April 2019 Newsletter

I wanted to wait until now to get this post out for the month because I have a new release to announce today. 🙂

Shane’s Deal is available!

This is the last book in the Montana Collection. So now the entire series is complete!

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Here are the books in the Montana Collection:

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This one features an alpha hero, a widowed pregnant heroine, and the town mayor who’s up to no good. The heroine is the Madeline Thompson the outlaws were looking for at the very beginning of Boaz’s Wager, so we finally get to her story. I won’t spoil the plot, so that’s all I dare say. I do wrap up the loose end I left in Patty’s Gamble. Also, Boaz, Eva, Herb, and Rachel (from Boaz’s Wager) have a nice role to play in this book.

If you’re interested, you can find the book here:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Smashwords 

*Note about Google Play: My publisher has put it on Google Play, BUT it’s not showing up, so I’m unable to give a link. I am having the same problem with Kidnapping the Viscount and Just Good Friends. The author dashboard says these books are live, but they aren’t showing up in the store when I search for them. I will keep checking for these books to see if/when they’ll be up.

Kidnapping the Viscount will be out May 18!

This one finishes up the Marriage by Fate Series!

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Click here to pre-order on every retailer except Google Play. (As stated above, there’s a minor hiccup over there right now.)

Here are the books in the Marriage by Fate Series:

  • The Reclusive Earl (Book 1)
  • Married In Haste (Book 2)
  • Make Believe Bride (Book 3)
  • The Perfect Duke (Book 4)
  • Kidnapping the Viscount (Book 5)

This one is the final nail in the coffin for Lady Eloise. I’ve been carrying on the subplot for Ladies of Grace for two series now, and this book wraps that all up. That’s why I decided to make this book the final one in the series.

If you enjoy romantic comedy, this is the book for you. It was so much fun to make the heroine think she was kidnaping the hero when all along he was the one pulling the strings.

The Wedding Pact is due out in July. 

This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

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The other books in this series are as follows:

  • The Marriage Contract (Book 1)
  • One Enchanted Evening (Book 2)
  • The Wedding Pact (Book 3)
  • Fairest of Them All (Book 4) – also being written right now

I’m not sure if I’ll finish this series with Fairest of Them All or add another one. I’ll have to see how things play out.

I’m close to 60,000 words in The Wedding Pact. I think I have between 10,000 – 15,000 more to go before this is finished.

Fairest of Them All is set for a September Release

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I’m currently at 64,000 words in this one, but there’s more to go before it’s done. I think it’s going to be between 15,000 to 20,000 more words for things to be satisfactorily wrapped up. I don’t want to rush the endings on any of my books, so I let it play out until everything’s done.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is set for an October Release

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This is the beginning of the series that features Tom and Jessica Larson’s four daughters. These sisters are so much fun to work with.

I’m currently at 57,000 words in this one, too. I’m not really sure how much more I have to go. I’m definitely near the end, but I want to make sure I get things lined up right. (I’ve already shifted things around a couple of times in the last two weeks.) I think I have about 10,000 to 15,000 more words to go in this one.

Forever Yours doesn’t have a  release date yet

COVER COMING

I’m not sure if I should put this out in November or wait for January. I’m leaning toward November, but we’ll see how things play out.

This one is Dave and Mary’s third (and final) book. It’s turned into a cute and lighthearted story, which is something they probably need after everything I put them through in Eye of the Beholder and To Have And To Hold. I’m currently at 43,000 words, and I think I have 10,000 more to go, but I might end up with 15,000 more words since I want to give an epilogue to wrap everything up nicely for their family.

Hope everyone has a great April!

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March 2019 Newsletter

The Imperfect Husband is available!

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This completes the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. Here is the complete series:

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I’m going to miss this series. I really enjoyed working with Richard and Amanda Larson’s children. The good news is that I am now working on Tom and Jessica Larson’s children. A lot of you tell me how much you love the Larson family, and I feel the same way. They were the ones that made me fall in love with writing historical western romances.

Anyway, this was a fun romantic comedy about a man who’s been in love with Annabelle Larson since they were children, and through a set of circumstances, he unwittingly ends up marrying her. She’s not all that thrilled since she’s always seen him as her brother’s awkward friend, and in an attempt to get past his shyness, he pretends to be a woman in order to befriend her in her women’s group. It’s a romance, so everything does end up well for our poor, shy hero.

If this sounds interesting, here is where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

I sent off Shane’s Deal to the publisher!

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The publishing date is up to my publisher. I’m not sure if the publisher will put it on pre-order or not. So we’ll see how things play out for this one.

Kidnapping the Viscount is almost ready to upload on all retailers.

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I’m waiting for one more person to get this back to me. It’s still in edits. This one will be out in May. Right now I’m looking at May 18. I hope to have all of the pre-order links ready next month.

I’m happy to say that I’m either at, or close to, the halfway point in the four books I’m currently writing!

The Wedding Pact is almost at 40,000 words

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I originally expected this to end at 60,000-65,000 words, but the story has more to go before it’s done, and I’m not going to rush it. The same is true for Fairest of Them All. The Wedding Pact is Book 3, and Fairest of Them All is Book 4. These are all books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. (The Marriage Contract is Book 1, and One Enchanted Evening is Book 2.)

For this book, I thought I was only going to have one main subplot, but it’s turned out there are two, and both of them will end up connecting. Because of that, this book has turned out to be longer than I expected. At the moment, I have this planned for release on July 14. I’m not sure if I can make that right now. A lot of this will depend on how quickly I can keep writing in this during March. If I have to push the release date back, I will. My main goal is to let the story progress as it needs to. If the story needs more time, I’m going to give it more time.

Fairest of Them All is at about 36,000 words

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Similar to The Wedding Pact, this is turning into a longer story than I originally planned. But this one is planned out for later this year. I’m looking at September for releasing it. I shouldn’t have any trouble getting this done and ready by then. My main concern is The Wedding Pact and if I’ll have to move that release date back.

I’m really enjoying this one. It’s my attempt at blending a high gothic feel into a Regency Romance. The pacing in this one is slower than what I usually do, but it’s necessary in order to build up the “mood” in the story. I have a couple of things going on with the characters. The heroine is grieving the death of her brother. The hero is grappling with years of isolation and loneliness from the world. The step-daughter is afraid to get attached to the heroine (her step-mother) because she’s lost her own mother and two step-mothers. On top of that, I’m working on bringing the hero and heroine together so they can fall in love with each other, which is quite the feat when the hero is restricted to the attic at all times. I haven’t had this kind of challenge to work with in a story before, but I’m enjoying it. Part of the fun of writing is figuring out what will happen next.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is about 38,000 words in

This one is the first story featuring Tom and Jessica Larson’s children.

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This is another romantic comedy. I’m not sure how long this one will end up being, but I know it’ll be out in October.

Forever Yours is 24,000 words in

COVER COMING SOON

I’m not sure if this is the halfway point, or if I’m closing in on it.  But this is Dave and Mary’s third (and final) story. It’s turning out to be more light-hearted than I initially thought it was going to be.

For those of you who love the Larsons, I bring back all of them. In a lot of ways, this is a reunion of the original six Larson children (Richard, Sally, Tom, Jenny, Dave, and Joel). There’s updated on how they’re doing, but I try not to get bogged down into that. The main plot is about Dave and Mary, and I am focusing in on that. But I thought it’d be fun to bring the others in, too. I can’t do this so much with the children the original six Larsons had because that would get too convoluted. With the children’s stories (like with Tony, Mark, and Annabelle), the focus was better contained with mostly their parents and maybe one aunt or uncle.

Anyway, I’m having fun reuniting with these characters, and I think some of you will enjoy it, too.

Hope you all have a great March, and Happy Reading!

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February 2019 Newsletter

Since I gave a lot of detail into what each book is about in last month’s blog post, I won’t go into all of that in this one. You can read that post at this link if you missed it.

The Imperfect Husband is now on pre-order!

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This is the last book in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (I’ll list all of the books below.)

  • The Bride Price (Book 1) – Sep Wilson’s romance (He was Joel Larson’s brother-in-law in Shotgun Groom, and I do give an update for Joel and his kids in this book.)
  • The Rejected Groom (Book 2) – Tony Larson’s romance
  • The Perfect Wife (Book 3) – Mark Larson’s romance
  • The Imperfect Husband (Book 4) – Annabelle Larson’s romance

This does wrap up the conflict between Tony and Mark that was started in The Rejected Groom. So for those who’ve been waiting for this, it finally happens!

This is a romantic comedy, and (in my opinion) it’s the strongest book in the entire series. I really enjoyed this one.

You can find it here for pre-order:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Shane’s Deal (Montana Collection: Book 4) is with my editing team

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This is the last book in the Montana Collection. This is due out in April. It’s not going to be on pre-order because it’ll be going to my publisher. I don’t know the release date yet.

Kidnapping the Viscount (Marriage by Fate: Book 5) is done and ready for my editing team

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Click here for pre-order (currently only on Kobo, B&N, and Apple)

This is the last book in the Marriage by Fate Series. I’m just waiting to sent this one out for them to look over. This will be due out in May.

I’ve begun working on four new books!

The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3) is almost 20,000 words in

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

Click here for pre-order (currently only on Kobo, B&N, and Apple)

I’m hoping to have the first draft of this done by May 15 so I can have it ready for my editing team by June 1. On average, I write books between 60,000 to 70,000 words long. (So this gives you an idea of how far I’m into writing this.) I’m currently at the point where the heroine has escaped her controlling guardian who had intended to make him marry her. She has just convinced our hero to marry her. I’m not really sure where things are going from here, but it’ll be fun to find out.

This is loosely based off of Little Red Riding Hood. I have taken some liberties with this story. For example, I have the heroine (our “little red riding hood”), but instead of her finding the villain (Lord Wolfe) in a remote little home in a forest, he finds her in disguise in the bed. I have certain things I kept from the original tale, but I have changed A LOT of it to make it a different story.

I don’t want any books in this series to be a repeat of stuff we’ve all heard before. I want to create something fresh and new. Speaking of this series, I am also working on another book in this series…

Fairest of Them All (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 4) is also almost 20,000 words in

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

Click here to pre-order (currently only on Kobo, B&N, and Apple)

This is loosely based off of Snow White. I have taken a lot of liberties with this story as well. For example, the heroine is the step-mother. The hero is alive. The step-daughter is also the hero’s step-daughter. The heroine has to chaperone the step-daughter for her first Season in hopes of getting the step-daughter a husband. There is a villain in this book, but it’s none of the people I just mentioned. Now, elements from Snow White do come into play in this book. One is a mirror. Another is beauty vs. darkness. And the step-mother and step-daughter don’t get along right away. I would say more, but I don’t want to spoil the book.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband (Husbands for the Larson Sisters: Book 1) is also almost 20,000 words in

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Click here to pre-order (currently only on Kobo and Apple)

This is the start of another series for the Larson family. In this case, we’re going through Tom and Jessica’s daughters. This is a romantic comedy in which a destitute hero is expecting to marry a woman who is wealthy. Nelly might own a homestead, but she’s nowhere near the wealthy landowner he expected, so he’s going to have to learn how to manage life on a farm. Fun times are ahead for this couple!

Forever Yours (Dave and Mary’s third romance) are about 10,000 words in

COVER COMING SOON

I’m still figuring this one out, but so far, Dave has suffered a broken leg from falling off a horse. I’m not really sure what will happen. This is one of those books where I went in thinking it would go a certain way, but it’s becoming clear the characters have other things in mind. I’ll keep writing and find out where they want to take the story.

 

 

 

 

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January 2019 Newsletter

Hi, everyone! Welcome to a brand new year!

2019

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In this post, I’m going to give you an overall look at what I’m doing this year, but first, I wanted to announce my new release. (I don’t know about anyone else, but it feels like I haven’t had a new book out in a long time.)

Here’s the information for One Enchanted Evening!

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This is Marriage by Fairytale (Book 2)

Books in the series:

  • The Marriage Contract (Book 1)  – already available
  • One Enchanted Evening (Book 2) – now available
  • The Wedding Pact (Book 3) – coming soon – will mention in this post
  • Fairest of Them All (Book 4) – coming soon – will mention in this post

Long story short, One Enchanted Evening is loosely based off of Cinderella. I have the titled gentleman who is looking for a wife, a heroine who is a servant, a step-sister, the factoring in of urgency and time, and a slipper that ends up playing a key role in the story. It’s not a retelling of Cinderella. It’s a new story with elements of the classic fairy tale woven into it. And, because this is a romance, I make sure to give the happily ever after ending.

I’m not the kind of romance writer who does a “Happy For Now” ending. I prefer “Happily Ever After” endings, regardless of the kind of books I’m writing. So, of course, you’ll get that kind of ending in this book, too.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this book, here are the links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple Books

Google Play

Smashwords

The Imperfect Husband will be out in March

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This is currently with my editing team.

This is the last and final book in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series.

  • The Bride Price (Book 1)
  • The Rejected Groom (Book 2)
  • The Perfect Wife (Book 3)
  • The Imperfect Husband (Book 4)

Through a series of unfortunate events that played out at the end of The Perfect Wife when, in an attempt to save Annabelle Larson from a couple of outlaws, Ben Martin made up the lie that she was expecting his child. As a result, the outlaws made him marry her. Ben’s been in love with Annabelle for years, but he knows the last thing Annabelle ever wanted was to be chained to him for life.

And so, The Imperfect Husband opens on the day Annabelle has to go live with him. This is a romantic comedy. Since this is part of the Larson world, I did bring in a couple of familiar faces while introducing new ones. For example, Annabelle goes out to Tom and Jessica Larson’s farm in one of the scenes. While I bring in Jessica, Richard, and Amanda (familiar characters), I give a formal introduction to Nelly Larson, who is Tom and Jessica’s oldest daughter. I’m currently writing Nelly’s book. I’ll give more information on that below.

One nice thing about the Larsons is that it always feels like I’m visiting old friends when I work in that world. From the feedback I’ve received, I know a lot you feel the same way.

Shane’s Deal will be out in April

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At long last, I have finally completed the Montana series. This one is also with my editing team right now.

Books in the series:

  • Mitch’s Win (Book 1)
  • Boaz’s Wager (Book 2)
  • Patty’s Gamble (Book 3)
  • Shane’s Deal (Book 4)

Thanks to everyone who has been patient while I waited for the right storyline to fit this book. I was very happy by how things worked out, especially in wrapping up the loose end I left hanging at the end of Patty’s Gamble.

I brought in Boaz and Eva quite a bit, and we get to see Herb and Rachel to a lesser extent. Those two were featured in Boaz’s Wager. I wasn’t able to bring in the other main characters. They just didn’t fit into the plot. I don’t put characters into a story unless they fit in. Know, however, that they are all happy.

This one features an alpha hero in an old west setting, and there are a couple of gunfights. It was fun to work with elements I haven’t used up to this point. Also, there was a part at the end that made me cry while writing it and editing it. You’ll see what I mean when you read it. But rest assured, there is a happily ever after ending to this one for our main characters.

Kidnapping the Viscount will be out in May

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This is also in the editing stage.

This book finishes up the Marriage by Fate Series.

Books in this series:

  • The Reclusive Earl (Book 1)
  • Married In Haste (Book 2)
  • Make Believe Bride (Book 3)
  • The Perfect Duke (Book 4)
  • Kidnapping the Viscount (Book 5)

This was one of the funniest books I’ve written in a long time. The Imperfect Husband was funny, too, but this one was mostly comedy. You can’t take anything in this book seriously, so read this one if you’re in the mood to laugh.

Anyone remember Logan (Lord Toplyn) from Ruined by the Earl? I wrote that one years ago. Anyway, someone in my Facebook group mentioned wanting to see him again, so I decided to make Logan the hero’s best friend in this book. Logan was a cad back then, and he’s still one now. So it stands to reason Gill (Lord Powell), our hero, would be willing to resort to unusual methods in order to get the lady of his dreams to marry him. In this case, the unusual method is to convince her to kidnap him…without letting her know he’s the one behind the whole scheme.

Okay, so that brings us to books I’m currently writing…

And these books will be out later in the year.

The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3)

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This one is loosely based off Little Red Riding Hood. I have a naive heroine who will wear red at some point. I have a controlling and dangerous villain who goes by the title Lord Wolfe. I have a hero who lives in a remote and wooded area. There are no grandmothers in this version of the tale. This has a marriage of convenience plot between our hero and heroine.

I was going to make her nineteen, but I bumped up her age to twenty-one so that her guardian can’t contest the marriage. I don’t know much more about this book yet since I’m still in chapter one. I’m just getting to know the characters and am getting a feel for the way the story will progress.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband (Husbands for the Larson Sisters: Book 1)

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I might change the title of the series, but the title of the book will stay the same. I was going to do “The Husband List”, but I worry that might be too generic for a series title. We’ll see how things progress.

Anyway, I’m not sure if this will be a comedy yet or not. I want it to be a comedy, but we’ll have to see how the story progresses. This book features a fiercely independent heroine (Nelly Larson) who wants to prove she can manage a homestead without a husband. She’s 23 and would rather wear a pair of pants and join the men during the harvest than spend her time in the kitchen sweating while wearing a dress with layers of petticoats, etc. We have a protective but fun father (that is Tom Larson) who doesn’t believe any man can be good enough for his little girls. We have a mother who wants grandchildren (that is Jessica Larson). And we have three sisters who have no qualms about answering a mail-order husband ad on Nelly’s behalf.

Our hero has grown up rich, and when his family loses their money, he seeks out a wealthy heiress. Under the assumption that a homesteader out west is rich, he jumps at the chance to marry Nelly. Between a heroine who doesn’t want to be married and a hero who is in for the shock of his life when he realizes she’s not rich, I’m aiming for lots of funny moments. After all, I imagine a man who’s never mucked out a stall before will provide plenty of humor…especially since he’s a beta type hero. Of course, I might throw him into the kitchen instead since our heroine hates to cook. I don’t know what will happen yet.

Fairest of Them All (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 4)

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This is loosely based off Snow White. And when I say “loosely”, I mean loosely. In this setup, the step-mother is the heroine instead of the villain. I think I know who the real villain is, but I’m only in chapter 1 so it’s really too early to tell. The hero is a widower three times. I was going to have him be the survivor to two wives, but I thought three would give the book a more gothic feel. Rumors are going around that any lady who marries him will be dead within a year.

The hero is looking for a fourth wife who will chaperone his step-daughter for the upcoming Season. (This step-daughter was the girl of his first wife.) He has no children of his own. He keeps himself in hiding because he believes he’s cursed and that he’s the reason all of his wives keep dying. There is a reason for this, but it would spoil the book so I won’t say why. His plan is to marry so his step-daughter can have a mother, but he doesn’t plan to ever show his face to his new wife (due to the curse).

Our heroine is desperate. Her brother just died, leaving her, her aunt, and her young sisters bankrupt. When she finds out the hero is offering substantial money to the bride’s family, she agrees to marry him. There will be a dynamic between her and her step-daughter, but it’s not going to play out like the classic fairy tale. I’m going to take a lot of liberties with this story and spin it in another direction.

Forever Yours (Dave and Mary Larson’s third book)

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I was originally going to tack this into the Nebraska Series, but since that one has been established for a few years, that could mess up the ordering system. This book would take place right after His Redeeming Bride. I’ll decide what to do about either keeping this as a standalone or putting it within the Nebraska Series later.

Right now, I have started it. I’m not sure how long it’ll be. I know it’s not going to be a short story. This will be at least 30,000 words. There’s enough content to cover so that it won’t be a shorter book. But I’m not sure it’ll be 50,000 to 70,000 words, which is where my books tend to be in terms of length.

In this book, Dave suffers from a fall from a horse and is confined to the indoors. This will be difficult for Dave who’s used to being outside all the time. At one point, he’s going to go out during a storm to protect the animals, and this is where he gets sick. Up to now, we’ve seen Dave always being the strong one. I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if Mary gets to be the strong one for a change. We all have our moments where we face insecurities and fears. I had thought, “What if Dave had to face those things? What would happen?” So that’s what the basis of this book will be like.

Things will work out because this is a romance, but this is more of a romance where the characters have a more mature relationship. (I’ve been married for 18 years now, and there’s no reason why the romantic spark should fade just because you’re no longer a newlywed. But I will say it takes effort to keep that spark alive. That’s what this book is about, but we also need conflict to make things interesting. Hence why Dave will be getting sick.) Dave and Mary will be married for ten years at this point. Isaac will be 8, Rachel will be 5, and Adam will be 2. There’s a reason I chose this specific time period in their lives, and I’ll get into that during the course of the book.

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As you can see, it’s going to be a fun and exciting year! I might not be online a lot while, but my goal will be to write my best books yet! I will be coming onto this blog for the monthly newsletters to keep everyone updated on my progress.

Hope everyone has a great 2019!

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December 2018 Newsletter

I finally wrote down and created a plan for 2019 on what I want to publish and when. I’ve decided that my plan will be to put out a book every other month (with the exception of one book which is going with a publisher). In total, I should have seven books in the upcoming year.

I’ll discuss what’s coming up for the first half of 2019.

1. One Enchanted Evening is due out January 6!

One Enchanted Evening ebook cover

I already have One Enchanted Evening up and ready to pre-order on all retailers. This is loosely based off of the Cinderella fairytale. Marcy, a lady’s maid, has fallen in love with an earl, Lord Pruett. Lord Pruett is close to being bankrupt and needs to marry for money. Marcy knows he’s out of her reach. Not only is she a servant, but she has no money. As in Cinderella, she got her man, since this is a romance, you already know Marcy will be, too. But the fun part is always in finding out HOW the hero and heroine end up together.

You can pre-order this at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

2. The Imperfect Husband is due out in March

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Click here to pre-order on B&N, Kobo, or Apple. (Will be on Amazon & Google Play soon)

This one turned into a really fun romantic comedy. It’s a historical western romance, and it is Annabelle Larson’s story. This is Book 4 in the Misled Mail Order Brides series, and at the end of Book 3 (The Perfect Wife), Ben thought he was rescuing Annabelle from a group of outlaws when he married her. But it turned out he was wrong.

However, he’s still married to Annabelle, and there’s no undoing that little fact. This book starts with Annabelle reluctantly going to live with him. He’s just as uncertain about living with her as she is about living with him. In fact, he’s so nervous that he keeps fumbling all over himself. He feels like a complete failure. A friend convinces him to disguise himself as a woman and join in the women’s social activities that Annabelle’s in so that he can get to know Annabelle without focusing on her in a romantic manner. Like I said, this is a comedy. So it’s a light and fun read.

3. Shane’s Deal will be out in April

(not on pre-order)

Shane's Deal new ebook cover

Finally, the final book in the Montana Collection is coming out, and this is the one that is going to the publisher. That’s why it comes out between March and May.

Here’s what it’s about:

When Marshal Shane Taft discovers Madeline’s true identity, he knows only a desperate woman would take such a big risk in traveling through the wild territory of Montana without a chaperone. That alone prompts him to protect her. Finding out she’s recently widowed and is carrying a child prompts him to propose marriage.

Madeline’s first husband left a lot to be desired. Besides thinking women had nothing worthwhile to contribute but an heir, he was cold toward her. She should say no Shane’s proposal. Nothing good can come from being under another man’s thumb. Except, she’s in no position to refuse the deal he’s offering, so she agrees to marry him…even if it’s with great reluctance.

4. Kidnapping the Viscount will be out in May

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Click here to pre-order on B&N, Kobo, or Apple. (Will be on Amazon & Google Play soon)

This is going to be the final book in the Marriage by Fate Series. 

This is a romantic comedy that’s been a delight to write. Those of you who’ve been with me for a while know that I love a variety in my writing. I love writing romances that produce a deep swell of emotions that make me (and hopefully others) cry at times and I love writing suspense where you wonder what’s going to happen next to the couple. I also love comedy. All of these types of romances make things richer because I’m not stuck in “one type” of romance all the time. 

This has been one of those romances where I’ve been laughing most of the way through. There are some tender moments, too. This is about a hero who convinces the heroine to kidnap him. How? You’ll have to read the book to find out. (Yeah, I know. I’m a stinker for saying that, but if I told you how this all happens, then where would the fun be in reading the book?)

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That’s what is coming up from January through May. The rest of the books are planned to come out in July, September, and November. I haven’t even started those yet, so I’ll hold off on talking about those.

Hope everyone has a great Christmas & New Year!

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November 2018 Newsletter

Sorry I didn’t post a newsletter on this blog last month. I thought I did, but I was in my author blog instead and didn’t realize it. 😛 LOL As my mom used to say, “If my head wasn’t attached to my body, I’d forget it.”

This time, I’m making sure to make this post on the right blog. Without further ado, here we go…

One Enchanted Evening is still in edits

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Soon I’ll be getting this one back from the final person in my editing team. I have scheduled this for a January 6 release. This one is my second gothic romance, but it takes place within the Regency world I write in. I’ll give more information about this next month.

This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. (Book 1 is The Marriage Contract.)

The Imperfect Husband is over halfway done

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It might actually be 3/4 of the way done. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take to finish. I’m going to keep working on it until it’s done. At the moment, I’m at 46,000 words. I typically write between 50,000 to 70,000 words. So I’m getting there. I just want to make sure I wrap up the subplot between Mark and Tony since they need to work through Mark’s lie in The Rejected Groom.

This is Annabelle Larson’s romance, and it’s Book 4 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (Book 1 is The Bride Price, Book 2 is The Rejected Groom, and Book 3 is The Perfect Wife.)

Shane’s Deal is about halfway done

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I’m around 33,000 words into this one, and I’m happy with the progress. I was wondering when I could get to one of the past couples from the Montana Collection since this is Book 4, and I finally got a way to bring Boaz and Eva (from Boaz’s Wager, which is Book 2) into this story. This story takes place before Eva gets pregnant, so you’re only going to see Leroy and Hannah. I’m not sure if Greg or Patty will show up. I know for sure Mitch and Heather won’t make it into the story. I only bring people in if they can add to the plot.

Anyway, for a quick reminder, this series has these books: Mitch’s Win (Book 1), Boaz’s Wager (Book 2), Patty’s Gamble (Book 3), and Shane’s Deal will finish this up with Book 4.

Kidnapping the Viscount has passed the 1/4 way mark

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This is a fun book. It’s a comedy. I enjoy doing the serious books, but the comedies are like a breath of fresh air. Sometimes it’s good to laugh. 🙂 This will finish up the Marriage by Fate Series. (Book 1 is The Reclusive Earl, Book 2 is Married In Haste, Book 3 is Make Believe Bride, and Book 4 is The Perfect Duke.)

I have a book under my pen name that’s currently in edits

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I mentioned working on this book because when I brought it up on my author blog, a couple of people expressed an interest in knowing the title and my pen name. This is about a high school girl who sees her classmate kill another student. And the killer is coming after her to keep her quiet. This is a standalone novella.

Hope everyone has a great November!

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September 2018 Newsletter

The Perfect Wife is now available, but read the disclaimer before getting it!

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Please read this:

Mark never does the full-blown apology in this book. That is actually happening in The Imperfect Husband (Book 4 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series), which I’m writing right now. It’s taking Annabelle’s sudden marriage to rally Mark and Tony together, and it’s at this time Mark becomes fully aware of how he’s hurt Tony with the deception he pulled off to get Velma to marry him.

So, if you’re looking for Mark to have an epiphany where he realizes how much he’s taken his brother for granted, etc, that is not going to happen in this book. You might want to pass this one over if that is what you’re hoping for.

Mark and Natalie do discuss the deception early on in this book, and he promises to stop lying (and he does stop). But this book is primarily about Natalie fitting into a new life as a wealthy lady instead of Mark making amends for what he’s done.

I know I spent considerable time explaining this, but I don’t want you to pick up this book and then get disappointed because it’s not what you were expecting. When I set out to write this book, I thought Mark was going to comes to terms with what he did, but I was wrong. I realized he and Tony need more time to sort through this issue, and the focus needs to be on them rather than Natalie or Velma. I couldn’t accomplish that in this book. I’m going to need to do that as the subplot in Annabelle’s book. Since Annabelle’s their little sister, Mark and Tony are going to put her first, and this is going to work toward the resolution of the deception Mark pulled off in Book 2 of this series (The Rejected Groom).

So what is this book about?

Well, the focus is on Natalie finding a place in the social elite of Omaha. It also sets the stage to Annabelle’s romance which is the next (and last) book in this series. Mark’s deception is more of a backdrop which gets its resolution in the next book.

I’d rather have you not read this book than be upset because you expected something that never happens in it.

If you still want to read this book, here are the links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo 

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

I’m finished with One Enchanted Evening (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 2)!

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I should state this in advance: if you are looking for a super duper sweet heroine who doesn’t have a speck of dirt in her past, you might want to skip this one.

When I opted to write stuff I was more passionate about, I started focusing on stories that resonate with me more than what I know is expected by most people. This is loosely based off of Cinderella. Cinderella was a super sweet young woman who was 100% innocent of any sin. My heroine, Marcy, is not that kind of heroine. Marcy has a dark past. She’s hiding out as a maid as a way to serve her penance for what she did, and yes, she did something horrible. I had to make her past dark enough to fit the amount of guilt she’s carrying with her. It’s the only way the story works. I wanted to write a story that was darker than stuff I usually do. I wanted to do gothic romance. This is still within the Regency world, but it’s not a light and fluffy read. This is one that delves more into the darker part of the human soul.

That’s not to say that all of my books will be like this. I’m currently writing a couple of comedies. I’m just going where the characters lead.

Here are two comedies I’m currently working on:

The Imperfect Husband (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 4)  is 1/4 of the way done

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This is a lighthearted and fun romance, and yes, I am addressing the stuff between Mark and Tony in this book. Mark and Tony take up a subplot in this book. This is the last book in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. So it wraps up all of the loose ends that came before it.

Kidnapping the Viscount (Marriage by Fate: Book 5) is still in the beginning stages of being written.

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The hero in this one convinces the heroine to kidnap him. That wasn’t the original plan, but this is the direction the characters wanted to go, and I’m going to let them run with it.

Now, I am/will be also writing more serious romances, too:

Shane’s Deal (Montana Collection: Book 4) is about 1/4 of the way done

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For those who’ve been asking for the final book in the Montana series, here it is. 🙂

The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3) will be started soon

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This is going to be another gothic romance set in my Regency world. This one is loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood.

I’m going to stop this post here since I’m almost at 1000 words. 🙂

Hope everyone has a great September!

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