Thanks for stopping by to check out my Interview with Pamela S. Meyers! She’s talking about her upcoming release, Second Chance Love. It releases January 24th so hurry and pre-order it.
Have you read anything by Ms. Meyers?
About the Book
“Chicago lawyer Sydney Knight and Texas bull rider Jace McGowan have nothing in common but everything to lose when they are thrust together during a weekend rodeo in rural Illinois. Neither one of them would have imagined two years ago that the deep attraction they sensed during a day-long outing would resurface when Sydney’s boss assigns her to Jace’s legal case.
Sydney has been through a world of hurt since losing her dad when she was sixteen, then being dumped the morning of her wedding. She’s sworn off romance and instead devotes her time toward a partnership in her father’s law office.
Jace has found faith in God and wants out of his sponsor contract with a risqué restaurant chain that requires him to pose with scantily-clad women. He’s about to bail on the contract and pay steep penalties something he can ill afford, given that his deceased father left the family with unpaid taxes.
Sydney is determined she’ll get Jace out of his contract and return to Chicago with her heart intact, but Jace is just as determined to help her see they’re meant to be together. Can a city girl with roots deep in Chicago and a bull-riding rancher with roots deep in Texas give themselves a second chance at love?”
There is the old adage that opposites attract and that has been a good foundation for storytelling as long as romance stories have been written. It would seem that someone with roots so deep in big-city life would have little in common with someone who was raised on a ranch and raised cattle for a living, but yet even then they can find common ground if they give the relationship time. Sydney tries hard to keep hidden what she has in common with Jace because she doesn’t want him to think there is hope for them. Her reasons for not wanting the relationship to develop are more about irrational fear than anything. You’ll have to read the story to see how it plays out. 🙂
I’m curious, Jace is a bull rider. Have you ever been to a rodeo or did you have to do a ton of research?
I’ve attended the Pioneer City Rodeo, the setting for my story, every Labor Day weekend for over ten years. I’ve also been to many other rodeos and also a number of bull riding events. The Pioneer City Rodeo is unique in several ways. Located in a tiny town about five hours south of Chicago, the rodeo is the village’s highlight of the year. The arena is state-of-the-art and was built and maintained by the townspeople over fifty years ago. Have attended the rodeo so many times I am very familiar with it. Research was mostly needed on the skill of bull riding and a lot of the details that go into that and the life of a rodeo cowboy. I have a good friend who is a retired bull rider and he was an excellent resource.
I love rodeos!
What is the message you hope readers will take away after reading Second Chance Love?
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. (2 Timothy 1:7) Taking a risk can be scary and when we’ve been hurt emotionally enough times it becomes more scary, but God asks us to lean on Him and entrust our lives to Him. He promises to never leave or forsake those who profess faith in Jesus. It’s my prayer that my readers will be able to apply this truth to their own lives as they read my story.
Love that Scripture!
Care to answer some fun questions?
Sweet or sour: Actually both. I love sweet and sour chicken and other dishes like that, but I admit to a sweet tooth. Guilty as charged.
Chocolate with or without nuts: Either way as long as it’s dark chocolate.
Lemonade or soda: Around here we call soda “pop.” I love Diet Coke, but am trying to cut back on it. I like a sparkling drink from Aldi called Frost. and try to drink more of that than the Diet Coke.
Peas or carrots: Either one is fine. I like most veggies. Not like when I was a kid LOL.
Popcorn or candy: Popcorn is healthier than candy, but I’ve been known to drop a handful of trail mix into my popcorn (the kind with M&Ms).
What’s next for you on the writing front?
I’m working on a sequel to Second Chance Love. It’s only in the plotting stages right now. I’m also in a group that’s planning to write a collection of novellas with Tiny Houses as the theme.
Sounds awesome! Praying for you as you delve into writing another book.
Last but not least, how can readers help you in your writing career?
Read my books and review them. They are all on Amazon. Reviews and word of mouth are the best way to get the word out about a good novel.
Thanks, Toni, for hosting me today!
So glad you could stop by and visit!