Friday, January 9

Spotlight on Lynda J. Coker

The Wranglers welcome Lynda J. Coker to the round corral today. Help her celebrate the release of Stormee Waters.


Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...

Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?

Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?

He studied her in silence before making a blunt reply. “I’ll pick you up at 7:30 this evening.”

Had he extended an invitation or a command?  “Well—ah.” She shrugged to hide her confusion.

“Surely, you eat dinner?” he quizzed through lips curved with humor.

“I suppose it’s okay.” She fiddled with the edge of her collar and contemplated the hint of challenge underlying his playful smile.

“Dress casually but bring a wrap. We’ll be dining by the river.” He dismissed her with a short command to leave her phone number and address with the receptionist.

Why do I feel as though I’ve been ordered to show up for duty call? Did alpha males assume that women in general deferred to their decisions, or was she just a simple-minded exception?


Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art.  She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.


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  1. Love that phrase, "a backwash of trouble..."
    Best of luck and congratulations.

    1. Good Morning Madeline,
      Thanks for stopping in. I'm glad you liked that phrase. To be honest, I like it also. :)

  2. Word Wranglers (All you nice ladies!
    Thank you for having me as your guest today. Since blue is my favorite color, I couldn't help but love the design of your blog. Best of success to all of you in 2015.

  3. I'm in, Lynda--sounds like a fun book! Heading to Amazon to pre-order! And your fabric art is simply amazing! Wow!

  4. Nan, your're a sweetheart! I hope you'll enjoy Stormee and Dirks story. And thank you so much for the compliment on my fiber art. I'm working on a new piece now. When it's finished I'll put it on my blog, so check back in a few weeks.

  5. I love everything I've read about this book. (Sigh) so many books so little time. BTW, I jealous of the fact that you're in your PJs with a cup of coffee when I'm out in -30C weather. :)

    1. Marlow, thanks so much for saying hi. Scoot on over to my place and I'll share my coffee and fireplace.

  6. Thanks for spending the day with us, Lynda, and good luck with the book. It sounds terrific!

    1. Thank you for having me today. I enjoyed my visit her at Word Wranglers. You ladies have a successful book year.