The Dreamspinner Coming Soon page now has my name on it three times! My new novel, Return to the Mountain, is listed in both ebook and paperback, letting Gary and Seth take their place next to Kurt, Jake, Mark, and Allan. In fact, Mark, Allan, and another couple of my familiar characters have secondary roles here. Return to the Mountain stands alone, though parts of it take place in the resort town of Wapiti Creek.
To add to the fun, Cross the Mountain, a Mark and Allan short, is also there. This one will be permanently free, and it’s a gift from me and Dreamspinner to all readers of the series and to those who’d like to taste before buying a larger work.
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.
Allan Tengerdie tumbles down easy ski slopes so often that he doesn’t believe Mark McAvoy’s assurances that he’ll enjoy cross-country skiing. Allan didn’t come to a fancy ski resort to trudge on the flats, but if a soft-in-the-middle chef has a chance to keep up with his ski patrol lover, he really ought to try.
Allan and Mark have a great time on the trails, but it’s pleasure for which Allan pays dearly. How will Mark convince him to go again?
Both stories will be available March 22, 2013, and are available for preorder now. Find all the Mountain tales at Dreamspinner.