From The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: 2/15/17
Everyone Cassie Wilcox loved is gone. And now, thanks to her drunken stepfather, her house and family business will be taken from her, too, unless she can find a way to buy back the ranch from the new owner. With less than two months to come up with money she doesn’t have, her options are running out, and apparently, her common sense as she rents out rooms to an eclectic group of strangers.
Returning home for Dalton Kincade is bittersweet. Not a damn thing has changed. Two years on the rodeo circuit weren’t able to shake free the memory of the feisty redhead who’d broken his heart into a thousand pieces. Nor the sting of her parting words…Never trust a Kincade.
Winning her beloved ranch in a drunken bet is the last thing he expected to happen, but at least he saved it for her. Now, he has to figure out how to break that news to a woman who never wants to see him again. Renting a room in the house he now owns might be a risk, but it’s nothing compared to betting his heart on winning back the love of his life.
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“Are you going to play or just sit there?” Gary Evans slurred in drunken angst as he kicked back his chair and leaned over the table. Not waiting for a reply, he picked up the crisp piece of paper lodged between them, waved it in the air, and then, slammed the deed to the Wilcox land back down on the hard pressed wood.
Cautiously, Dalton stationed a deadly stare on the intoxicated fool and noted the shimmering of glee highlighting the steel gray of the man’s eyes. Tapping the top card, he slowly trailed his finger along the swirled red print.
He was a loser no matter the outcome. Should’ve just walked away. Ignored Gary’s foolish bet and the taunts that followed once the hook had been set. It wasn’t as if Cassie would appreciate his effort anyway. Regardless, he couldn’t walk away and let her lose it all.
Clenching his jaw, he folded his fingers around the squared edges and paused before picking up the pile.
“Read ‘em and weep,” Gary squealed gleefully as he tossed his cards next to the deed. “Four deuces.” He stumbled from the end of the table, closing the gap between them in one stride, before managing to shove a quadruple of stubby digits in front of Dalton’s face. “Four.”
Dalton studied his hand with guarded fury, then stifled the drunkard’s premature victory with a flick of his wrist.
About the Author:
Devon McKay writes contemporary romance with a western flair. If she’s not writing, she’s busy with chores on her small ranch, working on a stained glass project or walking one of her three dogs through the woods. Her greatest joy is putting a smile on a readers face and hearing from fans.
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Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?
I fell in love with reading and the art of telling stories early on. I knew writing was what I wanted to do, even as a young child.
How many books do you currently have published?
Betting On Kincade is my third published book.
What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?
My favorite would have to be my first book, Cowboy On The Run.
Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?
I’m currently writing a story for an anthology with a very talented group of authors called A Cowboy To Keep. It will be coming out June 1st.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Losing myself in a good story.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?
Oh yeah. All the time. Fortunately it doesn’t last long. Sometimes I’ll read a book or watch a movie until I get the urge to write again.
Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?
Yep. That’s happened in every one of my books.
Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?
I like Blake Langford from Staking A Claim. He’s fiercely protective of Alaska. After living in the state myself, I can relate to him. I don’t think there’s anywhere else like Alaska. It’s feral, wild and beautiful.
So far, what has been your favorite scene to write?
I like the first meetings.
What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers?
Stay off the internet and focus on writing. It’s easy to get sidetracked with Facebook and everything else the great big web has to offer.
If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?
Cowboy On The Run. There’s just something about Nate Walker that draws you in and keeps you wanting more.
Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an
upcoming new release, a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character?
I’d like to share the blurb from Cowboy On The Run.
Running from a torrential past, Nate Walker had never planned on returning to a town where the only good thing had been a brunette-haired beauty with more compassion than he deserved. Finding himself on a ranch for boys facing the same issues not only taught him how to be a man, it taught him that there was more to life than running away. However, coming back for what he left behind was going to be anything other than easy.
Nate always did know how to make an entrance once again turning Jessie Calhoun’s routine life upside down. Unfortunately, he’d also had the same impact when he left her mending a broken heart in a cloud of dust and taillights. But this time would be different. No longer a gullible, naïve girl, she’d be a fool to fall under his spell again. Especially now that she had more at stake –two very important reasons.
Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?
My books. Sounds silly I know, but I enjoy reading them.
What about television shows? Movies?
I’m in love with This Is Us. It’s such a great show.
Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life?
Any Nora Roberts book.
Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or
Absolutely. I enjoy signings. Meeting anyone who shares my love of reading is exciting.
If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say?
I can do it in one – Exhilarating. Writing is a roller coaster of emotions. It’s exciting, demanding, and consuming, but I love it!