Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve never been big into history, didn’t like it in high school, never been into museums and that kind of thing. But I’ve always loved reading historical novels and once I got published I knew I wanted to write one.
I put it off for a long time, not wanting to dive into the massive research that I knew I would have to do and thought I would hate. Well it turns out I actually loved doing the research, loved reading the books from people who experienced the gold rush in Ketchikan, Alaska, loved going through pictures taken at the time. It turns out I actually do like studying history, just not in the way it was presented to me in school. Getting lost in another time is an amazing experience, and through my newest book, Gold Lust you can do the same without the research part.
Oh, and to celebrate I’m giving away a copy of Gold Lust to anyone who leaves a comment. I’ll stop back tomorrow and pick the winner.
The 1901 gold rush brings people and excitement to Alaska, and recently widowed Emma Smith is in the middle of it all, ready to make her fortune. She’s definitely not interested in love or lust, but that all changes when she rescues her neighbor James Armstrong from an icy creek and she’s forced to lie naked with him to save his life. She’d been fighting her attraction to the burly mountain man for a long time, but with him so close, touching, skin against skin, she can’t deny it any longer. And soon sex with James is an addiction, something to warm every Alaskan night. Emma is sure a traditional man like James couldn’t accept an independent woman like her permanently. But as the dangers of Alaska keep bringing them together, the reasons to stay apart begin to fade.