Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” You can sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story: http://bit.ly/psthibnewsletter
Question: What is the genre of your novel?
Answer: “Edgy” Christian/Inspirational Romance
Question: What inspired this novel? How did it come about?
Answer: I initially wrote Kyleigh’s Cowboy as a short story for a popular woman’s magazine then was told they didn’t do cowboy stories. WHAT? Who doesn’t like cowboys, right? Anyway, I decided to develop the story and now we’ve got a novella.
Question: Could you tell us a little bit about the heroine and/or hero of your novella?
Answer: Kyleigh Winters is a widow who, along with her daughter and son-in-love remodels their vacation home into a small guest ranch in the Texas Hill Country. What she didn’t expect was a second chance at love or the purpose God has for the ranch. Lance Stevens has been a roaming cowboy for ten-plus years since he retired from the Marines but is looking for that place that “calls to the soul” which he finds the moment he drives through the gate of the Silver Star. What he didn’t expect to discover was the love of his life.
Question: Can you tell us about some of your other published novels or work?
Answer: Sure! I have eleven published
books/novellas including my 5-part Tempered series and one devotional titled,
Love is a Rose which parallels the love of God to the lyrics of The Rose. All
of these are available in Ebook and Print, and I am steadily working to get
them in audio.
Question: What are you working on now?
Answer: I’ve recently received the rights back to a novel and a collection of short stories so I’m working on getting those ready to republish in 2023. I’m also in the process of having audio versions of my books produced and available to the world of audiobook lovers. Those available now can be found on Audible.
Question: What made you start writing?
Answer: Nearly 40 years ago I got fed up with being disappointed by one-too-many-insipid romance stories. Pregnant at the time, I’m not sure if that was hormones or what, but definitely the impetus to my writing career.
Question: What advice would you offer to those who are currently writing novels?
Answer: Be flexible and willing to learn and grow but stay true to yourself. Writing is a gift and talent from God. Don’t bury your talent or hide your gift.
Question: Where and when will readers be able to obtain your novel?
Answer: Kyleigh’s Cowboy is available for PreOrder NOW with the publication date of October 18th.
She’s attempting to start a new life. He’s roamed for more than a decade. Can they let go of the past and grab hold of the future?
Seven years after the death of her husband, Kyleigh Winters turned their old vacation home into a brand new guest ranch. Not willing to join the ranks of lonely women trolling the bars or online in search of a man, Kyleigh is sure if God wishes her to have another husband, He’ll send the perfect someone in His own time. But will she be open to the possibility of new love when He does?
Searching for a place that calls to his soul, Lance Stevens has been a roaming cowboy for ten years since retiring from the Marines. He finds that sanctuary the moment he drives through the Silver Star’s gate and meeting the lovely owner speaks to more than his soul. Will he open to the healing power of love?
Excerpt: The two women walked from Kyleigh’s log cabin to the two-story wood and stone ranch house. Already, guests mingled in the adjoining dining and lodge rooms. More spilled out onto the huge veranda that wrapped around the front and one side of the building.
Admiration laced Ramona’s voice. Kyleigh glanced at her daughter then turned to see what she gawked at. Her son-in-law, flanked by a cowboy, strolled toward them. Her heart did an irrational little twirl, pulse scrambled into high gear. Kyleigh bit back her own murmur of appreciation of the lean physique, muscled forearms and bulging biceps poured into the shirt stretched across a broad chest. Her fingers itched to stroke the salt and pepper hair peeking out from under his hat and curled over his collar. Smooth shaven for the most part, the man’s tanned cheeks hinted at a five o’clock shadow just below the surface. Sexy. Kyleigh shook herself mentally as the two men approached.
“I think we’ve found our wrangler.” Robert said. “Ladies, meet Lance Stevens. Lance, my wife, Ramona Evans and…” He grinned and bowed low, then rose with a flourish of one arm toward Kyleigh. “Mistress of the Silver Star, my mother-in-law, Kyleigh Winters.”
Eyes the color of dark roasted coffee swept over her in a gaze as potent as a caress, then locked with hers. Lance tipped his hat and grinned. A dimple creased his cheek. “Ma’am,” he drawled.
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