August 2018 Newsletter

Before I get to the updates, I thought it’d be good list all the series I’m currently working on. I know it can get confusing since I don’t only work on one series at a time. (Stuff in read is addressed in this blog post.)

Marriage by Fate Series (Regency)

  • The Reclusive Earl – available
  • Married In Haste – available
  • Make Believe Bride – available
  • The Perfect Duke – now available
  • Kidnapping the Viscount – writing as we speak
  • possibly one more book to come

Marriage by Fairytale Series (Regency)

  • The Marriage Contract – available
  • One Enchanted Evening – writing as we speak
  • The Wedding Pact – to be written
  • more to come

Misled Mail Order Brides Series

  • The Bride Price – available
  • The Rejected Groom – available
  • The Perfect Wife – to be released August 25
  • The Imperfect Husband – writing as we speak

Montana Collection

  • Mitch’s Win – available
  • Boaz’s Wager – available
  • Patty’s Gamble – available
  • Shane’s Deal – writing as we speak

The Perfect Duke (Marriage by Fate: Book 4) is now out!

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Here’s the description:

Nicholas Lidgate, the Duke of Ravenshire, needs to marry a lady who comes from a wealthy family. His father left a large sum of debt, and if he doesn’t pay it off, he’ll be sent to debtor’s prison. He has two very important advantages. One, he is a prominent member of the Ton. Two, no one knows his secret. If he can secure a marriage to a lady from a wealthy family, all of his problems will be over.

Or at least that’s what he thinks…

He proposes to Miss Tara Webb because her dowry will be enough to pay the debts and leave him with a comfortable lifestyle. He doesn’t mind the fact that she only agrees to the marriage because her connection to him will bring her social group back in good standing. A marriage of convenience suits him just fine.

What he does mind, however, is the fact that her brother turns out to be one of his father’s debtors, and her brother isn’t one to play fair. Also, the more Nicholas gets to know Tara, the more he ends up falling in love with her.

And her brother will use that to his advantage.

Here’s where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3)

will be out August 25!

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I finally got this up on all the retailers. This one is Mark Larson’s romance.

You can reserve your copy now, or wait until it’s out. I’ll make sure to post links in next month’s newsletter in case you need to wait.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

One Enchanted Evening (Marriage by Fairytale Series: Book 2) should be done soon

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Click here to pre-order!

I’m coming to the end of this one as we speak. I am hoping to have it done and off to my wonderful editing team by September 1st. I was hoping to have this out in September, but with the way things have gone, it looks like it won’t be out until October. And that’s fine. The main thing is that this book is the very best it can be.

The next three books are pretty much hovering in the 10,000-20,000 range. I’m really not sure which order these will be out. (My average book length is 50,000 to 70,000 words when it’s done.)

So I’m listing them in no particular order…

The Imperfect Husband is Annabelle Larson’s romance

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Click here to pre-order!

And this is going to have a humorous side to it. I’m just over 14,000 words in this one. I’d like to have this one out in January or February.

I’m only 7,000 words into Kidnapping the Viscount

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This one is turning into a delightfully funny romance. The hero really isn’t all that upset about being kidnapped. 😉 In fact, the hero might give her the idea to kidnap him. I don’t know for sure yet since I haven’t gotten to that part of the book yet.

I’m a little over 13,000 words into Shane’s Deal

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This one isn’t on pre-order yet, but this will conclude the Montana Collection series. I know some of you have been waiting for this one for a long time. I appreciate your patience. I hope it’ll be worth it.

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So anyway, you can see how close the word counts are for the three books. I’ll have to see how things play out. My goal is to get them all out before March 15. 🙂

Before I forget, I need to address the Wyoming Series. I had to drop it. Too many complications came up. So count The Outlaw’s Bride and The Rancher’s Wife off the list of things I’ll be doing.

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Hope everyone has a great August!

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July 2018 Newsletter

I’m happy to say I finally have a release date for The Perfect Duke!

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It’s due out July 21.

This is Book 4 in the Marriage by Fate Series.

  • Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
  • Book 2: Married In Haste
  • Book 3: Make Believe Bride
  • Book 4: The Perfect Duke
  • Book 5: Kidnapping the Viscount
  • There might or might not be a Book 6 (I don’t know yet)

I have it up now on all the retailers. I’ll post the links below. I have recently added Google Play to one of my list of retailers, and this book is on pre-order over there, too. (I’m still adding my books to Google Play so if you’re over there, I will get all of my books up. It’s just taking some time to do that.)

Okay, so now here’s where you can find The Perfect Duke:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

I have started Book 5 in the Marriage by Fate Series!

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I’m currently on chapter two. I expect this to be a romantic comedy since the hero is going to let the heroine think she’s kidnapped him so that she can prevent him from marrying someone else. It should be a light and fun read.

The Perfect Wife’s with my awesome editing team!

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Reserve your copy today!

This is Book 3 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series.

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

I will have a definite release date for this book when I make next month’s post. I am going to get this out in August. I just don’t know the exact date because I’m waiting for the book to come back from everyone on my editing team.

This one is Mark Larson’s romance, and it does set up things for The Imperfect Husband (Book 4).

I’m on chapter 2 of this book!

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Reserve your copy today!

I expect to have a lot of fun with this one. I’ve been wanting to do a man disguised as a woman plot for a while now, and it’ll be fun to see how the hero does this in order to become friends with his wife so he can find out what she wants so he can win her over.

This is Annabelle Larson’s romance, and it’ll finish up the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. After this, I plan to move onto Tom and Jessica Larson’s children with another series.

I’m halfway through the first draft of One Enchanted Evening!

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Reserve your copy today!

This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

  • Book 1: The Marriage Contract
  • Book 2: One Enchanted Evening
  • More to come

This is loosely based off of the Cinderella fairytale. I currently have the heroine married to the hero.  I’m going to give them another scene or two of happiness before her step-sister comes in to ruin things because the heroine has something to hide that she doesn’t want the hero to find out.

I’m on Chapter 3 in Shane’s Deal

I don’t have a cover yet. I hired a cover artist to give the entire series a facelift in the covers.  Shane’s Deal is Book 4 in the Montana Collection. This is the final book in the series.

Books in the Montana Collection:

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

For those of you who’ve been waiting for this book, the wait will soon be over.

I’m still slowly getting along in The Outlaw’s Bride

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This one is still in the process of being written. I’m over the halfway point, but I can’t really tell how much longer I have to go in this story. Once I finish this, I’ll get onto Book 2. My plan is to wait until I finish Book 2 before I publish this one. The reason is because this is going to be free when it’s out, and I want to have Book 2 on pre-order on all the retailers so people know there is a Book 2 that’s ready. At least, that’s my current plan.

Hope everyone has a great July!

 

 

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June 2018 Newsletter

The Perfect Duke’s second draft is done!

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This is Book 4 in the Marriage by Fate Series.

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

I love this particular heroine. She was strong and smart. She knew when to speak up and when to hold her tongue. She also had a soft side to her. But she was the one who stepped in and rescued the hero. I haven’t done a situation like that in a long time, so it was fun to see the hero needing to be saved for a change.

This is currently with my editing team. I don’t have a release date yet. By next month, I should have a date.

The Perfect Wife is nearing the end.

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Books in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series:

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

I hope to have this one done and off to my editing team by July 1. *fingers crossed* I ran into a rough patch last month and had to stop writing in it while I tried to figure out the best way to proceed. I had to push back the release month from July to August. I’m almost at 50,000 words. I expect this to run about 60,000 to 65,000 words total.

Anyway, I could have rushed through this to end it and get it out in July OR I could have paused and let the ending come to me and get this out in August instead. I chose to delay the release month in order to have this book be the best it can be. I want to honor you by giving you my best work. I try to set pre-order dates out so far that I won’t have to push them back, and once in a while, a book like this pops up and I end up having to do it. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often.

I’m about 1/4 of the way into One Enchanted Evening

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Books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series

  • Book 1: The Marriage Contract
  • Book 2: One Enchanted Evening
  • Book 3: The Wedding Pact
  • more to come

I really like this one. Well, I like all of my books, but this one is a lot of fun because it blends in the suspense and thriller elements I love. It has a gothic feel to it like The Marriage Contract did. The heroine has a blemished past, and it’s going to come back to haunt her once she comes out of hiding. This one is loosely (and I mean loosely) based off of the Cinderella fairytale. In this case, the heroine is strong. She’s going to end up saving the hero in an actual life or death situation. (This is one of the books where I know the ending ahead of time. Most of the time, I have no idea how things will turn out until I’m writing it.) I’m really looking forward to the ending. That will be fun to write.

I just started Kidnapping the Viscount

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As of this morning, I have started this one. This will feature another strong heroine, however, I think the hero is going to pull a couple of surprises on me. It seemed as if he was going to resent being forced into a marriage with her, but I have a nagging suspicion he’s a cad at heart and will play along with most of her ploys in order to give her the sense of control. I’m not sure yet, but I suspect this might be a comedy. It’d be nice to write a comedy again. I haven’t done one in a while.

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I’ll end things here. It was a busy May, and June is still a bit hectic. I’m still trying to get into a routine during the summer months now that the kids are out. I want to make sure I get to spend plenty of time with them since my oldest is now a sophomore in high school and my youngest is a 7th grader. I have two others (a freshman and 8th grader) between those two. So I need to take advantage of the time I have left before they go out on their own.

I hope everyone has a great June!

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May 2018 Newsletter

The first piece of news is that I have a new book out. Since it came out so close to May 1, I decided to wait until this blog post to announce it.

The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 1) is now Available!

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Before her second marriage, Patricia Cotter, the widowed Lady of Pruett, signed a contract agreeing to the following:

1. She would never look at her husband’s face.
2. She would never remove the sheets covering the mirrors.
3. She would never ask her husband about his past.

In return for doing these things, she will have a secure place for her unborn child and her worries will be over. She has nothing to lose by agreeing to her husband’s terms. Yes, she’s heard the rumors about Mr. Stephen Bachman. He was said to have killed his first wife, though there is no proof condemning him of the crime. He is aloof and never leaves his manor. He is practically a prisoner in his own home.

But as she gets to know him, she begins to believe her husband isn’t the beast everyone’s made him out to be. There just might be a gentleman worth loving beneath his hard exterior. The questions is, can she get him to let go of the past so he can open himself up to the possibility of a fairytale romance?

If interested, you can find it here:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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iBooks

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On May 31, I have another boxed set coming out

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Click here to pre-order!

This one will feature all of the original six Larson characters. Richard, Sally, Tom, Dave, Jenny, and Joel’s stories have been placed in one boxed set to make it convenient for you to have in one place. It’s available on all the retailers.

Now to books I’m still writing….

The Perfect Duke (Marriage by Fate: Book 4) is over halfway done!

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Click here to pre-order!

I’m hoping to have the first draft finished by the end of this month. I’m pleasantly surprised by how strong this heroine is. Miss Webb’s not the type to barge into the room and demand her way like Miss Wilmington or Lady Eloise would do. Miss Webb has a quiet kind of strength. She manages to get things done, but she does it within the confines of the society she lives in. The hero is a beta, and he follows her lead, but this is a different set up from what I usually do. While she’s definitely the alpha in the relationship, it’s not outwardly apparent. Any of the other characters would not guess she’s the stronger of the two. It’s fun working with this relationship dynamic. I haven’t done this exact angle before.

The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3) is a little over halfway done, too!

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Click here to pre-order!

I’m also hoping to have the first draft to this one done by the end of this month. (My kids are out for summer vacation on June 1.)

Anyway, this book is going pretty much the way I expected it, but then I had set the stage for it in The Rejected Groom. So the plot is obvious. I do, however, need to figure out how I’m going to go from this book to the next in the series. The next book will be Annabelle Larson’s. Annabelle is the younger sister of the twins (Mark and Tony). Mark is the one who’s notorious for manipulating things to get what he wants. (Hence why he was able to trick Velma into marrying Tony so he could marry Natalie.) But in this case, I thought it’d be fun if Natalie had to manipulate a certain situation that will impact Annabelle’s story. That’s my current dilemma. Since I write without plotting, I hope the characters figure this one out. 🙂

A note about my Email List Via MailChimp

If you get an email from me when I have a new release from MailChimp, then this applies to you. A law was recently passed in the EU that has changed the way I have to do my MailChimp emails. I already went into detail about it on a blog post, so I won’t do that here. But suffice it to say that I had to create a brand new email list. This is the not the email you get with my newsletters. This is the newsletter blog. If that’s all you want to get, keep things as they are. But if you want the email I send out with the special epilogue or some other scene or research information to go with the new book, then you’ll want to sign back up for my MailChimp list. I give the details in this post.

Happy May, everyone!

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April 2018 Newsletter

I finally have a boxed set!

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While other authors have been doing this for years, I just now finally got on board and did the first one. I’ll be slowly working on others as I go along. Anyway, the benefit to the boxed set is that you get the entire series in one book.

I gave new covers to Loving Eliza, Bid for a Bride, and Bride of Second Chances. These are older books, and they are in the South Dakota Series. Here are the descriptions for each book:

Loving Eliza

Eliza left her life of prostitution to become something she could never be back in Omaha: a lady. Her plan is to remain single for the rest of her life, but when she arrives in South Dakota, she runs into John Evans. And he’s not about to let her remain single if he has anything to do about it.

As soon as John sees Eliza, he falls in love with her. Not only is Eliza the most beautiful young lady he’s ever seen, but she isn’t put off by the fact that he’s mute. Since his mail-order bride didn’t come, he sees no reason why he can’t marry Eliza and make a home with her.

Eliza, however, knows very well why they can’t be together. She used to be a prostitute. John is a sweet man who’s never even kissed a woman. He deserves a virgin who can give him her innocence and a future with children. Eliza can do neither one for him. But while she insists he should wait to see if his mail-order bride is coming after all, she is taken in with his sweetness and charm. And soon, she’s torn between doing what is best for him and what her selfish heart wants.

Bid for a Bride

After Loving Eliza, John and Eliza adopt a blind boy named Brian who was abandoned by his father. Bid for a Bride is Brian’s romance. The story begins in the quiet South Dakota town where Brian lives.

Lucy finds out the man she just married already has a wife, and what’s worse is that he’s trying to sell her to the highest bidder. The preacher intervenes and helps her annul her marriage, but he’s aware that Lucy’s week with her bigamist husband might have resulted in a pregnancy. To protect her reputation, he asks Brian Evans to marry her. Brian jumps at the chance and proposes to her. Seeing no other option, Lucy agrees. But will Brian have the marriage based on love that he longs for or will he always be Lucy’s convenient husband?

Bride of Second Chances

Jeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca, his wife, that he would never love another woman. After Rebecca’s untimely death, her sister, Jane Syas, is about to be sold into marriage to a disgusting older man who only wants her to warm his bed and to do the chores around his house. Jeremy can’t bring himself to stand idly by while her brother makes such an arrangement. Not only does he feel duty-bound to protect Rebecca’s younger sister, but Jane’s always been a friend in whom he could confide in. So he steps in to give her his name and his home, with the understanding that this is only a marriage of convenience. Love will never factor into the equation.

Jane, who has always been shy and content to hide in the shadows, begins to stir up old feelings in him—feelings for which Jeremy isn’t prepared to feel again. And before long, he feels torn between holding onto the love he had for Rebecca and letting Rebecca go so that he can, once again, look forward to the future. With Jane, the future that spans before him could be wonderful, but he has to have the courage to take it. Does he dare do that? Or would he be betraying Rebecca?

(Jeremy is Eliza’s son that she had to give up for adoption. The two will reunite in this book.)

Amazon US

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If you want to read Loving Eliza first to see if the boxed set interests you, it is currently free.

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Amazon US

Amazon UK

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Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

I also have a new Regency book out!

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This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fate Series.

Here are the books in this series so far:

  • Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
  • Book 2: Married In Haste
  • Book 3: Make Believe Bride
  • Book 4: The Perfect Duke – being written

I might or not do a Book 5. I’m not sure yet.

Here’s the description:

Lord Whitney is intelligent, rich, and good looking. But he’s also boring. Despite his notable attributes, he has nothing worthwhile to contribute to the gentlemen he would love to establish friendships with.  One thing he’s noticed is that all the gentlemen around him are getting married.  So in order to have something in common with them, he does something he never thought he’d do: he lies about being betrothed.

His ploy works.  For the first time in his life, gentlemen are finally paying attention to him.  Soon, however, they start asking him questions about the wonderful lady he’s going to marry.  It comes to a point where he can no longer keep up the lie.  He has to find a lady to present to them.

As fate would have it, Lady Stacey happens to be in the right place at the right time, and he manages to convince her to play along with his scheme.  In return for playing the part of his betrothed, he will secure safe passage for her and her mother out of London. But as time passes on, he begins to wonder if there’s more to their ruse than meets the eye.  Will their deception bloom into a love that is real, or will it be as make believe as it was when they met?

If interested, you can find it at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks 

Smashwords

The Marriage Contract will be out on April 21!

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Click here to reserve your copy today!

This is the first book in a brand new series. It is loosely based off of the “Beauty and the Beast” fairytale.  This is one I’ve been wanting to do for years, so I’m glad I finally got around to writing it. I’ll mention more about this next month.

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Since this post is pretty long, I’ll get to more of what I’m doing next month.

I hope everyone has a great April!

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March 2018 Newsletter

Make Believe Bride will be out March 24!

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This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fate Series. (The Reclusive Earl is Book 1. Married In Haste is Book 2.)

This is Lady Stacey and Lord Whitney’s romance. Those were both very minor characters in previous books. I briefly mentioned Lord Whitney in Married In Haste. Lady Stacey has popped up in several Regencies (The Viscount’s Runaway Bride, The Rake’s Vow, Taming The Viscountess, and Married In Haste). Lady Stacey is a mostly silent member of Ladies of Grace, and in this book, I go more into detail on why she’s a wallflower type of personality.

In this book, Lord Whitney and Lady Stacey strike up a deal where they pretend to be betrothed. Lord Whitney’s purpose in doing this is so that he can find a place to belong in White’s, and Lady Stacey hopes for safe passage for her and her mother to escape London. I won’t say any more than that because I don’t want to spoil the book.

The book is on pre-order at these retailers if you’d like to reserve your copy today.

Amazon 

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords (you can add it to your library)

The Marriage Contract is finished!

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Pre-order today!

I’m happy to say I finished this one and sent it off to my wonderful editing team! This is Mr. Stephen’s Bachman’s book. I introduced Stephen in The Rake’s Vow, and I brought him back in Married In Haste. At the end of that book, he has to marry Lady Eloise.

The Marriage Contract takes place five years after Married In Haste, and by this time Lady Eloise is dead. So Lady Eloise won’t be the heroine of this book. But I am going to redeem Stephen.

This is Book 1 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. This one is loosely based off of Beauty and the Beast. Since Stephen’s disfigured and wears a mask, he’s the “Beast”. The widowed pregnant lady he marries is “Beauty”.

I’m on Chapter 2 of The Perfect Wife

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Pre-order now!

This is Book 3 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (The Bride Price is Book 1. The Rejected Groom is Book 2.)

In order to concentrate on getting Make Believe Bride and The Marriage Contract done, I had to put this one on hold. I’m back into it now, though. The estimated month for this is June or July.

This is Mark Larson’s story. Mark married Natalie, who grew up on a farm. She doesn’t know the first thing about impressing the wives of Mark’s wealthy clients, and because of that, she’ll be in over her head when she starts meeting them. I’ll be bringing Velma in a lot for this book since Velma will help Natalie adjust to her new life.  It won’t be all roses, of course. There would be no story if everything went smoothly. But, I promise there will be a happy ending.

I started The Perfect Duke today

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This is Book 4 in the Marriage by Fate Series. It follows Make Believe Bride, and this is Miss Webb’s story. In a nutshell, Miss Webb strikes up an arrangement with the Duke of Ravenshire for marriage. Since the Ton is impressed with him, she hopes to get Ladies of Grace in good standing, and since he needs money, she’ll provide a nice dowry. So this starts out as a marriage of convenience thing.

I plan to start One Enchanted Evening next week

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This is going to be Book 2 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. It follows The Marriage Contract. This one is going to be loosely based off of Cinderella.

Well, that’s about it for now. I hope everyone has a great March!

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The Rejected Groom is Now Available!

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Here are the books in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series:

  • Book 1: The Bride Price
  • Book 2: The Rejected Groom
  • Book 3: The Perfect Wife
  • Book 4: I haven’t picked a title yet, but this will be Annabelle’s romance

The Rejected Groom is Tony Larson’s romance. Remember in The Bride Price when the three mail order brides came into Omaha and realized Mr. Dodson was going to sell them off? Those women were Angela, Velma, and Natalie. The Bride Price was Angela’s story. Now we have Velma’s story in The Rejected Groom.

Since Sep married Angela, Mark and Tony Larson (the twin brothers) were asked to pick either Velma or Natalie to marry. Mark wants to marry Natalie, and Tony wants to marry Velma. The problem? Both Velma and Natalie want to marry Mark, but for different reasons. Natalie has fallen in love with Mark, but Velma is terrified of being a farm so she would rather marry Mark. Mark runs a successful business. She’s grown up in the kind of environment Mark lives in. She knows how to entertain guests and host dinner parties. She doesn’t know the first thing about cooking, sewing, or any other chore a farmer’s wife is expected to do. Tony, as it so happens, is a farmer.

Mark, realizing that Velma and Natalie will continue to stall on making a decision, takes matters into his own hands and arranges it to that Velma thinks she’ll be marrying him. As it turns out, she really marries Tony, and that’s when things get really interesting.

You can find this book at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

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With that out of the way, I wanted to share a couple more things…

1. Dumb Laws

During the course of writing this book, I came across a fun site that pointed out some dumb laws in each state. Since The Rejected Groom takes place in Nebraska, I went with the ones in that state. So when Sheriff Owen Russell talks about it being illegal to whale fish in Nebraska and it being illegal to sneeze or burp during church in Omaha, he’s right. Those laws are actually on the books. I lived in Nebraska, and there are no whales there. Nebraska also has no mountains. There is another state law that says you must drive with caution on a mountain. This (naturally) came into law after the time period The Rejected Groom was set in, but I thought I’d mention it here because I found it funny.

Here’s the site I found these laws at. Just click on your state to find dumb laws that are there. They also cover some dumb laws in some counties outside the United States.

2. Annabelle’s book won’t be a mail order bride story.

When I started this series, I planned to do three books. That’s why I had three brides coming in. But then, Tony and Mark’s little sister popped up, and I realized I want to do her story to. I try to make the books consistent with the theme of the series, but in this case Annabelle’s going to break this rule. I don’t want her to leave Omaha, so she can’t be a mail order bride.

3. I am going to start working on books for the other Larsons.

After I finish up the Misled Mail Order Brides Series, I want to start on Tom and Jessica Larson’s four daughters. I know Sally and Rick Johnson’s son and daughter are technically next in line, but the pull is to write Tom and Jessica’s daughters, so I’m going with that. I’m thinking of making the story idea I had for Wanted: Mail Order Husband (which was supposed to take place in Ft Benton, Montana) and transfer the plot to one of Tom’s girls. The plot is basically a young man who just lost his wealth is going to look for a woman to marry whom he believes to be rich. As we know, Tom’s family isn’t rich, so the man has to learn how to run a farm. It’s a “fish out of water” type of story, and I’m hoping it’ll be funny.

After I finish up with Tom and Jessica’s daughters, I’m not sure where I’ll go with the Larsons. I have plenty to choose from, though.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now. I hope everyone is having a great February!

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