I’ve just finished the rewrites on The Valentine Grinch and now the revised and expanded novella is out to my beta readers. While I’m waiting for their comments, I’ve resumed work on my romantic comedy. It’s gone through so many title changes, I’m just going to refer to it as WIP. 🙂

So while I’m waiting to reveal more news on the WIP, let me tell you about the next — and third last — Bandit Creek novella, UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A SADDLE by Sandy Kelly, a contemporary romance.

Sandy studied journalism and began her writing career as a reporter nearly 25 years ago, then turned her attention to public relations. In her free time, when she’s not working on her latest piece of fiction, she’s reading, doing yoga, or hanging out with her teenage daughter and their dogs, cats and other assorted animals.

It was a series of misunderstandings that lead Lily to this place of deceit. She thought she was all by herself when she gave in to a temper tantrum in the middle of a field of cattle near Bandit Creek, Montana. By the time she overcame the shock of finding an insanely handsome man was watching her, she found herself lying without ever intending to.

Now this kind man had come to believe she was poor and in desperate need of help, when in reality she could easily purchase the entire town of Bandit Creek with the money readily available in her chequing account. It was her family’s enormous wealth that had prompted Lily to head out west in the first place, to take some time away and decide if she really wanted to take her place in the corporation like everyone expected. Leaving all signs of her wealth behind her, Lily was doing just fine… until she stumbled into Jayce.

Not only were his disarming looks leaving Lily to blush like a schoolgirl, she quickly realized her family’s great fortune came at a cost to farm families just like his. And now she found herself creating an entire fabrication so that he wouldn’t discover she was actually his enemy. But it became more and more pressing to tell Jayce the truth, if Lily wanted the chance to get to know him better. Bracing herself, Lily finally came clean with the truth of her background. But she was unprepared for the long-held secret that Jayce had of his own.

Read the Carla Roma interview, an excerpt from UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A SADDLE and buy the book at Amazon.

On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!

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