Archive for January 10th, 2012

The second book in the Six Pack Ranch series, Rocky Mountain Haven, is really the beginning. While there’s another book already out (Rocky Mtn Heat), each time I return to the Coleman’s world, it’s like starting over.

That’s certainly a theme in this story. Starting over is huge for the heroine who is recovering from an abusive relationship and a car accident. Beth is looking to move forward—and here’s where I have to explain something about how I write, just in case any readers are worried.

I’ve mentioned this before—I’m a wimp. I know pain exists, I know that the world isn’t always fair or kind, and there are times those realities are a part of the stories I write. But I don’t see the need to dwell on the raw and gory details. The emotional impact of situations is angst enough for me, so while Beth was abused, and effects of that abuse are a part of her, it’s not only who she is.

Who she is changes and develops through the story as she finds a new life. Starting over with the things she’s experienced a part of her but not only what defines her. I think that’s a truth for all the characters. Daniel has experienced pain, loss. One of the other Colemans introduced in more depth in this story, cousin Gabe, is also working for a new beginning. There are pieces of the past in all their stories that influence their behaviors, but all in all?

Moving forward. Making new decisions. Reaching for new happiness and a new life.

By the end of this story Beth and Daniel are on their way to finding a new life, but it takes more than just falling in love. It takes the time to fall in love and to find what new path will work for them—all of them, since Beth has little children.

I hope you enjoy traveling a new path with Beth and Daniel, and the other Colemans, in Rocky Mountain Haven.


If you’d like to try a taste of the Six Pack Ranch, I have an ebook copy of winner’s choice—either book one in the series, Rocky Mountain Heat, or an ARC of book 3 that will be releasing March 13, Rocky Mountain Desire. Leave a comment to be entered:


Rocky Mountain Haven

Six Pack Ranch, Book 2

It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.

Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgemental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more then enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

Warning: One woman determined to retake control of her life, a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her—and her body—everything she needs. Inappropriate behaviour in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.




First Chapter: Excerpt

Buy links:

Rocky Mountain Heat: Samhain | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Haven: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

Rocky Mountain Desire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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*Giveaway sponsored by the author

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