Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LONE RIDER: Q&A with B.J. Daniels

“B.J. Daniels writes the best western suspense. I love her Montana setting, a state I fell madly in love with the moment I stepped onto its soil. Ms. Daniels’ male characters are real men, strong and protective, with plenty of love to give to the right women.” —ROMANCE JUNKIES 

A cowgirl at heart, Bo Hamilton does her best thinking in wide-open spaces. So when money goes missing from the family foundation, Bo rides into the Crazy Mountains to figure things out. But a killer hiding among the sawtooth ridges takes her captive and isn’t planning on ever letting her go.

Bo’s disappearance gets folks thinking she’s the guilty one who’s run off with the money, but Jace Calder would bet his ranch that she’s innocent. Not that he has any reason to trust the beautiful, spoiled senator’s daughter. Still, Jace is going after Bo and bringing her home to face the truth. But in the wild, rugged Crazy Mountains, he finds Bo at the mercy of a suspected murderer. Jace is her only hope, and he’s about to find out what they’re both made of.

Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Formats: Print & eBook
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery

Q&A with B.J. Daniels
What is Bo Hamilton up to these days?
Bo has been under a lot of stress. We don’t find out why until LONE RIDER.

Without giving away too much, what’s your favorite scene in the book?
Ever cuddled up with someone you love in a makeshift shelter in a snowstorm? That’s all I can say about that.

What type of lover is Jace?
That’s pretty personal. He is the kind of man who takes making love seriously. He is the kind of man who will always be there for the woman he loves – even for a woman who broke his heart.

Where would Jace and Bo run away to elope?

How far in advance do you plan out your stories?
Seconds. Seriously. I’m a seat of the pants writer. I never know what is going to happen until I put my fingers on the keyboard. It’s very exciting for me – and terrifying.

Did you do a character sketch of the sisters before you started this series?
Nope. It’s that seat of the pants thing. But I did have a sense of each of them.

If you could choose any literary heroine that is most like Bo, who would it be?
Scarlett O’Hara. Like Scarlett, Bo is strong and determined. She passed up a chance at happiness with the man who promised her undying love. But unlike Scarlett, Bo won’t make that mistake twice.

Has the Hamilton family dynamic changed since the last book?
Definitely. Little did the Hamiltons know just how many secrets there were in their family. As each secret comes out, the family grows closer.

Can you give us any hints for upcoming characters/suspenseful scenes?
The mystery surrounding the sisters’ mother, Sarah, continues. There will be lots of surprises including dead bodies as each sister grows and falls in love. Ultimately, it will all bring the family closer together.

What are you working on next?
The next book in the series is LUCKY SHOT (December). Kat, the prickly sister who speaks her mind, will meet her match in Max, a reporter/photographer who will bring her out of her shell. In HARD RAIN (March), Harper and Brody McTavish finally get a chance for romance – unless the secret between their families drives them apart. In the next two books after that, sisters Cassidy and Ainsley will get their chance for happiness with mystery men – and the biggest secret – their mother Sarah – will be solved.

Meet the Author

B.J. DANIELS, a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, wrote her first book after a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist and author of 37 published short stories. That first book, ODD MAN OUT, received a 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times magazine and went on to be nominated for Best Intrigue for that year. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award for romantic suspense and numerous nominations and awards for best book. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and two Springer Spaniels, Spot and Jem. When she isn’t writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Thriller Writers, Kiss of Death and Romance Writers of America.


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