“You’ll Never Believe…” with Sidney Halston

by Maryse on February 18, 2015 · 2 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of “You’ll Never Believe…”

For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.

Today’s “You’ll Never Believe…” celebrates the release of Sidney Halston’s latest MMA FIGHTER ROMANCE book, Below the Belt: A Worth the Fight Novel (Worth the Fight series Book 3) <—- (and OMG DID YOU GET A LOAD OF THAT COVER!!???), and she tells us about her “cowboy” experience! ;)

You’ll never believe with Sidney Halston

“Since the release of AGAINST THE CAGE, I’ve had a few weird encounters, mostly they’re personal questions about my sex life, which I think is to be expected when you write romance. But, the funniest thing that has happened has nothing to do with my books and everything to do with my husband.

The best part about being an author has been meeting new fans, other authors, and attending very cool events.  One such event was RWA in San Antonio, Texas last July. My husband went with me —poor guy. I felt terrible about abandoning him most of the week so I took him to one of the parties one of the evenings—the theme was Cowboys (Texas—Cowboys…get it. Hee hee). Suffice it to say, there were cowboys. A lot of cowboys! You could stand in line and take pictures with them and of course, I did! I was so excited. My hubby, being the ever-supportive hubby that he is, stood by and let me giggle and fan girl my way through the line. Then it was my turn for the photo op and my hubby, who was supposed to be taking the photo, was nowhere to be found. I’m left standing there with the cowboy—awkwardly, I may add, as I look around for my husband. Then I see a small mob of women swooning at a corner and lo and behold—It’s my husband! They were taking photos with him thinking he was one of the sexy cowboys. HA!

The cowboy I was standing with laughed so hard and shuffled me toward my husband and said, “Guess you don’t need me. You got your own cowboy.” I ended up being the one taking the photos for the next hour, and they were of my husband and other authors. One in particular (a very known and very famous romance author) even kissed my hubby while yelling ‘Yee Haw!’ Great ego booster for my husband!

(I never did get my photo with the cowboy).”

Blurb of Below the Belt: A Worth the Fight Novel (Worth the Fight series Book 3):

Once one of the most sought-after names on the mixed martial arts circuit, Antonio “Scarface” Marino watched his career go down for the count as he chased skirts and made tabloid headlines. Now he’s finally making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to Francesca Silva, a Brazilian bombshell as tough as any of her fighters. But who’s the real Francesca: the trash-talking trainer who rides him hard, or the vulnerable woman who blushes at his touch?

Francesca went to the mat to sign Tony because she believes he still has the potential to bring big success to her gym—if she can keep his head in the cage and out of her personal life. After a short-lived marriage soured her on love, a one-night stand is all she can handle. Now Tony’s kisses are stirring up complicated feelings—especially when he agrees to face her ex in the ring. Francesca’s used to freezing guys out. But Tony’s tempting her to give in to the heat.

About the Author

Author Sidney Halston

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal and she fell in love with writing.

Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading… She’s a reader first and a writer second.

When she’s not writing or reading her life is complete and utter chaos trying to balance family life with work, and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Gaby February 18, 2015 at 8:06 PM

This made me giggle.

Btw…great book. The 3rd, Below the Belt, is the best one so far.

Sidney Halston February 19, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Thank you for posting this Maryse! XOXO

Glad you liked BtB Gaby!

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