has two men: Tell us a little about each of them:

 SAYDE GRACE: The hero is bull rider and Billie’s ex-fiancé Bo Bennett. Bo has loved Billie his entire life but after he caused the accident which took her brother’s life, she can’t get past it but Bo can’t get over her. He’ll do anything to get her back even being in a ménage a trois.                                                                    

Chet Haskins, bull rider and traveling partner of Bo, is the first man since leaving Bo that Billie feels anything for. He’s hot, funny, and interested, very interested. His appearance not only reminds her of Bo but his charm brings back feelings of love that she’d buried or thought she had. But Chet isn’t Bo, yet he’s too charming to turn down.

 SFCATTY: Since my day here on the Sizzler Blog is all about bad boys, which of the men in your story is the most wicked and why?

 SAYDE GRACE: Chet Haskins is the bad boy of this book. He’s a rich senator’s son who enjoys bull riding and spending money on women and beer. Chet knows Bo and Billie are in love yet can’t be together so he’s willing to take one for the team to bring them closer. He’s hot and knows he’s hot using everything in his arsenal to get what he wants. Chet’s story is told in the third book of the Cowgirl Tough series where he hires Billie’s best friend to be his “love slave”.

This is Chet:   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SFCATTY: Wow – I think Chet fits into Badurday quite nicely.  Thanks for the yummy picture!

Tell us the date of your release and where we can buy it.

 SAYDE GRACE:   Riding Double is now for sale at The Wild Rose Press imprint The Wilder Rose Press. Or click any link on this page to take you right to it.  

SFCATTY: Tell us how we can win a copy of your book.  

SAYDE GRACE: I am going to give one digital copy of Riding Double to one of our lucky readers. So leave a comment and on my day Tuesday I’ll announce the winner! YAY, and thanks so much to all my sizzlers who support me and to my other many friends I’ve made! 

SFCATTY: Thanks for a great interview Sayde and we are looking forward to what’s next for you.

Coming Attractions

We are thrilled to announce an  upcoming guest blogger.   Cat Johnson will be here with us on the 25th of February to discuss her new release.    Sayde Grace recommended her to us because of the “cowboy connection,” so those of you who love cowboys, hang on to your spurs.  She’s coming soon  (get your minds out of the gutter!).

If you can’t wait, whet your appetite for some Western hunks at Cat’s website:

http://www.catjohnson.net/

Sayde’s Cowboy of Last Week

All right, I know I missed posting last weeks cowboy! Sorry! I didn’t get to honor him the way I normally do but I’ll go ahead and tell you guys it was Brian Canter! He’s too cute and I’ll continue to post info and pictures of him this week.

Today though I’d like to discuss contests and something from the Kelly Stone interview. Here’s the excerpt from the post:

 SS: Now, in reading the book, I found out about this “Anti-writer”. Can you tell our readers what it is, and how do we avoid it?

 Kelly: The anti-writer is in the preconscious, which is between the subconscious and conscious minds. It can actually thwart your goals at becoming a successful writer unless you control it. It manifests in the form of thoughts and feelings of negativity related to your abilities as a writer. One way to combat it is by keeping a notebook and writing down all negative thoughts you have about your abilities as a writer.

Write down all the ways you sabotage your own writing efforts–maybe you set aside time to write but when you get to your desk, you consistently draw a blank and don’t write anything, and never get a manuscript finished.  That’s your Anti-Writer™ at work.

After you have identified patterns of your Anti-Writer™, create on index cards countering statements to your Anti-Writer™ thoughts. For example, if something you think a lot is, “I never have time to write,” a countering statement can be,  “I know there is time in my day to write, and I will find it.”

 

Okay, so as I’m getting my entry ready for The Linda Howard Contest I’m trying to fight off my “anti writer”. But I’m having a hard time. After reading the interview have you gained new perspective or found new ways to fight off that part of you? Let me know I’m working on drowning mine!

 BRIAN CANTER ladies and gentlemen:
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Isn’t he pretty!

Sayde’s Cowboy Eye Candy Tidbit 9/24

Today’s Tidbit is an easy one, someone should guess my cowboy today.

He was the 2008 PBR World Champion!

Now for the photo:

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Oh my poor baby! I will come help you up, and make you feel better!

Okay, Now my question for my writers:

When you write your query, how many drafts do you go through?

A friend of mine just made her “hundredth” draft and I’m on my thrid for the book I’m querying. I am obsessive too. If the query isn’t just the way I want it I get thrown off, I start debating whether the book is good enough, I mean If I can’t write two good paragraphs then surely that means the entire book sucks.

Do you get these thoughts? Does the query process drive you absolutely mad?

 

Remember to leave a comment and I’ll enter you in the drawing for tomorrow. I draw for a FREE book at 10pm.

Sayde’s Cowboy Eye Candy Tidbit

Sad to say, but yes last week was a bit off for me. And I know you all are wondering what is “off” for me, well the flu! Hell, there were days last week I thought for sure someone had staked me on hwy 31 and let a truck run me over! It’s was horrible!

But I’m back and as promised I’m keeping with my foreign men, well they’re Americans now. I just love a hot South American man. This weeks cowboy, reins supreme in the PBR and he reminds me of one of my old friends from Texas, even the right age and all. I’m wondering if Tomaz changed his name!

Anyhow, heres the tidbit:

This South American BullRider lives just minutes away from one of my favorite places in the world: Fort Worth, Texas. One more reason for me to move out there! He’s married(hey, I can always admire from a distance), and get this born 1, yes 1, day after me. Now really, thats got to be a sign! So if you know my DOB then ya know his too! He joined the PBR in 1999, and since then has won the astounding amount 3,141,694.00.

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NOW MY WRITING QUESTION:

Alright everyone, what do you do when all your critique partners LOVE your book, writing style, and ideas but the agents don’t. How do you entice both your readers and editors and agents to continue reading and wanting more?

And yes, I showed this week’s cowboy early, but damn what a picture! Now go forth and research. Leave a comment and I’ll enter you in the drawing for Friday. All those who left comments last week will be entered this week as well.

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