The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Welcome Entangled author, Elizabeth Otto...

 Hi, Elizabeth! It's great to meet you and to be a part of your tour for "Tempting The Cowboy". I really looking forward to getting to know more about you and your work, and I've already downloaded your book from Amazon. Hope you enjoy your time here! Let's get on with the interview...

1)  What kind of music do you like?

I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to music. I’m a country music girl at heart, but I love pop, some rock and roll, bluegrass and instrumental.

2)  Describe your dream home…

A log cabin in the middle of a forest somewhere. That’s what I grew up in, and have longed for ever since. A beautiful stone fire place, some hardwood floors and a chandelier made from deer antlers would be nice, too. And a housekeeper. Definitely a housekeeper.

3)   What are you reading now?

The Hero by Robyn Carr and it’s really good!

4)  How many books have you written?  Which is your favourite?

I’ve just completed my sixth book in two years. Whew! I love them all and it’s like choosing between your children. I’d have to say BLOOD OF ISIS is very near and dear to me because it took me 7 years to complete, and was my first completed and polished (and published) novel.

5)  What comes first, plot or characters?

Characters, always. I always have someone knocking around inside my head, begging to be born. Once I get a general idea of who my character is, the plot comes naturally.

6)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Oh my, yes. Pretty much every day. It’s worse if I go more than 2-3 days without writing, which I try to never do. Sometimes I stare out the window for hours, trying to get my mojo back. It’s terrible. But when I get back in the groove, watch out! I’m secretly bipolar, I swear.

7)  Twitter or Facebook? Why?

I’m really partial to Twitter because it moves fast and it’s fun. I love the different personalities I connect with on Twitter.

8)  Tell us about your latest book?

I’ve just finished a contemporary romance about a playboy firefighter who wants to reform his tomcat ways, and is looking for love…but he tries to find it with a sassy, emotionally scared and beautifully tattooed female carpenter who despises firemen! They have to survive a pretty big natural disaster and lots of emotional obstacles to see if love can bloom.

9)  What’s next for you?

Well, the next two books of the Paint River Ranch series come out in January and April, 2014 from Entangled Publishing. Beyond that, I’m not sure. I have a couple of proposals out with my agent, and hope to hear some happy contract news, soon.

Tempting the Cowboy
by Elizabeth Otto



After personal tragedy and taking a job on a quiet Montana dude ranch, ex-cop Rylan Frederickson finds herself surrounded by unbelievably sexy cowboys. Too bad the one she’s attracted to is her boss...and the single dad of a four-year-old. It doesn’t matter anyway; there’s simply no more room in her heart.

Letting a new woman into their lives is the last thing Cole Haywood wants for himself and his daughter, Birdie. But as Rylan’s presence at Paint River Ranch breathes new life into his family he can’t ignore his growing attraction.

When the sparks between them turn into fireworks in bed, Rylan’s torn between the family she’s lost and the one she may have found. Now she must decide if something that feels this good is worth the risk.


Rylan’s fingers followed Cole’s shoulders to the curve of his neck, up, until the bare skin heated under her tender caress. Her fingers found his hair. “Are you coming on to me, Mr. Haywood?”

He bristled a little at the title but shoved it aside as hard as he could. There wouldn’t be any “Mr. Haywood” bullshit. Not right now. His lips dipped behind her left ear. He let a little stream of breath wash over her flesh, making her tremble, before he pressed his mouth to her skin.

“That would be deliciously, wickedly inappropriate, don’t you think?” He nuzzled the soft column of her throat, his hands going another inch higher toward her hips.

“Oh, yes.” Her breathy words were more of a moan. Tonight, he wasn’t her boss. He never wanted to be her boss again—hell, he’d quit if it meant one no-strings night with Rylan, to be her lover and get it out of his system. A tremor went through him at the promise of that, a deep realization flagging him.

“Say my name.” She’d never said it, and he couldn’t go another moment without hearing it. Cole licked the sensitive skin just below her ear before capturing her lobe between his lips as his fingers squeezed her thighs. She jumped a little before sinking into his touch.

Her smoky voice shook. “Mr. Haywood.”

“Is that how you really think of me?” Cole held back a growl at the formality, his fingers digging a little harder into the delectable flesh of her thighs. He nipped her ear just enough to make her gasp. Rylan turned her head and broke free, her hands palming his cheeks and positioning his mouth in line with hers. Their breath mingled, hot and sweet.

“That’s how I should think of you.”

 His fingers slid under the bunched skirt, over bare flesh to grip the bones of her hips. Her legs quivered, her eyes going heavy with desire.

“But is it?”

Without hesitation, she shook her head. Cole brought his lips to hers, tasted her with a quick slide of his lips from one corner of her mouth to the other. She shuddered, leaned in just as he pulled away.

“Say it. I want to hear your sexy voice say my name.”

Her eyelids fell halfway, her lips parted just enough to show him the small tip of her tongue as she wet them.


Fucking. Christ. His cock squeezed and throbbed with fury. Cole nudged her legs wide with his hip and settled between her thighs as he pulled her hips down to his pelvis. Her bottom slid to the edge of the stool, her center joining him in a soft, hot caress against every inch of his aching, demanding erection. Her hands assumed a vise grip on his face, her lips grinding against his with a fire he needed more of. Wanted more of. Right damn now.

“Say it again,” he demanded. She slanted her head to take his mouth fully, the dance of her tongue creating amazing friction against his. God, his head was swimming, and it was so, so good.

“Cole.” The gravel in her voice nailed him. “I’ll say it all night if you want me to.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elizabeth Otto grew up in a Wisconsin town the size of a postage stamp, where riding your horse to the grocery store, and skinny dipping after school were perfectly acceptable. No surprise that she writes about small communities and country boys. She's the author of paranormal, and hot, emotional, contemporary romance, and has no guilt over frequently making her readers cry. When not writing, she works full-time as an Emergency Medical Technician for a rural ambulance service. Elizabeth lives with her very own country boy and their three children in, shockingly, a small Midwestern town.

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Elizabeth will be awarding a $25 gift card to either Amazon or B&N and a boutique river stone bracelet to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour
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  1. MY that is a lovely, sexy excerpt...ALMOST not suitable for work! LOL. Elizabeth...I love your dream home description--including the housekeeper!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Yes, probably not safe for work! haha! I hope no one saw you reading it. LOL

  2. Nice interview. I'm a country music fan too but do listen to other types of music also.


    1. Country is my go-to. Gotta have it!

  3. Thanks for the interview and excerpt! It sounds like a great book.

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

    1. You're welcome, and thank you so much. :)

  4. Sounds steamy!

    1. Oh yes, there is a lot of steam. LOL

  5. I, too, like country music - preferably the older country western, but some of the new stuff is ok. And I really like instrumental music - classical, movie themes, hymns, etc.
    Beautiful bracelet. Steamy excerpt.

    1. See, I can't go past the 1980's or I can't stand the twang. LOL My husband loves the older stuff, so we have to compromise a lot. :)

  6. really loved your comments, The excerpt was really sexy and sweet

  7. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  8. Your dream home sounds beautiful! Maybe you can come live near me-Cabin off of Lake Michigan! :)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  9. Great interview!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com