SABLE HUNTER HERE!! September was the last time I spoke with you here on Wild and Wicked. I’ve been having a time! And it wasn’t all a good time. In mid-September, I was rushed to the hospital with what I thought was food poisoning. I blamed a place called Mimi’s and brussel sprouts. I endured the pain for several days before one friend finally convinced me to go to the doctor, she was afraid I had something more serious. She was right. The ER staff was much more concerned with my high blood pressure and off the charts blood sugar – all I was worrying about was the agony in my middle section. They gave me pain medicine and that seemed to work. I endured tests and MRI’S then was informed I had a strangulated hernia and a bowel obstruction. I didn’t even get a chance to blink before they took me to surgery.
The surgery went fine and after that, their diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes was also proved false. Apparently I was just in mega-stress. Well, I could have told them that. Pain will do that to you.
I went home and thought all was well. A few weeks later was when my troubles really began. I was hit with unreasonable panic attacks. I went from normal to nuts and I had no idea why. Anxiety began to eat me alive. I lost the ability to close my eyes in sleep. I dreaded the sun going down. I became claustrophobic. I actually had to move to a bigger place and I began to either spend my nights out of doors on the patio or else I sat up all night in a car. Sleep only came with exhaustion. I began to seek help and my doctor prescribed xanax. I have to tell you, I was more scared of the drug than I was my headcase. She recommended that I see a therapist and I did. After speaking at length to me – and yes, I told her I had book deadlines, I didn’t have time for this crap – she diagnosed me as having had a ‘chemical reaction’ to the anesthesia administered during surgery. She did hit on a point, I had dreaded being put to sleep. The only other times I’d gone under for surgery I’d had an awful time waking up. This time I roused with no problems, but now I was faced with unreasonable fear of sleep and darkness and isolation. Well, I ended up taking the Xanax and still am – the smallest dose they can diagnose – and I also take a handful of herbs and over the counter sleeping aids to lull myself to slumber. Since its been over three months, I can report that I’m better. The crazy anxiety has dissipated but I still have trouble going to sleep. HOWEVER – – during this time I have not stopped writing. I released TEXAS CHAOS, KIT AND ROGUE and HEAD OVER SPURS and I’m working on four more SIMULTANEOUSLY. When I’m really famous (cough,joke) and their teaching about me in some college class, they’ll look back on these books as my ‘dark period’. In one book, Head Over Spurs – which I wrote to honor Desiree Holt. For a self-torturing plot twist, I gave my heroine my symptoms and the readers a foreword explaining the cathartic exercise. It was well received. We looked back and my last post included IF I CAN DREAM, and then my problem set in. So I’ll share with you the links and blurbs for the others as well as a peek at what else is going on. ALL AVAILABLE IN AMAZON!
October 27, 2015
The letters C. H. A. O. S. don’t just refer to reality out of control, it’s an alert–the Chief Has Arrived On Scene! Logan Gray is that chief. He covers the ground he stands on and people show respect when he walks by. In his late thirties, Logan is a confirmed bachelor. While he may adore the young Jenna from afar, at 18, he considers her to be a lifetime too young for him.
Jenna is of another opinion. Logan Gray is everything to her. He rescued her from a fire at 16. His parents took her in when she had nothing and no one. Raised on his Gray Wolf guest ranch, Jenna learns how to trick-ride and perform in the rodeo. When Logan’s not looking, she even loves to try her hand at bull-riding. And now, she is ready to go after what she wants most–Logan Gray.
Ignoring the fact that his heart and body craves Jenna like a drug, Logan does what he thinks is best and gently turns her down. What happens next turns his world on end. Logan learns that love can’t be defined by a number and life without Jenna is no life at all.
KIT AND ROGUE
November 26, 2015
Happily-Ever-After or Wedding Bell Blues? The Lone Wolf, Rogue Walker, isn’t alone anymore. Not only has he been reunited with the love of his life, Kit Ross – he’s found a family, three brothers and a legacy left him by his father, Dusty Walker. Everything seems to be perfect. Kit has agreed to marry him and she’s having his baby. What could go wrong? Well…everything. Just as soon as all the pieces have fallen into place, all hell breaks loose. Someone is out to destroy Rogue and take away everything he values, starting with his very identity.
Kit knows Rogue Walker is her destiny. The love and passion that flows between them is all-consuming. To begin their lives in style, she plans a surprise wedding and a hot-as-hell honeymoon. If sex were the only thing they had to worry about, their lives would be perfect – because these two can burn up the sheets like nobody’s business. Alas, there’s more to marriage than sex – who knew? Especially when there seems to be more than one bride. Will the real Mrs. Rogue Walker please stand up?
Despite the seemingly insurmountable circumstances, true love will prevail – not only for the Walker clan but for another couple who has found their way to Red Creek, Kansas during this season of miracles – and believe you me – it’s going to take a big one to straighten out all of this…
HEAD OVER SPURS
From the moment Tanner Barron laid eyes on Desiree Holt, he knew she was the only woman for him. His dream girl. The only problem – it was an impossible dream. Their paths crossed early on, before she became a country music star and before he had anything to offer her other than his adoration. One night, in a dark alley off 6th Street in Austin, Tanner rescues Desiree from two men who have her cornered, threatening her. She wants to thank him, but he disappears just before the police arrive. Desiree doesn’t forget, even when she’s offered a record deal and whisked off to Nashville, where she pens a song in his honor – White Knight.
A decade passes before they meet again. Fate brings them together just when they need one another the most. He’s trying to find peace after a failed search and rescue mission and Desiree is seeking healing after another attack – this time by an over-zealous fan which has left her traumatized and unable to sleep.
Their time together begins at Christmas, but it doesn’t end there. They find solace in one another, despite the things that could keep them apart. They’re from two different worlds, she’s famous, he’s just a cowboy who would die for her. Tanner’s not sure he’s good enough, she’s not sure she can satisfy him – after all he’s a young, virile stud and she’s almost a decade older than he is. Will distance, age, and fame keep them apart? Or will the fact that they’re head over spurs in love with one another be enough?
And this is the amazing book DESIREE HOLT wrote honor me
His heart has an appetite only one woman can satisfy.
Naked Cowboys, Book 8
Sable Hunter paid her dues caring for suburban pets in West Texas. Ready to get back to her first love—large animals—she’s excited about moving to Saddle Wells to take over for the retiring veterinarian. With a reputation to build, she can’t afford any distractions, and the sizzling heat between her and local rancher Ryan Donovan could seriously mess with her focus.
Ryan earned his stripes the hard way, one bull at a time on the rodeo circuit. Now he’s put his prize money to work raising bulls for competition. He can’t deny he misses the rush of pro riding—until the sweet new vet in town brings a different kind of excitement and makes him want to sweep her into his bed and his future.
Becoming friends with benefits sounds like an excellent compromise to Ryan until he can convince Sable she doesn’t have to choose between career and love. But a costly mistake could destroy her career, as well as any chance for happiness with the man she realizes she loves.
Warning: Contains a woman whose career is taking off, and a man whose career is changing direction faster than a spinning bull. Hang on, ladies, this cowboy’s got a free hand and it’s about to get wild!
There is another bit of exciting news – I have another book up for pre-order that’s a part of the COWBOY JUSTICE 12-PACK – Cowboy Lawmen so hot it’s criminal. Ha!
Here’s the link and below is my individual cover that’s in the boxset and the blurb.
TEXAS LONESTAR ( Book 3 on the TEXAS HEROES SERIES)
Dallas McClain is a busy man – far too busy to fall in love. He is a Texas Ranger, a volunteer firefighter and a man with a plan to own his own ranch someday. But for now he’s chasing criminals and putting out fires – everywhere but his own bed. Dallas loves women, what he doesn’t have time for is a relationship or a family. Until… he meets Haley.
Haley Richards is under attack. Shots have been fired through her window, animals have been poached off her land and someone is rustling her cattle. If she doesn’t get help, Haley will lose her home. The local Sheriff can’t seem to help, so he calls in a Texas Ranger to do the job.
The moment Dallas meets Haley, sparks fly. They can’t seem to get along for a minute, but the attraction between them is hard to deny. Abandoned by her husband, she is struggling to keep her home and family intact. She doesn’t trust men as far as she can throw them, but Dallas seems to be different. Despite his aggravating personality, she can tell he’s a man of honor. And when her little girl, Sadie, decides Dallas is going to be her new daddy… Well, let’s say all bets are off. A determined female, no matter if she is pint-sized, is hard to ignore.
Also cumming – I mean coming soon is the next HELL YEAH!!