Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Summer Solstice and Special Deals by Jan Scarbrough

In 2020, the June solstice is Saturday, June 20, at 5:44 p.m. EDT. This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. (By longest “day,” we mean the longest period of sunlight.) At the June solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at the most direct angle of the year.

Okay, it’s not technically summer yet (in the Northern Hemisphere), but it feels like it in Kentucky! It’s HOT! On these almost-summer nights, I’ve spent my time reading. And if you like reading like I do, I happen to have a few specials just for you.

My writing buddy Maddie James and I have a series of contemporary Western romances called The Montana Ranchers.

We’ve put them into a Five-Book Box Set called the Montana McKennas and it’s on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! Here’s where you can find the set at all of the familiar ebook retailers.

I’m also about to release my mystery-romance trilogy called The Ghost Mountain Ranch. The first book is already available for 99 cents. I call it Hank: Ghost Mountain Ranch Book 1. Here are the digital buy links.

On Christmas Eve, Hank accepts the job of ranch foreman over the mountains in the Gallatin Canyon, Montana. But something dark is happening at the Ghost Mountain Ranch, where the past is reaching out in dangerous ways to haunt the living.

One thing you might want to know about Hank is that it was published in 2017 as Home for the Holidays, so you may have read it. When I wrote it, I wanted it to be Hank’s transition from the McKenna Ranch to the ranch across the mountain. Hank becomes the hero in the book to be released June 19 – Darby: Ghost Mountain Ranch Book 2.

Now, if you’d like to get a free copy of Hank, I’m giving it away to my newsletter subscribers on Wednesday. All you have to do is go to my website and sign up for my newsletter!

The authors of the Romance Gems are giving away Amazon Gift Cards again this month. Go to our Monthly Giveaway page for all the details.


  1. Yay! I love the new cover for Hank and I can feel the mystery! This series is going to be great, Jan. I can't wait to read them all!

  2. I’m a sucker for a deal and’s a win win over here today!

  3. I love ranching books!! Just bought the boxed set! Can't wait to dive in!

    1. Thanks, Kari! It was a fun project to work with Maddie/Kim.

  4. LOVE cowboys! Thank you for all the books!

  5. Thanks for the bargain! I love ranchers.

  6. Looks like a great box set and a wonderful series.

  7. Oh, this sound like a great read.Love the name Ghost Mountain Ranch. What is going on over there? I need to find out. Thanks.

  8. Love the covers, Jan! Great name for a series—Ghost Mountain Ranch.

  9. Hank is a hunk!!! Just please don't remind me of the longest day of the year because that means we're headed for the end of summer.

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