New Cover!!

Hello everyone. I am posting from my phone again so hopefully everything shows up. I’ve been working on my last Built Cowgirl Tough book for awhile. Finally after months of edits, galleys, and tears Rawhide Angel is ready for release. Late last night I received all the final details as well as my gorgeous cover. My last two covers were for books with a different publisher and well, not as sexy as my covers from The Wild Rose Press. So here you all go, all the nitty gritty details as well as the cover !!


Rawhide Angel is scheduled to release 1/27/2012 for a steal at 2.99!!


With her father’s gambling debts about to ruin the family ranch, Saige Thomely is determined to do whatever or whomever it takes to cover the debts. Unfortunately for her, one man is a sure bet, the one cowboy she’s tried to ignore for six months. The same cowboy who makes her body and heart flame to life with each look. Saige is prepared to offer herself in exchange for the money to cover the debts, but what she’s not prepared for is losing her damaged heart to another cowboy. Night after night, for half a year, Chet Haskins has dreamed of having the blonde and sexy as sin Saige Thomely in his bed, writhing under him. At long last his dreams might become reality, only Chet’s heart wants more than just a few nights of steamy sex. But will the ghost of past relationships come between them? Or can Chet show the passionate Saige he’s truly the one to save her ranch and her heart?


Moonday’s Heroic Hunk: King Edward I, the Hammer of the Scots

Our Heroic Hunk in History today had two sobriquets “Long Shanks” and “Hammer of the Scots.” But first, congrats to Sizzler Sayde Grace who is celebrating her first week as a published author with Riding Double. If you like cowboys and a hot read, check out Bo and Chet in Riding Double at The Wilder Rose Press.

King Edward I who was born in 1239 was probably one of the most successful of the medieval kings of England. He was feared and revered by his subjects as the ideal king. His temperamental nature and for then great size (6’ 2”) added to his reputation.

He restored royal authority after the reign of Henry III, established parliament as a permanent institution which created a functional system for raising taxes, and reformed England’s law through statutes. The Statute of Gloucester (1278) curbed the expansion of large private holdings and established the principle that all private franchises were delegated by, and subordinate to, the crown. This refinement of law and justice had important consequences in decreasing feudal practice. The nobles rebelled in the Baron’s War which was led by Simon Montfort (Rita’s note: a personal favorite of mine) who ended up cruelly butchered on the field at the Battle of Evesham in 1265. Edward also conquered Wales, ending forever its autonomy. One of the most shameful acts of his reign was the persecution and expulsion of the Jewish people from England.

When he was fourteen he married Eleanor of Castille who was twelve in 1254.   (Pictured together in contemporaneous tapestry and separately in an artist’s representation and by a reenactor) The following year she presented Edward with the first of their sixteen children, only six of whom lived to adulthood. When Eleanor died in 1290, his grief was so profound that he commissioned crosses (as in Charing Cross in London) to be built at each of the overnight stops her funeral procession made on its way to her burial in Westminster Abbey. He later contracted a political marriage with Margaret of France and had three more children with her.

Edward is probably best known for his war with Scotland. He involved himself in Scottish politics when the Scotland’s throne became vacant on the death of the Maid of Norway. He sided with John Balliol against Robert Bruce but attempted to make Scotland bow to English rule. During one of his attacks he captured the Stone of Destiny (the coronation stone for Scotland’s kings for centuries) and carried it to England. William Wallace (next week’s Heroic Hunk) was a hero of the rebellion against Edward. Robert Bruce (grandson of the Robert mentioned above) defeated Edward’s forces at Bannockburn in 1306 and became Kind of Scotland. Edward died in 1307 on his way to attack Bruce in Scotland. His only surviving son by Queen Eleanor, Edward II, was a disappointing successor—more on him next week or perhaps the week after. Until next Moonday, Rita VF

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.

Sex Sales, Yes or No???

Hello everyone! Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted and I’m ashamed to admit that! But on a positive note, I have many good reasons to why I haven’t been able to post.  My recent absence was caused because I received a few requests for two of my manuscripts. After I got those three requests done I sent out “feelers” to other publishing houses. All I can say is WOW!

In the last two weeks I’ve sent my erotic romance to Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Loose ID, Kensington, and Scarlet Rose. Today I am proud to say that each publishing house has either a partial or full of Ride Em’ Cowgirl which is the first of my three book series entitle “Built Cowgirl Tough”.

So after querying three manuscripts which ranged from romantic suspense to paranormal suspense I’m finally starting to see success with my writing. Does this mean everything before this book was junk or simply that sex sales? Tell me your opinions?

Happy Holidays to everyone and I had a fantastic time at the party.

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