Emma wants nothing to do with any man after suffering years of abuse at her late husband’s hands. She wants to be left in peace to raise her son and work the land on her secluded farm, far away from the prying eyes of the townsfolk who don’t understand her desire to remain a widow.
George, a wounded stranger, is chased onto her property by outlaws. Emma is forced to make a snap decision: help the man or let the outlaws kill him.
When the town’s deputy finds out that the two of them spent the night together, marriage is the only acceptable option…
Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical Western contains elements of power exchange.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until I was about forty. As a child writing was my worst subject, and in college I always preferred math and science classes to English. Then when I was twenty-five I discovered kinky stories on the Internet, and spent a few years reading everything I could find. By twenty-eight I was frustrated because the kinky stories I could find weren’t satisfying enough, so I decided to write my own kinky story. At first I thought that I would just write a story for myself, but eventually I shared it online, and after some nice feedback decided to share more and more. Then around age forty I decided to try and write an actual book instead of a short story so that I could get something published, and make a little money on my hobby.
What is your writing process like?
I outline the entire story first with two or three paragraphs describing what will happen in each chapter. Then once the whole thing is outlined, I start writing from chapter 1. I very rarely write things out of order. But as I’m writing, the outline might change a bit – a chapter might be added if a scene ends up longer than I anticipated, or something might get cut out if it seems boring.
Do you like to listen to music while you write?
Never, I need it to be completely quiet when I write.
How much research do you typically do on a novel?
Several hours worth of research usually goes into every book, which might seem silly since I’m writing erotica, but I want everything around the erotica to be accurate. So for example when I wrote my ‘mystery’ series, I spent hours looking up what happens when someone gets arrested. I looked up what the steps are in legal proceedings and how long each step takes, and how much it costs. I also looked up information about lawyers, private investigators, and the rules and regulations that they need to follow. For my most recent book, I spent hours reading about the history of Oregon. When the railroad was finished, how many people lived in Baker City at that time, what the race relations were like between the Chinese and Caucasians at that time, what sending a telegram entailed, and how much a doctor would charge.
What genres do you write in?
I believe everything I write would officially be categorized as ‘Erotic Romance’, but as far as sub genres go, so far I’ve written a contemporary mystery with age play, and a historical western. Eventually I’ll probably write some fantasy since I love vampires, and honestly I wouldn’t count any genre out. I get bored writing in the same genre again and again.