• Quick Six with Barbara White Daille

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Blog, Quick Six, Writing Stuff • 24 Comments

    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!

    RANCHER AT RISKrancher

    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?

    Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Harlequin / iBooks

    Vanilla or chocolate?

    I love this question, because I never have to think twice about it.
     
    Chocolate!

    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?

    Barbara White DailleOriginally 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
    and to see you on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BarbaraWhiteDaille
    and Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille 

    24 Responses to Quick Six with Barbara White Daille

    1. January 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Thanks to Tawny for inviting me to chat with you today and to Cindy for getting the post up.

      Readers – I hope you’ll answer the question above and feel free to chat with me I’ll be stopping by throughout the day.

      See you later!

      Barbara

    2. Tammy Y
      January 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

      If I had money, I would do a shopping spree. So nice to see Barbara here today.

      • January 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

        Hi, Tammy – great to see you, also, and I’m thrilled to be here.

        Since it’s so soon after the holidays, I’m putting off shopping sprees for a while, too. Unless I hit the lottery…

    3. Cathy P
      January 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Definitely girls night out.

    4. flchen1
      January 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Hmm… probably girls’ night out, Barbara! I enjoy shopping sometimes, but I love having time with friends!

      And I loved so many of your answers–I too, still prefer print when I can :) And love your beta/alpha/gamma split! Perfect!

      Is Ryan and Lianne’s story a stand-alone? What are you working on next? :)

      • January 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

        The question was a tough one for me, too, because I like both shopping and girls’ night out. ;)

        Glad you liked the answers. The Quick Six is always so much fun!

        As for your questions…

        Rancher at Risk is the fourth book set in Flagman’s Folly, New Mexico. And though the books all have connected secondary characters, and the heroes and heroines sometimes make guest appearances, each story stands alone and wraps up the romance in that book. Lianne has guested in a couple of the books; this is Ryan’s first time in town.

        Coming up in August is The Texan’s Little Secret. It’s one book in a continuity from Harlequin American Romance. I’m having a great time taking part in it! Revisions for that book are due soon…which is why I’m popping in and out of here to chat.

        Thanks so much for your interest!

        • January 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

          And I guess I forgot to mention the storyline of The Texan’s Little Secret. ;)

          The hero’s a single dad who wants a mom for his little girl but knows the heroine doesn’t want a family. The heroine’s mom abandoned the family when she was a child. The heroine is hiding her hurt behind her wild-child reputation. And she’s hiding a secret from the hero.

          Thanks again for your interest!

    5. Loir
      January 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Definitely a girls night out.

      • Lori
        January 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

        My name is Lori not Loir.

        • keith
          January 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

          few too many pinacoladas on g nite out loir? you sound hot

      • January 10, 2014 at 11:33 am

        Lori – you’re in the majority so far, for sure. I’ll be interested to see the final tally.

        Thanks for stopping by!

    6. Colleen
      January 10, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Hmmm, I would say a shopping spree would be nice, if I had some extra money. Enjoyed reading your Quick Six answers. Thanks for sharing! :D

      • January 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

        Colleen – you’re very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the “Six.”

        As for the spree, it would be so nice to have some extra money once in a while, wouldn’t it? Again, I’m thinking lottery. LOL

    7. Helen
      January 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Hi Barbara

      I do love the sound of this story :)

      For me it would be a girls night out I am not a shopper LOL I am more than happy being at home with friends and family and of course finding time for myself with chocolate and a good book

      Have Fun
      Helen

      • January 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

        Hi, Helen! I would say yes to both halves of my question but, truthfully, there’s nothing I like better than chocolate and a good book. In fact, I said exactly that somewhere this week.

        I’m so glad you like the sound of the book. I just love Ryan and Lianne!

    8. January 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks for the comments!

      I’ll soon be heading back to the revisions for a while but will check in again later.

    9. bn100
      January 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      shopping spree

      bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    10. Pat Cochran
      January 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Gamma is also my choice, I’ve been married to one for over 53 years!
      A shopping spree with all my girls, a night out with my Gamma. Either,
      or both, would be great for me!

      Pat Cochran
      6443 Oaknut Drive
      Houston, TX 77088

      • January 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

        Pat – I’ve got a gamma guy, too.

        Sounds like you have the best of everything. I would definitely say, what the heck, go for it all! ;)

        Thanks for commenting.

    11. Barbara
      January 11, 2014 at 7:24 am

      I love shopping, and I love my time with friends!
      So if I could bend the rules…
      I would combine the two .
      Have a nice dinner and then shop til we drop.
      Return home to ice cream and chocolates, go to bed with a good book.
      Its fun to have it all! Or at least think you can.

    12. January 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Barbara – sometimes, we’ve just got to break the rules. You really went above and beyond. ;)

      I like your plans very much.

      And yes, it would be so nice to have it all, wouldn’t it?

      I guess that’s why I’m a romance writer and reader. There’s always that guaranteed happy ending.

    13. January 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

      A big thanks to everyone who stopped by the blog and left a comment!

      We have a winner in the drawing for a copy of Rancher at Risk:

      flchen1

      Congratulations! Please get in touch through the Contact form at my website with your name and mailing address.

      All the best,

      Barbara

    14. keith
      January 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      beta machine controlled s hemisphere in ‘for a breath i tarry’ barb why not ebook ith songlist n links too?

      ryan sounds kickbutt

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