Early days of reading romance novels and women's fiction laid the groundwork for Mary to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories. Love always wins and the rewards are sexy and sweet. She loves to write stories with strong family ties, lasting friendships, gentlemen heroes with a touch of bad, and women who know how to handle them.
Her home is in the Great Lake Basin area in the U.S.A. Two grown sons and an Australian Shepherd fur-baby dog complete her family. Mary loves communicating with readers and friends. She also has a mailing list for readers who want to be notified of new releases and important book updates. Look for the next book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight, late 2016.
About the Book
Title Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Army Ranger Dane Carlson never means to fall in love before leaving for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does. While deployed, he finds himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only one making decisions. His first priority is to rekindle the flame after losing communication with Gracelyn Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since the moment their gaze connects. But now, nothing is the same as when they met.
The first round of news is surprise enough, yet Gracelyn continues to release shocking information detrimental to their future. How do they make it work after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new things in his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s become, could be the biggest test of all—in order to protect his own.
Challenges abound even as Dane and Gracelyn come to terms with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow brings, their only choice is acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.
Introducing Dane Carlson
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Name: Dane Carlson
Birthplace: I was born in Binghampton, New York, but I came to Canyon Junction, Arizona as a teen.
Profession: A soldier for fourteen years. I’m a horse rancher on the family ranch now. We all have our own property on the Double Dutch.
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
Let’s see now… I’m 6’1” with my boots on. My hair is blond, kind of short but longer on top. I’m letting it grow. I’m about 190 pounds of brain and brawn. You’ll find some scars on my body, and maybe a tattoo. Ladies try to stick their finger in my dimples, so yeah, I guess I have them.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That’d be the hottie, Gracelyn Clark.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m the youngest of three boys. Basically, I’m a horse rancher, but in my mind I’m still an Army Ranger. I’m adapting. Family is important to me. I don’t like to play games, and I won’t take bull from anyone. I’m sort of a patient kind of guy. Sort of…
How do you dress?
At home I wear a t-shirt, jeans, my cowboy hat and boots, and sometimes a flannel shirt. I wear a leather jacket and motorcycle boots when I ride my bike. When I go out, I wear a button-up shirt or a Henley with “good” jeans or a nicer pair of pants depending on where I’m going. I’ll wear a suit or a tux if I have to. I wore an Army White Mess uniform to a recent family wedding. Yep, it was a great choice not to mention a big surprise. I like to pull surprises.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
I’ve been told my voice is mellow and sexy. *grin* I hear a little scratch in it myself.
On what special skills do you rely?
My intelligence. Without it, the other skills mean nothing, and I have acquired many skills from fourteen years of military training. Fighting. Marksmanship. Planning. Leadership. Saving a life…you get it. Plus, my dad taught me what I need for ranching, whether I wanted to learn it or not. I admit, Dad was right.
What is your family like?
Close-knit. We’d die for one another if we had to. My brothers razz the hell out of me, though. My dad passed away more than ten years ago. Mom helps out with the ranch. She deserves the credit for it all.
How well do you know your neighbors?
My direct neighbors are my brothers. Canyon Junction is a small town. I know most of the townspeople better than I should. People talk, you know. I hear things I’d rather not know.
Do you care about what others assume about you?
It depends. If it involves my reputation, yeah I care, and I don’t take it lightly if someone wants to put a blemish on my reputation. Other than that, no, I could care less. I know who I am.
How do you handle challenges?
Head on, baby!
Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?
Mostly, it’s someone in Gracelyn’s life. Why? This person is a threat to her happiness, which then becomes a threat to mine, and I take it personal.
What would you like to tell your writer?
Hey, great! First off, I wouldn’t mind having another book. Hey, you with the laptop… I have more to tell. Come on, girl, y’all know I do. And, you know how much I loved being an Army Ranger? What’s up with that? I know what you’re going to say…everything turned out for the best. Oh, and…um, thanks. You know why. *Wink*
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