I am proud to announce the release of the latest book in The Black Thunder Series
The saga continues.
After the birth of their first child, life between Jack and Kate McBride couldn’t be more perfect. That is until Kate’s mother appears and threatens to tear their world apart.
Jack has met his match in Marnie St. Clair, the scheming and all controlling mother in-law who is determined to pull her daughter away from the crude and overbearing cowboy and re-unite her with her sophisticated ex-husband.
It could cost Jack more than his sanity as deception yields a deadly hand, not only threatening his relationship with Kate but also threatening her life.
I don't want to give too much away but I must say I love this second book in the series. I didn't want to take away from the original flow of the first book but something more serious needed to happen in order to make Jack's character grow.
Character development evolves not by me trying to humanize but rather I let the characters speak to me what is truly at their core.
For Jack McBride, his character is complex. He is riddled with deep emotion but he has a hard time expressing it other than running all over Kate.. and it seems Kate has figured that out about him...maybe...
As confident as Kate appears, she wrestles with an all-too-familiar emotion that she may not be good enough so she pleases. She pleases her mother. She pleases Jack and even her ex-husband. She teeters back and forth listening to others opinions of how Jack treats her and she vacillates between outside influences and what she knows to be true in her heart.
I think many women struggle with the same affliction as Kate. We are intelligent and strong but when it comes to love, we ask too much advice rather than trusting our gut.
In addition, I wanted the characters to get beyond the physical attraction and there was no better way than for Kate to be stricken by an illness that would hit her womanhood at her core. The fear that she would no longer keep Jack's interest if she wasn't physically perfect is seen through the chapters and I love how both Kate and Jack struggle first apart then come together in the end.
There's a bit of mystical as well in the second book. Call me a sucker for happy endings but I do believe the purpose of Kate's relationship with Black Thunder needed to be revealed.
I will end by saying, "It's just a story folks,"my story and I like the way it ends.
It made me feel good that Kate triumphs over this ghastly disease and I wish everyone who suffers from breast cancer had the same ending, including my mother. Maybe that's why I wrote it.
So grab a cup of coffee, kick back and let's just blog!