Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Welcome Bianca Sarble to the FRONT PORCH!

We're experiencing picture -perfect days here in the upper Midwest.  It's summer the way I remember it--the radio blasting at the public pool, kids on their bicycles, taking walks and sitting in the shade enjoying an ice cream cone. I've even had a few days of staring up at the endless blue sky filled with puffy white clouds in wonder--remembering when finding shapes in the clouds was popular summer past time.

I love the seasons, and today I have my coffee and invite you to the cool shade of my Front Porch to visit with a fellow Decadent author, Bianca Sarble. 

Amanda: Bianca, why don't you tell us a bit about yourself?

BIANCA: Thank you Amanda for having me on the Front Porch today! Once upon a time, in a land called Australia, there lived a delightful young girl named Bianca who loved to read. As she grew older, her sarcastic tendencies and warped sense of humor became evident, as did her preference for raunchy romances. Now, as well as reigning over their 1/4 acre kingdom with the handsome Prince that stole her heart and feeding their ever-growing children, she not only reads everything she can, but pens her own deliciously sexy stories.

Amanda: Before we get onto your book, did you bring a recipe you'd like to share with readers?

Bianca: I’m sure the weather’s a little warmer over there at this time of the year. Down Under it’s a chilly winter’s day complete with rain and thunderclouds. A perfect day for snuggling under the covers with a warm coffee and a good book. It won’t be long and we’ll be down to tank tops and flip flops again, but until we are, you’ll have to enjoy the Nuts & Bolts for me. Here’s the recipe, and I’m sure if you can’t find NutriGrain (the breakfast cereal) you could substitute with another wholegrain cereal with a little bit of sweetness!

Nuts and Bolts

400g NutriGrain cereal
375g salted peanuts
1 pack French onion soup mix
1 pack cream chicken soup mix
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil

You simply combine all of the ingredients really well and then you have the best munchies for a lazy Summer afternoon!

Amanda: Sounds delish!! Will have to try this one out! I'm curious as always to ask authors what inspired you to write this book?

BIANCA: Writing Full Bloom wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do, but I’m so glad I did. I loved to read and I saw the Shooting Star Writing competition and wondered “Could I do it?” One of the things I love about my favourite authors is that they can take the reader to another place. They can introduce you to characters that, by the end of the book, they feel like old friends. My curiosity got the better of me and so I put pen to paper, or rather fingers to keys. That’s when I became addicted to writing my own characters and the world they live in.

Amanda: Curiosity is one of the writer's best tools! And I love delving into good characters!! Tell us a bit about your characters in FULL BLOOM.

Tash Hathaway has moved back to Freewill to open her own flower shop—Freewill Flower Garden. She is actively seeking a man to fill her Mr. Right vacancy and has even signed up to find him online. But when she finds duds instead of studs Cassi, Tash's best friend, convinces her to take a break and live a little, make some of her cowboy fantasies come true before settling down.

When his riding partner is injured, Nathan Davis goes home for a break from the PRCA circuit. He returns to find his life changing in ways he's not ready for. Nor does he expect the distraction of a beautiful small town girl who fulfills his wildest fantasies.

Tash and Nathan collide in a lust-filled bubble, but neither of them are prepared when things get serious. Can love come to full bloom between two people determined to have a temporary bit of fun?

Amanda: This sounds yummy! Can you give us a sneak peek??

BIANCA: Sure here is an excerpt from FULL BLOOM:

“Tash Hathaway.” He clicked his fingers. “Now I remember. You were a couple of years behind me at high school. How’s things?”
Oh my God. He’d remembered her. “Um, things are great. I own the flower shop in town.”
“So, you own that pretty little pink thing?”
Pretty little pink thing? What?
“Oh, the van!” Tash glanced over her shoulder at the bubblegum pink delivery van. “I bought it secondhand from a mobile hairdresser and haven’t taken it to get painted yet. I’m kinda getting used to the pink. So, what brings you back to town?”
“My traveling partner came second to a bull and wound up with a broken leg. By the time I helped get him settled in Texas, I’d fallen behind in the points, so I thought I’d spend some time at home. Come see the family, help out a bit. Lucky I did because my mom fell in the barn yesterday and broke her wrist.”
“Oh, that’s terrible. I hope she’s okay.”
“Yeah, she is, thanks.”
His voice sounded so smooth, but with a bit more twang than she remembered from high school. He’d certainly changed from the shy rancher’s son into a hunk of smokin’ hot cowboy.
“My dad’s bringing her home today, but it’s going to be tough on her.” Nathan half snorted. “Not one of the best things to do in a barn.”
Tash couldn’t resist trying out her newly rediscovered flirting skills with a man that not only flipped her switch but lit up the whole damn box. She hit him with her sexiest smile. “And I bet you’re an expert in all the best things to do in a barn.”
Nathan rubbed his chin as he looked her up and down. “Looking for some lessons?”
Don’t shoot your hand in the sky and say, “Pick me! Sign Me Up!”
She cocked her head as she ran her gaze over him, taking him in from the hair she wanted to run her fingers through, to his rather large buckle. She’d put him a little over six foot, which made him her idea of a perfect fit. Being a tall, lush woman, Tash liked the feel of her lover surrounding her as they made love, and knowing he wasn’t going to drop her when he had her pinned to the wall, banging her brains out.
“That depends. Are you skilled enough to be a teacher?”
An arched brow and curved corner of his delicious mouth hinted at his cautious curiosity. He came a step closer, their bodies separated only by inches. “Oh, I’ve got the skills. I’m a professional cowboy, which means I like to perfect every ride, every time.” Nathan leaned in close to her ear. “Which can take hours of practice.” He ran his fingertip up her arm as he slowly moved back and met her eyes. “And what kind of a cowboy would I be if I didn’t know my way around ropes? That’s a skill I’m very, very good at.”

Whew! If you'd like to snag this hot cowboy for yourself (and who wouldn't?) check out the links below to get your copy!


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Join us on the Front Porch--Aug. 8 for the always entertaining Monica Burns!!