Crazy All Over Again!

News, news, news: Lane Carrigan is back in the bookstores!

The bull rider, who also happens to be the reluctant scion of a wealthy oil-and-gas family, is one of my favorite heroes of all time, and he’s getting a second chance to charm readers with a re-release of “Cowboy Crazy.” I’m so glad Sourcebooks has given all my cowboys a second chance at life with new editions of all my books.

Harper is today’s Animal Spokesmodel! Good job, Harper.

The new editions should be available in bookstores and online now; those of you who preordered from Amazon should have found a very handsome cowboy in your mailbox recently.

Note that this is a re-release, not a new book. The cover has changed, and I’ve made a few minor corrections to the text, but it’s the same book on the inside. I worked in bookstores most of my life, and helped many disappointed readers after a new cover made them think they’d found a new book by an author they loved. It made them feel duped, and I don’t want that to happen!

However, re-releases give a book a chance with a whole new audience as new readers come of age. New editions also mean new covers, and since getting new covers is quite possibly the most exciting part of being a writer, I’m always thrilled to see how the art department visualizes my stories. In this case, they’ve done an amazing job. I LOVE this cover!

It’s not hard to be crazy about this cowboy!

I don’t have author copies yet, but keep an eye on my Facebook page for the next couple weeks. As soon as they arrive, I’ll do some fun giveaways!

My very full salesman’s suitcase of all my books is actually missing some of my new editions!

My only problem is where to put the new book. It won’t fit in the line of books in my little salesman’s suitcase, since Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas filled the last space, so I’m going to have to find another way to display my re-releases. For now, Cowboy Crazy can be the “feature book” in the lid for a while.

For new readers, here’s a summary:

She thought she left the country for good.

Sarah Landon hasn’t set foot on a ranch in years. When a tragic accident led her to take refuge in an Ivy League scholarship, the wide-eyed country girl threw herself into the professional world and never looked back–until now, when her new boss assigns her to do damage control with his rebellious brother.

But one wild cowboy brings her back to her roots.

Lane Carrigan is determined to save his community from oil drilling, and he doesn’t care who he has to stand up to. His CEO brother made a bold move, sending a headstrong, beautiful PR specialist to his ranch to persuade him. But if Sarah can’t see all that ranch life and a small town have to offer, he’ll just have to show her himself.

­­­­Cowboy Crazy is about being yourself and trusting that the real you is good enough. Instead of hiding her past, Sarah needs to learn from it and lean on it – something we all need to be reminded of now and then.

The original cover.

Just for fun, here’s the original cover, which is also one of my favorites. Which one do you like best? I’d be interested to hear why!