After hosting the cover reveal for this and having read the blurb I knew straight away that this was a lady I wanted to have on my blog. Due to my TBR pile being ridiculously lengthy and growing by the minutes I always think it's nice to mix things up a bit and either have a content post or a guest post. Today I have a guest post from the author.
Is it time for a second chance at love?
When Lily left her home town – and the love of her life Wade – 8 years ago to start her acting career she had big plans to make her dream a reality. However, a few dead end jobs and one dead end relationship later she is back to make a fresh start with the only good thing to come out it all – her unborn baby.
Lily soon realises however that the heart wants what the heart wants, and hers clearly still wanted Wade Copeland! Can they overcome the hurt and pain of the past to allow themselves a future?
The third novel in the sizzlingly sexy Copeland Ranch romance trilogy from Kristina O'Grady
When I was a kid I would write stories in a journal. I’d carry it around everywhere I went. In fact if I wasn’t reading, I was writing. It wasn’t until recently that I remembered this about myself. I was thinking about something totally unrelated when the image of my worn red journal popped into my mind.
The stories I scratched into it were little pieces of my soul. My darkest fears, my most dangerous dreams. Stories of war and death favoured heavily in my earliest scribbles. I’m not sure why. I suppose I was fascinated by it and probably wished to scare myself. Later came the romance. And the cowboys.
The first complete story I remember writing was about a cowboy and a cowgirl. I can’t remember what it was about, and honestly it probably wasn’t about anything, but I do remember pouring my heart into that story. I’ve always been better at putting my thoughts and feeling to paper than I am to spoken words. What I say is often misinterpreted. I lack an internal filter. At least with writing I can erase what I say the first time until I have the meaning down just right. I remember the euphoria of discovering I could relay my thoughts so clearly on paper when I would hesitate over my speech.
The same proves true today. Although those who know me will attest that I do love talking too. But I love writing more. If I could write full time, I would be happy. Well actually, I’m happy now, but the thought of getting to write all day fills me with joy. In reality though, I’d probably just waste more time on Facebook. ;)
I often dream of the office I would have in my ideal life. It would overlook the green hills on which we live and out towards the ocean. The walls would be covered in bookshelves and I’d have a comfy leather couch to laze on. And the desk. Ah, I dream of the desk.
When I was a teenager my great aunt died and her estate sent her furniture over from Denmark. In amongst all the boxes was a desk. It had a large surface and had intricate carving around the edges. It was the deepest brown. In a word, it was beautiful.
I want that desk.
It’s not mine, and it never will be. My brother was lucky enough to inherit it. But it doesn’t stop me from dreaming about it. I do wonder though, if it’s a normal dream to have. Most people dream of vacations and new cars. I dream of an office and an old desk.
About The Author:
Kristina O’Grady has always loved telling a good story. She took up writing at a young age and spent many hours – when she should have been doing her math homework – scribbling romance stories in a book she hid in her sock drawer. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Western Canada and loves reminiscing by writing about cowboys and their horses.
In 2000 Kristina met her own knight in shining armour/cowboy who swept her off her feet and across the world to New Zealand, where she now lives on a sheep and beef farm with her amazingly supportive husband, three gorgeous young kids, seven working dogs and one very needy cat.
All for You is her fifth book.