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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.

 

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.

A new face for Snow

Snow on the Mountain will be out from Dreamspinner in August, just in time to heat you up and cool you off. Reece Dante’s set them on a ski slope for a cover and we’ve written fresh blurb, to go with the spiffy new text and editing. What do you think?

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.

Free read — Mistletoe

“Get off the computer already, Jake, and come to bed.” Kurt had been waiting far too long for his lover to close the browser. He was getting cold.

“I’m just trying to find out the basis for all this “kissing under the mistletoe” business.” Jake could have found this out earlier, Kurt thought, if he’d just looked in the right places, but still those busy fingers typed on.

“Roots that go back to the Greek Saturnalia, not described. The Vikings would call a day’s truce if they met an enemy beneath mistletoe, and the same legend about Frigga, Loki, and Baldur, told about seventeen different times,” Jake grumped. “Not sure how much is accurate.”  He typed some more. “Pliny’s story about the Druids and the white bulls. Everyone’s quoting the same base material, it looks like.”

Kurt tapped his foot. “You could do some original research.”

“How? Oh, and you’re supposed to take a berry off every time you kiss, and when all the mistletoe berries are gone you can’t steal kisses any more.” Finally, Jake turned around. And stared. And understood how to do the research.

Kurt tilted his Santa hat to a more rakish angle. That and the belt were all he was wearing, with something green and white on the buckle. “Good thing I chose a sprig with a lot of berries.”

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My holiday short story featuring Kurt and Jake from Fire on the Mountain and Snow on the Mountain is on sale this week, lucky readers. Just in time for some eggnog-fueled reading.

Mistletoe on the Mountain

This is Jake’s first Christmas away from his family, but it’s also his first Christmas with Kurt. Jake’s shoestring budget doesn’t matter, because what Kurt wants most can’t be gift wrapped. He’d like to stand openly with Jake as partners before the world, but Jake hasn’t come that far out of the closet. Wapiti Creek is hung everywhere with mistletoe, taunting them both with opportunities not taken.

Jake is making a traditional Landon family dish for a Christmas pot-luck dinner with friends, but he’s short a key ingredient. Kurt manages to supply the missing ingredient for Jake’s recipe — can Jake supply the missing ingredient for Kurt’s happiness?

Find it here.