Lynette and Carley are currently on a book tour to promote their book No Gentleman Is He and have stopped by This Writer’s Life to take a turn in the Hot Seat.
And be sure to leave a comment because there will be two winners drawn at the end of the tour. Winner 1 will receive a pair of colonial era earrings (U.S. only please due to shipping constraints); Winner 2 will receive a $100 Amazon GC.
Carley Bauer: Charlene Raddon’s Forever Mine.
Carley Bauer: Who watches daytime television?
Carley Bauer: I’m a product whore. Hair products, skin products, bath products…And I’m not an apologist for it.
Best Advice You Ever Got…
Carley Bauer: I take this as a general question, not specifically about writing. Best advice was from my dad, passed on from his dad. Never allow anyone to blackmail you, emotionally, financially or otherwise. If you are hiding something, it’s better to confess and face the fall-out than to allow blackmail that never ceases.
A Country or Town You’d Like to Visit…
Carley Bauer: France is on the top of my list for countries to visit. The list of cities and towns is too long for this interview.
Highly Recommend You Read This Title…
Carley Bauer: Scarlett Valentine’s “Awakening”.
Shameless Self Promoting….
Carley Bauer: It was a hot summer day over a decade ago. I took a nice swim, and then browsed through MSN communities. Oh, how I miss those communities! There was an ad in one of my favorites for an interactive writing group. It immediately caught my eye and my interest. I’d always enjoyed writing. Why not give it a try? I applied. An amiable but no-nonsense Canadian lady talked to me. I was pretty sure this was an interview, though she never said as much. I was accepted. YaY! That amiable, no nonsense Canadian lady turned out to be the best thing that happened to me. She not only mentored me, but became my writing partner and now my co-author.
After what I refer to as our decade-long apprenticeship of writing together, learning from each other and challenging one another to greater heights, Lynette Willows and I decided it was time to write the book we had dreamed of. The book turned into a series, with the first being our current release “No Gentleman Is He”.
Set in 1775 Virginia, with the colonies on the brink of declaring independence from England, and war on its heels, our hero and heroine battle their growing feelings with as much ferocity as the Sons of Liberty battle the British. Caught in the cross fire of armed conflict, Cassandra Brooks and Colton Rolfe take the reader to Concord and Lexington on that infamous day the first shot was heard round the world. Passions ignite during a troubled time. While America fought for its freedom, would Cassandra and Colton surrender to their fiery desires?
NO GENTLEMAN IS HE
Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows
Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms.
Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.
Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it.
As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?
Jackson looked around and spotted a length of rope hanging on the wall at the opposite end of the stables. He went over and snatched it up. “Got a rope,” he said, holding it up.
“Good,” Colton murmured as he removed his coat and flung it, and his shirt, over the stall door. He took the rope from Jackson and laid it aside, knelt by the mare’s hindquarters and moved her tail aside.
Jackson followed suit, removing his coat but only loosening his shirt around his neck and rolling up his sleeves. “You will frighten the girl if you stay half naked, Colt.”
“If she is that delicate, she should not have horses. Where is the wench, anyway?”
“She has only been gone two minutes. Give her time.”
Just then, Cassandra rushed in, a bucket of water in one hand, its contents sloshing down her skirts, soaking them. She clutched a pail of grease in the other. “I could not find a rope,” she huffed, out of breath.
“We found one,” Jackson assured her.
Cassandra looked in the stall as the men worked. To Colton’s amusement, the woman suddenly flushed when she noticed the state of his undress. Apparently disturbed by her own reaction, she busied herself getting the soap from her apron pocket, almost dropping it from her noticeably shaking hand.