Gridlocked (Bounty County Series Book 2) by Maren Lee

Cover Design by Maren Lee

Book release – August 29Th


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Story Synopsis:


Wesson Campbell always says the wrong thing at the wrong time when under
pressure. Because of that, he has a reputation for being a bit of a dumb
meathead. He’s a good cop, a master marksman, and spends his free time
taking care of his mother, but his social skills and English language
proficiency (for a third generation American raised in Montana) are
somewhat lacking. Because of this, he doesn’t think he has any chance with
the smart, beautiful Dr. Molly Mooney.


Molly Mooney is usually the smartest person in the room. After years of
school and residency, Molly made the decision to open her own psychiatry
practice in her hometown of Imminence. With contracts with the Montana
Department of Corrections and the Bounty County Jail, Molly’s career has
become much more interesting and much more lucrative. But a secret she’s
kept for years keeps her from really opening up to her new group of
friends. She decides, during one drunken night, that Wesson is the one to
help her.


When Wesson’s father is released from prison unexpectedly, a series of
events puts Molly’s job (and liberty) in jeopardy. Will Wesson be able to
get Molly out of a sticky situation? Will Molly’s secret be too much for
him to handle? Will the two of them find love where they least expect it?





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Other Bounty County Novels:

Ride Along (Bounty County Series Book 1)


Chloe Tisdale is a fun-loving woman with a crappy job, no current prospects
for romance, and the apparent inability to listen to instructions from
demanding men. After a run-in with a creepy stalker, she heads for
Imminence, Montana to hide out and party with her wild, foul-mouthed
cousin. Conveniently for Chloe, her cousin’s husband just happens to be the
Sheriff of Bounty County. Unfortunately for Chloe, however, one of the
Sheriff’s deputies is the easy-on-the-eyes-but-incredibly-bossy Justin
Hunt, who broke Chloe’s heart into a thousand pieces just one year earlier.
And unfortunately for everyone in Bounty County, Chloe’s stalker follows
her to Imminence. Despite dealing with commitment issues, when Justin
learns of the danger that Chloe is in, he immediately steps in to protect
her. Will sparks fly again? Will Justin learn to love? Can Chloe ever
forgive him?

This book has a high heat index, contains adult themes, and is suitable
only for 18+. WARNING: Sexually explicit and foul language.


Changing Lanes (Bounty County Series Book 2)


Lane Bennett is the new hotshot lead public defender of Bounty County. A
transplant from Chicago to Montana, Lane ran from the big city to escape a
bad breakup, a far-too-stressful job, and all the anxiety issues that came
along with it. But kicking ass and taking names as a small town public
defender often pits her against the hottie Sheriff’s Department deputies.
In order to win, she has to make them look bad. Lane, “the evil harpy,” as
they call her, is not one of their favorites.

Sergeant Jake Hamilton is a veteran in the Bounty County Sheriff’s
Department. He and Lane have walked along a rocky road since the first
night they met. But after an alcohol-fueled evening resulting in rocking
the bed with the sexy redheaded lawyer, Jake decides he is going to woo

Complicating matters, however, is that Lane is about to take on the biggest
case of her career. A beloved city police officer was allegedly murdered by
her client, a non-violent man with a heavy criminal past. But something
doesn’t quite smell right and Lane begins to suspect corruption. The
problem is, she needs the Sheriff’s Department to help her shore up her
defense. And she needs Jake to protect her from the danger in which she
suddenly finds herself.

Will Jake be able to convince Lane that their connection is more than just
lust? Will the conflicts of interest be too much to handle? When a surprise
rocks their world, will Jake step up and prove to be the man Lane simply
cannot live without?

Changing Lanes is Book 2 of the Bounty County Series. Each book is
standalone and can be read on its own, but it’s helpful to read the series
in order to fully understand the characters.

WARNING: 18+ this book contains adult themes, explicit sex, and lots of
swearing. Do not read this book if you don’t enjoy these things.

About The Author

Mountain woman, wine drinker, reader, writer. Former bartender, current
contemporary erotic romance novel author living in the tiny mountain town
of Atlanta, Idaho (“Coldlanta”) with my mountain man hubby (RAWR), three
dog children, and one weird-ass cat.

I started writing Ride-along pretty much because some of my cop friends
dared me to do it. Never one to back down, I decided to do it and then
shove it in their faces. So I did it! And during the process I realized I
liked doing it! So much that I decided to keep it up! Changing Lanes is
available now on Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited. I have 8 books in
mind for this series! I am very excited for you to meet all the boys of
Bounty County


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Well It’s Been a Minute…

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I have posted on here. Well, at least it feels like it’s been a while. I graduated and then went into visit friends before they move mode and hibernation mode. I slept . . . a lot. Oh look photos . . .

Anyway, I have decided that this blog is going to go under construction for a few days (maybe longer if I slip back into hibernation). The reason are:

  1. People call me Kikyo but no one in real life or online calls me KikyoHatake so I want to change to Tiara Kikyo Giles. It’s already how you find me on twitter and instagram so why not? (YouTube will also be changed to this)
  2. I someday hope to publish and/or create television shows (like a K-drama maybe? Yeah. That’s a dream. Haha) so KikyoHatake isn’t what I would want people to call me. Either Tiara, Tiara Kikyo, Tiara Kikyo Giles, or Tiara Giles but not kikyoHatake.
  3. The name change also feels like it can help broaden my blog and YouTube channel’s content.
  4. Every post will still be here (side note: I can’t change my Facebook username. They trife).

I am also reconstructing my YouTube Channel. The name will change and the videos will go to private (I really need a fresh start from the tube) except the new video that I upload which I will post about on here for those who do not see this post. The video will show the reason why I wanted to reconstruct my YouTube as well.

Anyway, once all that is done flash fictions will return and so will other things! Maybe one day I’ll be able to afford to get an owned url. Ha.

See you soon!

Tiara “Kikyo” Giles

Animator or Painter’s Resume?

So my teacher asked us to create a resume. A resume fancy enough for artists. I completely missed that class. I ended up with a really bad case of depression and just wasn’t able to function so I had to stay in my dorm (I’ve been battling symptoms of depression for a while now. But I’m getting much better). But even though I missed the class making a resume did not seem very hard, especially since my resume for college is completely blank. I’ve never had a real job. The jobs I did were more like jobs a teen child would do for an allowance or to help out the family while at work. I didn’t get the chance to join any activities until my senior year in high school.  I’ve been turned down for a lot of the jobs that I applied for in college. I applied for a bunch of regular jobs and now I’m trying to apply for jobs in my field of interest. Like maybe a writing job, or a music job, or some sort of art job. 

But I really REALLY want to be an animator and a screenwriter in the future. So much so that I’ve been saving (for years) to buy ToonBoom Animate/ Studio (i love what I’ve seen so far) or at least upgrade from Anime Studio Pro 7 to Anime Studio Pro 9 and see if I like it.  Maybe I’ll invest in a program as cool as AutoDesk Maya. I’m also saving up for Final Draft 9 when that comes out and right now I’ve been using this writing software called Celtx.

I am also currently planning to emphasize in painting here at Mississippi State University since they do not have animation or dramatic writing courses and I’m not at all good at technical things like Graphic Design. So, I searched for resumes along those lines. 

Here are some examples: 

The first one is kind of boring to me and I was hoping to see some really artsy ones:

So, I had to scavenge for ones with creativity

This guy is one of my favorite screenwriters. He wrote teenage mutant ninja turtles and other really cool scripts. I learn a great deal about writing for animation from him.

Okay this one has nothing to do with my future career goals but it’s Kyle Hebert . . . the voice of Gohan from Dragon Ball! I met him in person and we chatted and I got two hugs and ate those weird japanese candy treats before I realized it was THE VOICE OF GOHAN!

Well that is all for now. My resume is not going to be fancy right now but hopefully I can get some work experience in and some other experiences. 

Seemless Pattern



I dont really care for this or understand the gist of project but it’s okay. I might figure it out at the last minute. We’re supposed to do a self portrait and this is just like practice but I don’t really get it. I’m not even sure if I like photoshop. I realized that I like illustrator a lot more right now. It’s more my style I guess. But personally I’m just itching to do some animation stuff but I know I won’t get that chance here. Unless I magically find some money. Anyway here’s the start of another project.

American Gods Final

American Gods Final

So in the final I decided to ask one of my guy friends to pose as twins for me in hopes that the image will tell the story of the tension between the twins. As you can see one of the twiins (the twin in the red) is trying to do something terrible to the sleeping twin. In the real story of Taebyeol and Sobyeol, Sobyeol switched plants while Taebyeol was asleep in order to prevent himself from ruling the underworld. I altered it a bit to depict current times. Hopefully I did well. Let me know what you think. ^_^