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Welcome Beth Williamson and a Giveaway of Hell for Leather!
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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!

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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.

Reviews:

“…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

Beth’s Interview

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!

46 comments to “Welcome Beth Williamson and a Giveaway of Hell for Leather!”

  1. Beth Williamson
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:28 am · Link

    First let me say thanks to Beth K – it was wonderful of her to feature HFL and fantastic to meet her in person!!

    Robin ~ Thanks doll – I remember meeting you and hearing from you after TN. 🙂

    Deb ~ (((hugs))) You’re so sweet!

    Debbie ~ Why thank ya kindly, ma’am. *tips hat* :mrgreen:



  2. Robin Snodgrass
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:10 am · Link

    Another great interview! I met Beth Williamson at the Women’s Expo I attended last year in Kingsport, Tennessee. She’s such a nice lady on top of being an extremely talented author.



  3. Deb
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:11 am · Link

    Beth you know how much I love your writing talents. I can not wait to get my hands on this book.
    BK, get interview!



  4. Debbie Tsikuris
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:21 am · Link

    OMG, can’t wait to read “Hell for Leather” my kind of book. Thanks for the interview and excerpts. Awesome.

    debbie tsikuris



  5. Lea
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:27 am · Link

    Good Morning Beth and Beth!

    What a wonderful interview! And, Beth W. you new book “Hell for Leather”, sounds excellent. 🙂

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to try to win a copy, this is so generous of you. 🙂

    Warm Regards
    L 😀



  6. CrystalGB
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:43 am · Link

    Great interview. I love Beth Williamson’s books. 😀



  7. Danielle
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:49 am · Link

    Hi Beth, I’m a fan of yours and I just finished reading The Education for Madeline and enjoyed it and I have your Malloy series and Devil books also. I have your new book on my To Buy List. All the best.



  8. Ashley Madden
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:55 am · Link

    You’re new to me, Beth, and I think I’d very much like “Hell For Leather” 😀



  9. Becky Ward
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:06 am · Link

    Hell for Leather sounds like a really good book. What a great interview, too.



  10. Beverly G
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:07 am · Link

    the more i hear about this book the more i want to read it sounds awesome ty for tellin more about ur self and the book



  11. blodeuedd
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:10 am · Link

    I do love cowboys 😉 They are a must.
    And i like that you dared something different with your hero



  12. Heather D
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:20 am · Link

    Hello to both!!

    Wow, HFL sounds like it is really going to be a hit! I started my romance reading with westerns. I love them. I haven’t ran across any lately that have really grabbed my attention, but HFL certainly has.

    Thank you so much Beth K for introducing another new (to me) author. I certainly look forward to reading Beth W in the future!!!



  13. Roberta Harwell
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:21 am · Link

    Hello to both Beth’s,

    This book sound right up my alley. Would love to read this. Have a great day.



  14. Booklover1335
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:33 am · Link

    Hi Beth W.
    I can’t tell you how excited I am to read this book. It sounds absolutely fabulous. I love that this is about self forgiveness, and sounds like the hero tries hard to reinvent himself. I love these types of stories, and it’s a historical western to boot. Even if I don’t win it (which I would love to) I plan on reading it. Love it ❗



  15. Anne F
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:37 am · Link

    😎 A friend who’d traveled all over the country once told me the hottest men in the world were out west—they were all cowboys. After reading some western romances I have to say I believe her now! I want to read “Hell for Leather!”



  16. azteclady
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:02 am · Link

    *squeeeeeeeeeee*

    *ahem*

    *waving to Ms Williamson*

    Wild child? I want to know more!



  17. Jane
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:31 am · Link

    Hi Beth,
    I can’t to read “Hell For Leather.”



  18. Beth Williamson
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 11:33 am · Link

    Crystal ~ 🙂 Thanks!!!
    Danielle ~ Wonderfully marvelous! You rock!
    Ashley M ~ Sweet!
    Becky Ward ~ Thanks!!!
    Beverly G ~ And thank you for stopping by and posting!
    blodeuedd ~ Yes, I wholeheartedly agree!
    Heather D ~ Fantastico! I always like to make a spectacle and get attention. LOL. My master plan worked…
    Roberta H ~ Your alley is my alley. 🙂
    Booklover1335 ~ Wowza! Thank you so much!
    Anne F ~ You know what I always say? Once you go cowboy, you never go back! 😉
    azteclady ~ Oh, well you see, there’s someone squatting in Kincaid’s cabin, and is kicked out when he moves in. It becomes a rather hilarious pain in the ass for him, particularly when he finds out who and what that someone is. 🙂
    Jane ~ Woohoo!
    Brenda ~ Ah, darlin’, you make me blush! Thanks for the kudos – and yes I work full-time. They pay me well and I like my house, just not the mortgage payment. LOL.
    Jody F ~ You’ve come to the right place then! Yeehaw!



  19. Brenda Talley
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:43 am · Link

    Beth is truly the best western erotic author with the absolute best books anywhere! I love her work and rush to get everything she writes. THIS book is awesome! I had the privilege to review it last year. It was/is another fabulous offering to those of us who cannot seem to get enough of her writing! Each book, and each series, gets better and better. Everyone, regardless of genre preference, should rush to get this book. You definitely will be thrilled.

    I learned something new about Beth during this interview (which was most informative). I did not realize that she worked a fulltime job in addition to writing. That just makes her incredible works of art even better. My hat’s off to her!



  20. Jody F.
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:52 am · Link

    Sounds like a great story. I love me a hot cowboy!



  21. chey
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Wonderful interview. I enjoyed the excerpt!



  22. Kaly
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 12:37 pm · Link

    The book sounds great…I need make a stop at Barnes & Noble and see if I can find the book 😀



  23. Eshani
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 12:42 pm · Link

    Hi Beth,
    Hell for Leather looks fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to Lee’s story. A disability is always a tough subject to tackle, but it can lead to such beautiful stories..
    Best,
    Eshani



  24. Larena Wirum
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 12:47 pm · Link

    I love the cover for this book. Very eye catching. :mrgreen: Sounds like a lot of fun with a hero who wants to be left alone and everyone that ignores his wishes. 😛
    great interview.



  25. Sandy M
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 1:28 pm · Link

    I just discovered your books this last year, Beth, and have loved all I’ve read so far. Hell for Leather sounds wonderful and I’m looking forward to it. Great interview!



  26. Estella
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 1:39 pm · Link

    I love your writing!
    Hell For Leather sounds great.



  27. Teresa Warner
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm · Link

    Enjoyed the interview, sounds like my kind of read!



  28. Beth Williamson
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm · Link

    chey ~ Glad you enjoyed it! I aim to please. 🙂
    Kaly ~ Woo! If not at the store, it’s definitely online.
    Eshani ~ Exactly!
    Larena ~ Yes, I love this cover too. It’s beautiful to hold in my hands too. LOL. Thanks!
    Sandy ~ Ah, that’s fantastic! Thanks for coming by! 🙂
    Estella ~ Hey girl! Awesome, awesome, awesome!
    Teresa ~ Hope you enjoy it!
    Yvonne ~ Thank ya kindly!



  29. Yvonne
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Hello 🙂

    Wonderful interview and Hell For Leather sounds like a great book.



  30. Hockeyvampiress
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Great interview!! Hope it goes welllllll!!! and from sounds of it it will!!!



  31. Fedora
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Hi, Beth! I keep hearing raves about your books and have them on my gotta-get list! I really enjoy stories about redemption–I’ll have to get this–is it OK to read the series out of order?



  32. beth kery
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 4:45 pm · Link

    Beth W.,
    (yes, Beth and I are both represented by Laura Bradford, and so we are Beth W. and Beth K. respectively. We both think Laura has good taste :))
    It was my pleasure to have you. I think you have a few fans around here, lady! 🙂



  33. beth kery
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm · Link

    And now for my question: How does Kensington Brava differ from Kensington Aphrodisia?



  34. Jeanette Juan
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm · Link

    oooh the book sounds very mysterious with the hero hiding or running from a dark past, very intriguing. Can’t wait to read it!



  35. Pamk
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm · Link

    love westerns. this is almost the type of book I started out wth. but you have more sex yay.



  36. gypsywitch
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm · Link

    love to read this



  37. RachieG
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Don’t you just love the reformed hero? Gunslinger with homespun clothes? Oh my gosh, sounds great! Westerns are so great too, such room for character growth and who hasn’t thought of themselves as a little bit cowgirl??

    rachie2004 AT yahoo.com



  38. sara hurt
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Great post. Thank you so much for the interview. Another new author to me. and I would so love to win this book. Fingers, toes and all other things are crossed for this one.



  39. Beth Williamson
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Fedora ~ You can definitely read HFL before the Malloy books, but I think you’d enjoy it more if you read them in order.
    beth k ~ Brava is sensual romance, generally explicit sex and usually with only two people. 😉 Aphrodisia is erotic romance, very explicit sex and possibly multiple partners, sometimes same sex, and with toys.
    Jeanette ~ Thanks!
    Pamk ~ LOL – yay for more sex! 😉
    gypsywitch ~ All righty! Sounds good! 🙂
    RachieG ~ Totally! I’m a cowgirl even though I don’t ride much!
    sara h ~ good luck!
    Amy S ~ Thanks!
    Karin ~ Muchas gracias!



  40. Amy S.
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm · Link

    Hell for Leather sounds great!



  41. Karin
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm · Link

    It’s always nice to learn more about you, Beth. I’m really looking forward to your upcoming releases, especially Hell for Leather. It sounds really fantastic.



  42. Sue A.
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Hell for leather sounds like an awesome book!



  43. Caffey
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Hi Beth!!! Wanted to congrat you on the Bravas too!! Great to see you going so much farther in your dreams.

    When reading those books with characters with disabilities, I too love to see them in romances getting their stories. As one with a disability too and married soon 26 years, its beautiful! Great reading your interview!



  44. Lynda
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:27 pm · Link

    Your books sound great! I was just visiting your website. I love the little circle with *Read a Book, Ride a Cowboy* and *Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman—with toys.* Thanks for the interview!

    lynda98662 at yahoo dot com



  45. Leslie
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      · April 28th, 2009 at 11:41 pm · Link

    Hello Beth

    Love the premise for HELL FOR LEATHER. I got a chuckle out of this part – “a town full of people determined to befriend him.”

    Westerns have always been my favorite historicals so this sounds like it’s something I would enjoy.



  46. Beth Williamson
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      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:04 am · Link

    Sue A ~ Thanks!
    Caffey ~ Hey doll! You’re so sweet – I’m glad to see you’re doing okay too. Thanks for everything!
    Lynda ~ Ah, yep I definitely have a sense of humor to go along with all the heat. LOL. That book, On His Knees, is a contemporary erotica novella that releases Friday. Wait until I post the cover! 😉
    Leslie ~ Hello! Yay – another western fan is another friend. :mrgreen:

    Now for everyone who has posted – I have a giveaway going on my blog too. This is for a download of any of the Malloy books (the precursor to HFL). If you’re interested, go check it out by clicking on my name in this comment – it will take you there. 😎



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