- Good afternoon, we’re here for a character interview. Introduce yourself to our audience, please.
Hello, Beverly, my name is Daniel Blackhawk and I’ve been called a character in my time, but I must tell you, I have no idea why you’d want to talk to me.
- Well, Daniel, you’re a character in a romance novel. Sable Hunter tells me the title of the book you’re featured in is called She’s Everything, does that sound familiar? And if so, are you the hero or the villain of the book?
A book? Are you kidding me? Sable put me in a book? Man, I knew she was trouble.
Hold on…let me check this out. (He gets on his phone and does a quick search.)
Well, I’ll be. (He chuckles.) Now, I know why she’s been asking all those questions. I thought she was visiting just to eat Sara’s pies.
Well, in anybody’s book, I’d be the hard-headed alpha hero. The title of this book is the title of my favorite country-western song and one that describes the feelings I have for my special girl to a T – She’s Everything. From what I can see here, my book will be the first in her Cowboy Craze Series. Knowing Sable, she spun this series off her popular Hell Yeah! world and some of those favorite characters will appear with us. I’m sure my brothers Ezekiel (Easy), Samuel, and Benjen will each have their own books. Our stories will be set in the Hill Country of Texas on our ranch, which is located at the base of Packsaddle Mountain on the banks of the Llano River. Beautiful country, you ought to come out and visit us sometimes.
- Well, thank you, Daniel, I’d love to. So, tell me, how did you and your story come to Sable’s attention?
Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve read some of Sable’s books and I know she’s always on the look-out for worthy heroes. There was a newspaper article about my Sara not too long ago, how she saved the life of a little boy who’d wandered out into the highway. I think that article probably got her attention and then she started nosing around. As far as worthy heroes, I hope to hell I fall into that category. I know I’ve had some things happen to me that could be described by the words – ‘what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger’, and I’d like to think I’ve learned from those things. Maybe, they made me a better man.
My brothers and I are of Native American descent, which I think appeals to Sable, she sure did ask a lot of questions. She loves to add a little bit of local color and lore to her stories and the tales told of the area around our ranch are a good mix of historical and spooky.
I know Sable loves to write about flawed heroes and characters that have a mountain to climb. I know I certainly fit that description.
- Did you give Sable a hard time when she was writing your story?
Well, I didn’t know she was writing the story…but I do have a tendency to be stubborn. I always try to put my loved ones first and I’ve been told I sometimes go overboard trying to protect them. I almost lost Sara forever because I tried to protect her from my problems.
- Very interesting. What do you do for a living, Daniel?
When I was a kid, my friends and I would play Cowboys and Indians and hint-hint, I didn’t play the cowboy role often. Now, I do. I’m a cowboy and a rancher. I share ownership of Blackhawk Ranch with my three brothers, where we raise cattle and horses. Some of the property is used to raise hay, which we bale and sell. We’ve recently bought more land to increase our holdings and we’re in the process of setting up an exotic game area of our ranch for hunting.
- Who is the love of your life?
That’s an easy question, the love of my life is Sara Riley. I fell in love with her from the moment I first saw her. Bam! Lovestruck. Lightning bolt. I wanted to propose before I introduced myself.
- What was the first thing you noticed about her?
My first glimpse of Sara occurred when she ran out into a busy highway to pluck a little child out of the path of an eighteen-wheeler. She was an angel of mercy and she certainly looked the part. I thought she was the most beautiful sight I’d ever laid eyes on and I decided at that moment that she’d be mine.
- What’s your greatest fear?
Before I met Sara, my greatest fear was the judgment of others. I hated to be weighed in the balance and found wanting just because of the color of my skin or my last name. Loving Sara changed that, she allowed me look at myself through her eyes.
Another issue I had to work through was my fear of failing the ones I love. Again, Sara helped me understand that true love can conquer all fears.
Now, the only thing I truly am afraid of is something happening to Sara. She’s my life.
- What’s your motto in life?
Hmmm, I haven’t thought much about mottos. But if I had to come up with one, I’d say its…Lightning doesn’t always strike twice, so grab onto what you want in life with both hands.
When you read the book, you’ll see what that means.
- How do the other characters in your book view you?
My brothers view me as their protector, their big brother, the one who helps and guides them. (He smiles and winks.) Sara views me as sexy, I hope. She also knows that I would die for her in a heartbeat, I hope I’m her hero.
And there are a couple of folks in the book who love to put me down, to remind me that there are people in the world who will always find me lacking for no reason other than I’m not like them.
- What do you think readers will find interesting about you?
I think the female readers will enjoying seeing how much I love Sara and what I’m willing to do to prove that love to her. They’ll also, hopefully, like my cowboy lifestyle. Living and working a ranch in Texas is an experience I wouldn’t trade for any other job in the world.
- What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done?
Oh, ha! Wow, that’s personal. Well, let me see, I’m a pretty typical American guy. I can’t say that I’m into BDSM, but I do like sex to be adventurous. I’ve been known to have sex in places like the beautiful waters at the Slab, a swimming hole on our ranch and we’ve also made love in the hay loft. And…I didn’t tell Sable this, or it would’ve ended up in the book, but I do love pie and I’ve eaten it off some pretty plates in my time, but the prettiest dish was Sara herself.
- Will we be seeing you in future books?
Oh, yes. Knowing Sable, she already has Benjen’s and Easy’s books in the planning stage and Sara and I will be right there, along with some McCoy friends and family.
- What makes you happy?
My Sara makes me happy. Just looking at her makes me smile. Like the title says, she’s my everything. My brothers also make me happy, I never want to live too far from them. I can’t wait until their all settled down and happy as we are. Sara is already pregnant and I look forward to big family celebrations. I have a sweet tooth too, so when Sara makes my favorite Almond Joy pie, she knows I’m a contented guy.
- What makes you mad?
Having someone threaten my family makes me furious, as Sara’s abusive ex found out in no uncertain terms. Injustice and racism angers me also, since I’ve walked in those moccasins and know how hurtful and damaging they can be.
Cowboy Craze is a Hell Yeah! spinoff series introducing the Blackhawk brothers – Daniel, Easy, Sam, and Benjen. These men are the ultimate catch – handsome, kind, and sexy as hell. While making new friends, the reader will be able to catch up with old ones – the McCoys and their entourage will be as real in this world as they are in their own. Welcome to the hill country of Texas – where you can satisfy your craving for cowboys – and have a hot time doing it!
Daniel Blackhawk never believed in love at first sight until he falls for Sara Riley like a ton of bricks. From the moment he sees her rush out into a busy highway to save the life of a little child, he knows she is the woman for him.
Daniel isn’t the only one who’s captivated. Like a bolt from the blue, Sara is struck by the handsome cowboy who insists they are meant to be.
He’s hard to resist, especially when he sets his mind on proving to her how good they can be together.
There’s only one problem, Sara isn’t free.
She’s been hurt, tricked, and abandoned by someone she trusted, so making herself vulnerable again is a difficult choice.
Laying his heart on the line, Daniel sets out to show Sara he is exactly who she’s been waiting for all her life. He wants to be her champion, her dragon-slayer, and her knight in shining armor – all rolled into one.
With exquisite attention to her every need, Daniel begins to woo her – making her happy, keeping her safe, proving that there is nothing he won’t do for her. Their chemistry is off the charts, the heat between them is irresistible.
Sara is Daniel’s everything.
Their happy-ever-after seems assured…until the unthinkable happens.
When their world falls apart, only the power of love can save them.
“See anything you like?”
Daniel chuckled. “Now, that’s a leading question if I’ve ever heard one.”
Sara flushed. “I meant pie.”
“You’ve got some great looking pies here.” He took a whiff. She smelled good too, fresh and sweet, like a summer rain. “What do you recommend?”
“What’s your favorite flavor?”
“Anything I could taste on your lips.” Daniel knew he was being forward, but once you find what you’ve been looking for, waiting seemed foolhardy.
“You’re a tease.”
When she looked up at him and smiled, her face went from pretty to heart-stopping and Daniel almost went to his knees. “Tell me your name, beautiful.”
“Sara. I love it, it feels good on my lips.” She was even more beautiful up close, where he could see the emotions flit across her face and appreciate the twinkle in her sapphire blue eyes. When she offered her hand and his fingers closed over hers, a rush of energy flowed between them – electric, heated, sensual. “I’m Daniel Blackhawk and I love…” He gave her a dazzling smile. “Coconut.”
“Coconut.” She repeated inanely, hesitant to reclaim her hand. “I have an Almond Joy pie I bet you’d enjoy.” With his lips curled into a smile, he transformed from a knight in cowboy boots to an angel, one of the fallen variety who spent their time being naughty because they’d turned their back on Heaven for the privilege. She blushed at her own thoughts, knowing she was staring, hypnotized by his presence. Tingles of guilt made their way up her spine. If he knew her better, he wouldn’t want her. “Would you like to try it?”
“Yes, I would. In fact, give me the whole pie.” When he saw another customer approaching, he knew he couldn’t wait any longer. “About the date, I was serious. I really want to spend some time with you.”
“Thank you. I’m flattered.” She wanted to accept – but she couldn’t, not until she figured out how to solve the mess she’d made of her life. “I’m afraid I can’t, I already have plans.”
“Another date? Break it.”
“No, not a date. I have to bake, this is the way I make my living.”
“I bet I’d make a good assistant, if you’d give me a chance.”
Sara chewed on her lower lip, presenting him with the pie. “Take this, on the house.” She wanted to give him something and this was all she was free to give. Hiding her scars was all she knew how to do.
Daniel accepted them, but he put money in the tip jar labeled Children’s Miracle Network. “In your honor.” He held up the to-go box. “I’ll relish every bite and I’ll see you tomorrow. I’m almost certain my…hankering for pie is not going to be satisfied anytime soon.”
Daniel moved to his truck. Yea, he was smitten. One little rejection wasn’t about to dissuade him – hell no.
His heart was set on getting to know Sara Riley a whole lot better.
Meet Sable Hunter
Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 books in 9 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.
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