An Island of Misfit Dogs
I call my house the Island of Misfit Dogs. Why? Let me tell you…
This is Wile E. Coyote (Wiley), Roadrunner (Roadie), and Camille (Cam). Between naps, they like to bark and dig holes. And bark. And eat bacon. And bark.
Roadie and Wiley went to herding lessons for a while. They didn’t do very well, but I was hopeful their inner sheepdog would eventually come out…until the day Roadie wandered away from the sheep, following a butterfly like the poster child for canine ADD.
They don’t go to herding lessons anymore.
Cam is a livestock guardian, in charge of watching over the chickens. The only problem is that when the coyotes start yipping in the distance, Cam runs inside and hides under the bed.
If my life was in danger, I’m sure my dogs would rescue me. Probably. Unless there was a squirrel nearby. Or coyotes. Or a butterfly.
It’s probably more likely that I’d be saved by my cat, Smitty. Or my chickens.
It’s a good thing they’re all so cute.
Survive the Night - Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #3
He's always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit—he'll defend her with his life.
K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path—but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.
Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.
All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth...but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.
It's time to take a stand.
A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics, has lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, rides horses, shoots guns, cross-country skis and travels to warm places to scuba dive. In addition to her romantic suspense books, she also writes spicer romances under the pen name Katie Allen. Connect with Katie at http://katieruggle.com/, https://www.facebook.com/katierugglebooks, or on Twitter @KatieRuggle