September 2017 Newsletter

If It Takes A Scandal (Marriage by Bargain: Book 4) is now available!

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I’m happy to say that the Marriage by Bargain Series is now complete.  So if you like to wait until the whole series is done before you start reading it, here’s a list of the books in this series for easy reference:

  • Book 1: The Viscount’s Runaway Bride
  • Book 2: The Rake’s Vow
  • Book 3: Taming The Viscountess
  • Book 4: If It Takes A Scandal

Since this is going to be a long post, I’m just going to give the quick description:

Two people who don’t want to get married end up having to when a third party gets them ensnared in a scandal. A year later, both have to come to grips with the reality of their very inconvenient marriage.

Here’s where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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One of my beta readers had pointed out that since Jason and Anna (the heroine’s friends in If It Takes A Scandal) are featured in Her Counterfeit Husband, that I should let others know.  So, in case, anyone hasn’t read Anna and Jason’s story but would like to, here’s the information for that book…

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Here’s the description:

A conspiring duchess. An amnesiac doppelgänger. Can hearts be true in the midst of double deception?

Anna feels little anguish when she sees the dead body of her husband. The young widow has no plans to mourn over the cruel Duke of Watkins, but she knows that his untimely death will put her at the mercy of his malicious younger brother. With help from her loyal butler, Anna smuggles away the body in the dead of night…

Anna hopes to keep her husband’s death a secret until she’s settled far from the reach of her spiteful brother-in-law. When she stumbles upon an unconscious, wounded man who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Duke, she wonders if she’s found the solution to all their problems. The stranger wakes up with no memories of his life, and Anna wastes no time convincing him of the lie…

As her husband’s doppelgänger begins to treat her like true royalty, Anna succumbs to his affections. Just when she thinks the charade is in the clear, the truth bubbles to the surface. Can Anna convince the amnesiac of her love before losing her husband a second time?

Her Counterfeit Husband is an enthralling Regency romance. If you like steamy sex scenes, suspenseful twists, and sizzling chemistry, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s duplicitous tale.

Please note: I had the cover and description updated recently, so it may seem like a new book, but it isn’t.  This has been out since 2012.  Please make sure you don’t already own it before you try to purchase it.  (I notice Barnes & Noble and Kobo still have the old cover and old description up.  I am sure those will be updated soon.)

And here is where you can find it, if you haven’t read it yet and would like to:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

Now for the stuff I’m working on… 🙂

As much as I love sharing what has just been released, it’s always fun to discuss what I have in the works.

First of all, The Bride Price (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 1) is done!

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I’ve just handed it off to my editing team, so I plan to have this out in the middle of October.  I haven’t set an official date yet, but I’m aiming around the 14th or 15th.

This is Sep’s story.  People have been asking me about Sep’s story ever since I wrote Shotgun Groom (which is Joel Larson’s story).  Sep is Joel Laron’s younger brother-in-law.  Since that’s the case, I did bring back Joel Larson and his wife April and their children prominently into this story.  I couldn’t have Sep without bringing back some old characters. 🙂

Married In Haste (Marriage by Fate: Book 2) is about halfway done!

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I got a new cover for this one.  I’ll be updating the cover for The Reclusive Earl, which is book 1.

This is going to be Brad Bachman’s (Earl of Youngtown) romance.  He’s Loretta’s very serious and somewhat obsessive compulsive older brother.  So far, this has been a fun book to write.  It has a lot of humorous moments.  One thing I love about Regencies is that it’s easy to throw in some humor.

I’m hoping to have this one out in the last week of December.

Wanted: Mail Order Husband (Fort Benton Series: Book 1) is about 1/4 of the way done!

COVER COMING SOON

I don’t have a cover for this yet.  I did contact a cover artist about making one for me, though.

This is a historical western romance set in Montana.  I thought this was going to be a romantic comedy, but I’m nearing the 20,000 word mark, and while it has some funny moments, it’s not as much of a comedy as I had hoped.  I still have about 30,000 to 40,000 words to go, so it’s possible more comedy might be added to it.  I’ll have to see where the characters are leading me.  If it’s not meant to be as funny as I wanted, that’s fine.  I like to let the characters set the tone for me.

The Rejected Groom (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 2) has been started!

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I’m happy to announce that I have started this one.  It follows Sep’s story.  This is going to be Anthony (Tony) Larson’s story.  Richard and Amanda Larson had three children.  They have two twin sons (Tony and Mark) and a daughter (Annabelle).  The twin sons are encouraged to marry two women who came to Omaha as mail order brides.  Since the man they thought they were planning to marry turned out to be a “bad apple”, they need a husband.  So I brought in both Tony and Mark Larson.  I wanted to bring in some of the Larsons, and this was the perfect way to do it.

The Rejected Groom is Tony’s romance.  I’ll say more about this book in the future.  In the meantime, I have Book 3 in the series set up.

The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3) should complete the series!

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I haven’t started this yet, but at least I know what this will be about.  This will be Mark Larson’s romance.

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I’ll stop here before I make the post any longer.  I have more to share in my upcoming works, but I’ll until next month.

I hope everyone has a great September!

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August 2017 Newsletter

If It Takes A Scandal will be released soon!

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I still don’t know if this will be out late this month or early next.  It depends on when I get the book back from my wonderful editing team.  I hope to have it on pre-order at Amazon soon, but for now, it’s already up at the other retailers like Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks.

This is the last book in the Marriage by Bargain Series.  Book 1 is The Viscount’s Runaway  Bride, Book 2 is The Rake’s Vow, and Book 3 is Taming The Viscountess.

I am almost finished with The Bride Price!

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I’m excited to say that I expect to finish the first draft of The Bride Price by next weekend.  I think I have an idea for the other two books in this series.  I’m still working on the ideas and brainstorming.  This is why I haven’t picked out titles for those books yet.

I am hoping to get this out in October.

I’m getting close to halfway into Married In Haste!

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This is Book 2 in the Married by Fate Series.  Book 1 is The Reclusive Earl.  I have no idea what Book 3 and Book 4 will be about.  I know what characters I want to feature in them, but I have no plot ideas for them yet.  So I’m going to sit down and brainstorm different possibilities.  Usually, I have ideas for the next book or two in a series while I’m writing the book that comes before it, but in this case, I’m at a complete loss.

But I am hoping to get this out right after Christmas and before New Year.

I am about 14,000 words in Wanted: Mail Order Husband!

I have no cover yet.

I’m embarking on another historical western romance series.  This one will feature mail order husbands and brides.  I would love to get this one out in January or February, but I haven’t even put it on pre-order yet.

I haven’t made much progress in The Outlaw’s Bride

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Everything else has been taking center stage through the summer, and it’s harder to get word count in when the kids are home for the summer.  But I will say that I’ve gotten a ton of walking in, and I am finally proficient at using dictation to speak a story.  So I’m not complaining at all.  Getting over the hurdle in story dictation was difficult. 🙂

I hope all of you are having a great August!

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Forced Into Marriage is Now Available!

This is book 4 of the Pioneer Series.  This is going to be the last book in it, so if you like to wait until an entire series is out before buying it, this will be a good time to get all of the books.  This way you can read the whole series at one time.

Here are all of the books in the Pioneer Series:

  • Book 1: Wagon Trail Bride – Richard Larson and Amanda’s romance
  • Book 2: The Marriage Agreement – Jesse Palmer and Laura’s romance
  • Book 3: Groom For Hire – Joe Otto and Michelle’s romance
  • Book 4: Forced Into Marriage – Brandon Herman and Lokni’s romance

For quick reference, here is the link to the Pioneer Series page on this blog.

Now here is the information on Forced Into Marriage

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A broken-hearted divorcee. A pregnant survivor. Can they turn an unwanted marriage… into love?

Brandon Herman wants to drink away his heartache. Divorced, disgraced, and out of work, the last thing he wants to do is marry again. When he’s strong-armed into marrying a Crow Indian woman, he only thinks of running away… until he learns his bride-to-be is nine months pregnant…

Lokni doesn’t trust her pale-skinned husband. After all, his kind raided her tribe, killed her loved ones, and stole her freedom. If it weren’t for the contractions, she would’ve already left her intoxicated groom. But until the baby is born, Lokni must bide her time and plan her escape…

As the unlikely couple embarks across the untamed West, Brandon’s support helps their friendship to blossom. They start to realize that it’s more than the baby that draws them together. But on the trail to a brighter future, not everybody they meet is interested in their happily ever after…

Forced into Marriage is a historical western romance set in a more realistic Wild West. If you like spirited characters, journeys of exploration, and the healing power of family, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s stirring tale.

Buy Forced into Marriage to set a course for romance today!

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July 2017 Newsletter

Taming The Viscountess is Available!

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Here are the books in the Marriage By Bargain Series:

  • The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Book 1)
  • The Rake’s Vow (Book 2)
  • Taming The Viscountess (Book 3)
  • If It Takes A Scandal (which will be out in September) (Book 4)

Here’s the description:

Sebastian Egan, Viscount Erandon, needs a significant amount of money in order to pay off his brother’s debts.  The sooner he gets it, the better.  But he’s not exactly what ladies are looking for.  Having lost half of his right leg while at sea, most ladies consider him to be a useless cripple, and in London where things are all about appearances, they don’t want to be seen with him.  Traditional means of finding a wife are not open to him.  He will need to find a creative way of marrying a lady who comes from a wealthy family.

As it just so happens, such a way opens up to him.  Miss Celia Barlow, nicknamed Miss “Shrew” Barlow, has upset her brother for the last time.  Her brother has had enough of her manipulative ways, and he’s offering a large dowry to the first gentleman who is willing to take her.  Sebastian, seeing his chance, takes the bait, and the wedding is set.

At once, Sebastian is drawn to Celia’s fiery spirit.  Yes, the others in London consider her to be a shrew, but that’s because they’re afraid of a lady who knows what she wants and goes for it.  His new wife is no timid wallflower.  She is full of passion, and, to his pleasure, that passion extends to the bed.

But soon, just having her body isn’t enough.  He wants to claim something much more precious.  He wants her heart.  But will he get it?

He used to think that being the captain of a ship was the most challenging thing he could do.  Now, he’s about to discover that being the husband of a lady with a fiery, independent spirit is far more challenging…and far more rewarding.

That aside, here is where you can find the book:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

Forced Into Marriage is with my editing team

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This is the last book in the Pioneer Series.  (Book 1: Wagon Trail Bride; Book 2: The Marriage Agreement; Book 3: Groom For Hire)

I’m hoping to get this out by the end of next month.  *fingers crossed*  I’m glad I wrote this one.  It was originally based on a dream I had one night.  The only other book that was based on a dream I had was Bride of Second Chances.  I don’t often dream my novels.

I’m 12,000 words into The Bride Price

I want to have this one out in October if possible, but it’s latest release date will be in November.

This is the first book in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series, and it is my first attempt at plotting a book.

So far, I haven’t lost interest in the story, which was one of my worries since I hear a lot of pansters say they lose enthusiasm for the book once they know what happens in it.  Maybe it’s because I’m used to pushing through books even when it feels like I’m pulling teeth.  I’d like to say every writing session is like Christmas day, but the truth is, a lot of it boils down to B-I-C (butt in chair).  Sometimes you just have to press through days when you don’t feel inspired to write.

I started Married In Haste

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This is book 2 in the Marriage by Fate Series.  (Book 1 is The Reclusive Earl)

We’ll finally get to Brad’s romance.  I’m excited about it because the poor guy has been wanting to get married in the worst way but hasn’t been able to find the right lady.  He won’t necessarily think she’s the right one, but trust me, she will be.  I know how to pair up couples who are perfect for each other (even if they themselves aren’t perfect.) 😉

I’m 12,000 words into The Outlaw’s Bride

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It’s slowly coming along, but I can’t manage more than 250 – 500 words at any one time in this one because of the other three projects.  Turns out three books at a time might be the most I can handle in serious word count on any given day.  (For me that is about 2,000 to 3,000 words.  I’m not the kind of author who can do 5,000 or more.  That would wear me out.   My method is slow and steady.) 🙂

I hope everyone has a great July!

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June 2017 Newsletter

In case anyone forgot, The Reclusive Earl is now available

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I didn’t do a special post when this book was released like I usually do.  I try not to clutter up this blog, so if a book is close enough to the first of the month, I will only include the information then.

Remember, this Book 1 in the Marriage by Fate Series.  I will start the next book (Married In Haste) in the series soon.

If anyone would like to get this and forgot it was out, here are the links where you can find it:

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

Taming The Viscountess will be out June 25

Here are the books in the Marriage by Bargain Series:

  • The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Book 1)
  • The Rake’s Vow (Book 2)
  • Taming the Viscountess (Book 3) – due out June 25!
  • If It Takes A Scandal (Book 4) – due out September or October (I am ahead of schedule on this one!)
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This is one of my favorites because it has a lot of great humor.  This is one of the few books where I did an alpha hero.  The heroine needed an alpha hero because she had such a strong personality.  I’ll be adding the pre-order link to this on Amazon in about a week.

I Finished Writing Forced Into Marriage

Here are the books in the Pioneer Series:

  • Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1)
  • The Marriage Agreement (Book 2)
  • Groom For Hire (Book 3)
  • Forced Into Marriage (Book 4) – Due out August (even though I have October in the pre-order.  I am ahead of schedule!)
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I’m happy to announce that I expect to have this book out in August!  I’m not sure when in August, though.  A lot of it depends on my editing team and their schedules.

This book will complete the Pioneer Series.  For those of you who enjoy historical western romances where the couple is on a trail heading west, that involves a Native American heroine, and that involves a baby, this book has all three.

If It Takes A Scandal is halfway done

As mentioned above under Taming The Viscountess, this is Book 4 in the Marriage by Bargain Series.  This is due out September or October, though since I’m almost halfway done, I’m hoping for September.

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This is Corin’s book.  Corin was the want Celia had wanted to marry.  Celia ended up with Sebastian instead in book 3.  So I had to give Corin to someone else.  As it turns out, Corin ends up with a lady he thinks was trying to take advantage of him (sexually speaking).  He assumed the heroine was trying to get into his pants.  He was wrong.  She was shoved at him, and she was trying to get away from him.  But while she was doing that, her hands happened to land in a certain place on his body.  Hence his reason for misunderstanding the situation.  I actually think it’s funny because he’s such a prude.  (This is my sense of humor at work.)  But from there, neither one like each other, and they spend almost an entire year apart until some matchmakers force them to be at his estate for three months.  Anyway, they are now stuck together in the country, and I’m having a lot of fun with it.

The Bride Price is finally being written

This is book 1 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series.  I have about two more books planned, but I don’t have titles for those yet.  This is planned for a November release.

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After all this time of talking about Sep’s book, I am finally writing it.  (Sep was Joel Larson’s younger brother-in-law in Shotgun Groom.)  A lot of you have been waiting for this, and this is the year where he’ll finally get his happy ending.

I’m going to have to adjust the description because the characters have veered course off of what I had originally planned.  Instead of Sep bidding on her, he’s going to report the auction and rescue the three women from it.  The three women now need husbands.  Sep will take Angela (who is the heroine of this book).  There is the matter of a price that comes later in the story, but I need to tweak on the description before I’m ready to say more than this.

The Outlaw’s Bride is almost 10,000 words in

Here are the books in the Wyoming Series:

  • The Outlaw’s Bride (Book 1) – due out next June – August
  • The Rancher’s Bride (Book 2) – due out next June – August
  • Title to come (Book 3) – due out later 2018
  • not sure if there will be a book 4 (depends on how well Books 1-3 do)

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This is nothing like The Stagecoach Bride, which is what this is based on.  The characters have changed a lot, though a couple are pretty similar as they were in the other version.  Lillian is braver than before. Mic is softer than before.  Abby (Mic’s sister) is happy and fun.  Wade (Mic’s brother) is still brooding, but he’s quiet and polite.  Jeremiah (a family friend) doesn’t go around kissing girls, though he did used to be a preacher.

Mic and Lillian marry early on in the story, and I’m starting to think the attraction between them is instant unlike before.  I expect them to head for Charle’s ranch to rescue Wade’s son a lot sooner in the book, too.  We’ll see how things play out.  But A LOT of differences are coming in this one.

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Alright, I’ll stop here.  There’s a lot of good stuff planned, and I’m looking forward to writing all of these books and more!  Have a great June, everyone!

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May 2017 Newsletter

The Reclusive Earl is due out May 7!

This is Book 1 in the Marriage by Fate Series.  This is Opal Beaufort’s story.  Opal was Warren’s sister in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride.  She was the one who pretended to be crazy in order to avoid her mother’s wrath.  I wanted to pair her up with a hero who was insecure because she (better than anyone) would understand him.

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I don’t like to clutter up the blog if I don’t have to, and since May 7 is only a week away, I figure I’ll just give the description and post the links for your convenience.  So if you want, you can get it now.

Here’s a brief description:

It’s far easier to hide in the shadows than risk being hurt. When a very imperfect earl happens to be caught up in a scandal that forces him to marry the perfect lady, he can’t help but worry all his fears have just come true.

(I go into a longer description at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords.)

Here are the links:

Amazon

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The first draft of Taming The Viscountess is now done!

This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Bargain Series.  Book 1 is The Viscount’s Runaway Bride.  Book 2 is The Rake’s Vow.  Book 4 is If It Takes A Scandal.

I’m on track to publish this book in June instead of August.

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This is Miss Celia Barlow’s book, and the chemistry between Celia and Lord Erandon (who was Captain Sebastian Egan in the earlier books) was dynamic.  I really enjoyed these two.  Celia, if you’ll recall, wasn’t all that likable in the earlier books. Sebastian was perfect for her.  He was kind but firm.  The kinds of things her brother used to let her get away with were not tolerated with him.  This book had a surprising amount of humor in it, and because of that, this is now my favorite Regency (of all I’ve done).  A Most Unsuitable Earl is my second favorite.

I’m halfway into Forced Into Marriage

This is the last book in the Pioneer Series.  Here are the other books: Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1), The Marriage Agreement (Book 2), and Groom For Hire (Book 3).

I am hoping to have this out in July, but it might not be until August.  We’ll see how things go.

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I do plan to bring Joe and Michelle (from Groom For Hire) back into this book at the end, but I’m not able to bring in the other characters from this series.  Brandon and Lokni (the hero and heroine of this book) are heading for California, and the other characters are in Nebraska.

I’m about 1/4 of the way into If It Takes A Scandal

This is the last book in the Marriage by Bargain series.  Book 1 is The Viscount’s Runaway Bride, Book 2 is The Rake’s Vow, and Book 3 is Taming The Viscountess.

I have this down for December, but I will have it out before then.  I just don’t know when yet, though.

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Celia (from Taming The Viscountess) will actually have a hand in matchmaking with the hero and heroine in this book.  Since she had a part (though not intentional) of getting Lord Durrant and Lady Hedwrett into a marriage neither of them wanted, she is going to manipulate things so that they will have to spend three months stuck together at his country estate.  (Celia might be nice by this point, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped making up her schemes.  She’s just doing it for good instead of her own selfish purposes.)

Lord Durrant has a meddling mother and a younger brother who will be more than happy to play along.  I’m hoping there will be some humor in this one, but so far, the two main characters are pretty serious.  It might take the others to lighten things up.

I have started The Bride Price

This is Book 1 in the Misled Mail Order Brides series.

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This is Sep’s story.  Sep was Joel Larson’s younger brother-in-law in Shotgun Groom.  At the time Sep was 14.  In this book he’ll be 23, and he’ll be friends with Anthony and Mark Larson who are the twin sons born to Richard and Amanda Larson.  I do plan to have Anthony and Mark featured for books 2 and 3 in this series.

My aim is to have this out around October or November of this year.

I’m on Chapter 3 in The Outlaw’s Bride

This is going to be at least a three book series.  Book 1 is this book (The Outlaw’s Bride), Book 2 is The Rancher’s Bride, and I don’t have a title for Book 3 yet.  I also don’t know if there will be a Book 4.

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I’m going to be making slow progress on this one because it’s not due out until June-August 2018.  (Remember, this is the rewrite to The Stagecoach Bride.)  I want to have this one out at the same time Book 2 is ready.

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I’ll stop here since I’m late in getting this out.

I hope everyone has a wonderful May!

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The Stagecoach Bride is only going to be available until April 24

Ever since I announced doing a complete rewrite of The Stagecoach Bride, I’ve had people ask for the original version.  It seems that people want to compare the original to the rewrite.  That’s fine with me, but it can’t stay up there forever.

It is now permanently removed from sale.  But don’t worry.  I am doing a rewrite, and that one will be out around June-August 2018.  More information is below.

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I am going to do a massive rewrite of this book.  It’s going to change about 50-75% of this book.  I have Stephannie’s permission to do this.  I am also going to finish the rest of the series.  Since Stephannie created this world and the characters with me and will be adding historic flavor to the books, her name will be with mine on the author line.

Since I’m changing so much, I am going to give the book a brand new title, a new cover, and a new series name.

The new title will be The Outlaw’s Bride.  

The new series will be the Wyoming Series.

The new cover will be featured here when Stephannie’s done making it.

I will add in the description that it’s a rewrite of The Stagecoach Bride to help offset any confusion.

I expect to publish the new version June-August of 2018.  I will also be changing The Rancher’s Wife to The Rancher’s Bride, and yes, I will change that cover, too.

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