"My heroes have always been cowboys…." I’ve always loved the way Willie Nelson sang that song and to some extent, it has been true in my life. Growing up I used to love watching silver screen legends: John Wayne and Gary Cooper and my TV faves: Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. While my tastes have changed over the years, an intrinsic part of the heroes I write about have that core-deep sense of right and wrong that I admired so much in those Saturday morning cowboy heroes.
But life is not always cut and dried, and good does not necessarily always triumph over evil—well at least we don’t always see it happening, but I haven’t lost faith that somewhere down the line if evil wins, eventually… good will triumph.
My heroes have to have flaws—no one in real life is perfect all the time—therefore, I need to give my heroes something that will draw readers to them and have readers rooting for them. The heroes I write about have to work hard to attain their goals…earning the right to a happily-ever-after…even if they don’t realize that it is what they want at the time.
My husband has been my hero for more than half my life…and as with all heroes, he has his flaws, but his core-deep sense of right and wrong, his honesty and integrity always shine through—that and his killer broad shoulders and working man’s hands—I’m such a sucker for broad shoulders and strong, callused hands.
Here’s the link to read the blurb and an excerpt: http://chadmirand.com/books/the-secret-life-of-cowboys/jesse
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C.H. Admirand is an award-winning, multi-published author, with a dozen novels and eight short stories to her credit. Her books are available in hardcover, e-book, trade paperback, magazine, and audio. JESSE is part of her The Secret Life of Cowboys series. Visit her at http://www.chadmirand.com/.
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