Barbara White Daille author of The Cowboy's Little Surprise answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny U.S. Southwest, where they don’t mind the lizards in their front yard but could do without the scorpions in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a novelist since eighth grade, Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post Hotel series, The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, debuts in April 2015, followed by A Rancher of Her Own in July and an as-yet-untitled book in December.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romance, romantic suspense, mystery. Sometimes YA. Whatever it is, I like something with a romantic relationship in it.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Pot roast with carrots, potatoes, onions, and brown gravy, with plenty of everything for leftovers. Yum!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Really, Alaskan King crab legs, but since they're pricey, I only do that if we're celebrating something special. On a regular night out, anything Italian—lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells. A salad on the side. A full bread basket with warm olive oil and herbs. My only regret is most Italian restaurants don't serve brownies or chocolate cake!
Describe the perfect vacation.
A condo near a beach, where we could take long walks at night, view the stars and listen to the surf. Nearby, there would have to be good restaurants, an ice cream parlor, and a shop that sold decadent chocolate desserts. And of course, I'd have to have access to many quiet, comfortable spots where I could curl up with a book.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My favorite toy was a book. I don't mean to "cheat," but I wasn't into much of anything else. I spent all my free time reading—and wish I could still do that now. A book was always at the top of my list when anyone asked what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas, and I loved loved LOVED getting the next Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden in the series.
About the Book
Title The Cowboy's Little Surprise
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Cowboy's Little Surprise by Barbara White Daille
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake—and his own.
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