Love bytes says hello and welcome to author Julia Talbot joining us today to talk about her new release “Riding the Circuit , book 3 in the Riding Cowboy Flats series.
Welcome Julia 🙂
Julia Talbot here to talk about my new release, Riding Cowboy Flats!
I’m so excited because this is the all new installment in the series, and I’m in love with Frost and Matt. Frost is a bull rider and Matt is a horse trainer, and one of them has itchy feet. Can you guess what happens?
Today I give you the top five best things about Southern New Mexico, where I was born and where Matt and Frost live.
5. The scenery. Las Cruces is framed by the Organ Mountains, which rise like gray spires at one end of town. Then the desert stretches out all around, and in the spring the cactus all blooms, the ocatilla all red, long spires and the prickly pear is pink and yellow and it’s a wonderland.
4. The food. My favorite burrito place in Enrique’s on Picaccho. Bring cash because they don’t take cards. Or you can go to Nopalitos and get the gorditas, which are crispy corn pockets filled with meat and cheese.
3. The green chile. No, this is not just food. This is the staff of life, and it comes right from Hatch, NM.
2. The art. People think of Santa Fe when they think of New Mexico art, but from Ruidoso to Mesilla to Silver City, Southern New Mexico has a thriving art scene that leaves you smiling.
1. The weird fiestas. Las Cruces has the Whole Enchilada festival and a thriving Renfaire. There’s the Southern New Mexico State Fair and rodeo. There’s music festivals and art festivals and the lighting of the lumnarias in Mesilla, followed by a sing a long. Everyone loves a fiesta!
Thanks for letting me hang out! I hope you love Matt and Frost like I do.
Riding Cowboy Flats: Book Three
Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales just adds another pull in that direction, though Frost still isn’t sure he’s ready to give up the circuit—even if Matt makes settling down look mighty tempting.
Matt is old enough to know better, but he falls for Frost anyway. They only have so much time to spend together before Frost goes back on tour, but Matt believes they might have something special. He keeps the home fires burning while Frost earns his living, but Matt hopes he can convince Frost to come home—to stay.
Stories that leave a mark. Julia Talbot loves romance across all the genders and genres, and loves to write about people working to see past the skin they’re in to love what lies beneath. Julia Talbot lives in the great mountain and high desert Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Dreamspinner and Changeling Press among many others. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. She also writes BDSM and erotic romance as Minerva Howe. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at www.juliatalbot.com “The mountains are calling, and I must go”