Saying Howdy & Announcing a New Book
By Victoria Bylin
It’s pure pleasure to be back at Petticoats & Pistols. The Fillies are some of the finest ladies around, and I’m glad to be paying a call at my old stomping grounds. Who doesn’t love a cowboy? Or an outlaw . . . I’m more of an outlaw girl myself, which explains the rebellious streak that led me to jump from writing western historicals to contemporaries.
It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Today I’m thrilled to say that Until I Found You (Bethany House Publishers, May 2014) is on the shelves. It’s the book I’ve always wanted to write . . . the story that wouldn’t go away.
Here’s the blurb:
Finding each other was only the beginning . . .
When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.
It’s Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate’s rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She’s not planning to get involved with one of the locals.
Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn’t expect to be swept off his feet by the car’s occupant. He’s made a vow–no dating for a year–but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he’s met Kate Darby. . . .
I just love this story. It’s set in a fictionalized version of the mountain town where my family lived for about eight years. We were privileged to see rare California condors in the wild, and the road with the all cliffs is based on a road I drove about a million times.
What I love most, though, are the characters. Nick Sheridan could easily be called a modern day cowboy. He’s brave, honorable, bold when has to be, handsome, smart, and a bit of a rebel. No horses in the story, but he rides a Harley. No cowboy hat either, but he looks great in denim or tux. Kate thinks so too. She’s in the advertising business. If she’d been in one of my westerns, I’d have made her the owner of a newspaper and a woman with a cause.
You know the saying, “It’s the same but different”? That’s how I feel about this book. It’s the same as my westerns in tone and theme, but it’s also a little different. I hope you all enjoy it!
To celebrate the release of Until I Found You, I’m giving away three copies. To enter the drawing, just leave a comment. It’s been great to be back at Petticoats and Pistols. Big hugs and waves to the Fillies and readers alike.
Link to Amazon:
Click HERE to find the book on Amazon
Victoria Bylin is a romance writer known for her realistic and relatable characters. Her books have finaled in multiple contests, including the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and RT Magazine’s Reviewers Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky, where their family and their crazy Jack Russell terrier keep them on the go. Learn more at victoriabylin.com.