Two years ago, I met the sweetest woman on Facebook. Although she didn’t know me at all, she agreed to participate in my first Facebook book launch party as a guest author and from there, our friendship grew.
Julie Lence and I are swapping interviews today. She is big-hearted, incredibly kind, and an author who knows how to pull readers in from the very first paragraph of her books.
Without further ado, please welcome Julie!
What inspired you to write historical western romances?My inspirations come from my love of horses, John Wayne’s cowboy movies and the old west. There’s just something about the mountains, the desert and the 1800’s in general that speaks to me.
Where can readers find you and your books?
I can be found here:
My books are on Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/julielenceWhat makes your heart happy?
Family, a sunset rich in color, a good book.
What’s next for you with your books? Any new projects in the works?
I just finished a Christmas story for a November 2015 release. Now I’m contemplating another Christmas story for this year.
What one piece of advice can you share with my readers?
Never give up. Writing is oftentimes a lonely experience. You’ll have good days and bad days, but keep at it. The end result is worth the time you invest.
What type of heroes do you like to write about?
Tall, Strong (physically and mentally) temperamental, loyal, with a soft spot for children and animals. He has to have a strong code of morals and ethics and a few flaws. A perfect hero makes for a boring read.
Buck Grayson once lived within the boundaries of the law and will again for Zanna.
Notorious outlaw Buck Grayson is set to hang for the one murder he didn’t commit, until a last minute pardon sets him free. But there’s a condition to the pardon, one that sours Buck’s gut. He’s to cease outlawing and bring law and order to Revolving Point, Texas. The border town along the Rio has a reputation worse than his, even after a fire destroyed the saloons and chased away the rabble rousers. But Zanna is there and still in danger from the fancy-pants attorney seeking revenge against her. To keep her safe, Buck will pin the star to his chest and settle the matter for good. Then he’ll give Zanna what she wants–his name.
Former soiled dove Suzanna Reynolds wants respectability, a home and children, and she wants them with Buck. Trouble is, Buck isn’t the settling type and has never openly acknowledged she’s his woman. Convinced Buck only took the sheriff’s job to settle a score and not to please her, Suzanna demands he court her to prove his love or leave town for good.
Royce Weston has little use for the opposite sex,
until Paige Morgan deals him a hand he can’t refuse.
Royce Weston knows firsthand women are exceptional liars, especially the one who cheated him at the poker table and then wormed her way into his family’s good graces by claiming amnesia. Since Paige didn’t heed his advice to leave town, he reasons a bit of “friendly” persuasion is needed to send her packing from Wooded Acres. But when she matches him trick for trick and has his ranch hands jumping to please her, Royce knows he’s met his match. A simpering miss she is not. Sassy and daring; if only she’d give him a reason to trust her.
Paige knows Royce wants her gone, but she’s convinced he knows something about her past. Until he tells her, she isn’t going anywhere. Matching wits with him isn’t all that hard, especially when she discovers there’s more to him than bark and brawn. If she tames this rough and tough cowboy, she’ll enjoy a reward better than any poker ante. And any girl will tell you, it’s not how she play the cards, it’s the Luck of the Draw that counts.