Cancer is a barbaric disease. It doesn't care about age, creed, colour or gender. It can happen to anyone.
Statistics say that 1 in 3 of us will be touched by cancer during our lifetime. It touched me this week.
One of my closest friends lost her wonderful husband, Keith, to this bastard of a disease. He fought so hard and so valiantly, right up to the end, his determination to beat it absolutely awe inspiring, and he maintained a level of strength and dignity throughout to rival any superhero... and that's what he was, a hero.
My new release, New York Cowboy, due out on the 25 September, is dedicated to Keith and I will be donating 20% of each copy sold to Friends of Roxburghe House, in his memory, which is the hospice that cared for Keith and so many others who fought and fight every day.
Vance Wolf's great-great-grandfather, Benjamin, co-founded the tiny Texan town of Wolf Creek, and there has been a Wolf at Wolf Creek Ranch ever since. The ranch has always been a going concern, but now Vance's cattle are disappearing, and his finger is firmly pointed at the new owner of the neighboring property, businessman Andrew Blackwell. Not that the local Sheriff will intervene, the money he receives from Blackwell sees to that.
When his mother, Audrey, suggests they turn Wolf Creek into a 'Cowboy Camp', Vance is less than enthusiastic. But his mother is right, the law isn't on their side and they're losing cattle quicker than they can make the money to replace them. They need money-now!
Adam Prentiss has been sent to Wolf Creek on a supposed team-building' exercise by his boss. On a cattle ranch in the ass-end of nowhere Texas where it's a hundred degrees in the shade, is the last place on earth he wants to be-especially as he's there to do something more than bond with his colleagues.
He'd been instructed to gather as much information as he could about the financial state of Wolf Creek ranch, by any means necessary. Falling for the beautiful cowboy who owned the ranch hadn't been on his agenda, but one look in those deep green eyes and he was gone. But what was he more afraid of? Disobeying his boss or Vance finding out Adam was in fact a Blackwell sent to help his father appropriate Vance's land by any means necessary?