We are very excited to have the talented Katie Lane sharing with us today and celebrating the release of her book TROUBLE IN TEXAS.  Please give her a warm welcome to UTC!

What was your inspiration for TROUBLE IN TEXAS? 

The musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.  I woke up one morning with the theme song in my head–“It’s just a little bitty pissant country place…”–and I started thinking about what would’ve happened if the Chicken Ranch hadn’t closed down.  Suddenly I had a story.

If you could describe the hero and heroine of TROUBLE IN TEXAS in just a few words, what would they be? 

Brant Cates–strong, silent, and loyal.  Elizabeth–innocent, strong, and loving.

How do you come up with your titles? 

Ha!  Not very easily.  I can write a full-length novel, but I really stink at titles.  So I get a lot of help from my editors and agents and anyone who will toss a title out to me. :o)

What books have influenced you most in your life? 

The Bible.  Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss.  Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.

What upcoming projects are you working on that you can tell us about? 

I just finished the fifth book in my Deep in the Heart of Texas series.  Flirting with Texas comes out July 2013.  It’s about Brant’s little brother, Beau Cates, who first appeared in Catch Me a Cowboy.  I paired Beau up with Hope and Faith Scroggs’ little sister, Jenna Jay.  And the moment I started writing, the sparks flew between these two.  It was great fun!


troubleintexasTROUBLE IN TEXAS
Deep in the Heart of Texas # 4
by Katie Lane


Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl’s reputation . . . especially when she’s Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble’s prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger’s kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.

Waking up in Miss Hattie’s Henhouse isn’t how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy’s murder. The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge. But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering that the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can’t pull himself away.

Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble’s newest bad boy?


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About the Author:

So here’s the thing. I love to write about fictional people, but I feel very uncomfortable writing about myself. So let’s dispense with the biography and I’ll tell you a story. And everyone knows that all the best stories start with . . .

Once upon a time there was a little girl who walked around with her head in the clouds. While the other kids paid attention to the world around them, this little girl (For clarity’s sake, let’s just call her Katie.) spent her days dreaming. The dreams varied. One day Katie might be a princess who was rescued by a prince on a three-legged horse (Perfection can be so boring.), and the next day she might find herself as an overworked mother of ten. (Mothers are wonderful heroines, don’t you agree?) This playacting was acceptable when Katie was little, but as she grew older, people started to take notice and think her a little odd. (Odd? What’s odd about a tall, skinny seventh grader pushing an overfilled doll stroller down the street?)

Luckily for her social standing, Katie gave up the play-stage for the written-page, spending hours writing down her daydreams in a spiral notebook. But over the years, her storytelling took a backseat to hormones and high school, and it wasn’t until her two exceptional daughters were grown (Ten seemed a little redundant after the first labor pain) that she returned to writing.

Now Katie spends her days at a computer daydreaming, while the rest of the time she enjoys hanging with her family, reading, going to the gym, playing golf, motorcycle riding, traveling, or just snuggling next to her snoring prince. (Snoring might seem like a minor imperfection when compared to a three-legged horse, but believe me it’s not) Because if the little girl of the clouds learned anything over the years, it was that every moment in life is a happily-ever-after just waiting to be fulfilled.

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Forever Romance is giving to TWO winners both TROUBLE IN TEXAS and HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Katie’s Christmas book.  US ONLY.

Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family’s construction business. That might explain why she doesn’t have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn’t quite explain why she’s crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or – crazier still – why she’s dying to unwrap him like a present . . .

With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn’t stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he’s not an escort. He’s her family’s fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .

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  1. Thanks for a fun post and congrats to Terry on the new release! This book is on the top of my want list! It sounds fantastic 🙂

  2. Thanks for this giveaway! LOVE this series! Keep them coming Katie, each one has been better than the last!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Christina G

  3. Hi

    This books looks so great – I can’t wait to read. I love reading romances that feature cowboys, Texas and fun!

    Thanks for the chance

  4. I love cowboys, who couldn’t love a cowboy?
    And the second book….oooohhh what tangled weds we weave.
    Both sound like really great reads, nice to meet a new to me author.

  5. I love me some cowboys. I can’t wait to read this book. Hunk for the Holidays sounds amazing as well. I will be checking both of these out. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!
    Rhonda D

  6. Katie, I’ve now got both books on my TRL. Texans are some hot cowboys. Love these covers as well.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. There is just something about a sexy cowboy 🙂 I love a good cowboy read from time to time! Thanks so much for the great post and giveaway.

  8. Your post reminded me how much I loved that movie! I love cowboys and have had your books on my wishlist for awhile! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I’ve been wanting Hunk for the Holidays and Trouble in Texas sounds fantastic too. Thanks for the chance to win two must reads!

  10. I’ve always loved stories about those rugged, sexy cowboys and Trouble in Texas sounds like a great example of a wonderful cowboy story. And of course a hunk for the holidays is what I’ve always wanted for my Christmas present. 😀

  11. I can’t wait to read both of these, I have added them to my TBR! Texas men are so hawt and larger than life, thanks for the interview, excerpts and chance to win 🙂

  12. Well Katie, you’ve joined some very special authors on my TBR list!
    I love the sound of your Deep in the Heart of Texas series…..there’s nothing like a scrumpious cowboy to get the blood pumping!
    Thank you for sharing your time with UTC and the readers.
    Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

  13. Hi All! Thanks so much for stopping by Under the Covers. And thank you, Under the Covers, for having me. I’d like to wish everyone good luck in the giveaway and Happy, Happy Holidays:o)

  14. Miss Katie, I just have to say that cover is SUPER HOT!!! I shared it on my page and all the ladies were like “dayum”!! Thank you so much for sharing today and I look forward to reading this sexy story!! Merry Christmas to you and Happy Writing!

  15. I’m new to the world of Katie Lane, but I recently read Hunk for the Holidays and LOVED it!
    I bought Going Cowboy Crazy & am looking forward to reading it.

    Thanks for sharing more about this latest book.

    harlan_michelle at yahoo dot com

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