Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Independent Voice Celebrates Allison Merritt

About the book:
Name : The Treasure Hunter's Lady
Genre : steampunk romance
Length : 85,000 words
Formats Available : .mobi, .epub, .pdf

For years, Romy Farrinton traveled at her world-famous archeologist father's side, exploring new lands and uncovering ancient secrets. It was everything she ever wanted, until a near-fatal encounter with hostile natives forced her and her father into a life of retirement in Boston and an undesired advance into proper society.

Everything changes again when she's saved from an accident by a brash Texan in a back alley. Abel Courte may act like a care-free cowboy, but he's harboring a secret_he's searching for the Diamond of Uktena, a legendary jewel that can cure any disease known to man. He needs information Romy's father has in order to get to the jewel. When he traces the origin of the Diamond to Dakota Territory, he sets off to claim the treasure, only to find the archaeologist's fiery redheaded daughter stuck to him like a bug in sap.

In a race against time, Romy and Abel must learn to trust each other as they undertake a cross-country journey that will expose them to lands uncharted by white men, a deadly battle against the fearsome creature in possession of the Diamond and a fight to return to civilization where they might make the greatest discovery of all--love.

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About the Author
Tell us about you

A life-long love of reading turned Allison Merritt into an indie author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she's not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.

Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that's gathering dust after it was determined that she's better at writing fluff than hard news.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author:
I'm the youngest of two children.
I can play the harmonica.
I lettered in speech/drama in high school, but I hate public speaking.
Given the opportunity, I'll stay up all night and sleep during the day.
I'm clumsy and frequently trip up the stairs.

Favorite Authors
Linda Lael Miller, Dean Koontz, Louis L'Amour

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