It’s Release Day Again!

Published November 28, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Wow! Just last month Evernight Publishing released my debut novel, Zakia and the Cowboy, and now here we are celebrating the release of its sequel, Covert Mission: Undercover Cop.

I am so thrilled to be working with such a talented, efficient team! Dana Horbach did the editing on this one and I do admit to loving the finished product. Well done, Dana! Cover art, supplied once again by the talented DaraEngland of LF Designs, is superb! I do appreciate her sharing those hunky cowboys with us. Thanks, Dara!

 The Thunder Creek Ranch series is more exciting than I thought it would be when I first started writing it. To think it all started with one name, Zakia, and grew from there. Producing a series is much harder than writing a single title. The people, the timelines, location—everything has to agree in each book, especially where their stories intertwine and overlap. What color was his hair? Were her eyes blue or green? Darn it! What was the name of that judge? Cop? Neighbor? Horse? These things all need to be kept straight. It’s quite often the little things that can take a reader out of a story, and I’d hate for that to happen with one of my books.


As with Zakia, I loved writing Sam’s story. She’s such a feisty, independent character and full of sass. No, she’s not a redhead, but she does have the temperament, mostly earned from what she’s lived through up until now. To a large extent, circumstances, the good and the bad, make us who we are. We can sit back and let the bad things—hurt, pain, disappointment and disillusionment—rule our lives, or we can rise above all that, take control of our thoughts…our very lives, and strive to be the best we can be.

Blake is…well…Blake. He’s strong, handsome, caring, patient and protective. A cop and a delicious hunk of cowboy all wrapped into one gorgeous package. As an only child, he’s known his share of unconditional love, knows that he belongs wherever, whenever, but when he meets Sam, he senses something entirely different. It was a real toss-up as to who would win the ultimate battle between these two. Would it be Blake with his seemingly unending supply of patience, or Sam and her independent, stubborn nature? LOL Needless to say, I’m not telling. 🙂


Two cops have been murdered, two convicts escape. Samantha Muldoon and Blake Northrup pair up to protect their friends.

Will their attraction to each other hinder their effectiveness or distract them from their job? Can it grow into something lasting, or will previous hurt keep them apart?

For excerpt, check out my website, listed below. 

I love hearing from my readers! It’s important to know what works and doesn’t work for you as I continue to craft stories of love and mystery.



 Just a reminder…Covert Mission: Undercover Cop is 15% off for the first two weeks at Evernight.

 Are you following my Blog Tour? Seven stops – Seven chances to win. Contest closes December 2nd at midnight, EST.

Date Host/Hostess Blog Url
25/11/11 Empi Baryeh
26/11/11 Kaily Hart
27/11/11 Michelle Fayard
28/11/11 LorraineNelson
29/11/11 Madeline Smith
30/11/11 Michael Charton


Georgia Fox

 One commenter from each stop will receive a free download, their choice, Thunder Creek Ranch, Book 1, Zakia and the Cowboy, or Book 2, Covert Mission: Undercover Cop. That gives you seven chances to win! But you must be a follower of my blog.  Winners will be announced on December 3rd. So leave your comments and/or questions. I’ll do my best to answer. Have a wonderful day! I know Iwill!


Evernight has just accepted Book 3, Trouble Brewing in Thunder Creek. The series lives on! Yay!!!

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