Friday, November 18, 2011

Keri Ford: Apple Trail - Small Town and Sexy!

I'm very excited to have Keri Ford on the blog today. The last book (#6) in the Apple Trail Series just released. But don't worry, Keri has another series already lined up for her eager followers. Be sure to visit her blog at to get a sneak peak at the HOT book covers.

If your a fan of hers or even if you haven't read one (which is just crazy), sit back and enjoy this post as she rounds up the series. Best of all, Keri is offering a giveaway to a lucky commenter.

Small Town And Sexy!

When I started the Apple Trail series, I envisioned a small town like mine. While Apple Trail is way smaller (2-3k) than my home town (18k), I mirrored the town square off my home town. Take the tiny picture of the courthouse here for example. Look familiar? I loosely based Apple Trail’s courthouse from Making Her Nights off it. I spoke of the trees, the white building and long sad eyes. I added the engraved apples on the building. And the vulture. Or maybe the vulture. I’m sure there’s been a couple those around our court house too. Lord knows they’re flying over my house enough (No one dead here birds!).

But it’s the town shops along the square that brings Henry, hero of Chasing Her Trail, to Apple Trail and to the heroine, Jessie. Henry’s grandfather raised him and his grandfather was raised in a small town, with a small square just like this one.One with trees along the sidewalk, overhang things and shops next to one another. In Apple Trail there’s men drinking coffee at a picnic table outside a diner during the day and a beauty parlor a couple shops over where you know the women gather.

Apple Trail’s town square is very contained. If you read In The Hay, you got to ride around with the hero as he drove past the courthouse, the few shops and then…that’s pretty much it before he entered the surrounding neighborhood. Beyond that are the train tracks and fields (a big grin here. For those who’ve read In The Hay, you know why I’m grinning).

If you were flying overhead and looked down, you’d see Riley Hamilton’s farm along one side (On The Fence) and the town square in the center. The Iverson property would be just outside of town and wrapping around behind it. Beyond that you’d find Jessie’s land and Mike and Tiffany next to her.

The town population is small. The land often sprawling at times. And the people like to get dirty in their backyards when no one is looking.

 Leave me a comment and be entered for a chance to win your pick of any of the Apple Trail stories!

Jessie McBride barely survived the unexpected death of her loving parents. Forced to fend for herself with few people to depend on while raising her younger cousin, Jessie learned to be self-sufficient. She kept a few friends close and pushed the rest of the world away, along with that helpless, dependent girl she was once. Been there, done that, never again.

It works until Henry Green enters her life, with sentimental tales of his grandpa and family. Jessie is drawn in as Henry strives to take care of the man who raised him. But while Henry is putting things in place for his grandpa to retire, his well-intended controlling ways are smothering Jessie. 

Can Henry’s invitation back to life and love tempt Jessie to drop the emotional wall, or will Henry give up on chasing the girl she once was?

Keri Ford is the author of six sexy contemporary novellas set in the small town of Apple Trail, Arkansas. She’s got 3 more novellas currently scheduled for 2012 and a series of single-title romantic mysteries coming 2013.

Her latest release is Chasing Her Trail and is available at TMP | Amazon | Smashwords | AllRomanceEbooks | Bookstrand (will be available in more places soon! distribution times and all that)

To keep with the latest on Keri, check out her website (



krisgils33 said...

love your books, keri! can't wait to see what's new down the road!

KeriFord said...

thanks Kris!

and thanks so much Rebecca for having me here today!

Jeannene Walker said...

These are great little reads. I'd love to win one of the three I don't have.

KeriFord said...

thanks for stopping by Jeanene!

Paws said...

Oooo! Thanks for the reminder Beck! I love Keri's books!

KeriFord said...

Hi Paws! thanks for stopping by!

Marsha Taylor said...

Hi Keri Wow did't know you are a Author...Who knew I once worked with someone who would become famous.I'm so Happy for you.Saw this and had to say Hi and Congrad's.Would love to read your Book's ,,maybe I may win one lol.