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 Matheson’s a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, he’s a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesn’t know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, he’s left with his lonely life – and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Rob’s father has issued a challenge – he’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 Tate’s worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the boss’ son, always stands in her way. Now he’s issued an ultimatum; marry him or he’ll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage – and a family – but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.
When Rob offers Morgan a proposition – marry him and split the land – they both find themselves with an ethical dilemma. They don’t know each other well enough to wed, but they can’t lie about their intentions before God and man, either.
Now they’ve got sixty days to fall in love, and a passel of family and friends determined to keep them apart. The victims of Rob’s previous jokes are lining up to get their revenge, and Morgan’s half-sister, Claire, is stirring up their mother’s past.
Will it take the biggest practical joke of all to convince the world – and themselves – that they’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!)