Interview with Kyle Morrow

Where did you get your idea to write a Montana romance with a rodeo erotica subplot?
Fifty Shades of Grey inspired me to write a story about a young cowgirl, one who writes rodeo erotica. The cowgirl Shiv, explains our chosen genre:
Stoop’s girlfriend Sally Pritchard said, ‘Shiv, how did you come up with the original idea? I mean, to write rodeo erotica?’
‘I wanted something shocking. And an idea that got people talking.’
‘Cowboys are chic magnets.’ Sally grinned. ‘Just look at mine.’
Stoop said, ‘But cowboys and cowgirls romping? Who would have thought it?’
‘Shiv did,’ said Bryn.
‘What was the idea that got you started?’ asked Sally. ‘Do you remember?’
‘I do. I’ve always liked the term belt-buckle-bunnies and I started with that.’
‘And then what?’ she said.
‘After I came up with the title, other ideas popped into my head like giving her the pen name C. Pussy Buck.’
Stoop said, ‘I think your pen name is great fun.’
‘How did you come up with it?’
‘Stoop, I’m an avid reader of Pearl S. Buck. Her last name Buck has rodeo associations, the P brought to my mind pussy, and since she uses an initial, I did too.’
Tell us an interesting fact you used in Belt Buckle Bunny?
Over the years, I have broke four horses to ride and have learned that when a horse licks its lips, the animal is accepting a new lesson. I use this fact when one of the cowgirls unwittingly licks her lips before she accepts her first male lover:
Star felt a soft rope go around each ankle as she lay back on the backless, revolving blue-suede couch. She tensed when she felt a hairy-leg swing astride her hips, felt the body bend, teeth take the scarf and slip it off her eyes.
Alarmed, her black-browns grew huge until she looked into Sin’s sleepy blues and saw the small bullrider from Arkansas’s gentle understanding.
‘Miss Baby Star,’ he drawled in a voice dripping honey. ‘Ya’all say stop and this cowboy will set his spurs and get off. Ya’all hear?’
Star nodded. Her wet tongue flicked and licked her red lips wet and like any cowboy knows, when an animal licks its lips, they have consented. Sin also knew she might not realize she had consented, and thus he intended to make her part of the willing ride.
Will you write a sequel?
Yes. I had so much fun writing Shiv’s story, I am working on the sequel titled Barbwire Haywire, a second Shiv Sheehan Montana Romance. Shiv’s never-before-mentioned husband Toad, shows up and her world implodes. Like Shiv says:
I first believed a prince had kissed me when I met Johnny Jenkins, until I fell into his poisonous underworld seductions, his insidious toxins seeping beneath my milky white skin. I became Johnny’s scapegoat, made to pay a heavy penance until I realized the aptness in his detestable nickname ‘Toad’. Fool me once, yes, fool me twice, not this cowgirl. So when Johnny ‘Toad’ Jenkins shows up in Haywire, I call on Rattlesnake, my power totem, for help.
Have you written anything else?
Yes. Black Iron Brandy, A Cat McKinna Montana Romance, comes out this spring. Cat marries a wealthy man who turns abusive to both her, and eventually her daughter.
Tell me why you use abuse as a theme in this romance?
As a young woman, I assumed intelligent people never got caught up in abusive relationships. Then, after having experienced the oh so subtle, seduction, of verbal and physical abuse, I wanted to write a story about how abuse becomes an emotional trap. My poem pictures verbal abuse:
like a willow
I sway against your verbal onslaught
bitter as the tannin from your bark...
Can you tell us why Cat wants to murder her abuser?
This is a bit of her thinking from the story:
I wanted to kill Fuckface. Let the abhorrent idea set, get comfortable.
Could I go through with it? really kill someone? ...yes... yes... maybe...
I felt a great rage. A great anger at Fuckface’s despicable violation of My Girl, but did I have enough fury? shoot, I did not know.
My life with Fuckface had spun a three-sixty, reining-horse spin, so fast and furious, I followed Alice through the looking glass and fell shattered— the black hole a never-ending spiral until rock-bottom slammed me into a zillion shards. I fell into a place impossible to put the cutting back or glue the hurt together.
And you have a book coming out this fall?
Yes. Two Crow Omen, a Bryn Sheridan Montana Romance, I like to call a prequel to Belt Buckle Bunny as the back-story occurs in Haywire before Shiv came to town. I tell a plot-less story of these characters Show-Me, Skinny, Bryn and Tuff and how they go about living their lives day to day. The main theme revolves around Bryn as she figures out if her new love is for real or just her past repeating itself.
What popular modern authors have influenced you?
There is nothing better than getting lost in a great story where the writer and his writing engage me so powerfully, I stay up all night to finish the book. Craig Johnson, Ken Bruen, and Don Winslow do that for me. I can’t get enough of their fast paced, cutting-edge style, realistic dialogue, and fun, funny and unique characters. I also look forward to watching the movies made from their books.
Do you have a classics author you admire?
Yes. I admire Pearl S. Buck, a great humanitarian and writer, and the first American woman to win a Noble Prize for Literature.
Do you have a cowboy hero?
Yes. My father Lyle William Morrow, a rancher and true cowboy hero, inspired me to pursue my dreams. He died in 1999, and I miss him. I model my life after my dad, using his strong moral cowboy code as my guide for living.
How does your ranch background influence your writing?
Growing up on an isolated ranch in the Missouri River Breaks, I would ride my horse and daydream. I became an avid reader young, lost myself in books and began writing my own stories and poetry.
Writing has remained a passion, my goal to be the Montana author people want to read. Give them a fantastic escape into to the western way of life, how we talk, interact, what we do for fun, what we find funny. Montana is my passion. I love my state, the people who live here and write books to tell our story.
Published 2016-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Two Crow Omen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Looking back, I blame Fate, that devious bitch; she never gives anyone a heads up, her ways mysterious. It was a Wednesday afternoon when I walked into Violet Two Bear Paw’s room, never dreaming I’d be stepping into the middle of a tribal war. Violet had Blackfoot heritage and wouldn’t you think all Indian tribes stuck together? shoulda, woulda... and so the Monatana western romance begins
Black Iron Brandy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,300. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
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Fuckface spun a three-sixty, reining-horse spin, so fast and furious, I followed Alice through the looking glass and fell shattered— the black hole a never-ending spiral until rock-bottom slammed me into a zillion shards. I fell into a place impossible to put the cutting back or glue the hurt together. Fate hands Caitryn the opportunity for justice for her millionaire, pedophile husband.
Belt Buckle Bunny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Shiv Sheehan writes rodeo erotica under the pseudonym C. Pussy Buck. As writer of fiction, she couldn’t imagine herself enjoying a love triangle, being involved in the haps over a dead body, nor crawling. How she does the cowgirl crawl— she wears her white cowboy hat. Her intention? to be the good girl. She crawls to the shithead reading her bestseller Bullriders EAT Belt-Buckle Bunnies.