This week I was super-excited to have a chat with romance author Betty Shreffler, where we discussed our shared joy for sexual innuendos, haunted house book signings, her new novel Fire On The Farm (A Second Chance Cowboy Romance), & her lack of enthusiasm for coffee (I know, when I heard this I thought we almost couldn’t be friends).

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Olivia: First off, tell us something ridiculous, funny, or inappropriate about yourself?

Betty: I have a tendency to make EVERYTHING sexual – even things that aren’t. I have a big sense of humor and find the sexual innuendos in everything.

Olivia: Bacon, crispy or limp? 

Betty: I only do bacon on burgers, or bacon bits on potatoes and salad. For some reason plain bacon isn’t appetizing to me.

Olivia: Red or white? 

Betty: white wine. I lurve wine! Especially Sweet Muscadine

Olivia: Nude beach: Would you or not? 

Betty: Yeah, I’m game. If everyone is nude, there’s nothing to be shy about.

Olivia: Are ghosts real? 

Betty: Could be, haven’t seen any myself. I love all things supernatural though. Even doing a book signing in a haunted house in 2019. I’m really looking forward to that.

Olivia: Does size matter?

Betty: YES!! Lol

Olivia: Most inappropriate guilty pleasure? 

Betty: I don’t have any inappropriate guilty pleasures or at least none I want to share. 😉 But I do have guilty pleasures such as; wine, chocolate, and bubble baths and I don’t feel guilty about any of those.  🙂

Olivia: Your slightly neurotic pet peeve? 

Betty: Slow drivers, clutter

Olivia: Something you hate that other people love? 

Betty: Coffee (What? Shocking, I know, but I hate the taste and when I tried it a couple times it made me bounce off the walls, then crash into exhaustion 30 minutes later.)

Olivia: What’s one thing that has made you grow (as a person) more than anything else? 

Betty: I suffered a traumatic experience as a child that caused me to live with PTSD and depression. I struggled through it for years, and on top of dealing with the PTSD, depression and personal insecurities, I dealt with bullying from siblings and older students in school.

I had days that were extremely difficult to get through and I even dealt with suicidal thoughts two different times in my life, but I never gave up and always found solace in my writing, being outdoors or working/spending time with animals.

The fact that I’ve overcome and gained control over my depression and PTSD has made me grow in ways I could never explain with words. It took a lot of courage and inner strength to make it through the emotional, mental and physical turmoil that I did. Today, I’m stronger than ever and proud of the person I’ve become. I’m an advocate for those who also suffer from depression and do what I can to bring positivity into the lives of those around me.

Olivia: What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? 

Betty: I’m a very daring and adventurous person and love to do outdoor activities. I’ve gone parasailing, zip lining, a Nascar ride along, canoed in class 3 white water rapids, canoed and kayaked in the Everglades with alligators. I do wildlife photography and have been face to face with a black bear, alligator, coyote, bull elk and wild mustang. A wolf and moose are the remaining beauties I’d like to get in front of my camera.

Olivia: Tell us a little about your latest book:
Betty: My newest upcoming release is Fire On The Farm (Second Chance Cowboy Romance). Release date: April 29th

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One of my own personal fears is losing my husband because of his high risk job. I feel the idea for Fire On The Farm stems from that fear. If I had more money and land I’d love to start a horse therapy ranch for the protection of horses and for folks who have suffered from sexual or physical abuse to come and work with the horses to help them heal. That is where the other idea came from for this story. I ended up doing quite a bit of horse research for the horse therapy ranch parts of this book. Each book I’ve written has required research. I’ve studied; mythology, cultural anthropology, horses, motorcycle clubs and the inner workings of MMA fighting to bring my books to life.

Olivia: What’s the spice level?

Betty: There’s definitely some heat in this book. Several hot sex scenes. I can’t write a book without some steam in it. Those are some of my favorite parts!

CHECK IT OUT – Fire On The Farm (Second Chance Cowboy Romance) by Betty Shreffler

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Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten.
Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.
Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.

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Betty Shreffler is an author of paranormal romantic suspense and contemporary romance. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines that have twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, watching movies, hiking, traveling, muscle cars, drinking wine, bubble baths and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and five fur babies; two rescue pups and three kitties. If she’s not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.

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❤️ FROM OLIVIA – One last note… ❤️

I’m hanging out in Austin, TX this week with my writing work wife (and literary genius) author J.D. Brewer… and working on a new story line that I am SOOO excited to start sharing with you all. Many details to come!


Until then, a giant THANK YOU to Betty for her wonderful interview. Don’t forget to per-order your copy of her latest novel while it’s still only $.99.

Happy reading, my friends, and be blessed!
— Olivia —



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