Feature on Tracy Solheim, Smoulder & #Giveaway

This week Feature on Author is on Tracy Solheim and her latest release, Smoulder. She also has a kindle copy giveaway to one commenter!


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What are a few things we would find on your desk?

Post-it notes! I love them.
Several pairs of glasses. I can never seem to find a pair when I need them.
M&Ms, but don’t tell my kids because they’re hidden in an empty glasses case.

What motivates you to write?

Mostly it’s the voices in my head. I’ve always been a big day-dreamer and ‘what if?’ girl. I like to tell a story from the beginning to the end, no matter how long it takes. About two-thirds of the way along in a book, though, I start yelling at the voices to tell the story just a little bit faster!

Share something about yourself no one else knows?

I’m pretty much an open book, so I really don’t have something that NO one knows, but readers might be interested to know that I’ve hung out with O.J. Simpson when we both worked for NBC Sports.


What was your favorite scene to write?

In Smolder, my favorite scenes to write were the ones involving Tyson and his menagerie of animals. There’s something about having young child that grounds a character in a book and in real life. I love adding children into the story because they keep the hero and heroine honest about themselves and their relationship with others. Tyson and his critters added levity to some scenes in this book and great drama to others.

Tell us about your book…

I love to write stories with lots of extended family and friends who butt into everything. This story is no different. I also spend a lot of time around horses and it was fun to finally set a book at a barn!


Smolder is the story of Sam Gaskill, a Former Army Ranger. Sam is starting over in Glacier Creek, Montana - far away from the plains of Texas and the memories of his late wife. Taking charge as the new captain of a squad of smoke jumpers should provide him with enough adrenaline to chase away the ghosts from his past. He brings his wife’s prize possession, a champion reigning horse, to Montana with him, putting him in the path of a sexy, green-eyed temptress with a sassy mouth and an adorable young son.

Laurel Keenan, champion horsewoman, couldn’t wait to escape her hometown. But instead, an ailing mother and an unplanned pregnancy landed the impetuous dreamer right back on her father’s ranch. Laurel has managed to lead a quiet life with her young son—until she sets eyes on the tough guy with the sexy ass who is determined that she train his horse.

Sam already failed one woman; he won’t trust his heart with another. And Laurel is determined not to risk her heart—or her son’s—on another thrill-seeker. The slow burn Laurel and Sam feel for each other has the potential to lead to a wildfire that could engulf them both.

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17 comments:

  1. I do love a good what if.

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    1. "What if?" is the stepping stone to a lot of fun books. movies, etc. It's fun to do a group exercise with other authors and see how many different directions we all go with the same "what if?" Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Sounds interesting story, congrats on the release.

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    1. Thanks so much! And Thanks for stopping by today!

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  3. LOL fun! I love that she hides her M&M's in the least likely place her kids would look. ;P

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    1. My husband hides two Dove chocolates somewhere different each day when I'm on deadline. They are my emergency fix when I get writer's block. :)

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  4. Nothing like a hot fire fighter.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  5. Sounds like a fabulous book. (And HOT!) I agree that the addition of children and/or animals to a book adds depth, and also provides opportunity for bits of humor. (I suspect that anyone who hides M&Ms in a glasses case has a sense of humor...)

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    1. I love writing kid because then I can get them to state the obvious. And they're cute while doing it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Post It's and M&Ms. You're covered;)Great interview, ladies.

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  7. You hung out with OJ Simpson? That is an interesting fact. Especially since everything about his trial is being brought back into light.

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    1. It is kind of surreal to think I knew him when he just famous and not infamous! I wish it had been during the days when we all had a camera in my pocket because all I have is one blurry shot of us.

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  8. No kidding, Tracy, hide the candy in an empty eyeglass case. What a great idea. Maybe the children wouldn't think to look in there. Unfortunately, nothing's sacred in my house. Not with five kids!

    Oh, and the story sounds wonderful. All the luck with your new release.

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    1. Oh five kids! I always wanted a big family. Life got in the way somehow. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love M&Ms and I have plenty of sticky notes. I love the cover.

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You can discuss your romance novel addiction too!