Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Getting ready to go to Yellowstone!

Hey everyone!
I'm so sorry I didn't post a Teaser Tuesday yesterday. This is the final week of school for my boys. One  has 8th grade graduation tonight. I've been trying to get over a, what I thought was a simple cold, that has turned into a nasty chest congestion for the past five days. There is nothing worse than having to work graveyard shift when you can't get a restful sleep during the day. 
I finished the final words in Yellowstone Deception yesterday. It was a bittersweet moment when I wrote THE END. I've been "living" with the characters in the Yellowstone series for three years now, and I feel like I'm saying good-bye to some very close friends. Now I need to do some edits and minor revisions, before the release on July 11th.
My family and I are leaving for Yellowstone and the Tetons this Friday for two weeks, so the blog will be quiet until I get back. I hope to post more regularly starting in July. 
I have two new series I'm working on. One will be a time travel series set in the 1800's, the other will be, most likely, a trilogy set in the Grand Teton area of the 1800's. This series will not be a time travel. Strictly historical. 

Also, I post regular updates on my Facebook page, if anyone wants to give it a "like." If I can figure out how to post from my iphone, I'll have updates from Yellowstone over the next few weeks (if my husband doesn't confiscate it first). 

Since I didn't post this yesterday, here's a short teaser from Yellowstone Deception:

“Daniel.” A soft woman’s voice called from the cabin. Daniel’s head turned instantly, and he watched his wife waddle across the meadow towards him. He left his brother’s side, and headed in her direction.
Aimee favored him with a wide smile that never failed to make his heart beat faster. She reached her arms up to his shoulders, and leaned towards him for a kiss. Daniel ran his hand over his wife’s swollen abdomen. She looked and felt as if she would burst at any moment.
“Is it alright for you to be out here?” he asked gently.
“Daniel,” Aimee huffed, her hands at her sides in the vicinity where her hips used to be. “I can’t sit in that cabin all day. Moving around and walking is good for me and the baby.”
“Woman, you should be in your lodge, before you curse us all. The spirits will be angry.”
Daniel smiled when Aimee rolled her eyes at Elk Runner’s words. There was an edge of panic in his brother’s voice. Daniel stepped aside to give his wife free access to his brother.
“I believe the spirits cursed me already when you became my brother-in-law,” Aimee retorted, a wide smile on her face. Her Shoshone was still a bit stilted, but her meaning was clear. Daniel suppressed a grin. His wife never failed to try and put his brother in his place. The two made it a regular habit to spar with words. “If you are so afraid, why do you come here?” she asked, taking a step towards him. Elk Runner backed up as she advanced.
“I have just finished telling my brother,” Elk Runner said warily, “there is another man with his likeness in these mountains. The sky people have sent him to take your husband’s place. That is what I believe.”
Firehole River through the Lower Geyser Basin

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yellowstone Heart Song is FREE today!

Today only, Yellowstone Heart Song is FREE on Amazon. Thank you, Michael Gallagher, for listing the book on your blog
Authors, if you need extra exposure for your Amazon books enrolled in Select, send Michael an email. His blog has an active readership of over 275,000. 

Click here to download your copy of Yellowstone Heart Song

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Book Cover and Contest Winner

For today's teaser, I would like to present the book cover for Yellowstone Deception, along with the blurb for the story.

Thanks to all of you who entered the design contest for the book. I loved everyone's ideas of what Yellowstone means to them. Out of so many possibilities, it wasn't an easy choice as to what to use. In Yellowstone Deception, I send my characters into areas of the park that I haven't explored in the other books, so this cover needed something to reflect that. With that said, I chose the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces as my background for the cover. Congratulations to Maggie O. for her winning suggestion!

Dan Osborne has one ambition in life. He wants to be a permanent park ranger in Yellowstone National Park, a place where his family roots run deep. He’ll  do just about anything to make his dream a reality. When a pretty tourist tells him an incredible story about his ancestors, his dreams might be realized sooner than he hoped.

Jana Evans’ best friend traveled back in time for true love. Not only is a weathered diary proof that she survived, so is the handsome park ranger standing before Jana now. Her immediate attraction to Aimee’s descendant leaves her disturbed and confused, and she rushes back home to the safety of a normal life.  An unexpected phone call months later from the very man she wanted to put out of her mind forces her back to Yellowstone.  He has news that Aimee met with an untimely death. Is she willing to follow him 200 years into the past to save her best friend’s life?

Dan is convinced that Jana holds the key to finding the device that makes time travel possible. He hasn’t stopped thinking about her since their one brief encounter months ago. A journey into the past could not only set things in place for his own future, but it might also bring Jana back into his life.  Will the truth about his motives shatter any chance they might have at love?