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Feature on Lilian Darcy and Marry Me, Cowboy?

Today's feature is on Lilian Darcy and her latest release Marry Me, Cowboy.


Lilian Darcy was born on Valentine’s Day. This auspicious date, as well as a love of reading, set her destiny as a writer of romance and women’s fiction from an early age. She has also written extensively for Australian theatre and television, under another name. Her plays have been professionally performed by some of Australia’s most prestigious theatre companies, and have received two award nominations for Best Play from the Australian Writers Guild, while in 1990 she was the co-recipient of an Australian Film Institute award for best TV mini-series. She has now written over eighty romances for Harlequin, as well as several mainstream novels, including Cafe du Jour, originally published by Mira Books Australia.

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Over to Lilian now...

Who is Lilian Darcy?
 
A woman who dresses a whole lot better than I do. [Now we need pics of you in different dresses!]
 
What inspired you to be a writer?
 
Reading. I needed to “cook” the fiction drug, not just use it. (Sorry, too much time spent watching Breaking Bad lately…)
  

How did you chose your genre?
 
It’s like wizarding wands in Harry Potter. You don’t choose the genre, the genre chooses you. On a more serious note, I’m naturally drawn to positive, life-affirming stories about people and families and relationships.
 
What made you tell this story and why did you write this book?
 
As always, I wrote it because as soon as the characters came into my head, I itched to tell their story. I was interested in the friendship triangle between Tegan, Jamie and Chet. As Jamie himself muses early in the story, “they’d become a triangle, Jamie and Chet, Chet and Tegan, but the third side of the triangle - Jamie and Tegan - didn’t connect.” I loved exploring what happened when Chet dropped out of the equation and Tegan and Jamie did start to connect at last.
 
How did you come up with the title?
 
All four of the Copper Mountain Rodeo novellas follow the same pattern, “Tempt Me, Cowboy”, “Take Me, Cowboy”, “Promise Me, Cowboy”. As authors, we all loved this cowboy riff, and “Marry Me, Cowboy” fit my
story so well.
 

Champion barrel-racer Tegan Ash has nothing left to go home to in her native Australia and every reason to stay in the USA. But her visa is about to expire, and her prospective groom has called off their green-card wedding.
Jamie MacCreadie doesn't actually want to marry a woman he can't stand, but his best friend and fellow rodeo rider Chet has just let her down and, somehow, he finds himself offering to do the deed instead.
There's no chance it could turn into the real thing, because they have nothing in common...do they?

 

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23 comments:

  1. Hi Lilian!

    Great post! Loved reading your answers.
    Congratulations on the release of Marry Me, Cowboy!

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  2. with a birthday on Valentine's day, you just had to be a romance writer! Your books sounds good!

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  3. Awesome interview! Love that you're fulfilling the promise of a Valentine's birthday! :)

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  4. Great interview! Enjoyed meeting Lilian. Sounds like an interesting story!

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  5. Yay, I can comment now!

    Thanks for all the good wishes and encouragement. If you're interested, a great way to keep up with releases from a heap of great upcoming authors is to Like the Montana Born Books FB page.

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  6. Congrats on the book. It sounds like a great read. I've known people with green card marriages so it would be really interesting to see how you develop this.

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    1. Only one way to do that, S.P., because I'm not offering any spoilers... :)

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  7. Sounds like a great story. I'm going to have to check this one out.

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    1. Hope you do, Ruth, because we have a whole Montana world for you to keep coming back to. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

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  8. I love the cover for the book Lilian, it's so romantic...

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    1. I love it too, Maria! The actual story is a little sassier in places, but with the romantic heart that the cover suggests.

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  9. Nas, thanks so much for sharing Lilian with us today! Her work looks wonderful. :D

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  10. Hi Lilian,
    I love everything you write. I love horses and cowboys and cowgirls too!

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  11. The cover for Marry Me, Cowboy is so lovely! Thanks for drawing the book to my attention. :)

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    1. Not just one book, Sam, but the whole world of Montana Born Books. There is lots of great stuff to come from other authors, with names many people will know and love.

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  12. I love the cover and description and that Q&A was fun.

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    1. Thanks Medeia! I am a huge fan of the cover!

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  13. It is so true that the genre chooses you and not the other way round! Yay!

    Now off I go to google what a barrel racer is exactly...! :-) Take care
    x

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    1. Yes, I think that's a useful way to look at it.

      Bet you found some great YouTube clips of barrel-racing if you googled it!

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You can discuss your romance novel addiction too!