My last series was set on a dude ranch in gorgeous southern Illinois.   I’m heading out of my comfort zone for my next one.   Set in the small town of Blizzard, South Dakota,  it has all the wildness and alpha men that, hopefully, a reader will want.

The first book, tentatively titled Stormy’s Season (Stormy Season?)  should be finished by the end of the month.

Brent Cumberland, ex Navy, now college professor, has taken a sabbatical to work on his book and care for his mom, Joan,  who has cancer.

Miranda Storm Wagner has lived in Blizzard all her life, and has been helping Joan.    She also has a stalker, who started out innocuously, but has recently ramped up the harassment.


“Do you understand me?”  Brent said, fiercely.   It wasn’t a question, she could tell.

“I understand,” she said, shivering despite the heat.   “I trust you, but, still, just feel,”  she couldn’t finish the sentence.

“Just feel what?” he asked, and cupped her ass with his free hand.   Nice.  She liked that.

“I don’t know.  Like my life is under a stranger’s control, I guess.   That someone is taking over my life and I can’t do anything to stop it. ”

“The only one planning to control you is me, Miranda Storm,” Brent said it so decisively she almost felt convinced.  Then shook her head, causing her hair to fall in her eyes.

“I don’t need controlled,” she glared at him.

“That is a true fact,” He nodded.   “But you really like it, and as time goes on, you’ll like it more. ”


Hope they can figure out what’s going on outside the relationship so they can start concentrating on the fun stuff!