Wednesday, May 28, 2008

An Interview with Wendi Darlin! The yummy cowboys are back!!!

Today I have the author Wendi Darlin with me, and she's brought COWBOYS!! (And doggies!!!) Wendi was the most generous author I've worked with. And when I say generous I really mean it. You'll see what I mean!

So without further ado, here is my interview with Wendi Darlin, the uncut version:

On a scale of 1-10, how awesome do you think I am? Be honest. You can go higher than 10 if you like. (No excuses about how you don’t know me and stuff like that).

You’re a friend of the fabulous Destiny Blaine, for that alone, I’ll give you a 10.5.

I see you write about cowboys. We love cowboys on Melly’s Spot. Can I have one of yours for my collection?

Sure. I have to loan them out. My husband doesn’t like them all hanging around the house. It’s bad enough he can’t get them out of my head.

What kind of games do cowboys play? Do they involve rope?

Yes, ma’am. A little bit of wrestlin’ and some slow talkin’ too.

Can you name a character after me? Can I be a cowgirl? Or a cow?

You’re too funny!

Melanie sounds like a great name for a cowgirl. And I’ve got an idea for a series brewing in my head right now. Yep, I think this can be done. Melanie, the cowgirl – coming soon!

Time for the hard hitting question. Prepare yourself… What is your sign?

LOL! That question is harder than you think. I was born on the cusp of Capricorn and Aquarius. According to most newspaper and magazine horoscopes, I’m an Aquarius. But according to my actual time of birth (and an astrological chart I had drawn up one time), I’m a Capricorn. My sister confirms this. She says I’m as stubborn as a goat.

I was reading the blurb for your upcoming book, Hired Hands. So there are two cowboys in this one? Twins?? You can give me one of those, right?

The heroine Nora had a little fun with both of them, but she decided to keep Cole tied up regularly (and yep, she’s probably using rope by now.) So how about Jesse? Do you want him? He’s just as hot as Cole. (They’re identical.) And Jesse’s a REAL BAD BOY, but to quote Tim McGraw, I have a feeling he can be a real good man. Would you like for me to have Melanie, the cowgirl, tame Jesse in an upcoming book?

I was looking at your website and saw the pictures of your dogs. Can I have one of those? They are sooo cute!

Aww…thanks. You can have Cori. She’s old and grumpy. Bless her heart. When I’m her age, I’m sure I’ll be just as mean. She’s put in her time, and now she just wants the world to revolve around her for a little while. Sparky, the little wiener dog, is seven pounds of pure adorable trouble, and Lappy is a sweetheart.


I see Cowboy Games won lots of awards. You can at least give me one of those right?

Will you take a photocopy? Most awards in this business come in paper form. Although, I did get a cool engraved bookmark for winning the Linda Howard Award of Excellence and a silver pistol pendant for winning the Duel on the Delta contest. Those are kind of neat.

Who exactly is Rough and Ready? Is it another cowboy? (Mine?)

Sorry, I think you’ll have to stick with Jesse. Hollis (an undercover DEA agent and YES, A COWBOY!) is getting busy with Taima right now. She likes him rough and ready 24/7, and she’s not one to share.

Can I have anything? Bookmark?

You’ve got it!!! And anyone else who’d like a bookmark can have one, too. Just email me at with your mailing address.

Okay, this is your turn to add whatever you want. Promote, etc… I’ll be over here looking on Craigslist for Hired Hands. Specifically cowboy ones…

If Craig’s list has cowboys, I need to get over there myself. LOL!
Thank you so much for having me here. And for the laughs. You’re a blast to hang out with. I guess I should let everyone know I also write non-erotic stories as Wendi Christner. My coming-of-age story, The Water Bearer, will be available from BookStrand in a couple of months. I’m really excited about The Water Bearer. The characters grabbed hold of my heart more than any other characters ever have. I hope readers fall in love with them the way I did. Right now, I’m working on a cozy mystery that will be out in December and getting ready to dive into that new cowboy series I mentioned.

Oh wait, did I forget to bring up the eye candy? I tend to keep a lot of hotties hanging around. If you ever get a craving for something sweet, drop by and see me. I’m usually hanging around my blog, I do my best to keep up with friends on Myspace, and I have a website This was so much fun! Thank you again, Melanie.


Vicki said...

Hey Wendi, awesome interview. I'm so excited for all the great things happening to you!! And Melanie, you ask the best questions!

Sandy said...

Wendi, you and Melanie had way too much fun. lol

Great interview! Hey, Wendi, I got one of your cards in Wisconsin. What a hunk! I would rub my hands all over that providing I could get away from my hubby long enough to do so, which would never happen. Grin.

Wendi said...

Vicki, thank you so much!

Sandy, I didn't know you were going to the Wisconsin conference. You probably thought you'd be rid of me clear across the country, but you just can't get away from me, can you? :)

And yes, I owe cover artist, Jinger Heaston, major kudos for that photo. Ummmm...I love smokin' hot abs! I've convinced my husband I need to frame it and hang it over my desk. :D

Wendi Darlin

Jami Davenport said...

Great interview, Mel and Wendi. Very entertaining!

I love cake said...

Thank you, everybody! :o)

Wendi was a lot of fun to interview. She gave me whatever I wanted! ;)

And I fell in love with her dogs as you can tell. Almost as much as her cowboys! LOL


Mia Varano said...

Fun interview, Wendi. Wow you are generous throwing those cowboys around. Congrats on your many successes.

Regina Carlysle said...

What a cool interview! Having read Wendi's yummy work, I can't WAIT for the new series. We see eye to eye and what makes a cowboy HOT. No one does them better than Wendi. Love the sweetie patootie puppies, too!

Wendi said...

Awwww...I have the best friends! Jami, Mia and Regina thanks so much for dropping by.

And by the way, Sparky's up for grabs, too. He just spun an entire roll of toilet paper to the floor and shredded it. The Little Wiener!

Wendi Darlin

Liza James said...

Wendi, great interview! Melanie, boy, do I love cake, too! I have my husband buy me a birthday cake every time I have a craving...LOL


I love cake said...

Donna, I like the way you think! I got an email today saying there was a ceremony this Friday to celebrate someone working here for 10 years and I emailed my boss back asking, "Where's the cake???"

I don't go to these things without incentive!!

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

If I told my mom you had Sparky up for grabs, she'd grab him to go with her other 4 weiners at home. Copper, Cricket, Cramer and Daphne. (There was a Niles, but he and Cramer didn't see eye-to-eye.)

Love the cowboys! Great interview. Looking forward to The Water Bearer, too.

Wendi said...

Melanie, thank you again for having me here today! I had a blast, and by the way, I love that picture of Kenny you posted yesterday! I don't miss him in concert when he comes to my town. :)

Wendi Darlin

Wendi said...

Stacey and Liza! **waving madly** I'm so glad you stopped by! Stacey, I know I've told you before, but I love the names of your mom's wiener dogs! LOL!

Wendi Darlin

Destiny Blaine said...

Hey Wendi and Melly!!!!

A cute little birdie told me Wendi was over here but unfortunately, I received the message too late. We’re on the road traveling and today I have wireless—yippee! I was beginning to panic because I hate to be fashionably late to anything especially when Wendi Darlin is the guest of honor.

By the way, guess which book I’m curling up with when I sign off in just a few minutes? Ahem…it’s all COWBOYS and GAMES. It’s the only hint I can offer. :)

I hope you have an awesome week!

Hugs, great books and chocolate covered cowboys,

Destiny :)