Dead Heat Ranch #0.5
BY Nicole Edwards
Available July 22, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.
Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.
Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.
Note: This novella was originally featured in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although this story has not changed, this novella contains a bonus scene, along with an excerpt from Betting on Grace, DHR #1.
Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It's quite the household and most of the time you'll find her locked away in her office - dubbed the writing cave. When she's not there, you'll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn't usually work.
I've never been one to talk much about myself. It's difficult, but as the days go by, I'm learning to open up a little. So, I'm going to give it a shot here...
Ever since I was young, I've enjoyed writing. When I was a teenager, I kept a journal. I did that until several years ago, I think. And if I wasn't writing down my thoughts, I was coming up with scenes in my head for various characters who would come and go for whatever reasons. And now, here I am, all these years later, spending my days doing what I love the most. Writing is my full-time job, but it is also my hobby. My creative outlet. It is a true blessing that I have been allowed to do this. I decided to give myself over to writing full-time in December of 2012 and I haven't looked back since. After spending nearly 13 years in the corporate world, it took me a little while to get used to working for myself, but I have to say, I'm loving every second of it.
If I'm not writing, I'm reading. Every single day. My TBR (to be read) list is long and it continues to grow each day thanks to the amazing authors who continue to publish books that we can't get enough of. If you look at my TBR, you'll find books by traditional and independent authors alike. My love of reading started back around a decade ago when I started reading Lora Leigh. Yes, if you want hot, check her out. Some of my other favorites include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Jayne Rylon, Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, Lorelei James, Lori Foster, Jill Shalvis, Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips and the list goes on and on and on.
An interesting fact about me... I don't watch television. Well, aside from the occasional news channel or some home improvement show from time to time. I love movies, but I rarely go see them. I think since I picked up a book, all else has faded away and if I have any spare time whatsoever, I'm going to use it to do what I love.
For those who are curious, Nicole Edwards is a pen name. Although, for the past couple of years, I've been called Nicole so much, I pretty much answer to it always. I didn't select a pen name in order to hide my identity, but rather to give my alternate ego one of her own. Nicole is the part of me that includes all of the secret desires and taboo fantasies. So, technically, yes, she's real. She's my alter ego. The secret part of me me made up of sinfully hot desires and erotic thoughts. If you want to know more about my naughty mind, just check out my books.
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