Sayde Grace Blogs about her new release, “The Harder They Buck” (with 3 giveaways!)

UPDATE:  The winner of the two novellas and ARC is:  Nikkibrandyberry.  Congrats!  We put everyone’s name in a glass vase and drew.  Nikki: Sayde and I will both email you with details.  Thanks everyone who commented!

Hello everyone!! Thanks so much to Rebecca for letting me stop by her blog and talk about my new release The Harder They Buck. I’ve wondered what I’d say about it because I know people get tired of hearing about just the book so I’ve decided to let everyone in on a behind the scenes story.

The Harder They Buck was released Friday and I was all excited to see where it would go on the Kindle Best Sellers list. It didn’t! The Harder They Buck won’t be released to Amazon until today or tomorrow. I asked my editor about this and she said it takes a few days from my release date to get it on their list.

Now I know that a lot of readers love Amazon(I do too)but here’s the rub, Amazon takes a HUGE cut from the sales. I knew they did but it wasn’t until I was talking to my editor that I realized how much they take. WOW. So knowing this I will now buy all my books directly from the publishing house where the books I want are published. Why? Because then those authors get royalties based on the FULL retail price!

All right, enough about that but keep it in mind when our lovely host releases Fated!!

WARNING: This book contains the use of whips, ropes, and handcuffs by one sexy cowboy looking to win the ride of his life.  

Raised by parents who don’t believe in affection, Melanie Brantley developed a hard-edged outlook on life…and love. But then along comes a cowboy who makes her blood boil, and not only with anger. A fact that scares the hell out of her. Enough that she seeks solace at Minx, a club that caters to the more carnal pleasures. 

After recovering from a bull ride gone wrong, Lance Wright is ready to move forward and he’s set his sights on Melanie. Her temper tells him all he needs to know about the passion he’d find in her bed. The wildcat fights him every step of the way, but she’s in for a surprise. The harder Melanie bucks, the more Lance wants to ride.

Excerpt: 

The alarm on Melanie’s cell phone vibrated, thank god. She’d stayed the hour and a half she’d promised. Time to get the heck outta here. 

“Someone important?” Lance’s low voice whispered behind her.

Melanie tensed. She’d been just about to run for the hills. “Kinda. What do you want?” She turned and stared at him. His deep brown hair was half hidden under his black cowboy hat, and his long sleeved orange and white plaid shirt stood out in a sea of red and green shirts. His eyes danced with mischief, and she fought not to dance with them. One thing she did love was a guy to play with, and Lance was always ready to play.

“I’m glad you invited your sister up for the holidays. She’s nice. I was worried when Billie said she was coming up.” He smirked. “It’s hard enough around here with you, but I sure didn’t need another woman threatening me with bodily harm.”

“Leave my baby sister alone,” she nearly growled.

“Can’t do that—unless you’d like to take her place. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit if you’d hold off on hurting me to go out with me, at least once.” He leaned close, his spicy cologne filling her nose and setting her on path to sure destruction. “All that passion you have, I can help you put it to good use.” He nipped her ear.

She wanted to lean into him, to press her body against his and do just what he’d said. Yes, she knew he’d use her passion to drive her to the brink of madness, and what was more, if she let him, she would drive herself further. There was something about Lance Wright that upped her emotions. Never before had a man stirred such hate and love. She’d always heard the line between love and hate was thinly veiled, and standing so close to Lance, feeling his body heat against hers, she knew it was the truth.

Ok everyone, I sure hope you enjoyed the blurb. I will be giving away one free copy of both RIDING DOUBLE and THE HARDER THEY BUCK to one commenter. Oh and if you don’t win you can go to http://www.epubbooks.com/buy-epub-books use the 20% off coupon and download any book to your Kindle and authors still get royalties on the retail price! Sweet!!  Rebecca also just informed me that she’ll give away an ARC of FATED to the same winner.  (When she gets them in mid-November).  Three books for one comment – you can’t beat that!  We’ll draw a name this Friday.  (And you can be anywhere…Rebecca will mail that ARC to the far corners of the earth).  🙂

Thanks Everyone!

Sayde Grace

A native of South Alabama Sayde Grace was raised among the cotton fields and dirt roads of the south. She has a deep love and appreciation for the rural communities and uses her experiences of small town life in her books. A lifelong story teller, Sayde began writing full time two years ago and has written five full length manuscripts which range from romantic suspense to young adult and even erotica. In each of her five books she uses her experiences in farming, ranching, or rodeoing to make the story setting believable. Growing up in the equine and cattle industry have given her a behind the scenes knowledge of the industry. Sayde is currently enjoying and loving life in beautiful South Alabama with her husband and two young children.  You can reach Sayde at her website: http://www.saydegrace.com/