Wednesday, June 4, 2014


With: B.J. Daniels

Readers always ask where I get my ideas. For RESCUE AT CARDWELL RANCH, I happened to see a list of things that abductors look for in their victims. At once, I realized that my heroine—a busy, distracted business owner—was unwittingly the perfect prey. 

So the book begins in a dark grocery store parking lot late at night with my villain waiting in the shadows and my heroine, McKenzie Sheldon, walking right into his trap.

Of course, there is one fly in the ointment for the villain, and that is my hero. Hayes Cardwell has just flown in from Texas and stopped at the out-of-the-way grocery store to pick up some wine to take to Cardwell Ranch.

But saving McKenzie once won’t be enough. The woman owns a real estate agency and her photo is all over town on for-sale signs. And now the would-be killer not only knows who she is but where to find her—at the next open house.

While the first germ of an idea began with the list, it grew from there. I write about small towns. Unfortunately, even if your photo and name aren’t around town on real estate signs, it is hard to hide from a killer.

That’s why we always need a cowboy to come to the rescue.

RESCUE AT CARDWELL RANCH is the second book in the Cardwell Cousins series that introduces Dana Cardwell Savage’s Texas cousins to Montana. WEDDING AT CARDWELL RANCH comes out the end of June.


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