For Mothers' Day weekend, Second Chance Ranch is FREE on Amazon!
My gift to mothers everywhere!
Pediatric oncology nurse,
Jennifer O’Reilly returns home to Hawk Ridge, Colorado to establish a mountain
recreation camp as a safe adventure for children battling cancer. Her path to
ownership depends on developing a profitable business plan to convince the bank
she can manage not only the camping facility, but the entire Trails’ End Ranch
Generations earlier, one
misplayed hand of poker lost part of the family ranch, and Zac Davidson,
youngest son and financial genius of the Circle D, wants it back. Intrigued
since childhood by the legend of his great grandfather, Zac is the only family
member who holds out hope that one day the ranch would become Davidson property
again. When the ranch goes on the market, money is no object, only Jennifer
O’Reilly stands between him and his dream.
High school sweethearts, Jennifer and Zac
have wounded each other, and the scars run deep. Jennifer is forced to reveal a
secret she’s protected for twelve years. Will past mistakes jeopardize the
future of both of their dreams or give them a second chance?
usually do blog tours, but when romantic suspense and adventure author, L.A. Sartor invited me to participate, what could I say? Yes, of course. Take a
moment and check out L.A.’s adventure release, Stone of Heaven, Book 1 of her
Carswell Adventure Series. We’re talking
exotic setting and seat-of-your-pants suspense – the stuff great reading is
Thanks for the opportunity to talk about my writing, L.A.!!!
Now, on to my Writing Process...
What are you working on?
I’m currently working on the third book of my Circle D series. Long Road Home features the oldest
Davidson brother, Nick. He’s carrying a big load of guilt on his broad
shoulders and thinks he can run from it all by following the rodeo circuit
while sitting on the back of a bucking bull. He’s had all the feeling kicked
out of him until Rachel Roskovitch roars into his life…driving his truck. Rachel vows she’ll never
trust a cowboy; Nick knows he’ll never trust anyone. The snowstorm raging
around the truck has nothing on the storm of emotions swirling around Nick and
Rachel until God’s love shakes things up and opens their eyes to the truth
they’ve both been running from.
second book, Second Chance Ranch just
came out in March and Long Road Home
will be out late fall.
Q: How does your
work differ from others of its genre?
Audra: I’d like to
say no one else would want to be me, but that’s cheating. I guess, my work is a
combination of gritty cowboy ranching and mushy sentimentality. Oh, I’m such a
cream puff when it comes to sappy love stories! Yes, I said it, sappy love stories!! I want the rugged,
rough cowboy who has attitude rivaling a herd of crotchety cattle to get
knocked off kilter by an unassuming female who has just enough compassion and
innocence to rock his world before he ever sees it coming. Deep, forever kind
of love. Nothing better than that.
Q: Why do you write
what you do?
Audra: Good question.
I’m published in inspirational romance and love it. When I began my novel
journey, I looked up to historical romance writers like Mary Jo Putney,
Rosemary Rogers and especially, Kathleen E Woodiwiss. They created story worlds
and characters I wanted to be a part of. As years passed, I realized they were
writing their stories – they didn’t need me to add to their perfection : ) I
never achieved the depth of character they commanded. I’d always had a strong
faith in Jesus Christ and when I discovered inspirational romance favorites
like Catherine Palmer and Susan May Warren, I knew I’d found a genre I could
dedicate my life to.
Q: How does your
writing process work?
Audra: Like many
romance authors, I hold a day job that ties up a good chunk of time. But, I’m
fortunate to love my work at our county Extension office where I’m surrounded
by more opportunities for research and inspiration than I could ever hope for.
Cowboys, ranching, Colorado…I can find answers to most of my setting questions
right in the file drawers holding our fact sheets. This alone helps keep the
creative juices flowing. As far as the actual writing goes, I covet the two
hours a night where I shut the door to my office keeping family at bay and lose
myself in the world of my imagination.
and Jennifer made mistakes in their youth, and despaired they’d ever find happiness
again. Jennifer had a life-changing decision to make and was determined to keep
it a secret from everyone until God stepped in and made her realize she didn’t
have to fight alone. Jennifer has a heart of gold; her love is eternal.
is in for the ride of his life.
me in celebrating the release of Second Chance Ranch, the second book in the
Circle D series. You gotta love the cover…I LOVE THE COVER!
to Amazon and check it out. It's priced at $2.99 now. Don't miss it!
touch your heart : )
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