Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 5 Michael's 70K Bash - Sue Brown

 Good morning! I'm so excited for today's guest. Not that I don't enjoy the others but this one is special. This is my hero. I tell her that all the time. I love every book I've read by Sue Brown and I have more to read but better late than never! *smirks* If only I could stop reading Morning Report over and over. Only 2 times at count but I will be reading it again because I love these characters! 

Please give a warm welcome to Sue Brown!

Dear World,

Once upon a time I decided to write about cowboys. Actually that’s getting ahead of myself. I was writing a fanfic story called Nothing Ever Happens. It was a chaptered story, and I wrote it over a period of eighteen months. It would have taken a lot less than that only someone I trusted tore it to shreds three-quarters of the way through, and my mind just went blank. I couldn’t pick NEH up for months. I was stuck with major writer’s block. So what to do? Let’s start another story.

I had just read Bareback by Chris Owen. Cowboys *shiver*. I investigated lots of cowboy stories. At the time my pairing hadn’t tackled that in their program, after all, it was over three years ago. But oh, the thought of them on horseback, riding the open range… Oh blow it, I wanted cowboys. And so the Cowboy Verse started. It never got a proper name.

It was only intended to be a light fluffy piece (yeah, Nothing Ever Happens was intended to be as well). Within two chapters Luke and Simon’s world had crumbled and it was full on hot, possessive cowboys and lots of angst in Morning Report, Seriously, that title was a gift.

Of course then it got published, and I thought, hmmm, could I write another one? Who would I have as my heroes? Well, the answer leapt out at me. Pastor Noah and the virgin ranch hand, Tommy. A totally different dynamic to Luke and Simon. One of the elements I loved most about it was Tommy’s residual feelings for Luke. I felt it was important to acknowledge it still existed, even as he fell in love with Noah.

One of the major criticisms of Morning Report was that I didn’t tie up the storyline of the nasty Pastor Jackson. My answer is that Morning Report was never about him. It was about the town’s reaction to a couple they had known for years.

I didn’t tie it up in Complete Faith either. If anything, things got worse for our heroes. But I knew I wouldn’t get away with it forever and there had to be a conclusion to the storyline. I hope that in Papa’s Boy readers find the resolution to The Case of the Evil Pastor.
And just in case you think that Luke and Simon have been forgotten… read a one-off story in Luke's Present.

***Comments on this blog will be entered to win Sue's final book in this amazing series, Papa's Boy! Please leave your email and remember, every comment is entered into the Triad GC giveaway!

Author Bio
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Sue can be found at her website, her blog, Twitter and her Facebook

Enjoy the book trailers for Complete Faith and Papa's Boy


Loveless3173 said...

OMG! Bareback was my first cowboys book too!! After that... omg.. I just couldn't find enough.. STILL can't find enough! lol
Please count me in! Thank you for the contest!


Anonymous said...

There is just something about cowboys!
Thanks for the contest

Littlesuze at

Gigi said...

Please count me in. Thanks!


Debby said...

Nothing better than cowboys. thanks so much
debby236 at gmail dot com

laurie said...

i just finished reading papa's boy and LOVED it

Anonymous said...

Haven't read many cowboy stories, but PAPA'S BOY sounds wonderful!