Book Releases

Barely Breathing (A Colorado 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 will 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.

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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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Friday, May 20, 2016

BARELY BREATHING is out in paperback!

Barely Breathing, the first book in my new straight contemporary romance series, is finally out in paperback! Click here to order your copy off Amazon.

Thanks to all of you who gave the book—which is a new subgenre for me—such a warm welcome. The story has a 4.8 average on Amazon after 55 reviews and a 4.29 rating on Goodreads after 197 reviews.

Our Scarlet Springs Facebook discussion group is alive with conversation about Lexi and Austin’s story and the other people of Scarlet Springs. Please join us when you’ve finished the book.

A not-so-funny thing happened the day the book came out. I was slammed with a seriously awful case of bronchitis that triggered my latent asthma, and I’ve been sick as a dog ever since. More than a week has gone by, and I’m still nowhere close to well, despite loads of steroids and nebulizer treatments and antibiotics.

Still, I find it kind of ironic that this happened the day I release a book titled Barely Breathing. As a result, I think I will never put out titles like, “My Heart Stopped,” or “Lost My Head,” “Gimme a Coronary” or “Crashed Into You,” and such.

At any rate, my being so sick delayed the print release by a few days. Sorry about that!

In addition to ordering it from Amazon, print readers can order the paperback directly from CreateSpace, or take the ISBN to their favorite bookstore and ask the bookseller to order it for them.

Print ISBN: 978-0-9903771-6-0

Barely Breathing is still available for iBooksKindle, Nook, Kobo, and in all ebook formats via Smashwords.

Watch for a print giveaway on Goodreads to celebrate the print release!

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