How exciting to have _Sam Castlerock, the hero from COURTED BY A COWBOY written by Lacy Williams_ a July 2013 release from Love Inspired Historical .
1. Sam, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I never planned on being a cowboy. I’ve wanted to be in the family business (banking) for as long as I can remember. But when my sister Penny married homesteader Jonas White (THE HOMESTEADER’S SWEETHEART, 2012), he taught me what it means to be a real man and now I’m wondering if being a cowboy might be a better profession for me.
2. What do you do for fun?
It’s not easy watching out for animals on the range—especially when the critters seem to want to get into trouble at every turn. When I get to town, I enjoy eating supper with a pretty girl… helping a local homesteader try and save his property… tweaking my older sister’s pigtails (figuratively—she tends to wear her hair up)… playing with her toddlers.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
That would be talking to my father, especially if what I need to talk to him about is important. We’ve had some disagreements along the way… mostly my fault. I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to make things right with him but it seems like he’s always disappointed in me.
4. What are you afraid of?
Snakes. After an incident with a bedroll and a rattler early on in my cowboy career, you’d better believe I sleep with my boots on now.
5. What do you want out of life?
I used to think what I wanted was to make my father proud, but after getting to know Emily Sands, I’m coming to realize that I’ve got to be man enough to be proud of myself. She’s taught me a lot…
6. What is the most important thing to you?
Keeping my word. That’s why I’m having such trouble with this bank deal. My father gave me one more shot at proving to him I could be in the family business—but Emily and the folks here in Bear Creek have made me have a change of heart. So now… do I break my word, let my father down… or follow my heart?
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
The mistakes I made in my teen years. It’s what started it all, when I first started disappointing my father… and some people can never forgive.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Does a horse count? My trusty steed is a dappled gray gelding with a constant hankering for green apples.
9. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?
There’s a lot of changes. New medicines—but my pal Maxwell can tell you about that. He’s the hero of RETURN OF THE COWBOY DOCTOR (Dec 2013). New inventions, new horizons. The West isn’t as wild as it used to be as more people head our way. But there’s still room for big dreams… and cowboys.
COURTED BY A COWBOY will be free on all major online retailers (Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com , and others) beginning July 1.