I am so excited to announce that my rural romantic suspense, Climbing Fear: Book 1 in the CoalCliff Stud Series, is out today. (Imagine a drum roll, confetti, a marching band, jazz hands and anything exciting you can think of which is what’s going on in my head right now as I write this.)
Climbing Fear is the 8th book that I’ve had published and you would think that by now I’d be used to the fear-soaked excitement of releasing another one of my book babies into the world, but I’m not. Every book is unique and a labour of love, so its release is equally important. This one for reasons that make it different from the others as well, as it’s not only a labour of love that started in my head half a dozen years ago and I finally found the way to do it justice last year, but it is the last book that I ever discussed and workshopped with my bestie, Helen Petrou, who sadly was taken from us by cancer in August of last year. She knew I could write it and do Reid and Nat all the justice they deserved, and she was right. I love this story and hope you do too.
Climbing Fear is dedicated to her and I know that today, as she looks down on us from her angelic heights, she will be so proud and thrilled that it is finally out in the world. And so am I.
I give you Climbing Fear – enjoy!
CLIMBING FEAR – A Coalcliff Stud novel
His beloved home is under threat, and with it the beautiful, haunted woman he’s never been able to forget …
X-Treme TV sports star Reid Stratton has everything-until his best friend falls to his death on a climb while shooting their show. In the fierce media fallout, Reid begins to question everything about himself. Crippled by a new fear of climbing, Reid returns to CoalCliff stud, his family’s horse farm, to recover.
Single mother Natalia Robinson is determined to start afresh, away from the shadow of her past. A job at CoalCliff Stud where she lived as a child is the perfect opportunity to live the quiet life she always wanted. But she is unprepared to see Reid, and is even more unprepared for the passion that still burns between them.
But after a series of menacing events threaten the new home she is trying to build, Nat realises that Reid is the only person she can rely on to keep her and her daughter safe. Together, Reid and Nat must face the pasts that haunt them if they are to survive the present and forge a future of hope.