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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cover copy for Untamed




I just thought I'd share. This is the back cover copy for Untamed.

I'm working on the last two scenes of the story today and hoping to be done and have it mailed to New York by Monday. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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In the breathtaking tradition of The Last of the Mohicans

MacKinnon’s Rangers

They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties.

Untamed

Though forced to fight for the hated British, Morgan MacKinnon would no more betray the men he leads than slit his own throat—not even when he was captured by the French and threatened with an agonizing death by fire at the hands of their Abenaki allies. Only the look of innocent longing in the eyes of a convent-bred French lass could make him question his vow to escape and return to the Rangers. And soon the sweet passion he awoke in Amalie had him cursing the war that forced him to choose between upholding his honor and pledging himself to the woman he loves.

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On another note: My son will be going to Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, so I'll be five or six hours away from Ticonderoga and less than that away from Fort William-Henry (what I call Fort Billy-Hank around the house). There's currently an excavation taking place on Rogers Island, what I call Ranger Island in my stories. So I want to take time to see those places while I'm visiting him. It will blow me away to stand where the real Rangers stood, to walk in the places where my heroes walk. I'll probably be a teary-eyed mess. But I'll take pictures to share with you all.

On yet another unrelated note: I posted some of my favorite newsroom photos on the I-Team group page in Facebook. If you're on Facebook, feel free to join and hang with me and the members of the real-life Dream Team, which inspired the I-Team. The photos show how silly investigative reporters get in between breaking big stories and meeting deadlines. Click HERE to hang with the I-Team

I-Team Trivia still ahead...

Plus, soon we'll have a visit from sensual suspense author HelenKay Dimon.

Now back to the 18th century for me. Today, I'm hanging at the Falls of Carillon.

7 comments:

Debbie H said...

Wow, to stand where the real Rangers stood! Will you be coming back to us or try the time travel to go back in time. LOL Cry, it's so worth, I'll be doing it in Scotland.

Sue Z said...

You will have to make sure that you get to stand on the same ground that the real rangers have stood on. Who knows, there maybe a spirit there that needs you to tell his story!!

I sure would like to learn more about the Rangers that have insired the MacKinnon series.

And I love the cover by the way!
Sue Z

Ithaca's a beautiful city---I have relatives there, so I've been quite a few times. I hope you enjoy it, and good look to your son at college!

I just came by your blog to tell you that I absolutely loved the review copy I received of Unlawful Contact. It's the first book of yours that I've read, and it blew me away!

I of course meant 'good luck,' not 'good look.' Apparently I need more coffee this morning!

Hi, Debbie — I think it will short circuit my wee brain to stand where they stood, walk on the same dirt, see the same skyline, hear the Hudson River rushing by... I get goose-bumpy thinking about it. And I KNOW you're going to be all tingly in Scotland. I wish I were going!

Hi, SueZAY — Absolutely! I'd love to pick up a random spirit, perhaps have him come home with me and be my ghost lover or something. I'm thrilled that the stories have made you want to learn more. :-)

Heather — Thank so much for stopping by! I read the review — wow!— and I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you enjoyed the story that much. I must confess that I cried through the entire ending as I wrote it, particularly the "darkest moment" scene. I think I went through a whole box of Puffs. So I'm delighted to know the emotion came through. Thanks for posting the review!!!

And I have had any coffee yet at all, so I didn't even notice the typo. :-)

Cheryle said...

I love Ithica College visited there a time or to and it is a great College! I grew up about 1 1/2 hours north of there. Been to Ticonderoga myself a time or two! Congratulations to your son, I know he will love it!

Oooohhhh nice!! Just think of all the research you'll be able to do when you visit your son!!
When I was young, my parents would take us trips to the different forts around the area and I was fascinated by them!! I loved visiting and never wanted to leave. The REALLY great parts were when they would put on reenactments!! The rest of my family was always ready to move on - but I didn't want to leave them. My love of that era of history started then. That's why I was SO excited when I discovered your historicals. That's my favourite period of all - and the fact that they are romance -well - icing on the cake!!

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