So what are books by Carly Kade about anyway? Well ... I love writing love stories about horses, horse shows, western pleasure and a handsome cowboy (or two)! Beverly Cleary once said, “If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.” I think I’ve read everything in existence about horses, cowboys and romance. However, I couldn’t find a horse book series written about the western pleasure discipline. I wanted to read a love story themed around the type of horse shows I like to compete in. This short video sums up the lifestyle that I write books about ...
Who do I write books for (besides myself you may ask)? I think my ideal reader enjoys equestrian stories with a good message. They probably have read The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans, The Longest Ride by Nicolas Sparks, Flying Changes or Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, anything from the group of equestrian authors over at Horseback Reads, and maybe even the Twilight series.
But really ... I write my love stories for the feelings! I owe my favorite authors a great deal. They make me feel. My favorite authors speak to a place that engages me and fills me up no matter where I am in life, happy, sad, mad, overwhelmed, they write to the place that heals me when I am cuddled up and lost in a good book.
Before I am a writer, I am a reader. I know what it feels like to fall for the leading man whose image I’ve imagined as I turned the pages of a really good book. Generating that kind of feeling was the goal for me – what I wanted to create for the readers of my story.
I write for all the women like me … horse crazy, book crazy, cowboy crazy. McKennon and Devon’s story definitely continues. I am working on the sequel now. I will be sharing sneak peeks, updates and new release info on this blog for readers that can’t wait to find out what happens next for McKennon and Devon. I am excited about the journey this series is taking me on! Haven't read In The Reins yet? Click to check out the book trailer.
So there you have it ... my author life in a nutshell! I write fiction about horses, horse shows, western pleasure and handsome cowboys! In The Reins is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks.
I invite you to visit the blog again next week, I'll share new videos, pics, and stories that highlight interesting cowgirl topics, horse tips, sequel sneak peeks, updates, and release info!
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Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
Books by Carly Kade