My Muses

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When your children are young you spend much of your time as mother, chauffeur, sports coach, tutor, craftsman, launderer and hero (chasing monsters from under their beds). You’re so caught up in raising them that you can’t see that far ahead to the day when they leave the nest and venture out on their own. It’s a time filled with mixed emotions. You’re happy for the adventures they will experience on their own and sad because they aren’t your little ones anymore.

I’m a person who needs to be needed. I went in search of surrogate children to fill that need of needing to be needed. (my editors would go nuts with the repetitious words…hehehe)

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I wanted children who would never grow up, always be little and love me no matter what I feed them, how I look when I’m working or how lame I am at playing with them. And they couldn’t shed. They make me get up every hour to play or let them out and beg for food, thus I’m not completely glued to my chair.

Enter lap dogs. Okay, so they’re not dogs a cowboy would have (…hmmm….might have to give one to a cowboy and see how he handles it…)

I went to the puppy store for one surrogate child and came back with two—a Yorkie and a malti-poo. They’ve been with me now for seven years and I love them dearly. Now I’m one of those people who vacations in hotels that are dog-friendly and even took the most adventurous of the two dogs on a five-week long driving trip to Alaska.

I love my real children absolutely. But my surrogate kids need me and that is all I could ask for.


BootsAndLace72webWelcome back to the Ugly Stick Saloon!

She wants no strings…but he wants it all.

After her philandering husband left her, Lacey Lambert found sanctuary, and a better class of friends, at the Ugly Stick Saloon. Where she learned that the best revenge—against her ex, and the “friends” who kicked her out of the Temptation Garden Club—is to live life to the fullest.

Now that her best friend is moving out of her apartment building, she’s feeling a little lonely. And more than ready for a little commitment-free sex with the hot new downstairs tenant.

Freshly divorced, Nick McBride isn’t looking for another failed relationship. But when the luscious brunette offers no-strings sex—with him and his brother—he can’t come up with a good reason to refuse.

After he gets over the shock that she likes it loud, long, and in front of an open window, he finds himself wanting more time with her. Maybe even on a permanent basis. But it’ll take every ounce of his cowboy charms to convince her to let him sweep her off her feet.

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About Myla Jackson

Twenty years of livin' and lovin' on a South Texas ranch raising horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus left an indelible impression on Myla Jackson, one she likes to instill in her red-hot stories. Myla pens wildly sexy, fun adventures of all genres including historical westerns, medieval tales, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormal beasties of all shapes and sexy sizes. When she's not wrangling words from her computer she's out snow-skiing, boating, riding her ATV or spending time with her family. She lives in the tree-covered hills of Northwest Arkansas with her husband of 20 years and her muses— the human-wanna-be canines—Chewy and Sweetpea. To learn more about Myla Jackson and her stories visit her website at
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9 Responses to My Muses

  1. Clare O'Beara says:

    What gorgeous dogs!
    I have cats but I love dogs too.

  2. Eileen says:

    your dogs are so cute! You are very lucky that you are able to have dogs, even small ones.

  3. So cute! I love the name Chewy. There has to be a story behind that one. Shoes? Furniture? Woodwork?

  4. Myla Jackson says:

    Ha, ha, Randi,
    Any Star Wars Fans out there? Chewy is from Chewbaca. He looked like Chewbaca as a puppy.

  5. ronnie c says:

    Chewy is sooo cute!!! so is Sweetpea! My cat MoeMoe is my muse!!!

  6. ronnie c says:

    (also Myla…I love your books!!!)

  7. Teresa Hughes says:

    Your babies are adorable! I totally understand needing those little companions. My daughter who is my dearest friend left for college and my heart broke. I now have my own lap dog named Marley. He however weighs 90 pounds! He doesn’t realize it and is in my lap every chance he gets. I would be so lost without him. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Tiss says:

    Glad you found loveable companions. Love the Ugly Stick Series. Thanks for the new book!

  9. Mary Preston says:

    I can see how you came back with two.

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