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Valerie J. Patterson, Author, Releases New Book

MONTANA REINS, Contemporary Romance

February 2008 -- Asylett Press is pleased to announce the release of a new book, Montana Reins, by Valerie J. Patterson.  Montana Reins is a character-driven contemporary western romance. 

Montana Reins has always been a loner.  Her mother died when she was born, and she’s spent her life moving from ranch to ranch with her father, learning his trade—horse trainer.  She’s never had the opportunity to make any permanent friends...which makes it hard to let people into her life—especially someone like Ethan Sterling.

Ethan Sterling hired Montana Reins because of the reputation that went with the name—the best horse trainer alive.  When Montana shows up, he’s more than a little disgruntled to learn he actually hired the daughter and not the father.  Their first introduction is even less than auspicious—Montana saves him from a trampling under the hooves of his prized stallion.

But Montana’s never quit a job once she’s accepted it, and she’s not about to start now.  She’ll make the best of things, curb her own fiery temper and deal with Sterling’s, and do her best by the job.  That would be much easier if she didn’t find herself fighting unfamiliar feelings for the man...feelings she’s never felt for any man.  And Ethan’s obvious interest in furthering those feelings isn’t making things any easier. 

"A JOY TO READ!  Montana Reins, a western romance, reaches out and pulls the reader into the lives of Ethan Sterling and Montana "Tana" Reins from page one.

This character-driven story…propels the reader along in a maelstrom of emotions as love slips into Ethan’s and Tana’s lives despite hostility, misunderstandings, and the interference of self-serving individuals."  —The Long and The Short of It Romance Reviews  

Asylett Press also re-released Patterson's bestseller, The Lincoln Room, in January in paperback.  The Lincoln Room is a taut thriller that expertly combines suspense and mystery with history and a touch of the paranormal. 

Patterson, an alumnus of Waynesburg University, says she had many influential professors including Dr. Anne Bower, Dr. Roger Bower, and Dr. William Sipple, but says it's the contact she had after graduation with Dr. Fred McEwen that benefited her most. 

"Dr. McEwen and his wife were very encouraging long after I graduated from college.  I can easily recall sending my first completed manuscript to Dr. McEwen for his comments and review.  It was a romance, which he very graciously passed along to Mrs. McEwen.  It was the combination of what Dr. McEwen taught me and the honest feedback Mrs. McEwen gave me that encouraged me to pursue being a writer." 

Asylett Press is an independent publisher that publishes in both paperback and electronic formats. 

Both Montana Reins and The Lincoln Room can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, online at Amazon.com, and through several other online bookstores. 

For More Information Contact:

Valerie J. Patterson
Internet: valerie@valeriejpatterson.com

Sandra Dugas, Asylett Press
Internet: Sandra@asylett.com


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