When I began the adventure that became my Lonesome Lawmen series, I gave Matt a mom because everyone has a mom. Duh. I also gave him brothers, because sometimes people have siblings and he seemed like the kind of guy to have siblings.

I had such a great response to The Last Enemy, to both Matt and Dani and their story, that it seemed like a good idea to bring them back, even if it was as secondary characters in Byte Me. And of course, once I’d written Matt and Jake’s stories, I had to give Luke his happy ending. When I wrote “the end” to Missing You, I really thought it was the end.

I moved on, wrote other books, while sometimes thinking wistfully of my lonesome lawmen. Then I had a discussion with my then-publisher about putting the three books into a bundle, but I wanted to add something extra to readers for ponying up for all three books. I proposed writing a bonus short story. My publisher liked the idea and long time widow, Debra Kirby, the guys’ mom, got her story, Lonesome Mama. A little adventure. And some romance. She even got a happy ending.

I love happy endings. 🙂

What do you love in your reading? Remember, all comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). I’ll announce this month’s winner the first blog post in February.

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Mom’s need a little romance, too.

You can now buy all my Lonesome Lawmen (except the bundles), at your favorite online bookseller.

Buy Lonesome Mama at your favorite online bookseller.

Buy The Last Enemy

Buy Byte Me

Buy Missing You

Moms Need Romance, too — Or Why I Wrote Lonesome Mama
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