The Double D Ranch Tales

The Double D Ranch Tales ~ Fictional tales set on a fictional ranch and other locales in southern Nevada. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. ~ Happy Reading!

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Look At Stephanie Berget & 'Sugarwater Ranch' ( @StephanieBerget @evernightpub #MM )

Today we have author Stephanie Berget visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Stephanie Berget was born loving horses and found her way to rodeo when she married her own, hot cowboy. She and her husband traveled throughout the Northwest while she ran barrels and her cowboy rode bucking horses. She started writing to put a realistic view of rodeo and ranching into western romance. Stephanie and her husband live on a farm, located along the Oregon/Idaho border. They raise hay, horses and cattle, with the help of Dizzy Dottie, the Border Collie and Big Al, team roping horse extraordinaire.

What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
* Sugarwater Ranch. It’s the first in my Salt Creek Cowboys series.

How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
* In the first story I ever wrote, the heroine’s brother had a bit part. He was a party animal and caused her no small amount of trouble. Sean intrigued me and made me laugh. I wanted to see what his story was, and if there was any way he could redeem himself.

Describe the hero in five words.
* Fun-loving, determined, reckless, authentic, straight-forward

Describe the heroine in five words.
* Reliable, kind, family-oriented, honest, conservative

Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
* My favorite character is Sean. He’s tough, parties a little too much (or a lot too much) and thinks he was put on this earth to ride bulls. He’s got his life all figured out until he meets Catherine. However, Junior, Catherine’s cousin comes in a close second. He’s not very book smart, but he’s got a second sense about people and sees things others don’t.

What's your favorite line in the story?
* There, in the buff, was one of the nicest butts she'd ever had the privilege of ogling.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Sean O’Connell’s life is perfect, or it was until his partying lifestyle affected his bull riding. Now he’s ended the season too broke to leave the Northwest for the warm southern rodeos. When a wild night with his buddies gets out of hand, he wakes up naked, staring into the angry eyes of a strange woman. His infallible O’Connell charm gets him nowhere with the dark-haired beauty. It’s obvious she’s not his usual good-time girl, so why can’t he forget her?
* Bar-manager Catherine Silvera finds a waterlogged, unconscious cowboy freezing to death in front of the Sugarwater Bar. She saves his life--then runs faster than a jackrabbit with a coyote on its tail. Any man who makes his living rodeoing is bad news, especially if he thinks partying is part of the competition. He’s everything she doesn’t want in a man, so why can’t she shake her attraction to the rugged cowboy?

~ Excerpt ~
* Catherine glanced at him. “You’re nice people. You just hide it well.” The giggle burst out of her.
* Sean had never heard her giggle. She didn’t seem like the giggling type of woman. Then he realized what she’d said.
* “I hide it well? And I suppose you can see right through me to the warm chocolaty core?” She giggled again then laughed outright. And laughter looked very good on Catherine Silvera.
* “Chocolaty core. Good description. I just need to lick through the hard sugar shell.”
* Oh hell, the mental image just about blew him out of his boots. He grabbed her and pulled her between the buildings to a private spot.
* “So you’re going to lick through the sugar shell?” It was his turn to laugh as he watched the blush spread up her neck and across her cheeks.
* “I didn’t mean... You dirty-minded old man.” Even though she was blushing, she smiled.
* “You’d better get started if you want to get to the chocolate tonight.” His mouth closed on hers. She pressed against him and slipped her tongue into his mouth. She’s taking me seriously was his last thought before his brain scrambled.

Buy Sugarwater Ranch here:
Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Bookstrand | All Romance eBooks

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Thank you for joining us here today, Stephanie! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for inviting me to the Double D Ranch. Sean and Catherine thank you too. They are always up for a trip to the ranch.