Whether it’s the gunslinger or the lone cowboy, the west has always captured our hearts and imaginations. When it comes to romance, they seem to go together naturally. In ROUGH EDGES, we have brought together seven different stories, from the old west to the modern cowboy, from women on the run to women looking for a good time.
Trayce Primm will conclude our sneak peeks and author interviews. We hope you enjoyed them.
TIME MACHINE COWBOY
A boring end to a cold winter’s day means shedding work clothes and popping a frozen dinner into the microwave. But once in a magical while, the package contains a sizzling surprise that heats up more than a cold heart.
There was a dreamlike sense of inevitability, a floating sensual state of freedom. If it was a dream, she didn’t want to wake up yet—not until the fantasy was completed. She walked closer, breathing heavily, her breasts rising and falling with each gulp of the sweet, thick air. He held out his hand and she stopped just shy of his out-stretched fingers, frightened that his touch would be ephemeral, less vibrant than the vision she had somehow conjured.
With a smile, he took one step closer and brushed the strap of em-erald silk at her shoulder, tracing a tingling path along the filmy lace to the shadowed hollow just over her heart. His fingers were warm and slightly rough, catching a bit on the fabric, making her nipples rise and peak at the delicious friction. She trembled and moved toward him, settling the fullness of her breast into his hand.
1) Where did you get the idea for your Time Machine Cowboy?
Just nuking a low calorie, cardboard dinner and wishing the microwave could be used on other parts of life and that they could be stored in the freezer to use as needed.
2) Tell me a little about the characters in the story?
The heroine is Everywoman. Tired. Overworked. Just trying to get a little fun on her own. Bronco is the Badboy, personified. Hot. Handsome. Here for the moment then gone, but isn’t that what we want in an instant gratification fantasy?
3) Why didn’t you give your main character a name?
It was purposeful. Without identifying her by name, I felt the reader could more easily step into the scene herself.
4) How long did it take you to write this Time Machine Cowboy?
It was a romp to write. Probably half a day. I am embarrassed to say I put it away for years, then ran across it while organizing files and thought, “Hey, I really like this!”
5) What other work do you have out there?
I have a mystery coming out in November called Walk-in, published by Bellabooks. I have a big upmarket women’s fiction completed and just starting to look for a home. Also, I’m working on an urban fantasy that I am having a ball with. It seems I’m not very good at staying in a genre. Years back I also had a steamy romance published by Harlequin.
6) What do you do when you’re not writing?
I am a hairstylist who is super busy, and I hang with friends, and my kids and grandkids. And I am a world class foodie and lunch companion.
7) What’s the best part about writing?
I love that I still get to play with my imaginary friends without being locked in a rubber room.
8) What’s the hardest part about writing?
I am a horrible procrastinator. My brain often thinks because I made up a story that it is redundant to sit at the computer and do it again.
9) What inspires you?
The speed that time moves us and the miracle that we are here at all. Mind boggling!
10) What are some of your favourite books/authors?
The list is too long because I am a voracious reader. In the third grade I had already read every book in the elementary library. But a few random faves: Capote, Heinlein, Asimov, Sheldon, Alcott, Mitchner, Christie, soup cans. Let’s just say I read widely, if not wisely.
By day Trayce Primm transforms women into goddesses with her flashing shears; by night she uses her razor sharp words to transform boring reality into fantasy. She is a poet, published author of sensual romance, and is currently awaiting publication of a reincarnation murder mystery.
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