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My home is a mess and I don’t care! (recovering my craziness so I can write)

cat lying on floor

Those who’ve followed me for a while may remember I was diagnosed with “classic ADHD” and started medication for it in September of 2015. I haven’t completed a book since. Right from the start I was worried about medication affecting my creativity. Seems I might have been right. Those of us with ADHD tend to […]

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Back on the road to Climax

red truck

It’s been over a year since I sent my last book, Loving the Enemy: Highland Ménage 10 to my publisher. I’d finished ten books, almost 1,500 pages, in ten months. Half-way through Torquil and Ewan’s first book (the eleventh of sixteen in the series) I realized I was burned out. While I loved the characters […]

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Donny Frost explains tradition of sharing wives

Excerpt from The Merry Widow of Tanner’s Ford, which takes place in 1988. Donny Adams is helping Marci Meshevski with barn chores. It’s the morning after she moved in with Simon MacDougal to care for him due to his broken leg. “Few men are suited to share their wife with a brother, cousin, or close […]

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Tom White snippet (1990)

Tom White is an enigmatic character who appears throughout the Climax, Montana series, solving problems off the official grid. This snippet is from the epilogue in Having It All. His black ops training led him to South America where he met Eric Frost. In 1988 he flew a ‘borrowed’ military helicopter to Climax before heading […]

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Creating Lila Frost proved I wasn’t stupid after all

Lila Frost, the determined rancher featured in No Strings Attached, had issues being organized and focused. It wasn’t until I was nearing the end of the book that I realized the character I created had the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder, though I never mention ADHD in the book. Lila was easily distracted and […]

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Illegally downloading books is theft. Plagiarism is emotional assault

I know my books are being illegally downloaded by trolls stealing my income. That is theft, plain and simple. But when a thief makes a few minor changes and publishes it under the thief’s own name, for the thief’s profit, it is far more than theft, it is plagiarism. A level of plagiarism so extensive […]

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MacDougals in North America

Fed up with starvation and too irascible to get along with his clan, in 1835 Finan MacDougal left the Scottish Highlands for Canada. He came as an assisted immigrant, one of many to receive passage money in return for relieving his clan of the need to feed and house him. Disdaining the city of Montreal, […]

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Lustful Intentions: One of Katie’s grandmother Hildy’s favorite teacups

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Hildy’s Gran may be the CEO of a large family-run corporation, but she is also a lady. At the end of the workday she loves to relax with a peaceful cup of tea. Wouldn’t you, with one so pretty? See page 91

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Watch Beaverslide hay stacking

cover of Lustful Intentions, the fifth Climax Montana novel by Reece Butler

In Lustful Intentions Katie Winterbourne takes charge of the food for the annual haying event in Climax, Montana. This is done the old fashioned way, with horses using a ‘beaverslide’.  You can watch it here courtesy of the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, an historic site in Montana. If you go there, watch out for the long-horned momma […]

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Lustful Intentions, Climax Montana 5

cover of Lustful Intentions, the fifth Climax Montana novel by Reece Butler

Haying in Montana: the Beaverslide in action Love the cover of Lustful Intentions, Climax Montana 5. Red-haired Katie Winterbourne is a pixie with an innocent eagerness for wicked fun. Sam Elliott (with the leather wristband) is too contained for his own good. He and younger brother Trey have ranch work to do, yet that doesn’t […]

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