April 14th, 2009
Book of the Day: Hell for Leather, Beth Williamson



Exile…or love. Life…or death. His demons will force him to choose.

Gunslinger Kincaid has traded his black clothes and pistols for a homespun shirt and trousers. Now he’s Cade Brody, a man with dark hair, dark eyes and an even darker past. The blood money he’s earned bought him a small piece of property in New Mexico territory, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. But it can’t buy him peace.

Sabrina Edmonds, a tough, no-nonsense widow, runs the post office and store in the small town of Eustace. She’s made her way in life with an independent streak a mile wide. Sabrina doesn’t want to get involved with Cade, but she finds herself drawn to the dark stranger who hides in his mountain retreat.

Cade wants nothing more than to be left alone, but an elusive wild child who delights in tormenting him, and a town full of people determined to befriend him, conspire to intrude upon his self-imposed exile. Then there’s Sabrina, who should be afraid of him—but isn’t.
Not even when the deadly demons of his past catch up with him.

Where you can find Beth

Web Site

Author Bio:You can’t say cowboys without thinking of Beth Williamson. Her love for all things western shines through in her writing. A true Scorpio, she once described her “word” as passion. Read her work and discover for yourself how hot and enticing a cowboy can be.
Beth is the author many novels and novellas with Samhain Publishing, Loose Id, and Kensington Publishing, with many more in the works for the coming years.

Born and raised in New York, she holds a B.F.A. in writing from New York University. Currently, Beth lives just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons. She welcomes readers to contact her on her website or by e-mail.

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I’ve always been a writer, since third grade I think. I finally got up the nerve when I was in my late thirties to actually submit a manuscript to a publisher and was fortunate enough to have my first book published in 2004.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? Oh, I am known for my sexy westersn—a bit obsessive about the cowboys. *blush* I also write some contemporary erotica, kind of my chocolate after the dinner. ;)

3.) What are you working on now and what releases do you have coming up? Releases coming up include Hell for Leather from Samhain in April, On His Knees (contemporary erotica from Samhain), and the Redemption of Micah from Kensington Brava in July. I am working on several things. The first is the fourth book in my Devils on Horseback series for Samhain – this is Lee’s story, my first one-armed hero. It’s challenging, exciting and wonderful. I’m also working on the second in the Private Lives contemporary erotica novellas – these are all about married/divorced/separated women and how they take charge of their sex lives and their men.

4.) Anything else you’d like to share? I love books. LMAO. Really though, I want to say thanks to all the readers who continue to take chances on us authors. I feel truly lucky to have all that I do and to be able to write what I love.

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of HELL FOR LEATHER. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants.

Imagine you’re leaving Earth for a faraway place with very different food. What’s the meal you have on the eve of your departure, knowing you’ll never again be able to eat it?:

Beth says: Oh, that’d have to be macaroni and cheese. My favorite food!

Okay, blog readers, now you tell us what YOU would eat.

66 comments to “Book of the Day: Hell for Leather, Beth Williamson”

  1. That’s easy my Mom’s chicken & dumplings.

  2. A traditional Thanksgving Feast with all the trimmings anding with Pumpkin Pie.

  3. Roast beef with gravy , mashed potatoes and baby pies!

  4. that’s a hard one! I think I could live w/o most things, but I would mourn the loss of chocolate, so my last meal would have to be a chocolate buffet (cake, cheesecake, truffles…)

  5. Chicken marsala with sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, and stuffing. Yum Yum Yum
    Hmm I think I know what I am having for dinner now :D

    I have a few Beth Williamson’s in my to read pile….I do believe I will be moving them up :D

  6. Spaghetti with Meatballs and New York style cheesecake. Oh and I’d have pizza as an appetizer!

  7. Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sister sherbert dinner rolls.
    Dessert would be angel food cake with cream cheese and whipped cream icing and fresh strawberry’s.
    I would wash it all down with the biggest coldest Diet Coke I could find.

  8. What a toughie!

    Well, there would have to be chips & salsa involved and Pepsi (nectar to the Gods) to drink!

    Hey Anya & Beth!


  9. Wow, this is a hard one. I would miss chocolate with a cold glass of milk. But honestly I would miss the cold milk more than anything. :blush:

  10. my mom’s seven layer cake

  11. Oh, that is a tough one, but I think it would have to be a nice big and thick steak done on the grill and smothered in onions and mushrooms with a baked potato loaded with butter, bacon bits, cheese and sour cream and then a hot buttery corn on the cob. Of course, afterwards I would have to have my favorite dessert, a big bowl of custard with caramel, hot fudge and chopped pecans. Oh, now guess what I am hungry for.

  12. I’m such a glutton I would miss all food but more so medium rare tenderloin with a sweet potato and salad, lobster for appetizer and oreo cheesecake for dessert. I think I would slip some peanut M&M’s in my pocket too.

  13. Hey Anya and Beth,

    I would have to go for the classic steak (medium rare), baked potato (real butter and sour cream), salad, chocolate cake (dessert) and Crown and coke to drink. Have a great day.

  14. Thanks for the interview Beth and Anya. :grin:

    My last Earth meal would be Caesar salad, potato skins, Hawaiian pizza, beer or wine to drink and cheesecake for dessert.

  15. Pizza and beer…..definitely!

  16. My meal would be a ribeye steak with mushrooms, loaded baked potato, a chef salad, and apple pie ala mode.

  17. Oh no, so hard!
    But I would go for a really, really yummy hamburger and some nice chocolate desert

  18. I’ll take pizza and Coke.

  19. fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn on cob and peach pie for dessert

  20. Pork chops with baked potatoes and a salad with ranch dressing would be missed by me!

  21. Hmmm, definitely cherry pie. The entree doesn’t matter as much as long as there is cherry pie. Let’s see – for the rest of the meal, gooey potatoes, meatloaf and green beans mixed with corn. YUM!

  22. One meal I would have to have before leaving Earth would be steak and mashed potatoes with green bean casserole and dark chocolate cake for dessert. All my favorite foods. Maybe throw in a pasta course as who knows when I would next eat it. Also would have to have the right wines for the meal as well.

  23. My mom’s spaghetti and sauce. Of course, I would eat it everyday if I could.

  24. Extra cheesy lasagna, roasted asparagus and rice pudding. Now I’m hungry!

  25. humm my last meal would be a little bit of everything i love mashed potatoes and gravy turky cold cuts mac n cheese pizza wendys frosty and macdonalds fries mommas meatloaf and my own recipe so i could remember a little bit of everything

  26. I would have steak and a baked potato, along with a side of any one of Beth’s cowboys…LMAO!! I am a huge fan of Beth Williamson’s stories!

    God Bless,
    Rhonda :lol:

  27. wow, that’s a hard one…Probably my Mom’s fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and fresh corn on the cob and biscuits. Yummy!!

  28. It would definitely be Taco Bell. One of everthing.

  29. Oh my goodness, I would want to pig out… so many choices, but I guess I would choose my father’s One Dish… YUM! :grin:

  30. Imagine you’re leaving Earth for a faraway place with very different food. What’s the meal you have on the eve of your departure, knowing you’ll never again be able to eat it?: THat’s hard to just pick out one meal lol I’d have to say a loaded pizza with mushrooms, black olives, onions, pepperoni and lots of mozz cheese.

  31. It’s gotta be Pad Woon Sen a Thai dish (extra spicy) from one of my favorite resturaunts with Crab Rangoon as a side and Mango Mochi (which is a Japanese ice cream) for dessert..can I get an appetizer too..? If I can a spicy crunchy tuna roll..
    Now I’m hungry..LOL..;-)
    thanks for these great contests!

  32. Steak and lobster with chocolate for dessert

  33. I would definitely have to go to a Chinese buffet, because I absolutely love Chinese food!! Maybe I would sneak some with me… *shifty eyes*

    Btw, I am attracted to Cade already ;)

  34. Um, that’s a terrible question :P I’m a closet foodie… so it’d have to be a feast. For sure my mom’s spring rolls. Steak. Zucchini. Curry. Lamb. Passion fruit. ICE CREAM. Cake. Creme brulee. Meringues. Haha. What a hodge podge mix. I’d never be able to narrow it down for a “last meal” menu. I’d probably try to smuggle food with me :P

  35. Food, my favorite subject :wink:
    I would have to go with a cheeseburger with crispy onion straws, curly fries, my homemade bread pudding with almond sauce, and coffee with cream..yum!!

  36. Pizza and lots of chocolate!!

  37. I would have salmon and potato salad along with a large piece of cheesecake with strawberries on top.

  38. French fries, corn on the cobb and lobster tail.

  39. Oh my gosh, reading through all the comments, I’m near to drooling already.

    I’d have a caesar salad followed by beer-battered fish and chips. Tartar sauce to go with the fish…salt, pepper and malt vinegar on the chips with some ketchup on the side. Then there’d be a nice big slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream. And tea…lots and lots of tea with a bit of milk.

  40. Wow! That’s a really though one!

    Maybe some italian pasta, spagetti ala Milano or something like that.

    With jasmine tea.

  41. Lasagna and a green salad.

  42. I would have to say anything Mexican, especially fajitas.

  43. My husband’s Chicken Marsala and grilled asparagus. For dessert his homemade cheesecake. It’s my favorite meal.

  44. Ravioli and meatballs, all of it, pasta, sauce and meatballs homemade by my sister.

  45. Well, no one said it had to be a balanced, healthy meal, right? So there would have to be plenty of chocolate– all kinds, bars, dipped strawberries, puddings, you name it. And the yummy Dove Chocolates are pretty small, so I’m sure I could smuggle them in on my person without be caught… Though they would melt a bit. Which would only make them better, of course!

    But I would have to have at least one more dish of this amazing Hawaiin BBQ Chicken and Rice that a local business by my sells– There food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Ha, that fits in with the original topic/question! If it’s out of this world, I can take it with me, right?


  46. Hands down, any kind of pasta.

  47. Love most foods but I guess I’d pick stuffed turkey and mashes potatoes with french bread, side salad and dip and veggies, and don’t forget dessert: apple pie a la mode

  48. Definitely Baked Ziti with extra cheese!

  49. Ohh um welll since it would be the last and all can it be buffet style :)?

    Let’s see I’d pick some favorites so it’d be a weird assortment lol.

    Appetizers – would be suishi rolls and mozzerella cheese sticks and Rose and Crown’s Potato Soap (restuarant in Disneyword)

    main course – steak, pizza, loaded baked potato, veggie stir fry

    desert – cheesecake assortment with carmel flavored gellato (italain ice cream)!

  50. Ohh um welll since it would be the last and all can it be buffet style :)?

    Let’s see I’d pick some favorites so it’d be a weird assortment lol.

    Appetizers – would be suishi rolls and mozzerella cheese sticks and Rose and Crown’s Potato Soap (restuarant in Disneyword)

    main course – steak, pizza, loaded baked potato, veggie stir fry

    desert – cheesecake assortment with carmel flavored gellato (italain ice cream)!

  51. I would have to have chicken carbonara. For dessert, I would like a custard pie.

  52. Spaghetti

  53. That’s a tough one! So much to choose from. Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cornbread, and for dessert, anything chocolate!

  54. BBQ baby back ribs, baked potato, coleslaw and tiramisu or a black forrest cake for dessert.

  55. Gram’s fried chicken. Hands down

  56. I would have to go with steak and lobster. Yum!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  57. Pizza or lasagna, both are my fave food!

  58. Tai – Drunken Noodles! :wink:

  59. I would go with hot buffalo wings with french fries. For dessert, I would have brownies with mint icecream on top with cramel syrup. Yum.

  60. Definitely lobster and crab – my 2 faves.

  61. Ice cream, need I say anymore?

  62. Oh I so love to be in for this one! I love Beth’s books! Yum cowboys!

    mmm, its gonna be bagels and cream cheese! Hot and buttery and cheesy and even a bit of sugar free jelly for me!

  63. Really really good sushi. And ice cream. And flan. :) (Not together, of course)

  64. I have to agree with Beth on this one. I would definitely have to have macaroni and cheese. It is one of my favorite foods and it’s what I turn to as comfort food. However, I would probably add in some ground beef as well as some extra colby cheese to make it extra cheesy and give it a little extra substance.

  65. Well, they don’t go together at all, but I’d have an appetizer of my husband’s delicious asparagus soup, an entree of Chicken Tikka Masala and for dessert, Creme Brulee.

    Beth is one of my favorites when I’m in the mood for a sexy Western. :)

  66. Spinach lasagna, a salad with a balsamic vinaigrette and tiramisu gelato for dessert – can’t leave Earth without having some icecream!