Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Long Ride Home


Those of you who've followed along on this blog for a while know I write books, and I've been trying to sell those books for...well, let's not go into details. Suffice to say, it's been a long ride, mostly uphill and against the wind. So it's fitting that the book I finally sold ended up with the title The Long Ride Home. And wouldn't you know, it's the first I've written that's set here on my home turf, the Blackfeet Reservation.

Ladies and Gentlemen....swooshes back the my debut novel!

The Long Ride Home

David Parsons is on the verge of making his pro rodeo dreams come true when his one-in-a-million rope horse, Muddy, goes missing. In the aftermath, David loses everything. His career, his fiancĂ©e´, his pride.

Four years later, David is clawing his way out of the ruins and back up the rankings when he gets the miracle he’s prayed for. Muddy has been found on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

But repossessing Muddy is unexpectedly complicated. Kylan, the teenager on Muddy’s back, has had a lifetime of hard knocks. His custodial aunt, Mary Steele, will fight like a mama bear to make sure losing this horse isn’t the blow that levels the boy. Even if it’s at David’s expense.

David is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma. Taking back his own future could destroy Kylan’s. And ruin any chance he might have with the fierce, fascinating Mary.

It’s a long, hard ride to the top of the rodeo world. And for David, an even longer ride home. Unless he can find a trail that leads to both.


The book will be available for pre-order on January 4th at all your usual e-book outlets and released for your reading pleasure on February 3rd. Between now and then I shall be pimping it regularly, which will include prizes and bonus stories and excerpts. If you're a fan of the photos on this blog, you'll definitely want to play along, as I'll be giving away some wall art versions of my favorites. All of that can land in your inbox if you sign up for my newsletter at Tales from the Frozen North

You can also follow along with what's new on my Facebook author page at Kari Lynn Dell. If you do pop by there, please take a second to click the Like button. The more people like me, the more likely Facebook will actually let my posts be seen, and the more likely I'll sell some copies of this book, which in turn makes it more likely they'll let me publish another one. 

Why yes, marketing IS every author's favorite part of the game. Could you tell by this face I'm making? But as long as I have to do it, you might as well benefit. Sign up, sign in, we'll see you down the road. 



Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've been following you since I heard about you on Janet Reid's blog, back when I used to be there a lot (before I went indie). I must be psychic because just yesterday I saw your previous post and wondered where things were with your book.

This book sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it. I was going to add it to my Goodreads to-read shelf but I can't find it there. :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kay. I actually just finished the final line edits for the book last week, so it's not up on Goodreads or anyplace else besides the Samhain website. This one's on a really short turnaround, even for a digital title. But if you sign up for the newsletter, I will be letting everyone know as soon as it's up on the various sites.

Linda G. said...

This is just so darn great--I can't wait to read it! :)