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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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Monday, August 10, 2009

Catching up

The chapel at Ithaca College

Thanks to all of you for your kind words about Wubbit. It's amazing how much a person can miss a beloved pet, isn't it? Both Benjy and I keep setting aside lettuce leaves for her and stopping on our way out the door, thinking, "Did I check the bunny?" Our living room looks very strange without her big bunny chalet. We're just glad she passed peacefully. She deserved that.

Right now I'm working on a ghost-writing project about which I can share nothing. It's an interesting experience to angst about someone else's book for a change. I'll be busy with that through the end of the month, at which time I'll take one last run through Naked Edge and then send it to New York.

Then I'll start my next project, focusing on King Arthur in our time. I hope to work on it at the same time as Connor's story. I don't know if I have the RAM to manage that, but we'll see. I don't want my Rangers to get left behind, but the pressure is on to write romantic suspense.

Benjy leaves for New York tomorrow night. He's a sophomore at Ithaca College, where he studies filmmaking. I hate it when he's gone, but it's important he go to the best school he can for his education. Tuition is due Aug. 17. YIKES! Fortunately, most of his cost of attendance is covered by scholarships this year.

Last Friday, I gave myself my first day off in ages and spent the entire day watching back-to-back episodes of True Blood that I'd purchased from iTunes. I don't have television, so I had no idea what it was until my sister sent me a link to a YouTube clip of the character Erik in the shower. I saw Alexander SkarsgÄrd and fell in love. So I devoured the entire first season, and though I felt guilty for doing nothing that day, it was probably time well spent. Every once in a while, even writers need a break.

Rub-a-dub-dub, a hunk in the tub

Now, about True Blood. I don't like all the blood and the gore, I will admit that. To me, there's absolutely nothing sexy about sex that includes being bitten and having blood dribble all over your neck and mouth. Ew. But the characters are really engaging, and the suspense is solid. And, yes, many of the men are HAWT. So now I have to wait patiently for Season II. Perhaps that will give me time to catch up on The Tudors.


Anonymous said...

OMG, I love True Blood!! Isn't Eric yummy? ::sigh:: I like him better than Bill. I know, that's bad, lol.

Ronlyn said...

Hey sweets! Believe it or not, SCOTT watches True Blood religiously. He gets a kick out of it. I have a hard time getting past the accents, but I've caught a few episodes.
We've been thinking of you.
Love you.

linda said...

Hey Pamela! I've always thought I couldn't do the vampire thing, but I may have to give True Blood a look. I know getting past the gore would be tough, but these pictures you're posting are yummy.

Debbie H said...

I think the alure of vamps is the seduction by them. Supposedly, the blood is much sweeter and richer during orgasm, so they say. LOL I wouldn't know. I haven't had a chance to watch much more than the first episode. I plan on renting it this weekend.

Pamela, so sorry to hear about Wubbit. Sending a hug. Great to hear Naked Edge is on its way to NY. Can't wait to read it. I do love True Blood. I'll admit gore and violence doesn't bother me much on TV or movies. Guess I'm bloodthirsty. :) Bwwahhha. Is it Halloween yet? Anyway, keep on trucking and take care of yourself.

Denise A. Agnew

Hi, Barbara — I hope you're feeling better. Erik is the very definition of yummy! I'm not sure how they spell it. I'm using the Swedish spelling, but who knows? I don't need to know how to spell his name to appreciate him.

Hi, Ronlyn — Wow, they really broke the husband mold after they made Scott, didn't they. That's too cool! The accents don't bother me, but the gore makes me gag. So nice to know I've been in your thoughts. Today was a rough day — my first day without Benjy. He made it to Ithaca safely, thank goodness. And now the daily blah routine sets in.

Hi, Linda — Just do what I do and look away when the gory parts start, and look back when Jason Stackhouse or Bill the Vampire or Erik the Viking God are on the screen. :-)

Hi, Debbie — Enjoy TRUE BLOOD. I know you will. Yeah, blood and orgasm just don't go together for me. LOL!

Hi, Denise — So good to see you! Thanks for your good wishes. It's hard to lose a critter you love so much. Part of it is that they're so innocent. They never do anything but love you, you know? As for NAKED EDGE, I haven't actually sent it yet. I'm twiddling. LOL! How's your writing going these days?

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