SAMPLE OF PUBLISHED BOOK: Claire is about to take sixteen dogs on the biggest race of her life: 1,049 miles of harsh terrain, extreme weather and sleep deprivation. She doesn't have the time or energy for romance. Yes, the musher from Nome is easy on the eyes, but he's an Alaskan man, and she will return to her home in Oregon after the race, to honor a promise. Besides, he has too many secrets, and secrets always come back to bite her.
Dillon shouldn't be attracted to the woman. She embodies everything he walked away from six years ago. But her dark amber eyes remind him of aged whiskey, and that's a problem. Her questions stab at a trauma he thought buried so deep he would never have to face it again. He looks to the upcoming race for solitude, his dogs for salvation, as he plays his strongest card – denial.
"Engaging romance about the challenges of falling in love while running the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Cindy is a masterful writer who knows how to build tension and makes us fall in love with all the characters, including the sled dogs. This book keeps a fast pace ... with heroine and hero fighting the cold weather and their own inner demons. This is a great read." ~ Kimberly A. Cook, author of Do Bar Fights Count? How to Write Your Military Stories.
LAST LINE CONTEST Honorable Mention: "Most Heartwarming" ~ Awarded by the Chesapeake Romance Writers