Summer’s Desire (Cowboy Seasons #1)
by Kathleen Ball
Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Release Date: July 25, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 51,298 words
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Summer Fitzgerald is a person of interest in the robbery and murder of her former boss. With no resources she is forced to take a job as a nanny. To her surprise the job consists of watching four, almost full grown, cowboys and helping their handsome, older brother Holden O’Leary.
Veterinarian Holden O’Leary moves his family to a Montana ranch for a fresh start. His time is soon consumed rescuing neglected horses and he needs help with his bothers. Despite wishing otherwise, he soon finds that Summer holds his heart.
Will scandals and old secrets keep them from trusting each other or will Summer finally get her desire?
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
Holden opened the door and made a bee line for her. He took her hand in his strong one and led her outside. “We have a tour I believe?”
Summer laughed. “Why, yes. I haven’t seen much of your ranch.”
Holden helped her into the truck and got in on his side. “It could take days to see it all properly.” He gave her a wicked sidelong glance.
Summer lightly punched his shoulder. “We aren’t really going to tour the ranch are we?”
His mouth opened in mock outrage. “I don’t know what you mean.”
“I hope you brought protection.”
Holden laughed deeply. “Of course I did.”
“Come to think of it you had some with you when you came to my room. Do you keep them in your wallet or something?”
Holden laughed even harder. “No, only when I’m around you.”
His answer brightened her day. “So, where are we going first?”
“I figured you’d want to see my cattle.”
“Cattle it is. Hurry, please.”
“Anxious for some cowboy loving?”
Summer smiled. “You know I am!”
Holden turned off the road and headed toward a group of trees. “The hell with the cattle,” he said, parking the truck. “I need to kiss you.”
An Evening with Kathleen:
Q. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A. I’m married and I have one son. He’s a Marine. I live in Texas and I love writing.
Q. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
A. I never quite knew what I wanted to be- eventually I became an accountant
Q. When did you first start writing?
A. Four years ago
Q. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
A. My son had just graduated from highschool, going off to college. I was a stay at home mom at the time and didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. I didn’t realize I wanted to be a writer until I wrote my first page of Texas Haven.
Q. How long does it take you to write a book?
A. A couple months. It depends on how fast the words are flowing.
Q. Where do you get your information and/or ideas for your books?
A. Information- for example how to fix a barbed wire fence- I get from the internet.
Q. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
A. I used to read all the time. I don’t seem to have as much time as I did.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
A. They are all very proud of me. At the beginning they thought it to be a cute hobby, but that didn’t last long.
Q. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating books?
A. There are rules. Who knew- not me. I had a lot of rewriting to do at first.
Q. How did you choose what genre to write in?
A.I love all romance. I moved down to Texas seven years ago and I guess the western culture has rubbed off on me. I love to write about cowboys.
Q. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
A. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I read that book no less than twenty times as a kid. I still have the copy I used to read.
A voracious reader, Kathleen quickly discovered the world of romance novels and she knew she was home. Kathleen wrote her first book four years ago. She was shocked to find out that people liked what she wrote. All of Kathleen’s novels are award winners.
Kathleen lives in Keller, Texas. She moved there from Rochester, New York seven years ago. She is having the time of her life exploring Texas culture and learning to ride horses.
Kathleen is married to her wonderful husband Bruce and they have one son, Steven a Marine.
Kathleen has six published novels. She writes Contemporary Western Romance.
She feels blessed to be supported in her writing by her family and friends.
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