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4 Free Previews of Paragraph #1 APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER

Sunday, January 15th, 2017



The idea of murdering seven innocent people should have sickened Ovidio Natal Sanchez. Instead he felt a grim
anticipation. These people were responsible for causing that festering wound on the earth. He only wished he had been given free rein to kill as many as possible. But he was a loyal member of BEAR, and he would carry out his mission, with pleasure. He sat in a nondescript van before the loading dock of the Lilac Copper Mine holding an automatic weapon with the safety switched off.



Most folks wouldn’t trust Ray Strong to look after a houseplant let alone a woman and a child. But that was exactly what had happened. Ray watched the woman in question as she served a complimentary drink to one of the customers on the floor of the tribe’s casino—she dipped as she set down the glass to avoid showing too much leg in her skimpy skirt. A shame, really, because she had great legs.



Dylan Tehauno would not have stopped for the woman if she had not been standing in the road. Her convertible was parked beside her, a black Audi of all things, impractical as her attire. It was impossible that she did not hear him crunching over the gravel road. Yet she continued to stare in the opposite direction, presenting him with a very tempting view of her backside and long bare legs. Killer curves, he thought, as dangerous as the switchbacks between him and his destination on the mountain’s ridgeline.



Amazing how much a simple favor could cost you.  FBI explosives expert Sophia Rivas waited for her escort to finish introductions. She held her tight smile firmly in place as she shook hands with the chief of tribal police, Wallace Tinnin. The man looked well past the age of retirement, judging from his deeply lined face. He ushered them from the station floor, such as it was, into his small, stuffy office, where everything seemed as old and worn-out as their chief.


Saturday, December 31st, 2016



My new series, APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER takes place on the Turquoise Canyon Apache Reservation in Arizona.  Tribal Thunder is the name of the warrior sect of the tribe’s medicine society.


Carter Bear Den – (TURQUOISE GUARDIAN #1) Captain  of the tribe’s elite wildfire fighters, the Turquoise Canyon Hotshots, and former U.S. Marine.  He’s been charged with delivering a message to the shaman’s niece, his former fiancé who left him without even a Dear John letter.

Ray Strong – EAGLE WARRIOR #2) the groups bad boy, hotshot and the one your mother warned you about.  He’s got a habit of making bad decisions and he’s been tapped to keep watch over the daughter of a killer.

Dylan Strong – (FIREWOLF #3)  is every mother’s dream son-in-law, so why isn’t he married?  He’s a former US Marine on an errand for the tribe’s shaman that might just get him killed.

Jack Bear Den – (THE WARRIOR’S WAY #4)  is a detective with tribal police and Carter’s twin who needs to convince a career-driven FBI explosives expert to throw away her future to help his tribe.

TURQUOISE GUARDIAN Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder


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(Paperback December 20 – Digital January 1)

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EAGLE WARRIOR #2 Apache Protector: Tribal Thunder


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(Paperback January 17 – Digital February 1)

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FREE Prequel Available Now!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
FREE insiders prequel to my new series, APACHE PROTECTORS:TRIBAL THUNDER

FREE insiders prequel to my new series, APACHE PROTECTORS:TRIBAL THUNDER

I just sent out a FREE forty-two page prequel short story to my newsletter subscribers to give them insider hints to the threat facing them men of Tribal Thunder.  This 42 page picture book prequel can be read on my site, but only if you are a subscriber.

My insiders list also gets a FREE advanced peek at CHAPTER ONE of each book in my upcoming APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER series.

I’ve gone more FREEBIES planned.  But these are exclusively for my subscribers.

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New Home – The Sunshine State

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

I’m trying to adjust to a slower speed. This is challenging for a NY girl.

I’ve moved from my long-time home in New York’s Hudson Valley to the coast of Florida.  My driver’s license makes it official.  In the heat of July, I am enjoying writing indoors and find myself developing new routines.

You can't beat the sunsets here.

You can’t beat the sunsets here.

I’ve been swimming first thing in the morning and then getting to my office to write.  In the evenings, I walk the beach.  The Skimmer birds and the Terns are raising their young near the sea grass and I enjoy the raucousness of their parenting.  Those babies are always hungry.

I think the climate agrees with me.  I got my proposal in early for book #3 in the Harlequin Intrigue series APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER.  And I’m hoping to have the draft for that story completed this week.

The copy edits for book #2 EAGLE DANCER are done and so are the final edits for book #1 TURQUOISE GUARDIANS.  Those stories arrive in January and February 2017.

I’m turning my attention to my September release, a Western historical, THE WARRIOR’S CAPTIVE BRIDE.  My editor is encouraging me to enter this one in the Rita Awards from Romance Writers of America. That’s good feedback.  I’m looking forward to the September 1 release and hearing from my readers if they agree.

“Kernan’s Story is Flat-Out Good.”

Monday, January 11th, 2016
First two release in the APACHE PROTECTOR series are here!

First two release in the APACHE PROTECTOR series are here!

I don’t know if you get RT Book Reviews, but I sure do.  I’ve been waiting for first reviews on my new romantic suspense series, my first, for the Harlequin Intrigue line.  So the wait is over and here is what they had to say:

SHADOW WOLF, Apache Protectors #1 – 4  1/2 STARS

Shadow Wolf gets 4 1/2 stars

Shadow Wolf gets 4 1/2 stars

“Kernan’s story is just flat-out good.  There are some imaginative and heart-stopping scenes involving rattlesnakes.  But what’s a few scary poisonous snakes when you’ve got a hot Apache hero?”

~Susannah Balch, RT Book Club~

HUNTER MOON, Apache Protectors #2 – 4 STARS

Hunter Moon, Apache Protectors get 4 Stars

“Kernan’s second Apache Protectors book proves her strong storytelling abilities.  Without a doubt, fans will be left anxious for the next Cosen brothers story.”

~Susannah Balch, RT Book Club~

Thanks to all the readers who have taken the time to review by Apache Protectors series on Amazon and GoodReads.  Those reviews really help!

Happy Reading!