The End! Those are magical words to an author. A happy and sad moment. You are glad to be finished with your story, but sad to say goodbye to the characters. (Yes authors are crazy!)
I wrote “The End” on Giving Chase this week and now I sit on pins and needles after hitting the “submit” button. Giving Chase is the sequel to Roping Love and features Chance’s Brother Chase.
Giving Chase, Book 2 Circle R Ranch – Tamara Hoffa
Samantha Cross went out in search of a one night stand to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. She found more than she was looking for, when her sexy cowboy turned out to be her new neighbor, and seven years younger than her too.
Chase Ryan was looking for the one. He found her and she disappeared on him into the night. When he shows up at her door with an apple pie, the fun begins.
Samantha may run, but he is Giving Chase.
Would you like a sneak peak?
“Samantha Cross stared into the cheval mirror on her bedroom wall. Thirty years old today. Damn, she wasn’t ready to be thirty! Yesterday she was graduating college and starting out in life. Today she was alone… and freakin’ thirty.
She leaned into the mirror and looked at the corners of her eyes, were there lines forming there? No, she didn’t see any wrinkles. Her skin was still clear and smooth. Stepping back and checking out the whole package, she turned around and looked over her shoulder at her backside. Yeah, that was one big butt. But, at least her boobs were big too.
She had squeezed her butt into her tightest jeans and had on a low cut, figure hugging tee-shirt. Her waist was tiny. She had a terrible time finding pants that fit. If they weren’t hip huggers, than they gapped in waist if they went over her assets. Shiny blonde hair hung to her waist, her crowning glory, ha ha. Her hazel eyes were flecked with gold, giving them an amber look.
Tastefully applied makeup accentuated her cheek bones and the cupids bow of her lips. Eyes outlined in deep green liner and subtle eye shadow completed the picture. All she needed was to don her “fuck me” boots and she would be ready for her night on the town.
Carrie had been in town for a month. Things were starting to shape up around the farm. She was finally completely unpacked and they had started on the planting today. The storefront she had found in the old downtown district was perfect for her new store and she couldn’t wait to start stocking it.
She closed her eyes for a moment and thanked her grandpa again. I miss you so much PawPaw. His life insurance had made this life changing move possible and she was grateful. But, losing the anchor in her life, her best friend and confidant was so hard.
Pushing the sad thoughts aside, Samantha put on her boots and did one final turn in the mirror. She was heading out to find a man for the night. Getting laid was number one on her priority list. It had been too long since she’d had some hot sex. She wasn’t looking for a relationship, no a one night stand was what she wanted. Anonymous sex with a handsome cowboy that she would never have to see again.
Everyone in town said that McCoy’s was the place to go for a hook-up. An upscale bar, with local bands that played on Saturday nights, it was supposed to be the “in” place. Her only concern was that it was in town. Maybe she should go to Louisville? It was only an hour away and she would be less likely to meet a local there.
No, she wasn’t driving that far. Local would just have to do. She didn’t really know anyone in town and they certainly didn’t know her. So, what could it hurt? No one would be the wiser. ”
Famous last words!
Beta reader Debbie Lemon had this to say about Giving Chase
“I got to tell you, I read Giving Chase twice and all I can say is… wow. I loved Roping Love and will review it tonight. But girl you out did yourself this time. The character development ,it was amazing. I was so disappointed when I finished it. I had to re-read it. If this book doesn’t hit number 1 the first week, I will be shocked.”
I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to get this kind of feedback!
Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”
Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.
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