Barely Breathing (AColorado High Country Novel) — Look for the first book in my new Colorado High Country series on May 10! This new contemporary series is set in the small mountain community of Scarlet Springs and focuses on the lives and adventures of members of an alpine search and rescue team. It wlll be available in print and ebook, with audiobook coming sometime this fall.
Soul Deep out in audiobook!— Jack West, widower, rancher and former Army Ranger, gets his own love story in this special I-Team novella, which was picked by readers at Grave Tells as the Best Contemporary Romance of 2015. It will be out in audiobook any day now.
Seduction Game is out in paperback, (I-Team #7) — Holly and Nick’s story is out in all formats — ebook, audiobook, and paperback. Look for it in Wal-Mart, the Kroger chain of stores, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller.
Dead By Midnight: An I-Team Christmas is out! — The grand finale of the I-Team series finds all the couples you love brought together when terrorists attack holiday festivities at a historica hotel in downtown Denver. It’s bad news — for the terrorists. They have no clue what they’ve done when they take Marc Hunter and his friends hostage. Featuring cameos by the men of New York Times bestselling author Kaylea Cross’s Hostage Rescue Team series. Available in ebook and paperback.
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.
Lately, I've been getting the same questions a dozen times a day, so I thought I'd post some answers here and perhaps alleviate some confusion.
Q: I loved Defiant. Do you plan to write more books in the MacKinnon's Rangers series?
A: I do plan to give Lord William and Captain Joseph their own stories, though I’m not sure when they will be released or what the titles will be.
Q. Do you plan to write more I-Team books?
A: Absolutely. I am working on Striking Distance, the sixth book in the series, right now and hope to have it done in time for a May 2013 release. Watch my blog for updates and excerpts. I know a lot of you love Holly — I do, too — but I'm saving Horny Holly for last.
In addition, I plan to continue the series of spinoff novellas I'm calling the I-Team After Hours series to help readers through the long wait between books. Skin Deep, the first I-Team After Hours novella, came out in May. It tells the story of Marc Hunter’s younger sister, Megan, and Nate West, the scarred veteran who helps Megan face her past.
Q. Why do you go so long between books?
A. I write two different sub-genres, plus I’m a very picky writer and try very hard to write the best book I possibly can. I’d rather make people wait than churn out junk. In the end, it’s the quality of the story that counts, not how fast I wrote it.
Kenleigh-Blakewell Boxed Set on sale at Amazon.com
With the release of Ride the Fire less than two months away, I’ve created a boxed set for the first two books in the series and am offering them at a discount on Amazon.com until Christmas. Yes, it’s the Kenleigh-Blakewell Family Saga Boxed Set, featuring the re-edited and complete versions of Sweet Release and Carnal Gift.
If you enjoyed the MacKinnon’s Rangers series or haven’t yet tried my historical romances, here’s a chance to get them on the cheap.
Here’s a bit about the series:
Volume I: Sweet Release
For five pounds sterling, the convict was hers. Though Cassie hated the
slave trade, her Virginia plantation demanded the labor, and she knew
this fevered man would surely die if she left him. But as his wounds
healed, and as his muscled chest bronzed from the sun, Cassie realized
Cole Braden was far more dangerous than his papers had indicated--for he
could steal her breath with a glance, or lay siege to her senses with a
Abducted, beaten, and given a new name, Alec Kenleigh
went from master of an English shipbuilding empire to fourteen years of
indentured servitude in the American colonies. There, he was known as
Cole Braden, a convicted ravisher and defiler of women. While he longed
to ravish the auburn-haired beauty who owned him, he knew his one hope
of earning her love--and his freedom--was to prove his true identity.
Only then could he turn the tables and obtain his ... Sweet Release.
Volume II: Carnal Gift
“I expect you to show my friend just how grateful you are. Your willingness is everything.”
those harsh words, the hated Sasanach earl decided Bríghid's fate: Her
body and her virginity were to be offered to a stranger in exchange for
her brother’s life. Possessing nothing but her innocence and her fierce
Irish pride, she had no choice but to comply.
But the handsome
man she faced in the darkened bedchamber was not at all the monster she
expected. His green eyes seemed to see inside her. His tender touch
calmed his fears while he swore he would protect her by merely
pretending to claim her. And as the long hours of the night passed by,
as her senses ignited at the heat of their naked flesh, she made a
startling discovery: Sometimes the line between hate and love is
After Christmas, I’ll be working to get both Sweet Release and Carnal Gift, as well as Skin Deep (An I-Team After Hours novella) into print. Watch here for updates on that.
In the meantime, Unlawful Contact (I-Team #3) was released in audiobook format. I just finished listening to it at 1:30 AM. I just couldn’t turn it off to go to sleep. Once again, I think Kaleo Griffith put his heart into the narration, bringing both intimate character moments and humor to life. Advice: Don’t drive while listening to the sex scenes, okay? I did and found myself speeding.
Naked Edge (I-Team #4), will be out on Monday at Tantor.com. Hopefully, Audible.com will have it up sooner this time. Then, 2012 will finish out with Breaking Point coming out on audiobook on Dec. 31. Working with Kaleo on these productions has been one of the brightest highlights of 2012 for me. I hope you all enjoy them!
December is such a busy month for most of us. We have our tree up and our house partially decorated — Benjy was very sick last weekend and we spent hours upon hours in Urgent Care and the ER — and hope to finish decorating today. I’ve got dough for Christmas cookies, our favorite cookies of the year, chilling in the fridge, so we’ll be baking this afternoon.
With the tragedy in Connecticut, I find that I just want to be close to my kids, even if they are fully grown. The grief those families are enduring is beyond anything most of us can imagine. I hope we all take time to hugs our kids a little closer. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the shooting.