Spotlight On, Sable Hunter
Sable Hunter writes three types of erotic romances: cowboy, paranormal and contemporary. She writes under two different pseudonyms. Her hometown is New Orleans, Louisiana. Currently, she lives in the Hill Country of Texas, near Austin. Â She is married to Jason Hunter and they live on a ranch where they take care of thousands of cows, hundreds of horses, dozens of cats and one dog. Â HA! Â Oh, and they are proud parents of one precious little boy! Â She loves her kindle and at present it is full of almost 800 erotic romances. Â She loves to cook, read, travel in their RV and ghost hunt. Â In the spring, her home sits in a field of bluebonnets.
Aron McCoy is determined that he willÂ never fall into another woman’s trap. He has spent his life taking care of theÂ ranch and his brothers. Thinking that he will provide a stable home life forÂ his siblings, he marries a money-grubbing woman who has eyes forÂ everyone but him. So he has learnedÂ his lesson. The only thing a woman isÂ good for is sexâ€¦until Libby comesÂ along.
Libby Fontaine is trying to cram aÂ lifetime of living into a few short months. She is in remission fromÂ leukemia and for the first time, she has a glimmer of hope for a normal life.Â Her dream of living on a ranch is brought to reality when a friend of theÂ family offers her an opportunity to work at Tebow ranch for the summerÂ as housekeeper and cook. This will be more than a job to Libby, for she willÂ get the chance to be around the man that she has been in love with for mostÂ of her life.
When Aron lays eyes on Libby it is instantaneous lust – he wants her with everyÂ fiber of his being. But Libby confesses her innocence and Aron backs off – heÂ has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then AronÂ catches Libby pleasuring herself in the stock tank and hears her cry out his nameÂ – and the heat is on.
How long have you been writing before you sold?
I had been seriously writing for two years before I sold to Secret Cravings Publishing.Â They have picked up three of my books.Â I also have 6 that I have self-published successfully, so right now â€“ Iâ€™m living in the best of both worlds.
What has been the toughest obstacle youâ€™ve had to overcome along the way? What was the best experience youâ€™ve had from being published?
The toughest obstacleÂ – gee, Iâ€™ve had a couple.Â The first is my community and friends â€“ it was so unexpected to them to find out that I wrote erotic romances.Â Some did not even try to understand.Â The other obstacle has been finding time to both write and promote â€“ it seems that I have to choose â€“ and that is hard, sometimes.
The best experience I have had is the total joy and support from other authors over my success.Â I have met some of the best people in the whole world in this industry.Â It is wonderful to have someone to talk to that understands.
You have written quite a few books for small press and ePublishers, how do you feel about the ePublishing explosion, and now the popularity of self-publishing?
ePublishing and self-publishing has opened doors for people to get their work in front of readers where these doors used to be very narrow and hard to open.Â There are so many wonderful publishers and opportunities out there that authors should be ecstatic at the choices they have.Â ePublishing is not a phase and it is going to grow by leaps and bounds. I feel that those of us who embrace it early and wholeheartedly will only benefit.
Self-publishing can provide almost instant and assured income.Â You have the ability to make something happen for yourself and you succeed or fail based on how much work that you are willing to put into it.Â Lately, I have been approached by several other published authors seeking my advice on self-publishing.Â Given the opportunities that Amazon and some of the other big names have given the writing community, it is a very attractive option.
Are you actively pursuing NY publishers in addition to being ePublished?
No, not yet.Â I want to get a few years and a few more books under my belt before I try.Â Building a reader base through epublishing and self-publishing is one way to be attractive to these folks and that is what I am trying to do.
Tell us about your latest book.
My latest book is Hot On Her Trail.Â It is the sequel to Cowboy Heat whose cover that you see.Â This is a series set in the Hill Country of Texas about 6 cowboy brothers â€“ the McCoys â€“ who live on Tebow Ranch.Â They are handsome, hunky, hot and â€“ dare I say it â€“ hung.Â This series has been well received and the third in the series Her Magic Touch will debut in June.
Hot on Her Trail grabs peopleâ€™s attention because the blurb states:
Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Â Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child – Jacob’s child.
Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A – they’ve never met before and B – she’s a virgin. Â Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. Â As far as she’s concerned, she is just passing through. Â Jacob has a different opinion – he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his
What’s up next for you? Are you currently working on a new book?
Yes, Her Magic Touch is about the third McCoy brother – Joseph.Â He is paralyzed from a mountain bike accident and has lost all hope.Â When his physical therapist arrives to help him, she is much more than he bargained for.Â In fact, she is his guardian angel and through miracles, magic, and much love â€“ Cady gives him back his manhood and his life.Â And in the bargain â€“ she almost loses hers.Â This is a roller-coaster of emotion, hot â€“ hot sex and more tears and laughter than you can imagine.
What do you like best about the writer’s life?
There are so many things that I like, but most of all it is meeting the other fabulous people in the industry.Â Writing â€“ especially erotic romance â€“ attracts a special kind of person.Â We are sensual, uninhibited, bold and live in a dream world of our own making.Â Finding other people who can understand and support our oddities is joyous.Â I also like the odd hours that the business allows. Â I am a night owl and the nighttime makes my mind wander to things that â€“ shall we say â€“ go hump in the night.
If you werenâ€™t a writer what would career path would you choose?
Oddly enough â€“ it would have been public service.Â I have always dreamed of being involved in political science and work in the state department.
Who or what inspires you?
There is this man . . . . . Isnâ€™t there always?Â No, several things inspire me â€“ Elvis Presley, country music, Cinemax latenight â€“especially Michael Scratch on Lingerie and reading other authors works.Â Inspiration is everywhere, just open your eyes and ears.
What are you reading right now?
I am reading Spurs and Heels by Heather Rainier.Â I love that woman!
What advice would you offer to the unpublished romance writer?
My advice is to read everything you can get your paws on â€“ especially books in the same genre and style that you want to write.Â Then:Â write your novel and go over it again and again.Â Then â€“ if you choose to go the published route start submitting and if you want to try self-publishing â€“ go for it â€“ it can be done.Â And on the way cultivate friendships in the industry â€“ they will prove invaluable.
What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
My tastes and activities would surprise some people â€“ mainly that I love rap and hip-hop â€“ the beat drives me insane and makes me think of sex â€“ but then, everything makes me think of sex.Â The other thing is what I do for fun â€“ I ghost hunt.Â And I have found things. . . . . . .
To learn more about Sable, visit her online at www.sablehunter.com