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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, September 10, 2013

STRIKING DISTANCE gets a Top Pick from RT

Hey, everyone!

Just back from a whirlwind tour of Bent’s Fort near La Junta, Colorado, to find that RT Book Reviews gave Striking Distance a 4.5-star Top Pick review. This made my day!

Here’s the heart of their review:

“This sixth I-Team installment sees Clare at her very best, combining scorching desire with a gripping, often painful, exploration of healing and redemption. The plot's mystery and suspense elements are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but the real achievement lies in her beautifully crafted main couple. Her heroine’s ordeal is unspeakably painful, but her strength never wavers. The chemistry with her steadfast hero never lacks for sizzle, but the emotional bond they share allows them to go beyond the physical to a profound, unforgettable love.”

—RT Book Reviews

As many of you know, I worked so very hard on this book. I feel like I almost killed myself writing it, and I’m not exaggerating. This is such a sweet reward. I really hope you all enjoy it!

I’m working hard on First Strike now, and so I won’t be posting as much until I’m done. 

In the meantime, Striking Distance is still on sale for pre-orders on Amazon, both in mass market paperback and in Kindle formats. Not sure why they put it on sale, but it will save you a couple of bucks.

And here is a link to some of the photos from our tour at Bent’s Fort. It was scorching hot down there, but I learned so much and came back feeling so inspired by the history of that place. 

I’ll be back soon with excerpts and fun!


Congratulations, Pamela! You're hard work, creativity and attention to detail (which is not a surprise) is paying off. I CANNOT wait to read this book. How big a book hangover do you think I can expect? ;)

Thank you, Sunshine. :-)

Kristin Anders said the book stayed with her for days and made her feel changed. So if that's any indication, I'd say a fairly substantial book hangover. Hopefully a meaningful one, too.

Thanks again!

coxie said...

I can't even begin to express how exited I am for this to come out. This is one of my all-time favorite series! I can't wait to read it!!

Thank you, Coxie! I'm very excited as well. :-)

I'm so happy to know the I-Team is on your favorites list. Thanks for letting me know that!

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