Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Linda Lael Miller. New series and giveaway.

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 5 comments
For all you cowboy-romance lovers, meet Linda Lael Miller. Linda has written Time Travel and Vampire books, but her heart is in the West. The “First Lady of the West” writes contemporary and historical stories that have earned her awards and placements on all the national bestsellers lists.
 And this month Linda is giving away a $100 gift card to the winner's favorite spa in her monthly contest because her newest heroine, Grace Emory, runs the high-end resort and spa in Carson Creek.  Hop on over and enter. I already did. http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/news/april-2016/

Linda's new series is The Carsons of Mustang Creek AND I have a copy of Once a Rancher to give away. 
The series is set in the same area as her Bliss County series, so you’ll meet some old friends. I love series with a connection.
 The Carsons of Mustang Creek have the kind of wealth that makes you think of Dallas and Dynasty, but they are way nicer people. Am I love their mom. I hope she gets her own story.
Slater, Mace and Drake Carson may be brothers, but that doesn’t mean they are alike. While all three of them are born cowboys, Slater’s interests lie in documentary film-making, Drake's interest in protecting the wild mustang herd that's been raiding their ranch's mares, and Mace runs the family winery. In the first book of the series, you get to meet all three of them, but Once a Rancher follows Slater.

 Here's the blurb.

Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he’s a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day’s work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder’s temporary guardian is the gorgeous new resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can’t hurt to keep a closer eye on her as well… Grace Emery doesn’t have time for romance. Between settling into her new job and caring for her ex-husband’s rebellious son, her attraction to larger-than-life Slater is a distraction she can’t afford. But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she’ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most—and that love is always worth fighting for.

I love all the characters I met in Once a Rancher. Grace is a former cop recently divorced from career military man who never invested any time in his family. Before Grace, his parents took care of his son. Grace took on the responsibility of teenage Ryder and divorce didn't change that. She's determined to make a stable life for them both.
Slater's career is documentary film making and that doesn't leave him much time for a family life. He's attracted against his will to the feisty Spa Manager. He's not ready to get married. And neither is Grace. But there's something drawing them together that won't be ignored.
The give and take between the members of the Carson family and the way they reach out to Grace and her troubled stepson make for great reading.    
I'm giving away an ARC of Once A Rancher.  And I have a question for you. I do giveaways every week. Is it easier for you to enter with a Rafflecopter? Or, by simply leaving a comment?    This week please leave a comment to enter. Read on!


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