When I began working on Your Wild Heart, I realized my heroine, a Wildlife Biologist, would be spending a lot of time outdoors. It made me stop and think about how a single woman, working alone, might go about keeping herself safe and, quite frankly, reasonably comfortable.
I’ve camped outdoors a few times, but each time I was with family – never alone. It seems to me there are quite a few factors to consider. First – safety – not only of yourself but also your stuff. As a scientist, I would think she would have a few pieces of equipment that she would need to secure. If nothing else, she’d have a laptop to record data. Not that pen and paper wouldn’t work! But, we’re going to assume she is a modern day gal and has a reasonable appreciation of gadgets.
Since she planned to be in the area for about a week, I would think she’d want a comfortable place to sleep and take her meals. Someplace free of bugs and slithering reptiles. In my book, that rules out the hard ground.
From personal experience, I’ve learned that keeping food not only stored properly (i.e. cold) but also free of bugs and wildlife, is a challenge in the woods. Tossing a plastic bag of chips or hamburger buns on the ground –even in a tent– doesn’t work. At least not for long.
After researching camping supplies I came to the conclusion that if my girl frequently made these types of trips she would probably make the investment in a small travel trailer. Nothing large or overly fancy. It would definitely need to be something she could setup and maintain on her own but also provide a degree of protection from the elements, wildlife and, quite frankly, from other people.
It’s amazing how many options are out there! You can get something that sleeps one or two all the way up to eight or ten!
By the time I found the perfect vehicle for my heroine, I was in the mood to go look at the darn things myself. I have two boys and the idea of having something to take weekend trips to the lake during the summer holds a lot of appeal. Now if I could only win that big lottery…
About Your Wild Heart:
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
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Dena Garson is a Process Redesign Specialist by day and a writer and jewelry designer by night. She is raising two rowdy boys who play lots of sports which forces her to spend way too much time on the practice field and/or sidelines. Thankfully she has a loyal and loving Labrador Retriever to listen when she complains and a spoiled cat who reminds her daily she is merely a servant.
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