The latest release in the National Parks Romance series by Winged Publications features Mesa Verde National Park. A historical novella, Mesa Verde Meltdown takes place in the summer of 1955, a vulnerable period in the park’s history preceding its massive archaeological inventory.
In Mesa Verde Meltdown, geologist Miles McShane befriends pictograph restoration artist Kathleen Litton as they visit Balcony House with the park superintendent. Trouble rears its head when they discover a contaminant in the sacred water seep and delve into its potential source. With shared visits to Wetherill Mesa’s Long House prior to its opening to the public, and nearby Chimney Rock and Pagosa Springs, a romance ensues. Record heat and recurring sabotage strike at Miles’ last nerve, as Kat’s need for remote access leaves her vulnerable to the unknown threat.
Publisher/owner Cynthia Hickey of Winged Publications conceptualized the park series to celebrate the nation’s unique landscape treasures. “National parks across our nation, both past and present, are featured in this series to commemorate the 100th anniversary of our parks.”
Other locations to be featured in this national park series prior to June 1st include Glacier, Big Bend, Yellowstone, Voyageurs, Rocky Mountain, and Hot Springs. The author also contributed to the contemporary novella collection earlier in the year with Everglades Entanglement, a story featuring the removal of a modern-day invasive predator that places the native fauna at risk. The publisher plans to make both collections available in boxed sets by Fall 2017.
Nature writer Cindy M. Amos holds a Masters degree in coastal ecology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with an undergraduate minor in geological processes. Her field experience includes endangered species conservation and natural resource management in North Carolina and Florida.
Now writing from the tallgrass prairie in the heartland of Kansas, Ms. Amos ranches on the tallgrass prairie and writes primarily about man living close to the land. Species conservation and land stewardship remain at the center of her plot-driven themes while nature maintains its intrinsic beauty in her detailed ecological representation.
A multi-published author, she currently has a full book-length series entitled Landscapes of Mercy with natural settings featured across the continent, also under Winged Publication’s imprint, Forget Me Not Romances. Mesa Verde Meltdown represents the author’s debut contribution in the historical romance genre. http://cindymamos.wixsite.com/natureink
Mesa Verde Meltdown is available in e-book and print formats at Amazon.com.