Sunday, June 7, 2015

Did you know? Snowcroft details...

Here are some things that you may not know about Snowcroft...

1. The Snowcroft series is a spin-off from my When the Mission Ends series. The fourth book in that series, When Love Intrudes, had the hero and heroine on the run with a 17 yo gay teenager. They ran to Snowcroft, where the hero, Brian, had access to some friends cabin. 

Those friends were Rand and Hudson. Rand owns a motorcycle shop in San Antonio. Hudson is a chef from Austin. They're both gay, but just friends. We'll find out more about the why's of that later when Rand gets his book. Again, this story will go back to Brian and a certain car that made an appearance in that book...intrigue. ;)

Also Trevor and Jamie were introduced in When Love Intrudes. Brian, the hero, wanted Jamie to talk to a very confused teenager, Nathan. Nathan has made an appearance in both Snowcroft books since and will also eventually have his own book in the series. I think his will be last in the series, but that's still a ways off. (We have to give him a few years to get a bit older.)

2. Snowcroft is based upon a real town in the southern New Mexico mountains. We lived there for three years and my twenty year old son was born during that time. Now, my parents have retired there. 

It's funny because I had a reviewer that made a comment about finding it odd that this New Mexico town is made up of people with ties to Texas. I have to laugh. For us Texans, that little mountain town is heaven. At 9200 feet elevation, it's a haven of cool when it's 105-110 degrees in Texas.  And yes, almost EVERYONE who lives in the town has ties to Texas, because it's not that far away. That's the way the town has always been. In the winter the population is 750 people. In the summer it swells to 2000-2500 with all the transplanted Texans who move in for the summer. 

3. Most people know this by now, but I originally planned for Law's book to be next. That's still the least for the full length male/male romantic suspense aspect of the series.

BUT there is another book coming before his...Intertwined Hearts.

The idea for this book came from one of my beta readers, Lee Murphy. She suggested that Leigh, Jamie's sister, needed to become a surrogate and have Jamie and Trevor's baby. I liked the idea, especially as I got to know Leigh better. (and can you believe, I didn't even think about the fact they have the same name until I started reading back over this blog wonder Lee liked fictional Leigh so much.)

I'm writing Intertwined Hearts right now and foresee it probably coming out in September. It's a little different for the series. I'm planning it to be a 50,000 word novella and it will be an m/m/f without any of the suspense that the rest of the series normally features. (I think...remember, I'm writing it still and my characters tend to go their own way, so we'll see.) 

You all have met two of the main characters in it...Leigh (Jamie's sister) and Hudson (Jamie's former friends with benefits friend). Yep, you heard that right and NEVER would I have guessed they'd go together, but there's another guy, David, coming on the scene and the three of them just work...even if they don't see it quite yet.

Is anyone interested in reading the blurb?? I'm really super-excited about this one, so I'm going to share even if you don't care yet. hehe. I should also have a cover reveal coming in the next couple of months.

Intertwined Hearts

Three people who’ve given up on love...

After a brutal, late-night attack in his restaurant left Chef Hudson Richmond too traumatized to even enter his restaurant again, he escaped to Snowcroft. Now he’s trying to find a new normal when the reality of his world is a man’s touch makes him sick and his dream has become his nightmare.

Leigh Vaughn lives in a man’s world running Vaughn Construction with her brother, Jamie. She’s tried to be feminine and failed over and over again. Growing up with only her brother, father, and construction crews to guide her, Leigh has no idea what a feminine wile is, much less how to deploy them. But when Jamie and Trevor begin to research finding a surrogate to carry their baby, she knows this is something she can do. Hell, it’s not like those parts are getting used for anything else.

When this small town came looking for a new police chief, David Warner jumped at the chance. After too many years spent working vice in the city, he’s burnt out and jaded. And his love life has been even more depressing than his work life. He’s made one true connection in the last five years, but she disappeared without a trace the next morning.

Three people who have given up on love, may just find a new beginning where they least expect Snowcroft. But love is only supposed to happen in twos. How can they make it work with three intertwined hearts?

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