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Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

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I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


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Saturday, March 24, 2007

The first love scene in Unlawful Contact

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! It was fun to share such an important part of the book with you. If you missed it, sorry! But stay tuned. I do plan to post more excerpts in the coming months. And that photo really is from Colorado Monument. Pretty place to have sex, huh? Provided you're not on a cactus or next to a rattlesnake, of course...


Debbie H said...

Oh, Pamela I'm in tears. That was so sweet! I am a sap and sucker for this, but you already know that. That was wonderful! I wish my first time could have been like that. I guess that's why I read romances.

You are a fantastic writer, now get the rest written so we can read it!! LOL

Thanks, Ronlyn and Debbie, for taking the time to stop by. I hope you enjoyed it. In case it's not clear, this is the prologue. The next time the two of them see each other is the excerpt you've already read where he takes her hostage.

Debbie, I hope you had fun at the Scottish festival today. Where are those under-the-kilt photos? LOL! Your granddaughter sounds like a lass after my own true heart. I hope she enjoyed herself!

Kristi said...

WHOA... Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone's first time could be like that??? MINE SUCKED. Thank you sooooo much for the teaser, P.C. I loved it (as usual!!!!)
xoxox, K

Debbie H said...

Pamela, it was really sad. There were only two guys I took pics of. Justin ( one of the vendors for the Brotherhood of the Kilt)is probably close to 30yrs old and another one I call Bad Boy who was probably in his 20's. I will have to get them developed and I'll send them to you if they look good. I did see some ass but wish I hadn't. The man had a kilt on that was a little too small, it was very breezy and up came his kilt. Not a pretty site, yuck!

The granddaughter got bored, nothing for kids to do. She ate a lot of food. I did laugh at my daughter. We were talking to a man with a thick Irish accent, which I understood perfectly and my daughter just stood there nodding and smiling. She didn't understand a thing he said. LOL
We left early since they were bored :( Next time separate cars!

Tammy said...

That is HOT!!!!!!!Snuck upstairs to
read it.(In-laws are here for the weekend.)Thanks for sharing.

Bo said...

Sadist!!! *G*

Incredible!!! You totally put me there,in the car with them,when they were talking about things.(I love the pics you put wiht it,BTW-very cool!)

I love them both already-I remember being a nerdy little virgin through most of high school,so Sophie feels like a friend to me,absolutely.

And Hunt,OMG-WHAT a guy!!! I have this excerpt in my head,now how am I supposed to go to sleep,LOL.I'm gonna be seeing him sitting across the seat of the car for the rest of the night,then on the blanket.

This took me back to the GOOD parts of school & being young,with so much romance & sweetness,too!

Thank you SOOO much for sharing this with us! It's worth the torture! *G*

Thanks, Kristi, Tammy and Bo. :-)

Kristi, my first time wasn't so hot either. Pretty stupid, really.

Debbie, sorry to hear the festival was a disappointment and your companions a drag. :-) That's how it is sometimes. Bummer! Well, there are more festivals ahead...

Tammy, enjoy the in-laws. I'm so glad you got away for a moment.

Bo, the fun part about writing that scene was trying to think like a high school kid and trying to capture that in the writing and the dialogue, so that they didn't sound like adults. I didn't want them to sound too young, either, or their having sex would just be creeeepy. I really enjoyed doing it; I tried to craft the perfect high school girl fantasy. *sigh* Oh, to be young again!

Libby Loo said...

That was wonderful, PC! Thanks so much for sharing it. You know I'm dying for the book to come out, but now I'm way more impatient for February to get here.

Chez said...

Holy F#$k ... loved it PC, just loved it.

Thanks, Libby and Chez. :-)

I just want to finish it and give them their HEA. Right now that seems faaaar away.

Aimee said...

Chic, you fucking ROCK! I did read and enjoy the grocery list BTW LMAO
Seriously, relax and let it flow, you have a gift, and it LOVES you!

I'm all packed & headed to the airport here in a few, but I wanted to check in since we seem to keep missing each other on IM.


Well dang!! I missed it. So when will the book be out?

OK - I noticed Feb of 2008. Seems so far away, but then time does go by like a speeding bullet sometimes.

Hi, Kristie. So sorry you missed it!!!

I even left it up for an extra 2 hours.

And, yes, it's February 2008, which is absurd. But that's my fault for being so slow. :-(

Ronlyn said...

I could only have wished my first sexual encounter had been so wonderful. There were a couple similarities, but....
It was outside...with a sharp rock poking me in the butt. And, poor guy, was NOT Not a good thing with the virgin isn't sure if he's in or not. *blush* He's affectionatly known around my house as "pencil dick" by my DH. *G*

Aw, too bad, Ronlyn.

I was at a party with a bunch of friends. This was in Denmark. The guy was hung like a stallion and had the body of a Greek god. We were in bed with another person at this party JUST TO SLEEP. I was almost completely asleep when he just stuck it in. Then he said, "We better stop before this goes too far." So I got deflowered without actually having sex, if that makes sense. And our friend was asleep RIGHT NEXT TO US.

Is that bizarre or what?

For some dumb reason, I later became seriously involved with Mr. Gymnast and engaged, but I didn't marry him. He had maybe a 2 minute hang time. Snore.

Ronlyn said...

LMAO...I'd have been tempted to tell Romeo that it was too late to back out now, at that point it's all or nothing. "Better stop before it goes too far." Ummm, IN? Oh dear.
Although, I'm convinced that everyone has a deflowering story that makes them shake their head and wish for better times.

You know, it DID occur to me to say that. "Um, HELLO! We're coital here..." But I was sleepy and surprised and well, really surprised. I think he was trying to protect me from pregnancy and, given how fast he was, he probably pulled out in the nick of time. LOL!

I should write a nonfiction book compiling women's experiences of losing their viriginity and what it meant (or didn't mean) to them.

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