Spotlight & Giveaway: Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane

Posted July 30th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 62 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Katie Lane to HJ!

Katie, If you gave one of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say about you?

Katie-LaneHa! Good question. Jenna Jay would probably say something like—Katie Lane needs to get her act together. It takes her forever to get a chapter just right. Probably because she’s easily distracted by…anything—birds flying by her window, the smudge of chocolate she left on the wrapper and is thinking about licking off, her crazy puppy that gets to sleep on her desk, etc. And I wish she’d stop drooling over my cowboy!!

What inspired you to write your first book?

Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I loved that story so much that I just wanted to write my own. Of course, I got about fifty pages in and realized that historical wasn’t my cup of tea. But maybe one day….

If you had a free day and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

Read. I’d get a book from my TBR List and go out to my hammock and spend the day reading:o)

What are you most proud of about your life?

My two daughters. They are the most intelligent, beautiful, sweet beings and I couldn’t be a prouder mama.

Let’s talk about your newest release: Flirting with Texas

If you had to summarize Flirting with Texas for the readers here ….

FWTFlirting with Texas is a story about two misplaced people trying to find their way back home. It will take Beau and Jenna Jay meeting, being kidnapped back to Texas, and falling in love before they figure out what has been missing in their lives.

Please tell us about the characters in your book.

Beauregard Cates is a bull rider who wants to enjoy life to the fullest—women, traveling, extreme sports. Jenna Jay Scroggs is a tough Texas gal with a strong desire to save the world.

What scene did you have most fun writing?

I loved the scene in Miss Hattie’s bathroom. why? I love funny, sexy scenes and headstrong Jenna busting in on Beau’s bath time is funny and sexy. Unfortunately, I can’t share it without giving away a crucial plot twist:o( (pls share scene)

Who would you cast in the role of hero and Heroine if your book was optioned for a movie?

Hmm, maybe Liam Hemsworth as Beau and Emma Stone as Jenna Jay.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I’m finishing up the second book in my Hunk for the Holidays series and my last book in my Deep in the Heart of Texas series. What other releases do you have planned for 2013? I have an ebook holiday anthology with Emma Kane and Jennifer Ryan out in November. All I Want For Christmas is a Cowboy.

Where can readers get in touch with you? Facebook-Katie Lane author page Twitter @ktlane3 Thank you for stopping by HJ! Thank you for having me, Harlequin Junkies! I enjoyed it:o)

Giveaway: 2 print copies of Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane

To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Q: When Jenna Jay and Beau first meet, they are instantly reminded of the home they left behind. What makes you homesick? Or what do you miss most when you leave home?

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62 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane”

  1. Pam

    I’m not sure my comment went thru so I will do it again lol. I miss my bed and being able to kick back and relax when I feel like it.

  2. Deanna Stevens

    My cat Spencer! He always welcomes me home! The thing that continues to make me homesick is missing my Mom.

  3. Christina G

    I miss my kids. If I travel without them I am aware the entire time that a part of me is missing.

  4. ndluebke

    I miss the gently rolling hills, the fall show of colors in October, and in some cases the frosty season of Christmas. When we were stationed in Thailand, I missed those and more. When we were stationed in Colorado, the variety of colors of fall.

  5. Sharlene Wegner

    I actually miss being able to go somewhere & miss home! When we used to travel, I would definitely be like Pam & Emily. I would miss my bed & pillow. I have read Going Cowboy Crazy & Small Town Christmas & loved them, Katie! Hot cowboys & great humor!

  6. Mary Preston

    I miss family & my Mother’s cooking. I miss the laughter and the long chats over a cup of tea.

  7. Ada

    I missed being able to chat with my mom and sister face to face whenever I wanted. Phone calls and skype were ok but they didn’t do justice in being able to hug my family.

  8. Leanna

    I miss my parents they live 1200miles away from me now and I get homesick when I see someone that drives the same car if it is the same color as theirs.

  9. zippykim314

    I miss my horses! I am their care taker and when i go away, I feel bad cause I’m not there to tend to them.

  10. Donna Durnell

    I miss my family — that’s what makes me homesick. Years ago (& I’m talking 1979) when we first moved to The Netherlands (hubby US Air Force), I was homesick for the Sandia Mountains of Albuquerque. But since that time, home is where we hang our hat — so family (kids, now adults) is our roots.

  11. Shirley Buchanan

    I miss my family and being around the things that I enjoy most. I miss being able to do anything that I want without having to ask permission or directions first.Just love being at home. Loved the interview.

  12. Kai W.

    When I get homesick, I miss everything that is homeliness, the way my sisters pester me, my bed, blankey and pillow, and my cats. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Anita H.

    I miss my bed and my shower. I’m not good without things I’m used to when I’m away from home. Change is not a good thing for me.

  14. Lori Meehan

    I lived in Atlanta for 10years what I missed was the smaller town feel of where I grow up.
    If I’m on vacation I miss my pets and my bed. It always feels so good to get into your own bed.
    Lorimeehan 11 at gmail dot com

  15. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    I miss my family and my friends when I am away from home. I can’t wait to get back to see them and hug my niece and nephew

  16. Rebe

    I definitely miss home – I live in the north and grew up in the south! I miss the warmer weather, the green nearly all year round, and the accent.

  17. Sue G.

    My family is what I miss the most…although I’m not the one leaving so much as they are going off to college!

  18. Katie Lane

    Just wanted to stop by and say “hi” and wish everyone luck on the giveaway. I read through your posts and wholeheartedly agree–I get homesick for family, my dog, my bed and pillow, New Mexican food, my mama, and the Sandia Mountains:o) Thanks for your comments and thank you Harlequin Junkie! I sure enjoyed it!

    • alisha woods

      FOrgot to answer question I live with parents and grandmother so getting away is always welcome little break since I see them everyday

  19. Kayla W.

    I do miss my family, but most often it’s my dog. If I can take her with me, I try. Also, I miss my bed!!

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  20. Janice Hougland

    Oh boy, Katie…I can tell right off that I would love to read this book. First of all, I love western romance, be it contemporary or historical. Secondly, I get homesick every time I’m away from my home even for a whole day or one overnight. Most places don’t take dogs and I hate leaving my Maggie at home with a sitter. Then there’s the comfort of my own reading chair (I read a lot) and my own bed (the best) that I miss. Plus, eating out just doesn’t do it for me anymore. I gotta eat healthy and I love my own cooking. I love seeing new places and meeting new people and seeing friends and relatives…but short visits are best for me!

  21. Jenna D Huffman

    What I miss most? I’m surrounded by forest, by nature, at home. The smells, sounds, the silence. Mmm. Even if I go to the city for the day, which is a couple hours away, I get homesick for my clean country air, quiet roads and the silence that’s not too silent. If you know what I mean.. If you don’t, you need to sit out in the country for a while. 🙂

  22. Michelle Harlan

    I don’t really ever “leave home” for vacation, For me, being homesick occurs when we have to travel for my husband’s job. As a military spouse, I’m always excited to live somewhere new, but terribly homesick once we move. I miss family & friends, favorite restaurants & shops, our home and the comfort of our daily routine. Luckily, we are back home again (at least for another year), and I’m making sure to enjoy every moment of it.

    • Pam

      You know I already replied but something Rita said made me want to add something. I live in an New England town. On the south coast of Rhode Island. In summer its busy because of the ocean but we have old fashion values here. Little to no crime. You can walk at night. We don’t have buses and our cab service has 2 cabs. The air is clear and fresh. No one stands on street corners and if you find a piece of garbage laying anywhere I would be surprised. We have had crime but it is few and far between. So I guess I would really miss the peace. There isn’t many places left in this world where you can find that sort of piece. The country, the deer. I have seen it triple in size through the yrs but it still has the same basic principles. I would miss being away from here very much for to long.

  23. Rita Luken

    When I hear a southern accent, I really miss my home town. I have lived in Southern CA for over 30 years. One southern accent and I am so homesick I want to cry sometimes.

  24. Alicia Minor

    I miss the quiet and calmness of my hometown. Driving on long stretches of road in the country causes a little homesickness.

  25. Erica M

    I would miss hearing bugs at night, and seeing and catching lightning bugs, I still catch them!

  26. Jenn McElroy

    I moved approximately 100 miles from home 10 years ago. I miss my family, the food, and 24 hour access to everything (NYC).

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  27. evejeann

    what I miss the most at about my home is my bedroom and bathroom. I love spending time reading in my bed especially during the summer months. My bathroom for obvious reasons lol.

  28. Lisa H

    Me, husband and two sons moved from Illinois to Arizona 9 years ago. We have never stepped foot in the state before. And knew no one. We left all our family in Illinois. It was hard. And we still miss things. Holiday celebrations. Graduations. Birthdays. All the wonderful stuff with families. But now, this is our home. And we miss them, but still, we live here. Now, oldest son has a daughter. We have friends and roots here too.

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