Spotlight & Giveaway: Last Chance Cowboys by Anna Schmidt

Posted July 16th, 2017 by in Blog, Spotlight / 31 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Anna Schmidt to HJ!


Hi Anna and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Trapped!


What is your favorite scene from Last Chance Cowboys?

It’s hard to choose one favorite, but a scene I really like is when Amanda first arrives at the boardinghouse and realizes the adventure she’s longed for has met her at the door. . .

Amanda stood staring up at the house’s gleaming windows and twin garrets. Oh, she did hope she would be assigned one of those garret rooms, she thought as she climbed the front steps and lifted a brass doorknocker to announce her arrival. Before she could lower the knocker, though, the solid wood and heavily carved door swung open and a man filled the doorway.
Amanda gasped and nearly dropped the satchel. For this was not just any man. This was the man from Eliza’s store. The stranger she’d been warned to avoid. This was none other than Mr. Seth Grover.
Amanda stepped farther away from the door, teetering dangerously on the edge of the porch’s top step. Mr. Grover reached out to her, catching her by the forearm before she stumbled.
“Easy there, miss,” he said. “Didn’t mean to startle you.” He released her arm and held the door open for her to enter.
Their eyes met and she saw recognition cross his handsome face, followed by a scowl. “Miss Porterfield, I believe,” he said. She noticed he did not have the manners to remove his hat and that irritated her enough to bring her to her senses.
“Do we know each other, sir?”
The scowl turned immediately to a grin—and not just any old grin, but the most charming one that Amanda had ever seen. The man had dimples.
“My mistake,” he said.
Flustered beyond the ability to speak, Amanda swept past him and through the doorway with all the grandeur she could manage. Once inside, she heard his boots on the stairs leading to the street accompanied by his soft laughter.
And then it hit her—Mr. Grover could also be boarding with Miss Dooley. What other business could he possibly have being on the premises? Or maybe he had come to ask about a room but been turned away.
“Oh, please let it be the former,” she whispered, for living in close quarters with the handsome mysterious cowboy practically guaranteed the adventure she longed for.

Excerpt. ©Anna Schmidt. Posted by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.


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Book Info: 

Amanda Porterfield longs to experience real adventure. So when she’s offered a position in bustling Tucson, she leaps at the chance despite unknown dangers—dangers like the mysterious Seth Grover.

As an undercover detective working to stop a gang of outlaws, Seth can’t afford the distractions a woman like Amanda inspires. Yet when the fiercely intelligent beauty is thrust into the middle of a heist gone wrong, Seth will fight for a future that may never be theirs…even if it means risking everything he holds dear.

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Meet the Author:

Award-winning author ANNA SCHMIDT delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for her ability to seamlessly integrate actual events with her fictional characters to produce strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin.


31 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Last Chance Cowboys by Anna Schmidt”

  1. Nancy Luebke

    It doesn’t have to be anything big. For instance, when I got my first e-reader, it opened up a whole new world for me. We had our 3 grandchildren last week all by ourselves. That was a real adventure. The hardest adventure is just living with my MS. Life in itself is an adventure.

  2. Mary Preston

    A grand adventure sounds like I should be travelling in style. Six months touring Great Britain and staying in luxury, read castles here, accommodation would be grand indeed.

  3. Glenda

    The trip to Rome my husband and I took definitely counts as a grand adventure, but simply being a mother has also been one.

  4. Connie Lee

    A grand adventure for me would be a trip to somewhere I have never been and doing things I had never done, hopefully all fun things.

  5. Angel

    I want to go to Barcelona for a month, read on the beach, go to the top of the Sacred Church, eats tapas and dance flamenco

  6. Teresa Williams

    A grand adventure for me would be driving from state to state seeing lots of things,eating different places and just stopping for the day when we get tired

  7. Joanne B

    My idea of a grand adventure would be traveling to the beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ, to get some peace and quiet.

  8. Daniel M

    always wanted to go on a white water rafting / camping trip (for a week, on the river every day)

  9. laurieg72l

    Right now I have to get my grand adventure through an author’s eyes and experiences. My grand adventure would be hiking in Europe along the Cinque Terre area and then hiking in the Alps.

  10. Patricia B.

    Traveling the world with a backpack, my best friend, and living at the local, not the tourist, level. I got a taste of it many years ago and it is wonderful. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my best friend with me then, so it would be so much better with him there now.

  11. Terrill Rosado

    Traveling to Europe, hitting multiple countries with plenty of time to spend quality time in each place. Also, I would like someone else to do all of the planning.

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