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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.

In ebook and soon in print!

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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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Sunday, March 02, 2008

And the winner is.... Rosie!

Congratulations, Rosie! Your name was drawn in a completely random drawing using my son Benjy's famous fedora. Please email me your mailing address so I can get a signed ARC of Unlawful Contact in the mail to you.

But, please, those of you who de-lurked, stick around! Because March and April are going to feature lots of giveaways, including a chance to win:

A signed copy of the entire trilogy
"Marc" and "Sophie" scents designed by parmufer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (I love them!)
A tie by designer Jill Taga (
And a 100-percent eco-friendly designer handbag by Vamp Bags (

That's the grand prize, and it's worth about $500.

In addition, I'll give away lots of copies of the book and samples of "Marc" and "Sophie" scents.

But those are just the contests.

My next post will launch "Prison Diaries," i.e., "Goldilocks Goes to Jail." I'll share with you my experience from beginning to end of being arrested and locked in jail for 24 hours on bogus felony charges.

So Lisa, Phyl, Anixela, Mollie, Morgan, Christi, Debbie D., Kelli Jo, Brenda, Sara, Karen, Cheryle, Tweety and Kim H. — and my dear FOPs — please check back regularly. Maybe Benjy's fedora will pop your name out next time. (It's kind of our family equivalent of a sorting hat...)

Now to answer Morgan's question, here's an idea of Julian. I wish this image included razor stubble, but you get the idea.

Duncan as Julian, sort of

And this is for Bo...

Duncan as Iain/Morgan/Connor

And, well, this last one is for me

Duncan as bedtime snack


Aaaahhhh - Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod (somehow it needs the whole phrase doesn't it?)
The great thing about him is because of the show and all the different times he lived in, he can be the picture of so many heroes. A modern day hero, a Scottish hero of old, a soldier from either of the two World Wars, a hero who was in the British Army in India, a scottish hero in regency times - well you get the picture *g*

Ronlyn said...

LOL...I'll take Duncan as a bedtime snack, thank you very much. *G*

JennJ said...

Congrats Rosie!!!!!

OOOOO Hunky Dunkie you can never have enough of Dunkie lol.

I actually had him in a dream the other night! ROFL been watching to much Highlander lately AHEM LOL!

J said...

Congratulations Rosie-Roo!

BTW, did you get my email?

Joanie xx

Debbie H said...

Congrats, Rosie! Enjoy it and try not to gloat to much! LOL

Duncan MacLeod, yummy! Check your email later, I have something for you!

I can't wait to enter the rest of the giveaways!

Leiha said...

Yay Rosie! Let me know if you want me to sign your book the next time I see you, what am I talking about? Of course you want my signature right next to Pamela's, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Rosie! and Pamela, of course I'll keep visiting, I love coming here.
Thanks for AP, I absolutely love him, especially as a highlander!!!

Rosie said...

Woot!!! Thanks, Pamela. I'm sooooooo excited! Not only do I win one of your prize ARCs, but I get pics of Adrian as well. Be still my little black heart. *G*

Thank you, thank you, thank you and HUGH hugs!!!

(p.s., Joanie, I did get your e-mail. And I promise to write back this week at some point. Got lots to catch up on!! Hugs!!)


Sin said...

Congrats Rosie! What a treat!

Pam! I missed your birthday! I hope you had a good one and you got to celebrate it just a little at least.

Libby Loo said...

YAY Rosie! Glad to see you around again, sister! XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

wtg rosie
yes he is cute.

kim h

Bo said...

Congrats Rosie!

For me? Me likee.I will take it-him,I mean! *G* That is quite yummy,and makes me want to park myself on the couch & watch my Highlander DVDs instead of painting the kitchen like I planned,LOL.

Cheryle said...

Congratulations Rosie!

Mmmm Duncan MacLeod! Wonderful pics, I can see why you like the last one Pamela!

Hey, Kristie! I agree, Duncan McLeod of the Clan McLeod sounds best, followed by, "There can be only one." I so totally agree -- one of the best parts of the series was seeing him as so many different typse of men — Highland warrior, courtier, frontiersman, abolitionist, World War I soldier, etc. Something about him just does it for me. :-)

Ronlyn, I hope you enjoyed the snack. I hope, too, that the competition is, well, coming along nicely...

Wow, Jenn, dreaming about Duncan? Lucky you! I need to log in to your dreams!

Hey, Jones. This morning Ben told me that something (can't remember what) was "the bees knees." Oh, we miss you!

Hi, Debbie H. Those are some pretty amazing Duncan pics. I meant to email you back and ask about authenticity. I'm impressed... And thanks!

Leiha, what a great idea! LOL! It would be worth so much she'd have to sell it on eBay. :-)

Debbie D, I'm glad you have fun here. I have a special weakness for Dunan as the Hielan' man also, I must confess. The one of him as Iain is one of my faves.

Congrats, Rosie! And HUGS back to you. I don't think you've ever won anything in one of my contests, have you?

Christie, thanks for the birthday wishes! Very sweet of you. I sent back the answers to your questions. I hope you got them! Fun questions.

Hi, Libs. Miss you! March 14 has our name on it, right?

Hi, Kim, he is luscious, isn't he? YUM!

See, Bo, I'm thinking of you even when you're not around. LOL! Did you paint or hang out with Duncan?

Cheryle, that sequence from "Band of Brothers" (Season 1) is one of my faves. I have Beaty to thank for those still shots.

Thanks everyone! More fun and games to come!

Ronlyn said...

Why thank you m'dear! The competition is coming (snort)along wonderfully. I'm having a great time. *G*

Morgan said...

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh Thank you!!!!!! And I must say... add the 5 o'clock shadow and you have exactly what I imagined Julian to be............. ohhhhhhhh so yummy! BTW... Jim will be thanking you for the pics too.... in about 5 minutes or so! Have a great day my dear!

Bo said...

I painted,unfortunately.BUT! I had a lovely dream about Colin Farrell this morning.Needless to say,I did NOT want to wake up & tried desperately to go back to sleep.I might paint some more this afternoon,apparently the fumes do things for my imagination *G*

I'll tell ya if he looks as good in person as he does on tv. Adrian Paul aka Duncan will be at the Romantic Times convention in Pittsburgh this year.

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