Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Play It Again, Sam

US Marshal Sam Weathers won readers' hearts when he first appeared in my second book, A Willing Spirit, back in 1996. Mail started arriving in droves, begging me to write Sam's story. The problem was, Sam was the "Spirit" in question--yes, he was dead. So whenever I wrote subsequent historical novels set in the geographical areas where Sam had lived in the years prior to his demise, I always tried to use him in the plot as a secondary character. That wasn't difficult, as his larger-than-life persona--think Rooster Cogburn, only younger and sexier--proved useful in many historical settings. So Sam also has important secondary roles in Another Dawn and Stolen Wishes.

Despite having US Marshal Sam Weathers in three books, readers weren't satisfied. They wanted him to have a story of his own. ::sigh:: And, frankly, so did I....

When Lou Aronica invited me to participate in the second Novelists Inc anthology, I was honored. However, when he told me the theme, I was thrilled! I knew instantly that this was the perfect vehicle for the long overdue Sam's story.

I Never Thought I'd See You Again

"Play It Again, Sam" isn't the only story in this anthology. You will find compelling stories by Allison Brennan, Alyssa Day, Kathryn Shay and more!

Mortal enemies, lost loved ones, those left for dead. The phrase "I never thought I'd see you again" applies to those situations and more. Check out the newest anthology from Novelists Inc to see how the authors brought their imaginations to that phrase.

Mult-buy links' here.

Happy reading, and let me know what you think of Sam's story--at last...


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