Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday Free For All - Meet Author Marie Tuhart!

Hello everyone! Help me welcome a fellow Wild Rose Press author, the talented MARIE TUHART. She's brought a wonderful excerpt from her latest release, SADDLE UP. (That is one hot cover, Marie!)
And who doesn't love a sexy cowboy?? 
You can find out more about Marie and her work at but then come on back and learn more about Marie;)

Thanks for joining us today, Marie!

Q: Was your road to publication a delightful stroll in the park or a tiring job over hot coals?
A: I would really like to say it was a delightful stroll, but it wasn't.  I spend years writing before I found the right publisher with the right book.
Q: Do you have critique partners?
A: Yes, I have two.  We got together the year I published, they pushed me to take some hard looks at my career.
Q: What was the best advice you were given leading you to getting published?
A: Keep writing not matter who rejects you, keep moving forward
Q: Do you believe in love at first sight or just lust at first sight?
A: I believe in both.  I've been in lust at first sight and love at first sight, so they both apply.
Q: Tropical or European vacation?
A: European, I so want to visit Europe again.

Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up – Blurb:
At loose ends after her best friend's wedding, Angie Davidson needs a vacation, so when the gorgeous yet aloof co-owner of the Quick Silver Ranch insists she stay to explore their sexual attraction, she agrees. Though she eagerly bows to his commanding touch in the bedroom, Jared's distant air after lovemaking sparks too many bad memories. Dare she yield to his sexy persuasion and prove he has nothing to fear or will he abandon her like everyone else in her life? 

Eager to explore Angie’s vulnerable, submissive nature, Jared plans two weeks of toys and other naughty play. However, the last time he reached for a woman—mentally and physically—she rejected his dominant streak. Jared has no intention of letting Angie that close, no matter how sweetly she shivers beneath his hands. 

Can two bruised hearts discover a way to make their tantalizing escape into the perfect way of life?

Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up – Excerpt:
Angie drank in the feeling of his body against hers. His hardness to her softness, and part of her wanted to melt in a puddle at his feet, another part wanted to be bold and daring. 

“Becca mentioned that you're closing down the ranch for a while.” Maybe a little flirting would work. 

“Two weeks. There needs to be some renovations done, and the staff needs some downtime. It was a good time to do it with Tyler gone.” 

“How much can be done in two weeks?” She thought back to when they were renovating the offices she now worked in, it seemed like it took months and with every little problem the workmen came to her. 

“A lot, if you know how to motivate people.” 

“Really?” Angie tilted her head up and fluttered her eyelashes. “And how would you do that?” 

The corners of Jared's lips tilted up. “Lots of money.” 

Okay, subtle flirting wasn't working with him. Her fingers trailed over his broad shoulder, to his neck, where she stroked his dark brown hair. His hand tightened on her lower back, bringing their hips together. And Angie swore she could feel his hard erection. Good, he wasn't immune to her. 

She let her fingers skim from his neck, down over his shoulder blade, down his spine, over his well-defined ass, until she could rest her palm over his butt cheek. Then she squeezed it. 

“Behave.” His breath brushed her ear and he swatted her ass. 

“You hit me.” She couldn't believe it; he actually smacked her on the ass. Not that it hurt, but heat flowed through her body making her nipples grow harder. She’d never realized a little swat could make her so hot. 

“I'll do worse if you don't behave yourself, Angie.” 

“Promise?” The word was out of her mouth before she even realized it. The music ended, Jared escorted her back to the table and pulled out her chair. 

His palms cupped her cheeks, tilting her face up to his. “We'll talk later.” He dropped a hard brief kiss on her lips before striding away. 

Angie's heart skipped several beats while she observed Jared cross the room. She put her fingers to her lips and sank down onto the chair with her core pulsing with need and her panties wet. If he met her later, they wouldn't be talking if she had anything to say about it.
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  1. Hot excerpt, love it! I've always wanted to visit a dude ranch, hehe.

  2. Hi Lu/Grace,

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, this would be a very fun dude ranch to visit (vbg)

  3. Marie, I love a good cowboy book! And I'd love to visit Europe again too. Germany and Holland are so beautiful. I've added Scotland, Ireleand, Wales, and Italy to my bucket list. lol!

  4. Hi Lilly,

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, Germany and Holland are beautiful. The last time I was in Germany was before the wall fell. I want to go back to England as well, and all the countries are on my list. Along with Greece, Egypt and a several other countries. I keep trying to convince my sister to take a world cruise with me, that way we can see everything.

  5. Thanks so much for being my guest today, Marie! :) You and your hot cowboys can come back anytime!

  6. Marie - Great excerpt! I love it! I've already added Saddle Up to my TBR list.

  7. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad you love the excerpt. Thank you for adding it to your TBR.

  8. Thanks for having me today Jennifer.