Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Feature: #New Release! STORMEE WATERS by Lynda Coker, #TWRP

Earlier this month, I did a cover reveal for my fellow Wild Rose Press author, Lynda Coker, and her new book STORMEE WATERS. The book released this week and as my Friday Feature, I've got a short interview with the author and a quick excerpt from this new contemporary romance!

Hi, Lynda! Tell us about your writing space.

I have one room in the house that doubles as a writing and art studio. My author area occupies one side and my artsy stuff occupies the other. They don't seem to mind sharing the same space. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

I love fabric and I enjoy designing original art pieces for my home.            

What books might we find on your bedside table?

At the moment, you'd find 18 books of varied genres and lengths. Since I enjoy doing book reviews for my blog, I read a diverse range of stories, including nonfiction. 

Describe yourself in three words.
Dreamer - Procrastinator - Romantic

What do you do when fresh ideas just won't come?

I stop writing and start day-dreaming, playing the what if game. I think about where I’m stuck in the story and start questioning every conceivable plot change, personality twist, motive, conflict, and resolution. In playing the game, I guess you could say that I really go off the deep end... What I mean is, I reach for the extreme, fanatical, impossible, or crazy answers. None of those ever end up in my stories, but they serve as springboards to new ideas and inspiration. 

What is your favorite thing you've written? 

My favorite is always the last one finished, in this case, STORMEE WATERS. I think that is because I've been married to this book for the last year throughout the submission, contract, edits and release launch. If a writer doesn't love the book, they won't get through this process.

What do you think makes good writing? 

For fiction, a writer must tell the story that lingers in their mind and heart, from their perspective, with their feelings. Tell the story they would like to read. I want characters that aren't perfect so that through their struggles and change, I come to care about them and want to stay in their story, even wondering how their lives are progressing long after I've finished the book.

Where can readers find you online?



EXCERPT from Stormee Waters:

“How old are you?” His tone possessed a clipped edge of exasperation.

What does my age matter? Mortified, she fidgeted with the small purse she held in her lap.

“You blush and fidget like a little girl.”

To her astonishment, and with more force than necessary, he closed her door, circled the car, and
slipped back behind the wheel. A few minutes later, he parked in front of the Stardust Restaurant. 

This time, when her door opened, he helped her out and led her toward the restaurant’s entrance, stopping just short to maneuver her into a secluded niche in the building’s exterior.

With her back against the rock wall, Stormee muttered, “What are you doing?”

“Time to make up for leaving me standing in your doorway.”

Shock kept her immobile, while the sweetest pleasure she’d ever experienced sensitized her mouth beyond bearing. With unhurried, soft kisses, he explored the corners of her clenched lips. Mrs. Stanton’s warning echoed in her ears. “Remember to keep it professional, Stormee. He’s not the kind of man you’re used to dealing with.” She pushed away the annoying memory as he wet her bottom lip with his tongue.


About the Book: 
Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...
Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?
Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?

Available from The WildRose Press OR Buy it on AMAZON

About the Author: 
Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art.  She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.


  1. Wow. Intriguing excerpt! This sounds like an exciting read. Best of luck with the release

  2. Barbara, you are so sweet and supportive of your fellow authors. Thank you for your good wishes.

  3. Katie, Thank you for hosting us again. It's a pleasure to be with you. I could just sit and gaze at this sunset all evening. And that beautiful blue surf goes well with the cover for Stormee Waters. :)

    1. You are very welcome, Lynda! Your books sounds like a fun read! Looking forward to grabbing a copy for review!


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