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Sierra Dafoe, and a Giveaway of The Boys Back Home
Friday, April 10th, 2009

For those of you who haven’t met this weekend’s Daring Time Contest guest author, you are in for a real treat. Sierra Dafoe is an award-winnng author and genuinely nice lady, and she’s here to chat with us! Leave her a comment or question, and your name will go in the pot to win a free download of The Boys Back Home.

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She could never choose between them…until they both chose her.

Even as a young girl, Cassie Jordan knew the rules: one man, one woman. Especially in rural Idaho. But how can she choose between blond, kind-hearted Kyle Watson and dark, sensuous Alan Caine?

She can’t. Not even when she discovers the two handsome cowboys in bed together and is convinced that neither of them cares for her at all. That discovery sends her running all the way to Chicago and into the arms of another man. Now, with her wedding fast approaching, it’s time to return to Preacher’s Bend to sort out her tangled emotions.

Now that Cassie’s back in town, Kyle and Alan are determined to do whatever it takes to keep her there. As far as they’re concerned, there’s only one place on earth Cassie belongs — in their arms.

Reviews

2008 CAPA nominee: Best Contemporary Erotic Romance!

2008 Love Romances Cafe winner: Best Western!

An All Romance eBooks bestseller!

5 Stars! “Sierra Dafoe has made me a believer. I loved The Boys Back Home… I absolutely recommend it as one of this summer’s must reads!”
— Just Erotic Romance Reviews

5 Hearts! “Skillfully blending emotions that are engaging, highly sensual, unconditionally loving, and heart-wrenching…” — TRS

4 1/2 Hearts! “Sierra Dafoe has definitely won over many readers with her warmhearted, tender storylines. Cassie, Kyle and Alan’s unique relationship fascinated me…” — Romance Junkies

4 Angels! “Ms. Dafoe has created an interesting story about learning that sometimes the past wasn’t what you thought it was… [I]t is obvious that there is more to the situation than meets the eye, but can Cassie, Kyle and Alan find a way through the misunderstandings and hurt feelings?” — Fallen Angels

The Boys Back Home
M/M/F menage romance
Publisher: Samhain
Format: eBook
Length: Novella
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Excerpt

“I was real sorry about your mom, Cassie. I wanted to say something at the funeral, but you left so quickly…”

Bea’s voice trailed off inquisitively, and Cassie grimaced to herself. So let her think that’s why you left town, Cass. It’s better that way. But as heartbroken as she’d been by her mother’s death, that wasn’t what had driven her, running like a scared rabbit, all the way from Preacher’s Bend to the windy streets of Chicago and into Richard’s arms.

Aloud, she replied, “I know. I’m sorry. I just had to get away for a while.”

Bea nodded sagely. “I felt the same way when my mom passed on. Felt like my whole world was falling to pieces. But you’re back now,” she added with a last, satisfied nod. “Back where you belong. You’ve been missed around here, Cassie Jordan.”

Cassie shifted uncomfortably at her words, both wanting and afraid to ask who, exactly, had missed her. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she was terrified of hearing their names.

Not his. Their. And that was the whole problem, wasn’t it?

Even the unflappable Meredith Jordan had never had a solution for that dilemma. Cassie felt tears sting her eyes as she remembered the endless reassurances her mother had tendered over the years — reassurances which had never helped in the least. It’s just a phase, Cassie. Why, I used to fall in love with near about every boy I saw… You’re young yet, there’s no shame in not knowing what you want… Don’t worry, sweetie, someday you’ll meet a man who…

A man. Always a man. She sighed, thinking of the engagement ring hidden in her coat pocket, and lifted the coffee mug to her lips.

Then the bell above the doorway jingled, and Cassie froze.

Suddenly, her heart was thudding like a jackhammer in her chest. She heard heavy footsteps approach, pause behind her… God, Cassie, get a grip! she told herself sternly. It’s probably just old Mr. Hawley, or Mr. Tennant, or hell, it could be anybody.

It wasn’t.

“Afternoon, Bea. You got any of that coffee to go?”

That warm, rumbling baritone voice could belong to only one person on earth. Cassie’s fingers shook so badly she could barely put the mug back down, and she hunched her shoulders, desperately wishing she could sink into the floor and disappear.

“Oh, I think we could manage something.” There was an anticipatory gleam in Bea’s eyes. “One today, or two?”

“Two.”

Bea filled two Styrofoam cups, held them out and rang up the sale, and then, then, just as Cassie could feel him turning away and was beginning to consider letting herself sigh in relief…

“Kyle Watson,” Bea said sternly, “aren’t you even going to say hello to Cassie?”

Thump. Something hit the floor, followed immediately by a pained oath. “Shit! Damn! Hell, that stings.”

Cassie glanced over her shoulder to see coffee splattered across the floor and Kyle Watson, his broad shoulders hunched beneath his worn sheepskin jacket, glaring at Bea from under the rim of his Stetson as he sucked the back of his hand. “Dammit, Bea! You did that on purpose.”

Bea laughed. “I’ll get you another.”

Kyle scrubbed futilely at the sleeve of his coat while Bea poured him a fresh cup of coffee, and Cassie, her heart pounding, held herself rigid on the stool, trying so hard not to think of the last time she’d seen him…

“You know, Kyle, since you’re going that way, maybe you’d give Cassie a ride out to her place. It’s a powerful long walk.”

Damn you, Bea.

Cassie could feel the blood rising to her cheeks as Kyle turned, smiling, and then there was no place to hide, no place to look except up into eyes so light a blue they were almost silver, piercing her straight to the bone. He tilted back his Stetson, his face spreading into a grin that was so easy, so familiar, it seemed to melt away the years as if they’d never happened at all.

“‘Course I will. Hello, Cass.”

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Sierra’s Interview

BK: Welcome Sierra! Your steamy romances have garnered you a legion of loyal readers and fans. What makes your books stand out in the realms of erotic romance and romance?

SD: Oh gosh! My mom always taught me to be modest. This is hard!

I guess if there’s one thing I always strive for, it’s to write a story I believe. Whether it’s about lions or cowboys or shape-shifting dragons, I have to be able to believe it before I can ask my readers to.

And heroes! Yummy heroes that I fall in love with — once again, if they can’t sweep me off my feet, how can I expect anyone else to get swept away?

BK: Very true, Sierra! I recently heard that you signed with the Knight Agency and your dream agent! Congrats! Tell us about that journey.

SD: Thanks so much, Beth! To say it’s been exciting is an incredible understatement. Nephele Tempest is a wonderful agent, very responsive and insightful and supportive.

BK: I’ve been working for the past year, on and off, on a series — or at least I got the original idea for it about fourteen months ago, and have spent a lot of time in between novellas fleshing the world out, starting to build the stories, seeing how it all connects. I’d sent Nephele the partial of the first book (which, as I worked on the world more, I realized was the second book) and we talked a lot about it by phone. Then I sent her a big chunk of the “new” first book, and she decided she wanted to keep me.

BK: What’s in the works for you?

SD: Well, the above series, which I wish SO BAD I could talk about more! Since we’re getting it all shiny and ready for submissions, I’m gonna play it close to the chest, though. The best way to get inside glimpses as things progress is to join my yahoogroup and sign up for my newsletter at sierradafoe.com.

Those are also the best way to hear about my contests, new releases, new contracts, and works in progress — and there are a few works in progress in addition to the series, including a follow-up to The Boys Back Home.

More hot yummy cowboys, yay!!!

BK: Something to cheer about, to be sure! What’s the biggest compliment you ever received about one of your books?

SD: Wow. Um. I don’t know — I get so knocked out sometimes by the way a reader responds to a book. It’s the best feeling there is! Theresa (from the Samhain loop) made me this great little quiltlet because she loved The Boys Back Home so much — that was amazing, the day I opened my mail to find that! It made me cry.

There’s a picture of it on my blog.
So I’d call getting that a pretty huge compliment! It made me feel awfully good.

BK: I’ll bet, Sierra. 🙂 If you could time travel to anytime, where would you go and why?

SD: This is one of the best things about being a writer — I don’t have to pick, lol! But honestly, if I could, I’d sneak forward in time about 10 years and see if I had grandkids yet — or maybe sneak forward 50 and see if I had great-grandkids!

BK: Great answer, Si. Thanks so much for joining us at the Daring Time Contest and good luck with future projects!

28 comments to “Sierra Dafoe, and a Giveaway of The Boys Back Home”

  1. Lea
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Hi Sierra:

    I have to say it is wonderful to be introduced to new authors through Beth’s wonderful contest. “The Boys Back Home”, sounds and the excerpt you provided reads like a wonderful book.

    Menage love stories are one of my favorite themes in an erotic romance. I will certainly add it to my list and look forward to the read!

    I get the impression western romance is the primary sub-genre you write?

    Best Regards
    Lea 😀



  2. Blanche
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 7:09 pm · Link

    Hi Sierra!!

    I have to totally agree with Lea here…..it is so neat to “discover” new authors and for me there isn’t anything much better than a cowboy and 2….well that’s a fantastic bonus!! This books sounds wonderful!!

    Great interview! 🙂



  3. Fiona Jayde
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 7:09 pm · Link

    HI Sie!!!! OR OR ORRRRR!!!!!! (LOL – I’ll let Sie explain that one)



  4. Lynda
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm · Link

    I’ve already got The Boys Back Home and just wanted to let everyone know it’s a great book! Congrats to the winner in advance – you’re going to love it.



  5. Sierra
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Heya Beth! Thanks so much for having me over — and what a great gear up to the release of Daring Time! It’s a treat to get a chance to come play, and I’ll be stopping in tomorrow, too.

    FI! OR OR ORRRRRR!!! (ya know, someday someone’s gonna ask us to explain that) 😀 Great interview, hon!

    Hi Lea! It is really neat to discover new authors — ironically enough, I get turned on to a lot of great new authors by my readers, which works out wonderfully. I give them stories to read, they give me stories to read… Hee!

    Actually, I started out writing mostly paranormal romance and shapeshifters (okay, actually, my first series was futuristic with a lot of m/m and m/f/m) — it’s only recently with The Boys Back Home, Built to Last, and The Mighty Flynn that I’ve started writing contemporary, and I’m loving it!

    I’ve always had a thing for cowboys (happy sigh!) so it was great to get to write a contemporary western menage — not all of my books are menages, but a pretty hefty percentage of ’em seem to be :mrgreen:

    You can check out more titles and excerpts here, if you’d like!

    Blanche, I couldn’t help it — I just couldn’t choose between them, lol!

    Sierra (((wubs))) Lynda — hiya lady!

    And hi Sandy! Thanks so much, and thank you for stopping by!



  6. Sandy M
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Oh, my! Oh, my! This story sounds terrific! Love the excerpt. Congrats, Sierra!



  7. Mari
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Hi Sierra,

    It’s such a pleasure to meet you! I’m so glad Beth invited you to come chat with us. I wasn’t able to get here before now. My internet was being persnickety this evening. Your story sound fabulous! Congratulations.

    Mari



  8. Fedora
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      · April 10th, 2009 at 11:03 pm · Link

    Hi, Sierra! Sorry to have missed your chat earlier! But cowboys–yum! 😀

    Uh, care to explain that little exchange with Fi? 😉



  9. Kaz
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 12:04 am · Link

    Heya Sie!

    I’m raring to read this!

    I’m glad you couldn’t choose between them 😆



  10. blodeuedd
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 12:53 am · Link

    Sounds steamy, mmm cowboys 😉

    Sneak peak into the future sounds nice, I’d like that too.



  11. Cindy W
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 4:55 am · Link

    I’d love to win that book!



  12. Beverly G
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 5:49 am · Link

    ok explain the or or lmao awesome excerp hun i deff love your work i think i have told you in ur loop often lol if not i should great work cant wait to read it



  13. Nancy Gilliland
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 8:47 am · Link

    Hi Sierra,
    Yesterday was fun, and I got a whole bunch more to add to my TBB list. I love your work, and want to keep adding to my “elibrary” as often as possible. Don’t ever quit giving us the pure enjoyment you give. Thanks for all your tales.
    Nancy



  14. Sierra
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 9:55 am · Link

    Hi everybody! Yes, I am just waking back up — I seem to have become nocturnal again; I was up till dawn writing. LOL!

    Mari, and Kaz, thank you! I had a lot of fun with this book 🙂

    Fedora, and Beverly, okay. I’ll confess the deal. You see, Fi and I both have, as Dustin Hoffman put it in the movie Tootsie, a “little mustache problem”. LOL! So what else is known for having mustaches? (well, kinda) Walruses. And what kind of noise do walruses make? They go OR OR ORRRRR!!! Thus the origination of our traditional greeting to one another — we’re the Walrus Sisters 🙂

    Blodeuedd, I’ll give you guys a little sneak peek into the future on the series, too, and tell you it has cats. Big cats. Big, yummy, hunky cats… Details coming soon!

    Heya Nancy! Thanks so much! Yesterday was a lot of fun.

    And Cindy, good luck!

    Any more questions? I’ll check back later to find out — happy Saturday, everyone!



  15. Sierra
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 9:57 am · Link

    Hiya Jody! Thanks so much! You can find out more about me at sierradafoe.com — stop on by!

    — Sierra



  16. Jody F.
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 9:33 am · Link

    I’m so excited to be introduced to a new author! The excerpt sounds so good and to have two hot guys to choose from…woo-wee!



  17. Cathy M
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 11:36 am · Link

    Hi Sierra, love the storyline, and I can’t believe I haven’t read The Boys Back Home yet. So definitely throw my name in the hat.



  18. Maija P.
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Oh, your book sounds exactly my kind of thing 😉 Like Cathy said before me, I love that storyline!
    I visited your website and was happy to see there are some dragon and scifi/futuristic books… I have to read those back blurbs very soon!



  19. RachieG
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm · Link

    The story sounds so different than what I’m used to reading! Sounds super good though! I’m off to your website to read more about you 🙂



  20. Danielle
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Hi Sierra,

    The Boys Back Home sounds very interesting.

    Have A Happy Easter!!!



  21. Fiona Jayde
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Sie – you finally spilled the beans huh? LOL!



  22. Sierra
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Hiya Cathy! It’s good to see you!

    Maija, thanks so much for stopping by my website — there’s author interviews, excerpts, all kinds of fun stuff!

    Rachie, menage was definitely a discovery for me — it’s really neat getting to play with the emotional dynamics of three people, all of whom care about each other.

    Hiya Danielle! Happy Easter to you, too!

    Yeah, Fi — I figured it was time to cough up the goods, hee! Do you still wubs me? :p

    Afshan, thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yeah, it’s been an exciting time, I have to admit — and I like your idea on the cheat sheet, lol!

    — Sierra



  23. Afshan N
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Hey Sierra!!
    The Boys Back Home sounds great!!
    I’m Officially a new fan just after the blurb 😀
    It’s definitely going on my tbr list.
    And also Congrats!! Sounds like your definitely in the zone!

    It would be cool to get a little peek to see my life 10 years from now, and make a lil cheat sheet to help me out along the way
    😉
    ~Afshan



  24. SHARON BAKER
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      · April 11th, 2009 at 9:36 pm · Link

    LOVE YOUR BOOKS.
    KEEP THEM COMING.



  25. Carol L.
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      · April 12th, 2009 at 4:12 am · Link

    😀 Hi Sierra.
    Happy Easter. I just want to tell you your excerpt for Boys Back Home is going to be a definite read for me. I loved it ! A great tease and now I have to read it all.
    Congrats on getting your dream agent. 🙂
    Carol L.



  26. Fedora
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      · April 12th, 2009 at 4:19 pm · Link

    LOL, Sie and Fi! Love the story, and much love to both of you Walrus Sisters!



  27. Sierra
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      · April 12th, 2009 at 7:57 pm · Link

    Hee, Fedora! Yeah, it’s weird the things women find to bond over :p

    Everybody, thank you so much! Beth, I had a great time — thanks for inviting me!



  28. Beth Kery
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      · April 12th, 2009 at 8:15 pm · Link

    You are welcome anytime, Sierra. Everyone enjoyed it. 🙂







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