So it’s been awhile since you heard from me, but there’s a good reason: after exhaustive edits, critiques, and beta reads, RAINBOW MAN has been published! And here’s the lovely cover chosen by my newsletter subscribers:
This novel, like my previous ones, is set in the 1880s Arizona Territory. A bit more information on it:
Returning from a trip to New Mexico, renowned silversmith Alec Twelve Trees is arrested and beaten by a rogue US Cavalry patrol.
Alec is half Navajo, and this act of blatant racism invokes the ire not only of his father, but of the entire village of White’s Station. While the town’s leading citizens try to convince the Army it’s not needed there, Alec is nursed back to health by Irene Donovan.
Eighteen-year-old Irene is a gifted herbalist. Overindulged by her father and seven older brothers, Irene often lets her willfulness trump her better nature. But Alec understands her: he’s been her best friend since their school days, and loved her almost as long. He’s never revealed his feelings to her, certain her family will not accept him.
Alec refuses to press charges against the soldiers who beat him, but Irene begs him to reconsider. Alec honors her wishes, and realizes he is powerless to escape her charms, even though he believes she will never give him the love he craves.
When a parade of suitors come through her father’s door, Alec’s agony is sometimes overwhelming. At the same time, Irene’s frivolous nature rears its ugly head again. She escapes one hazard with her honor just barely intact. And when danger threatens both of them, Alec must decide if he will risk his life to save hers, or spend a few last happy days in her arms.
This novel, Book 3 of The Donovan Family Saga, is available for pre-order now from most major retailers at Books2Read.com. The actual publication date is October 18, 2021, when it will be widely available for purchase.
Note: Amazon isn’t allowing a pre-order period, as the book isn’t exclusive to them. But if you follow my author page, you’ll get a “”New Release” notification on 10/18/21, when it will be available for purchase there.
In the meantime, I’ve set aside a few copies for anyone interested in writing a review. And don’t let the word “review” intimidate you: all it takes is a few sentences. Did you love the book? hate it? What about the plot or characters appealed (or didn’t appeal) to you? Your honest opinion would mean the world to me.
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Watch this space for more news about the RAINBOW MAN tour!