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DiAnn Mills | Jalapeños, Scorpions, and Snakes
Author Guest / October 18, 2011

What do jalapeños, horses, scorpions, snakes, and a man and woman under a star-studded sky all have in common? Texas. West Texas. The setting of my new romantic suspense novel ATTRACTED TO FIRE. Dust off your cowboy hat, tug on your boots, and grab a SIG to team up with Secret Service agents assigned to protect the daughter of the vice president of the United States. It’s hot in West Texas, and I did my best to raise the temperatures. One of the characters is a cook. She prepares the agents’ and protectee’s meals. The problem is she loves jalapeños and does her best to add them to the menu three times a day. She chopped those little peppers into scrambled eggs and grits. Every soup and sandwich had a jalapeño touch. Her specialty was Diablo chicken, and if she could whip up a jalapeño cake or pie, then it was on the dessert tray. That all adds up to heat and heartburn. What’s a West Texas setting without a ranch and a horse? Beautiful quarter horses promise a smooth ride. Nothing’s better than feeling a powerful animal lunging beneath you. Better than any truck or car, and oats are…