September 2022 Newsletter

Heiress of Misfortune’s release has been moved to January

I was originally going to publish this in October, but honestly, I’d rather wait for January. Things are just too chaotic right now to get this pushed through with the editor, formatted, uploaded, etc. I’d rather take my time and get to this when things settle down around here.

I’m putting Secret Admirer on hold.

I don’t know if I’ll get back to this or not. It really depends on how things go. Due to personal circumstances, Heiress of Misfortune might be my last book.

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Radish and Kobo

I don’t expect to do another monthly newsletter until January when Heiress of Misfortune is out. That doesn’t mean, however, that I won’t be busy. I still have a lot of things to catch up on that need to get done.

I’ll finish putting my stories on Radish, and I’ll be putting AI audiobooks on Kobo. These are things that are going to take a lot of time to do. These things have been hanging over my head for months, and I’m tired of not getting to them. I hate having unfinished tasks. So I’ll be focusing on those things. 😀

I hope everyone has a great rest of the year!

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August 2022 Newsletter

Daisy’s Prince Charming is Now Available!

I wanted to wait until I had Daisy’s Prince Charming up on audiobook in the Kobo store before making this post. I didn’t get around to uploading the audio files until the 4th. Now that everything has been uploaded, I can announce that this book is now available.

This book completes the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

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Here is the description:

Daisy’s always envisioned marrying a tall, dark, handsome man with literary prowess who appreciates classical music. Fate, however, has other ideas when she meets Otis Mills while visiting a friend in Montana. Otis is nothing like she envisioned. He’s a blond, short ranch hand who never reads books or listens to fine music.

Aware that she must be polite with her mother nearby, Daisy gently rejects Otis’ courtship. Or, at least she thinks she does. To her horror, Otis follows her all the way back to Nebraska. Not only does he believe she wants to marry him, but her parents decide it’s a great idea if she marries him, too.

This is a romantic comedy where Daisy learns that behind every frog is a prince.

If interested, here is where you can find it:

For the Ebook version:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Scribd

Radish

Payhip

For the Audiobook version:

(The audiobook is narrated by AI.)

Google Play

Kobo

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I’m happy to announce that I have two books done. They still need an editor, and I’m not sure when the release dates will be. I am planning to get Heiress of Misfortune out before the end of the year. I am not sure about Secret Admirer yet.

Heiress of Misfortune wraps up the Marriage by Necessity Series.

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Secret Admirer is the beginning of a new series. At the moment, I am planning on writing these as soon as I’m done sending Secret Admirer to the editor. The summer has been so hectic with a bunch of running around getting things done for the kids that I can’t guarantee anything. Also, depending on how things go in the US, I may decide not to publish this book and the following books in the series. I see no point in publishing a Book 1 if I can’t follow it up with the rest of the series.

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I hope everyone is able to have a great August!

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May/June 2022 Newsletter

I figured since Suitable for Marriage came out in the middle of May, I’d make this a May and June Newsletter. 🙂

An update for Radish

Here are some more books I uploaded over there if you happen to be on Radish. (These are not in any particular order.)

Loving Eliza – Book 1 of South Dakota Series (historical western)

A Bride for Tom – Book 2 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

A Husband for Margaret – Book 3 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

Bid for a Bride – Book 2 of South Dakota Series (historical western)

Bride of Second Chances – Book 3 of South Dakota Series (historical western)

Her Heart’s Desire – Book 1 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

The Wrong Husband – Book 5 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

Married In Haste – Book 2 of Marriage by Fate Series (Regency)

Shotgun Groom – Book 6 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

The Marriage Contract – Book 1 of Marriage by Fairytale Series (Regency)

Suitable for Marriage – Book 3 of Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series (historical western)

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Suitable for Marriage is Now Available!

Here are all of the books in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series:

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I finally came up with the book description. 🙂

Erin Larson has a problem that’s been following her since she was a child: Alex Matthews. For a reason she can’t explain, Alex has convinced himself that they will end up getting married. But she’d rather go through town in nothing but her chemise and petticoats before that happens.

With her two older sisters married, it’s her turn to find a husband. As long as Alex is lingering around, she’s not going to find the man of her dreams. What she needs is to find another young lady for Alex to turn his attention to. Then, and only then, will she be free.

Alex goes along with this little matchmaking scheme, knowing full well that if he plays his cards right, he’ll finally succeed in convincing Erin that they’re a perfect match.

*This is a cute romantic comedy.

If interested, here is where you can find this:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo (also in Kobo Plus)

Apple

Smashwords

Google Play

Scribd

Radish (comes out in episodes)

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Daisy’s book is due out next!

I expect this out in July, but it’s still too early to tell. I have to give this to my editor who will work over it. Then I can format it up and upload it for pre-order. At that time, I’ll have a release date.

This is the last book in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

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I’m pushing this book’s release month back.

This book is turning out longer than I expected. I thought I was going to wrap this up at 60,000 words, but I’m almost there, and I have more to write. I don’t want to rush finishing it. If I rush it, it’ll feel forced, and the story will suffer for it. I decided to swap this book’s release month with Daisy’s Prince Charming since that book is almost done.

I’m not exactly sure when I’ll ready to publish this. Things are so hectic around my house that it’s hard to pin down any set dates. I should have a better idea of what the release month will be when I post my July newsletter.

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At the moment, this is still set for a September release.

I have this set for a September release at the moment, but that could change. I’ll see how this story progresses. Like Heiress of Misfortune, I should have a better idea of when this will be out when I write my July newsletter.

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Because my eyes are giving me problems, I’m going to wrap this post up. I hope everyone is going to have a good beginning of the summer!

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April 2022 Newsletter

An update about Radish

I don’t know if anyone reading this reads on the Radish app, but just in case, I’m going to link to each story I have posted there so far.

Marriage by Scandal Series (all 4 books: The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife, A Most Unsuitable Earl, His Reluctant Lady, and The Earl’s Scandalous Wife) – Regency

The Mail Order Bride’s Deception (this is completed) – historical western; standalone

Wagon Trail Bride (this is completed) – Book 1 of Pioneer Series (historical western)

The Marriage Agreement (this is completed) – Book 2 of Pioneer Series (historical western)

Groom for Hire (this is completed) – Book 3 of Pioneer Series (historical western)

Forced Into Marriage (this is completed) – Book 4 of Pioneer Series (historical western)

Breaking the Rules (this is completed) – Book 1 of Marriage by Design Series (Regency)

Nobody’s Fool (this is completed) – Book 2 of Marriage by Design Series (Regency)

A Deceptive Wager (this is completed) – Book 3 of Marriage by Design Series (Regency)

The Outlaw’s Bride – Book 1 of Wyoming Series (historical western)

The Rancher’s Bride – Book 2 of Wyoming Series (historical western)

The Fugitive’s Bride – Book 3 of Wyoming Series (historical western)

The Loner’s Bride – Book 4 of Wyoming Series (historical western)

Marriage by Deceit Series (all 4 books: The Earl’s Secret Bargain, Love Lessons with the Duke, Ruined by the Earl, and The Earl’s Stolen Bride) – Regency

His Convenient Wife – standalone; historical western

Mitch’s Win – Book 1 of Montana Collection (historical western)

Boaz’s Wager – Book 2 of Montana Collection (historical western)

Patty’s Gamble – Book 3 of Montana Collection (historical western)

Shane’s Deal – Book 4 of Montana Collection (historical western)

Her Counterfeit Husband – standalone; Regency

His Wicked Lady – Book 1 of Marriage by Arrangement (Regency)

Her Devilish Marquess – Book 2 of Marriage by Arrangement (Regency)

The Earl’s Wallflower Bride – Book 3 of Marriage by Arrangement (Regency)

Marriage by Bargain Series (all 4 books; The Viscount’s Runaway Bride, The Rake’s Vow, Taming the Viscountess, and If It Takes a Scandal) – Regency

The Convenient Mail Order Bride – Book 1 of Chance at Love Series (historical western)

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride – Book 2 of Chance at Love Series (historical western)

The Accidental Mail Order Bride – Book 3 of Chance at Love Series (historical western)

The Bargain Mail Order Bride – Book 4 of Chance at Love Series (historical western)

Eye of the Beholder – Book 4 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

Catching Kent – standalone; historical western

The Reclusive Earl – Book 1 of Marriage by Fate Series (Regency)

His Redeeming Bride – Book 8 of Nebraska Series (historical western)

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As I was linking to all of those books I spent putting up on Radish last month, I realized why I wasn’t able to get much written in March. I had assumed all of the errands I’d been stuck with were to blame, but now I’m thinking it was uploading all of those stories. It takes a lot more time to get books uploaded (esp. when you have to break them into episodes) than I thought. If nothing else, writing this blog post was an eye-opening experience. 🙂

Now to other things….

The Loner’s Bride is out

(This is Book 4 in the Wyoming Series)

I was supposed to announce it over here when it released, but due to being swamped with the Radish thing, I forgot to do it. I don’t know who has gotten this book or yet (or even if anyone reading this is interested), so I’ll give the description and links below.

Description:

Katie Jackson is all grown up, and it’s time for her to find a husband. Though the young men have been coming by the orphanage where she is working, none of them catches her fancy. They all seem like they need to do a lot more growing up before they’re ready for the responsibilities of a wife and children. They’re all more like little brothers than serious prospects for marriage.

If only they were more like Jeremiah Barlow who happens to be running the orphanage. He’s perfect. Mature, kind, and gentle. Best of all, she’s attracted to him in a way she’s never been attracted to anyone before.

It’s not long before Jeremiah becomes aware of Katie’s interest in him. And worse, he’s just as interested in her. But it would never work. He’s twice her age. His best days are behind him.

Katie, however, is not one to give up. When she wants something badly enough, she’ll move heaven and earth to get it. And Jeremiah is on her list.

Where you can find it:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Scribd

Radish

Payhip

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Suitable for Marriage is set for May

I’m done uploading the pre-order. It’s due out May 15. I’ll talk more about this next month. I already used up a lot of space in this blog with those Radish links.

A note to those of you who pre-order books on Amazon: there is currently a glitch in the Amazon system where Amazon is removing pre-ordered books. I don’t know why it’s happening, but I’ve come across a few authors who have been affected by this. Basically, Amazon is removing the books that they have up on pre-order. Not all authors are hit with this glitch, but some are. My recommendation is to hold off on pre-ordering Suitable for Marriage. If you want to pre-order it on Amazon, that’s fine. I just want you to be aware that the glitch might cause some issues. And these issues are outside of my control.

Books I’m currently writing:

I made very little progress in these due to uploading books to Radish. This month, I’m going to just work on getting 1-2 books a week up on Radish. That way I should have time to write. As it was, I was uploading 1-2 books a day over there, and that’s how I spent so much time over there.

But here we are with my current works-in-progress and where things stand right now:

I am about halfway into this one. (I hit the 30,000 word mark yesterday.) It looks like this book will be over the 60,000-word mark. I’m not sure how long it’ll be. I have figured out who the villain is. I wasn’t sure at first, but now I know. However, the original idea I had on how the hero and heroine end up getting married has changed, and since that has changed, the villain’s actions will end up changing as a result. So the villain will be targeting someone else instead of the person I originally slotted to be the target. I like it when things change on me like that. It makes the story more interesting. 😉

I’m at the 20,000 mark on this, which puts me probably in the 1/3 range, depending on how long this turns out to be. I suspect this will end up at about 50,000 words given how things are progressing so far. Daisy has been talked into marrying someone she deems “frog”, but in the end, she’ll realize he’s a “prince”. This story is cute and funny. I expect things to get even funnier once her sisters find out about the marriage.

I think I’m around the 1/3 part of this one, too. I’m currently at 17,500 words, which is basically where the stage is “set” to get ready for some really interesting stuff. The heroine doesn’t know her admirer is the butler yet. I’m not sure when she’ll find out, but I expect it to happen within the next couple of chapters.

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I hope everyone is able to have an enjoyable April!

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March 2022 Newsletter

Radish

I was accepted to be a writer on the serialized fiction app called Radish. Here is my page: https://radish.app.link/IjkVqGci3nb I think this link will allow you to follow me to get notifications when I have new episodes of my books out. I’m still learning how this thing works.

I’m in the process of posting my stories over there. As of today (March 1), I have a few romances already uploaded and queued to be released. Each episode (which is roughly 1 chapter) is set to be released every day.

The Regencies:

I had a hard time deciding how to handle the Story and Season part of this, but after some debate, I decided to make an entire Regency series a “story” and then break up the books into seasons. I did this because the Regency series are pretty much intertwined together. So this is how things will look on Radish for the Marriage by Scandal series.

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Story: Marriage by Scandal

  • Season 1: The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife
  • Season 2: A Most Unsuitable Earl
  • Season 3: His Reluctant Lady
  • Season 4: The Earl’s Scandalous Wife

A new “episode” in the Marriage by Scandal story is set to publish every day. Right now there are two episodes of The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife up. Then when The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife is done, the next day will start with A Most Unsuitable Earl. And on it goes until the Marriage by Scandal is completed.

Here is the link for it: https://radish.app.link/7Ipk5qUg3nb. I hope that works, but you might need the app to access it. I got the app from Apple on my iPhone.

Additional note: All of my Regencies that are in a series will be handled this way. My two standalone Regencies (Her Counterfeit Husband and An Earl In Time) will be their own stories.

The historical westerns:

The Larson books (my main family that I love to spend time with) are spread out across multiple series, so I’m going to do these as standalone stories that will only have 1 Season. That is the best way I can think of to handle those since they aren’t a neat and tidy “fit” for multiple seasons.

Wagon Trail Bride is Richard Larson’s romance. I posted this as a free story, so you shouldn’t need any coins for this one. I scheduled a new episode to come out every day. Here’s the link: https://radish.app.link/dauJ1Z1g3nb

As for standalone historical westerns, I do have a few. I have The Mail Order Bride’s Deception in queue right now. Here’s the link: https://radish.app.link/BheXke0g3nb

Episodes for Wagon Trail Bride and The Mail Order Bride’s Deception will start coming out either later today or tomorrow.

Additional note: I am in the process of putting up more books. I have to break everything into episodes, so it takes some time. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

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The Loner’s Bride is due out March 13

Since I rambled on so much about Radish, I’ll do a special post when this book is out. 🙂 So I’ll be doing another post around the middle of this month. Note: if anyone wants a discount, I’ll be adding a link to Payhip in that post.

I’m still waiting to get these two books from the editor:

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So there’s nothing to report here.

I’m 25,000 words into this one

The heroins in this one isn’t clumsy like I originally planned. I tried fitting that angle in somewhere into the book, but it’s not working out. So I had to go in another direction to explain why her father hired a Runner to see if someone is trying to kill her. I still have some things to work out, but I think it’s coming together as it’s supposed to.

The fun part was having the Duchess of Ashbourne (from Love Lessons with the Duke) changing her from a shy wallflower into an enticing lady. The hero is going to start to having trouble keeping things platonic. 😉 At the moment, she doesn’t like him all that much, so it’s easy for her to resist him.

I’m 17,000 words into Daisy’s book

This is turning into a really cute comedy. Otis (our hero) has arrived, unannounced, to Omaha with the intention of marrying Daisy. He sincerely assumes Daisy wants to marry him, so he left Montana to be with her. Daisy had NO idea that a simple compliment she made while visiting Eva Conneally (from Boaz’s Wager) led Otis to believe she was in love with him. So she is all flustered and doesn’t know what to do. Otis has already convinced her parents (Tom and Jessica Larson) that he would make Daisy a good husband, and they’re currently getting her ready for the wedding. This one has me chuckling while I’m writing.

I have a feeling Daisy’s three sisters (Nelly, Patricia, and Erin) will turn Otis from a scruffy rancher into the kind of prince Daisy can’t help but fall in love with. This is a makeover romance where the man (instead of the woman) needs to be more attractive in order to win the heart of the love interest.

I’m about 12,000 words in Secret Admirer

This one is a little slow going. I’m having to research the tasks a butler performs while writing this because the hero is a butler. This is a servant and noble lady romance. Lady Rachel has received a missive from a secret admirer (she doesn’t know it’s the butler) and has enlisted his help to find the admirer. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to finding out how events will unfold. At the moment, the butler is on “lookout” for this admirer at the ball her brother’s hosting. I have no idea what will happen, but I’m thinking he’ll need to come up with a potential gentleman to tell her is the admirer.

I hope everyone has a great March!

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February 2022 Newsletter

First, I have these three books in the finishing stages.

Making a Realistic Publishing Schedule is for writers. I don’t know if I mentioned if before on this blog or not, but if you’re a writer who has trouble with creating a publishing schedule, I hope this will help you. It’s about 7,000 words long. I’m not sure when this will be out. Maybe this month or the next.

The Loner’s Bride has just finished through the editing process. All I have to do now is format it and upload it. It’ll be out March 13.

Suitable for Marriage still needs the final edits. It’ll be out May 15.

The Meant to Be Audiobook is Slowly Going Up on You Tube, Rumble, and Bitchute

I narrated this one. This has been slow going in uploading each chapter because it takes a few hours to get one chapter up on You Tube, another few hours to get one chapter up on Rumble, and so on. That’s why I can’t do the whole entire book quickly. I am going to post all 18 chapters. I modified it to fit a PG 13 rating.

Making audio files takes a lot of time and work, so I can’t do this kind of thing often. I need to make sure I have time to write new books. But since I have this done, I decided to get it on social media.

You can check for this book on these places:

You Tube

Rumble

Bitchute (I’m a little behind on Bitchute)

I do have it for sale on various retailers, but I thought it would be fun to share it on social media, too.

I’ll Be Doing More on Booksprout

Here’s my Booksprout page.

I have put up a couple of ARCs there in the past, but I never really did much with it. They are making some exciting changes over there, so I’m going to be more engaged there.

ARC available!

For anyone who hasn’t gotten The Cursed Earl yet, I did recently post the ARC for it over there. You have to leave an honest review on one of these sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play/Books, Apple, Smashwords, Bookbub, OR Goodreads.

I already have 20 takers on the ARC, so I paid for a plan that will allow me to give 30 more ARCs. This is a “first come first serve” kind of thing.

Here is the link to the ARC on Booksprout!

I plan to put The Loner’s Bride and Suitable for Marriage up when it becomes available.

I’m working on a PDF of my entire book list.

I have been getting questions about which character shows up in which book. I have series that overlap, and I like bringing in past characters. During the course of this month, I plan to work on this list. I am hoping to have it ready in March. I’ll try to remember to post that here in this blog. If I forget, please remind me. I try to keep up with things, but with so much going on, I do forget stuff from time to time. 🙂

I’m still working on these three books:

Daisy Larson finally has a cover for her romance. That book will wrap up the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series. I’m going to miss spending time with Tom and Jessica Larson’s four daughters. Each of their books have been so funny. I love the romantic comedies.

I’m not sure if Heiress of Misfortune will be funny or not. There is a potential for it to be funny, but only time will tell how things will play out. Secret Admirer is probably going to be more serious, but it will be fun to bring in a butler as the hero.

I hope everyone has a great February!

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January 2022 Newsletter

The Cursed Earl is Now Available!

This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Necessity Series.

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To save on space, I’m giving the short description of this book:

Algernon Wright (friend of the hero in A Perilous Marriage) believes he’s under a family curse and that he’ll die on his 25th birthday. With the clock ticking against him, he must marry so he can have an heir before that fateful day arrives.

It’s not exactly a comedy, though it does have some cute moments. It’s a blend of sweetness and humor, and when I say sweetness, I don’t mean “no sex”. I simply mean heartfelt. If this sounds like your kind of story, here is where you can find it:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

The Loner’s Bride is ready for March!

This is the last book in the Wyoming Series:

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I am happy to say I finally finished this book. Last year was so slow with writing that I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off, but, thankfully, I did. Whew! 😀

I also got Suitable for Marriage done!

This is Book 3 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series:

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Once the editor is done with The Loner’s Bride, she’ll look at this one. This is set for May. I don’t foresee any problems getting it out on that month.

While I’m talking about a Larson book, I am happy to say I finally got an idea for Daisy’s book!

Daisy’s book has no title yet

It also has no cover right now. But I did start it. I had to think outside the box on this one. Instead of starting her book in Nebraska, I had to start it in Lewistown, Montana. If you’ve been following all of my books, then you’re familiar with the Montana Series:

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If you’ll recall, in Boaz’s Wager, Eva Connealy and Rachel Larson were heading to different places in Montana when crooks overtook their stagecoach and auctioned them off in Lewistown. Eva and Daisy were good friends because their mothers (Jessica from A Bride for Tom and Margaret from A Husband for Margaret) were friends. Daisy and Eva grew up together.

I thought it might be fun if Daisy went to visit Eva with Jessica, Margaret, and Mary Larson. (Mary is Rachel’s mother, so I couldn’t leave her out.) This is where Daisy will finally meet her prince charming. Except, she won’t think he’s a prince. She’ll think he’s a frog. This is for humor’s sake. Anyway, the hero I picked is Otis Mills. Who is Otis Mills? He was the man who lost the race to Boaz when he and Boaz were both trying to win Eva. I thought the least I could do was give this poor guy a wife since he wanted one so much in the other book. All I know right now is that Daisy won’t be interested in him, but he’ll follow her to Nebraska. So some of the book will be in Montana, and the other half will be in Nebraska. I want to show the other Larson sisters with their husbands and children since this is the last book in the series.

I’m in Chapter 3 of Heiress of Misfortune

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This is the last book in the Marriage by Necessity Series.

I introduced Mr. Byron Tumilson (the Runner) in A Perilous Marriage and had him make a key appearance in The Cursed Earl. I thought he’d make a good hero in a romance, so here he is. 😀 At the moment, he’s at a ball where he’s keeping an eye on the daughter of a wealthy duke who is certain that someone is trying to kill her. Byron works from paycheck to paycheck, so he’s not comfortable. It’s fun comparing social classes this way. Somehow, Byron and the duke’s daughter will end up together. Considering how much her father wants her to marry a wealthy gentleman, this will be interesting.

I’m in Chapter 2 of Secret Admirer

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This is the beginning of a new series:

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I am currently having the heroine and her friends talking about how she’s having trouble finding a suitor and how she doesn’t feel like she can attract anyone. The butler (who is the hero of this book) happens to be in the room pouring their tea for them, but they’re pretty much oblivious to him. Anyway, our hero will get the idea of sending her missives under anonymity to let her know she is appealing. He’s secretly attracted to her but won’t come out and say anything directly due to the fact that he’s a butler. It’ll be fun to see how this evolves.

I put Midnight Wedding on hold

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Mainly, I did this because I need more time in Secret Admirer to get to know the heroine in Midnight Wedding. I want to right by this one.

I hope everyone has a great January!

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December 2021 Newsletter

I didn’t have much to report on November 1, so I figured I’d wait until this month to do a post. Fortunately, I got some actual news this time. 😀

A quick note to Kobo readers:

I have moved all of my romances into Kobo Plus. If you pre-ordered The Cursed Earl, The Loner’s Bride, Suitable for Marriage, or Heiress of Misfortune on Kobo, that pre-order has been cancelled out. In order to be in Kobo Plus, I have to publish a book directly on Kobo. I was using Smashwords to publish my books to Kobo. These pre-orders will go back up, but I need to have the final version of the book ready to go before putting it on Kobo. So from now on, I won’t put pre-orders on Kobo until we are close to the release dates of the books.

For more information, you can go to the lengthy post I did on the topic.

The Cursed Earl is in the final stage of edits!

Books in the Marriage by Necessity Series:

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The release date is set for January 9. I don’t have it up on Amazon, Kobo, or Google Play yet. I still need to finalize the edits and format it so it’s ready. I suspect this book will be ready for me to put up on Amazon, Kobo, and Google Play next week.

I just finished the first draft of Suitable for Marriage!

Books in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series:

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I just wrapped this up today. This one is due out in May, so I have plenty of time to work on edits. I did add an epilogue that I hope you’ll enjoy. I bring Mary Larson in and bring in a few things here and there that happened in Eye of the Beholder that I think people who read that book will enjoy. The perk of working within the Larson family is being able to reference things that happened in earlier Larson stories. 😉

Unfortunately, I don’t know what to do for Daisy’s story, which is Book 4, so I’ll be working on only Regencies when I finish The Loner’s Bride.

I am getting close to the end of The Loner’s Bride

Books in the Wyoming Series:

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I should be able to finish this book this month. I’m just trying to figure out how Abby and Thayne will find out the news. It won’t upset them, but Jeremiah and Katie are afraid it will. So far I’ve moved a couple of scenes around and revised a couple. I’m already at 64,000 words. It’s looking like this one will be about 70,000 when all is said and done. The expected release date on this is March 13.

I’m in Chapter 3 of Heiress of Misfortune

This book will wrap up the Marriage by Necessity Series. The hero has been officially hired to see who, if anyone, is trying to harm the heroine. The heroine is a mousy type character who will benefit from a make over, which I’m looking forward to writing when the time comes. I never did a “ugly duckling turning into a swan” romance before, so this will be a lot of fun!

I’ve started Secret Admirer

Books in the Marriage by Obligation Series:

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At the moment, I’m in the opening scene and setting the stage for the cast of characters who will be dominant in this series. The beginning of a new series is pretty much when I learn the characters’ personalities, so it’s like opening a present to see who I get to work with for the next year.

I’ll start Midnight Wedding later this month

I want to get the edits done for Suitable for Marriage and The Loner’s Bride before diving into this one. If I suddenly come up with an idea for Daisy Larson’s book, I’ll put this on hold, but for now, this is the next scheduled book on my to-write list.

A note about the audiobooks:

I lost confidence in putting Meant To Be so didn’t upload it to You Tube, Rumble, and Bitchute like I originally planned. I was comparing my ability to narrate to the professionals. I am not at all professional in audio. I have fun with it, but it’s apparent I don’t measure up to what people expect. I’m currently on the fence about just doing it anyway. We’ll see how things progress.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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October 2021 Newsletter

Audiobooks are Coming Soon!

I’m a bit behind, but it’s for a good reason. I’m getting back into audiobooks, but I’ll be making them myself. Some will be done with my college-aged son who, as it turns out, loves narrating and is good at editing audio files. I made a long post about it on my other blog, so I won’t repeat all of it here.

What I will say is that this is a labor of love, and I’m doing it primarily for enjoyment. In addition to uploading it on places like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Google Play, Scribd, and other places Findaway Voices sends audiobooks to, I’ll be posting the books (a chapter at a time) on Rumble, Bitchute, and You Tube. I’ll keep you posted over here on my progress.

If anyone enjoys spooky short stories like the kind told around the campfire, every Friday during October, I’m posting a new story I did with my son. You can find them Rumble, Bitchute, and You Tube. In November, I start posting romances. Meant To Be will go first.

Interview for a Wife came out September 25

This one finishes the Nebraska Prairie Series.

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(The Purchased Bride used to be in the Bride by Arrangement anthology, and The Bride’s Choice used to be in the A Groom’s Promise anthology. Both of these anthologies were with Janet Syas Nitsick. If you already got these anthologies but would like the individual books to put together as a “set”, please comment below, and I’ll post the coupons to get The Purchased Bride and The Bride’s Choice free on Smashwords or Payhip.)

I’m sure most of you have already gotten this if interested, but just in case, I’ll post the links below.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Payhip

I’m finally on the last chapter of The Cursed Earl!

Marriage by Necessity Series:

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It feels like I was never going to finish this book, but I’m finally at the end. To be honest, I’m relieved. I was beginning to worry I’d lost all momentum due to the hectic summer and then not feeling well for a month. God is good. 🙂

The hero no longer believes he is cursed, so he can embrace hope and fully enjoy being with the heroine. I’m currently hinting at a couple of books I want to write in the future sometime. One is the hero’s friend who is even more superstitious than he is. I plan to write his book in the next Regency series. I also thought it’d be fun to hint that Lord Roderick’s oldest son (who is 12 at this time in the Regency timeline) and Mr. Christopher Robinson’s oldest daughter (who is 9 at this time in the Regency timeline) will one day fall in love and get married. This terrifies both Lord Roderick and Christopher Robinson. (If you remember way back in the Marriage by Scandal Series, these two don’t care for each other, so the thought they might one day be connected through their kids marrying is something I find hilarious. I have a weird sense of humor.)

Jeremiah is now committed to marrying Katie

Wyoming Series:

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I won’t spoil how this came about, but now that he’s committed to it, I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I’m hoping the sparks will finally fly. 😀

I’m currently at 47,000 words. I’m not sure how much longer this will be, but my estimate is that it will be between 55,000 to 60,000 words. The end shouldn’t be too far off now.

Daisy trapped Alex and Erin into marriage

Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series:

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Neither Alex nor Erin expected Daisy to do it, but Daisy did it for the cause of true love. I was wondering how I was going to get these two together, so it was good Daisy was around to use. 😉 Now things are finally good. I’m not exactly sure how things will play out, but it’ll be exciting to find out.

I’m also at 47,000 words in this one, and I also think this will be between 55,000 to 60,000 words when all is said and done.

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I hope everyone has a great October!

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September 2021 Newsletter

Interview for a Wife will be out September 25

This finishes up the Nebraska Prairie Series.

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I was able to get this on pre-order before everything went south in my neck of the woods. Unfortunately, I’m unable to keep the original release dates for the other books I’m currently working on.

Pushing back release months on the rest of my books

August hit me hard, and I was unable to write for most of the month. Through all of July, I was already struggling to finish The Cursed Earl so it would be ready for November. When August came, I got sick, and it took me three weeks to get to the point where I could write again. Right now, I am unable to write as much as I did before because writing about 500 words in a book a day tires me out. (I usually do 1,000 words in a book a day.) Things are getting better, but it’s taking time to bounce back.

Instead of stressing myself out by rushing The Cursed Earl, I decided to delay it’s release to January. Because of this, I moved the other books back, too.

This is now set for January 9

This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Necessity Series.

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This week, I was finally able to pick up on writing again, and I reached the 60,000-word mark. I still have longer to go before this book is finished. I don’t plot books out ahead of time, so I have no idea how much longer this will be. I’ve figured out who the villain is, but I’m not sure how the villain is going to make his final move. Once I get that piece of the puzzle, the book will practically write itself.

This is now set for March 13

This will finish up the Wyoming Series.

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I’m almost at 33,000 words in this one. That puts me at the halfway point. Jeremiah is reluctant to do anything about his feelings for Katie. Katie isn’t fighting her feelings, but she’s being very smart in how she’s handling the situation. I think she learned a thing or two from watching Thayne and Abby drag their feet on admitting they wanted to be together. 😉

I’m currently at the scene where Jeremiah is going to give Katie a book. That will send Katie over the moon. She loves books. If all goes well, she’ll be able to sneak in a kiss.

This is set for May 15

This is Book 3 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

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I am at 36,000 words in this one, and I suspect I already passed the halfway point. It’s hard to know for sure until Daisy (the youngest of Tom and Jessica Larson’s daughters) is successful in pulling off a scheme to get Erin to marry Alex. Daisy is sure that Erin has grown rather fond of Alex during the time they’ve been trying to match him up with someone, and she sees no reason to let Erin miss a good thing. After all, everything worked out perfectly when she had a hand in getting Nelly married. So why wouldn’t she be successful at making Erin happy?

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I hope everyone has a great September!

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