Harper Logan is the successful chef/owner of a company that supports the men who fight wildfires. She is also a multiple world champion in the Appaloosa world. When her sister is found dead in Yellowstone, Special Agent-in-Chart Colton Spencer is set to be the lead investigator.
Harper’s sister’s death is bizarre – the cause of death not readily apparent. Spence needs to work with Harper to get to know the victim and to try and put the pieces together to find the killer.
Out of the worst moment of Harper’s life comes the greatest love she will ever know.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy romance contains elements of power exchange.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I’ve loved to write almost all of my life. I always took creative writing classes and got top grades. About twenty years ago, I took a college course and we were asked to write an erotic scene. The instructor wanted to share the top five with the class. He’d read four and I was disappointed mine hadn’t been picked. Then he held up copies and told the class that it was the best one, but he couldn’t read it out loud. It was mine.
I wrote a novel and submitted it. I even had a publisher interested and wanting to make edits. My father became ill and passed away. He had always supported my dream to write. It took the wind out of my sails and I didn’t pick up the pen again until 2016.
I wrote and submitted my first novel to Blushing Books the week before Thanksgiving. I received my acceptance notice on Thanksgiving itself! I was hooked and my dream took off!
What is your writing process like?
I’d like to say I have this great, involved process where I do lots of research, but that isn’t the case. I hear characters whisper to me “I have a story to tell” and I tell them. I am dedicated to writing – my friends say obsessed – and have great fun sharing my characters and their stories with my readers.
I was a huge fan of the series Castle. The opening monologue is “There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: Psychopaths and mystery writers. I’m the kind that pays better.” My writing process is similar … There are two kinds of folks who hear voices in their heads: Schizophrenics and erotic romance writers. I’m the kind that pays better.”
Do you like to listen to music while you write? If so, what kind?
Most times. I’m a huge fan of Pandora. I usually listen to Irish Traditional music or Mary Chapin Carpenter
What is your favorite genre?
While I do love some mysteries or suspense novels, by far my favorite has always been erotic romance novels.
What genres do you write in?
Erotic Suspense, Erotic Romance and Paranormal Romance. The latter is new for me. I kept having these characters wanting me to tell their story and was inspired by a friend’s work. I suggested the first one to the folks at Blushing who encouraged me. Mid-way through I realized my stand alone novel was actually a series.
Do you like to outline or just dive right in when writing?
I dive write in. I’m lucky that so far the water has always been deep.
Where do you find inspiration for writing?
In everything around me and in other authors’ work. I see people talking or having an argument and think how I might write that scene.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where you go?
Either back to New Orleans, Louisiana in the US or the Cornish Coast in England. I spent a magical vacation there. I’ve travelled extensively. The two places still on my bucket list are Wales and New Zealand.
Would you rather do the spanking or be spanked?
Definitely being the one spanked
What do you like to collect?
Old things with histories. Anything having to do with Basset Hounds and/or horses, specifically Appaloosas. My house is an eclectic collection or old and found things with a slant towards the farmhouse style combined with industrial chic.
Do you have any hobbies?
Horseback riding; showing Basset Hounds; remodeling my 1940’s bungalow; white water rafting and oddly enough … writing
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Neither! I’m a big fan of Butter Pecan – rich, gooey and a bit out of the ordinary
Tea or Coffee?
Neither! Diet Coke, Margaritas and Water!
Red! Followed by a deep, earthy plum
If your mood was a song right now, what would be playing?
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Why Walk When You Can Fly?”
Tell us about your most adventurous experience.
I’ve been so lucky to have so many wonderful adventures. I once sailed from Seattle, Washington to Honolulu, Hawaii with a friend who had only been sailing about eighteen months and I’d never been in deep water. Proof positive, her now spouse says, that God protects drunks and fools.
That’s probably my most adventurous, but my favorite may be having been allowed to work with the Royal Lipizzan stallions in Vienna. I detoured on a way from Denmark back to the US to see the stallions perform at the Spanish Riding Academy. One of the riders saw me looking at performance times and started talking to me. When he realized the only reason I was in Vienna was to see the horses, he asked if I had clothes I could get dirty in. He then invited me to see them up close and behind the scenes. Once they realized I knew horses and could actually help, I was allowed to do so. It was an amazing experience.
Interview with Harper Logan
- What is your favorite word? Sumptuous. It’s a word that has great feel, is often heard and I love to hear it used to describe my food.
- What is your least favorite word? No. I detest that word. I especially hate it when it is used by someone in response to something I want to do.
- What turns you on? Life! I enjoy so many blessings in my life that it’s hard to choose.
- What turns you off? Bullies
- What is your favorite curse word? Fuck – I especially like to use it when inviting my lover to do just that
- What sound or noise do you love? The sound of rain on the tin roof of the barn with horses munch alfalfa in the background
- What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of anything in distress
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’d like to be a smokejumper
- What profession would you not like to do? I’d hate to be a smokejumper
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Julia Child has been waiting to meet you
5 Fun Facts
- Moved by myself (or as by myself as one can be with three basset hounds) from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina. I knew no one here. People always tell me I was so “brave.” My response has always been “It’s North Carolina not outer Mongolia.” So glad I did it.
- Refuse to let fear prevent me from pursuing the things that are important to me.
- I’m something of a whitewater junkie. I’ve been on some of the narliest rivers in dangerous rapids and loved every minute of it. One thing I’d love to do is be able to raft the Grand Canyon
- Have showed dogs and horses to the highest levels of competition and have done more than my fair share of winning
- I have a major thing for crows (the birds) and have always encouraged them to live on the property of whatever place I own. People find it odd, but I just love them. They are extremely intelligent and once they trust you are very interactive