Hi y’all!! I’m Sharla Lovelace, and I’m SO excited to come hang out here today! It’s Sunday, and kind of mellow. We have a local carnival in town and have spent the last three days going out there for dinner. Yeah….not quite healthy and so I’m a lump today. :)But I’ve had this….
Chocolate dipped cheesecake! So all is good. :)
There will be several of us coming out to visit today, and I’ll be here off and on all day. I’ll start by telling you a little bit about me… Official resume says this: Bestselling and Award winning author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, JUST ONE DAY, and DON’T LET GO. Unofficially, I’m married, I live in Southeast Texas, have two grown children, one living across the state and the other living across the country serving in the Navy.So I write in the evenings, am highly addicted to coffee and my DVR, I have an ongoing spreadsheet on what shows are what days (you can test me!), and I have a 6-month old mutt puppy named Gracie that sometimes resembles Cujo when she gets wound up.
All my stories are based in fictional Texas towns. And I do not write about cowboys. Don’t throw things, you cowboy lovers, I know Texas equals cowboys to many people but I’m not in that same truck. I love looking at photos of hot cowboys, most definitely, but I can’t write about them. See, where I grew up and live, the only cowboys you see are the ones who dress up that way to go to a country bar. And those are usually the ones who shouldn’t. Yanno? They don’t call women ‘darlin’ and they don’t look like those hot photos. I would love to find the place where THOSE guys live. LOL. If you know where they are, please tell me!So the Texas guys I write about are a little more unorthodox. Ordinary heroes, I call them. Real men with real lives, falling for real women. I’ve had a bait shop owner, a diner owner, a carpenter, and a ghost J.
In my latest book, DON’T LET GO, my hero is a retired Navy Seal. (Yum) And I have a super soft spot for old flames. There is something so sexy about running into an old love. Sparks are already there, you get all shaky and wiggly inside, and you can see everything in a look. I LOVE that. In DON’T LET GO, the chemistry is there the very second they lay eyes on each other again.
Here’s a little snippet of that scene:I raised the roll to my lips and the remaining chuckle froze in my throat as the door opened and in walked a couple. The small brunette woman was all in red and beautiful enough to make anyone notice, but it was the man.
A man I’d last seen as a seventeen year old boy. Unless you counted last night’s dream. My skin went cold and tingly, and my head felt like I’d been sucking helium. I felt the roll leave my fingers.
“Mom?” I heard Becca say. “Mom, what’s the matter?”
“Jules?” Hayden’s voice said in my ear.
But it was the eyes that travelled the room, looking nostalgic but wary as they took in every detail until they landed on me and stuck. I felt their weight. And went back to the last time we’d locked eyes.
Tell you what. Comment below with your favorite couple, and I’ll pick a random commenter at my next post to win a $5 Starbucks e-gift card! Great for you, and also good to throw in a Mother’s Day basket!
DON’T LET GO is available at all e-tailer links, and below I’ve included the Amazon one. Yanno…in case you’re looking. :)
Author Bio:Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a golf cart, a crazy mutt, and an aviary full of cockatiels. She is the author of The Reason Is You, Before and Ever Since, Just One Day, and the forthcoming Stay with Me, coming in summer 2014. For more about Sharla’s books, visit www.sharlalovelace.com. Sharla can also be easily found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharlalovelace, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharlalovelace.