Hi y’all. Maddie James here. Just letting you in an a new member coming to the Montana McKenna family.
A know a lot of you have been reading the Montana Ranchers series co-written by author Jan Scarbrough and myself. And you’ve been asking for more! Well, wait no more. Jan has added the 7th book to the series, featuring Liz McKenna, the step-mother to my two sibling characters, Callie and Parker.
If you’ve read any of the series, you’ll remember that Callie and Parker’s father dies early on in the series, and it is truly the impetus for bringing all of the McKenna kids back home again. Each of the siblings has had their own story, and I’m even getting some cousins in on the act with my Montana Heat spin-off–but this new addition tells Liz’s story, after the death of her rancher husband. Here’s the book description:
She’d had the great love of her life. Was she foolish to want another one?
Liz McKenna’s dreams died along with her husband. Now she’s become the keeper of dreams for others. She’s done everything she can to keep the McKenna ranch running and to move on with her life. She’d learned to knit and play the piano. Distracted herself with hobbies. And yet, there was no avoiding the deep, unspoken unhappiness. Was it the burden of running the dude ranch? The responsibility of keeping her husband’s dream alive? At fifty-five, was she put out to pasture, too old to have dreams of her own?
Producer and scriptwriter Chaz Kingston is burned out by the ruthlessly competitive world of Hollywood. He’s tired of the empty celebrity lifestyle of his ex-wife and her daughters who are only famous for being famous. He’s tired of a life chasing the next hot trend, the next hot script. And he’s mourning the senseless death of his brother. Then he’s offered the chance to write a script based on a real life feel-good family novel about a dude ranch in Montana. Maybe blue skies and open spaces are what this silver fox needs. But he never dreamed his R&R would include a beautiful widow.
Haven’t read any of the McKenna clan yet? No worries. You can try out the prequel to the series for FREE! Get an early peek into this Montana ranching family that sets the stage for the rest of the books. Available at all ebook retailers. (Might as well grab it too when you check out Liz!) Here’s More:
Welcome to McKenna Ranch!
Meet Brody, Callie, Mercer and Parker–the four siblings in the clan of James McKenna, a Montana rancher. Growing up on the ranch was a great life, until Callie and Parker’s mother passed away, leaving James a widower. It wasn’t long, however, before he remarried, bringing stepmother Liz into their lives, along with her son, Brody. Soon, James and Liz added a new McKenna to the family, when daughter Mercer was born.
Brothers and sisters are prone to disagreements and this Brady Bunch family of step, half, and full siblings is no exception. As they grew up on the ranch, they learned values that stuck with them throughout their lives–even though they may live apart as adults. But there is one thing that will bring them all back together. Their father’s only wish.
Beginning with a short prequel novella that tells the story of James McKenna and Liz Caldera, and how they came to blend their families, these stories put you on the McKenna Ranch near Yellowstone National Park. This series leads off with Jan Scarbrough’s Brody, with Maddie James’ Callie to follow, while the siblings begin the long road home. These sweet to sexy stories give you a glimpse into Montana rodeo and ranch life, and of course, provide lots of contemporary cowboy love and romance.
Here is the series so far:
The Montana McKennas: Prequel by Jan Scarbrough and Maddie James
Brody by Jan Scarbrough
Callie by Maddie James
Parker by Maddie James
Mercer by Jan Scarbrough
Corporate Cowboy by Maddie James (Montana Heat)
Liz by Jan Scarbrough – PREORDER NOW!
Saving Amanda by Maddie James (Montana Heat) [coming in 2016]
Happy Monday, everyone! ~Maddie