Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sit Down Saturday with Leigh Riker



Welcome to another Sit Down Saturday! Today we’re celebrating Last Chance Cowboy by Leigh Riker.

So, Leigh, where did you get the idea for this novel?

This is the second book in my Kansas Cowboys miniseries, and actually it came from The Reluctant Rancher, the first book. As soon as that hero’s friend and neighbor, Grey Wilson, showed up at the Circle H in Chapter 3, I knew Grey needed his own story.

Here’s a peek: Rancher Grey Wilson has fought hard to rebuild his life in the ten years since that horrible night Shadow Moran left, the night their love, their families, their whole town was torn apart by tragedy. And he’s almost succeeded. But now that Shadow is back in Barren, everything seems to be going wrong. The family ranch his father entrusted to him is struggling. Worse, Shadow still blames him for what happened that night, and Grey’s starting to have his own doubts about his innocence. Then Shadow reveals a secret that shakes him to his core…

In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption, what would it say?



Well, just look at this cover! It doesn’t need a caption, but…maybe Lonesome Cowboy.  I absolutely love the cover—and would like to give Grey a hug.

This is your 19th novel. Exactly what does that mean to you?

That math was never my best subject! Every time I’m asked this question, I start counting titles on my fingers because I can never remember the number. Maybe that’s because I don’t have a favorite book; they’re all my babies and I can’t separate them.

What are you working on now?

I just finished Cowboy On Call, the third book in this series, a November release from Heartwarming, and I can’t wait to see its cover. Right now I’m writing a Christmas novella: Mistletoe and Holly will be part of this year’s Heartwarming Holiday Wishes boxed set by ten fabulous authors in a return to the ever-popular Christmas Town, Maine.

What are you reading for pleasure?

I’m halfway through Guilty Minds, Joseph Finder’s thriller. I love his books. And I just finished My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. She writes such flawed but adorable characters, and this one was a real pleasure to read.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you all enjoy Last Chance Cowboy and the rest of the Kansas Cowboys miniseries. There’s just time to take advantage of a special offer. Until the end of May, you can use the KCOWBOY30 checkout code on http://www.harlequin.com for a 30 per cent discount on either Kansas Cowboys title!










24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the release of your 19th book, Leigh! I've said this before . . . I love this cover, too. I look forward to reading the book.

    Best wishes!!

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    1. Thank you, Kate! I know. I can't stop gushing about the cover. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  2. Wow! Number 19! Congratulations, Leigh. I bought the hard cover of your book because I couldn't resist that cover. I'm looking forward to reading it. I too love Sophie Kinsella. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! That is a framable cover, isn't it?? I thought Kinsella's writing in the book I just read was more textured, a bit deeper than before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you like Last Chance Cowboy. A safe and wonderful Memorial Day to you too!!

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  3. Really good cover for what sounds like an excellent story--congratulations on all your book.

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  4. Thanks, Virginia! Have a great weekend.

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  5. Actually, Jill, I'd have a poster made nearly life size of THAT cover. I can't stop looking at it. You lucky girl. Congratulations on #19. It is crazy isn't it? You get so busy writing one book after another and at the end of the year you look back and say, "I did WHAT?" I can't wait to read it!

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    1. Ooh, I like the poster idea. Even better than staring at the box of books I have! So true, Catherine, it is hard to keep count while actually writing these stories! Hope you enjoy the book.

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  6. I think this is one of my fave Heartwarming covers ever. It's fabulous. I can't wait to read! And 19 books! You go, girl! <3

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    1. I know it's my favorite cover, Anna! I feel lucky.

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  7. Congratulations, Leigh! I never can remember my numbers, either, but I think double digits are exciting. :-) Love your covers.

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    1. Just count on your fingers, Liz. 😉 Over and over and over. Maybe I should write it down!

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  8. Nineteen books! Awesome. And I love this cover.

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    1. Thanks, T.R. Now I'm wondering what your initials stand for. Intrigguing!

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    2. Oops. Only one g in intriguing.

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  10. I love the cover, too, almost as much as I loved the story. They've both been through so much, my heart just went out to them.

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  11. Oh, Beth, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, Shadow and Grey did go through a lot!

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  12. Those are very attractive covers. I have The Reluctant Rancher. ( :
    I didn't know you've written 19 books!! That's pretty amazing. Congratulations on Last Chance Cowboy. I like that caption "Lonesome Cowboy," but by the look of that cover I can't imagine he'd be lonesome for long. ( :

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  13. Ha ha, Laurie. I agree. Grey won't be alone long--and of course he isn't in this book.

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  14. Leigh, Congratulations on number 19! I have to agree about these covers, especially Last Chance Cowboy. I'd give him a chance for sure. It sounds like a great story of forgiveness and healing and a second chance at love. Looking forward to reading it.

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  15. Thank you, Carol. I'm waiting with bated breath to see the next cover!

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  16. Checking in a little late, Leigh, but I just had to say WOWEE about those covers. (Love me some cowboys!) Can't wait to dig into both stories and get better acquainted with those heroes (and heroines, of course). Hope your Memorial Day was splendid!

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