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Anyone for audio? Finn Sterling will read you Fire on the Mountain

Fire audio coverWho’s ready for seven hours of listening to Jake Landon trying to cope with his way-too-tempting ranger partner Kurt?

Fire on the Mountain is now out in audio, for your listening pleasure. Finn Marlow really gets Jake’s worries and moods, and heh, I’m really looking forward to hearing what he does for the commando scene. Great voice for this story! For this series–because Dreamspinner is bringing the other Mountain books to audio.

Get your audio book from Dreamspinner, Amazon, or from Audible!

Fire on the Mountain–now in Spanish!

FireontheMountainSPLGToday’s the big day for the Spanish translation of Fire on the Mountain! Fuego en la Montana (I still can’t make that tilde) is available on the Dreamspinner New Releases page.

Jake and Kurt’a first book is now available in Spanish for readers who’d prefer to read about Jake y Kurt. Since I now have a novel that I wrote in a language I only partially understand, here’s my chance to learn more. 😉

Mil gracias to translator María Ángela Cuenca Alcaraz, who worked very hard to maintain the spirit of the original in this new version.

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Tomarse un descanso de los estudios, disfrutar de las Montañas Rocosas de Colorado, combatir un incendio de vez en cuando. Eso es todo lo que Jake Landon esperaba cuando se inscribió para ser un ranger. Hará equipo con algún hombre viejo de montaña malhumorado; patrullarán los parajes en un camión cisterna; hablarán tres palabras al día, y el viejo malhumorado no será atractivo en lo más mínimo. Un bosque nacional es lo bastante grande para ser el armario de Jake, que pasará su tiempo libre pescando.

Pero el viejo malhumorado resulta ser Kurt Carlson: seguro, competente y con experiencia. También es joven, vivo, amable, y considera la ropa algo opcional cuando se trata sólo de dos chicos en la naturaleza. Compartir una pequeña cabaña con esta tentación andante atenta contra la cordura de Jake: ¿está enviando señales, o simplemente siendo Kurt? ¿Y cómo reaccionaría Kurt si descubriera que su nuevo compañero quiere prender un fuego de otro tipo? Jake está aterrorizado: tienen que vivir juntos durante cinco meses sin importar lo que pase.

Las chispas que vuelan entre los guardabosques podrían incendiar los árboles, pero se necesita un fuego feroz para hacer que Jake y Kurt admitan el calor entre ellos.

 

The Mountains are Bleeding

Blood on the Mountain 400x600Well, there’s Blood on them.

Sorry to be so late with the announcement, but Blood on the Mountain is out! RL, once again, has been kicking my butt, but a few kind words from early readers have helped me kick back at RL. Jake and Kurt know the feeling, because I put them through the wringer this time around. Heh heh heh.

Find Kurt and Jake’s latest and most dangerous adventure at Dreamspinner, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and other fine e-tailers.

Jake Landon thinks a second ranger season in the Colorado Rockies with Kurt Carlson is close enough to heaven, and a national forest is big enough to be his closet. Pharmacy school-and the luxuries of electricity and running water-can wait, maybe forever, as long as Jake doesn’t have to come out. He doesn’t plan on Kurt’s vision of his future being as narrow and direct as the single track roads through the trees.

“Your future, your fear, and me,” Kurt tells Jake. “You can have two of the three, so choose wisely.” Jake may have no choices left after they stumble on armed men guarding a beautiful but deadly crop that doesn’t belong among the pines and spruces. Angry men with guns are only one danger in the Colorado wilderness, and Jake’s reluctance to come out is now his smallest problem.

Kurt’s skills and Jake’s silver tongue may not be enough to get them out of this mess-how much of the blood shed on the mountain will be theirs?

 

Want some Blood on the Mountain?

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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.

FallDowntheMountain400No 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.

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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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.