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Today we are really pleased to welcome bestselling author M.M. Crane (Megan Crane) back to 

It’s a pleasure to share this fun interview with author M.M. Crane! But first, a review…

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bold Fortune (The Fortunes of Lost Lake Series Book 1) by M. M. Crane


Bold Fortune by M. M. Crane aka Megan Crane brings to life an “opposites attract” story within an Alaskan setting. The plot has action, intensity, and emotion. The best part is the banter between the characters.

The plot begins with an Internet boyfriend stealing Violet Parrish’s research and reputation. She realizes she must do something to keep her job. She offers to convert the small-town of Lost Lake Alaska into a trust to protect the land and make the old mine there a historical landmark. But she must convince Quinn Fortune, the representative and protector of the land to go along with her plan. After arriving in this bush wilderness, she accepts Quinn’s challenge that he will discuss her proposal if she spends time in the Alaskan wilderness. No matter what he throws at her, Violet keeps derailing his plans and shows she is up to the challenge. 

Violet is a strong female character.  She is fierce, smart, independent, determined, and enthusiastic.  But she also drives Quinn crazy with an over-the-top love of pink.  Quinn is a mountain man who believes in the rugged frontier and on the outside has a rugged grumpy and gruff attitude. Together they realize that there is a mutual attraction. 

This is a wonderful adventure story that has romance, and great banter between the characters. Although not a suspenseful romance as in her previous books, this one has plenty of action.

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Elise Cooper:  Are you ever going to write suspense romance again?

Megan Crane: I would love to.  I really enjoy writing those type of books.  It was a lot of fun.  I would love to hear from my readers if they want me to write more books like the Alaskan Force Special Ops series.  They can contact me at .  

EC: The idea for this story?

MC:  My editor wanted me to write something still in Alaska but with a frontiersman. I created a little town with a lot of snow, a lake, and an abandoned mine having a tight-knit community.

EC:  You continue the Alaskan setting?

MC:  This is a very different Alaska than what I wrote about in the Alaskan Force series, the coastal region.  Here in the interior, there is winter for ten months, not much daylight, very quiet.  I found out during winter is when this part of the state opens.  Since there are no roads in the winter, after the snow falls, people use their snowmobile. They do not think of the snow as an impediment but as something that allows them to connect.  I even put tidbits I found out.  For instance, no one should eat the snow, but must let it melt. It is all about the expanding of calories and dehydrating. To get here people need to fly or find a way with the river.  

EC:  How would you describe Violet?

MC:  A brain in a jar.  She is trying to figure out how to be a whole person and what she is capable of.  She is intellectual, charming, confident, enthusiastic, and adaptable. 

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EC:  Why pink?

MC:  I thought a man like Quinn would find it outrageous.  Violet wants happy colors and feels black, and grey are not bright.  This is me.  I have a pair of red pants to brighten things up. Eventually he finds it endearing.  

EC:  Describe Quinn?

MC:  Grumpy, a martyr about his self-imposed responsibility. Blunt, rugged, loner, stubborn, and practical. 

EC:  Relationship?

MC:  She gets him to open.  He finds her fascinating especially since she steps up to his challenges. They complement each other’s feelings.  Violet is not intimidated by him. He has a marshmallow center and ends up falling for her.

EC:  What is the role of Stuart?

MC:  Stuart is a make-believe boyfriend, while Quinn is real. Stuart is a narcissist.  She only knows him through the Zoom calls.  It was only a relationship in her head. Stuart tries to convince Quinn that Violet had ulterior motives and her feelings are not real.

EC:  Next book?

MC:  The second book in the series is Quinn’s brother Bowie.  He gets involved in a mail-order-bride contest.  The title is Reckless Fortune and will be out in fall. Then in March 2022 will be the book written with my author friends: Nicole Helm, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates. It is titled Sweet Home Cowboy. The plot has four Hathaway sisters who had grown up apart, but they agree to move to Jasper Creek, Oregon, to revitalize their grandfather’s farm.  It is very humorous. 



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Bold Fortune (The Fortunes of Lost Lake Series Book 1) by M. M. Crane

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Opposites burn hot enough to melt the snow and ice of an Alaskan winter in this all-new series from USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane.

Quinn Fortune is the official protector of all the unspoiled beauty in Lost Lake, Alaska, as the head of the community trust. A rugged frontiersman through and through, he doesn’t do soft. But he can’t help his fascination with the pink-clad professor who shows up in Lost Lake seeking his approval for her cheerful outsider’s proposal about land that isn’t hers. Still, he agrees to consider it—if she can handle a month of good old-fashioned Alaska living. He’s betting she’ll head back to the safety of the Lower 48 within the week.

Violet Parrish is a thinker, not a doer, but desperate times call for extraordinary measures—like taking on the Alaskan wilderness. In January. Off the grid. With a mountain man hot enough to melt a glacier. The frozen Alaskan tundra should be no match for Violet’s determination, but the sheer immensity of the Last Frontier takes her by surprise—as does her attraction to gruff, impossibly handsome Quinn, and the unexpected heat that burns between them during the freezing Alaska nights…

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Bold Fortune (The Fortunes of Lost Lake Series Book 1) by M. M. Crane

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Violet Parrish, PhD, should have known that her long-distance, never-consummated romance with Stuart Abernathy-Thomason – also a PhD, though the sort who viewed any inadvertent failure to acknowledge his doctorate as a deliberate assult – was doomed.

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