Friday, March 18, 2016

Then Sawyer Happened by Hurri Cosmo - Blog Tour with Author Q&A and Giveaway

Author Name: Hurri Cosmo
Book Name: Then Sawyer Happened
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Cover Artist: Eden Connors

Release Date: March 8, 2016


Trace is nursing a broken heart. He lost his job, his boyfriend of two years was cheating on him, and his apartment building burned right to the ground with all his worldly possessions.  It was time for Trace to get out of Minnesota. 

So Trace heads for Texas and Riven Creek Ranch, the horse farm his aunt Lois owns. But hours before he arrives, Lois is in a terrible car accident that nearly takes her life, and Trace finds himself in charge of the ranch kitchen. Sounds simple enough and it's the least he can do for his recuperating aunt.  

Then Sawyer happens.

Sawyer is his aunt's big, beautiful, muscle bound, incredibly sexy straight ranch manager. Someone who has no clue Trace is gay. And meeting the big man should have been okay, except it was in the middle of his aunt's kitchen at five in the morning and Trace was nearly naked. Embarrassing? Yep. But the very next day Trace proceeded to ramp up his embarrassment by quantum leaps when he nearly sets his aunt's house on fire and the brooding Sawyer has to come to the rescue. 

Seems like Trace's "luck" followed him.

Not to mention that Aunt Lois's "accident" was actually attempted murder. And now, they just might want Trace dead, too. 

Can Trace figure out who's behind the attempts on his aunt's life AND keep Sawyer from finding out he's hot for the cowboy? 

He probably can’t. But he’s going to try.

Pages or Words:  60,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Western/Cowboy


“Sawyer!  Damn.  You scared me.”  Trace fell back against the freezer suddenly feeling light headed.  He took in the big body blocking any escape he had and his cock twitched as if it liked the idea there was no way out.  “I didn’t hear you… behind me.”
“I saw your car in the driveway.  How’s Lois?”
Trace shook his head in an attempt to clear it.  “She’s awake and very alert… but…”  But someone wants her dead.  Who?  Someone on this ranch?  Could it be Sawyer?  I trust him with my life… That’s what she said.
“But what?” 
Trace looked up into hard cold eyes.  The question was genuine.  He cared about the condition of his aunt.  But what condition did he care her to be in?  “Nothing… just… well… I guess you’re going to have to know… I mean…”  Damn, he had to stop acting like a horny teenager in front of this man.  “Let me… I’m going to make coffee…”
“It’s made.  The big insulated urn on the counter is full.  Just made it about a half hour ago so it’s fine.”
“Oh.  Good.  Let’s sit down.  I need to sit down.”  Trace took a few steps forward which brought him right in front of the cowboy.  He expected Sawyer to move, to back up, but he didn’t.  Then Trace did the unthinkable.  His body reacted on its own as he put his hand on the big man’s chest and pushed.  There would have been no way on God’s green earth he would have been able to physically move the cowboy without his express permission, not to mention help.  But Trace’s brain seemed to totally malfunction in this man’s presence.
And, as expected, being pushed in any direction was never going to work for Sawyer.  Sawyer grabbed his wrist, twisted it tight behind Trace, which brought Trace up solid, against Sawyer’s hard body, chest to chest.  Being several inches taller, Sawyer glared down into Trace’s shocked face, a smoldering look in his eyes.  Trace could feel Sawyer’s hot breath on his face, sense the man’s tense muscles from his pecs down through his thighs…

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Hurri Cosmo author of Then Sawyer Happened.
Hi Hurri, thank you for agreeing to this interview. 

1)  What is the most satisfying thing about being a writer? 

Just being able to bury myself in a story I love. I love the research and the problem solving and just the whole process.

2)  Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you hadn’t originally planned? 

All the time. Every time. I don’t think I have ever written a story that the characters DIDN’T kidnap the story line and make it their own. But then that’s what had to happen in order for the character to become “real” not only for me but for the reader as well.

3)  How did you celebrate the release of your book? 

I ended up doing this amazing book tour with Pride Promotions and I have to say, it has been an incredible experience. Will Parkinson has been so patient and kind and freaking wonderful I can't honestly praise him enough. Not to mention, this is my first book with Dark Hollows Press and it has been such a great experience as well! One of my other publishers, the one that holds the bulk of my work, is closing their doors at the end of March so having Dark Hollows Press pop up and offer a contract was extremely uplifting right along with Pride Promotions doing the promo. I have been blessed.

4)  How did you come up with the idea for this book? 

This started out as a rather clumsy man meeting and falling for a man who has it all together. Then a call came for a story out of Texas. The first thing I thought of was “cowboy” of course and figured this one would work. The synopsis flowered and I started the process of getting it on the screen. But one of the requirement for the “Texas story” was it couldn’t exceed 40,000 words. Well, this one was going to fly right past that mark so I ended up writing “A Place To Belong” for the Texas story and finished this one on its own. Originally, the title was “Riven Creek Ranch” but it changed to “Then Sawyer Happened” when Dark Hollows Press picked it up.

5) Have you ever written naked? 

No. That would be very unpleasant! And not just for me..

Meet the author:

Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.

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