But that time and research is probably one reason I lose myself in the writing of historical fiction in a way I rarely do writing contemporary.
Sadly, historical just doesn't sell like contemporary. A thousand preorders at Amazon is just kind of...disheartening, frankly, but I know the readers who wanted this book waited very patiently and for a long time, and I'm so glad I was finally able to deliver it! It turned out surprisingly well, I think--quite romantic in a tragic historical happenings and violent Christmas kind of way. :-D
If you preordered through Amazon, make sure you have enabled AUTOMATIC UPDATES because I did go back and tweak the original ms. I mean, it's complete and all, but I started thinking it could be a little more emotionally satisfying and I added a couple thousand words. ;-)
And if you ordered through Smashwords, the book isn't out until the 5th, so if you can't wait, just drop me an email with your order number on it and I'll send you a copy.
Anyway, that's the news!
A wild and dangerous ride takes two lonely men into uncharted territory…
1943 Montana. Returning home to Montana after being wounded in the Pacific, Police Chief Robert Garrett was hoping for a little much needed Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Man. Instead, he finds himself chasing after a cold-blooded killer on Christmas Day, aided—whether he likes it or not—by eager young reporter Jamie Jameson.
Jamie has idolized Police Chief Garrett most of his life.
Despite a stolen birthday kiss seven years earlier, he knows his feelings are
unreturned. Even if Rob felt the same, there’s no room in their world for such
feelings between men. But while Jamie can accept Robert not sharing his
feelings, he won’t put up with being treated like a troublesome kid brother. He
too has a job to do, and he intends on traveling this bloody and twisted road
with Robert Garrett—no matter where it leads.