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.