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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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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Behind the scenes at the cover photo shoot


I’m probably going to get in trouble for this, but what’s life without a little risk?

I thought I’d share with you this fun and scrumptious photo from the photo shoot for the covers of Surrender and Untamed. I know from reading comments in’s discussion forums that not everyone loves the new covers for these two books. Some say they don’t look enough like romance. But that doesn’t really bother me because we know they’re romance.

Call me a geek, but what I love is the effort Penguin put into creating historically accurate art. In that very sexy man’s hands is a real musket. That’s a powderhorn over his shoulder. He’s got moccasins on his feet, breeches and the appearance of leggings — think of them as 18th-century leather leg warmers meant to protect your legs and your clothes from being scratched and torn by branches. The shirt... well, they’ve taken liberties with that for the sake of our viewing pleasure.

And what pleasure it is!

I don’t know who the model is, but they used photos from this shoot for both Surrender and Untamed. You’ll recognize what he’s wearing in this shot — there were hundreds — on the cover of Untamed, which is my fave of the series so far.

I haven’t gotten my author copies yet, so my three prize-winners are still waiting for me to make that trek to the post office. But don’t worry, Elizabeth, Landin and Patti! It will happen. In the meantime, there are only two days until Surrender is out and 29 days until Untamed is out again. There will be more contests and more fun.

And then the countdown to Defiant — due for release on July 3 — begins!


juliana said...

Nice cover if I can say it suits the title " Untamed". It looks like a warrior who is ready for a fight. Hopefully, everyone likes the cover too.

Kay said...

Absolutely LOVE these covers! I'm with you Pamela... accurate covers are way better than inaccurate ones. Nothing bugs me more than a cover that doesn't match the story.

ClaudiaGC said...

I love the new covers, they are so well done! I love the authenticity of them. Only Jed Hill would have been better. ;)

YAY!! So much fun I love to see behind the scenes from photoshoots. I'm such a geek like that ;)

Dalila G. said...

YAY for life's little risk!
Thank you for sharing.
I prefer covers that are more accurate than not.
I have to agree with Kay's comment.
Plus, we all know these books are romance books.
Your new covers look great!
And the model is not hurting my eyes at all.... ;-)

Dolores Fuentes said...

OMG!!! The model for the cover is drool worthy!! And a drool worthy cover is a romance book cover for me!!!!

landin said...

I love the covers,I think they'll look even more wonderful in real life!

I can't wait to get my signed copy! And don't worry,I'm a patient lass,no rush.

I love behind the scenes photos so thanks for risking it and sharing!

I happen to really like the new covers. I like that they aren't just generic man candy but tell you a bit about the time period and the story, and yeah, the open shirt and beautiful cover model strongly suggest a romance...LOL it would certainly make me at least the back cover copy to find out for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love seeing original photos for covers! I personally think the covers are great and scream sexy, rugged, untamed man. Which in turn usually screams things related to romance for a woman ;)

allie said...

I love the cover!!! :-)

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