Monday, July 11, 2016

Meet Coyote Snack, post by @ClaireMcEwen1 on RETURN TO MARKER RANCH @PrismBookTours #Giveaway #DogLover #HarlequinSuperRomance

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Return to Marker Ranch (Sierra Legacy)Return to Marker Ranch
(Sierra Legacy #2)
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

This is one reunion both of them could do without

This is the chance she's been waiting for to prove she can run her family's ranch. And despite her many doubters, Lori Allen knows she's doing a good job. Until the man who once broke her heart—Wade Hoffman—runs her well dry! And it turns out he's got as much to prove as she does. After serving his country, Wade's back to rebuild his family's reputation and win his battle with PTSD.

With so much to lose, neither can afford to give in to temptation. But to succeed they must let go of old heartache and face up to bringing out each other's worst, along with the best. And what doesn't kill them…

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Introducing Snack the Dog 

A couple years ago, I was going through kind of a rough time.  Some personal problems and life outcomes had me feeling powerless and depressed.  I decided it was time for a change, so I adopted a dog.  And I picked one who seemed like he felt a bit like I did: lost, worried, a little beaten up.  

I spent the next couple years rehabilitating him and it changed my life. The little guy has been a challenge, but he’s brought me so much joy too.  And I learned that when we make a difference in an animal’s life, they make a difference in ours. 

When Lori Allen, the heroine of my new book, Return to Marker Ranch, was going through a rough time, I knew she needed a special dog too.  A dog who would bring her out of her protective shell and teach her what she needed to know about living.  So I sent her a dog named Coyote Snack.  Or Snack, for short. 


Snack looks a lot like my dog.  He’s small, with a dust-mop of zany fur that shoots out in every direction.  Like my dog, Snack snorts and sneezes, has boundless energy and a wide doggy smile. But my dog has a fearful nature.  His go-to emotion is worry.  I wanted Snack to be the opposite. He needed to be fearless, so he could bring Lori out of the fears that were stifling her life. 

It was a joy to write about Snack. The moment he showed up in the book, I could tell that he was just what Lori needed.  But I needed to figure out how he’d fit into Lori’s life, since she’s a rancher and Snack is too small to be a regular ranch dog.  He wouldn’t be able to keep up with a horse.  But I wondered if perhaps he could ride one?  A quick Internet search proved that he could!  

I hope you enjoy Snack’s role in the story.  And thanks for joining me to celebrate the release of Return to Marker Ranch!

The First Book in the Series

Wild HorsesWild Horses
(Sierra Legacy #1)
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

This wild stallion can't be tamed 

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he's endangering lives—Nora Hoffman's to be exact. Nora hasn't seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she's nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything. 

She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can't deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she's willing to risk.

Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. 

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.

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