January 2020 Newsletter

Wow! Here we are at 2020. 🙂 For everyone who’s stuck with me all of this time, thank you. My goal is to keep writing books that will, hopefully, keep entertaining you.

With that aside, let’s jump into what I’m working on.

The Outlaw’s Bride (Book 1) is set to come out January 25

This is Book 1 in the Wyoming Series.

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I’ll make the actual post with all the links in the February Newsletter post because the 25th is close to February. If you like to pre-order books, I do have a page with all of the links here. (I don’t want to clutter up this post with a link of the posts.)

I want to quickly talk about Book 2 in this series.

The Rancher’s Bride (Book 2) is 3/4 of the way done!

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This one is pretty much writing itself, and there have been some twists I didn’t expect when I started. I did put the first scene of this book at the very end of The Outlaw’s Bride because there was a little cliffhanger at the end of The Outlaw’s Bride. That sample settles the cliffhanger.

I was originally going to have this book out in June or July, but since I’m farther ahead than I expected to be, I think I’ll have this out in April. As long as progress keeps going nicely, that is a doable goal.

Once I’m done with this book, I will start Book 3.

The Fugitive’s Bride (Book 3) is still in the planning stages.

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I don’t plot out a book, but I do imagine how I think the story will go before I write it. I expect this book to wrap up the Wyoming Series. My goal is to have this whole series published this year because I know the storylines are interwoven from one book to the other. What happens in one book directly impacts what happens in the next one.

I have no idea what month this will be out. It’s impossible to tell until I get about 3/4 of the way into the book before I can safely set on a specific month.

I am still working on The Duke’s Secluded Bride.

The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Here are the books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

I have had a lot of trouble with this particular book, which is why it’s taking me so long to write it. I love the story. The reason why it’s so difficult to write it is because I’m having trouble deciding how to best bridge the events in the beginning to the events that will come at the end. I knew going in how to start things. I currently know how things will end. It’s the middle that is messy.

I’ve moved scenes around. I’ve rewritten a few scenes multiple times. I had to pause and set aside this story a lot. When I started writing The Rancher’s Bride, I was 29,000 words into this book. I am currently 49,000 words into The Rancher’s Bride, but I am only at 46,000 words into this book. So that gives you an idea of how much easier it’s been to write The Rancher’s Bride.

Today while writing, I think I finally got to the pivotal point in the middle that will lead me to the events at the end. So hopefully, the struggle with getting things just right is finally over. 🙂

This book will end the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

Now, I do have a book done. Here it is:

Breaking the Rules (Marriage by Design: Book 1) is in edits!

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At the moment, I’m thinking of having this out at the end of February, but we’ll see how the edits go.

For those who like the kind of humor I do with Regencies involving characters like Lord Edon and Mr. Christopher Robinson, this book is for you. I bring back those two crazy and fun characters. This is a light-hearted romantic comedy.

In the Regency Timeline, this takes places between The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife and A Most Unsuitable Earl, so Lord Edon and Mr. Christopher Robinson are still single. They will be single during this entire series.

Over the years, I’ve had a couple of people ask me to write about how Lilly Lowell managed to win over Mr. Morris. That is how this book was born. Lilly is the sister of Claire (heroine in The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife), and Mr. Morris spends quite a bit of this book pursuing Lilly. Lilly accepts the proposal from another gentleman instead, and though Mr. Morris comes to realize Lilly doesn’t want to marry him, he arranges it so that Claire helps Lilly to avoid marriage to that gentleman because the gentleman is a total scumbag. Now, I did put an epilogue in The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife showing that Lilly and Mr. Morris have married and are happy. So we know they end up together. But the question has always been “how”. This is the book that answers that question.

This book did end up giving me ideas to two other books.

Book 2 is this one…

Nobody’s Fool (Book 2)

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I just started this today. I was planning to go to writing two books at a time, but since I randomly stall out in writing The Duke’s Secluded Bride, I broke down and pulled this on out to work on.

This is going to be another light-hearted romantic comedy. It features new characters that I introduce in Breaking the Rules.

Breaking the Rules has also given me an idea for Book 3 which is this:

A Deceptive Wager (Book 3)

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I don’t know if this will be a comedy or not. The other two books in this series are, but this might be on the serious side. I won’t know for sure until I start writing it.

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As a side note, I have not forgotten the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series. It hasn’t been until recently I knew what the title for the second book would be. It follows Nelly’s Mail Order Husband, and after a lot of debate, I decided on the title “Perfectly Matched”. It will be Patricia Larson’s book, and I am going to match her up with Jim Griffin (who was Valentine’s friend in Nelly’s Mail Order Husband). As it turns out, Jim did not marry Carla. He heeded Val’s warnings and ran off to Omaha. But no one knows this until the very beginning of Perfectly Matched. At the moment, I am planning to start this when I finish The Duke’s Secluded Bride.

I hope everyone has a great New Year!

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If you have The Stagecoach Bride, please fill out the form to let me know.

I think this form got buried in the post I just put up, so I’m going to put it in here.

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If you have a copy of The Stagecoach Bride that I wrote with Stephannie Beman, fill out the form below. If you leave a comment instead, please add your email.

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December 2019 Newsletter

Since this is a slower month due to the holidays, I’m going to focus this post on one book. This book is the one I’ll have coming out in January.

The Outlaw’s Bride will be out January 25!

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As I mentioned last month, this book is a rewrite of a book I co-authored with Stephannie Beman back in 2013. I had originally handed the series, which was titled Wild Hearts, over to her because I had a ton of other books to work on and I felt she had a better handle on what to do with the overall series since she created Mic (the hero) and his family with all of the family drama (such as Charles stealing the ranch). But at some point, and I can’t remember exactly when, Stephannie said she’d rather write in other genres like fantasy.

As quick note: 

Stephannie’s currently working on crafts, and she’s really good at it. I have some placemats, washcloths, a planner, a bookmark, and other cute items to make my house more of a home, so if you’re looking for something custom-made or like anything you see in her Etsy shop, I highly recommend her.

Stephannie’s Etsy store: Here’s the link to her store if you want to check it out.

Stephannie’s website: If you want to contact her directly with a custom order, her website is here, and there’s a “Custom Order” link to the right (just next to the Garfield bookmark).

I don’t usually give someone a shout out like that on my blog, but Stephannie’s my friend, and she’s helped me through a lot of things, including how to make The Outlaw’s Bride the best it can be.

Back to the book:

The book was originally titled The Stagecoach Bride, and here’s the cover:

The Stagecoach Bride ebook cover

Since Stephannie wanted to work on other things, I decided to pick up the series and finish it because it wouldn’t leave me alone. I really liked the story, and I was intrigued by the world Stephannie had created with Mic and his family (Wade and Abby) and their friend Jeremiah. She had an awesome series plot, and I wanted to see it completed.

I think it was two years ago when I bought the rights to it, but the time wasn’t right to work on it yet. Part of the problem in taking a book that’s been co-written is that you have to decide what to keep and what to change. It wasn’t easy. I figured since I was going to write the rest of the series myself, I should go back and rewrite the first book. That way Book 1’s tone/voice would match the others in the series.

The changes I made:

Off the top of my head, I don’t remember how many siblings Mic had, but in the rewrite, I gave Mic three siblings: Wade, Abby, and Charles. Charles is the half-brother of Mic, Wade, and Abby. Jeremiah is still the family friend.

Also, I had it so that Mic and Lillian (the two main characters) married right away.

Lillian and Wade aren’t so antagonistic toward each other. In fact, they’re pretty neutral toward one another.

The things that stayed the same:

Charles stole the ranch from Wade, killed Wade’s wife, and has Wade’s son as hostage. Mic and the others’ goal in Book 1 is to get Wade’s son so they can work on plans to take the ranch back later in the series.

Mic’s got a great deal of care and concern for others (esp. Lillian), Wade’s bitter (understandably so), and Abby can defend herself in any given situation. Lillian is still running from a man she didn’t want to marry back East.

If you read the original version, you know what happens, but for those who haven’t read the story at all, I don’t want to spoil it. Suffice it to say that things pretty much play out the same way they did in the original with some modifications. I didn’t do a play-by-play retelling of the original ending, but I pretty much stuck with the basics of it. I’ll leave it up to you if you should read the new version.

The upcoming books in this series:

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The Rancher’s Bride is Book 2, and it officially starts toward the end of The Outlaw’s Bride, so there will be some overlap, but the overlap isn’t jarring. It only happens because this book is Abby’s story.

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The Fugitive’s Bride is Book 3. This is Wade’s story, and this is when I hope the group will go after Charles. It’s too early to tell yet if this will be the book that does it. Right now, I’m planning on finishing this series at Book 3. I’ll have to see what happens as things progress.

If you have read The Stagecoach Bride, please contact me through this form:

If you’re the type who likes to pre-order, I do have this up on most retailers. I’ll be putting it on Payhip and Google Play as the release date gets closer.

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November 2019 Newsletter

Forever Yours is now available!

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I have put it in the Nebraska Series because their other two books are there. Plus, they fit in with the first generation of Larsons, and all of the first generation is within the Nebraska Series.

Here are the books in order:

  • Her Heart’s Desire (Sally Larson’s romance)
  • A Bride for Tom (Tom Larson’s romance)
  • A Husband for Margaret
  • Eye of the Beholder (Dave and Mary’s first book)
  • The Wrong Husband (Jenny Larson’s romance)
  • Shotgun Groom (Joel Larson’s romance)
  • To Have and To Hold (Dave and Mary’s second book)
  • His Redeeming Bride
  • Forever Yours (Dave and Mary’s third book)
  • Isaac’s Decision (Isaac is a second generation Larson but this book wraps up the subplot between Dave Larson and Neil Craftsman I started in Eye of the Beholder)

About this book

With that aside, Forever Yours is a cute romantic comedy. We’ve already established Dave and Mary are in love, and they’ve had some difficult times in the past. I thought for a chance of pace it would be nice to give them a lighthearted story line.

I bring back the first generation Larsons, so you can get an update on them and revisit old friends. 🙂 It was a lot of fun to write this, and I’m glad I did. With this book, the first generation of Larsons’ stories officially come to a close, and I will continue with the second generation of Larsons in the future.

Here’s where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Payhip (use coupon M0Z0ST6QRN to get 50% off; coupon expires November 7)

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I’ll be going through the final edits on

The Outlaw’s Bride soon!

This is Book 1 in the Wyoming Series.

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I’m planning to have this out in January. Right now I’m going through the final touches. In the meantime, please comment below if you read The Stagecoach Bride (co-written with Stephannie Beman).

This is the cover for The Stagecoach Bride:

The Stagecoach Bride new ebook cover

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Homeschooling has really slowed my writing. I knew it would slow things down to a point, but it’s slowed them more than I had expected. I don’t know when these books will be ready, but this is what I’m currently working on.

Here’s what I’m currently writing and where I’m at:

Breaking The Rules (Marriage by Design: Book 1)

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I was able to reach 33,000 words this past week, which puts me somewhere in the middle of the story. Our heroine, who is disguised as a gentleman, is currently at White’s so she could talk to her husband since he refuses to have anything to do with her after she trapped him into marriage.

This is a comedy. It’s not meant to be taken seriously. So my aim is to make most of this funny, and it is. Lord Edon and Mr. Christopher Robinson and the secondary story that leads into Book 2 provide the bulk of the humor. But our heroine does have to deal with the consequences of her past actions. I’m not sure how yet, but the story usually unfolds as I’m writing it. Any time I’ve plotted in the past, the story changed on me.

The Duke’s Secluded Bride (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 5)

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Here are the other books in this series:

  • The Marriage Contract
  • One Enchanted Evening
  • The Wedding Pact
  • Fairest of Them All
  • The Duke’s Secluded Bride

I think this book will wrap up the series. I’m not sure if I’m at the halfway point or not. I have no idea how long this book will be. I’m in the 25,000 word range. I was originally hoping to have this out in Spring 2020, but it might be later in the year. I want to make these stories the best they can be, and given how slow things are going, it might take me longer to get done.

The Rancher’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 2)

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This book follows The Outlaw’s Bride. This one is easier to write than The Duke’s Secluded Bride. I’m in a transition stage in The Duke’s Secluded Bride, and every time I get to a transition stage from point A to point B, things naturally slow down. In the meantime, I’ve been able to write in this one, and I’m almost at 17,000 words.

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That’s about it for now. Remember, if you’ve read The Stagecoach Bride, please let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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September 2019 Newsletter

This is finally out!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

Nelly is Tom and Jessica Larson’s oldest daughter.

This is a “fish out of water” type of story. The hero was used to being rich, but his family became broke, so he answers a mail-order husband ad, which he doesn’t realize Nelly’s sister posted on her behalf. He’s never heard of a homestead, but he assumes anyone who owns land is wealthy. Such, however, is not the case. Nelly manages alright, but she’s far from rich. She basically gets by. It was a lot of fun to put him in this scenario.

Now, Nelly does have three meddling sisters who want to see her get married since she’s the oldest sister. They pick out the hero because they envision their sister falling in love with someone like him. Some people reading this might not like the way these sisters behave, but I thought it was funny. I realize my sense of humor isn’t for everyone, so I thought I’d issue the warning in case this kind of scenario isn’t your cup of tea.

Nelly doesn’t want to get married because the available men in her area all expect her to stay inside all day to clean the house, cook the meals, and sew. This is stuff her sisters and mom enjoy. She, however, would rather be outside taking care of the animals and tending to the fields. She only agrees to give the hero a chance because he promises to let her continue to run the homestead. And from there, we get the rest of the book.

So if this book sounds like something you’d enjoy, here’s where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Payhip (use temporary coupon X5SFCD4SQ9 to get 50% off: ; coupon good until Oct. 3)

Forever Yours is due out November 2!

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I slid this into the Nebraska Series since Dave and Mary have two other books. So here’s the modified order of the Nebraska Series:

Her Heart's Desire new front cover  A Bride for Tom front cover  A Husband for Margaret new front cover  Eye of the Beholder new ebook cover  The Wrong Husband new front cover Shotgun Groom new front cover To Have and To Hold updated ebook cover His Redeeming Bride new cover Adobe Photoshop PDF isaac's decision ebook cover big

As a quick side note: I did update most of the covers. Retailers like authors to make their books as professional as possible, and some of my older covers needed the facelift. (I know I have a couple of other covers in other series to do, but I can only handle a little at a time due to everything else going on in my life.)

I have this on pre-order at the links below. I will be offering a coupon on Payhip for 50% off when this book is out.

This is Dave and Mary Larson’s third and final book. Eye of the Beholder and To Have and To Hold were both very serious storylines, so it’s actually nice to give them a story that’s lighthearted. It’s a cute and sweet story. (Though I say “sweet”, there are two scenes where Dave and Mary make love. The “sweet” is for the tone of the story.)

That aside, you can pre-order the book at these places:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

The Outlaw’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 1) is in edits

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I plan to have this one out in January. It’s already done, but I need to take it through my editing team before it’s ready. I’ve already started Book 2 in this series.

Quick Note: This is a rewrite of The Stagecoach Bride which I wrote with Stephannie Beman. I acquired the rights to this book and characters. I’ll be offering this for free with a coupon code at Smashwords and Payhip for a very limited time when this first comes out so that if you read The Stagecoach Bride, you don’t have to buy this book.

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That brings us to the progress of what I’ve been writing. 🙂

I’m almost at Chapter 7 in this book

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I now have two other books I’ll be writing based on the characters I’ve already introduced in this one. The heroine has two friends, whom I believe will make fun heroines to write about. I don’t have titles for them yet, but the plot of Book 2 has already developed.

This book is turning into a fun comedy. With Christopher Robinson and Lord Edon playing significant roles, it’s easy to create a lighthearted story. Those two were always full of mischief in one way or another. It’s nice to go back in time before those two married.

I just started Chapter 7 in this book

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This has a great gothic feel to it. I think this will wrap up the Marriage by Fairytale Series. There are going to be five books in all.

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

I had a lot of fun with exploring gothic romance. I’m not sure when I’ll dip my toes back into this genre, but at the moment, the ideas I have for future books are going to be the kind of romances I typically do.

I’m Chapter 3 into this one

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I started this soon after I finished The Outlaw’s Bride to keep in the storyline of the overall series. Each book is a standalone, but there’s also a thread in each story that runs through the entire series. I don’t know if this will be a three or four book series yet, but this is Book 2 in the Wyoming Series.

That’s all I have for now. I hope everyone has a great October!

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September 2019 Newsletter

Fairest of Them All is available!

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Here are the books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Fairest of Them All is one of my personal favorites. This has very loose ties to Snow White, and when I say “very loose”, I mean that literally. Even though I took the Snow White fairy tale as a springboard to this book, this story doesn’t resemble Snow White at all. For one, the step-mother is the heroine. Two, the father of the young lady who is ready to receive suitors is really her step-father. The girl’s mother married him after her first husband died. The girl’s mother died later on. That left him to the care of the child who has grown to adulthood. The step-father seeks out a wife so the young lady can have a chaperone for the Season.

There is an emphasis on beauty in this book. There is a mirror that plays an important role in the course of the story. And there’s a small tidbit about an apple that leads to the climax of the book. Those are the direct references to Snow White, but they’re subtly woven into the tale.

The heroine is in her early thirties. She’s never married because she is a wallflower, and the only gentleman who showed an interest in her did so in order to have a wife to help cover up his affairs. She found out and decided to live out her life as a spinster. The book starts on the day of her brother’s funeral. She’s just found out her brother left the family with very little money. She overhears two ladies talking about a gentleman (who is the hero) who is offering a lot of money if a lady will marry him. When she investigates further, she learns that the hero has buried three wives, and he’s convinced his face is cursed so he hides in an attic.

That’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to give away too many things about the book. At its core, the book is a romance, but it has a gothic feel to it, too.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’s available at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Payhip (coupon XQ5A99KCZM will give you 75% off; this coupon expires on Thursday September 4)

Special note about Payhip: I was originally going to offer 50% for the Payhip coupon, but Kobo US and Canada is running a Labor Day sale which has lowered the price of The Wedding Pact temporarily to $0.99. This also impacted the price of The Wedding Pact on other retailers. Since those of you who used Payhip to buy The Wedding Pact paid $1.99 for it, I didn’t feel it right to only offer 50% off of Fairest of Them All with this coupon. That’s why I’m making the coupon good for 75%. With the sales price, it’s $1.00. (That’s as close as I could get to $0.99.) Be sure to use the coupon when checking out at Payhip! 🙂

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is on Pre-Order at all Retailers!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

This is Book 1 in the Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series.

I will be offering this on Google Play and Payhip when it’s out. For now, it’s on these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Smashwords

This is Nelly Larson’s romance. She’s Tom and Jessica Larson’s oldest daughter, and she’s an independent young woman who doesn’t want to get married in case the man decides to take over her homestead. I’ll talk more about this book next month.

Forever Yours (Dave and Mary Larson’s third book) will be out in November

I still don’t have a cover, but one will be coming soon. I am going to insert this book in the Nebraska Series since Dave and Mary’s other two books are in the series. This will help keep them in the same group. Right now there are nine books. This will make the series and even ten. So the series now looks like this. (For those of you familiar with my old covers, I did an overhaul of the covers this past summer because retailers like it when covers are more professional looking.)

Her Heart's Desire new front cover A Bride for Tom front cover A Husband for Margaret new front cover Eye of the Beholder new ebook cover The Wrong Husband new front cover Shotgun Groom new front cover To Have and To Hold updated ebook cover His Redeeming Bride new cover FOREVER YOURS isaac's decision ebook cover big

I’m not sure if this will be a smooth adjustment on Amazon. It’s already been a smooth adjustment on B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords. We’ll see what happens when I put it up on Amazon. All I need to do is bump Isaac’s Decision to the #10 slot.

Now for the books I’m currently writing….

I’m over halfway in The Outlaw’s Bride

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The series includes three books so far:

  • Book 1: The Outlaw’s Bride
  • Book 2: The Rancher’s Bride
  • Book 3: Doesn’t have a title yet

I’m now at the point where things have gotten tense in the story. I’m in the 38,000 word mark (or Chapter 13). Anyway, this where the you-know-what has hit the fan, and things are really exciting. I think this book will be about 50,000 words long, so it’s one of my shorter books. The stuff happening right now is going to lead into Books 2 and 3 in this series. I have no idea if there will be a Book 4 or not. I’ll have to see how things play out.

Breaking the Rules will start a new series

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After a lot of debate, I decided to go with Marriage by Design for the series title. I know it’s close to Marriage by Deceit (which is another series I have under the Regency umbrella), but “Design” was the best word that fit what I intend to do for the series.

I’ll have to update the cover to add the series name. Hopefully, that will be done by next month. *fingers crossed* I’m homeschooling one of my kids this year, and this has made my schedule tighter.

Anyway, I’m almost at 10,000 words (about Chapter 4) in this book, and it’s got some great humor. I have introduced three characters that I want to do books on. I don’t know if I’ll be putting two of these characters together or not. It would be fun to do that, but I notice my Regency series tend to be four books long. I’ll just do what’s best for the series.

The Duke’s Secluded Bride will probably finish up the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Unless I have an idea to add to the Marriage by Fairytale Series, I’ll be wrapping this up with this book. I’ve had so much fun experimenting with the gothic side of romance in this series, but it’s always best to end a series before it gets boring. I can only do so many fresh and new ideas for gothic romance before I run out of ideas. This is the last idea I have.

And that might be for the best. I got the idea now for Book 2 in the series that is featuring Tom and Jessica’s four daughters. (Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is Book 1.) So after this book, it’ll be time to shift my focus back to the Larson family. That will mean I’ll be going to writing 2 historical westerns and 1 Regency at a time. Once in a while, I get requests to do more historical westerns, so I thought some of you might like to know I’ll be doing that starting next year. 🙂

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August 2019 Newsletter

Around the middle of this month, I’ll get back to writing, but in the meantime, I’m happy to say that I have books lined up and ready to go for the rest of the year.

Fairest of Them All is due out August 31!

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

Here are the books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

I’ll start writing The Duke’s Secluded Bride later this month. I don’t know if there will be more after this or not. It depends on how this book goes.

But on to Fairest of Them All.

This one is very loosely based off of Snow White. I took a lot of liberties with this one. We do have a step-mother/step-daughter dynamic, but that dynamic didn’t play out as I had expected when starting this book. There is a mirror and an apple that plays a role toward the end of the book. There’s also the focus on beauty, which is central to the Snow White story. But other than that, there’s not much resemblance between the story we’re all familiar with and Fairest of Them All. I don’t know if you guys will consider that a good thing or not.

In the end, I had to go where the characters and storyline were taking me. If you like a gothic feel to a story with a strong romance, a reclusive hero who’s spent years hiding away from the world and won’t let anyone but the step-daughter see his face, and a spinster heroine with a good head on her shoulders, then this is a good fit for you. And, as always, there are sexual situations within marriage in this book.

I have them on pre-order at these retailers.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Please Note: I will be offering 50% off at Payhip for a limited time when I publish this book, so if you want the special sale, don’t pre-order. I can’t offer pre-orders on Payhip.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband is due out September 28!

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I’m still in the editing phase for this one.

Forever Yours is due out November 2!

I still don’t have a cover yet, but I hope to have one soon. This is also in edits.

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After taking a vacation for the past couple of months to spend time with my kids during the summer, I’ll be returning to writing in 2-3 weeks. And I’m really excited about them!

The Duke’s Secluded Bride (Marriage by Fairytale Series: Book 5)

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This is going to be loosely based off of Rapunzel. The heroine is going to be stuck along in the wing of the manor for most of her life in the country estate. The hero will agree to marry her before he meets her because he knows her brother. It isn’t until he marries her that he begins to wonder which of the two are crazy: her or her brother. There will be high gothic elements in this one similar to the other books in this series.

Remember Marcy’s cousin from One Enchanted Evening? He’s the hero in this book. You’ll get to see him in Fairest of Them All, too.

Breaking the Rules

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I don’t know if this is going to be a standalone or if it’ll be part of a series. Remember Lilly and Mr. Morris from The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife?

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Lilly was Claire’s sister who didn’t want to marry Mr. Morris because he didn’t have a title? She was pretty shallow. Well, in this book, she comes to realize that she made a tragic mistake in overlooking Mr. Morris.

Now she’s going to make up for that by making sure he marries her. Only, she’s going to find he’s no longer smitten by her like he once was, and it’s going to be difficult to convince him that he should give her another chance. She’s going to have to resort to breaking some rules to get her happy ending. I expect this to be a delightful romantic comedy.

The Outlaw’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 1)

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This is a rewrite of The Stagecoach Bride, a book I did with Stephannie Beman. She’s given me permission to take that book (and the characters that came from it) so that I could write The Outlaw’s Bride.

Mic and his family still abduct Lillian from a stagecoach before she can marry Charles, but in this version, Mic explains the situation to her right away and proposes that she marries him instead. Going with her gut feeling, she agrees to marry him, and she joins him out on his remote homestead in the mountains to start a life as his wife.

But it’s not long before it’s time for Mic and his family to rescue Mic’s two-year-old nephew, and this is going to unwittingly put her in harm’s way.

The Rancher’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 2)

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This one picks up where The Outlaw’s Bride takes off. Abby (Mic’s younger sister) managed to escape a shoot-out with the nephew, but she’s been seriously injured during the fight. She tries to find someone she knows and trusts, but she lost her bearings during the escape, and she ends up collapsing on a stranger’s ranch. She doesn’t dare tell the man and his niece why she was really shot or who she’s running from since Charles is a dangerous man.

So she makes up some flimsy story and decides to bide her time at the ranch until she’s well enough to leave. She’ll fall in love with the rancher, of course, and this is going to complicate things…but in a good way.

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That’s all I got for now. Hope everyone has a great August!

 

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