Monday, August 15, 2016

Showcase - Q&A - Delores Fossen - Six Gun Showdown - HQN August Tour sponsored by BOOKTRIB

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over I hope you all had a great one! Welcome to the August Harlequin blog tour sponsored by BOOKTRIB, featuring Delores Fossen's Six Gun Showdown.

ISBN-13: 9780373699209
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Appaloosa Pass Ranch #5
Release Date: 07/19/2016
Length: 272pp
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"I'm not dead."
The voice mail rocks deputy sheriff Jax Crockett to his core. A year ago, Paige was murdered by the Moonlight Strangler. Yet his ex-wife just showed up at his ranch—out of options and out of time. There are only two reasons Paige would come back to Texas with a killer hot on her heels: Jax and their toddler son. Faking her death was the only way to keep them alive. But now it's Jax who's risking everything to protect his family. The cowboy lawman is also reawakening a powder keg of desire. A desire that's primed and ready to explode. Giving in will up the ante, igniting the embers of a love they may not live to claim.

Q&A with Delores Fossen – Six-Gun Showdown

Where did you get the idea for Appaloosa Pass Ranch? 
I love doing books about siblings (maybe because I have so many of them!), and I especially love writing brothers. I wanted to do a series about five cowboy cop brothers and their adopted sister. When they learn their adopted sister is the biological daughter of a notorious serial killer, the brothers ban together to not only protect her but also to catch the killer.

Is anything in your new release based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Yes. I’m adopted, and even though I know my birth parents, I’ve always thought about those distant relatives that are in my DNA family tree. No serial killers, thank goodness.

How much research goes into your books?
It varies, but usually I have some “medical” questions that need answering. For this book, I had to delve into DNA tests. Thankfully, I have several good sources for that.

What cultural value do you see in writing/reading/storytelling/etc?
I love that my readers can use my books to escape and be entertained. It’s so important to our mental health just to be able to get away from things for a while. That’s one of the main reasons I read romance.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?
The edits and making sure I have everything just the way I want it. Sometimes, I’ll want to do a scene one way, but it slows down the pace too much so I have to make adjustments.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?
Alaska. I would love to see the glaciers. It’s definitely on my bucket list.

What does your family think of your writing? 
They’re very supportive. I’ve been writing since my children were quite young so they think what I do is just part of their everyday lives.

What is the biggest misconception about your genre? 
That it isn’t as well-crafted as other genres. So many people who feel that way though have never read a romance.

How do you decide on the cover art for your books? 
It usually starts when I write a particular scene, and I can see it so clearly in my head that I describe it on an art fact sheet. The art department then uses that sheet to come up with the cover concept and then the actual photo shoot.

What is your current summer read?
I have several. B.J. Daniel’s Hard Rain and Maisey Yates’ Brokedown Cowboy.

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Meet Delores:
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at

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  1. Appaloosa Pass Ranch sounds awesome and I love siblings too! Thanks for sharing Debbie, loved the interview!

    1. Thanks Kim! This novel sounds really good doesn't it!

  2. I love the premise for this series. Didn't know about it or the author so this was my intro. Enjoyed the interview, ladies!

  3. Ooo interesting set up with the sister's adoption/bio family. I sure wouldn't pass by a whole family full of cowboy cops. Yums!

  4. Ah yes, very happy to be entertained and to escape with a book! And yes romance books are well crafted by great writers. Long live the genre!