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.


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 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:

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

  1. Jess says:

    I’ll play! Sounds like a fun read. =)

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Thanks for stopping by and we’ll enter you for the drawing. I sure hope everyone thinks its a fun read cause it was alot of fun to write.

      1. I can also attest to the fact that it’s a great read! I loved it. 🙂

  2. Lynn Rush says:

    Yay, Sayde. Congrats on the new release. How exciting. I’m wishing you tons of success.

    Have a great day!

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Hi Lynn! Thanks! I still need to grab your latest chapters on the crit loop. Thanks so much for the fantastic crit of Voodoo!!

      1. Hi Lynn! Good to see you. 🙂

  3. danicaavet says:

    Congrats, Sayde!

    I did not know that about Amazon and I have a deep love for my Kindle. I’ll have to see about changing my purchasing to help support my writer peeps!

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      I know you love your kindle and I want Santa to bring me one too!! But you can always buy straight from the publisher and download in a format that will work with your kindle, at TWRP it’s MOBI. How many Kindle books are you up to now?? 🙂

      1. I’m a kindle fan too… 🙂 I didn’t know about MOBI – that’s good to know!

      2. danicaavet says:

        Errrr…like 180? I’ve had to slow down my purchasing because I um, like need my money lol

  4. B.R. Paulson says:

    How fun! Great posting Sayde and congrats… The Title is AWESOME!!

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Thanks! You know, I am horrible at titles and poor Rebecca has to suffer through me changing them constantly but this time I threw some names out and she and I both agreed The Harder They Buck was the one. Thankfully my editor said the same thing!!

      1. Hey B.R. I agree about the title – I loved it right when she came up with it! 🙂

  5. This sounds like a hot-fun read. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Putting it on the top of my to read/purchase list!

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      That’s terrific but although I’d love for you to purchase it RIGHT NOW 🙂 wait until we draw for the winner on Friday 🙂

  6. Ciara Knight says:

    Congratulations on the new release! Wow, had know idea about the Amazon thing.

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Hi Ciara, amazon is wonderful, I love shopping for everything on there but they do take a HUGE cut out of your royalties. I always try to shop directly from the publisher as the authors get royalties off the full retail value 🙂 Can’t beat that!

  7. Jeff Salter says:

    There was steam rising from my computer screen as I read your excerpt.
    Not certain I can handle the entire book, but enter me in the drawing anyway. It sounds worth the effort to try.

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Oh come on of course you can handle it! And if you win you’ll get Rebecca’s book too and it’s twice as steamy! 🙂

  8. Hi! I sure would love these so please include me in your giveaway…the hubby is gone…a lot…momma needs some entertainment when he is 🙂 Congrats on the releases! Thats great! I never knew about Amazon, tho. I tend to go with whoever has a coupon b/c my book $$ isn’t much these days since hubby lost his job for a few months. Hes back on now..temporarily at least.

    Love the blog too..gonna follow on my google reader 🙂

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      LOL everyone needs more book money! Especially when the hubby is gone 🙂 A great way to get free reads is to join the yahoo groups of publishing house and authors that you enjoy reading from. SOooooo many posts I see are about free books being given away just by entering at a blog! It’s a great and quick way to win books!

  9. Judy Cox says:

    congrats on your new release. Your books look like great reads. I am also asking Santa for a Kindle this year!! Thanks for the great excerpt and fantastic giveaway!!

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      I’m so glad I’m not the only person out there who doesn’t have a Kindle yet! Maybe Santa will bring us both one 🙂 Thanks for the congrats and check back on Friday when Rebecca and I draw for a winner, better yet subscribe to her blog and mine !!

  10. nitethyme says:

    I didn’t know about MOBI, and a Kindle is on my Christmas wish list too. Enjoyed the excerpt and learning a bit about the author. Congrats on the release.

    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Thanks! I didn’t know about MOBI either until my editor told me, lets hope she’s right 🙂

  11. lorettaC says:

    Three books for one comment, that is a great deal. I’m in. Congrats on your books.


    1. SaydeGrace says:

      Hey Lorreta I drew earlier over on Southern Sizzle Romance and you won over there! email me at and I’ll send you Riding Double and The Harder They Buck. Congrats lady!

  12. Sunny says:

    Congrats on the new release! Many more successful sales for you!

  13. Donna says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt from your book. Thanks for blogging!