Thursday, April 27, 2023

Her Surprise Cowboy Groom: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Her Surprise Cowboy Groom JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Her Surprise Cowboy Groom by Cathy McDavid, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Her Surprise Cowboy Groom

Title: Her Surprise Cowboy Groom
Wishing Well Springs #4
Cathy McDavid
Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date:
April 25, 2023
Sweet/Clean Contemporary Romance

An instant family

Could change her plans! 

Ambitious wedding dress designer Laurel Montgomery can’t afford to be distracted…especially not by easygoing cowboy Max Maxwell. Wrangling his three-year-old twin daughters, a rambunctious puppy and a fledgling business, Max has his hands full, too. But he also knows the value of going for ice cream and fishing with his girls. Can he show Laurel there are more important things than making it big—like love and family?  

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About the Author

Cathy McDavid

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author CATHY MCDAVID is living her dream penning heart-stopping suspense thrillers for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense and heart-touching family dramas for Harlequin Heartwarming.

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Author Guest Post

Tropes Used in Her Surprise Cowboy Groom 

Sometimes, when I’m plotting a book, I play a game with myself. How many tropes can I fit into the story without going overboard? To answer that, I have begin by telling you a little about my story development process I generally have a very basic concept. For HER SURPRISE COWBOY GROOM, that was a career focused and workaholic wedding dress designer meets a laid back, stop and smell the roses cowboy. That’s my first trope. Opposites attract. He’s, of course, a cowboy, because that’s what I love to write. Trope number two. 

Then, I decide on the setting. For this book, it’s the small-ish town of Payson, Arizona and, more specifically, the family’s wedding barn venue. There you go, two additional tropes: small town and weddings. Because I need to up the stakes, I make my cowboy hero a single dad. Another trope. Of twin girls. Yet one more. They’re starting to stack up now. 

Next, I ask myself what’s driving my heroine to be successful? I give her a tragic past — her family lost everything when she was young. Worse, she was betrayed by her former fiancĂ© and has trust issues. Why? Because she’s afraid of history repeating itself. This is one of my favorite tropes.  

Lastly, I gave the hero an unusual occupation. He gave up his very cowboy job — owning and operating a team penning facility — and opened a glamping campsite, something he knows nothing about other than he won’t have to work as hard as he did before and will have more time for his little girls. What trope is this? Why, a fish out of water. 

I tried counting but lost track. I don’t think a romance writer can have too many tropes, not as long as they all make sense, are organic to the final story, and build deeper, fully-formed characters. Now, if I suddenly threw in a Cinderella or nanny for hire element, that might have been too much. I suppose. Unless….. 

Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will each receive a Cowboy coffee mug, Starbucks gift card, print copy of A Secret Christmas Wish and How to Marry a Cowboy by Cathy McDavid, and author bling

Her Surprise Cowboy Groom JustRead giveaway

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