{Interview+Giveaway} #FROSTEDCOWBOY by Charlene Ross @Rossgirl08

March 11, 2016 Giveaways, Interview 0

{Interview+Giveaway} #FROSTEDCOWBOY by Charlene Ross @Rossgirl08Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross
Pages: 278
Published by Velvet Morning Press on February 6th 2016
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Laney Delaney was living the dream. She had a fabulous fiance and a career as a couture wedding dress designer. But after catching her (not-so-fabulous) fiance cheating and being accused of upstaging one of her brides at a wedding, Laney finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan.

After some serious soul searching, Laney is determined to start over. She embarks on a design career that takes her from a Rodeo Drive boutique to a flea market stall, but it's worth it-even if it means she has to suck up to her childhood nemesis for help.

At the same time, three very different men vie for her attention: a masseuse/screenwriter with an unfortunate reputation, a stable fireman who just doesn't spark a romantic flame, and the fireman's ridiculously hot co-worker whose illicit under-the-mistletoe kiss still burns Laney's lips.

Professionally and romantically, Laney is on the verge of reinventing her life and finding her true passion-but can she learn to trust again and believe in herself?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

InterviewToday I have Charlene Ross here, the author of Frosted Cowboys for an interview and giveaway. Be sure to check out Frosted Cowboys, available now!


  1. Describe Frosted Cowboy in a tweet. (140 characters or less)

Snarky yet lovable heroine must start over after losing fiancé & job. Dating mishaps, career fumbles & hilarity ensue. #FROSTEDCOWBOY

  1. Tell us something about Laney that we would be surprised to learn?

She is killer at karaoke. (After a few cocktails.)

3. What are some of your bookish pet peeves?

Books that are not well-written, yet are wildly popular is definitely a pet peeve of mine. (Probably has much to do with jealousy.) J

I also do not like books that are overly descriptive or use big words just to use big words. I’m not stupid. I know how to use a dictionary, but I have a pretty extensive vocabulary and if I have to look a word up because I’ve never heard of it and can’t figure out its meaning in the context of a sentence then I feel like the writer is being purposely pompous and obtuse. I have no use for pretentious writing. I find that when a writer can make a big or interesting meaning out of an ordinary word – that’s good writing.

4. What is the hardest part in the writing process for you?

Oh my gosh, so many things! Finding –or rather making- time and remaining focused (so hard when the internet is full of so many bright and shiny lights) are definitely struggles for me. But I think my biggest challenge is editing. I tend to be rather long-winded both when I talk and when I write. It’s difficult for me to rein it in and not go off on tangents.

5. What are some of your favorite funny movies or books currently?

My all-time favorite funny movies are Love Actually and The Princess Bride or any rom-com with Sandra Bullock or Meg Ryan. (Are you guessing I’m not that young?) J Funny movies that I’ve seen a little more recently that I like a lot are The Duff, Pitch Perfect and This Is Where I Leave You (love Tina Fey so much!).  I’m also looking forward to seeing Trainwreck. (Amy Schumer = The Bomb!)

As for funny books, of course hands down the best chick lit book ever written is Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding and I love the Sue Grafton alphabet mystery series. I’m currently reading A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan, and really enjoying that. I wouldn’t call it a comedy, but it has a lot of funny bits. My daughter is reading Sophie Kinsella’s YA book Finding Audrey, and I keep picking it up when she leaves it on the table. It’s hilarious from the first page. She’s such a great writer. Last year I read and loved Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple and The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke.

6. If we had an author talent show, what would your talent be?

That’s a good question. It would not be karaoke! I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue in less than 30 seconds. It made me very popular with the bar crowd in college!

BookBriefs: Thank you so much Charlene. Between Laney’s karaoke, and your made cherry skills, both of you would be a hit at the bar! 🙂



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About Charlene Ross

Charlene Ross, a Los Angeles suburbanite, is co-author of The Making of a Picky Eater and has been featured in Skirt! Magazine and on NPR’s This I Believe series. Before life in the suburbs she backpacked through eighteen European countries, lived in London, worked in the music industry, and became engaged on stage at a U2 concert in Verona, Italy. (Bono even kissed her!) Now she drives carpool, embarrasses her children by dancing “in the pit” at free cover band concerts, and works hard at keeping the spark of her 20-year marriage alive.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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