I’m so thrilled to announce the release of my 2012 RWA® Golden Heart® finalist book: Desert Exposure.
This book is very dear to my heart, because it’s the book that made me a believer…in myself. It’s the third book in Desert Heat, three standalone books, featuring the small fictional town of Rancho Almagro in the Southern California desert, a redneck cop, three girlfriends, three hot dudes, a ton of bad guys, and one fluffy white dog named Ralph.
The book is in Amazon’s KDP Select program, which means it is a Kindle exclusive for three months. The full release through my publishing house, The Wild Rose Press, will be in print and all digital formats on August 2, 2013.
“Oh, dear God–“
Rachel didn’t look back. If she was about to die, she didn’t want to see the bullet coming. Another burst of gunfire sounded. A bullet lodged in a tree trunk above her head. She squashed the backpack against her chest, keeping Ralph in place, and pumped her legs hard to get over the slight rise.
Once down the other side, she darted through a field of date palms and got to the old truck, which she’d parked off the main drag. Opening the truck door, she slid into the seat and shoved the key into the ignition. With a quick gasp for air she tossed the backpack onto the floor of the truck. Slick with sweat and trembling with fear, her fingers shook as she turned the key in Grandpa’s old truck.
“Please start. Please start.” It leaped into action. She yanked on the zipper of the windbreaker, and let Ralph out onto the seat. He ran to the open window and barked.
“Shh, Ralph,” she whispered. “Good boy. Lie down.”
There was no sign, or sound, of movement. She pressed the accelerator hard. The truck roared across the unsealed track, and out from under the cover of tall date palms like a raging bull released from a rodeo pen. She headed for the highway and toward the safety of Grandpa’s cabin.
“Oh, hell, oh, hell…oh, hell,” she said, and tried to slow her panic.
The empty camera case still hung around her neck and it bumped against her chest. Pulling the strap over her head with one hand, she gripped tight to the steering wheel with the other, and then shoved the case on top of the backpack.
I risked my life for a freakin’ camera?
Available now at www.amazon.com
Also, I’m gifting one Kindle download of the book to one commenter (I’ll draw the name on Friday) along with a $10 Starbucks gift card. If you don’t have a kindle I can make that a PDF copy. Your choice. : ) Just leave a comment to enter.
Addendum: AND THE WINNER IS: SHERI
Congratulations, I’ll be in touch!