Beth Williamson is here with us today! I met Beth in person at RT and she is a lovely, warm lady. As many of you know, she’s a very talented author as well. Today she’s telling us about her 2008 CAPA Nominee Hell for Leather and giving away a copy to one lucky commenter!
Exile…or love. Life…or death. His demons will force him to choose.
Gunslinger Kincaid has traded his black clothes and pistols for a homespun shirt and trousers. Now he’s Cade Brody, a man with dark hair, dark eyes and an even darker past. The blood money he’s earned bought him a small piece of property in New Mexico territory, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. But it can’t buy him peace.
Sabrina Edmonds, a tough, no-nonsense widow, runs the post office and store in the small town of Eustace. She’s made her way in life with an independent streak a mile wide. Sabrina doesn’t want to get involved with Cade, but she finds herself drawn to the dark stranger who hides in his mountain retreat.
Cade wants nothing more than to be left alone, but an elusive wild child who delights in tormenting him, and a town full of people determined to befriend him, conspire to intrude upon his self-imposed exile. Then there’s Sabrina, who should be afraid of him—but isn’t.
Not even when the deadly demons of his past catch up with him.
“…an exciting story laced with humor. I loved the dark, broody Cade.” ~ Coffee Time Romance, 5 Cups for HELL FOR LEATHER
“Once again, Ms. Williamson has penned a book I found almost impossible to put down…a magnificent work of art…” ~ The Romance Studio, 5 Hearts for HELL FOR LEATHER
“Not a typical Western tale, HELL FOR LEATHER is a story about redemption and self-forgiveness…a fascinating story.” ~ Romance Reviews Today on HELL FOR LEATHER
“No one writes western erotic romance like Beth Williamson. She combines tough and gritty heroes with strong and feisty heroines and the results are fabulous. Hell for Leather is such a novel.” ~ Joyfully Reviewed on HELL FOR LEATHER
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Beth Publisher(s): Kensington Brava, Samhain Publishing, Loose Id Publishing
BK: Thank you for joining us, Beth!
What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?
BW: CSI. No really, because I work full time, finding time to write can be very challenging. I try to write in the early morning and get a full 1K in each day. Weekends can be verrrry distracting because that’s when I do all my errands, housework and oh yeah, sleep.
BK: Working two careers is quite a challenge, isn’t it? I’m in complete agreement, Beth. Good for you for being so disciplined. What are you working on presently?
BW: I’m working on book 4 in my Devils on Horseback series, Lee. He’s the first physically disabled hero I’ve tackled ““ he lost his left arm in the Civil War. What about upcoming releases? Let’s see, April 28 ““ Hell for Leather (Samhain), June 30 ““ The Redemption of Micah (Brava).
BK: Oh, awesome about the hero with a disability. I worked on a spinal cord injury rehab unit for several years, so its always nice for me to see characters with disabilities in this genre. What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book?
BW: Oh, that’s a great question. One reader told me I’d reignited her love for romance books, that I’d topped her all-time favorite western romance author. I get a warm feeling just thinking about that e-mail. Oh, and one other (can’t have just one), when Kate Duffy told me I was a “wonderful, wonderful writer”, I about melted in place.
BK: Both awesome compliments, to be sure. If you could time travel to any time or place—the past or future—where and when would you go to, and why? Ha, trick question! Um, geez, I’d have to pick the Wild West, specifically Wyoming in the 1880s. I would love to live out one of my books and be one of the strong, independent women who blazed the trail for the rest of us. Besides, the men would all be wearing chaps and riding horses.
BK: Tell us about Hell for Leather.
BW: Well, it’s a story about self-forgiveness, redemption and how the power of love can heal even the blackest soul. Oh, that sounds really dark, doesn’t it? There’s actually some very humorous parts to the story ““ I try to mix up the really intense, angsty emotional scenes with light banter to give the reader a breath, so to speak.
The hero of HFL is Kincaid, who readers met in The Gift and The Tribute (Malloy family series 5 and 6), a gunslinger who decides to give up his life and identity to start fresh as Cade Brody. The heroine is a strong widow who sees something in Cade that calls to her, a victim of her own tragic story as well. The town is full of characters, and one day hope to write a few more stories for them as well.
BK: It sounds fabulous, Beth. Really.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit of yourself and your art with us today!