When I get this close to a release, my brain tends to go in a million different directions. I have trouble focusing and tend to be a bit giddy.
I admit it, I’m like a little kid right before Christmas! Just let me unwrap that cowboy!
Okay, lassoing my excitement so I can tell y’all about VAUGHN. Once upon a time, there was a writer who loved penning westerns. Cowboys were the penultimate hero to her and she loved to meet and fall in love with a new one in each book.
Two years ago, she created a family, the Grahams, who lived in the Republic of Texas. It was a time in history where men and women had to be harder and tougher than the land they lived on. The eight Graham siblings lost their parents to tragedy and the youngest disappeared the same day.
Their circle of eight was broken, but they persevered on and fought for their family and their ranch. The first story was Matthew’s, the oldest, the one who had to keep everyone together. Matthew and his love, Hannah, reestablished the Grahams and began the next generation of the legacy.
The second story was Olivia’s. As the oldest girl she had borne the responsibility of substitute mother and role model for her sisters. However, she could not bear the loss of the youngest, Benjy, and set off on an adventure with Texas Ranger Brody Armstrong. The intense, tumultuous love story ended with marriage, but not with Benjy.
The third story is Caleb’s. As the second oldest, he had lived in Matt’s shadow all his life, so he left to be a Texas Ranger. After four years, he met his match in Aurora, a lady blacksmith who knocked him on his ass. Through circumstance, they found the missing Benjy and fought their way back to the Circle Eight. Home.
And now we come to book four, Vaughn. This is Elizabeth’s story, the second oldest daughter, the serious minded Graham who maintained the financial health of the ranch. She finds a naked man on her doorstep and her life changes forever.
Elizabeth and Vaughn are forced together, kidnapped by men he has wronged. You see, Vaughn is a confidence man, a charlatan who tricks people into giving up money or property for his schemes. Now she is caught in the backlash of his latest trick. Together they have to find a way to right the wrongs Vaughn has wrought and return to the Circle Eight.
There is danger, intrigue, heat and humor, mixed with heartache and the urge to kick some ass. VAUGHN releases on August 13 and I sincerely hope y’all will give the Circle Eight a read!
Long live cowboys!