Sunday, May 29, 2011

Guest Blogger and Giveaway: Randi Alexander

New Release and Book Giveaway!


I want to thank Stacey for interviewing me today. I'm Randi Alexander and I write cowboy erotic romance. My first book, Chase and Seduction was released May 27 from The Wild Rose Press' Cowboy Kink line.



Let's get to know Randi...


1)Tell us a bit about the Cowboy Kink series

Cowboy Kink is the brainchild of The Wild Rose Press Scarlet Rose line. The criteria for these novels is - well, yes, kinky - but also stories about real cowboys. Each author writes their own idea of what a kinky cowboy does in his free time. Some are not too wild, others are way out there, but each story includes a sweet, heaping spoonful of romance.



2) What is your favorite type of hero to write and read about?

I like to write alpha heroes, guys with brawn and balls (sorry, can I say balls on your blog?) but also a lot of heart and soul. Flawed characters who find that meeting the right woman for them is all the encouragement they need to become the man they truly want to be. I'll read just about anything about any hero, as long as there's a happily ever after ending ;-})


3) How often do you write? How long does it take you to complete a book?

I write as many hours as I can weekdays, stopping only to greet my hubby when he comes in the door after work, then take time to make us supper. Then I try to get in a couple evening hours, too. Weekends I reserve for social networking and sometimes even friends and family, if they're lucky.

I write fast. I wrote Her Cowboy Stud in three days - it's 40 pages. Revisions can take a lot longer, especially after my amazing critique partners set me straight on what they'd like to see added. But I can finish a 200 page novel - from outline to submittal - in two months.


4) What is the Wild and Wicked Cowboy blog all about?

Wild and Wicked is a fabulous blog of 14 authors all published in cowboy erotic romance. Most of the authors are published in other genres as well, but our connecting link is the cowboy. Each day, one of the 14 - or a guest blogger - posts a blog about something western related. And it's interesting! I've learned a lot just by reading everyone's blogs. We have some very creative, funny, passionate writers on that blog!


5) What are you working on now and what can we expect from you in the future?

More cowboy kink. The story rambling around in my head right now is about a bull rider and a nanny. Lots of conflict there! An unpublished novella, One Taste of You, finaled in the Passionate Ink's Stroke of Midnight contest, and the winner be announced at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference at the end of June. Wish me luck!

I'm excited to share the blurb and a spicy excerpt for you. And please leave a comment for your chance to win an e-book.


Blurb: Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.

Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?


~Sizzling Hot Romance Reviews gives Chase and Seduction 5 Hearts!

To celebrate the release of Chase and Seduction, I'm giving away, to one lucky *commenter, an e-copy of my novella Her Cowboy Stud. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow.

*Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.


I'm also giving away a cowgirl hat to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my WEBSITE. And while you're there, you can read the first chapter of Chase and Seduction.

Good luck, and thank you!

Randi

7 comments:

Eileen said...

It's finally here! I downloaded Chase & Seduction and can't wait to read it today. Thanks for a chance to win Her Cowboy Stud.

Randi Alexander said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for purchasing my book! Good luck on the contest.

For anyone looking for Chase and Seduction today, The Wild Rose Press website is down for upgrades until Tuesday or Wednesday, but you can find Chase and Seduction on DigiBooksCafe.com and Fictionwise.com. Thank you!

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Great interview! This sounds like a fabulous read!

Randi Alexander said...

Thanks, Carolyn. Stacey asks great questions, so the interview was a pleasure.

June M. said...

Sounds like a great book. Gotta love cowboys.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Randi Alexander said...

Hi June, haven't met a cowboy I didn't like! Thanks for stopping by.

Randi Alexander said...

Congratulations, June M.! You were chosen by random number generator at Random.org as the winner of an e-copy of Her Cowboy Stud. I'll send you an e-mail, but if we don't connect, please contact me at Randi@RandiAlexander.com to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by Stacey's blog, and a big THANK YOU to Stacey for being a gracious host and letting me take over her blog for a day.

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