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Sable Hunter: More Than a Love Story (Contest)
Monday, August 13th, 2018

Hey! Sable Hunter at your service! Man, it’s hot in Texas. I hope you’re as cool as a cucumber. Oh, while we’re here, I’ll share a bit of good news with you. I’m moving! Again! I bought a house in Lago Vista, just across Lake Travis from Austin. After writing 70 plus books, I need all the inspiration I can get! With the view of the rolling hills and beautiful blue water that I’ll have from my deck, I won’t have a dang excuse!

Like many writers, my books are part of me. Even though they are hot as Hades, I want them to be about more than sex. I love to spin tales full of suspense, sometimes with touches of the paranormal, but always with an underlying message of hope. When the reader puts the book down, I want them to feel like the world is a brighter place.

For the last six years, I have co-authored almost a dozen books with a wonderful man named Ryan O’Leary. He wrote novels before we teamed up, tales that could best be described as erotica for men. When I first approached him about writing with me, my idea was that he could bring some things to the table that I couldn’t. Namely, a man’s point of view. Banter. Help me give a little sexy grit to my sometimes too sweet love scenes. And he did all of that and more.

One thing he did, that he probably didn’t intend, was to give me a sense of confidence. I remember after we’d plotted a few books and he’d become familiar with my massive world of characters, scenarios, and intertwining tales – he said that romance novels surprised him. They weren’t what he’d been expecting. When he would think of a romance book, he’d think chick-lit, or a fairly one-dimensional tale which centered solely on boy meets girl/boy loses girl/boy hooks up with girl for good.

And yes, that basic premise is engrained in the books.

But Ryan said what he hadn’t been expecting was that the genre could be almost anything – encompass countless situations – have depth and suspense and twists and turns – teach lessons, keep you on the edge of the seat – satisfy your hunger for adventure and mystery. After we’d written books that contained everything from serial killers to drug cartels to AI robots with more heart than most people – he knew to expect the unexpected.

I especially love to bring current events and real-life situations into the book – for example, I’ve written about the major hurricanes that devastated New Orleans and Houston. I’ve written about immigration and its personal consequences. The challenges facing Native Americans. I’ve even tackled problems like epilepsy, schizophrenia, and cancer. It’s very satisfying to get letters from fans who say – I went through this and you’ve given me hope or courage to forge ahead. The wildest thing I’ve learned as an author is that a book can contain a whole world, one of your creation, one where you can write the outcome just how you want it to be. So, my mantra has been that in my books you will find a world where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

And speaking of heroes…

I have become known for writing about these badass, alpha, dominant men who aren’t perfect but have a heart of gold. They are kind, compassionate, have a sense of humor – and, of course, they’re sexy as hell. Demanding. Lust-worthy. These men are capable of taking the woman of their dreams to the heights of rapture. My heroines are strong women…but usually they don’t have much sexual experience. I’m not sure why I’ve gravitated to that combo. Sometimes it feels like a bit of a double standard.

I have a novel coming out later this month called MY HERO. The book is second in my COWBOY CRAZE series, a spinoff of HELL YEAH, which features the Blackhawk brothers of Kingsland, Texas. Benjen, the hero of my newest book has all the qualities I named above – he’s handsome, sexy, tender-hearted, strong – all of the characteristics you’d expect in a hero but…

Benjen Blackhawk is a virgin.

Can you guess what inspired me to write about a virgin hero?

I’ll give you three guesses, but the answer is Jaime on OUTLANDER. Now, the virgin hero is the only similarity between my book and that outstanding creation, but I dwelt on that situation and decided I wanted to try my hand at a hunk who saved himself for true love. I won’t spoil the story, but Benjen Blackhawk loved someone enough to wait for them. His desire and his libido were just as powerful as any other hero’s, but he chose to hold all of that pent-up passion in check until he found the woman of his dreams.

I’ll tell you one other bit of inspiration I garnered from another source – –

Do any of you remember the love scene in MEET JOE BLACK between Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani? Joe Black, if you recall, was DEATH in the flesh, and he’d never made love with a woman before. I’ll never forget Brad Pitt’s face in that moment when he first felt the ecstasy of joining with the woman he loved. You could see and feel the rapture he was experiencing. My heart and body responded to him, fantasizing the unbelievable pleasure he was receiving. I wanted to recapture that moment in this book. By the time my couple make love, they are head over heels for one another, of course. There are twists and turns, pitfalls, and mountains for them to climb – but he becomes addicted to her in all ways.

Like most of my books, I try to take you on a wild ride. Since Benjen is Native American, I was able to bring in exciting bits like shamanism, ghost lights on the mountain, and how a man who straddles two worlds deals with prejudice and preconceptions. The heroine also has obstacles – she was married to a soldier who went MIA, only to discover from his journal that he was planning on leaving her. She loses confidence in herself, only to have that confidence rebuilt a thousand times over by the handsome cowboy who walks into her life. There are other twists and turns – everything from flash floods to the tragedy at the border of children being separated from their families. So, in summation, MY HERO will be a full blown adventure with enough love to make your heart ache. Here is the cover to my hero – so watch for it’s release this month.

And thank you for listening to me ramble.

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Love you,
Sable Hunter

20 comments to “Sable Hunter: More Than a Love Story (Contest)”

  1. Jo Powers
    · August 13th, 2018 at 10:53 am · Link

    I have all of your books except My Hero and I love Benjen. I can’t wait to see how his story plays out in the end.
    His spiritual nature and compassion for animals is so wonderful. I know you will create a wonderful HEA for him.

  2. Shirley Long
    · August 13th, 2018 at 11:44 am · Link

    Hey Sable ~~ the men of your books are what dreams are made of. Don’t we all wish we could have a McCoy of our very own??? Whether they be cowboy, soldier, lawman, or a plain old bar owner, they are all delicious, sexy, loving creatures that we love to read about. For the short period of time, I forget about housework, laundry, cooking, whatever and just live with the book. Makes for some fun days.
    Looking forward to My Hero. I know Benjen will be just as good as those who came before him.
    Later girl…….

  3. Colleen C.
    · August 13th, 2018 at 12:24 pm · Link

    I have enjoyed each of your books that I have read… they really touch one’s heart…

  4. Angel
    · August 13th, 2018 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Love your books!! Looking forward to reading your next book!!

  5. Jennifer Beyer
    · August 13th, 2018 at 8:06 pm · Link

    I love the idea he saved himself for the right woman. That’s seriously sexy!

  6. Linda Henzel
    · August 13th, 2018 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Having read all your books, Sable, I am regularly surprised at the twists and turns of your stories. They have given me so much pleasure an food for thought . . .agrees and disagrees. The fun of reading. Am really looking forward to Benjen..

  7. Sheryl Parent
    · August 13th, 2018 at 11:42 pm · Link

    I have and love all you books. I am in the process of rereading the whole series (i’m Reading TRex and Glory right now). Can’t wait fir My Hero. Thank you for the amazing reads.

  8. Jackie woodland
    · August 14th, 2018 at 2:30 am · Link

    I have not read all of your books but working on that amd have loved all of them.

  9. Andrea Heymont
    · August 14th, 2018 at 5:41 am · Link

    I have all of your books, but I can’t wait for My Hero and Benjen’s story! (BTW, through Hell Yeah and Kindle World, I’ve discovered so many other great authors, like Rhonda Lee Carver, so thank you for that, as well!

  10. Jerry
    · August 14th, 2018 at 9:22 am · Link

    I love your books. You do have a wonderful talent for telling a story that sucks you in and you can’t put down. Love love love 😍😁

  11. Sable Hunter
    · August 14th, 2018 at 9:33 am · Link

    Thank you all so much. I appreciate those of you who have read the books and like them. Benjen’s book was fun to write.

  12. Anne Dodds
    · August 14th, 2018 at 12:04 pm · Link

    I’m really excited for this one! Love the Hell Yeah series and at last count Amazon tells me I have them all.

  13. Christine Ault
    · August 14th, 2018 at 2:42 pm · Link

    WOW!!! This may be my favorite!!!
    (Actually I love them all). I can wait!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!

  14. Jen
    · August 14th, 2018 at 3:18 pm · Link

    As always when I learn about a new book release from you…..EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!! I can’t wait to read Benjen’s story! From this post, I’m even more excited and intrigued where you are going to take this character. Of all the books I’ve read, I don’t think ive ever read one where the male character is a virgin, so I’m excited to read that aspect.

    You and Ryan are my favorite writing! The way you two flow is amazing and I’m always anxious and excited to read a new book from you two.

    Can’t wait to read My Hero!!!!!! BRING IT ON!!!

  15. Wendy Duncan
    · August 14th, 2018 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I love your books and those alpha men and their women who make us love them.

  16. Shyla Wright
    · August 14th, 2018 at 6:40 pm · Link

    OMG! I cant wait for this book. Actually all your books are amazing. Every time I read one of your books I fall in love. Thank you for such beautiful stories!

  17. Sable Hunter
    · August 15th, 2018 at 3:53 pm · Link

    I appreciate all of your comments. You have made my day!!

  18. Debbie Workman
    · August 15th, 2018 at 6:47 pm · Link

    Jennifer Beyer, Jackie woodland, Colleen C., Jerry and Jen.

    You have won your choice of a Sable HUnter ebook.
    Please contact Debbie Workman at

  19. Debbie Workman
    · August 15th, 2018 at 7:08 pm · Link

    Winners of a Sable Hunter ebook are Jen, Jerry, Jackie woodland, Jennifer Beyer and Colleen C.

  20. Colleen C.
    · August 17th, 2018 at 11:47 am · Link

    Oh boy, thank you so much for the book win! Sending email now!

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