Saturday, May 24, 2014

Susan Horsnell's newest release-- Capturing Charlie

My guest is the diverse and talented Australian author Susan Horsnell, who has written what sounds like an intriguing new western romance.



Capturing Charlie


Blurb:


     One week before he is due to marry, Charlie leaves the family who had given him a second chance at life.
     Orphaned at the age of 10, when his parents and sister are killed in a botched bank robbery, Charlie is taken in by his father’s best friends.
     After being deceived by his fiancĂ©, Charlie sets out on his own. He encounters an abandoned dog and the two become close companions as they travel over the mountain range in search of a new home.
     After being shot at and thrown from his horse, he suffers a life threatening head injury. Josephine Platt takes responsibility for his care, after all, it was her crazy Grandmother who shot the poor stranger.
     Will Charlie recover and lose his heart to the feisty girl or will past experiences leave him unforgiving and bitter?




Snippet:

Charlie came in early from riding the fence line. The day was hot, the air thick with moisture, and he looked forward to a swim in the nearby creek. It would wash off the dirt and grime of the day as well as bring relief to his tired, aching muscles. Fixing fences was back breaking work and the only job on the ranch that he hated. The chore needed doing too damned often thanks to one very amorous bull.

He sighed as he dismounted near the barn and led his horse, Shadow, inside. Giggling and chatter reached his ears as he entered. Sounds like Lois. Wonder who she’s with? He led his horse into the nearest empty stall, patted his nose and closed the stall door.

Charlie strode towards the tack room at the end of the stable block, the area the sounds had come from. A smile graced his face. Maybe Lois will come swimming with me.

He pushed open the door to the tack room and froze. Lois squealed as she sat upright in the small bed, attempting to clutch the sheet to her breasts. Her top half was bared for Charlie to see. Her creamy white skin, small perky breasts and dark rose coloured nipples drew his eyes. The man she was with lay as naked as the day he was born, Lois was obviously the same.





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BIO:

I was a Nurse, a career that spanned more than 35 years. During my career I specialised in caring for people with Alzheimer’s type Dementia, an area that fascinates me despite how heartbreaking it can be. My dear father-in-law is unfortunately afflicted with this disease and now resides in a Nursing Home. In the not too distant future I am hoping to pen a novel incorporating some of the stories I have heard from these amazing people. Part of my career was with the blind and I also cared for severely disabled children for a while too.

 When I retired 4 years ago I decided it was time to get the stories out of my head and onto paper. From there I just hoped my stories were interesting and well written enough to attract readers.

 I am married to the love of my life, we have 2 wonderful adult boys, and 5 amazing grandchildren. We also play substitute Mum and Dad to a beautiful, adopted young lady. We reside in sunny Qld, Australia in the midst of a Blackbutt Forest. We are surrounded by the peace and quiet of Mother Nature and wildlife abounds. It is a dream come true location for us.  

 For more information about me, I can be found at:




Twitter: @susanhorsnell


4 comments:

Susan Horsnell said...

Thanks for having me, Rain and for your unwavering support. It is greatly appreciated.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Sue,
Nice excerpt. I have read Charlie's story and it is a great read. Hope you sell truck loads.

Regards

Margaret

Rain Trueax said...

As is your support, Sue and same with Margaret. It's nice to connect with talented writers from across the sea :)

Cheri Clifton said...

Hi Sue & Rain,

Sounds like another one of Sue's well-written stories. Good Luck with sales, girlfriend!

Cheri