Raising my hand here!! I’m ultra busy. It seems to be the way of the world, so no complaints here. There’s nothing I would trade in my life right now. I’m blessed with a good family, nice home and recently two lovely granddaughters were added to the mix. Little Everley is 16 months old and baby Kyra is 8 months old. I watch them 2 to 3 days a week and it’s truly the highlight of my week. The other hours are spent writing and I usually have 2 to 3 projects going at once.
Right now, I’m working on a Harlequin Desire continuity called TEXAS RENEGADE RETURNS. This story anchors the 9 book series and is a unique challenge for me to tie up loose ends of all 9 books and tell my hero’s story to a satisfying and hopefully compelling conclusion.
It’s my next project that is baffling me. And I will admit to being frustrated with decisions that I don’t usually make on my own.
I will be self-publishing a story that was one of my earlier works, called Like Lightning. Luckily for me, my daughter is an editor and she’ll be my grammar guru. One problem solved.
The cover art will be pretty…not a clench scene or a sexy cowboy, but a cropped shot of a bride in a flowing lacy wedding gown, wearing cowgirl boots nestled next to a groom in cowboy boots. We may not even see their faces. That’s to be determined by the cover artist. Second problem solved.
The original title (I never cared for…the cover and title an experiment for the line) really had nothing to do with storyline and now desperately needs a makeover. We’ve narrowed it down to a few titles and I’d love the wonderful bloggers at Petticoats and Pistols to give me your pick! Will you help me solve Problem Three?
Here’s is the story in a nutshell:
When a fire destroyed everything Maddie Brooks owned, rancher Trey Walker offered the pretty veterinarian a deal, he’d give her a place to stay and a barn to treat her animals if she’d help out at 2 Hope Ranch. Maddie was sweet and sexy, and had “keeper” written all over her. But Trey didn’t dare act on the sizzling attraction between them—because of the Walker Curse.
Trey came from a long line of men who broke women’s hearts. And he was determined not to break hers, too. But with Maddie sleeping next door, she was impossible to ignore. He wanted to hold her, feel her body against his. He knew Maddie was the last woman on earth he should fall for.
Which title do you find most appealing? Which title would make you wonder about the story? Which title would compel you to open the book and read the first few pages?
Rancher to Her Rescue
The Cowboy Contract
Contract with a Cowboy
Making Maddie Mine
Two Hope Cowboy
Cowboy Be Mine
I’ll be drawing a random winner today to win a book from my available backlist!! It’s the winner’s choice. I hope to hear from all of you! And thanks for your help!!
Smooth-Talking the Hometown Girl my Digital Only book is 99 cents all during the month of March!