by USA Today bestselling author Sara Orwig
Desire; March 7, 2017
$5.75 U.S.; 224 Pages
Will secrets tear this rancher’s marriage apart—or lead to a reunion?
For estranged husband and wife Tom and Emily Knox, a heartbreaking loss in their past is keeping them apart in the present. They still share a ranch, but not a bed. And when the blackmailer terrorizing Royal, Texas, accuses Tom of keeping a secret family behind Emily’s back, they’re thrown into an even deeper tailspin. But could their darkest misunderstanding contain the seeds of a second chance, as Tom and Emily come together to dispel false accusations and face their past?
SARA ORWIG is an Oklahoman whose life revolves around family, flowers, dogs and books. Books are like her children: she usually knows where they are, they delight her and she doesn’t want to be without them. With a master’s degree in English, Sara has written mainstream fiction, and historical and contemporary romance. She has 100 published novels translated in over 26 languages. You can visit her website at saraorwig.com.
Bon Appétit and a Book: A delicious recipe to enjoy alongside the book with an image.
Texas Cattleman’s Caviar Recipe
2 (15oz) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (15oz) can black beans
1/2 cup diced jalapeno
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
1/4 cup diced yellow bell peppers
1⁄2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1 TBS diced parsley
1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
1⁄4 cup olive oil
2 TBS granulated sugar
DIRECTIONS: Stir all the ingredients together and chill overnight. Serve with tortilla chips.
~ Serves 10
Song Playlist: A prepared playlist of songs that embodies the book’s characters and their love story.
Not a Day Goes By Lone Star
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz Lyrics
Can’t We Talk It Over Olivia Newton-John Lyrics
I Surrender Celine Dion, and ending with my favorite:
It’s A Wonderful World Louie Armstrong
How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers: Tips for those looking to get their work published/break into the industry.
I think knowing your market and knowing what publishers want is important. Study their guidelines and look at what they are publishing. Also, I felt networking was a huge help. Attend conferences, go to writing groups and get to know other writers. Doing both networking and learning about the market, helped me get published.
Writer’s Space: Photos and a brief description of the place where they do their writing.
*These pictures will come from Spec Creative. (See Bon Appétit)
Here is a picture where I write. On my desk, the shelves and the walls are pictures of my family, the dogs, my favorite trees and roses and places where my husband and I have traveled.
I have a small bookshelf with a copy of each of my books. I have other bookshelves with a lot more books. I love books.
Love Lessons Learned: Real life romance lessons learned from the book.
To me, this book is a reminder that life and love are precious. A romance lesson from this book is, don’t take love or family for granted. I’m grateful every day for my family, our home, our pets, our friends. Life is a gift and each day comes with hope.
Movie Star Cast: The author picks movie stars to play the characters in a movie.
Tom Knox – Henry Cavill
Emily Knox – Jessica Biel
Natalie Valentine—Emily Stone
Sheriff Nathan Battle—Orlando Bloom
Spring Rituals: The author describes any rituals she does in early Spring.
Spring is wonderful because I like to walk outside and escape the treadmill. Spring also means getting the garden ready—my husband and I both like flowers. We have lots of roses and the Chrysler Imperial is my favorite. Our family gets together before Easter so the grandkids can dye eggs and bake a bunny cake and then we cook out. Spring is fun because it’s beautiful and it means summer is coming!