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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ginger Simpson's Blogging Bus makes a stop at Illusions of Intimacy!

The Blogging Bus screeches to a halt at Marsha Moore’s place…

Glad to see you pull up, Ginger! 

Welcome to my next blog tour stop, and thank you for following me.  Today, I’m featuring a little about Sparta Rose, one of my western historical romances.  When my hubby and I moved to TN from CA, we lived in Sparta for a year.  I was so inspired by the history of the area that writing this book came naturally when Ellie showed up among the characters in my head and started yapping at me.  Sparta Rose was named as the Best 2009 Historical and Love Romances Café and I got lots of positive reviews. It was a fun story to write because Ellie is such a feisty heroine.  Today, you get to hear from the hero, Tyler Bishop.  Enjoy.

We’re very pleased to have Tyler Bishop with us today.  Mr. Bishop is the hero in Ginger’s Simpson’s western historical romance, Sparta Rose.  So, Mr. Bishop, welcome to Dishin’ It Out.

TB – “Ty, please.  Mr. Bishop was my father.  And thanks for the welcome, but I’m here under duress.”

INT  - “Really.”

TB –“I have things waiting to be done.  Cows need to be moved to another pasture, fences need mendin’ and the longer I dawdle, the more I stand to lose favor with my boss, Ben.”

Int – “Ben?  Would that be Ben Fountain, father of the heroine, Ellie Fountain?”

TB – “Yep, that’d be right.  There’s another reason I need to get movin’… Ellie.  For some reason, that little filly is out to get me.  Seems every time I chew the fat with her pa, she gets her nose out of joint.  I never met someone so… so…what’s the word I’m looking for.  You know, someone who wants to prove they can do everything better than the next feller?”

INT – “Oh, you mean competitive.”

TB – “That’s her in a nutshell.  Just wait till you read the story.  She even went out, bought a gun and learned to shoot.  She’s says it’s because of the polecats next door, threatening to trespass on Ben’s land, but I say different.”

INT – “Really?  Why do you think she bought the gun?”

TB – “To try to show me up.  She already thinks she can ride and rope as good as any man, and lord knows, she could stand to dress up a bit.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell there’s a girl under that big ol’ hat and the layer of dust.”

INT – “Does she always dress in men’s clothing?”

TB – “Well she did until I invited her to a dance.  Ben sort of pushed me into it, but down deep I wanted to go with her.  She looked mighty pretty, all fancied up, but instead of the evening turnin’ out like I planned, she went and got herself in trouble again.  She should have listened to me about those pesky Bryant boys.”

INT – “What kind of trouble did she get into?”

TB – “I may be greener than most folks you know, but I ain’t about to divulge Ginger’s whole story.  Ellie is a real tomboy, and she stays madder than a wet hen at me most times, but I’ll just say, I think she finally realizes there are just times a woman can’t match a man’s strength.”

INT – “Well it sounds like I’ll have to buy my own copy if I want to see how this turns out.”

TB – “You’re right welcome to visit Eternal Press.  That’s where Ellie and my story is being sold. I’m not real savvy when it comes to the Internet, but I wrote this down.  *fishes in pocket*.  Let’s see,  It’s also available on somethin’ called Amazing…no, that’s not it.  It’s Amazon.  Ain’t got no idea how you get there, but Ginger said to share the names with ya’ll.  I thank you for the time, but I best get going.  I fear Sparta Rose is going to change my life.

INT – “Thank you, Ty, and please visit us again.”

The next stop of my Blogging Bus is tomorrow at Heather Haven's blog:


Ginger Simpson said...

Thank you so much for hosting me and Ty today. I'll be checking back throughout the afternoon to see if any of Ty's fans have checked in.

Roseanne Dowell said...

As usual, great blog. I'm going to have to read more of your books.

Pat Dale said...

Thanks, Marsha, for giving Ty a chance to tell us about Ginger's book. Sparta Rose sounds like a fun read. Way to go, Ging!
Pat Dale

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Marsha and Ginger. I just love interviews with characters. They are a great twist on promoting the story. Ty sounds like a wonderful hero who can't quite figure out the woman he loves....or the fact that he even loves

Anonymous said...

Howdy Ty,
Sorry your here under duress but I'm still mighty glad you moseyed by. I think that Ellie gal just wants to keep you on your toes. Seems like she's a bob cat that needs tamin' and you're just the fella to do it.

Them there fillies always like to keep you guessin'.

Thanks for letting us get to know you a bit and I'll sure be readin' your story.