I’m so thrilled to have Barbara White Daille hanging out with us today! Check out her latest release, Rancher at Risk, and be sure to answer her question for a chance to win an autographed copy of Rancher at Risk!
After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman’s Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan’s troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch’s manager, Lianne Ward.
Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she’s yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they’re not butting heads over the ranch’s new school for disadvantaged boys
Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan’s painful past drive them apart…permanently?
Vanilla or chocolate?
I love this question, because I never have to think twice about it.
Plain or peanut?
In the past, I was a chocolate purist and would always go for the plain. Lately I’ve been leaning toward peanuts… And almonds… And caramel… Yum! Now I’m craving.
Light or dark?
I’m taking this question to be about chocolate, too. Are you noticing a trend? LOL
Again, I always used to be a light (milk) chocolate fan. Now I lean a little more toward dark chocolate…but only because it’s supposed to be healthier for us.
Plotter or Pantzer?
This is a tough one, as I’m a mixture of both. I’ll usually start off with a germ of a plot, then write a little and see what happens, come up with a very rough framework for the story, and then start writing again.
Though I have a complete outline when I turn in a new book idea, I’ll confess that outline doesn’t always match the finished draft. It’s so much more fun to let the characters take me where they want to go!
Of course, I always rein them in near the end of the story. After all, I need to make sure they find their happy-ever-after.<smile>
Print or eBook?
First choice for my pleasure reading is still a print book. Almost all day, every day, I’m on the computer—writing, doing e-mail, checking in on Facebook and Twitter…. You may know the drill.
I like to give my eyes a rest from the screen once in a while.
Alpha, beta or gamma?
I love an unassuming but sexy boy-next-door beta hero who is loyal and loving and always there for his heroine.
I also love a super-hot, strong and silent alpha hero who keeps an eye on the woman he loves while he’s doing what he does best—whether that’s negotiating a merger, tracking a criminal, or saving the ranch.
So my final answer is…I’ll split the difference and go for the gamma hero. He has the best qualities of both, all wrapped up in one man.
And now, a question for you: Shopping spree or girls’ (or boys’) night out?
Originally from the East Coast, award-winning author Barbara White Daille now lives with her husband in the warm, sunny Southwest, where they love the lizards in the front yard but could do without the scorpions in the bathroom.
Barbara’s newest title, Rancher at Risk, debuted this week in both paper and e-book formats. An earlier book, Court Me, Cowboy, has just been re-issued as a Cowboy at Heart Special Release, available as a standalone e-book (at your favorite retailer) and in Larger Print (exclusively at www.Harlequin.com).
Barbara would love to have you drop by her website: www.barbarawhitedaille.com
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