Q & A with Mia Hopkins author of Cowboy Player



Q & A with Mia Hopkins author of Cowboy Player




What is for you the perfect book hero?
I like all kinds of heroes, but my favorite ones are working-class heroes with a code of honor and a sense of humor. What the hero does for a living almost doesn't matter. My absolute favorite romance hero of all time is Mick Tremore from Judith Ivory’s The Proposition. He was a rat catcher! And I adored him! Swooned all over the place.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?
I have an outline, but it’s very flexible. I love those crazy moments when my characters look at me in the middle of the story and say, “No, we’re not doing it your way. We’re doing it our way.” 

When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written short stories and poems, but I wrote my first novel for NaNoWriMo in 2012. I wrote the novel because I wanted to know if I had it in me. Turns out I did—and it was horrendous! But I kept at it. I got mentors, I took classes, I read books on craft. I slowly got better. Writing novels doesn’t come naturally to me. I’ll always work at it.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
This is different for all writers, but for me, I began to think of myself as a writer when I signed my first book contract.

List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
Sure! Undecided by Julianna Keyes, Priest by Sierra Simone, and Pent Up by Damon Suede.

Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
I play the accordion. Not well, but with lots of enthusiasm.

Will you write more about these characters?
Yes! Look for cameos by Melody and Clark in future Cowboy Cocktail books. Clark is an important part of the series—he’s always there to call his brothers out on their BS and to make fun of them in front of the women they’re trying to impress. He’s such a fun character.


Cowboy Player (Cowboy Cocktail #3) by Mia Hopkins

Date of Publication: June 28, 2016

Blurb


This cowboy and cowgirl sell the steak and the sizzle.

Cowboy Cocktail, Book 3

For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she's back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family's grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.

To put his family's cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer's market to farmer's market, Clark doesn't mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.

One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-'em-and-leave-'em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they've become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that's impossible to win.

Warning: Contains filthy banter, raunchy sex, excessive Johnny Cash references, and hundreds of pounds of raw beef.

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About Mia Hopkins



Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.
When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare." She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.
Hopkins is a member of Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA), East Valley Authors (EVA), and Romance Writers of America.

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