Dee Ann Palmer

Jilted by love, in 1834 Cara Lindsay flees Boston for Mexico’s rugged California to become companion to Desira, wife of the tough and irresistible Miguel Navarro, owner of a large inland rancho. Desira suffered brain damage in a mysterious fall, and will never be mentally more than a child. The lonely ranchero’s heart opens to Cara’s kindness and beauty like parched earth to rain. Cara is drawn to him as well, yet love may break her heart again, for she would never be any man’s mistress.

Dark undercurrents Cara doesn’t understand swirl through the ranch. People die. Until ships sail for Boston in the fall, Cara is trapped amidst danger and an impossible love. When the ranch bells ring again when an eagle cries, will she be the next to die?



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Reviews for Where Eagles Cry

"This is a tightly written story, filled with beautiful word pictures of this bygone time, and memorable fully drawn characters. Well worth your time." Gayle Bartos-Pool, reviewer

 

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About Dee Ann Palmer

Dee Ann Palmer is an award-winning writer and poet whose fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of national publications. She's a member of RWA-PAN and writes romance in several sub-genres under various pen names. As a member of Sisters in Crime, you'll find suspense often creeps into her romances.

When newly e-published, she was selected to appeared on the “New Frontiers in Publishing” panel at Left Coast Crime 2004 in Monterey, California. She's pleased to see that "new frontier" fully recognized today as legitimate, especially since the opening up of independent publishing.

Palmer lives with her husband in southern California. She is proud to be a featured author of The Romance Studio.

 

Also by Dee Ann Palmer

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An Interview with Dee Ann Palmer
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Dee Ann, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured story is Where Eagles Cry. Where did you get the idea for this emotionally-charged historical story?

DAP: Thanks so much for the chance to be in touch with readers! As for my story, I have no idea where it came from unless I'd been reading about California's so called "Romance Era." I do know I just felt like writing a novel. Knew zilch about genres. Only understood it was a romance when someone in my critique group called it that.

HH: What do you like about Cara and why will readers identify with her?

DAP: When Cara's life falls apart, she has the courage to take her life in hand and make a change. She cares about people and has an inner moral compass.

HH: What do you like about Miguel and why will readers love him?

DAP: I think they'll fall in love with him because I did. LOL He's not only a man's man, he's a woman's man. Smart and strong, he knows all about love and loyalty.

HH: What sort of research was required to bring this story so amazingly to life?

DAP: It wasn't easy to find information about this period in California, and in a few instances I fell back on the author's permission to fabricate. I took a history class on the area I set my story in, and I used the Internet and various libraries. I interviewed Native Americans and attended a Pow Wow. My Indian villain is based on an actual person who came later than my story is set in. For his description I used a photograph in the local library archives of someone they think may be him.

HH: What do you think readers will enjoy most about this romance?

DAP: I hope my characters, their challenges and adventures spring to life for them, and when readers close the book they have a feeling for what this forgotten era must have been like.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

DAP: I hope to release another historical soon. A medieval story with knights and fair ladies.

HH: What else can readers look forward to from you?

DAP: More romances, of course, and perhaps a sequel to Where Eagles Cry?

HH: What hobbies or interests do you have outside of your writing?

DAP: For twenty years I trained for and competed in long distances races. Now I'm content to take walks and work out at the YMCA. I enjoy my family and friends, gardening and reading. I love the History, Discovery and PBS channels, enjoy dramas, plays, singing and dancing. Ideas and inspiration for new stories crop up when I attend my Romance Writers and Sisters in Crime meetings.

HH: What's your favorite quote ever?

DAP: As a fitness follower, I like "A body in motion stays in motion." I translate that as a writer to "A mind in motion stays in motion." I think you always need to be thinking about the book you're working on or planning to work on.

HH: What's your favorite social media and how to use it to let readers know about your books?

DAP: My Twitter name is @RunnerDeeAnn

I'm working on developing a newsletter and upgrading my Web and Blogger sites. For now, they are http://www.dee-ann-palmer.blogspot.com and www.DeeAnnPalmer.com.

HH: Thank you!

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