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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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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, May 09, 2016

BARELY BREATHING is out! iBooks giveaway!

Barely Breathing is out!

Barely Breathing, the first novel in my Colorado High Country series, is out in ebook today! Watch for it in print later in the week.

Barely Breathing is a full-length contemporary romance with touches of adventure and tiny bit of suspense. Have I mentioned that it’s sexy-hot? Set in Scarlet Springs, a small mountain town, it follows the lives and loves of the men and women on the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team.

The series will have an estimated eight books, each one featuring characters from Rocky Mountain SAR and the eccentric residents of Scarlet Springs, Colo.

As a lifelong Colorado resident, I had a lot of fun writing this story, sometimes laughing out loud, even during the sex scenes. It brings to life the Colorado I know and love—and the men and women who keep the mountains safe for residents and tourists alike.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

A hot contemporary romance from the author of the acclaimed I-Team series…

Lexi Jewell left Scarlet Springs twelve years ago, vowing never to return to the small Colorado mountain town where she grew up. Now, here she is—over thirty, out of a job and with little choice but to move back in with her eccentric father. Lexi knows it’s just a matter of time before she runs into Austin Taylor, her first boyfriend and her first heartbreak. She’s determined to show him she’s over him—until he steps out of a pickup truck and back into her life, looking sexy as hell in his mountain ranger uniform.

As far as Austin is concerned, Lexi can turn her snazzy little convertible around and drive back to Chicago. After all, she ripped his teenage heart to pieces and turned her back on the town he loves. But from the moment he sees her again, he can’t get her out of his mind. Even her smile messes with his head.

When an evening of conversation turns into something else, Lexi and Austin agree to be friends—with benefits. But as Lexi starts making plans to return to the big city, Austin realizes he’ll lose her a second time unless he can show her that what she’s searching for has been right here all along.

Click here to read the first two chapters of the story online.

The book is available now for Kindle, iBooks, and Nook. Watch for it on Kobo and in print later this week. The audiobok release will likely be sometime this fall.

To celebrate the book’s release — my first full-length indie novel — I'm giving away one free Kindle copy an one free iBooks copy of the story. Just share word of the book's release on Twitter, Goodreads, or Facebook, and comment below to tell me where you shared. The winners will be chose by contest randomizer. The Kindle giveaway is limited to US-only, but the iBooks giveaway is international.

I'm so excited to share Lexi and Austin's story with you! To grab your copy right now, follow these links.



mk said...

Posted book release on my Facebook page

Make Kay

Anonymous said...

I posted on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

I decided to post on Facebook also.

Mk and librarypat, you are my winners!

Please let me know how I can get in touch with you and whether your ereader preference is iBooks or Kindle. :-)


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