Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Yellowstone Promise Blurb and Cover Reveal

My latest novella in the Yellowstone Romance Series will be coming out in mid-July. I don't have definite release date yet, but it will be shortly after I return from my trip to Yellowstone.

A YELLOWSTONE PROMISE is the second supplemental novella to the YELLOWSTONE ROMANCE SERIES, and is set after the events of Yellowstone Redemption and Yellowstone Deception

Here is the blurb:


To what lengths will a father go?

Chase Russell has done a lot of growing up since he was thrown two hundred years into the past to the Yellowstone wilderness.  No longer the reckless delinquent he used to be, he has made many life-altering decisions. Providing for his new family has become his number one priority.

Faced with the unthinkable, he’ll do whatever it takes to save the ones he loves, even if it means crossing the boundaries of time. When a strange elder reveals a shocking secret and demands a promise in exchange for his help, Chase doesn’t hesitate to meet the old man’s request.

Returning to a world in which he no longer belongs, Chase faces old demons and confronts new challenges. Will the lessons he’s learned in the past be enough to save his family in the future?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yellowstone Through a Teenager's Eyes





           The following is an essay that my son wrote for school. I happen to get a glimpse of it when he left it laying on the dining room table and, being the nosy mom that I am, had to look at it. I don't generally police my son's homework - he's an honor student and rarely asks for my help, so when I read this, my heart melted. Both my sons have gone to Yellowstone nearly every summer since they were five and six years old, and as they've gotten older, they grumble a lot about going "to Yellowstone again" this year. Last summer, Collin didn't even want to go with us. Understandable for a teenager. But, he went, and he's going again this year, and I got the impression that he actually is looking forward to the trip. All these years, I wasn't sure if all the Junior Ranger badges the boys have earned, all the hikes they've been on, and all the campfire programs they've sat through had made any impact on them. After reading the essay, I know differently now.

 Yellowstone National Park is my happy place.
By Collin Henderson


Relaxing along Yellowstone Lake at Storm Point
The forests of Yellowstone are impregnable to the noises of the outside world. Only the soft chirping of the birds can be heard mixed with the wind. The lake beats the shore ever so gently. Swish. Swish. Swish. Then plop. A fish can be heard jumping in and out of the water. But where? Oh, there it is, to the left. 


Hellroaring Creek Trail
Yellowstone’s tranquility puts me at ease. My muscles loosen and I can just close my eyes and relax. The gray monotony of daily life elsewhere is outshined by Yellowstone’s variety. Every day a new trail awaits. The dirt under my feet is rocky and rough and soft and comforting. Maybe today I will see another white heron on the Madison River. Or perchance a garter snake will cross my path. The trail shall be my guide and lead to wonderful discoveries. Yellowstone’s never ending variety always has me on my toes, wondering what will come next. I can explore to my heart’s content.

Hiking to Shoshone Lake

Yellowstone’s natural forests far outshine any concrete forest. The forests are full of crisp, clean, pine scented air. Every so often one might come across a clearing along a trail, covered in emerald green grass and a wide assortment of flowers. Time feels frozen in Yellowstone, every second lasting an eternity. The landscape takes my breath away.


Black Bear
The animals of Yellowstone are unlike any that can be found in a zoo. I am a guest in their territory. The animals here are wild and will attack if I am not cautious. My personal favorites are the ground squirrels and chipmunks that scurry around looking for food. All sorts of birds live in Yellowstone. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to see a bald eagle in all its grace. The animals of Yellowstone are wild and untamed but cute as well. Rather than watching my dog sleep all day, not that I dislike my dog, I can enjoy watching large beasts majestically roam their habitat.

Yellowstone National Park is my happy place.

The resident Uinta Ground Squirrel in camp. We named him Phil


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Release Day! Teton Sunset is out!

Finally, it's release day for the final installment in the Teton Romance Trilogy!


Action and Adventure through the Teton Mountains, packed with Romance and suspense. 




Life for Lucas Walker is a constant adventure, a daily game to be won in the vast Teton wilderness.  Facing every challenge head-on, he values the freedom to go where he wants, when he wants, and without attachments to any one person.

She is known to the native people of the land as Ghost Woman. Hiding from a terrifying past, she has lived alone and under conditions too harsh for even the hardiest men.  Trusting another person is something she can’t do. Forced to put her life in the hands of a man who dares her to confront everything from which she’s tried to escape, she struggles to protect the walls she has built around her identity . . . and her heart.

Brought together through life or death situations, Lucas and his unwilling charge find themselves fighting dangers only found in the untamed mountains.  Their battle for survival teaches them the ultimate lesson in how to trust and love someone.  When the past catches up to them, they discover that the heart can't always be protected; sometimes the only way to be safe is to open it.


available at iTunes soon!

Here are some behind-the-scene random comments from my beta readers:

“Lucas will drive you crazy with his talking and his ways.”

“Lucas has knocked Chase off his number one slot as my favourite of your heroes”

“The ending was dramatic and satisfying, and very Lucas.”

“OK, I love how this book ends!”

“Facepalm. Lucas, Lucas, Lucas. One step forward, two steps back! So him, though. I do wonder what switch broke in his head…”

“How is he making me want to go “awwww!” right now? Rascal was being a peeping tom, and I’m ok with it now, after one line?!”

“When they are both together, nothing ever seems to go right. Sparks fly, arrows fly, and so do emotions that neither one of them understand.”

Wow! Now THAT'S a heck of a cliffhanger to leave me on! Dang, girl!”

“Just when I was going to give you some commentary that it felt like I knew where you were headed and it was too contrived, you went in a completely different direction! Love it!”

“He comes off smelling like a rose, as usual, that little devil! I love him.”