To announce my new release of the second Silver Sage Creek novels, Better She Live, I dedicate the book, as well as the first book, Better She Die to the black wolf. Genetic research has revealed wolves with the unique coloration of the black pelts to be a mutation from domestic dogs. In Better She Live, I have a wolfdog character by the name of Weylyn (Native American name meaning, Son of Wolf).
Here’s a tribute to the fascinating animal that made its way into my novels, not only the first two books, but the third one as well, Better She Love, due out in January, 2014. Take a moment and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzvqfkF6NjY
If you’ve read Better She Die, you’ll remember Clare Rose’s best friend, Ruby, owner of Silver Sage Saloon. Her character spoke to me during the entire time I wrote the first book. Book two is Ruby’s story and the last book of Silver Sage Creek novels, will be released in January 2014, Better She Love.
Better She Live Blurb:
Ruby Thornton, the proprietor of the Silver Sage Saloon is a business woman, not a prostitute. But, because she runs a saloon, the proper folks of Silver Sage Creek treat her as such, until the wealthy Richard Webster moves into town. His reputation of being a gentleman and a lucrative railroad businessman has the entire town smitten, including Ruby.
When a cowboy named Jesse Stryker comes along, working for the wealthy Webster, Ruby is torn by her conflicting emotions. His angry eyes contradict his proposition for a night of pleasure. She’s tempted. Only, she isn’t a prostitute.
Ruby’s first instincts about a person is usually right, until now. Who’s the shrewd and fiendish man, the wealthy Webster or Stryker? Caught up in a charmed life, Ruby’s backed into a corner of kidnapping and murder, putting her life and others in danger. Who can she trust?
A very short excerpt:
Ruby’s head jerked back. Springing to her feet she stomped to the edge of the porch. Her wide eyed glare aimed at him. With her fingers curling into a tight fist, her infuriating voice spat out her words, slowly, “Mr. Stryker, if I had a pistol in my hand at this moment, your condescending ass wouldn’t be sitting on a horse. I’d shoot you down. Your assumption that my business is a place of ill repute couldn’t be further from the truth. Now, I suggest you ride on and not step one boot inside of my establishment again.”
Are you fascinated with the wolf? Did you like the video?
Happy Autumn and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. Judy
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