Congratulations to "Norma H.", the winner of Kate's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!Dramatic black clouds boiled over the jagged mountain peaks and darkened the sky as our horses picked their way down the steep, rocky slope. The out-of-season storm had blown in with no warning, abruptly ending our ride in the Big Horn Mountains’ foothills and sending us down a little used short-cut back to the dude ranch. At the bottom, we waded through a rushing stream whose muddy waters brushed the soles of my boots. The weather had been so nice for the past week that neither my husband nor I had brought along a slicker, and the heavy mist began soaking through our clothes. Trotting as fast as we dared over the rough, rutted ground, we managed to get back just as the skies opened up.
Thanks so much for having me Maureen! This is my first outside blog.
Later, after drying off in our cabin, I went back to working on my current project, but soon stopped, thinking how our recent experience would make a great scene in a book. And that’s how WYOMING ESCAPE was born. I don’t actually use that event in the story, but the ranch and its wonderful, down-to-earth people were definitely my inspiration.
One dead body is frightening enough, but a second one, plus a dirty cop,sends chef Mikela Richards fleeing for her life. The ultimate city girl finds a safe hiding place on a Wyoming Dude ranch, where she tries to discover if the murders are connected to the mysterious computer memory stick she found in her car. But her fragile feeling of safety is disturbed by a compelling Marine, home on leave.
Back from Afghanistan to heal both physically and emotionally, Shawn Saunders recognizes the type of fear in Mikela's eyes---it's one of the things he's come home to forget. Even though he knows it's a bad idea, he can't stop himself from trying to help her, while she's even more afraid of letting him. In spite of their reservations, neither can resist the pull of their attraction.
Kate Wyland writes romantic suspense stories, often in a horsey setting and sometimes with a paranormal twist. She’s a life-long horse lover and brings her equestrian expertise to her books.
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