Hearts and Ashes Book 1
Windy Days Press
August 29, 2018
Available in: e-Book
Smoke Montoya… Ex-Navy SEAL. Wanderer.
A man can’t change his past. Yet there Smoke was, forced to deal with the deaths of his estranged parents in the wake of a deadly Texas twister. He no longer belongs at their ranch, the Lost Chaparral; he’s not sure he ever did. Face to face with regret for words unspoken, he plans to sell the place and move out. It’s a solid exit strategy: Get in and get out before the Devil knows you’re there. It would’ve worked until that herd of Texas longhorns showed up.
Jessie West… Super model. New York’s flavor of the month.
She’s only back in Texas to bury her brother, Ethan, and to dispose of his farm before the press catches wind she’s not at that swimsuit shoot in Cannes, France. The obstacle to her devious plan is that damned cowboy who lives down the road. The one who started a fire in her belly when she was just a kid in pigtails. The one who’s as elusive as…
Originally published May 2017 in eBook by Kindle Worlds.
I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they would tell us eight kids to:
‘Look out the window and see something!’
I’ve been looking out the window ever since….
In the great pines of the Pacific Northwest, I saw a woman with nowhere to run find refuge in the arms of a tender warrior who’d forgotten the man he once was…
In the hills of Wyoming, I saw a man broken by the high cost of war, rediscover himself in the eyes of a pretty girl…
And in the Dairy State, (yes Wisconsin), I saw two people overcome horrific obstacles on their way to happily-ever-after.
Life is short.
Pick up a good book.
Enjoy. Look out the window and