May 26, 2013

Blog Tour Post/Guest Author Post: Where the Four Winds Collide by Hildie McQueen

at 5/26/2013 03:38:00 AM
Adeline Buckley escapes her abusive father only to find herself in a brothel, on a stagecoach to the untamed west and married to a stranger, all in that order. Plotting another escape becomes harder, the more she gets to know her new husband.
Jackson Pruitt didn’t expect a secretive mail order bride to show up the same week cattle wrestlers absconded with a large part of his herd. The bigger surprise was the loveliness of the woman. Why would a beauty like her need to travel so far to marry?
Jackson and Adeline learn that secrets and marriage do not go hand-in-hand when both of their pasts comes knocking and both have to come to grips with the reality, that sometimes trust comes only after you lose it all.
In Where The Four Winds Collide, there is much tension between the Hero, Jackson Pruitt and Heroine, Adeline Buckley because they get married within minutes of meeting! As you can imagine, their first time actually speaking after the marriage, it was awkward, especially when Adeline doesn't even remember marrying him (she thought it was a dream).

I thoroughly enjoyed writing the progressive movement of their relationship, from total strangers to lovers, until finally falling in love. The reader will come along with this couple, tall hunky blond and brooding Jackson and the feisty beautiful, innocent Adeline, who are thrown together by fate into situations that will break your heart for them.  When they finally reach the point of having no choice but to be strong and find the elusive joy, do they come to terms with the reality that sometimes love does conquer what seems insurmountable.

Creating tension between Adeline and Jackson when they first met was easy since their situation was quite extraordinary. It was fun creating sexual tension between a couple that is married, but does not know each other, I’ve never done that before. Later as the story progressed it became harder for me to write, as my heart was lost to the characters,  as I took them through situations that stripped them bare, the word tension seems light when referring to this couple.

When writing historical westerns, bringing two people together often requires the writer use extreme situations because life was so hard back then, but at the same time, the love story rounds of the sharp edges of this genre because it was also a beautiful time in American history, and who doesn’t love a handsome cowboy?

When a reader enjoys this book and tells me about it, I know I did right by this couple and created just the amount of tension needed for this story.


Hello peeps! Just so you know, Hildie is doing a giveaway for an ebook copy of her book, Where the Four Winds Collide, and a $25 giftcard for Amazon; you can enter below. :D Also, below are some links to Hildie's webpages, buying links and a mini author bio. hearts;

Hildie McQueen loves storytelling and unusual settings, pair that with humor and you've got an idea of what her writing is like. She makes sure action, intrigue, and sizzling romance add up to a story, her readers won’t soon forget.  Her favorite past-times are traveling, shopping and reading. She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt and two unruly Chihuahuas.




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