August 27, 2013
Book Release Schedule Update
Shh! Don't tell anyone, but I took almost the whole summer off. I packed my husband and kids onto a plane and zipped off to the Adirondacks for over 3 weeks, then on to Santa Cruz, California for another week. I arrived back home just in time to scramble to get ready for my next book release - The Cowboy Imports a Bride.
This is the third book in the Cowboys of Chance Creek series, and this book features Rob Matheson and Morgan Tate. If you've read The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride, or The Cowboy Wins a Bride, you'll remember that Rob is a veteran practical joker and Morgan is the half-sister Ethan and Claire Cruz never knew they had. Rob and Morgan are both ready to make big changes in their lives - here's the blurb:
Rob Mathesonâ€™s a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, heâ€™s a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesnâ€™t know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, heâ€™s left with his lonely life â€“ and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Robâ€™s father has issued a challenge â€“ heâ€™ll give 200 acres of prime Montana ranchland to the first of his four sons to wed. No conditions, no meddling. Could this be a chance to become the man he really wants to be?
Morgan Tateâ€™s worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the bossâ€™ son, always stands in her way. Now heâ€™s issued an ultimatum; marry him or heâ€™ll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage â€“ and a family â€“ but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.
When Rob offers Morgan a proposition â€“ marry him and split the land â€“ they both find themselves with an ethical dilemma. They donâ€™t know each other well enough to wed, but they canâ€™t lie about their intentions before God and man, either.
Now theyâ€™ve got sixty days to fall in love, and a passel of family and friends determined to keep them apart. The victims of Robâ€™s previous jokes are lining up to get their revenge, and Morganâ€™s half-sister, Claire, is stirring up their motherâ€™s past.
Will it take the biggest practical joke of all to convince the world â€“ and themselves â€“ that theyâ€™re truly meant to be man and wife?
In other news, if you take a look at the top of my home page, you'll notice a new book - The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire. Some of you are probably wondering where the heck that one came from. Wasn't The Cowboy's Eco-Bride supposed to be book 4?
Well, in a word, yes. But Bella Chatham, Chance Creek's veterinarian, made a cameo appearance in The Cowboy Imports a Bride, and demanded a book (and romance) of her own. Those of you who can't wait for Cab Johnson - Chance Creek's Sheriff - to get his shot (haha!), don't despair. His book is coming next, and it will both round off the first romantic series (books 1 - 5, which feature Ethan Cruz and his three best friends), and start off a whole new Chance Creek series. (Yes, we'll find partners for some of Rob's three brothers as well as a few new cowboys in Chance Creek.
If you can't tell, I'm having a blast writing the Chance Creek novels, and there are many more installments to come. I hope you'll check back often to read about upcoming releases, and my adventures on my one-acre mini-farm. (More about that in the next post!)