Rancher Under Fire releases in September. I never planned for this novel to be a true suspense book, and as a result, I had to do major edits on the story for it to please my editor. I found it hard to keep the tension coiled tight and to keep the action moving. I came to truly appreciate writers who can pen suspense after suspense while keeping their stories fast-paced and interesting. Margaret Daley, one of my best friends and critique partner, is the queen of writing intriguing chapter hooks, which make you have to turn the page to see what's happened. I'm back working on a historical set during the Oklahoma land rush days and in my comfort zone once again.
As a reader, do you have a genre you prefer? Do you tend stick to that genre or do you read others too?
Rancher Under Fire - Jackson Durant would go to any lengths to protect his young daughter and his ranch. He knows the puzzling incidents on his
homestead are no accidents. Someone is after him…but who? And
why? Reporter Mariah Reyes is determined to find out. She never
expected her pursuit of a story on the reclusive rancher would
endanger her life—nor that she’d fall for the cowboy. But when
Jackson’s daughter is kidnapped, she’ll do anything to help save
the little girl—even if it means becoming a target herself.