He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.
For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn't need. A dependent woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe's conscience won't let him leave another innocent's virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.
She wanted freedom, not a lover.
Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn't about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.
But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?
About the Author, JENNIFER JAKESAfter trying several careers—everything from a beautician to a dump truck driver—Jennifer finally returned to her first love, writing. Maybe it was all those Clint Eastwood movies she watched growing up, but in her opinion there is no better read than a steamy western historical.
Married to her very own hero, she lives on fifteen acres along with two beautiful daughters, two elderly horses, two spoiled cats and two hyper dogs.
During the summer she does Civil War re-enacting and has found it a great research tool, not to mention she has continued appreciation for her microwave and hot water heater.
I know Jennifer as a fellow Unsinkable. Unsinkable 2010 Golden Heart finalist, friend, pal, encourager, and someone I want to know better. Let’s get to know this great gal a bit better...
QUICK ON THE DRAW Q & AANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
JENNIFER: When a story is well written - every time!
ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?
JENNIFER: Little Bear: Father Bear Comes Home
ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
JENNIFER: Oh, hands down, Beauty and the Beast. In my opinion it comes closest to mirroring a romance plot. I guess it’s the whole ‘wounded hero’ as portrayed by Beast. I’m a sucker for a wounded hero ;)
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
ANGI: What turns you off like nothing else?
ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
JENNIFER: I tend to pick one song and put it on repeat while I’m writing. So I may listen to the same song for hours. Somehow I get lost in the drone and I’m able to write. While writing RAFE’S REDEMPTION I mostly listened to George Strait’s Cowboys Like Us.
ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
JENNIFER: Usually in bed before I go to sleep.
ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
JENNIFER: I love water – a gurgling stream or rain on a tin roof
ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
JENNIFER: Action Adventure
ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JENNIFER: Dances With Wolves
ANGI: Be honest, when reading...do you put yourself in the heroine’s role?
JENNIFER: No. Does that make me weird?
ANGI: Is writing or story-telling easier for you?
JENNIFER: Definitely the story telling.
ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: So, Jennifer, I admit that I hit your blog every Monday morning. It has definitely become a ritual. WHERE do you get all those hunky hunks and what do you do with the pictures? (Some of them go right into my screen saver.)
JENNIFER’S GOTTA ANSWER: Yay! I’m so glad you like Man Candy Monday. I know I do. The hunks….gosh, I spend grueling hours searching the web for pictures. It’s a really tough job *grin*. There are several photo sites you can join and then just type in what you’re searching for. My search usually starts with the word sexy… and ends with the word men. Like you, I have some of them on my desktop for inspiration. A writer’s gotta do what a writer’s gotta do;)
GOT A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE TO ASK YOUR FANS?Yes. For everyone who loves to read historical romance, what is your favorite era to read? Regency? Victorian? Western? Or do you like Steampunk, historical with a twist?
JENNIFER would love for a commentator to have either a print or e-book--winner’s choice.
Don’t forget to check out Jennifer’s website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Email.
Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America addresses only. If an electronic Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.
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