Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Riding Double New Release

Hello everyone! Well, this is my first blog post here and I'm excited. I'm excited for more than one reason too. On May 7, 2010 my first ever publication, Riding Double, hit the digital world. I did a few blog spots on it, tweeted the heck out of it, and other such promo type things but I never guessed I'd get a good review. I mean I thought sure, I'd get a few friends to say nice things about Riding Double and Ms. KyAnn Waters gave me a terrific review for the book cover, but honestly I figured thats as far as it'd go. Well thankfully I was wrong! I've received two wonderful reviews and one even asked for more. I am still worried about getting a bad review but I gotta say right now I'm on cloud nine, they like me really they do.

Here's a little about Riding Double and the cover(Diana Carlile and the cover artist did a fantastic job if I say so myself!!):

Stressed to the max by her rodeo production company, Billie turns to young bareback rider Chet Haskins for a night of fun. She expects to get her mind off her business and her bull rider ex-fiancé, Bo Bennett. What she gets is several nights of sinful pleasure with both Chet and Bo. Finding herself quite literally between two hot cowboys, will Billie decide to move forward with Chet or start over with Bo?

Blurb of Riding Double:

My heart raced as I realized Bo was here. Here, and very nearby, watching Chet and me. I looked to my left. Next to the bucking chutes, Bo stood staring at us. I inclined my head in a hello, and he sauntered over. He stopped in front of me and grabbed my hand, pulling me to his side.

“I’ve missed you more, no matter what kind of smooth talk this dipshit has told you.” He gave a dizzying smile, which I returned. “But this weekend we’ve got to get something straight. If we’re to be together,” he waved his hand back and forth between us, “then you need to understand I expect some control over this.”

My eyes almost bugged out of my head. He did not just say he needed control. I’d kill him. I opened my mouth to argue, but before I had a chance, his lips closed over mine. I had a moment to panic. Everyone who’d just seen me kiss Chet would know I was also involved with Bo. I jerked away, and he let me go.

Bo’s jaw firmed, and his eyes bored into mine. “Make no mistake about it. If I’m going to share you, you’re gonna let me keep some control. Otherwise, I don’t know if I can go on with this.”

For an instant I thought about telling him to fuck off, but I couldn’t. His kiss had demolished my emotional barriers. I wanted him. I needed him and couldn’t deny it any longer.

“Chet may have missed you some, but I’m the one who thought about you every day.” Bo’s voice turned low and deep, filled with desire. His eyes blazed with lust. “Remembered your touch, the feel of your skin sliding against mine, and how sweet you taste.”
Chet snorted. “He’s been talking nonstop about you for two weeks.” He laughed. “I told him there was no way in hell I was bowing out. The two of you would have too much fun without me.” He turned and ambled away.

Bo stood, looking at the ground. I gazed at him for a second to let the giddiness of knowing how much that kiss had affected him rush through me. I might regret it later, but this weekend I was determined to have a good time, and if that meant spending time with him, pretending things were like they had been, fine.

“I gotta get to that meeting.” I turned to go but stopped. With a glance over my shoulder, I melted a little. He was staring at my ass. “I wanna be with you tonight, but nothing has changed. When this weekend is over, things will go back to the way they were before.”

My heart sank, but he had to know. I still wasn’t ready to forgive and forget. Maybe I never would be.

He smiled and shook his head. “You’re wrong. After this weekend, things will never be the same.”

Thanks again for letting me stop by and share. Hope you all enjoyed Riding Double available at The Wild Rose Press

So to my author friends out there what makes you the most nervous about the writing/editing process? And to readers tell me how much you rely on reviews before buying a book?
Thanks everyone,
Sayde Grace
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sayde! LOVE your book! So, what scares me as a writer? I guess...being a flop. Having my book published and having no sales. :) That's my fear, at least for today.

Sayde Gace said...

Oh that's a fear I have also! I hope and pray thats not the case with me or you but it's a real fear.

Anonymous said...

What scares me as a writer?

Not writing - that's what scares me.

I'm just coming off my second run of not writing for 4 years. The first time was because I had no idea what I was to write. All I know I wanted it to be filled with cursing and lots of sex. Thank gawd erotic romance came along.

The second time was for personal reasons.

I hate not writing. I miss something vital within when I don't write so glad the words are back.

Congrats on the sale! Yeehaw!

Sayde Grace said...

Oh wow, four years? I feel for you. I haven't written much in the last three weeks maybe three chapters and I'm going crazy! Hang in there and get those sex and cussing stories out to us :) I love it!

Suzanne said...

I guess the scariest thing for me is that the new ideas won't come and I'll find myself staring at a blank screen with nothing to write about! Love those cowboys!

Sayde Grace said...

Oh Suzanne, I hear ya. But sometimes my problem is that I get the idea but then don't get the follow through. Ever had that happen? It stings.

Sherry said...

Congrats on the first post on this blog. Let's hope for many more. I'm excited for you on the great reviews so far.

What scares me as a writer- I think you know- SUBMITTING! I can write all day long but then to send it out of my house??? Yipes!

Sayde Grace said...

Every once and while I'll get scared to submitt something but you have to. How else will the wonderful words and worlds we write bless others (ok, I'm stretching it here but...) Go forth and submit those manuscripts!

DagnyDepa芝汝 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................