Hi, Heartwarmers! I'm a little late with my blog post because I've been getting prizes ready to go out. YAY, books in the mail! Here are
5 REASONS TO SPEND YOUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH KEEPING COLE'S PROMISE:
5. Saturday afternoons are always better with a beagle by your side. This beagle is named Freddie and he has some "issues" so he needs a good, strong man with a kind heart and dog-training experience. Other famous beagles...Snoopy. Other adorable beagles? TOO MANY TO NAME.
4. I'm pretty sure this is the best first line I've ever written. We won't talk about the current first line of my work in progress. It needs help. What's the first line? Well...
THE DAY THAT Cole Ferguson walked out of Travis County State Jail was twice as terrifying as the day he walked in.3. When my editor Dana and I talked about writing a hero fresh out of prison, I was nervous and excited and NERVOUS, but I loved meeting Cole Ferguson and finding the flaws in my very sunny heroine, Rebecca. She's had a very comfortable life. Meeting him will expose all the ways she's missing opportunities to see and improve the town she loves. Also, she's got amazing friends who stick together no matter what.
2. Why were we talking about heroes fresh out of prison? Programs like this one: Paws in Prison. It's an instant pick-me-up on gloomy days (like when your book proposal is rejected...leading to a new, amazing, wonderful idea like the one that became my favorite book I've ever written). GO AND SEE. This is a prison program that takes shelter dogs and matches them with prisoners for basic obedience lessons and YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE.
1. If you're in the same spot I'm in and you need something that reminds you of the goodness of people and dogs, the promise of second chances (and third and fourth if you need them), and the fact that love changes everything, Keeping Cole's Promise is a solid option.
Bonus reason: This cover
Here's the blurb if your finger is still hovering over the Buy button:
It's time he lived up to his wordEleven years ago, Cole Ferguson made the biggest mistake of his life, but now he can finally get back on track. The first step? Nail the job at the local animal shelter and keep his head down. But working at the shelter means spending time with Rebecca Lincoln. Rebecca is beautiful and kind but she's also determined to save the world. Cole isn't about to join her. Helping Rebecca would mean breaking his promise—running toward trouble instead of staying clear. She doesn't need him anyway. How could she ever see him as more than just another charity project?
And how do you feel about sneak peeks? Because I have the cover for the final book in the series: A