Getting to Know Darah Lace (Contest)

Getting to Know Darah Lace (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Melanie Ball!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July yesterday. I celebrated both the holiday and a mad dash to meet a book deadline (I wrote “The End” last Saturday.) by the pool with my husband and two mini Dachs. They didn’t like the fireworks much. We live in Texas where the first twelve years of my life was spent on a farm until we moved to the city. I suppose they’ll never take the country out of me. Maybe that’s why I like to write cowboy stories. We’ll start there.

The Cowboy Rough series has all the flavor of small-town life and hot, sexy cowboys who like a little rough in their ride, some more than others.

But I’m a Gemini so I’m adaptable, both left-brained and right-brained. While I would prefer a nice little house in the country, I love my home in the city and the convenience it offers. I think this also makes me indecisive. Hmm, maybe that’s why I’m a pantser and struggle with sticking to even the loosest of plots. It’s like going on a road trip with no map. I know where I’m going. I just don’t know how I’ll get there. So many things could happen along the way. Why pin myself down?

I’m a number cruncher in my other life so I spend a lot of time in the left side of my brain, which comes in handy when I’m cleaning up my first, second, and hundredth draft. The MMC of my current WIP is into numbers, too. In the third book of the Preston Brothers series, Avery is the baby of the family and so full of himself (in a fun playboy way) that he’ll need a strong woman to make him grow up. I’m looking forward to figuring out who she is.

These billionaire bachelors are spicy (I can’t do sweet), and though they grew up on their family ranch, they thrive in a fast-paced, corporate world. In Bachelor Unmasked, Spencer attends a masked charity ball where he encounters his prim, no-nonsense assistant dressed as a she-devil with horns and a red dress that leaves nothing to the imagination. Corporate espionage, bad pickup lines, accusations, and lots steamy fun abound in this hidden identity, workplace romance.

I have a passionate love of music, movies and television, anything artistic, home renos (doing one of my own right now), and lately, I’ve been into landscaping. We’re finally doing our front yard. Side note: Hostas don’t tolerate any sun. I thought they could take a little, but…lesson learned.

My problem is, I’m diverse in my tastes. I love pop and country, hard rock and classical music. I watch everything from Bridgerton to military action to British crime dramas. My hair changes more than the weather, and my love of reading ranges from romantic suspense to fantasy/paranormal to historical and beyond. I write the same way. I don’t just write contemporary. I also have a side project going with a shifter family. I guess you could say I have multiple genre disorder.

The MacTyre Valley Wolves series begins with Embracing Everly, a reverse harem paranormal (to be released in early 2025). If wolf shifters interest you, the prequel to the series, Claiming Sophia, is available now and contains a sneak peek at book one.

And because I can’t make up my mind what I want to write, I was really excited to be included in one of Delilah’s collections. It gave me an excuse to try something different, something a little grittier. In Most Wanted, my contribution to Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, both my MMC and FMC are rival recovery agents, always hunting for the same bounty.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and thank you, Delilah, for letting me be here today and be a part of this anthology. I’m honored to be among so many talented authors.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below with the worst (or funniest) pickup line you’ve ever heard for a chance to win an eBook copy of Bachelor Unmasked.

22 thoughts on “Getting to Know Darah Lace (Contest)

  1. A guy trying to pick me up at a gas station said – you’re prettier than your dog😂😂

    1. I’ve always been an avid reader and always made up stories as a kid. I finally decided to write a few down and discovered how much I love it. I’ve been writing ever since.

    1. It took about 7 years before I was picked up by a small press. Since then, I’ve gone the self-publishing route. I have more freedom that way.

  2. I had a lot of fun researching pickup lines for the book. Here’s one from the book…

    You have nice legs. What time do they open?

  3. I never really went out to hear any pick up lines. I only dated 3 guys before marrying the 3rd. We just celebrated our 41st anniversary.

    My reading and music likes are very eclectic. I imagine you never get bored since you write many different types of books.

    1. Congrats on finding love and 41 years! That’s so beautiful!

      No, not bored. Just frustrated because I can’t write them fast enough.

  4. I knew a guy years ago that used the line “nice gams” to pick up women. He sounded like an old time gangster.

    1. LOL I hope someone told him that word isn’t flattering or sexy sounding. My first thought was of those giant turkey legs you get at the fair.

  5. If you were a transformer, you would be Optimus Fine. Never said to me but I heard of it.

  6. I’ve heard that one before. He’d have to have a voice like Optimus Prime to pull that off…or Henry Cavill.

  7. Would you like to be an astronaut and visit uranus……. Yeah that was sooo not okay

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