Monday, July 30, 2012

A Brave Amnesiac Heroine

Good afternoon all!!

Today Wild Woman Author is pleased to welcome author Sherri Thomas who brings with her, hero Nick Matthews from Lost Memories an up-coming release from The Wild Rose Press, Inc. as part of the Yellow Rose line’s Honky Tonk Series.
Nick, tell us what is Lost Memories about. Darcy Brooks, the newest employee on the Matthews Dude Ranch, has amnesia. She woke up in the Northwest Texas Hospital with no family or friends around her, but is determined not to let life pass her by and sets out to create new memories.
What did you think the first time you saw her? Hot and sexy as all get out—and she was vacationing at my family's dude ranch to boot. She definitely had me chomping at the bit with every sway of those hips.
And your second thought? You mean once I realized she was there to work and not for a vacation? She was a brunette bombshell with trouble written all over her tightly packaged behind.
Did you think it was love at first sight? Looking back now… definitely. What wasn’t there to love about her? She had me wrapped around her little pinky from the time she stepped on Matthews soil.
What do you like most about Darcy? Her determination and strength for starters.
How would you describe her? Dedicated. She gives herself fully to everything she does no matter how small the detail with a caring hand.
How would she describe you? Stubborn and bull headed. She has told me repeatedly I shoulder too much alone. I have a habit of not letting my brothers handle some of the burden with the ranch, but hey, I’m the oldest, it’s my job to protect and guide them.
What made you choose owning a dude ranch as a career? It’s in my blood. It’s all I know.
What is your biggest fear? Losing Darcy or my family.
How do you relax, Nick? A late night swim does wonders for my stress level, or taking a long ride on my favorite horse with Darcy by my side.
Who is your favorite fictional character and why? Darcy of course, she has touched every aspect of my life.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Courtesy of my brother Sam: To stop taking everything on myself, to trust my family, my gut and my feelings.
Now it's our turn to ask the author to tell us a bit about the Honky Tonk series. Every heart in this series gravitates to the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk. This wood-paneled structure sporting a large neon star with a single flashing steer riding away sits a few sits a few miles outside of Amarillo off historical Route 66. Owner and bartender Gus Rankin has seen his share of wandering souls cross his bar and dance floor over the years – he’d even like to think he helped a few find true love along the way.
What attracted you to write for it? Lost Memories is a story I started a couple of years ago, but put on the back burner for a time. Then I heard a country-western song that reminded me of a scene I wrote. Over and over these lyrics played and replayed in my head until I had no choice but to dust off the pages and write Nick and Darcy’s journey. Weeks into their bumpy ride The Wild Rose Press posted submissions for the Honky Tonk Hearts series. Coincidently, I had already written a scene involving a bar, which later turned into the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk. To me the two branded together.
Thanks so much for coming to visit us at Wild Woman Author, Sherri. We wish you much luck with this story and the entire series.
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Lost Memories coming soon to The Wild Rose Press – Honky Tonk Hearts:


Stacy D. Holmes, Editor said...

Great job Brenda. This is a great story of finding out who you well as who you love LOL

Margo Hoornstra said...

Another great story here. Best of luck with it.

Jannine Gallant said...

How great that a WIP fit into this series. Looking forward to reading it.

Jana Richards said...

Don't you love it when all the stars line up so perfectly? How wonderful that you were working on a story that fit so well into the Honky Tonk series!

All the best with "Lost Memories".