Hey, y’all! I think this might be my first TRS post of the New Year. That fits in with my theme today, which is shiny and new.
I always have shiny in my life. I have to admit, I’ve got the attention span of a gnat on crack, so sparkly things distract me. I see a raven bird in the front yard eating the rabbit feed I put out and I say, “Look! Shiny blackbird.” Then things get super loud when the bassets look at the giant bird out in their yard and start yowling…
Wait, I was talking about something, right? See? Shiny and easily distracted.
New, though, is not always a word I have so much of. In the last year, I’ve moved to a new state, found a new publisher in Dreamspinner press, and have written a new novel about an old place in my life, Northeast Texas.
I grew up north of Dallas. My Daddy still has a ranch up there. When I sat down to write Terms of Release, my upcoming novel from DSP, I decided that are of Texas had to be my focus. Working out my old stuff much? You know it. So when cowboy Sage and sheriff deputy Win parked in my brain and started smoking brisket and talking hard, I knew just what to do. Write it down and make something old shiny and new. Sage is starting over in life, just as I’ve done in a lot of ways recently, and I loved being able to explore his life.
I sure hope y’all love Sage and Win as much as I do. Here’s all the real info!
The Terms of Release is releasing March 24, 2014 from Dreamspinner Press and I’m proud enough to bust.
They say a man can always come home. So after doing hard time, Sage Redding heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses.
Adam (Win) Winchester is a county deputy and the cousin of one of the men killed in the incident that sent Sage to prison for almost a decade. While Win's uncles, Jim and Teddy, are determined to make Sage and the entire Redding family pay for their loss, Win just figures Sage has paid his dues and maybe needs a friend. Maybe he needs more than a friend. In fact, Win’s counting on it.
No one’s denying Sage is an ex-con who went to prison for manslaughter. Regardless of the love he has for his father, he’s returned knowing things will likely go badly for him. Maybe a man can always come home, but he may not be able to stay.
Paperback buy link (first 20 copies come signed): http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4820
Where to find BA:
http://www.batortuga.com -- website
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