Well, the website's back up, True Nature is available from fine booksellers everywhere, and all is right with the world. Big thanks to Treva, MT, Calie, Ann, Z, Clance, and everyone else who helped me spread the word yesterday. I have the best friends. I also have a fantastic editor, Venessa Giunta, and cover artist, P.L. Nunn. Thanks for making my book look fabulous, you guys.
As you may or may not know, True Nature was inspired by Pearl Lake, a tiny spring-fed lake in Northern Michigan where Steve and I visit every year. This winter, we bought a plot of vacant land up there, so it seems only fitting that this story is coming out now.
Here's a bit more about True Nature:
Lake Clearwater--conservation officer and water spirit--has just been appointed guardian of Gem Pond by The Powers That Be. It's the first time in eight years he's had a real home and he's determined to protect it, even if that means hiding his attraction to his sexy new partner, Forrest Oakwood.
Forrest is a native of the Gem Pond area and the guardian of its trees. He knows the land and its people are a crucial lynchpin in the natural order. He also knows that if he comes out, his boss in the DNR, Sgt. Dennison, will find an excuse to fire him. But ignoring his true nature was a lot easier before Lake Clearwater showed up. The man's a walking, talking wet dream.
Meanwhile, local residents--human and animal alike--conspire to bring Lake and Forrest together. The land needs its guardians united and at their full power. Dennison wants to cut down the trees to make room for water slides and tennis courts. If Forrest and Lake don't embrace their passion for each other, they'll be unable to stop him and that would be a disaster, not just for Gem Pond but for the entire natural world.