Saturday, February 11, 2017

Author Saturday Spotlight: Sara York #Interview #Giveaway

Even though there's been a lot of snow here and wintery mixes and gray skies, it's all sunshine on the blog! We have author Sara York here! She's the author of so many books in this genre. Such series as Texas Soul, Colorado Heart, A Southern Thing, and so many more! We have an interview for you all, we will look at some of her work, and end it with a terrific paperback book giveaway! So check it all out!

Lane Daniels loves his job, working as a foreman on the south Texas ranch gives him the type of satisfaction he’s always craved, but the owner of Crazy Hills ranch, Gresh Hamilton Miller the third, has woven his way under Lane’s skin, leaving Lane crazy for the man’s touch. But doing the boss is out of the question.

Gresh wants more from Lane than his ability to handle livestock, he wants it all. Lane won’t give him the time of day so he forces the issue, setting up a date that Lane believes to be a business meeting. Alone together, Lane and Gresh ignite in a flash of passion.

Just when it feels like there could be something more between Lane and Gresh, the new doctor in town, Riley, sets his sights on Lane. Riley chases hard after him, insinuating himself in Lane’s life, highlighting Gresh’s faults. But Gresh won’t give up without a fight. Will Lane and Gresh be able to survive the intrusion, or will Riley be the one walking away with Lane's heart?

When love sneaks up on you, shoot for the heart.

Billy Bradford has a secret, and it's bigger than the fact that he's an assassin. When Tucker Hayes, Billy's "straight" best friend, is injured on a mission, Billy acts in haste, kissing Tucker. Shocked by the act, Tucker runs. But desire is stronger than convictions, leading Tucker to hunt down Billy.

The other guys on the ranch are oblivious to Tucker and Billy's actions as they investigate a new target. Grant Stovall is hung up on his ex, but Roger Burk, their new operative, catches his attention and one small touch isn't enough.

Meet the cowboys of Wild Bluff Ranch in the first book of the Colorado Heart Series, Colorado Wild.

Star football player, Jack Miller, had it all. The perfect family, looks, girls hanging on his every word, and the respect of most people in his town. But one thing was missing--a man to be his own.

When Andrew Collins showed up in small town, conservative Sweet, Georgia, he looked more scrawny mutt than high school senior. Andrew's plan was to keep his head down and graduate high school, leaving his family behind to start his real life.

When he meets Andrew, Jack thinks he's found heaven, but reality holds him in check until one night when his lips gently slide across Andrew's and fireworks go off.

As lust and something a little deeper brings them together, compelling them to take chances, people start to notice. Then the unthinkable happens, and Jack's parents find out he likes guys. The battle lines are drawn and they vow to pray the gay away.

Passion and lust brings them together, what they don't expect is to fall in love.

Jake Grant is a sexy personal trainer not looking for anyone after his long-time partner passes away. He's ready to throw away his dreams by selling the gym just to get away from the ghost of his past. But once he meets Lance everything changes.

Lance Abbott is an orthopedic surgeon who specializing in sports medicine and is completely in the closet. He is convinced that if his clients found out he was gay they would all leave his practice and he would have to abandon the work he loves. When he meets Jake, a man who is totally out, all of Lance’s perceptions about being “out” are challenged.

Passions and lust drive Lance and Jake together. But they soon find out their relationship is deeper than the physical heat between them. Can what they have last without anyone finding out? Or should Lance give up his insecurities and embrace Jake fully?


Thank you for being here today, Sara, and for talking with me. Through the years you have been a steady beacon in this genre. You’ve used your voice, your talent, and your kindness to bring people together. So it’s really wonderful to chat you up a bit. Let’s get started.

What is your favorite thing about writing in this genre? 
There is so much good in the genre. I think it’s the story. So many young men and women have been ostracized from society because they were gay. Being able to write a story that can give hope is amazing.

As liberating as writing is, many times I’ve seen writers throw in the towel and say they are stopping. Many for financial reasons, others for, well, other reasons. What keeps you writing and not giving up? 

Writing is a part of me. I don’t think I have any options but to write. This is what I do. I love creating characters, building their stories and making them come alive. I hope I don’t ever have to give up writing. It’s an amazing life, and I love it.

Name a book, any book any genre, which you’d love to jump into and be a part of. What book and why? 

Not the Hunger Games, that’s probably self-explanatory. Maybe Dune because I loved the story. Lord Of The Rings but only if I were an elf. Real life runs at a much slower pace than fiction. Fiction is messy, but that’s what makes it good. If I could choose any book, I’d make it a very exciting one because how many times do you get to ride a dragon, or kill off the enemy?

A big producer approaches you and says, “Sara, I want to put one of your books on the big screen. Pick one and cast it.” What book and what’s your cast?

 The Southern Thing Series. I have no idea who I would want to play the characters. Maybe Cameron Monaghan for Andrew, but he could also make a good Jake. David Mazouz would make a good Andrew for sure though I loved Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Joan Cusack would be great as Jack’s mom. She could pull it off well.

Do you have collaboration dreams? Who’d you like to collab with if you could?

 3 top dream collab’s off the top of my head, Daryl Banner, L.J. Shen, and Alessandra Torre.

What was your very first MM book and how do you think you’ve grown since that one?

 The first one I wrote was Selling It. But I stopped in the middle of writing and wrote Working It Out. I’ve changed a little in my storytelling. I would like to think I’ve grown, but maybe I’ve devolved a little. Last year wasn’t a bit writing year for me. Maybe it will pick up this year, hopefully I can actually get in some writing time.

Can you tell us what you’re currently working on and maybe we can have a glimpse of what’s coming from you in 2017?

 First coming up is the reworking of Love Without Borders and Love Without Restraint. They will be out together at the first of March. Do I Belong, a NA I’m writing with another author comes out in April. I’ve started on Colorado 8. The Sweet Slide of Lips will be out before the end of the year. And First and Last will be out early fall. And Tangled In Texas will be out in the fall. That’s it for now…maybe.

How can your readers follow your work: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…. Etc?


Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
iPhone or Android? iPhone
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Day or night? Day
Favorite flower? tulip
Favorite season? Fall
Cat or dog? Dog
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate

Thank you, Sara, so much for being here. It’s been wonderful and I can’t wait to see what you bring us next!


Sara York will gift one person a paperback copy
of Working It Out.
This is an international giveaway!
The contest will end on February 17th.

Thank you so much to Sara for being here today and talking with us!

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  1. Although I liked the Colorado Heart books very much my favorite Sara York novel is Pray the Gay Away. It had so much emotion.

  2. Hi Sara I loved "Pray The Gay Away" and I have a soft spot for the "Texas Soul Series" too.

  3. Texas Heat is my favorite but I also love the Colorado series.

  4. I love all of Sara's books but my favorite is After the End

  5. My favourites are The Dust of Everyday Life and Can't Hide My Love. Great books. A collab with Daryl Banner would be amazing.

  6. My favorite is Colorado Wild...although I LOVE that entire series!!!

  7. I have a favorite series, Colorado Heat. I love it.