Free is a beautiful thing

Who doesn’t love a free book?

Today–and for a very short time–MONTANA DARLING is available to download for free at all vendors. It’s already shot to #4 on Amazon’s rank. THANK YOU, BOOKBUB!

Mia Zabrinski’s lost enough– Her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia is ready to rebuild her life in her hometown of Marietta,Montana, and she’s damned if she’ll let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter’s rights. 

Ryker Bensen doesn’t have much— and that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living…until he didn’t. When beautiful Mia shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again.

Broken people make the most interesting characters: A photo journalist who put his life on hold after a terrible loss and a lawyer who knows the meaning of trial by fire. Mia and Ryker broke my heart then put it back together again.

Download MONTANA DARLING for FREE here:

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Happy reading, friends!


Are you reading for escape?

At this time last year, we hosted a fabulous Easter celebration with friends and family from as far away as San Diego making the trip. We laughed, played wiffle ball golf, hunted a gazillion eggs, including colorful cascarones (confetti eggs), and enjoyed food galore.

This year will be quite different. We’re lucky to have neighbors with chickens, so our youngest grandgirls will be able to hunt colored eggs, and there will be ham, but I will devote most of the weekend to reading. It’s my escape.

In a gesture of solidarity, I’m making all the books in my Debra Salonen Bookstore HALF PRICE through the month of April:

Pick the title of your choice, then use this code to save 50% on the price: QJNULFD1HI
Maybe you’d like to escape to the West Coast! Here are seven unique, stand-alone novels you might enjoy.

Wherever you are, I wish you a healthy, safe and joyous Easter.


From stir-crazy to spring beauty + an exclusive offer and a “thank you” prize

Are you going stir crazy?

After two weeks of sheltering at home, I was.

I know…what a baby! I do walk every day, but I don’t leave our small subdivision, and it felt like the walls were closing in on me.

So, we took an old-fashioned “Sunday Drive” to Bagby, a town that once existed on the Merced River.

We drove back roads that wandered past mining endeavors long forgotten, save for a “Stonehenge” of footings and meandering Chinese fences built by immigrant workers. There wasn’t a lot of water in the river yet (awaiting snow melt), but the wild flowers were a bright and happy surprise, although it wasn’t sunny enough for the poppies to open).

Our short drive helped remind me there’s a bigger world out there. Life goes on in a seasonal manner, whether or not we’re there to see it. I’m glad I got to see it—and share it.

In a gesture of solidarity, I’m making all the books in my Debra Salonen Bookstore HALF PRICE for the entire month of April: DEB’S BOOKSTORE.

Pick the title of your choice, then use this code to save 50% on the price: QJNULFD1HI

And, as a “Reader Thank You,”  I will announce one Property Sisters of Montana Grand Prize winner in my May 21/23 newsletter. (I’m still adding new items to the prize, including a print copy of MONTANA BLUEPRINT FOR LOVE.) The winning name will be randomly drawn from responses to Q&As through Mother’s Day and will also include anyone who leaves a review for MONTANA BLUEPRINT FOR LOVE or MEET ME IN MONTANA on any of the usual sales channels.

(Prize includes a tool pouch like the ones worn by the McCall sisters in the series, various hand tools including a hammer, tape measure, adaptable screw driver, utility knife, gloves, carpenter’s pencil, marking pen and MORE. Additionally, there will be a $25 Gift Card TBD (I originally thought Lowes or Home Depot, but I will let the winner choose—Amazon is also an option. Winning name will be announced in my newsletter. If winner fails to contact me within a week from the announcement (Thursday-Thursday), an alternate name will be drawn until we have a winner.)

I hope you’re all well and taking care of your health in this very scary time.

Read well and often!