March 31, 2014

Interview: Katheryn Lane Author of The Texas Cowboy @KatherynLane #RLFblog #western

The Texas Cowboy 

About the Book

Title: The Texas Cowboy
Genre: contemporary cowboy romance, modern western
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the problems.
When Vicky flies into Texas, she immediately falls for the charms of local cowboy, Jack Cassidy. However, her wealthy Dallas cousin, Laura, has other ideas and will do everything she can to steer Vicky away from Jack and into the arms of a rich oilman.
Jack is resigned to living the life of a lonely cowboy whose only female company is his horses--that is, until he meets Vicky. However, Vicky isn't the only person with a claim on his heart. Jack wasn't always alone and his ex is about to make a dramatic comeback.
Every cowboy has a past and this cowboy's past is about to destroy his future.

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Interview with Katheryn Lane

Why did you write this book?
I love Texas and I've been lucky enough to visit it several times. The Texas Cowboy begins with Vicky seeing the cowboy, Jack, for the first time while she's out shopping with her cousin and this opening scene was inspired by something I saw one afternoon in Dallas. I was in Highland Park Village and across the road I saw a cowboy standing outside Hermes, holding one of their trademark boxes. Unlike Vicky, I didn't have the nerve to take a picture of him (I wish I had), and he didn't wink at me, but I did begin to wonder about who he was and who the orange box was for.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love to read a wide range of books, but my favorite has to be romance. I love classic authors, such as Jane Austen and Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet must be one of the greatest love stories of all time - but I also enjoy reading books by more modern romance writers, such as Nora Roberts and Jackie Collins. In addition, ever since I was a little girl I've loved reading fairy tales. I guess my love of romance started with stories like Sleeping Beauty and I have 'borrowed' several ideas from fairy tales for my own books. For example, the first part of my latest sheikh romance, A Bride For The Sheikh, is loosely based on Cinderella.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
That's a difficult question! There are so many wonderful characters in literature that it's like asking me to pick a favorite from a box of chocolates! However, a couple of people do stand out. I love Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Although they are from different eras and places, they are both witty, willful, beautiful women who are willing to stand up for themselves in a male dominated world. At the beginning of each book, they make the wrong choices and decisions, but in the end they discover who they are and what they really want in life.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I'm afraid I don't have much free time to watch TV as most of my time is taken up with work (I'm a high school teacher), looking after my children and writing. However, when I get the chance I do like to go to the cinema and see a good movie. I live in the Middle East, so the cinemas here only show a limited range of films and they're often heavily censored which can sometimes make it hard to follow the plot! However, we get cable and occasionally I'll find the time to watch a great movie on TV. I'm not sure if I have a favorite, but I always love watching anything with Antonio Banderas in it. He was a great sheikh in Day of the Falcon and gorgeous in Zorro. I also love Johnny Depp - so sexy!
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I have several things in the pipeline, including another possible sheikh romance, but the main thing I'm working on at the moment is a potential sequel to The Texas Cowboy. Although I originally wrote The Texas Cowboy as a stand-alone novel, several readers have started to ask me about the hero and heroine's future. I don't think I'd be giving too much away if I said that The Texas Cowboy ends, like all good fairy tales and romance novels, with the hero, Jack, and heroine, Vicky, overcoming the many obstacles that have confronted them and telling each other how much they love each other. As with many romance novels, it's implied that they will get married and live happily ever after. However, readers have been asking about their wedding and if Vicky's rich Dallas cousin will take over their wedding plans. Therefore, I might write a sequel and perhaps call it The Texas Bride.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The Texas Cowboy is my first cowboy romance; most of my other romances have been sheikh romances inspired by what I see and hear where I live in the Middle East. However, like my other novels, The Texas Cowboy has lots of action, unexpected twists and turns, and plenty of heartache, before the hero and heroine end up in each others arms, happily ever after.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the problems.
When Vicky flies into Texas, she immediately falls for the charms of local cowboy, Jack Cassidy. However, her wealthy Dallas cousin, Laura, has other ideas and will do everything she can to steer Vicky away from Jack and into the arms of a rich oilman.
Jack is resigned to living the life of a lonely cowboy whose only female company is his horses--that is, until he meets Vicky. However, Vicky isn't the only person with a claim on his heart. Jack wasn't always alone and his ex is about to make a dramatic comeback.
Every cowboy has a past and this cowboy's past is about to destroy his future.

Author Bio

I'm a wife, teacher, author and mother of two boisterous boys, so most of my days are taken up with finding lost school shoes, getting stuck in traffic and wondering why I always join the queue that doesn't move in the supermarket. However, I try to forget these daily problems (and the fact that I burnt the toast again this morning) by losing myself in a good book and writing novels that give readers a break from everyday life.
Open one of my books and escape on a romantic adventure, because it's easier to buy a book than it is to book an air ticket.
Have a break, read a book!

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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Katheryn-Lane/e/B0056NJRZ0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1389103864&sr=8-2-ent

2 comments:

  1. Excellent interview! Gotta love those cowboys. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! Nothing sexier than a cowboy, except perhaps a sheikh :)

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