Can you believe it? There are only three more days before my latest book releases on Sunday!
Undaunted: The Salvation Society is a crossover novella set in Corinne Michaels’ Salvation Society world and features Trevor Hawthorne, a former Navy SEAL and Claudia Romero, a Physical Therapy student on her final internship before graduation.
Claudia was first seen in Everything She Ever Wanted. She is Dax’s first love and his best friend Gabe’s cousin and we meet her five years later. Trevor was first seen in Michaels’ Indefinite: Salvation Society, one of the SEALs injured during an accident while on a mission.
Here’s the complete blurb:
Undaunted (The Salvation Society)
Being a SEAL was the only life he knew… until he wasn’t.
But when he runs into someone who knew him as he used to be, can he accept the changes and move on?
It’s been a year since a Humvee accident changed Navy SEAL Trevor Hawthorne’s life forever, the adrenaline rush that was the only life he knew now gone. In its place is a life where he’ll have to constantly prove to everyone that he’s as good as, if not better than the man he was before.
For Taos native Claudia Romero, life is about graduating from a demanding Physical Therapy program so she can show people back home that she’s more than the girl who made a very public mistake so long ago. And with one more internship in Virginia Beach to complete, she’s almost there.
But when she runs into the man she had a one-night-stand with a year and a half earlier, there’s no denying that the attraction they felt that night is still there, stronger than ever.
But what happens when she learns he’s no longer the same man he used to be? And with a job waiting for her in Taos as soon as she graduates, can a man’s love replace her need for forgiveness?
While I wait for release day (it’s also my FIRST release of the year!), I’m writing the next book in the Different Kind of Love series and that’s Gabe’s book. You can meet Gabe again in Undaunted and it sure felt great writing about him. It made me realize just how much I miss the Taos gang – even the place!
Yesterday while I was going through stuff in the garage to donate, I came across of our stay in the Phoenix, the Mike Reynolds’ flagship earthship in Taos. It was bittersweet, that’s for sure. I think I lost all my pictures from that particular trip and the ones before that. That’s one of the downsides of going digital – unless you’ve printed them out and stored them in albums, it’s easy to forget them or worse, lose them when your external backup drive fizzes like this one did.
Earthships are really unique, off the grid and sustainable. Water is collected into reservoirs and filtered before being used three times. The first is when you’re showering or washing dishes (using biodegradable soap), then the water is filtered through the indoor garden before ending up in your toilet bowl for flushing. Electricity is harnessed through solar panels and if you have it installed, wind.
Oh, and those walls are about 5 feet thick or however much thick tires rammed full of soil measure when stacked one top of the other and covered in adobe. The thickness and all that soil helps with insulating the south-facing earthship all year round.
When I stayed there years ago, I never thought I’d write a story set in one but when Harlow’s story came to me, it was the most natural thing to write. I miss Taos and its energy and hope to visit again soon.
But for now, it’s Gabe’s turn on the page and that means the end of this blog post so I can meet my word count!