A friend pointed out tonight that a comment on Goodreads spilled beans I thought still safely in the pot. Spilled them of course because in some fit of optimism I replied to an email from a reader who liked Dancing on Coals with both the title of the new book and the fact I hope to have it out in September. That’s HOPE folks. I just wrote a new scene for it tonight, so there’s a lot of revising, editing, proofing, etc., still to go.
It’s only fair, though, to put out here what I spilled elsewhere. The title of the new book is Beautiful Bad Man, and as of right now I still plan to use the description I posted here in a comment a while back:
In 1866 on the empty Kansas prairie, two children shared a few desperate moments that changed their lives. For years afterward, each nursed a secret dream—that the other had grown into a special person—brave, good, kind.
When Norah Hawkins and Caleb Sutton cross paths again, dreams die. She is a bitter, suicidal widow. He is a gunman with little conscience and few scruples. Alternately angry, repelled, and attracted, the two form an uneasy partnership to hold land she owns and he covets against a marauding neighbor. Their bargain never included love, or did it?
I’ll get the cover up as soon as I have one. 🙂