Dream Home with Caitlin Ricci – Blog Post and Giveaway

September 21, 2015


Hey everyone! I’m Caitlin Ricci and today I’d like to talk a little bit about my new contemporary gay romance novel, One More Time, which comes out through Dreamspinner Press on September 21st. Thank you for joining me today and I hope you’re having a good time wherever you are in the world.

When I was ten the Navy transferred my mom and I to Colorado and back then I thought everyone had a horse and I would be going to school with a bunch of cowboys and since I had been riding for years at that point I was ectatic. I really thought this would be my chance to have a horse in my backyard that I rode to school every day. Well, that wasn’t really the case of course but there are plenty of horses around and I fell in love with the mountains instantly. I’d always been a water baby up until moving here since we’d been on the coast constantly. In Colorado we have rivers and some lakes but most of the water I see everyday is man made reservoirs so that changed my mind in a hurry about going into that water anytime soon.

What didn’t change though was my love of horses, and of small towns, and in Colorado I found a newfound joy in getting to go riding in those mountains. Camping with horses and taking day trips into the mountains is a big thing here whereas everyone back east that I knew thought that going on an hour long trail ride into the woods was a highlight. I got a new perspective here and I found my love of small towns again. I’d grown up in one in Maine and the lack of people and cars had always made me happy.

I knew I wanted to write about a small Colorado mountain town at some point but it wasn’t until I wrote Weathering the Storm, a young adult novel through Harmony Ink Press, that I really got to start playing with that idea. And in that novel Caleb and Trent came into existence. They were supporting characters but people kept asking for their story while I was doing edits and I knew I wanted to spend more time with them, and with my new little town of Thornwood. I wanted to go live there and never leave, especially when I gave Caleb a large cabin overlooking horse pastures. That is a my dream property.

And since I fell so hard for Trent and Caleb, and Thornwood too, I knew that this was going to be the start of a series of novels all taking place in my tiny town in Colorado.


To win an ebook copy of any book from my Dreamspinner or Harmony Ink back list please answer this question in the comments: Now that you know my dream home, what would yours be?


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One More Time at Dreamspinner Press.

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18 Responses to “Dream Home with Caitlin Ricci – Blog Post and Giveaway”

  1. H.B. says:

    Congrats on your new book release!

    Your dream home sounds fantastic, with the horseback riding, clean environment and small town.

    For myself, I’ll like to be somewhere secluded but not in the wilds really (since I don’t think I’ll last very long if I was). I’ll have all necessary means of communication, a small herb garden and easy access to stores if I nees to get there.

  2. Angela says:

    Congrats on the release of One more Time and a happy release day :)

    Your dream home sounds good to me so maybe i just move in with you LOL.

    If i could have any home i wanted it would be a house that is not to big but just big enough for me and my family. And i would love it if i had a big yard so the kids could play there. And this house should be near the village i know live in. Oh yes that would be great, a girl can dream :)

  3. Anna says:

    Congratulations, guapa. Mine will be in a historical little town like in UK or Sweden. A place where my mum could find the peace she doesn’t seem to find in a fancy place.

  4. Trix says:

    A single-story house would be fine (I think stairs are a bad idea), but with plenty of cozy creature comforts and a pretty garden. I’d live in a town with good coffee, and plenty of museums and book and record stores. And if the drought ever ends, an outdoor shower would be kind of sexy…

  5. Missy says:

    Congratulations on this new release. I like places where it seems you are inside a book story. I’m a huge fan of Agatha Christies’ books and I’d like to live with places close to magical sites, with little libraries and cafés. My house should be with 4 rooms made in rocks and a wintergarden outside, and a room to use as a library with its reading corner.

  6. Milica says:

    Single-story house with as much windows as possible…and with open layout.And small backyard…And it would be on the outskirts of some bigger town. I love nature,I really do,but I’d need people,the noise…I’d feel bored real quick without it.

  7. Antonia says:

    Congratulations on your new release! Absolute dream home? A house in Italy near a beautiful old town with lots of history where I could go sit in the piazza and drink wine and eat pasta. Won’t happen but it’s a nice dream. :-)

  8. Alison says:

    Congratulations on your latest release!

    My dream home would actually be a community of tiny houses in a remote area that are self sustainable and on their own farm. Maybe there would be a community kitchen.

  9. Alison, I think a sustainable farm would be a wonderful home. I’d love to be better at farming, or growing anything really.

  10. Antonia, my father’s family is from Italy and I would love to go there someday. Pasta and wine all day surrounded by all that history sounds lovely.

  11. Milica, definitely a single story house. I think I’d actually like doing laundry if it wasn’t for all the stairs I have to put up with right now.

  12. Missy, your house sounds absolutely magical. I’ve always loved places with stone walls.

  13. Trix, an outdoor shower would be awesome. I’d go for that in a heartbeat as long as I could get rid of my neighbors.

  14. Anna, you’re wonderful to think of your mum.

  15. Angela, I wouldn’t need a big house either. Enough of a yard for my dogs and enough space that I don’t run into my husband constantly.

  16. H.B., an herb garden is an absolute must. I’ve managed to keep just one plant alive for more than a few months and that’s the basil that’s currently at my kitchen window.

  17. Juliana says:

    My dream home would be an Italian villa in the hills of Tuscany or maybe a lovely old home in the English countryside!

  18. Juliana, both of those sound wonderful. I love homes that have history and charm.

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