Welcome to the book tour for The Heartbreak Cowboy by Mina Beckett! Along the way, you’ll find reviews, excerpts, and more. I have an interview for you today, to help you get to know Mina better. Be sure to check out the book plus everyone can get the prequel for free! And there’s a great giveaway at the end after you check out the rest of the tour.
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How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?
A Texas-tough cowboy, searching for redemption by rescuing unwanted and neglected horses, learns love is always worth a second chance.
Who are your cheerleaders?
My husband is my biggest cheerleader and now I’m laughing because he’s a big guy at six-foot-four, two-hundred and sixty pounds… And I just imagined him in a cheerleading outfit. Go, honey! Go! But seriously, he is always so supportive, encouraging and behind me one-hundred percent in anything I do. Burke, Wit, Lady D, and Hamilton are my amazing home-based tribe that keeps my laughter tank full, bring me cheesecake and lift me up when I’ve hit rock-bottom.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
No. I wanted to be an architect but learned I hated math.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Yes. Music motivates me, helps me find my muse and relaxes me. A few of my playlists on Spotify are:
Classical (Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin)
Swagger (The Black Keys, Bishop Brigs, Cage the Elephant)
Lucky Lizard (Texas Blues Runners, Los Lonely Boys, Van Morrison)
Scottish Highlands (Outlander soundtrack)
What’s your favorite part of writing a book?
My favorite part of writing is creating multidimensional characters that must overcome real-life situations. I love leading my characters through the emotional journey that’s necessary for a satisfying story. In the beginning, I think I know them, but they never fail to surprise me. They are always unpredictable and discovering what makes them tick can be challenging. They aren’t always willing to let me see who has hurt them, what scares them or why they can’t trust, love or move on. Writing that transformation from begging to end is very satisfying for me.
Are you a plotter or a pantzer?
Both. I write detailed outlines, synopsis, and blurbs for each of my books before I begin. But my characters never follow the rules, so I’m a pantzer for a third of the book.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere. I can overhear a conversation in a grocery store, see a billboard sign or hear a song and get an idea for a book. My mind is always working on a story.
What book is currently on your nightstand?
Where can your fans find you?
Vampires or werewolves?
Are you working on any other projects except writing, right now?
I have six watercolor paintings planned for next year and hope to do photo shoots for my book covers and promotions.
*Old flames burn hotter the second time around…
It’s been four long years since McCrea Coldiron watched Eleanor Mackenna walk out of his life. He wasn’t ready for the marriage noose then and never thought he would be. Single, free to do as he pleases, and running the Promise Point Horse Rescue Ranch are the things that make him sure he was right to let Eleanor go… This is until she comes back to town with a daughter he never knew about in tow.
Eleanor knows just how badly McCrea can burn a woman and how persuasive he can be when he wants something, so she’s more than cautious about his charming words and cocky grin when she comes home to arrange the sale of her grandparents’ ranch. But when a flat tire in a thunderstorm introduces four-year-old Sophie to her daddy, Eleanor knows McCrea’s love for his daughter is genuine. Can she trust it will be the same for her? As the icy walls around her heart begin to melt, Eleanor must find the courage to trust her heart or run away from the man who has always owned it.
Being shown what he lost is a wake-up call for McCrea and he isn’t about to
let Eleanor or Sophie walk away. It’s time to prove he’s a man who believes
in love and happy-ever-after.
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