A Message from Diana Palmer & UNTAMED T-Shirt Contest
by Diana Palmer, author of Untamed
Stanton Rourke, my hero from my new hardcover Untamed, has turned up in my novels for several years now. His first appearance was in Tough to Tame, where he served as a bodyguard for the heroine. He was missing an eye, and he had a totally wild sense of humor. I was intrigued.
As time went by, he turned up in other books. Bits and pieces of his past unraveled in print. But it wasn’t until Courageous that I had a good look at the woman in his life. He seemed absolutely crazy about her, but he wouldn’t let her close to him and he behaved as if he despised her.
It was a puzzle I couldn’t solve. Other books followed in which he had bit parts, including my Wyoming series. It was like a detective story as I started adding up what I knew about him. Finally, I had enough bits and pieces to understand what was keeping him from the woman in his life.
Untamed is that story. It is bittersweet. We make choices in life, and then we live with them. Sometimes the consequences are tragic. The choice Rourke made seemed, at first, unselfish and noble. But it led to consequences that affected far more lives than his own.
I thank you very much for giving Rourke’s story a place in your reading list, and I hope that you enjoy the twists and turns of the plot.
As always, I am your biggest fan,
Contest: Want to share your love of Diana Palmer’s books with the world? Wear your heart on your sleeve with a special Untamed T-shirt up for grabs this week! To enter to win, leave a comment below telling us which Diana Palmer books are your favorite.
Rules: Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Giveaway closes July 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET. One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible comments and announced here on or around July 13. For full official rules, click here.
UPDATE: The contest is now closed. Please check the comments to see who won.
Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. The steely mercenary is dangerous in every way…especially to Clarisse Carrington’s heart. She and Rourke were playmates as children, but she’s not the innocent girl he once knew. When tragedy robbed Clarisse of her entire family, her life was changed forever. Besides, she’s a grown woman now, and there are secrets that hold her back from succumbing to her pursuer. As she struggles to keep her distance, sparks as hot as a Texas summer fly between them. But danger is following Clarisse, leaving her no choice but to rely on Rourke, even as the old wounds lying dormant between them flare up again…