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Tule Author Q&A: Jamie K. Schmidt wants to ride horses!

Jamie K. Schmidt stopped by the Tule blog to discuss the fifth book in her Three Sisters Ranch series, A Cowboy for June!

 

Where did you get the inspiration for A Cowboy for June?

I knew that Esteban needed someone when I was writing the original trilogy for The Three Sisters Ranch.  I read Cowgirl magazine and watch the women rodeo events, so I knew I had to base my heroines for the next trilogy off of professional women barrel racers.

 

If you could spend the day with June or Esteban, who would you choose and what would you do?

Tough question!  Esteban makes a mean ropa vieja.  Here’s a recipe that inspired me for that. But June is one of the Wild Grayson sisters, so she’s a party in a “Bad Reputation” studded Stetson.  I think I’d spend the day with June and her bestie, Emily, riding horses on the Three Sister Ranch.

 

What has been your favorite part about writing stories set in Last Stand?

That the community is there every time the characters step off the ranch.  I like that it intertwines my story with the other authors’ who write in the Last Stand series.

 

What song would be in the soundtrack to Esteban and June’s love story? Why? 

“Ain’t Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up” by Garth Brooks 

because it’s fast paced, wild, breaks all the rules and doesn’t care.  But a more romantic song would be “I Run to You” by Lady A. for the lines “This world keeps spinnin’ faster
Into a new disaster, so I run to you”

 

What are you currently reading?

I’m a fickle reader, mostly because I always misplace my book I’m reading and I have different moods where I want to read different books.  Right now I’m reading Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams, Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost, An Amish Match by Jo Ann Brown, and I’m listening to Susan Ericksen read Golden in Death by J.D. Robb.

 

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, writes erotic contemporary love stories and paranormal romances. Her steamy, romantic comedy, Life’s a Beach, reached #65 on USA Today, #2 on Barnes & Noble and #9 on Amazon and iBooks. Her Club Inferno series from Random House’s Loveswept line has hit both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble top one hundred lists. The first book in the series, Heat, put her on the USA Today bestseller list for the first time, and is a #1 Amazon bestseller. Her book Stud is a 2018 Romance Writers of America Rita® Finalist in Erotica. Her dragon paranormal romance series has been called “fun and quirky” and “endearing.” Partnered with New York Times bestselling author and former porn actress, Jenna Jameson, Jamie’s hardcover debut, SPICE, continues Jenna’s FATE trilogy.

A COWBOY FOR APRIL: Release day blog post featuring Jamie K. Schmidt

Ten Cowboy Movies I Love

I grew up on cowboy movies.  My father loved his boyhood favorite, the 1949 Ghost Riders in the Sky with Gene Autry. My grandfather loved anything with John Wayne in it, and I was a fan of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns growing up.

As I got older, my cowboys needed to be a little more romantic and I needed some eye candy to entertain me.  There is just something about a straight shooting, hard jawed man in tight fitting Levis that makes a western all that more exciting.  Also the town names and locations in all these movies are also solid gold. 

Here are my top ten suggestions of cowboy movies you should see:

  1. The Outlaw Josey Wales with Clint Eastwood and Sam Bottoms.  They’re more civil war veterans than cowboys.  But they ride horses and shoot guns.  I love the gunslinger drama and Josey Wales’ legacy as a guerrilla fighter that has people trembling in fear.
  2. Urban Cowboy with John Travolta and Debra Winger.  The bull ride that Debra Winger does is reminiscent to the one June Grayson does in my book A Cowboy for June, that comes out on September 9th this year.  This movie has an awesome soundtrack. Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ For Love” and The Charlie Daniels’ Band’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” are my favorite songs.
  3. Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt pre-Angelina Jolie.  He’s got long hair and rides a horse in Montana with his brother Aidan Quinn and father Anthony Hopkins.  Even beyond the eye candy, this is such a pretty movie. It’s not a happy one though.
  4. The Longest Ride features Scott Eastwood as a bull rider, who is just as attractive as his daddy was when he was younger. This movie is based off a Nicholas Sparks book.  So you know you’re going to cry while you’re watching this.
  5. Quigley Down Under with Tom Selleck and his 80’s stache, Alan Rickman as the villain, and the wonderful Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora.  The dingos in this movie were terrifying, but I loved how Quigley treated Cora.
  6. Brokeback Mountain with Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.  It’s based on Anne Proulx’s short story and I had read it first before seeing the movie.  The end of the short story was gut wrenching and I was hoping Hollywood would give these two cowboys a HEA.  
  7. Hidalgo with Viggo Mortensen.  I loved that Viggo bought the mustang and took him home after the movie.  This story is about an American cowboy competing in the Ocean of Fire, a 3,000 mile race through the desert against Arabian horses.  Omar Sharif was the main Sheikh
  8. Maverick with James Gardner and Mel Gibson before he was a dumpster fire.  This take on cowboys shows the handsome men as a lawman and a professional gambler. But there are enough high jinks and action to keep you entertained while you look for all the country singers who made cameos in the film. Crystal River is the town’s name.  Part of Cole Lockwood, my hero in A Cowboy for April, which releases this week, was based on Mel Gibson’s love for the poker game.
  9. Cowboys and Aliens. It stars Daniel Craig as a gunslinger with amnesia, and Harrison Ford, looking wonderfully craggy and dusty, as Colonel Dolarhyde.  The plot is a little far fetched, unless you can get past the concept of aliens trying to take over the Wild West. The town’s name is Absolution.
  10. The Quick and the Dead. It stars Sharon Stone as “The Lady” a female gunslinger and Russell Crowe as an outlaw turned preacher.  This movie has the best gunfight competition.  The town’s name is Redemption.

What are some of your favorite cowboy movies?

 

USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, writes erotic contemporary love stories and paranormal romances. Her steamy, romantic comedy, Life’s a Beach, reached #65 on USA Today, #2 on Barnes & Noble and #9 on Amazon and iBooks. Her Club Inferno series from Random House’s Loveswept line has hit both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble top one hundred lists. The first book in the series, Heat, put her on the USA Today bestseller list for the first time, and is a #1 Amazon bestseller. Her book Stud is a 2018 Romance Writers of America Rita® Finalist in Erotica. Her dragon paranormal romance series has been called “fun and quirky” and “endearing.” Partnered with New York Times bestselling author and former porn actress, Jenna Jameson, Jamie’s hardcover debut, SPICE, continues Jenna’s FATE trilogy.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Tule Publishing

Welcome to Tule’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Whether you’re looking to get the book lover in your life the perfect gift or you’re shopping for yourself (you deserve it!), you are guaranteed to find your next favorite read in this gift guide!


For the person who dreams of marrying a cowboy…

The Cowboy’s Daughter by Jamie K. Schmidt

“This one grabs you by the heartstrings and does not let go.” – Bonnie G, Goodreads
“A captivating read from beginning to end…Emotionally heartfelt, enjoyable and fun!” – Kathleen B, Goodreads
“A fast paced, thrilling, sexy romance that was filled with drama and misunderstandings…This romantic second chance love story that should not be missed.” E.L, Goodreads

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For the friend who loves dogs more than people…

A Dog Called Valentine by Roxanne Snopek

“A sweet, slow burn romance with all the feels, two souls in need of love, and a dog who brought them together.” – Denise S, Goodreads
“It’s been ages since I laughed so much while reading. A Dog Called Valentine is pure fun — romantic comedy at its best.” – Shelagh, Goodreads
“Loved, loved, loved this heartwarming romance.” – Shari, Goodreads

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For the person who is obsessed with Christmas…

Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter

“A heart-warming, charming and sigh-worthy holiday romance that feels like a Hallmark movie with words.” – Dianne, Goodreads
“This is the perfect book to read to get yourself into the mood for the holiday season. Wonderful characters, wonderful setting and a wonderful storyline all add up to another winner from Jane Porter.” – Mia, Goodreads
“A sweet, charming holiday story with all the magic of Christmas.” – Debra S, Goodreads

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For the armchair detective in your life…

Bittersweet by C.J. Carmichael

“A great addition to the Bitter Root Mysteries series. The perfect mix of both mystery and romance that keeps you going back for more.” – Donnajo, Goodreads
“I was intrigued and held in suspense…A tale rich with suspense, growing love, and interesting interactions between the endearing characters.” – Eileen, Goodreads
“Full of suspense, mystery and a splash of romance that kept me turning the pages.” – Shari, Goodreads

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For the one who swears they were born in the wrong century…

Romancing the Laird by Gerri Russell

“If you enjoy historical tales filled with strong heroines and sizzling romance, this book will pull you in and warm your heart.” – Ann C, Goodreads
“I was captured by the first page and this exciting adventure did not slow down…Gerri Russell successfully immersed me into this time and place with her wonderful descriptions and strong characters.” – Lori D, Goodreads
“A riveting, fast paced, action packed, nail-biting, romantic adventure.” – Barbee, Goodreads

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For the friend who likes sports mixed with their romance…

The Perfect Catch by Joanne Rock

“A sweet story of two people who had been beat down in the past and given a second chance at happiness.” – Carol, Goodreads
“A hunky ballplayer, family drama galore and lots of sassy banter! Joanne Rock brings a baseball dynasty to life with the backdrop of a good-hearted Texas family.” – Lynn B, Goodreads
“A heartwarming and enjoyable baseball themed country romance.” – Maria R, Goodreads

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For the person who wishes their life was a Hallmark movie…

Holiday Hearts by Barbara Ankrum

“Two best friends team up to make a little girl’s first Christmas without her mother special and discover they can make each other’s Christmas special too.” – Janine, Goodreads
“The perfect book to curl up with this holiday season!” – Michelle, Goodreads
“A truly beautiful Christmas story…I totally loved this spell binding romance.” – Elaine, Goodreads

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For the friend who dreams of having a paranormal boyfriend…

Junkyard Dog by Katja Desjarlais

“Filled with humor, intrigue, danger and lots of love, this is a book that will definitely keep you interested to the end.” – Peta, Goodreads
“I really enjoyed this mix of fun, action, romance with a little mythology thrown in for good measure.” – Carolyn, Goodreads
“The chemistry between Charlotte and Alex sizzles with lots of heat.” – Eva M, Goodreads

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For the person who has a case of wanderlust…

What Happens in the Highlands by Kelsey McKnight

“The descriptions of the beauty and uniqueness of Scotland drew me in and made a lovely backdrop for Lachlan and Rose to fall in love against all odds.” – Marsha, Goodreads
“I enjoyed this light romance and it DEFINITELY made me want to visit Scotland more than ever.” – Kat, Goodreads
“A love story rivaled only by the magnificent back drop of the Scottish Highlands and one that deserves every star I can give it.” – Erin R, Goodreads

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For the one who is a sucker for a second chance romance…

A Son for the Texas Cowboy by Sinclair Jayne

“A fabulous Cowboy story with all the angst, drama and passion needed to capture the true romantic’s heart.” – Karen R, Goodreads
“Second chance romances are my favorite ones and this is right up there with the best of them.” – Bonnie G, Goodreads
“This is one story that stays with you long after it has been finished.” – Becky, Goodreads

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