Saturday, July 16

Welcome, Marie Tuhart

Hi, Marie. Welcome to Word Wranglers. Thanks for coming! Tell us about you.

I'm currently single, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work a full time job outside the home as a project manager for a world-wide telecommunications company.

Where do you hope to be, writingwise, in five years?

Writing full time without the day job

A favorite piece of advice you’d like to pass on?

Never stop writing no matter what happens

What writers made you think, Yeah, I wanna do what they do?

Iris Johannson, Kay Hooper and Fayrene Preston, they had done a series of books for the old Loveswept line and I knew after I finished the series I wanted to do something like that.

Do you have a writing schedule?

I try, it doesn't always work. Normally I write on my lunch hour at the day job, and then depending on the day I may come home and write in the evening, if not in the evening, then I write on Saturdays.

Favorite hobbies?

Reading and playing computer games

Day job?

Yes, a necessary evil, but I'll be able to give it up soon.

If you could have dinner with any woman, past or present, who would it be and what would you want to talk about?

I'd love to have dinner with Michelle Obama and get her feeling on what it's like to be the first lady.

Do you have an excerpt for us?

Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up

At loose ends after her best friend's wedding, Angie Davidson needs a vacation, so when the gorgeous yet aloof co-owner of the Quick Silver Ranch insists she stay to explore their sexual attraction, she agrees. Though she eagerly bows to his commanding touch in the bedroom, Jared's distant air after lovemaking sparks too many bad memories. Dare she yield to his sexy persuasion and prove he has nothing to fear or will he abandon her like everyone else in her life? Eager to explore Angie’s vulnerable, submissive nature, Jared plans two weeks of toys and other naughty play. However, the last time he reached for a woman—mentally and physically—she rejected his dominant streak. Jared has no intention of letting Angie that close, no matter how sweetly she shivers beneath his hands. Can two bruised hearts discover a way to make their tantalizing escape into the perfect way of life?

Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up – Excerpt:

Angie drank in the feeling of his body against hers. His hardness to her softness, and part of her wanted to melt in a puddle at his feet, another part wanted to be bold and daring.

“Becca mentioned that you're closing down the ranch for a while.” Maybe a little flirting would work.

“Two weeks. There needs to be some renovations done, and the staff needs some downtime. It was a good time to do it with Tyler gone.”

“How much can be done in two weeks?” She thought back to when they were renovating the offices she now worked in, it seemed like it took months and with every little problem the workmen came to her.

“A lot, if you know how to motivate people.”

“Really?” Angie tilted her head up and fluttered her eyelashes. “And how would you do that?”

The corners of Jared's lips tilted up. “Lots of money.”

Okay, subtle flirting wasn't working with him. Her fingers trailed over his broad shoulder, to his neck, where she stroked his dark brown hair. His hand tightened on her lower back, bringing their hips together. And Angie swore she could feel his hard erection. Good, he wasn't immune to her.

She let her fingers skim from his neck, down over his shoulder blade, down his spine, over his well-defined ass, until she could rest her palm over his butt cheek. Then she squeezed it.

“Behave.” His breath brushed her ear and he swatted her ass.

“You hit me.” She couldn't believe it; he actually smacked her on the ass. Not that it hurt, but heat flowed through her body making her nipples grow harder. She’d never realized a little swat could make her so hot.

“I'll do worse if you don't behave yourself, Angie.”

“Promise?” The word was out of her mouth before she even realized it. The music ended, Jared escorted her back to the table and pulled out her chair.

His palms cupped her cheeks, tilting her face up to his. “We'll talk later.” He dropped a hard brief kiss on her lips before striding away.

Angie's heart skipped several beats while she observed Jared cross the room. She put her fingers to her lips and sank down onto the chair with her core pulsing with need and her panties wet. If he met her later, they wouldn't be talking if she had anything to say about it.

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  1. Gee, Marie, hope you can soon quit the day job. Sometimes they suck the life right out of you. Loved the excerpt. Very well done. Best of luck to you.

  2. Hi Vonnie,

    Thanks for stopping by. I actually can retire from the day job next year, thank goodness.

  3. Hi Liz!

    Hi Marie! Good questions and awesome excerpt for Saddle Up. :)

    What a wonderful thing for you that you can retire next year and write full time. Then you can write more hot reads like Saddle Up and Roped & Ready.


  4. Marie--thanks for visiting us today. Great excerpt!

    Liz--great questions!

  5. Hi Isabel,

    Thanks for stopping by and the comments on the excerpt.

  6. Hi Margie,

    Thanks for the comment and I'm glad I could visit today.

  7. Marie, good luck in being able to walk away from the day job. Loved your excerpt!

  8. Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy you love the excerpt.

  9. Wow, wipes brow. That is sizzling. I want more!!!

    So nice to see you here, Marie, and get to hear about your life and writing. Love the excerpt, obviously! Best of luck to you.

  10. Thanks for coming to WW today! Wish I could quit the day job, too.
    Think we all agree on that one.
    Great interview and excerpt!

  11. Hi Nicci,

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you like the excerpt.

  12. Hi D'Ann,

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, quitting the day job is nice. Next year I'll have 30 years with the same company and that's what is allowing me to retire. Have a great day.