Wednesday, October 22, 2014

5 Secrets (What No One Knows About My Book) with Jeanine McAdam

Our guest author today is Jeanine McAdam, who is going to share some tidbits about the writing of her book that no one knows--until today.

Jeanine lives in New York City in Upstate Manhattan. She’s married to a wonderful man who loves her stories. He’s also very good at thinking up creative titles. He named “The Skirts and the Spurs,” her upcoming contemporary cowboy trilogy. They have two teenage sons who aren’t so happy about all this romance stuff. Her chocolate lab Aaron (rescue) is a wonderful companion that follows her around the house.  She tries to tell him she’s only leaving the computer for a second to get a cup of chamomile tea.  But he still comes, and then resumes his place under her desk three minutes later. Loyalty is his middle name. Even though she lives in a metropolitan area, she’s fascinated by the American west. She writes about cowboys and the urban women who love them. She’s curious about the clash in culture, goals and values that happen between a hero and heroine raised in different environments. 

Five Secrets No One Knows About The Bull Rider and The Baby:

1. THE BULL RIDER AND THE BABY has a ‘tiger mom’.  The Urban Dictionary defines a tiger mom as a: “mother who is overly strict with her child in order to foster an academically competitive spirit. This form of upbringing is intended to direct a child towards financially successful careers at the potential risk of feeling emotionally unfulfilled and/or socially inept.”  Usually a Tiger Mom is of Asian descent but not always.
2. A few facts about bull riding:  Bull riders break bones, suffer concussions and dislocate all sorts of body parts.  One in every fifteen bull riders get hurt.  It is inevitable, just a matter of when.
3. Concussions are common and they are a theme in my book.  Many bull riders don’t wear helmets.  My neuroscientist heroine is studying those injuries to prove helmets are safer.
4. I write witty: Many of my reviewers mention how fun, cleaver and humorous my dialogue is.  Honestly, in real life I’m not that funny even though I would like to be, so it makes me happy when someone comments with an LOL while reading my books.
5. I love THE BULL RIDER AND THE BABY.  It’s my favorite in the “Skirts and Spurs” series.  Even though it is humorous, it does address some serious issues: For example an unwed mother.

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“Yes, it’s painful, distressing and also extremely embarrassing to get knocked up in a bleaker closet.  Especially when you are a promising neuroscientist and should have known better.  Then to get sent out west seven months pregnant to study concussions and the bull riders who get them, it’s just plain degrading.  But good comes out of my little adventure in Montana, I just didn’t realize it at the time.”  Carrie Wang, THE BULL RIDER AND THE BABY.

Caleb didn't want to open his eyes. He knew the pregnant woman was sitting beside his bed because he could smell her. It was that same assertive, smart, and extremely sexy smell his sister-in-law Rachel had. Yes, Caleb had a crush on Rachel and yes, he proposed to her when he thought there was a slim chance his brother wasn’t going to take responsibility for his actions.

Holy hell, why did Caleb keep meeting and falling for women knocked up by some other guy. Why couldn’t he be that other guy? Probably the concussion researcher’s ‘Baby Daddy’ was just as smart and successful as she was. Then they’d have the perfect kid to complete their perfect family. Mother of God, Caleb hated perfect families.

 “I know you’re awake,” she said in that take-no-prisoners tone of hers. Rachel spoke the same way when she was annoyed at him. For some damn reason, he liked it. “You may as well open your eyes,” she continued.
Sweet Jesus, why couldn’t she and that smell of hers leave him alone? It was jasmine with a hint of vanilla. Nothing overbearing like the buckle bunnies wore. “I’m not awake,” he mumbled as he covered his eyes with the heels of his hands. Yes, he knew what jasmine smelled like because Rachel drank the tea.

“Do you know you have a Grade III concession?” Then she crossed her legs. Caleb knew she did because he could hear her silky skin rub together. Or maybe she was crossing her arms. No, she couldn’t be that mad at him for getting himself knocked out. He laughed sadly. She was knocked up and he was knocked out.

He pulled his hands off his face and opened his eyes. Dammit, she had crossed her arms. “Did you know the rodeo circuit is no place for a pregnant woman?” he countered. Why, oh why did he have to be attracted to her? If only he could get that smell out of his nose, then maybe he could fight this thing.

“My personal life has nothing to do with you.” She moved closer to the bed and put her hand on his forehead. Her touch felt good as she pushed his hair back. Then she pulled his eyebrow up and at the same time flashed a light in his eye. Son of a gun, that didn’t feel good.

“What the hell?” he asked as his hair flopped back. His hair was like that, unruly. His brother had gotten the good hair, along with the good wife. No, Caleb wasn’t dwelling on the fact he wasn’t meeting any women he liked.
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Thanks for checking out Jeanine and her secrets. If you have any comments or questions, Jeanine will be around to answer them today. And don’t forget to post a comment for a chance to win her book.

And don’t forget to check back next Thursday to find out even more author secrets about their book. 


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    1. Thank you Jennie! I'm working on it right now. A novella about the 3rd brother in my bull riding series.

  2. Ah, I bet you ARE funny in person! M. S.

    1. LOL - thanks M.S. I think sometimes I'm too sensitive in person. But maybe that's a good quality for writing.

  3. You know, I never thought myself funny until a friend told me. And that shows in my writing too. So I'm guessing you say funny stuff! Congratulations on the book.

  4. Thanks Vicki! Funny can be perceived different ways by different people. I try to stick with sweet funny not mean. So glad you write funny too.

  5. Sounds like a great story! I love cowboys!