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Have you entered my #AmazonGiveaway yet?  Entry is easy – simply watch the COLD EVIDENCE trailer and follow the contest directions to be entered to win a Kindle ebook of my latest book!  The contest will run through March 11th or until all prizes are awarded.

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Photos of Djibouti and New Book News!

Last week my husband returned from his second trip to Djibouti, where he located and recorded archaeological sites for the US Department of Defense.


Thanks to his travels, volatile Djibouti, with its amazing archaeological record, permanent US military presence, strategic location, harsh landscape, and desperate need for water is the setting of TINDERBOX, the first book in a new series that takes my fascination with the intersection of archaeology, politics, and war to a new level on the African continent.

Rachel Grant Djibouti

While he was there, my husband took pictures for me (visit me on Facebook to see them all!) so I can better describe the wadis, archaeological features, acacia thorns, and (my fictional) military base. He also picked up a bunch of items for me to give away to readers when the book and series launch. At present TINDERBOX is being shopped to traditional publishers, so I can’t make promises for when it will release, but I can share the book description and some of those photos now.

TINDERBOX (Flashpoint #1)

In the volatile tinderbox of the Horn of Africa, Morgan Adler has made the paleoanthropological find of a lifetime. The discovery brings her to the attention of a warlord eager to claim both Morgan and the fossils, forcing her to make a desperate dash to the nearby US military base to beg for protection.

Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard has orders to intercept Dr. Adler before she reaches the base, and in so doing saves her life. After a harrowing afternoon he safely delivers her to his commanders, only to find his responsibilities toward protecting the obstinate archaeologist have only just begun.

Morgan and Pax are forced to work together in the Djiboutian desert heat, but it is the fire that ignites between them that threatens to combust them both. For the Green Beret, involvement with the woman he must protect is a threat to his career, while for the archaeologist, the soldier is everything she never wanted but somehow can’t resist. When Morgan uncovers a mystery surrounding Djibouti’s most scarce and vital resource, the danger to her reaches the flashpoint. For Pax, protecting her is no longer a matter of following orders. He’ll risk everything to bring her back alive.

Over on Twitter…..

Are you on Twitter? There’s a fun weekly hashtag called #1LineWed. Each Wednesday authors and writers offer lines from their work in progress (WIP).  Here’s mine!

“I hear you hit a guy in the nuts. Do we need to send you back to remedial shooting school?” #1LineWed TINDERBOX