Let’s Talk Tornadoes with Melissa Cutler
by Melissa Cutler, author of Colton’s Cowboy Code
I love the Coltons! This is my second book featuring a Colton cowboy as the hero, and I’ve got to tell you that I love everything about this bad-luck courting, drama-magnet extended family…especially when we get to explore the cowboy branch of the Colton family tree. And, boy, do I have a story to share with you this month with Colton’s Cowboy Code, Book Two in the Coltons of Oklahoma miniseries.
At the heart of my book is a love story between reformed bad boy Brett Colton and his accidental baby mama, and when you open to page one, you’re dropped right in the middle of a deadly thunderstorm, complete with a tornado.
I recently had the opportunity to lead a workshop for a group of writers in North Texas and when I told them about the tornadoes and flash floods and thunderstorms in Colton’s Cowboy Code, they jumped right in with their own hair-raising tales of extreme Texas weather. I was on the edge of my seat, completely enthralled by stories of lightning strikes, floods, and hail so big that it dents cars and cracks windshields.
Mind you, I was born and raised in Southern California, so our idea of extreme weather is an inch of rain in a day or, maybe, one measly crack of thunder. Every few years, we experience hail the size of jelly beans. Maybe because of the unexciting weather in my hometown, I LOVE hearing stories about extreme weather, and I invite you to share your stories with me today. What’s the most extreme weather you’ve ever experienced? How did you get through it? This author wants lots of juicy details! You never know, it just might end up in my next book…
About Colton’s Cowboy Code:
Cowboy Brett Colton has reformed his bad-boy ways. And he has ambitious plans to transform the Lucky C ranch. Then he discovers that his one passion-filled night with gorgeous accountant Hannah Grayson resulted in pregnancy—an unexpected hiccup.
Though excited by the prospect of fatherhood, Brett puts the brakes on romance. He is determined to bring Hannah and his unborn child into the family. But he doesn’t anticipate the strong feelings he has for Hannah…or that he is putting her in danger. Because a vengeful phantom is targeting the Coltons. All that matters is keeping his new family safe…and perhaps fighting for love in the end.