Hi peeps, we have Hurri Cosmo stopping by with her new release Then Sawyer Happened, we have a short interview with Hurri, a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Shorty’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~
Then Sawyer Happened
Trace is nursing a broken heart. He lost his job, his boyfriend of two years was cheating on him, and his apartment building burned right to the ground with all his worldly possessions. It was time for Trace to get out of Minnesota.
So Trace heads for Texas and Riven Creek Ranch, the horse farm his aunt Lois owns. But hours before he arrives, Lois is in a terrible car accident that nearly takes her life, and Trace finds himself in charge of the ranch kitchen. Sounds simple enough and it’s the least he can do for his recuperating aunt.
Then Sawyer happens.
Sawyer is his aunt’s big, beautiful, muscle bound, incredibly sexy straight ranch manager. Someone who has no clue Trace is gay. And meeting the big man should have been okay, except it was in the middle of his aunt’s kitchen at five in the morning and Trace was nearly naked. Embarrassing? Yep. But the very next day Trace proceeded to ramp up his embarrassment by quantum leaps when he nearly sets his aunt’s house on fire and the brooding Sawyer has to come to the rescue.
Seems like Trace’s “luck” followed him.
Not to mention that Aunt Lois’s “accident” was actually attempted murder. And now, they just might want Trace dead, too.
Can Trace figure out who’s behind the attempts on his aunt’s life AND keep Sawyer from finding out he’s hot for the cowboy?
He probably can’t. But he’s going to try.
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Hurri Cosmo author of Then Sawyer Happened. Hi Hurri, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
What genre is your book and what drew you to this genre?
Most of what I write is M/M. I started out watching anime and then reading Manga and progressed to yaoi novels. Then of course I discovered M/M and fell in love. It was a small leap for me to actually start writing it because I had always wanted to be an author. I had already started a computer file with all these “Manga ideas” because at one point, I thought I was a good enough artist to actually DRAW manga. LOL! Writing is sooo much easier.
How many days a week do you write?
Every one of them. Okay, that’s not really true. I TRY to write every day. But when I miss a day here and there I forgive myself. J
On average, how long does it take to write a book?
It depends. Sometimes I can get through a book really fast and other times, like right now, writers block has a hold. I used to have this goal of kicking out a book every month. HA! That is not happening at all.
Do you have a trailer for your book? If yes, give us the link. If not, do you think you’d like to have one done at some point?
Oh yes! I LOVE my book videos. In fact, this one (https://youtu.be/ZLckY8lPGwQ) is one of my favorites. My absolute favorite is for “Until You” (https://youtu.be/i81FaHT_rdo) and my third favorite is one coming up for a book coming out yet this month with Fireborn Publishing, a SciFi called The Astral Mage. Please check out all of my book videos here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZvNyfMVjfee-X6QvwQMFw
If I could be a character in a book, I would be _______?
Joron from Ice Dragon Tales. I love his character. Or maybe Rhys from LADDERS. Both are strong, independent people yet understand they are happier when they are with the one they love.
“Sawyer! Damn. You scared me.” Trace fell back against the freezer suddenly feeling light headed. He took in the big body blocking any escape he had and his cock twitched as if it liked the idea there was no way out. “I didn’t hear you… behind me.”
“I saw your car in the driveway. How’s Lois?”
Trace shook his head in an attempt to clear it. “She’s awake and very alert… but…” But someone wants her dead. Who? Someone on this ranch? Could it be Sawyer? I trust him with my life… That’s what she said.
Trace looked up into hard cold eyes. The question was genuine. He cared about the condition of his aunt. But what condition did he care her to be in? “Nothing… just… well… I guess you’re going to have to know… I mean…” Damn, he had to stop acting like a horny teenager in front of this man. “Let me… I’m going to make coffee…”
“It’s made. The big insulated urn on the counter is full. Just made it about a half hour ago so it’s fine.”
“Oh. Good. Let’s sit down. I need to sit down.” Trace took a few steps forward which brought him right in front of the cowboy. He expected Sawyer to move, to back up, but he didn’t. Then Trace did the unthinkable. His body reacted on its own as he put his hand on the big man’s chest and pushed. There would have been no way on God’s green earth he would have been able to physically move the cowboy without his express permission, not to mention help. But Trace’s brain seemed to totally malfunction in this man’s presence.
And, as expected, being pushed in any direction was never going to work for Sawyer. Sawyer grabbed his wrist, twisted it tight behind Trace, which brought Trace up solid, against Sawyer’s hard body, chest to chest. Being several inches taller, Sawyer glared down into Trace’s shocked face, a smoldering look in his eyes. Trace could feel Sawyer’s hot breath on his face, sense the man’s tense muscles from his pecs down through his thighs…
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every – single – time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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Title: Then Sawyer Happened
Author: Hurri Cosmo
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Cowboys
Length: Novella (157 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press, LLC (March 8, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Trace has had a run of bad luck. He lost his job, his boyfriend of two years was cheating on him, and his apartment building burned right to the ground with all his worldly possessions.
So Trace heads for the ranch owned by his aunt Lois. But before he arrives, Lois is in a terrible car accident that nearly takes her life, and Trace finds himself in charge of the ranch kitchen. Sounds simple enough and it’s the least he can do for his recuperating aunt.
Then Sawyer happens.
Sawyer is his aunt’s sexy straight ranch manager. Meeting the man should have been okay, except it was in the middle of his aunt’s kitchen at five in the morning and Trace was nearly naked. Then the next day Trace proceeded to set his aunt’s house on fire and the brooding Sawyer comes to the rescue.
Not to mention Aunt Lois’s “accident” was actually attempted murder and it seems those same people want Trace dead, too.
Looks like Trace’s luck followed him.
How can Trace figure out who’s trying to kill him AND keep Sawyer from finding out he’s hot for the cowboy?
He probably can’t. But he’s going to try.
Review: Trace has a string of bad luck when he finally gets fed up and goes looking for something else to make his life better. He meets his aunts’ sexy ranch foreman Sawyer. The two work together to keep the ranch going after his aunt’s accident.
Amid mixing things up at the ranch Trace learns of the intimidation factor of his aunt’s neighbor into getting her to sell the ranch. He gets beaten up and told to get his aunt sell. I really felt sorry for Trace to have to go through all this but at least Sawyer had his back when he needed it in more ways than one.