Friday, March 28, 2014

Fire Writer Friday: Angela Campbell

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

Graciously, those who author parts in the round robin stories have agreed to stop by, on certain Fridays, and visit with my curious goat.

Stopping by this Friday is

Angela Campbell     

Hello Ms. Campbell, how nice of you to stop by.  

Before we start I want you to know this goat
 thinks it's very cool that 
you donate half of your author royalties 

Now down to business, are you a night owl or early bird? 

Night owl. 


I've heard that you hang out with cats.  This impresses me, owls and cats are not often friendly.  
Goats on the other hand, love feline companions.  

Moving on, who would you be, Batman or Robin?

Wonder Woman. 

Oh right, she's not an option. 


She's so much cooler than either of them though. (whines)

Um, I'd rather be Robin, if it's the 
from the comics. 

He was the coolest.

He's pretty fierce


my heroes have always been goats. 

Meet Batman's Goat 

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

I rode in several taxis in New York and feared for my life each and every time. 

Therefore, I choose limo. 

Seems safer, less stressful, and probably roomier for a tall woman like me!

If you are looking for stress free traveling you should really try 
a goat taxi. 

Smooth rides for an apple tip.   

Moving on, what was the last song you listened to? 

Interesting, you like a human with tantrums but

my humans dislike it when I *cough*
I mean one of the other naughty goats throw one.

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

All of the above. 

Okay, you twisted my arm. 


I don't mind things 

a little 'wild'

but I'll leave the scary to you. 


What season do you like best, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall? 


I've never been one for hot weather.

Oh yes, Fall is wonderful, 

lovely, lush blackberry bushes are everywhere.  

Sweet.  Juicy.

Nom. Nom. Nom. 

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


Capricorn Goats Cheese

I'd love to visit and meet two amazing Capricorn goats,
Beryl and Ethel. 
They could teach me all about bungee jumping and tweeter. @BerylTheGoat  @EthelTheGoat 

Would you swim in the ocean or a pool? 


Large bodies of water scare me.

Bathtubs are a lot of fun without the water. 

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

Trailer or RV.

I don't like bugs.

If you have a problem with bugs, 
I recommend chickens.

They eat bugs and are great company.    

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

Goat says, "I hear you like animals. Can we hang out?"

I say, "Come on in and join the party." 

We'll eat junk food and watch bad movies together with my cat.

I'll bring the pop if Dusti will pick a really bad movie.  Has she heard of Mystery Science Theater 3000?  Those are a hoot. 

Angela is a fellow Harper Impulse author and was a Fire Writer for 

Angela's book, 
On the Scent

is available online at the following retailers


(Book 1 in series)

Hannah Dawson has a big problem: she’s just become the unexpected owner of a snarky cat, a loveable but not-so-bright dog… and their $10 million fortune!

Which would be awesome if it hadn’t made her the target of every wacko in the metro Atlanta area. Now Hannah and her famous pets need protecting. And there’s only one man who can help them…

Enter Zachary Collins: ex-TV star of ‘The Psychic Detective’ and street-wise private investigator – all 6 foot blue-eyed gorgeousness!

Only Zach’s got secrets of his own… not least that he finds Hannah, his client, irresistibly hot. The more time he spends keeping her out of harm’s way, the more he’s tempted to give in to the attraction and break all his own rules.


'Think modern day Dr. Dolittle only a lot more sexy and badass’- Books She Reads 

‘I loved the humor, suspense, mystery, action, lies, and romance in this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone’ - The Girl Bookaholic 

‘I liked Zach and Hannah, and watching them resist their attraction to each other, only to eventually fall, was terrific! And fun. And sometimes very funny. Occasionally steamy followed by laughter (pet owners will understand).’- Book Lovers Inc 

‘a funny, paranormal, crime-drama romance novel that clearly has a little something for everyone’ - The Romance Reviews

About Angela:

I read my first romance novel at 16 and immediately attempted to write one, too. Many attempts (and a couple of decades) later, I finally published my first novel. A mild-mannered newspaper reporter with more than 15 years experience as a general assignment reporter, features editor and graphic designer, I have also worked as a production assistant in TV and film. I live in the Southeast with my rescue cat.

Follow Angela Campbell online


Thanks for stopping by Angela!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fire Writer Friday - Lisa Fox

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 or will author a part of the round robin story have agreed to stop by, on certain Fridays, and visit with my curious goat. 

Stopping by this Friday is

Lisa Fox     

Hello Ms. Fox, how nice of you to stop by.

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

Night owl. 

A Fox that's an owl, that's a first for me but cool.  

This goat is all about promoting peace and love in the animal kingdom. 

Tell me please, who would you be, Batman or Robin?

No contest – Batman.

Love the cape.  

Don't I look dashing fighting goat crime in mine?

Superheroes should look fabulous.

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


You humans sure like fancy cars.  Personally, I'd rather have edible flowers but to each his own.

 When I need a ride I just hop on the back of a motorcycle, simple fun and lots of fresh air.   

Moving on, what was the last song you listened to? 

Instant Crush by Daft Punk 
featuring Julian Casablancas

Loved it.  Hey, have you heard their song 

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


Oh good.  
I love adventures.

I'm ready, let's go.  
Who's driving?

Sorry, I got a little carried away.  

We can't leave yet, the interview isn't finished.  

What season do you like best, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall? 


Awesome, I love summer too. 

It's the absolute best time of year to jump on the trampoline.  

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

Rio for Carnival

I'm up for dancing in the streets. 

Goats are amazing dancers. However, firebreathing dragons tend to singe my precious fur, so I'll leave them to you.

Would you swim in the ocean or a pool? 


Though I do like to look at the ocean.

I understand your hesitation about dipping into the ocean.  

However, there is something to be said about hanging out poolside.

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

I don’t camp. 

Hotel with room service all the way.

That seems like it'd be a lot less work.  

Hmm. I wonder if my humans would consider that?  

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 says, “I have your pizza. It’ll be $22.50.”

I say, “Damn, they weren’t kidding about those flashbacks.”

It's okay Ms. Fox, it was probably just a delivery from Goat Hill Pizza.  

Lisa Fox wrote for Written Fireside

Lisa's latest book

One Kiss

is available on Amazon.

Sometimes one kiss can change everything.

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a night for celebration and new beginnings. For best friends Kat and Dean, it is a nightmare filled with disastrous dates and enraged ex-girlfriends!

Lucky for them, they’ve got each other to help laugh off the embarrassing, and downright inappropriate, moments. But then midnight rolls around and neither of them have anyone to kiss…

There’s no doubt this is a night they will always remember.

The real question is whether it will be a night they want to forget…


‘Short, sweet and engaging… had me staying up way later than I should have been’- Lost to Books 

‘A novella that will certainly warm up a cold January for its readers!’- One More Page 

‘It was warm, it was witty and it sizzled with some pretty special chemistry’- Chicklit Reviews 

‘A short, sweet and a little steamy novella about love, friendship and everything in between’- She Loves to Read 

About Lisa:

When I was young, I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. But then I changed my mind because being a famous, yet totally undercover secret agent would be much cooler. I looked into it, but there weren’t many job opportunities. I thought for a while and concluded that maybe I should just marry well. People make whole careers of that. I fell deeply in love with Agent Mulder, but he already had Scully, and I don’t share.

So, instead, I became a writer.

Now I get to be all of those things and so many more.

Follow Lisa Fox online

Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

Friday, March 14, 2014

First Fight Friday: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight out of their latest book.

Fellow Harper Impulse author and 
a Fire Writer for 
Written Fireside: His Way Home Pt 11 

Written Fireside: On Valentine's Pt 6 

Check out her fun interview with 
Cowboy Marvin
Fire Writer Friday 

Mandy Baggot is here for ...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

Made in Nashville
where the off-stage action’s as hot as the music!

An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. 
Is now the time to return? 
And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him.
 But when he sets his sights on Honor, 
is it pure attraction 
or just distraction on his mind?

She didn’t register Jared’s appearance until he grabbed two fistfuls of Dan’s shirt and pulled him off his feet.

‘What the hell?!’ Dan exclaimed regaining his footing.

‘Honor.’ He paused. ‘Did you ask him to put his hands on you?’

She saw the heat of fury in his eyes, hatred crumpling his features. She knew his next actions were dependant on whatever she said or did next. What was he doing here? Had he come here because of Mia’s invitation?

‘Honor.’ He stopped again to take a breath and make things clear. ‘Did this jerk put his hands on you?’ He grabbed a handful of Dan’s shirt, rolling it tighter in his hands.

She nodded.

Jared shook his head, tightening his lips. ‘Outside,’ he snarled.

‘Oh what the hell, Jed! Are you crazy? This is bullshit. Honor, tell him,’ Dan yelled, trying to move out of Jared’s hold.

‘You do not put your hands on a woman unless she asks you to. Outside!’ Jared ordered.

‘Man, I’m on in fifteen minutes. I don’t need the heat here. I’ve got a reputation and…’ Dan began.

Honor was losing her resolve. She just wanted Dan gone, but did she want him unconscious in the street? That was what Jared Marshall was proposing. A dust up, an ass-kicking, dueling on the strip because she’d freaked out.

‘You’ve got a reputation? Yeah, man, well so have I. I guess you don’t remember,’ Jared spat.

‘Jed, man, come on,’ Byron said, arriving at the scene.

‘Stay out of it, Byron,’ Jared warned.

Byron looked to Honor. All she had to do was tell Jared to let Dan go. Why wasn’t her mouth moving? Why was she letting this play out?

‘Call security,’ Dan said, directing the question at Byron.

‘You either get your ass outside or I’m gonna drop you right here, right now, in front of the whole fucking bar,’ Jared threatened.

‘Man, come on,’ Dan said. ‘Please.’

He looked genuinely terrified. She hadn’t ever seen him look that way before. Jared’s hand was still at his throat and Dan was sweating.

‘Let him go,’ Honor stated.

He was so pumped up he wanted to thrash the life out of the asshole right there. Dan fucking Steele. Thinking he could put his hands on a woman like that. Touching her. He wanted to rip his throat out and put it on the menu as a special. He had to be taught a lesson.

‘He isn’t worth the trouble and…it isn’t your fight. It’s mine,’ Honor spoke.

‘Hey, I wasn’t fighting with you I just…’ Dan started.

‘Shut the fuck up, man!’ Jared yelled.

‘Let him go.’ She took a breath. ‘Just let him go.’

Her tone affected him. She meant what she said. But he wasn’t defending her, was he? He was standing up for everything he believed in. He would be reacting the same way if it was any girl. He had strong principals, values deeply ingrained inside him. When he saw someone disrespecting the rules he lived his life by, he saw red.

‘Jared, please.’

She’d called him by his full name. The name he’d introduced himself with the first time they’d met. He didn’t know why that’d made his back contract with a shot of something, but it had.

He pushed Dan away, sending him sprawling onto the floor. He leant over his flailing body, pointing a finger.

‘You ever touch a woman again before she asks and I’m gonna be there. I’m gonna be there to drag your sorry ass outside and put you back in the emergency room.’

Copyright © Mandy Baggot

Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot 

Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?

When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?

Join the country scene to find out!

Buy Made in Nashville on Amazon ~ Amazon UK


Mandy Baggot is a romantic fiction author. In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her self-published title, Strings Attached was also short-listed for the Best Author Published Read award.

Also in 2012 she signed with American publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, who produced her novels, Taking Charge and romantic suspense, Security.

In June 2013 she signed a two book deal with Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse.

She is a regular contributor to writing blogs and on-line magazine, Loveahappyending Lifestyle

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

Follow Mandy Baggot online

Thanks for sharing Mandy!

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