My very next novel will be pre-set in Marietta, Montana. That sounds like a real place, doesn’t it? Yet, it’s not located on any map that we know of. What I mean by pre-set, is that this town already exists in many other author-related books, so in a sense it’s real. There are café’s and schools, a chocolate shop, and a sheriff’s office all in the small town of Marietta. Characters live there, either in town, or near Copper Mountain or in Paradise Valley, doing what normal folk ordinarily do, ranching, banking, baking, dining and romancing!
For my new adventure, I’ll be one of four authors writing a romance about when the Rodeo comes to Marietta. My bronc-riding hero (who has no name yet—would love for you to name him) returns to his roots and meets up with his deceased brother’s widow—the very same girl he dumped for the excitement of the rodeo. Said heroine, wants nothing to do with him, until he reminds her of the unrequited passion they’d once shared.
So my research begins learning about Montana. I’ve never been, and usually I set my stories in places I’ve traveled, so this will be a bit of a challenge. Here’s some fun facts about Montana:
The State flag is stunning: Rocky Mountains, cliffs and rivers under the big sky.
Montana’s Motto: Oro y Plata (Spanish-Gold and Silver)
Montana is the Spanish word for “mountainous”.
The state nicknames are: Big Sky Country and Treasure State
Montana became a state in 1889
It’s the 4th biggest state in the US
But 44th most populated with just over 1 million people
So now I ask you to help me come up with my hero and heroine’s names? I’m really at a loss, usually I have a clear vision of their names, but right now I’m coming up blank. Both are Montana born and bred and have worked on ranches. Give me your suggestions and you’ll be in a random drawing for a really cool 2 in 1 book. The Cowboy’s Pride by Charlene Sands/The Paternity Proposition by Merline Lovelace
Also available for PRE-ORDER is my newest Desire (releases on July 1st) Isn’t it pretty?