Spring has sprung, and the most amazing partnerships are in the works. I can now share that I am in recording with the delicious Sebastian York on a wonderful new series by the ever-prolific Nana Malone, The Players. Can't wait for you to hear all of them.
Thank you for your support and encouragement over this last year and for continuing to be fans!
Robert McIntyre has his eye on a sprawling ranch outside Big Falls that's about to be auctioned. Determined to be his own man, he wants to buy it without help from his father or his inheritance, but he's only saved up about half what he needs to make that happen. Partnering up with a gorgeous redhead wasn't part of his plan. A dishonest woman burned him badly, and he's still not over it. But Kiley seems straight up, and besides, he'll buy her out of her half in short order. Until then, it's not exactly gonna be a chore to be around her.
Kiley Capone was raised by a con-man, so she knows how to get what she wants, and what she wants, is that same ranch. But it's going to go for about twice as much cash as she can put her hands on. The busy-body at the real estate office let on that one of the McIntryres wanted it, too and with a little encouragement, spilled all the juicy details. So Kiley shows up at the McIntrye family business, The Long Branch saloon, just after closing time to catch Robert alone. He's the brooding middle brother, and most people are a little bit afraid of him. Kiley is not most people.
When they decide to buy the ranch together, he actually thinks it was his idea. But Kiley has no intention of sharing. She'll buy him out soon enough. And until then, she figures she can sweet talk him enough to make sharing the place bearable.
But Robert isn't as easy to wrap about her finger as she'd expected, and Kiley isn't fooling him half as much as she thinks she is.
What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and after?
On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest - alone with the jaguar man - she found that compassion was her only defense.
Lara's survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion - for self and others - even in the midst of violence.
Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes Never Fight a Shark in the Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified compassion cultivation trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives and teaches in New Orleans.