Jane Loves Ranchers, Cowboys & Cowgirl U!

The Fallen Greek Bride, my new March Harlequin Presents, is shipping today from Amazon, and should soon be on store shelves, too.

I love this story–it’s passionate, intense, as well as full of longing, and hope.  I was worried about having so many books out in one month, and yet as one reader told me on Saturday in Atlanta, these three very different stories that are out right now, show my range, and the different stories I like to tell.

I have enjoyed writing this past year.  I spent a lot of time writing, too, and writing is such a big part of me.  Writing defines me.  Thinking about the story, and the characters, and who these people are (yes, they become absolutely real to me) fill my head as I fix dinner, or start a load of laundry, or drive son Ty to school.

I am planning a new series, a series that will be set in Montana and I’m collaborating on this Montana series with three of my close friends who are authors, and seriously talented writers.   We’re working on the scheduling now and I’ll have my first book out in December.  Appropriately, it’ll be a Christmas story, and I’m having fun over at Pinterest building my board.  I’m calling the Pinterest board, The Shanahan Brothers, and you’ll see lots of Montana pictures, and rugged cowboys and ranchers, and snow, and Christmas trees.

My head is full of these pictures, too.  This is how I write. Layering picture on top of picture, idea upon idea, emotion upon emotion.  It’s my favorite part of the writing process, and the easiest, but soon the real work begins when I sit down at my keyboard and start putting the sentences down in some order that makes sense.

To help with inspiration for my new Montana series, I’ll be attending the Cowgirl U Luncheon hosted by the Clovis Rodeo Association in Clovis, CA to benefit the Central California Blood Center, on March 16, 2013 with my friend Megan Crane/Caitlin Crews.  We’re driving up early Saturday morning from Orange County, and later that night, Megan and I will also attend the Rodeo for some authentic cowgirl fun!  If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come join us at the Cowgirl U luncheon since it’s raising money for a very good cause.

To celebrate today’s release of The Fallen Greek Bride–and my The Good Daughter book tour–I have three prize boxes to giveaway.  Winners will receive a copy of The Fallen Greek Bride, a copy of Mrs. Perfect, a JP water bottle, candle and lots of other good reads and fun goodies!  Want to win?  Tell me if you’re a romance reader, a women’s fiction reader, or if you read both.  I’d love to know what kind of stories you like best and the contest ends Friday, Feb 22nd at midnight PST, with the three winners announced Saturday morning just before I race off to a girls night out in Bozeman, MT.  Talk to me and hopefully you will be one of those that win!

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