Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crazy for Cowboy by Roxy Boroughs: Tens List, Interview: Black Lion Tour Stop


Crazy for Cowboy

Thanks for inviting me to chat with you today, Laurie.

It’s great to have you visit again, Roxie and I’m excited to find out a little more about you.  I’ll start with this one….
Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I’m a plotter who allows herself to detour from her roadmap. Looking at a blank page is not my idea of fun.

Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
I do. It’s Roxy Boroughs. A few years ago, I cleaned out my parents’ house and helped sell it. They owned that home for more than 50 years. My dad built it himself and I LOVED it. The street it was on is…Roxborough. My pen name pays homage to that house.

What was the scariest moment of your life?
Every time I have to merge onto a highway. Yikes! But, truly, the worst time for me was when my dad died. It was scary and overwhelmingly sad to face that loss. He and I were kindred spirits. I absolutely adored him. He’s been gone 8 years and I’m crying as I type this. I miss him so much. But his love made me strong. I know now, that I can face anything, because he gave me the guidance and tools I need in life. To pay homage to him, I wrote a fictionalized account of my grieving experience in the free short story LETTING GO. If you read it, you can see something of what I went through in those early days.

What are your favorite TV shows?
Star Trek, The Original Series. As a kid, I didn’t want to watch it, but my older brother made me and got me hooked. I love the characters, and how heroic they are. More currently, I watch TRUE BLOOD, NURSE JACKIE, CALIFORNICATION, HOMELAND and DEXTER.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Amy Winehouse’s BACK TO BLACK
The Beach Boys’ I GET AROUND
I’m also a huge Lady Gaga fan.

How do you react to a bad review of your book?


I am thrilled and appreciate that someone took the time to read my book, when there are so many choices out there. If someone writes a not so favorable review of my work, I take it to heart and think of it as constructive criticism.

Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Best. Job. Ever.
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?
They think I’m an extrovert. But it’s a lie. I’ve just learned to walk the walk.

What are your 10 favorite books?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Room by Emma Donoghue

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Lover Awakened by J. R. Ward

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

The Memory Game by Nicci French

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy




Roxy Boroughs got the acting bug in elementary school, creating skits at recess and performing them for the class, thanks to her very indulgent teacher. She went on to study theater in university, met the love of her life there, and spent many years performing in movies, commercials and on stages across Canada and the US. Soon, portraying one character wasn’t enough. She wanted to be them all. So she poured her years of drama experience into writing plays and novels.


Look for her award-winning romantic suspense A STRANGER’S TOUCH, as well as its sequel, A STRANGER’S KISS, along with a sweet, romantic comedy called CRAZY FOR COWBOY. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and her website





She’s through with cowboys. But this one’s the ‘reel’ deal.

Equine veterinarian, Emily Grant, has had her share of cowboys, and they always break her heart. After vowing to give them up forever, Brandon Hollister strides into her life.

He’s a different kind of cowboy, one that works on the silver screen. But is he just playing the part when it comes to love? Or can this sexy hunk get past a case of mistaken identity to become the man to win Emily’s heart.



"From the moment I started reading CRAZY FOR COWBOY I knew I was going to love it. There are tons of great one-liners, the characters are fun and engaging, and since I'm a sucker for a strong, sexy, vulnerable hero, I was cheering all the way for the "cowboy" to win his girl! I laughed out loud as I was reading, and found myself anxiously flipping the pages to see what would happen next. Kudos to Roxy Boroughs for spinning another winning tale. Job well done!"

– Pamela Yaye, multi-published Harlequin author.

Book Information


Release Date: April 2012

Genre: Sweet Romantic Comedy (Cowboy/Western)

Formats: Kindle



Author and Book Links








Emily followed Houston’s line of vision down to the front of her wet blouse. Her white, cotton shirt was matted to her body, revealing her skimpy bra beneath. Even from her perspective she could see the pink tips of her breasts showing through the material. She imagined he had an even better view. In fact, she could guarantee it. His ragged breath might have been in response to their recent dash, but that fiery look in his eyes came from a more primal place.

He grasped her shoulders. A part of her prayed that he’d kiss her. The other more logical part ... well … it was kind of hopeful about it, too. She watched as he moved closer and closer, until his mouth brushed against hers.

Just say no to cowboys. Just say... “Mmmmmmm.”

His grip around her tightened as he traced a line of soft kisses along her cheek. “Emily, when can I see you again?”

“Oh, Houston,” she heard her breathless voice say, “I can’t.”

He pulled away. Slightly. “You’re not seeing someone else, are you?”

“No. It’s nothing like that.”

“Good. Then answer my question,” he whispered against her neck as he nibbled his way to her collarbone.

How could she answer? She couldn’t even think straight. “Houston,” she gasped, “we have a problem.”

He gave a low chuckle. “More than you know, darlin’, but let’s not get into that right now. We’ll approach this another way. If you weren’t going to see me again, when would be the best time to do it?”

It took her a while to figure out what he was aiming at. “I’ll be back at the ranch again this Friday, but I don’t think–”

“Friday is perfect. We can have dinner together.”

“But Houston, you don’t understand. I made a vow...” The rest of her sentence came out in a moan as his lips descended onto hers once more. This cowboy must have used liquor in his lip balm, because she was definitely getting tipsy. By the time he came up for air again, she was mush. If he hadn’t been holding onto her, she would have floated away.

“Now, I have only one question left,” he said, curling an arm around her and guiding her out of the pond. “How am I gonna get you back to your truck safely with you looking like that?”

Emily wrapped her outside arm across her chest. “Are you worried about protecting me from the other cowboys?”

“No, ma’am.” He smiled. “I’m worried about protecting you from me.


Roxy Boroughs said...

Thanks, again for hosting me today, Laurie. Always a pleasure.

Ruth Hill said...

I thought I'd stop and say hi since the tour is winding down. I loved reading your interview, and the Top 10 list explains why you write so well! This book was indeed a pleasure.

Roxy Boroughs said...

Hi, Ruth. Thanks so much for dropping by. And for the compliment. You totally made my day.

Janice Seagraves said...

I love your tribute to your dad. I lost my dad 25 years ago, and I can honestly say that you really never get over it.

Good luck with your release.


Joanne said...

I love To Kill A Mocking Bird and just reread it last month. Thanks for sharing how you came up with your pen name. Thanks for the great interview and excerpt.

Roxy Boroughs said...

Hi Joanne and Janice, thanks so much for commenting.