On May 13th, 2019, I received rights back to The Devil's Own Desperado. Making the decision to ask for rights to revert back to me wasn't something I did lightly. I talked to several people (mainly authors whose advice I trust), weighed all the pros and cons of self-publishing my first ever traditionally published book, and made the decision to request rights back.
The Devil's Own Desperado is back--with a new cover, a new title, and some tweaking of things that have bothered me ever since I signed off on that galley so long ago. Why a new cover and title, especially when I absolutely adore the original cover? It doesn't really say "romance novel", does it? And, you know...author branding.
That being said, I am not removing my remaining books from the Wild Rose Press. The ladies who own the publishing house, the editors, and the authors are all top notch. I will forever be grateful to TWRP for giving a new author a chance.
Colt Evans didn’t choose to be a gunfighter. When he’s injured in a shootout and stumbles onto a remote homestead, he didn’t expect to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Colt finds his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within his reach—but only if his past doesn’t come gunning for him. Maybe, a shootist can hang up the hardware.
She's everything he dreams of… After outlaws murdered her parents, Amelia was left to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, and a little sister traumatized by the ordeal of witnessing their parents’ murder, Amelia dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can't resist. She believes Colt can leave his past in yesterday. Just when Colt starts to hope he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado's gun?