For those readers who are avidly waiting for my next book
in the Wyoming Series, I wanted to get more deeply into
another passion of mine: romantic suspense! If you enjoy
action, adventure, threat, hot romance coupled with danger,
you’ll enjoy THE DEFENDER. Katie Bergstrom is a
twenty-six year old raptor rehabilitator who tries to help
wounded and injured raptors back to health in Jackson Hole,
Wyoming. She was abandoned at birth by her mother.
Rebelling, lost and always trying to find her mother, Katie
goes through many foster homes and gets into teen trouble.
She eventually winds up in Jackson Hole, where her luck
changes and she’s given a new lease on life. Raptors, with
their own unique magic, focus her life and give her reason
to thrive, despite her dark, unhappy past.
After escaping her
troubled past, all Katie Bergstrom wants is to put down
roots on her raptor rehabilitation facility outside Jackson
Hole. She doesn't count on reconnecting with her estranged
birth mother—or the recent appearance of a sexy ranch hand.
Former marine Joe Gannon is used to a life of risk. Working
on the ranch, life is simpler...except for the undercover
work he's been asked to do. Getting too close to Katie
could damage his current operation. Yet despite his orders
to remain suspicious, he knows she's innocent—and in
danger. As he does everything he can to protect her, Katie
can't help but fall for him. But after a lifetime of
betrayal, is this too–secretive, too–seductive rancher
someone she can trust?