So, I’ve had this thing going on for the past few months. I’ve kept it under my hat (see what I did there) because I’ve been nervous about it and I’m kinda superstitious about some things, so I keep ’em under wraps until I feel like it’s time to talk about them.
I’ve been working with Audible to make two of my books available in audiobook.
I AM SO STOKED! I totes did a happy dance (and I’ll probably do a few more) and now, I’m passing this info on to you.
They’re a twofer, y’all. That means you buy it and you get both. Or, if you’re an Audible subscriber, you’re gonna get both of these pups in one session.
Please give them much luv for taking this on. I mean, srsly!
All right, so, some of you may not know the deets of this novella and the follow-up book, so here are the synopses:
From the Boots Up (novella):
Meg Tallmadge has more than enough on her plate. She’s finishing up a college degree, getting ready to apply to vet school, and working another summer with her dad, Stan, on the family ranch in southern Wyoming. He’s managed to get the Los Angeles Times to send a reporter out to do a story on the Diamond Rock, which doubles as a dude ranch. Meg knows the ranch needs all the publicity it can get to bring in more customers, but she’s not looking forward to babysitting a reporter for a week. When the originally scheduled reporter can’t make it, Meg worries that they won’t get a story at all, which is worse than dealing with a city slicker for a few days. Fortunately for Stan and the ranch, the Times finds a replacement, and Meg prepares to be under scrutiny, under the gun, and the perfect hostess. She knows what this opportunity means to her father, and she’s hoping that if it goes well, it’ll ease some of the distance between them that resulted when she came out a few months earlier.
What Meg’s not prepared for — and never expected — is the reporter herself and the effect she has on her. In spite of what she feels, Meg can’t risk the fallout that could result from overstepping a professional boundary. But as the week draws to a close, it becomes clear that not taking a chance could be the biggest risk of all.
From the Hat Down:
Meg Tallmadge is a veterinarian at a clinic in Laramie, Wyoming. She’s got a great job, great friends, deep ties to the family ranch, and big plans for her vet future. Sure, there are bumps in the road, like her mom’s continued denial about who Meg is and her painful and infuriating attempts to make Meg a “proper” woman. Then there’s Meg’s recent breakup with a girlfriend, which has her wondering why she can’t seem to open up to relationships. But Meg knows that life is messy, and sometimes all you can do is get through and shake it off. What she can’t seem to shake off, however, is her past.
It’s been almost ten years to the day since she met the love of her life, and about eight since she let her go. Meg has a hard time admitting that maybe she didn’t really let go, and that maybe some things you never really get over, no matter how hard you try. But her past is half a world away, caught up in her own life, relationship, and journalism career, and Meg isn’t one to chase the ghosts of past relationships. Even if they send you a birthday card and nudge what you thought were the closed-off parts of your heart. After all, second chances are the stuff of fantasies and movies where the good guy always gets a happy ending. You can’t count on something like that.
Or can you?
This has been a long time coming, and I’m really excited about this whole thing. So much so that I’m GIVING AWAY A COPY OF THIS HERE GIANT-ASS LISTENING EXTRAVAGANZA! Over 16 hours of listening, which is enough to get you from Denver to Corpus Christi or maybe Iowa City to Salt Lake. Or hell, Helena to Minneapolis. Or…whatever! Make your own road trip! Or staycation! However you roll, you’ve got over 16 hours of this audiobook to keep you company, with the fab voices and talents of Paige and Abby.
So leave me a comment below! If you’re already a Meg and Gina fan, tell me what it is about them and their story that makes you fangirl. If you’re new to Boots and Hat, cool! Let’s talk about this stuff! Comment!
I’ll draw a winner Wednesday 25 September or thereabouts. I reserve the right to maybe give y’all an extra day or two… 😀
Thanks for joining me in my happy dance over this. Hope you dig it and happy Friday.
Also, have some music: