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Meet Carleen Crossley from HARD KNOX! (Contest & Snippet)
Thursday, August 17th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Steph!

On September 12th, the next book in my new We Are Dead Horse, MT, series, Hard Knox, releases! So, I thought it was time for you to meet my main characters. I’ve included a snippet below for you! In the opening, we’re treated to a bit of Carleen Crossley’s mindset. She’s a woman on a mission to capture the one man she can’t have: Knox Ramsey. Carleen has no inhibitions or shame when it comes to her pursuit, much to the town’s enjoyment.

If you’ve read the books in the Montana Bounty Hunters: Dead Horse, MT, you’ve seen Carleen in some of the later stories in the series. Plus, she appears in Book #1 of the new series, Cold Hard Cash. Let’s just say, Carleen knows how to make an impression.

Hard Knox

Meet Carleen…

Knox Ramsey was a man most folks in Dead Horse, Montana, shied away from. His tall, burly frame was imposing enough. Add the dark eyebrows that seemed perpetually lowered over his nearly black, piercing eyes and his huge, meaty fists, and he made most folks shiver with dread whenever his gaze swung their way.

However, Carleen Crossley wasn’t “most folks.” When she looked at Knox, she shivered the same as anyone, but for a very different reason. To her, Knox was The One.

She’d known it since she was a teenager, working after school to earn money for her cheerleading outfits. Knox hadn’t been the one to hire her—his mother, Dorothea Ramsey, had for no other reason than to annoy her son. Plus, she’d placed Carleen in the front office, doing little tasks that didn’t really need doing in a rough and tumble place like the Ride or Die Body and Repair Shop—like filing (who needed paperwork unless you wanted the grease-grimed fingerprints for a forensics audit), janitorial work (again, years’ worth of engine oil and grease couldn’t be wiped away with a little or a lot of degreasers), and making coffee (she had never mastered making the sludge Knox thought of as an actual beverage).

Even when she’d been sixteen, she’d recognized his appeal by the way her ovaries cramped in his presence. As she’d grown older, she’d noted other “proof,” like how her nipples beaded hard and her cheeks and groin got hot just being in his presence. She could feel him the moment he came into her vicinity. The air hummed with electricity. Her sex gave her warning, too, instantly softening and getting wet. When she turned and met that black gaze, her heart would stutter and then pound. Whatever she was doing, whatever thought was flitting through her mind, ground to a halt as she took him in. Looking at him was like downing a shot of whiskey—bracing and exhilarating.

Knox, with his deadly glare and biker’s windswept hair, was a bad boy through and through. And she had a mighty thirst for the biggest, baddest boy in Dead Horse, Montana.

Too bad the man didn’t feel the same way about her. After years of flaunting her body and seeking ways to slide up against him to tempt him, he still managed to deflect her affections.

Not that Carleen was ready to give up…


If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy—here’s the link: Hard Knox


For a chance to win your choice of story in the Montana Bounty Hunters series or a copy of Cold Hard Cash, let me know if you’ve read any of the stories, and if you have, which was your favorite?

7 comments to “Meet Carleen Crossley from HARD KNOX! (Contest & Snippet)”

  1. Steph
    · August 17th, 2023 at 11:19 am · Link

    Cage so far is my favorite!

  2. Colleen C.
    · August 17th, 2023 at 12:28 pm · Link

    I have some in my TBR, but have not gotten to them yet…

  3. BN
    · August 17th, 2023 at 11:32 pm · Link

    not yet

  4. Debra Guyette
    · August 18th, 2023 at 7:10 am · Link

    I have some on my Kindle.

  5. flchen
    · August 19th, 2023 at 6:18 pm · Link

    I’ve read most if not all of them, and you make me love them all, Delilah! (No need to include me).

  6. kerry pruett
    · August 20th, 2023 at 5:13 pm · Link

    I have read all of them in the series and love them all so I am not sure if I have one that stands out more than others so far. Something tells me that Carleen and Knox maybe the one .

  7. Delilah
    · August 26th, 2023 at 3:58 am · Link

    The winner of her choice of one of my Montana Bounty Hunter stories is…Steph!

    Steph, congrats! Email me at to let me know which story you’d like me to email you!

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