Release day: Tears of the Cheetah
Today is the official release of Tears of the Cheetah by TM Clark (print and ebook, Harlequin). Here’s the blurb:
The fight to save the cheetahs is a race against time.
Mackenzie came to South Africa to escape the trauma of her past and build herself a bright new future: love is the last thing on her mind. But she’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore her feelings for the strong-minded Cole, who runs the game reserve for cheetahs just outside her town. Cole has made no secret of his feelings for her, but he realises that Mackenzie cannot be rushed so he is prepared to wait.
Neither could have predicted the terrifying events that are about to overtake them. When Cole saves Mackenzie from a vicious attack, it is only the beginning of an ever-spiralling maelstrom of violence.
Africa’s cheetah population is being decimated, and when the poaching threat comes to their door, Mackenzie and Cole have only one option: they must fight to save the animals and life they love.
‘Africa is the evocative backdrop to this unputdownable thriller and the story of a fierce fight to save its threatened wildlife.’ ~ Cherry Adair.
TM Clark dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Set against the Drakensberg mountains, near where I spent my senior school years, the fictional town of Crystalberg is host to a cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centre which is based on the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre in KwaZulu Natal. Although this book went through many versions while writing it, and a lot of people helped me along the way, it was the ‘arrival’ of maNtuli in my head that cemented this story into the thriller that it became. A strong, corrupt black woman with little tolerance for failure, and a determination to succeed, no matter the cost to humans or animals. I loved writing this book, and I cross fingers and hold thumbs that you love Cole, Mackenzie, Mandla and Hope’s story as much as I do!