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!