Find out about my AUGUST contest to name my three new heroines. Details on website . A brief description of each heroine is on my home page. Send me (via email or a comment here) your ideas for names and you could win: 1) a book this month; 2) a copy of the book in 2015; & 3) your name in the personalized dedication for helping me name the heroine.
When my West Texas Protector series sold, it knocked me off my game a little. You see, I have to change the titles and the heroine names. They need to be a little more feminine. This isn’t a deal-breaker, I can do it. I WILL change their names. OOOPPPPSSSS. I’m at a loss. Total blank stare. What should I call them?
Tap. Tap. Tap. Tick. Tick. Tick. I got nuthin’.
Guess I need some help. I’m not sharing the original names or titles to influence you, but here are the character descriptions and new titles.
HEROINE is working on her PhD. She’s in west Texas for “star time” at the McDonald Observatory and has a narrow window to prove her theory and finish her dissertation. The only daughter of one of the top Professors of History and a former astronaut working for Homeland Security, she’s ready for a change. Ready for a job half-way around the world and time away from her career-driven parents. She’s watching for Marfa Lights activity and spots something in the sky. She begins to record everything when a man, shot and bleeding, wanders in from the desert.
HEROINE is a more-than-competent DEA agent. But she’s a city girl who’s never even visited a petting zoo. Country life isn’t near her list of favorite things and she’s totally out of her element attempting to ride a horse. A fatal mistake brought her to the Davis Mountains and if she can pinpoint local drug crossings, she’ll get out of West Texas and back to city life. But in order to do her job, she needs a few new skills. She realizes her superiors sent her to Marfa to fail, so she agrees to use her personal experience with PTSD to help Nick. Whether he’s aware of the second-hand therapy or not.
HEROINE’s widow status in Marfa is a lie. A lie forced on her five years ago when her embarrassed parents’ informed the community her “husband” had died in the war. They allowed her to return when she was pregnant as long as she agreed never to tell anyone the truth. Hers is an age-old story–a married man who lied. Afraid of his threats about telling anyone, she didn’t tell him she was pregnant and in five years’ time she’s never looked back. She’s raised her son and manages the family café/gas station, including the new attractive mechanic, Mitchell Striker. But she’s constantly afraid of what will happen when the truth comes out…as it always does.