Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Interview with Tamara Hoffa - Roping Love!

Hi Tamara, thank you so much for hanging out today at the blog. And congrats on your new release.

1. First up, let’s chat about your new release Roping Love. Give us all the details on it.
Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”
Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.

2. Will this be a series or a stand alone?
I’ve been pondering this question. Originally it was meant to be a stand alone, but I really like the characters, so if readers like it I may write stories for Chances brothers, Chase and Cody.

3. If you had to—and its might be hard—what is your favorite scene in this book, besides the happy ending?
After Chance and Carrie meet again, by chance (lol) she blow him off. He shows up at her motel to confront her and I love the scene that follows.

4. How has your publishing journey been so far? Anything you’ve learned that you’d like to share with others?
I have been so lucky! I received a contract for my first and second submission. But, it did end up with different publishers. I guess the one thing I’ve learned is to be open to all opportunities, and that publishers (for the most part) aren’t offended if you spread your work around

5. Besides being an author, you also do book reviews. Tell us a little about how you got into reviewing. And since getting published and going through the process, has it changed how you review?
Well Lacey, I actually stopped reviewing for Sizzling Hot Book reviews in March. I started a new blog in February, and started editing for SCP in March and I just don’t have the time to devote to writing reviews. I still post short reviews on GR, Amazon, and other sites for books I read, and we are doing an occasional review on our blog. http://sslyblog.wordpress.com/
Being published has made reviewing more difficult, only because I feel terrible if I can’t give a glowing review.

6. What’s next for you? More hunky cowboys?
Lol, actually an Indian! I have two novellas In the works right now. A Special kind of Love is a contemporary romance staring a Native American firefighter and a divorced school teacher with an autistic son. The other is my first attempt at paranormal romance. Beverly Ovalle and I are writing it together. It is about Dragon shifters, and they are Chicago firefighters.

7. Where can readers find you?
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTamaraHoffa
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TamaraHoffa
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6537898.Tamara_Hoffa
Blog: http://sslyblog.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much for being here today! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new release!

Secret Cravings (Amazon and Nook coming soon)

Other Books by Tamara Hoffa:
Heart of a Soldier


Chance felt like he’d been thrown from a bucking bronco. Ten years. He hadn’t seen her in ten years. And it was just like before. God, she was even more beautiful than she had been at eighteen. Time had matured her body, her curves a little fuller than they had been. Her hair was short now, almost boyish in length, but curling softly around her face it looked feminine and flirty. It was a deeper shade of blonde now too, a golden honey color that looked stunning against her sun-bronzed skin. What the hell was she doing here? And who the hell was the kid with her? Chance was busy doing mental math, the kid looked nine or ten. Carrie had called him several times in the months after he left. He’d never returned her calls. Could she have been trying to tell him she was pregnant? No it couldn’t be, she would have told him. Wouldn’t she have?

“I’d say small world, but since it really is a small world and we haven’t run into each other in ten years…”

Carrie arched one eyebrow, he always loved when she did that, it looked so haughty and hot.

“What brings you here?” Chance asked

“Same as you I guess, looking for some brood mares.”

“Actually, we’re selling this mare.” Nodding at the other, nearly forgotten man in the stall. “This is my brother, Chase.”

“Nice to meet you,” Carrie said, looking down at Tyler, “Well, we need to get to the Coliseum, Tyler wants to see the cutting.” Keeping her arm around his shoulders they turned to leave.

“We should talk,” Chance said

Carrie looked over her shoulder and stared him straight in the eye. “I think the time for talking is long past.”

The phrase she was so mad she could chew nails and spit screws ran though his mind at her look. Damn. He had really fucked things up between them. Why hadn’t he taken her calls again?

Oh, yeah, to give her a chance at a good life.

“I really need to talk to you.”

“There’s nothing left to say.”


Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her three grown children, two grandchildren, 5 dogs and 1 cat. Tamara started reading when she was four years old and has rarely been seen without a book at hand since. At home you will usually find her in “nana’s chair” with her kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandson’s in her lap. Tamara is a reviewer, a professional reader and can now add author to her repertoire.  Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.

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