Now that the shopping and the wrapping and the decorating
are behind you, it's time to spoil yourself. Time to kick
back, relax and read a good book. And have I got a book for you!
CANYON, which goes on sale tomorrow, December 28, you'll
return to Virgin River, the town built deep in California's
redwood forests by men of honor for the women they love.
This first book in my 2011 trilogy introduces you to Navajo
horse whisperer, Clay Tahoma, the sexy new veterinarian's
assistant, a new addition to Nate Jensen's clinic.
Clay's the polar opposite of independent Hopi beauty Lily
Yazhi, who meets him when she delivers feed from her
grandfather's store. Lily has encountered her share of
strong, silent, traditional men and isn't eager for more.
But as she and Clay work to gentle a traumatized stallion, a
new romance begins to sizzle, giving the Virgin River
regulars like Jack and Mel a lot to talk about!
A fun factoid: While I was visiting friends in Arizona, we
visited an art gallery in a small town in the mountains.
There I was stunned by a photo image of a Native American
man in prayer--no ordinary man. His long hair spilled over
his naked shoulders, and he had a couple of amazing tattoos
on his muscled arms. The photographer introduced me to the
man in that photo, all 6'2" of him, with all that black hair
down to his waist. Sean is not Navajo but part Taino. But
he's lived near the Navajo Nation for a long time, and his
understanding of indigenous peoples is rich and sensitive.
We have become friends, and the model/actor/musician and
wonderful person has helped me with many of my cultural