Monday, June 22, 2020

What's In An Occupation? by Lexi Post #Cowboy #Alien


I'm so pleased to welcome back Lexi Post. She always has a fun post. 

As an author, I always put a lot of thought into the naming of my characters, whether they are cowboys (Cole) or aliens (Davos). Sometimes the names come to me before their story. Sometimes they don’t tell me their names until I’m in the middle of writing the story, but the name always ends up fitting the character perfectly…at least in my mind. But what about their occupations?

Some are a given, cowboy, rancher, firefighter, Coast Guard rescue swimmer, but others are more difficult. And what about the women that love them flaws and all? Should they have a brainer career? A military career? A sexy career? Should they have a college education, master’s degree, or simply high school, if that? The only time the occupation is absolutely easy is when it influences the plot; otherwise, it really is about the character’s personality. In my new Last Chance Ranch boxed set, I have a cowboy/firefighter and a bookkeeper for a nudist resort, a cowboy/rancher and an off-the-grid animal whisperer, and a firefighter/cowboy and an animal rescuer. So where do you stand on character occupations and education? Any preferences?
Always, Lexi

Welcome to Last Chance Ranch, created for rescued horses, home of rescued hearts.
Cole Hatcher, the cowboy firefighter who has already had a second chance with Lacey, has once again let his mother come between them. It’s not until Lacey spends Christmas with Angel that Cole realizes it’s his last chance at forever with the woman he loves.

Soon to be divorced Trace Williams doesn’t usually find himself attracted to women who point a shotgun at him, but when he meets Whisper Adams, the squatter who has no social skills but a unique ability to communicate with animals, he’s intrigued. Unfortunately, there’s a reason she’s living off the grid, and she soon becomes Trace’s Trouble. With his heart in tatters once again, he has to decide if he’s going take one last chance on love.

Firefighter Bo Fletcher knows better than to get involved with a woman he rescued from a burning building. Unfortunately, when animal rescuer Dana Wilson shows up at the fire station to give him a piece of her mind, sparks fly that he can’t put out, and she is soon dubbed Fletcher’s Flame. Now as fires seem to follow in her footsteps, he’s got one last chance to gain her trust or lose her forever.

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.