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!

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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)

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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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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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Click here to pre-order!

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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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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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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