If you read Fire on the Mountain in its Dreamspinner incarnation, you’ve seen part of this book. Into the Mountains originally appeared at the end of the novel, where it explained a lot about Kurt. Unfortunately, that was also positioned perfectly to make the reader go hmm.
You may have wondered, “What was Pam thinking? Kurt and Jake are together, as they were clearly intended to be. Why are we talking about Benji now?”
Good question. Short answer is “publisher said.”
The Mountains series is with Rocky Ridge Books, so time to reorganize! Let’s hear about Benji in his proper place in the timeline, two years before Fire. Then we’ll understand a lot more about Kurt when he pulls up at the Chiefs’ house on his motorbike, and takes that first look at Jake.
Plus, we’ll see the last straw that drove Jake into the mountains. This piece hasn’t appeared anywhere else.
Into the Mountains is available on Amazon, where “Free” isn’t an option yet, but it’s also available on the Rocky Ridge Books store, where you can scoop up your copy as a gift from me.
The store’s still under construction, so pardon our dust, but do take a look around. You might find another freebie tidbit featuring Mark and Allan from Fall Down the Mountain, which will be back up here real soon now.
Into the Mountains
Why did Kurt Carlson become a forest ranger?
Long before he met Jake, Kurt climbed the monoliths of Yosemite with his best friend, Benji. But after a storm traps them halfway up the face of El Capitan, Kurt has to accept that their friendship isn’t what he thought.
Why did Jake Landon become a forest ranger?
A trip with his college friends to a hot springs resort should be fun, not disastrous. But for a man who’s still deep in the closet, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
Everything leads to two men alone in the wilderness in this prequel to Fire on the Mountain.