It's my pleasure to bring you Five Secrets from Author Dana Wayne.
Take it away Dana.
Thanks for hosting me again on your blog, L.A. It's a pleasure to be here.
I’m a sixth generation Texan – or seventh depending on which relative you ask. My maternal grandmother was half-Indian; which tribe is still debated among the family but most likely Cherokee or Choctaw. My maternal grandfather was Hispanic. I like tell folks I had relatives on both sides of the fight for Texas Independence.
I love to fish, am a pretty good photographer, and I am an avid tent camper. I love to cook outdoors in Dutch ovens and frequently teach classes to folks on how to do that.
A writer is always writing; sometimes on paper, sometimes in our heads. Anything can spark an idea and we can’t rest until that idea is put on paper. I have a folder on my computer entitled “things to write” which includes all those nuggets that pop into my head and won’t leave me alone until I put them on paper.
Hi, Dana, please tell us Five Secrets we may not know about Mail Order Groom or you, but will after today!
1) Tyler Roundtree has his hands full with Emma. She is smart, independent and sexy as all get-out, but doesn’t know a thing about how to be a woman. It’s up to him to enlighten her.
2) Emma’s take-the-bull-the-horns tendency is sometimes disconcerting for Ty, but things are never dull. Like their first kiss. And their wedding night.
3) A lock of Emma’s hair is key to Ty’s recovery.
4) Emma is shocked to discover she must deliver her best friend’s baby. Alone. And she doesn’t have a clue. Is it like pulling a calf? Does she need a rope?
5) Ty and Emma’s marriage of convenience takes a drastic turn when Ty is shot.
“Find a husband in thirty days or lose the ranch when I die.”
Emma Marshall is stunned by her dying father’s ultimatum. With Twin Oaks to run alone, she avoids dealing with it, unaware of advertisements he placed seeking a groom.
Soon, prospects arrive, spurred by the promise of control of a prosperous ranch and a beautiful bride. Angry, embarrassed and heartbroken by her father’s tactics, she fights for her independence.
Tyler Roundtree responds to his best friends’ request and applies for position of temporary foreman at the Marshall place. Surprised to find his new boss is a beautiful, jean-wearing, gun-toting woman with enough grit to go bear hunting with a switch, he happily accepts the job.
Distracted by persistent suitors and a dangerous man intent on getting control of her ranch, Emma is totally unprepared for the instant attraction to Ty. Thrown together by chance, she wonders if he may be the answer to her problem. However, it soon becomes clear she knows everything about running a ranch, and nothing about being a woman.
A world-weary Southern gentleman, a fiery, independent woman; will a marriage of convenience bring them happiness or more heartache?