Hi everybody! I’m thrilled to be back blogging at Petticoats and Pistols. It’s an honor.
This weekend I’m in Texas for the Golden Triangle Writers’ Conference. Robert Vaughan and Greg Tobin are here, too, so it’s going to be wonderful – as always! I do love Texas!
My latest new release is Runaway. It came out this summer from Leisure. I’m really fond of this book. I have so much fun writing about hidden identities. It’s exciting when the hero and heroine have secrets they can’t reveal to each other.
In Runaway, Texas Ranger Lane Madison is tracking an outlaw gang. Lane learns from a saloon girl in a small town that the leader of the gang won a ranch in a card game and plans to make it their hideout. Lane goes after them, hoping to catch up with them before they reach the ranch. As it turns out, only one of the outlaws heads directly for the ranch. Lane decides to go after the rest of the gang, but loses their trail after a bad storm. Frustrated, he heads back after the lone gunman and manages to catch up with him. There is a shootout and Lane wins.
Knowing the gang will eventually show up at the ranch, he decides to assume the dead outlaw’s identity and go there to await their arrival. What Lane doesn’t know is that the gunman Seth Rawlins sent for a mail-order bride, thinking being married would make him look more like a rancher instead of an outlaw.
Our heroine, Destiny Sterling, is on the run. She thinks she killed her evil stepfather when he tried to attack her after her mother’s death, so she flees her home and assumes the identity of a girl who had backed out of being a mail-order bride. Destiny heads to Texas as Rebecca Lawrence to marry Seth Rawlins. She’s scared, but believes she has no other choice.
It was so much fun writing the scene when she arrives at the ranch and meets ‘Seth’ for the first time.
I asked a few guys what they thought the hero would say in this situation. The funniest quip was from my son who said, “Wait a minute — I thought it was two for the price of one!”
I just finished my next book – Relentless. It is coming out next March. Dusty Martin is our heroine. After her mother passes away, Dusty has only her father, who is a stage driver. She’s always been a tomboy, so he decides to have her ride shotgun on the stage with him to keep her safe. When an outlaw gang robs the stage and takes her hostage, it’s up to our hero, Texas Ranger Grant Spencer, to save her.
Relentless is an action-packed story. I hope everybody enjoys it.
This year, Zebra has released some of my older books again. Yeah! The Gunfighter – originally Beneath Passion’s Skies – is back out now, and last spring they re-released Desert Heart.
In 2010, Zebra is bringing out some of my oldies. Captive Pride a story about the American Revolution will be rereleased in June and Passion, my Viking story, will be back out in October. What fun! It’s neat to see them back on the shelves again!
Bobbi is giving away TWO BOOKS this visit ~ one copy of Runaway & one copy of Gunfighter! All you have to do is join in the fun and you could be a winner.
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