Archive for November 15th, 2011

Meg Benjamin shared this cover on Facebook and twitter last night. I am SO excited for this book! The Konigsburg, Texas books are one of my favorite contemporary series and December 6th can’t get here soon enough. And it’s so pretty! 😀

Once they said goodbye forever. Now they want to walk it back.

Konigsburg, Texas, Book 6

Eighteen months ago, Kit Maldonado was so over Nando Avrogado, she left Konigsburg without a backward glance. With the family restaurant in San Antonio sold out from under her, though, she’s back to manage The Rose, an exclusive resort eatery outside town.

Dealing with a stingy boss, an amorous head chef, an understaffed dining room and planning her aunt’s wedding should have kept her hands full. But she realizes she might not be as over Nando as she thought.

As the town’s new assistant chief of police, Nando’s got enough trouble without sexy Kit fanning embers he thought had long ago turned to ashes. Every time he turns around, she’s there—and it doesn’t help that everyone in town wants to see them back together.

One incendiary kiss, and there’s no denying the force of their attraction. But there’s a mysterious and oddly familiar burglar who’s been lurking around Konigsburg, someone who isn’t above a little mayhem—maybe even violence—to cover his tracks.


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Dr. Emilie Saunderson is driven to finish her late husband’s research. Her quest brings her to Antarctica, where she hopes to find a measure of peace in the isolated and icy wilderness. It’s the last place on earth she expects to be given a second chance at love.

Tom Wolinski loves his work at the bottom of the world. Damaged by his dark past, he has vowed never to get close to anyone—a promise that’s easy to keep in a place with no permanent residents. That is, until Emilie arrives, and he’s irresistibly drawn to her warmth and inner strength.

Emilie has no desire to get involved with another adventurer, and Tom has made it clear he’s not interested in putting down roots. But as they work together to survive in the harshest of climates, they turn to one another for comfort. Is the heat between them enough to melt the ice around their hearts, and bind them together forever?



What would make you live for nearly a year in the harshest climate human beings have ever experienced? A place that resembles Jupiter’s Moon Europa more than planet Earth.




In ICEBOUND, my medical romance set in Antarctica, Emilie arrives at the bottom of the world with one goal, to finish her dead husband’s research. She believes Antarctica is a “safe” place for her emotionally. Surrounded by other scientists equally involved in their own work, she hopes to begin recovering from a long grieving period. But Antarctica isn’t what she thought it would be, and the first man she meets there holds a dangerous attraction for her, and carries wounds as deep as her own.


Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth. Winter temperatures often reach -100 F for long periods of time. It is quite simply a struggle just to live there, yet, as many as 1000 people brave the endlessly dark and unimaginably cold winter to conduct scientific research every year.


Are they crazy or dedicated?


Many of the medical personnel I worked with in the North West Territories of northern Canada were a bit of both (I know I was!). We worked regular hours, but remained on call for all medical emergencies 24 hours a day for sometimes weeks. I saw all manner of injuries, some self inflicted, others inflicted by accident or anger. The people I worked with were there for a variety of reasons. Some as Christian missionaries, to gain valuable work experience or because it was far away from a fast-paced city life. A few never talked about their reasons for being there at all. But I wondered…


What would make you go somewhere isolated and dangerous like Antarctica?


Buy ICEBOUND on Kindle or EPUB for Nook or Kobo.


Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!” A double Golden Heart finalist 2006, Julie’s writing has appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), and Canadian Living. She currently facilitates communication workshops for her local city college. Julie enjoys hearing from her readers. You can reach her at http://www.julieroweauthor.com or on Twitter @julieroweauthor .





 For a chance to win a digital copy of ICEBOUND, leave a comment answering Julie’s question. Good luck! 😀




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