Category Archives: Snow

Snow on the Mountain

Does he look like Kurt to you?

I’m a lot more involved in the process this time around. The new covers need to evoke the story and look fresh and exciting.

I think I found a good cover model for Kurt. This is definitely “winter Kurt” because his hair is grown out.  We’ll give him a proper Wapiti Creek background. What do you guys think?

Young blond man in ski parka

Snow on the Mountain, now in French

Still on the preorder page at Dreamspinner, but I have my print copy already! (And you can too, if you love turning paper pages and want to hear Jake murmuring screaming, “Oui, oui!” to Kurt. Had to fix that, because of the kitchen scene. Heh.)   Or park the Avalanche on your reader, in mobi, epub, or pdf. Because Snow on the Mountain is now Avalanche sur la Montagne.

Suite de Brasier sur la montagne

Les Montagnes, tome 2

La poudreuse, les pentes magnifiques et les élégants hôtels de la station sélect de Wapiti Creek attirent les experts et les plus fortunés, mais pour Jake Landon et Kurt Carlson, l’attrait vient du travail. Skieur novice, Jake a été assigné au télésiège de la piste pour débutants, mais Kurt craint d’être obligé de pelleter de la neige tout l’hiver. Enseigner dans une école de ski privée devrait être le boulot de ses rêves, mais ce travail provoque les rires et les regards en coin de ses nouveaux amis.

Tout l’été, Jake et Kurt sont restés seuls dans la nature. Si Jake voulait rester dans le placard, ça n’avait pas d’importance. Maintenant, ils doivent gérer leur relation en public, et les jumeaux de cinq ans qui ont désigné Jake comme camarade de ski sont aussi nuisibles que le pisteur qui craque pour lui. Les amis potentiels, les collègues vicieux et les périls de la montagne pourraient provoquer la fin de leur couple, mais pour Kurt et Jake, le plus grand danger vient de l’autre.

Thank you, Dreamspinner and Julianne Nova!  On preorder now, and available to read on August 15. 

Whoooo! Um, what’s whoo! in French?

Amazing video for Snow on the Mountain

Una nevicata in montagna is coming out on November 11, and the lovely Francesca Girauda and her team put together this video to show Kurt and Jake’s adventures. This is so my new favorite song. The imagery is perfect for the story, and there’s even a section for the bonus Christmas story at the end. **squee** It doesn’t matter what language you read these boys in, that video is PERFECT!

Alps vs Rockies

Alps Antorno Lake

This is Antorno Lake in the Italian Alps. Not my usual mountains, but also very pretty, and you can see some resemblance to parts of the Colorado Rockies.

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These are the Maroon Bells, up by Aspen, in Kurt and Jake territory.

What’s the connection, you wonder? I just found out that Fire on the Mountain and Snow on the Mountain are being translated into Italian!

 

 

Photo by Kaibara87, found at flicker

Snow snark with Jake

Hi, snark-hoppers! Today’s tidbit is from Snow on the Mountain. Jake opened the book by rescuing a child from a fall off a ski lift, and the newsies have gotten wind of it. You can tell what Jake thinks of his new heroic status.

So I spent my lunch hour explaining in very little detail about how Todd came to topple and about the rescue, showing distressing tendencies—I was sure it would get edited out—to talk about rock climbing, and mentioning Egon’s role in making the climb possible. The wind was starting to whip up, blowing the needles of snow into Ms. Perky’s unprotected face while I droned on from the warmth of my scarf. She’d get edited out, with that tendril of hair that kept flying across her face to make a lopsided mustache every time she turned to keep the slope and the lift in the background. She’d never make anchorwoman, I thought uncharitably, if she didn’t have the sense to braid her hair for the slopes.

Channel 4 sent Ms. Businesslike, who had dressed sensibly and styled her hair for the wind, and a cameraman. They spotted us before Ms. Perky was finished with me. While waiting their turn, Roy laid out the ground rules, giving me hope that I might get to my hot soup before dark.

“Late again, I see,” Ms. Perky told Ms. Businesslike  as she and her crewman headed out.

“He’ll be more polished, now he’s practiced with you,” she shot back.

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Check here at Marie Sexton’s blog for the whole list of authors; we have more folks offering tidbits.

Champagne powder snow, gorgeously groomed slopes, and elegant hotels draw the expert and the wealthy to the exclusive Wapiti Creek Ski Resort, but for Jake Landon and Kurt Carlson, the lure is work. A novice skier, Jake’s been assigned to run the bunny lift, but Kurt’s afraid he’ll be stuck shoveling snow all winter. Instructing at a private ski school should be his dream job, but it brings giggles and sideways glances among their new friends.

All summer, Jake and Kurt were alone in the wilderness. If Jake wanted to stay in the closet, it didn’t matter. Now they have to navigate a relationship in public, where the five-year-old twins who’ve adopted Jake as their ski buddy are as big a nuisance as the ski patroller who has a crush on him. Would-be friends, vicious coworkers, and the perils of the mountain could mean the end for Kurt and Jake, but their biggest danger comes from each other.

Bonus story: Mistletoe on the Mountain

Jake’s agonizing over what to give Kurt for their first Christmas together—he knows what Kurt wants most can’t be gift wrapped.

Find it at Dreamspinner, All Romance eBooks, and Amazon, as well as other fine etailers.