Friday, December 21, 2012

TBR welcomes L.B. Shire

TBR: Welcome to TBR, L.B. Will you share a little bit about yourself?
L.B.: Hello everyone, I'm very excited to be here! So a little about myself? Well I'm very shy, quiet person until you mention animals, especially horses!  I'm a homebody at heart who would rather order things off the internet than shop in a store. I love my family, my animals, BBQ's and camping.

TBR: Tell us about Stealing the Sheriff's Heart and where it's available. 
L.B.: This story is available at Amazon and Breathless Press.
Blurb: Sheriff Corban Culley came to Becker's Ridge to set roots and make a good name for himself. He never expected to risk it all to save Miss Amelia Grey, the woman who stole his heart.
Sheriff Corban Culley is hot on the heels of an outlaw who just robbed the local stagecoach. He captures the hooded bandit easily enough, but what he finds under that cover will change his life forever.
As of late, Amelia Grey has been threatened, bullied and blackmailed. In her desperation to save her kidnapped brother and her family's ranch, she's forced to make a tough decision. After falling for handsome lawman Corban Culley, she spent months finding ways to cross his path. But she hadn't expected their next encounter to be with her on the wrong side of the law, and him needing to risk his reputation to save her family.

TBR: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
L.B.:  Love to ;)


Amelia leaned forward, and attempted to hide the grimace on her face. Her ribcage was tender from where Corban had crushed her into the hard ground with his body. The pain was endurable compared to the extreme displeasure that crossed his features each time their eyes met.

She wished she could crawl into a cave and hide. By the look on Sheriff Culley's face, she could tell she was in big trouble.

"Are you sure you're okay?" he asked again. His features were dark and drawn in an unhappy frown. This wasn't how she'd envisioned herself ending up in his arms.

"I'll live." She lowered her gaze to the ground. She'd hoped for weeks to catch his eye, along with every other single, eligible woman in town. To her delight, the sheriff had chosen her, above all the rest, to spend the evening with at the barn dance. She'd been ecstatic with his offer.

A woman couldn't have asked for a more handsome date. His collar-length chestnut hair curled about his ears under the wide brimmed cowboy hat he wore. His warm brown eyes were confident, and lit up when he smiled. And he smiled a lot—at her. She'd relished the power of his strong arms around her and then to her great joy, he'd kissed her with a passion that had sent sparks clear to her toes. She'd been left breathless. Her body ached for something more she didn't comprehend.

For weeks after the dance, she'd made excuses to return to town. The supplies she'd forgotten, visits to the ladies of the church. All in hopes to catch a glimpse of him. She found he preoccupied her every thought throughout the day since that first kiss.

To her delight, she'd been able to catch his eye at a recent church social. They'd strolled arm in arm by the creek that passed through town, and she'd kissed his cheek and flirted with modest intent. He remained chivalrous, to her dismay. She'd hoped he would kiss her with the same passion he'd shown her at the dance.

Even if she'd ruined any chance of winning Corban's heart with this robbery, she could trust that he'd at least help her save her brother. He was the sheriff after all.

TBR: What inspired you to write about the theme?
L.B.: My favorite genre of all is Western Historical Romance. Nothing better than cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and romance!

TBR: Are you a plotter or pantser?
L.B.:  My first works were panster style, but now I tend to plot things out. I keep spiral bound notebooks full of characters, and plot ideas. Oh ya and sticky notes, love them!

TBR: How do you develop your characters?
 L.B.: I usually have a mental picture in my head what my characters look like. Next I decide on their names, then browse the internet and magazines to find people who are similar to those in my head and pin these pics near my computer :)

TBR: What's next for you?
L.B.: Next year I have another Western Romance set in the wild west due out in January titled The Damned. My current work in progress is a YA Western Romance set in 1880's Oregon. If your a fan of Flicka and The Man from Snowy River you'll enjoy this :)

TBR: Any other published works?
L.B.: Currently with Breathless Press I have Devil Wears Lace and Stealing the Sheriff's Heart available. In January The Damned, will also be available. With No Boundaries Press I have Game of Hearts available for purchase.

TBR: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Most rewarding?
L.B.:  The most challenging for me is promotion. I think more hours go into research of this than my actual stories!

TBR: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?
L.B.: I love Lauri Robertson and Charlene Raddon. I highly recommend these authors for those who love Western Historical Romance. I recently finished What a Cowboy Wants by Lauri Robertson a short Harlequin undone story.

TBR: Where can readers find you on the web?

TBR: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
L.B.: Well my birthday is in December and so to celebrate I'd like to give on lucky commenter a copy of my book  Stealing the Sheriff's Heart!

TBR: Readers, L.B. Shire will give away Stealing the Sheriff's Heart to one lucky commenter. She'll pick a winner on December 22nd and announce the winner here. Be sure to leave your email address so she can contact you.

Thanks for visiting TBR, L.B. All the best to you.


  1. welcome to TBR, LB! Sorry for the late post - Blogger was supposed to publish it at 1:00 a.m. but is acting up today.

  2. Thank you TBR! I appreciate you hosting me today :)

  3. Hi L.B. Great excerpt! Your BP releases are already on my TBR list. I'm a fellow BP author so don't put my name in the hat for the drawing. Just wanted to stop by and say keep up the good work!

  4. Hey Ben! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

  5. Enjoyed the interview. I have added this to my tbr wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win.
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

  6. Thank you CelticAmazon for stopping by during this busy time of year! I'll send you an email shortly with details of Stealing the Sheriff's Heart.


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