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Stranded on Vail Mountain
Vail Mountain Trilogy Book 1
by Desiree L. Scott

Romantic Suspense

It was supposed to be a vacation, a time to save her marriage, but what
Joan Clayton hadn’t counted on was Murphy’s Law of Vail Mountain
and the secrets that had damaged her marriage beyond repair. It was
over. Depressed and angry, she decided to venture directly into an
oncoming snowstorm, one that would be known as the blizzard of the century.

Stephen Brockheart received the call concerning a missing tourist after
working 26 hours straight. A park ranger for the mountain resort, he
set out on the routine mission, knowing he was running out of time as
the blizzard hit with visibility zero. What he hadn’t counted on
was saving a beautiful woman and falling for her, a city girl who
knew nothing about the dangers of the mountain. He had been there
before and vowed never to return. 

As Mother Nature raged, Joan was soon overcome by the feelings a
complete stranger evoked in her, causing her to reevaluate her own
life. Through the blizzard and stranded at the resort, death was
imminent for any who would try to leave. Despite loss and secrets,
can two people find love and happiness again? 

Can they be given a second chance to make it real and lasting, or will
that chance die with them?

Stephen saw the woman leaning against the wall at the bottom of the cavern,
shivering but alive, and felt a relief like none other knowing he had made it.
There had been times in the last two hours when he had thought he wouldn’t find
her, and his own chances of survival were diminishing, especially with the
blizzard in full swing. Visibility was zero, and the trek down the mountain was
going to be a bitch for one, let alone for two. It had been close to five hours since
the woman had gone missing. Usually, the allotted time of retrieval on rescues
was two hours, but he wasn’t complaining.
She was alive, at least for the moment. It hadn’t been a long drop, but it was
the steep incline that had trapped her.
He yelled down at her, but he didn’t think she heard him over the wind.
He saw her eyes widen in her pale face and knew she had at least spotted
him. Relief filled her eyes as they met his. He threw down the rope and tied it to a
thick tree that stood just a few feet away.
He almost lost his footing on the way back to the edge and fell to his knees,
striking his left on a hidden rock. Cursing, he moved his leg cautiously and stood
up. With slow steps, he took hold of the rope and swung his legs, propelling
himself over the icy side. His spiked boots dug into the ice, keeping him stable
as he made his way down to her.
He reached the bottom and let go of the rope to walk over to the woman,
kneeling down beside her.
His eyes scanned her slender body, and he didn’t like what he saw. Pale and
trembling, her lips were turning blue.
“Are you hurt?”
Please say no, please say no, please say no…
She nodded with a jerky movement and looked down at her right leg.
Double fuck.
He followed her gaze but didn’t see a break.
“Y-y-yes.” Her voice was scratchy and low, her words slurred.
He swore, knowing her blue lips and pasty, white skin meant the woman was
close to hypothermia.
Come on, damn it. I need a break!
Stephen spotted dried blood on her forehead and flinched imaging her fall.
The incline wasn’t something to laugh at even though it hadn’t been far. Neither
was a head injury. They didn’t have time for him to check her over. He did a
quick sweep with his hand over her head and neck and found she was bleeding at
the back of her head.
“My name is Stephen Brockheart, and I’m a park ranger for the resort. Can
you stand?”
She nodded again, and he helped her get to her feet, putting all of her weight
on the left leg.
They looked up. Stephen glanced around the cavern, his lips tight, and
looked to the woman, meeting her eyes straight on. “We won’t survive the cold if
we don’t try to get down the mountain.”
The woman stared at him, her eyes worried and big. But then something
happened, stunning him and gaining his respect. He saw determination light up
her blue eyes, a level of strength he hadn’t seen before in any woman’s eyes.
She pulled away from his hold and straightened her shoulders. “Let’s go,”
she said, her voice soft but determined, and somehow he understood.
They were going to make it or die trying.
He stared down at her a few more seconds and then nodded, putting the rope
around her slim waist and tying it securely before taking the rope and tying them
together. He didn’t want her passing out and falling again.
Giving it a tug, he made sure it was still tied tautly on the tree.
He grabbed the end of the rope and fastened it around himself with a tight
“Piggyback time. Wrap your arms around my neck and your legs around my
With her ankle, she wouldn’t be able to climb out, not by herself.
She hesitated and then slowly wrapped her arms around his neck and got on
his back.
He knew she was tired, probably had a concussion, and no doubt dehydrated
with hypothermia setting in, but they didn’t have a choice.
They needed to get back to the resort if they were going to survive, but it was
going to be damn close. It was already hard to see as night descended.
With her firmly tied to him and on his back, he jumped up and dug his spikes
into the ice. He slowly progressed, inching himself up the side of the cliff, the
woman holding on tightly.
After what seemed like forever, they made it to the top, and he collapsed on
his side, his breathing ragged and harsh. He was careful not to crush her. The
wind was strong, the bite of the chill stinging the flesh. Stephen drew off his face
mask and handed it to her. She took it gratefully and put it on, covering all but
her eyes and mouth. He grabbed an extra one from his pack and slid it on.
He stood up, grabbed her around her waist, and they headed down the
mountain, fighting the wind that seemed to be pushing them back. The struggle
lay in putting one foot in front of the other. They battled not only the wind but
the snow that was rapidly building up. It was almost knee deep with more falling
He could see pain written all over her pinched, pale face. Cursing, he
wrapped his arms around her lifting her up. He thought he heard her gasp but
ignored it as he continued, the wind and snow beating at his back.

Trapped on Vail Mountain
Vail Mountain Trilogy Book 2

Nina Williams’ world shattered in an instant when she and her daughter
witnessed her father's brutal murder. Everything in her life became
trivial save one: protecting her only child. 

With the help of a friend, Nina leaves the city in a cloud of terror and
heads for Vail Mountain and the safety she prays she will find.

Rob Garland has seen his share of the treacherous conditions on the
mountains. But even spring floods, summer fires, and hikers lost in
winter storms have not prepared him to face the fear in Nina's eyes. 

There is no beating the odds on this one. The men who are after them won’t
give up. It’s only a matter of time before the truth is revealed
and the stakes turn deadly.

Can Nina and Rob hold it together when nature and man turn against them?

Drawn to Vail Mountain
Vail Mountain Trilogy Book 3

Her dreams shattered, Connie Meyer just wants to be left alone to live
her life in peace. She finds that difficult to do when her estranged
husband’s mother insists she return to her son and a marriage she
no longer wants—a marriage that does more harm than good.

Desperate to escape, Connie returns to Vail Mountain, the one place she had
truly felt alive. However, her troubles soon follow her, and she gets
more than she bargained for as she fights not only her past but the
intense feelings that one newly elected sheriff arouses in her.

Jacob Tanner is weary of the city life and the never-ending stream of
criminals that plague New York City. He resigns from the police force
after a drug bust goes wrong, landing himself in the hospital to face
his mortality alone. Uncertain about the direction of his life, he
learns of the new sheriff position on Vail Mountain and takes a
gigantic leap of faith—faith that he isn’t making a big mistake.
Armed with nothing but a few possessions, Jacob relocates, only to
find himself falling hard for a woman whose blue eyes speak of pain
and loneliness.

As he battles his worst nightmare, can Jacob show her there is more to
life than what they have been dealt and convince her that with him,
nothing is impossible?

I have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.

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