Return to the Mountain will be available next week, and you might be the lucky reader who wins a copy at Stumbling Over Chaos. Just swing by and leave your name for a chance to win an e-copy. This is the fifth book in the Mountains universe, but it’s Gary and Seth’s first novel. The book stands alone, but you might recognize some familiar faces from my other works. Keep an eye out for the secondary characters!
Caddy Gary Richardson hungers for the lush life of the wealthy golfers he escorts around the course at Wapiti Creek. The contrast between his tiny trailer at the edge of a mountain town and the luxurious ski and golf resort is something he’s learned to live with but not like. Gary wants the fancy condo and late-model car not just for himself but for his childhood friend turned lover, Seth Morgan. He’d settle for security for the two of them, but even that seems out of reach.
Seth is content with Gary and enough spare cash for greens fees at municipal golf courses. Going pro is beyond his means, even if he plays well enough to win on the championship resort courses. Gary would do anything to fulfill Seth’s dreams, even things he’d rather keep to himself. When an unheard of opportunity knocks, Gary can answer or resign himself to living on tips from affluent tourists.
But Seth can’t live with that answer when it means his trust has been betrayed. He has to let go and hope the man he loves will find his way home.
Leave your name at Stumbling Over Chaos–you could win!
Pippa of Mrs. Condit and Friends has posted a glowing review of Blood on the Mountain!
I’m always a little terrified when a review starts out “I haven’t read the others…” but she concluded that not only did it not matter that she started here, she wanted the rest. Part of what she said:
I think you can probably gather I really enjoyed Blood on the Mountain. Read it for a cracking plot, and a wonderful couple that deserves their Happy Ever After.
See the rest here, and while you’re there, leave a comment, because we’re giving away an ebook to one of Mrs. Condit’s lucky visitors. It could be you!
Jessewave has a copy of Blood on the Mountain to give away today. Sign up here! (And be patient–the site’s loading slowly because of holiday traffic.) There’ll be another copy Saturday in Wave’s Big-Assed Holiday Giveaway, plus a chance for your choice of the other Mountain novels and a copy of The Rare Event.
In other news, Blood picked up a lovely tribute from a reader (you can see the original at Amazon).
What’s not to like about this book. Yes it can be read without reading the others, but in combination it makes a very good read. The struggles and surprises along the way left me emotionally charged.
I’ve had my partner read the first 2 books and he don’t seem to want to put them down. The commute to work don’t seem long enough for him.
The coggles of my heart are particularly warm today.
Whoohoo! The Goodreads links are up, finally, and I have a minute to post, finally. (32 hours at work in 3 days–I want naps for Chanukah gifts.)
Blood ends in a couple of days, Fall Down lasts a little longer, but run over to Goodreads and put your name in the hat!
Go visit Stumbling Over Chaos, where you will find an ebook of Blood on the Mountain up for grabs to some lucky commenter. Jake and Kurt fans, this one is all new! Not yet a Jake and Kurt fan? You can start here without a hitch–the books stand alone.
I also thought I’d give away a paper copy of Blood. And because I have several paperbacks of Fall Down the Mountain, I thought, hmm, let’s offer one of those too. This is where I discover that the ebook editions of both books are already on Goodreads, but the paperbacks are not.
No big, I tell myself, I can add those bad boys in like the author I am, and kewl, I do. They’re all combined with the ebooks, although for some reason one of the covers doesn’t show in all views. And then I hit the “list giveaway” button, which drags the ISBN from the catalog listing. Description, tags, dates, tum te tum, all added–I hit List.
And then it tells me “This ISBN is not listed in our catalog.” :headdesk:
I’ll try again tonight after it has a chance to propagate through the system.