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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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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Birthday flowers

I'm just popping in to say hello and to share some photos of my birthday flowers. I hand-picked the flowers for this and let the arranger at the floral shop put it together. I just love flowers, so this was my birthday present to myself.

It has blue hydrangea, pink roses, stargazer lilies and waxflower. The roses have opened most of the way now, and they look so lovely! Somehow, the beauty of the bouquet didn't translate well to my hasty photographs. But you get the idea...

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful emails and birthday wishes!

I'm caught in the midst of a busy work week at the paper, but I'll be back soon! I just wanted to share these photos.

Have a great day, everyone!


Margay said...

If they didn't translate well, I can't imagine what they look like in person. They're gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

Debbie H said...

They are absolutely beautiful, just like the recipent! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Miss you lots!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers!!! Happy Birthday again, Pamela :)

Lori said...

Beautiful! Happy birthday!

Ronlyn said...

Gorgeous flowers. I love flowers too.

Pam P said...

Happy Birthday, Pamela! Lovely bouquet, making me wish spring was here as I look at the snow outside my window today.

Sue Z said...

That is wonderful to treat yourself to something that you love on your birthday. Good for you!

Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers. My Grandma used to have big beautiful blue ones that surrounded her house. I always admired them when I was little. A few years ago I planted some in my garden. Last year was the first year that it flowered. Now I have to work at getting the acid content in the soil correct to make them turn blue.

Jo said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Pamela.
Enjoy the gorgeous flowers in very good health.
Jo, the bad PS
Hi DebbieH.
Too bad...

Jane said...

What a lovely gift for yourself. What kind of cake did you have?

Judy said...

Pamela - Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Love the flowers they are gorgeous.

Amanda said...

They are beautiful! I love flowers! I really must buy some!

Happy Birthday to you!!

Linda A. said...

Beautiful, Pamela! I can almost smell them from here!

Hi, Margay — Thanks! I think the eye can see more colors than the camera. Plus, no camera can capture the mingled scents of lilies and roses. My nose is very sensitive, so coming home after work and opening the door to that smell is heaven!

Hi, Debbie H — You are too sweet! Thank you! I did have a wonderful birthday. Thank you! I just puttered at home and wrote and drank coffee. And thank you for the very sweet card! it's sitting on my bookshelvf above my private stash of novels. :-)

Hi Barbara — Thank you! I appreciate the good wishes. That card made me laugh my butt off. :-)

Hi, Lori — Thanks very much! I didn't have a real birthday this year, but who cares? All the more reason to treat myself, I say. LOL!

Hi, Ronlyn — Next time I'm in Portland, we'll have to go to the rose garden together. I could have died in that place! You and Scott dropped me off there, remember? You were too preggers with Alex to come walking and sniffing with me. I think I used up half the oxygen in Oregon sniffing. LOL!

Thanks, Pamela! I'd be happy if you could send that snow our way. While the East Coast is freezing, we're enjoying balmy 70-degree days here at the base of the Rockies. I've got my windows open and am sitting in my kitchen in a tank top and mini-skirt. How weird! This is Colo-where's the bleeding snow?-rado!

Hi, SueZAY — I remember you telling me about your hydrangeas. I have one in a pot that goes out in the summer and comes in in the winter. It's blue, too. I tried growing them outdoors, but Colorado is very cold and dry, which doesn't seem to work for hydrangeas. But I'm a flower whore, so I'll grow anything and everything I can.

Hi, Jo — Thanks so much for the good wishes. Are you trying to be a bad influence on Debbie H? GOOD! LOL! ;-)

Hi, Jane — Thank you! Let's see... It was a store-bought single-serving yellow cake decorated with pretty scalloped edges and sprinkles. I ate most of it, then threw the rest out, as I'm trying not to eat that stuff. But what's a birthday without at least a little cake?

Hi, Judy — Thanks so much! And thanks for the email today. I really appreciate your support.

Hi, Amanda — YES, you should buy flowers. I hear that roses in Ireland get to be the size of dinner plates. My brother lived in Dublin for a couple of years and sent me photos. My roses are never the size of dinner plates. I have a very big rose garden (which SueZAY has seen, though not at it's peak), and the roses can get fist-sized and bigger, but not as big as Irish roses. So, buy yourself some flowers!

Hi, Linda — Don't they smell good? LOL! I can never get enough of sniffing roses. :-)

Amanda said...

LOL ok I will!! I'll go out and get some later..... yes the roses here get huge! they are so beautiful!

Ronlyn said...

LOL...I remember. I was wishing I could have wandered with you, but my super sensitive preggers sniffer was sending me over the edge. We'll DEF. have to do it next time though.

Anonymous said...

A little late posting here but Happy Birthday!! Love the flowers!
Also had to tell you, I did a google of your name and this came up:
Pamela Clare
Bid on Pamela Clare now!
Find Fiction Books.

I giggled when I saw Bid on Pamela Clare!! Are you selling yourself now? hehehe

BTW, Jo is the PS that starts ALL the trouble so be careful of her. LOL

Kaye Manro said...

Happy Birthday, Clare! I hope it was wonderful! The flowers are beautiful!

Hi, Kaye — Thanks for the good wishes. I'm glad you like the flowers. It seemed like a funny thing to post about at first, but they're so pretty. LOL!

Linda A. said...

Pamela, what kinds of roses do well in Colorado? The Explorer series? Here I find the David Austin varieties do well. I have a Graham Thomas yellow and a pink climber that is exquisite - unfortunately I lost the tag and can't remember the name. The ice storms we get this time of year are hard on them, but if we wrap them they survive.

Jo said...

Trouble is really, really my middle name...DebbieH, would you want me any other way ?!!!
Besides, sometimes I am entertaining! LOL...

Erica said...

Wow!! Those are beautiful birthday flowers... Thanks for sharing!!

Vivienne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I have been gone a while staying away from the computer as I madly devour the latest romance novel! I love your flowers, the arrangement and mix seems to me passionate and wild, the reserved and "pretty" pink roses, with the wide open faces of the other flowers (don't know what they're called) beautifully crowded together by the prickly green of the rest, hints at a delicious and restless nature, the nature of someone who likes variety and a bit of chaos in their life. At least that's what I see...:>)

I wish I had seen your contest about virgon heroes - I don't know about a virgin hero, I would want someone who knows what they are doing. I am also one who finds men who pleasure themselves, very erotic and a big turn on, and not many writers ever allow that to happen. The heroes always seem to go to bed with massive erections that they roll over on before they fall asleep. I do not think a passionate guy would roll over and go to sleep. He would think about the woman who had left him in this state as he pleasured himself.


Tena said...

Happy Birthday Pamela sorry I havent been on my internet was down they changed the phoe number to where I dial up to but didnt tell us go figure but Im glad I can get on now Im wishing you a wonderful year and I wish you all the best

shirley said...

Sorry I havent been on I have been sick and so has my son but i wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday

lovely flowers and arrangement. you know what, i pretty find it a real charm to receive flowers. there is always something about it that melts the heart.

happy birthday!

-sabrina m.

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