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Friday, May 30, 2014

Tasting Texas by Kimmie Easley

Y’all! Tasting Texas is now LIVE! 

I am beyond excited about this steamy little novella, the first in the series. It’s always fun to write about Texas. The state (my state) is full of history, tradition, and culture.

One of my favorite places to visit is the Fort Worth Stockyards. My family and I never grow tired of the authentic Texas vibe. There’s something for everyone, and the fact that you can purchase salt water taffy by the pound is just icing on the cake, or the hips….

My family never grows tired of the rodeo, museum, and train rides. The food is to die for, and there’s always some form of entertainment to keep you on your toes.

While researching for Tasting Texas I also came across The Ashton Hotel. I’ve driven by the building more than once, but was became intrigued as I dug further into the history of the hotel. The two buildings that make up The Ashton Hotel are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed and built using a unique Italianate style, with wrought-iron balconies, decorative brick patterning, and cast stone. Even today, it remains the only building of this style in Fort Worth.

The Ashton Hotel Gallery        Weddings      The Ashton Hotel Gallery

It is now on my bucket list to stay in the Presidential Suite and to eat at the Six 10 Grille!

Another little piece of Texas that I used in my novella was Plum Lake. I’ve had the pleasure of attending a girls’ writing weekend at Plum Lake, nestled right outside of Canton, TX. It’s a rustic style cabin with all of the essentials (other than internet, which proved to be a positive), and even a HOT TUB! My girlfriends and I enjoyed late night chatter by the fireplace with a bottle of wine and yummy snacks.

You can’t throw a rock in Texas without hitting something to do or see. It’s a great place to visit, and an even greater place to live!

If you like short, steamy reads please check out Tasting Texas. It’s the first in The Tasting Series with Tasting New York nipping at its heels!

Tasting Texas on Goodreads: Tasting Texas


  1. Kimmie, great post. As many times as I've been to The Stockyards, I missed seeing the Ashton Hotel. Now I'll have to go by. Best wishes for many sales with your new release!

    1. Thank you, Caroline! I adore the memories the family and I have made at the Stockyards. Always so much fun!

  2. Love the inspiration pics! :) Congrats on Tasting Texas release!! WOOHOOO!!!

    1. Thank you, Nikki! I love the the Texas culture. Definitely brings out the muses!

  3. Enjoyed the pictures and your post. I married a Texas boy and have been here so long I feel like a native Texan.

    1. Hi, Joan! Same here, my hubby is a true blue Texan. We've moved around a lot, but have settled back in East Texas. Feels like home. Thanks for stopping by!



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