2016 ended with a bang for me... I had three book releases plus a short story that went into an anthology toward the end of the year. Two of those book releases came in December. To say I was a bit brain dead by the end of the year is putting it mildly. I took most of December off from writing, and a bit of that hang-over spilled into 2016. So, it's been a slow start for me this year.
Fans are chomping at the bit for Mat's story in the continuing saga of the Yellowstone Romance Series. Many people in my Facebook fan group have already guessed as to who Mat is. I think I dropped enough subtle hints in Yellowstone Origins to make it easy to figure out. But, if you haven't, you will find out in Yellowstone Legacy, the seventh book in the Yellowstone Series. The story pretty much takes off where Origins ended, with Mat's vision in the epilogue.
In order to give my brain a rest from writing Legacy (lots of stuff to cover, plus a major twist that - hopefully - no one has seen coming), I'm also working on a fourth book in the Blemished Brides Series, and if that's not enough, I had a spurt of the moment idea for a brand new western romance series. So, I delved into the first book in that series. (More on that at a later date. If you are a member of my Facebook fan group, I've shared the cover and some excerpts there already) I hope to have this one done soon. Yellowstone Legacy, unfortunately, is taking a bit longer to write.
But for today, I would like to reveal the cover for Yellowstone Legacy, as well as share a quick teaser.
Sometime in the hours before dawn, the restlessness inside him swelled to where he couldn’t remain lying quiet any longer. He left his sleeping blankets, and headed toward the river, guided by the sounds of the water and the reflection of the half-moon that hung in the sky.
Images of his life as a boy, living in the future, mingled with the scene he’d witnessed in his vision. The angry shouts of his foster mother and father whenever they fought sounded like distant echoes in his head. The tender smiles of the woman from his vision pushed aside the unpleasant memories. Her soft eyes left him craving to see her.
Mat clutched the pouch around his neck. He must have walked many miles when the first rays of dawn broke through the darkness of night. The roar of the mighty falls of the Yellowstone mixed with the loud chorus of frogs. Loons called from the water, and wings flapped somewhere on the river. An eerie mist rose from the water to hover over the grasses low to the ground.
He pulled the pouch over his head. Mat’s hands trembled when he opened it. Carefully, he shook the snakehead-shaped vessel into his open palm.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
But, for my first post in a while, I thought it would be fun to bring in Daniel Osborne from the Yellowstone Romance Series for a quick character interview. If you know Daniel from Yellowstone Heart Song, you know that he is a man of few words.
Did you also know that he has his own Facebook page? Yup! I'm sure he wouldn't mind a few more friends. But let's get to the interview:
What is your full name?
Do you have a nickname?
White Wolf, papa, slimeball
What is one word best describes you?
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Buckskin pants, moccasins, cotton shirt
What makes you laugh out loud?
Not much. I am very reserved in my emotions
What is your favorite dessert?
Molasses cookies, Chocolate cake
What is your favorite drink?
I tasted root beer once…that was very good. Otherwise, cold water
What is your greatest fear?
That harm would come to my wife or family
What is your favorite color?
Sky blue…the color of my wife’s eyes.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
What is the perfect romantic date?
Taking my wife into the wilderness, near a quiet stream, to have a simple picnic.
How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not ticklish.
What's your favorite smell? What does it remind you of?
The smell of baking pies and cookies. It reminds me of my wonderful wife and our family gatherings during special events.
When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her strong, feisty character. Her ability to challenge me when she knows I am out of line. Her blonde hair.
Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes. My beautiful wife, Aimee.
What is one word best describes her?