Friday, May 11, 2012

The Party's Over But Not The Fun!

The Wild Rose Press’s launch party for the Honky Tonk Hearts Series was fabulous! The hours flew by, and we had a wonderful time talking about the books, the cowboy heroes, the women who love them, and the inspirations behind their stories. 

Sing to Me, Cowboy will be released May 23rd. The hero is singing sensation Lance Dugan, and the heroine is Heather Childs, who has a secret she fears Lance will discover.   

The inspiration behind this story came from the Toby Keith song, How Do You Like Me Now? 

Every time I’d hear that song, I’d think of what a great story it would make. When the Wild Rose Press put out the call for stories in their new Honky Tonk Hearts Series, I knew the chance to create the story had came to be. Of course my story is one that I made up and isn't connected to that song in any way, shape or form. Lance is a man who left Texas as a boy with a dream. He did hit it big in Nashville, but his heart is still back home. Heather is the girl he always admired from afar. She ‘married into money’, but her marriage failed even before it began, and when Lance returns home for a family gathering, he learns why. Their journey is painful, but, in the end, they get the happy ever after ending they both deserve. I really loved writing this story and can’t wait to share it with all of you. 

Its fishing opener in Minnesota, so that means Lauri gets to write. And write. And write. No one to cook for or clean up after. Other than Pooh, of course, who is relatively undemanding and good company. I will be doing a tad bit of shopping at some point this weekend. Karlee needs new shoes for the wedding she’ll be in June 2nd, so I do plan on stealing her for a few hours. Maybe we’ll buy matching shoes this time. That is if she picks some out that don't have those blinking lights in the soles.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and a blessed Mother’s Day!


Jannine Gallant said...

I can't wait to read your story for the series, Lauri. Isn't it funny, the things that inspire us to write. My inspiration for Nothing But Trouble was the opening scene on Route 66 when my heroine gets kicked to the curb outside the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk!

Lauri said...

Yes, it is, Jannine! Great first scene in Nothing But Trouble! Thanks for stopping by.