Somehow January has flown by, and we’re now one short week away from the big reissue of my third historical romance, Ride the Fire.
I am so excited to share this book with you, and to celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky person who posts below.
What’s special about Ride the Fire? Why is it one of my all-time favorites?
I found my true voice as a writer while working on this novel.
It’s the first book I wrote that wasn’t tampered with in any way. No revisions. No cuts. No alterations.
It’s the first book I set during my favorite time period — the time of the French & Indian War (Seven Years’ War).
While doing the research for Ride the Fire, I stumbled across references to Colonial Rangers, which piqued my interest and eventually led to the MacKinnon’s Ranger series.
The subject matter is deeply personal for me, as the survivor of a childhood sexual assault.
No other book has demanded so much from me emotionally. I was left so drained after writing it that I couldn’t talk about it or even write the epilogue. I think the commitment I made to the story came through to the readers, making this a kind of break-through book for me.
Why is this reissue special?
I’ve gone back, reedited the story, added some new material, and finally, FINALLY written the epilogue.
Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:
Sometimes survival isn’t just about staying alive…
Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn’t show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So, when a stranger wanders onto Bethie’s land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries.
But Bethie’s defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls. The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmares of their pasts.
For an excerpt, click here.
Contest Rules: Comment below by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 and tell me why you want to win. Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you! Believe it or not, there have been times when a person has won, but I had no way to reach her and she never responded to my post with the winners. Don’t let that person be you! Winners will be chosen using a contest randomizer on Feb. 4.
Let the fun begin!
· Sweet Release and Carnal Gift (Kenleigh-Blakewell Family Saga, books 1 and 2) are being released in paperback next week, complete with sexy new covers. Now the whole Kenleigh-Blakewell trilogy will be available again!