Author Interview with Nikki Lynn Barrett

I am interviewing one of my favorite gals today, Nikki Lynn Barrett. She has a new release titled Baby Stetson and it’s such a great idea. Welcome, Nikki!

babystetCan you tell us about your story and how you came up with the idea?

I’ve had an idea about a female lead singer that had been adopted and was never sure about her past for awhile. I’ve also had an idea about creating a series revolving around music. Baby Stetson came about. And actually, Baby Stetson wasn’t originally going to be book 1 in the series…but as I kept thinking about it, it made much more sense.  This book surprised me with some of the characters, and the way things turned out.  I can say it was so fun and emotional to write.

Looking back over all of the intimate moments you’ve created between characters, which scene would you most like to experience for yourself?  What makes it so alluring?

There’s a hot tub scene in Baby Stetson I wouldn’t mind…:)

That’s it? What about the hot tub scene you little tease? Now I’m gonna have to read the book. LOL Okay. Next question:If a reader is unfamiliar with your work, which of your books would you suggest he or she read first?  Why?

Oh Man, that’s a toughie!  I love Secret Santa and Stetson so much, I couldn’t decide…how about we play enie meenie miney moe? * Wink*

Which genres do you write in and why?

Mainly contemporary, suspense, and some paranormal. I am drawn to suspense and contemporary, because I love the intrigue and mystery, and contemporary…well, people can easily relate to the characters.

What are you currently working on?

Echoes Of The Past, a paranormal suspense. Think ghosts, psychic visions, and lots of angst….it’s darker and much different than Baby Stetson or Secret Santa, but still has that same deep emotional feel.

Do you have any writing quirks?

I do not like to summarize what my book is about to people. I’d rather hand them a blurb!

What gets you into the mood to write?

Music! And when a scene or character yells at me loud enough…

Favorite snack or drink while you write?

Snack..probably pretzels. Drink? I’m addicted to raspberry tea and usually have one near me.

Any words of advice to aspiring authors?

Study the craft, follow your dreams and never give up!

Never give up is a big one for me. What are you currently reading?

The smart Three letter word that starts with a and ends in double s in me wants to say these questions. Giggle

But the nice Nikki says Mona Lisa’s Room by Vonnie Davis

Ha ha. Everybody’s a comedian. :0) And finally, is there anything you would like to share?

 Thank you for having me today!  I enjoy moseying out of my writing cave to invade the land of the living.  I appreciate you letting me invade your bubble today! Heehee


Baby Stetson

Love and Music in Texas, Book One

In small Texas towns, strangers come and go…

Left in a Stetson hat, on the steps of the local bed and breakfast, Avery Callimer came into the world on a wing and a prayer. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she’s never lacked for love…only the knowledge of her past.

By day she works the Inn, but by night…Avery comes alive as lead singer in a band. Life was good…stable, until new guests blew into town. 

Some strangers come with secrets and lies.

Lucas Bennett is one such stranger. Drifting from one mess to another has left him jaded. Doesn’t matter the dramas are never his doing. Giving it one last shot to make a fresh start lands him Harmony’s Echo, Texas and smack dab in front of the tantalizing Avery.

Despite his best efforts to ignore the burn Avery’s ignited within, he’s intent to keep his distance. Secrets have followed him. Secrets he doesn’t want Avery to know.

Each time they’re near the other things heat up like a brushfire on a dry Texas prairie.

But maybe, after the dust settles and the smoke clears, love can bloom with a fresh start.

Add this book to your goodreads list!




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Other books by Nikki Lynn Barrett

The Secret Santa Wishing Well



Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She’s an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki’s site at: for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at


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Kary Rader is a stay-at-home mother of three, avid reader and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished. And it's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life. Come join her for an adventure and maybe you too will be claimed by passion and changed by love. Because there is no greater power than the human spirit and anything is possible if you believe. Let the fantasy begin…


Author Interview with Nikki Lynn Barrett — 18 Comments

  1. Hi Nikki and Kary, great interview. Baby Stetson sound like an exciting book.

    • Hey Georgia! Thanks for stopping over! Baby Stetson has so much going for it…my husband says it’s his favorite book I’ve written, lol…and it was so fun to write!

    • Sheri, we better hope there’s no shortage of raspberry tea in the world….because it would be so on! I’d fight til the death LOL 🙂

  2. Must read just because of the hot tub scene. You are such a tease Nikki!


    • Hold on….ONLY because of the hot tub scene? *Sniffles* I love you too…haha 🙂

      And, me, a tease? Puhleeze! I am innocent!

  3. Great interview ladies :b. I’ve purchased a copy of Baby Stetson. Started reading already, but now I want to get to that hot tub scene Marika mentioned!
    Off to read 😀 And good luck Nikki! Will let you know when I post a review.

  4. Yay Melisa! I hope you’re enjoying it so far…the scene in question won’t be for awhile though…and no skimming! LOL 🙂
    I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ah, another slave to those characters. LOL Aren’t they annoying? I can be busy with one set and then this noise starts up. I tell them to be quiet and I’ll get to them later, but they are so obnoxious. They push and pull us around all the time.

    Best of luck on this new release. It looks as if it’s going to be a great read!

    • So true, E. I always say the characters fighting for attention are worse than siblings! OMG! LOL

      I hope readers love it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

    • Thanks Gemma! Circle K by my house knows me pretty well…always filling up cups with my raspberry tea, lol.

      Thank you much for the best wishes! 😀