I am thrilled to say that after the big wait, today is release day for Montana Actually, Book 1 in my new Medicine River series. I’m so excited about this new series and this book!
Montana Actually has garnered many positive reviews including a prestigious starred review from Publishers Weekly.
This is a single-title novel (ie it’s big, 93,000 words) and it features Bear Paw, Montana; a small town nestled under the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Filled with ranchers, cowboys and a cast of townsfolk, Bear Paw is like most small rural towns in the western world, it has trouble attracting doctors. When Dr. Josh Stanton arrives from Chicago to work and to write down his student-loan debt, he’s convinced he’d going to be welcomed with open arms and a ticker tape parade. It doesn’t quite work out that way!
I matched fish-out-of-water, Josh with Katrina McCade, an almost 30 year-old woman who has spent the last 8 years living out east. Like Josh, her life hasn’t gone according to her plan and now she’s back home in the heart of her family, struggling to be the independent woman she’s been for years. On top of family expectations, sliding back into her ordinal position with her siblings, and concern for her parents, the last thing she needs on her plate is a clueless, city doctor.
With 93,000 words, I have the luxury of being able to write two romances in the one book 🙂 Beau McCade, Katrina’s elder brother has more reason than most to be the strong, silent cowboy and over the years he’s retreated from the world, preferring to spend more time with the cows and the dogs on the ranch than people. When he meets Shannon, the new diner owner, he finds himself reluctantly needing to get more involved in life off the ranch.
Have I spiked your interest? Where can you grab a copy?
USA: Walmart! Book stores and online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks,Kobo, Google Play and other online book stores.
Australia and everywhere else: The Book Depository (FREE POSTAGE) ask your local bookshop to order it in (Berkley Sensation an imprint of Penguin ISBN 9780425276952) Booktopia in Australia or all online book stores Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks,Kobo, Google Play.
To celebrate the launch of Montana Actually, I’m giving away a gift pack of Huckleberry products (USA & Canadian residents only, sorry!) Huckleberries grow wild near Glacier National Park where the book is set. So if you’d like a chance to win some huckleberry lotion, pancake mix, syrup, Glacier County honey, Montana coffee and a great souvenir bag, along with a copy of Montana writing mate, Kari Lynn Dell’s debut novel, The Long Ride Home, then head on over to my Facebook page to enter!
And here is the blurb for Montana Actually!
Passion burns under the bold Montana sky, but falling in love doesn’t come easy…
City doctor Josh Stanton and his sports car don’t suit the country but with his medical school debt about the bury him, Josh has to make the best of a bad situation. Adjusting to his new job and life in the middle of nowhere isn’t easy, but at least the views of the mountains –and one distractingly attractive local–are stunning…
After eight years away, Katrina McCade is back in Bear Paw for a break from her life, bad choices–and men. But when a broad-shouldered stranger bursts into town, she finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the town’s sexy new doctor as a tenant. Katrina doesn’t need a man to make her happy, especially a disgruntled physician. But try telling her body that…
“A keeper. It made me laugh. I loved each character and wish I coud vist Bear Paw.” Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Thaw.
Whether your weather is hot or cold, it’s always great for reading!