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January 23, 2014
Barb Han: Release Day for Rancher Rescue
I remember the day I got 'the call' vividly. It was the first Monday of Spring Break, March 11, 2013. I spent the day working while my children enjoyed their day off. My college son was home for the week and brought his girlfriend, so the house was full of games, running, and laughter. And nervous energy, too. My agent had told me the Friday before that an editor had good news about my manuscript. I hoped for a sale but decided it was most likely a friendly Revise and Resubmit invitation.
As the day wore on and the phone remained silent, tension grew. By two thirty, I was a bundle of nerves. My oldest suggested we get out of the house and go to an arcade to get my mind off the clock, which felt like it was ticking louder with each passing minute. We piled in the car. Halfway to our destination, my cell phone rang. I made an immediate right turn into a parking lot, and then answered.
My agent delivered the news, I'd sold to Harlequin Intrigue! I don't remember much else about our conversation, except that there was total silence inside the car while we spoke. Until I ended the call. Then, shouts erupted and tears slid down my face.
Just as they did yesterday when I walked into Barnes and Noble and saw that very book on the shelf. My book. There were tears on that day, too. And lots of joy.
When a little boy goes missing, rancher Caleb Snow steps in to help…and winds up falling for the child’s beautiful—but mysterious—aunt in Barb Han’s Rancher Rescue
Getting tangled up with another woman in crisis is the last thing rancher Caleb Snow needs. The handsome cowboy has been badly burned too many times. But this one feels different—Katherine Harper is injured and reeling after an ambush in which her nephew was kidnapped. Caleb wants nothing more than to protect the beautiful, headstrong woman and help her find the missing child. If only he could ignore the feelings she stirs in him.
But as they search together, it’s clear someone wants Katherine dead. Soon the two are running for their lives, dodging bullets, not knowing who to trust…or if they’ll survive long enough to bring a little boy home.
And an excerpt:
Desperation had the muscles in her face rigid as she stood in front of him, moving closer. A red heat climbed up her neck.
“I can’t let you lie.” He smiled. “Besides, you’re no good at it. And the evidence will clear us.”
Defiance shot from her glare. Her stubborn streak reared its head again. “You don’t get to decide.”
Her gaze was fiery hot. Her body vibrated with intensity as she stalked toward him.
He readied himself for the argument that was sure to come, but she pressed a kiss to his lips instead, shocking the hell out of him.
“There’s been enough fighting for one day. I need something else from you.”
He locked onto her gaze. “Are you sure this is a good idea?”
“No. Not at all. But I need to do it anyway.”
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