Friday, November 29, 2013

Fire Writer Friday: Kari Lemor

Cowboy Marvin loves listening to the Written Fireside stories and is having great fun learning a little more about the Fire Writers  

Graciously, those who have authored a part of the round robin story have agreed to stop by, one each Friday, and visit with my curious goat. 


Stopping by this Friday is






Kari Lemor      








Thank you for stopping by Ms. Lemor.

Let's jump right in, are you a night owl or early bird? 

Night owl

You are far braver than I.  At dusk I head into the barn.  Strange creatures wonder about in the dark. 
I've even heard of a half owl half goat.  
Seriously.  

Look it's right here Hootenanny



Ooh that's creepy.  Moving on.  Who would you be, Batman or Robin?




Batman. I’m very good at organizing things, even crime fighting.






What would you think of Goatman?  I'm not good at organizing, more of a go with the flow kind of goat, but I would look amazing in a cape.

And maybe some hotpants, Oregon has been quite chilly lately.



Would you take a taxi or a limo if they were the same price?



Limo, duh! 


Hey if you have the opportunity, travel in style I say and just between you and me, riding in a limo beats standing in the bed of an old truck any day.






Do you like music?  What was the last song you listened to?  



Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkle


 
Nice guys, smooth sound but nothing for goats especially.  

Maybe you should give these guys a listen. 







What about your taste in movies, do you like scary, comedy, romance or adventure?




How about a romantic adventure?










Interesting.  Would you consider a western?













So now, what season do you like best, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall? 




Spring


Oh I agree.  Spring is a lovely time of year, so much is green and growing and nummy.





Would you tell me a place you've never been to but would love to visit?




Hawaii 










The island state looks beautiful and I'd love to go there someday also, I hear the surfing is awesome.








Would you swim in the ocean or a pool? 




I’d prefer a lake. Second choice, pool.

May I suggest Goat Lake in Washington.  
It's a spectacular back country lake.  
There are waterfalls too!




So how would you go camping - sleeping bag under the stars, tent, trailer, fancy RV, or a hotel with room service?



It doesn’t have to be fancy. I’ll take a cheap hotel.

I recommend a Goatel 6, affordable and apples for breakfast.



One last question.  A goat walks through your door right now wearing a cowboy hat.  What does he say and why is he there?


Trick or Treat.

I heard you had extra Halloween candy
.

I dropped my hat but my costume is still on snug. By the way, I'm very fond of black licorice if you have any in that candy bag.




Her story, Canobie Kisses, 
will be published in the anthology,
"Love Free or Die: NH Pulp Fiction" 
by Plaidswede Publishing 
on February 1, 2014.

About Kari

Kari Lemor grew up as a voracious reader and was one of those kids who read with a flashlight under the covers. She always loved the stories that had a touch of romance to them. Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, even Trixie Belden had a special someone, in her mind anyway. If there wasn’t any romance, she would add some, even to all the TV shows she watched.

As she grew older she was known to pilfer her mother’s romance novels from the ‘done‘ pile. She would quickly devour them and then be sad they were finished. So she would go to bed and continue the stories or write her own, in her head. All of these stories were always romance. It wasn’t until a few years ago, and the urging of some friends, that she decided to try putting those stories on paper. Surprisingly, to her anyway, they weren’t half bad.

For a few years she only wrote for herself and some ‘fans’ who followed her online journal. Only recently did she decide to write something for publication.




Follow Kari online - Goodreads Blog Facebook Twitter
   

Thanks for stopping by Kari!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Fire Writer Friday - Cowboy Marvin's First Ten


Cowboy Marvin enjoyed visiting with these amazing Fire Writers so much, he's offering everyone to have another oppurtunity to check them out.  

If you click on the Fire Writer's name you will go to their personal site.

If you click on the Fire Writer's picture you will go to their Fire Writer Friday interview.

Enjoy!
  


     Romy Sommer 


   



 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Last giveaway for my Men of Fir Mountain celebration

Fancy sexy cowboys?  

Ride into Fir Mountain in
Silver Creek County, Oregon.

Join my Facebook event in celebration of my 
Men of Fir Mountain.


I've shared a couple of exciting announcements, had interesting news to share and have one last giveaway!

Don't miss out on your last chance to win
a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Enter my The Men of Fir Mountain: The Lawman of Silver Creek giveaway Nov. 20 - Dec. 03

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fire Writer Friday - Jane Lark


Cowboy Marvin loves listening to the Written Fireside stories and is having great fun learning a little more about the Fire Writers  

Graciously, those who have authored a part of the round robin story have agreed to stop by, one each Friday, and visit with my curious goat. 


Stopping by this Friday is










Jane Lark       








Howdy Ms. Lark, happy to meet you.

Tell me, are you a night owl or early bird? 



Night owl now 


(early bird and night owl when I was younger) 






It's good you're over the early bird gig.  I don't understand why anyone would want worms.  If I have worms my humans force nasty medicine on me.




Who would you be, Batman or Robin?




Batman all the way



A female Batman, that looks intense.





Would you take a taxi or a limo if they were the same price?


:/ Honestly don't much care for fuss, but hey, no, let's go for it... Limo


Since you said go for it, I thought this car looked nice.  Chickens keep the bugs down.  Love them.  




Do you like music?  What was the last song you listened to?  

Avicii, Wake me up, is my latest Favourite, and the one I'd pick as a get in the mood song for the New Adult Romance I have coming out on 5th December.



Ah yes, cool song but the girl in the video would have been better off with a goat.  

Seriously.  





What about your taste in movies, do you like scary, comedy, romance or adventure?



Romance - of course - I write it, I have to love it.

I agree, there is nothing like a good romance, especially with tasty flowers.


Tell me what season do you like best, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall? 



All of the above. I love each season for it's individuality, but I guess maybe spring the most.






Spring is lovely in Oregon, my fields are covered in greens.  Lots of nom, nom, nom.

Would you tell me a place you've never been to but would love to visit? 


There are many, But the one that seems the most hard to reach, New Zealand, the whole place :-)





Pretty green fields to explore but my impression is 
too many sheep not enough goats.

Would you swim in the ocean or a pool? 



Oh Ocean always.


Some of my relatives swim in the Ocean but ever since Ms. Hulsman pointed out the scary sharp toothed creatures that live in there I haven't ventured one hoof in salt water.



So how would you go camping - sleeping bag under the stars, tent, trailer, fancy RV, or a hotel with room service?

Mmm, diva alert, hotel with room service. Under the stars sounds so nice, but reality, hard ground... Mmm #needmysleepandhomecomforts

Stars are beautiful indeed, but I understand the appeal of fresh, thick straw to bed on and humans that deliver apples.

One last question.  A goat walks through your door right now wearing a cowboy hat.  What does he say and why is he there?

"Get off your couch and get me milk." 





So obviously he's here for milk. I don't know why the hell he has a cowboy hat on ;)


 Why the hat?  Because it's sexy and he knows it.








Jane, a fellow Harper Impulse author
and was a Fire Writer for 

Check out her First Fight Friday interview.



Jane's latest book, I Found You, is available for pre-order now on Amazon USA Amazon UK and soon will be available on Kobo and Nook.

Excerpt

Jason

The beat of the music pounded through my earphones, drowning out the loud rattle of the subway trains. I was in the zone. My heart was racing, my feet striking the pavement with the rhythm of the baseline, as I ran.

The monotony of city life swamped me in the day, but running brought me back from it at night.

God, I missed home, and fuck it was cold.

Too cold to snow. I heard the words Dad always repeated. I’d always thought it a myth. Was it ever too cold to snow? I didn’t know, but people had been saying it all day.

The pavement was dry, not icy. Dry with cold. There was no moisture in the air, only the cloud of my breath, as my lungs filled and then exhaled with the pace of my strides.

Maybe it was true. God, there were so many myths in the world. Like, New York was the place to be. It still felt like new shoes to me, like it just didn’t fit.

The tarmac felt firm beneath my sneakers.

I looked forward, trying to increase my pace and energy, burning away the doubts and disappointments I’d felt since I came to the city.

At the end of the bridge there was a figure, caught in the middle of a beam of orange lamplight, like some illuminated angel. I generally only saw other guys jogging on the bridge path. It was rare to see anyone else.

It was Thanksgiving in little over a week and Christmas in a few weeks. Lindy was pissed I wasn’t going back home, but she’d made up her mind to come to me for Christmas.

Was that good or bad?

The figure was facing the Brooklyn Bridge, probably looking at the reflection of the lights glinting and shifting on the dark water. It was mesmerizing when you focused on it.

The Manhattan Bridge was never busy, probably because of the noise of the trains. The environment didn’t inspire pleasure, so it wasn’t a place for tourists. But it was a good path for running, long and straight, and normally empty.

I ran harder, my eyes focusing on the figure.

The person hadn’t moved. They held their hands up, gripping the metal grill above them.

The pose seemed odd. A little desperate. It wasn’t casual.

My imagination shifted, no longer picturing angels but a horror movie. The way the lamplight shone down on the figure, could be like they were in the sights of a hovering helicopter, or a beam from a UFO.

I thought of Christmas again, and ached for home. But I wasn’t going home. I had to conquer New York.

The light shining down on the stranger, suddenly took the form of a Godly benediction once more. The person’s arms shifted, stretching out, similar to a crucifixion pose, hands wide and high, as they looked upward.

I was getting nearer.

My fingers were numb with the cold, even inside my gloves, and my ears burned as jack-frost nipped beneath my hood. Running should’ve kept me warm, but it was twenty-one degrees Fahrenheit, way below freezing point.

Fuck, now I could see the person ahead was standing in a t-shirt. Their out-stretched arms were bare.

“Hey!” My heart rate thundered as I ran on, wondering what sort of city-nutter I was running toward. What were they doing wearing a tee in this weather? It didn’t look like a homeless dude, but…

My breaths grew more uneven.

The guy ahead hadn’t heard me.

I pulled my earphones out. “Hey!”

Still no recognition. It was like they were in some sort of trance.

My feet pounded on the concrete.

It wasn’t a guy, it was a girl. I’d seen the long hair way back, but hadn’t been sure. Plenty of guys had long hair. Now, I could see.

I knocked my hood back. I didn’t want to scare her. “Hey!”


Jane Lark is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romances. She began her first novel at sixteen, but a life full of difficulty derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined to be able to say I’m a writer.

Now Jane is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and uses her knowledge of psychology to bring her characters to life.


‘Basically I’m a sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction, plus my understanding of people helps me write the really intense relationships I enjoy creating.’




Follow Jane Lark online

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Thanks for stopping by Jane!



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Men of Fir Mountain giveaway!

Fancy sexy cowboys?  

Ride into Fir Mountain in
Silver Creek County, Oregon.

I've a month long Facebook event in celebration of my Men of Fir Mountain.


I've shared a couple of exciting announcements, had interesting news to share and have two more giveaways!

Each week someone will win 
a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Enter my Men of Fir Mountain 
Week Three giveaway Nov. 12 - Nov. 18
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Friday, November 8, 2013

Fire Writer Friday - Sarah Lefebve


Cowboy Marvin loves listening to the Written Fireside stories and is having great fun learning a little more about the Fire Writers  

Graciously, those who have authored a part of the round robin story have agreed to stop by, one each Friday, and visit with my curious goat. 


Stopping by this Friday is









Sarah Lefebve       








Howdy Ms. Lefebve, thanks for coming to visit me.

So let's jump right in, are you a night owl or early bird? 

Night owl, I am rubbish in the mornings - although I have had to get better since having two children! Fortunately we have somehow created not one but two children who like to sleep in, My youngest isn't even a year old yet and even he likes to sleep in until 8am most mornings! I'm sure any mothers out there reading this will now hate me! I am definitely a night owl - my husband and I can often be found still tapping away at our laptops at 1 or 2am! 

Greens are getting scarse now.  I love you humans who not only stay up late but teach your kids to do so as well, less competion among the brush for me.     


So who would you be, Batman or Robin?

I would be Batman as I don't like being told what to do! And I think Robin gets told what to do my Batman doesn't he?!

I'm not sure about the outfit though!


I see what you mean about the outfit.  It's seriously flawed, only two legs.  I could be a wonderful superhero if only there a proper outfit was available.  

Tell me, would you take a taxi or a limo if they were the same price?

Taxi I am not a showy person at all and don't like drawing attention to myself so I'd definitely take the taxi! 

For you my lovely lady, a goat powered taxi!



My husband LOVES cars and often dreams about the day(NEVER!)that he will be able to afford a Lamborghini. It really annoys him that I say if we ever won the lottery I'd keep my Qashqai +2!!



I think your husband would enjoy this taxi.


Do you like music?  What was the last song you listened to?  



Rene Olstead. 

A Love that Lasts Forever. 

It is the song played at Hilda's wedding in Ugly Betty(my current favourite show thanks to the box set my husband bought me for my birthday). I loved the song the first time I heard it, downloaded and now listen to it all the time. I tend to do that - love a song and then play it incessantly until 
I hate it!



Have you ever listened to goat music?  You'll be hooked from the first note. 



How about your taste in movies, do you like scary, comedy, romance or adventure?


I love a good romance so I think that's what I'd choose. 

I agree, there is nothing like a good romance, when my human brings me fresh hay, my heart goes piddy-patter.  



However - our best friends are total horror movie nuts and every time we get together it's tradition to watch a really horrible one. 


Nooooooo not horror films!  They scare me.

Thankfully they live at the other end of the country so my nerves have chance to recover after each one!

That's a relief.   

Tell me what season do you like best, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall? 


I love the summer. I hate wearing socks (which is crazy as I have the coldest feet in the world), long sleeves or coats so I am not really suited to any other season than summer!

In reguards to wearing socks, I totally agree.  I haven't worn a sock since I was a kid.  



Would you tell me a place you've never been to but would love to visit? 

Texas!! I love the States and have travelled a lot there. I went right across from East to

West via Amtrak when I was a student and when I finished university I lived in Maryland for a year as an aupair - but one place I have never managed to get to yet is Texas - and I'd love to go there. I'd buy a cowboy hat and wear it the whole time! And I'd have to visit Southfork!

Everyone should buy and wear cowboy hats.  I love mine.  I think I look quite dapper in it, don't you?


 Would you swim in the ocean or a pool? 

I am definitely a pool girl - sand is just too messy! We went on holiday recently and our hotel was right on the beach - but the only time I ventured on to it was to write our names and the date in the sand and take a photo so that I could use it as a time marker in my latest photobook!


Can I hang out in the pool with you?  I find floating to be quite relaxing.


So how would you go camping - sleeping bag under the stars, tent, trailer, fancy RV, or a hotel with room service?

Hotel!!
I've been camping before but I'd be lying if I said I loved it! I definitely like my home comforts so I think I'd book into the nearest hotel! 

Can I recomend the Royal Goat Hotel? With a goat staff, whatever the task, whatever your need, a goat will see it done better.  We are amazing creatures. Seriously.  


If my friend Liz reads this she'll raise her eyebrows - she's trying to get me to go camping with her - with our kids.....I should for them I guess!

I'm packed and ready to head out.  If you've never taken a goat camping you're missing out on a special experience.  We are affectionate, nimble, and can eat just about anything we find in the woods.  In short the perfect companion.


One last question.  A goat walks through your door right now wearing a cowboy hat.  What does he say and why is he there?

He has heard that my kids have been creating untold washing lately and he is here to help me out! He has an apron on and he's ready to get stuck in to my chores!! 




He says "Show me where you keep your washing powder and go and get on with your writing!"







Sarah Lefebve, a fellow Harper Impulse author, wrote for
Written Fireside October - A Witch By Chance Part 5
And will be writing for 
Written Fireside: His Way Home Part 2 on November 19th.


Sarah's debut book, The Park Bench Test, is available now on Amazon.


How do you know when you’ve found Mr Right?

Aspiring journalist Becky Harper loves her boyfriend Alex, but she doesn’t think he’s Mr Right.

Her best friend Emma doesn’t believe in Mr Right – she’s just looking for a man who will stick around longer than her dad did.

Katie has found her Mr Right and is planning her September wedding with her two best friends.

Debut author Sarah Lefebve asked her own friends and family how they knew they had found the elusive Mr Right and then turned their honest – and often surprising – answers into this charming, emotional and downright funny romance about three friends and their search for Mr Right – if he even exists that is…



Follow Sarah online - Blog  Twitter    


Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

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