September 2019 Newsletter

Fairest of Them All is available!

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

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

The Outlaw's Bride ebook cover2

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

Breaking the Rules ebook cover

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!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

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)

The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

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

Breaking the Rules ebook cover

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)

The Outlaw's Bride ebook cover2

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)

The Rancher's Bride ebook cover 2

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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July 2019 Newsletter

Next month, I’ll make a post on August 1. I’ll keep this post shorter so I don’t end up repeating myself in a couple of weeks. 🙂

I waited until today to get this blog post out because The Wedding Pact is now available!

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. Here are all of the books:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover

I am going to write Book 5, which will be called The Duke’s Secluded Bride. I’ll give more details on that in the next blog post.

Here’s the description for The Wedding Pact:

On her 21st birthday, Ophelia was due to marry her guardian. Only she didn’t know it.

Miss Ophelia Crowe has led an extremely sheltered life. After her parents died when she was five, she went to live at her guardian’s country estate. She went on to live a life where everything was managed for her. From what she could wear to what activities she could do, each and every day had been carefully structured by the servants.

The problem was, she didn’t know who her guardian was…

Until the morning of her 21st birthday when the maids present her to him looking more like a doll than a lady who would like to have a say in her future.

And a doll is exactly the way he treats her. She comes to realize just how much he’s structured her life so that she’s been trained to be the kind of wife he wants. Well, she’s decided she won’t marry him. In a bold move, she runs off on a horse in the night in order to escape the fate everyone has set out for her ever since she was a child.

All Vicar Julian Roskin wants is to lead a quiet life. He’s caused enough trouble in the past. He doesn’t need any more problems. But, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep in need of protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.

Reason tells him not to do it. Nothing good can come from marriage to a lady he doesn’t know anything about. But something about her demands he take her up on her offer. Dare he take the risk, or should he do everything he can to send her back?

This is loosely inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story.

And here is where you can find it:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Payhip (use coupon code 9G1N1NDJ8Z to get 50% off) – offer only good through July 16

August 31 will be the release date for this book:

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

It’s the next in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. I figured since I had both books already done that I would publish them close together.

I have two Larson books coming out later this year!

1. Nelly Larson (Tom and Jessica’s oldest daughter) will have her book coming out September 28.

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

2. Dave and Mary get their third and final book out in November 2.  It’s called Forever Yours. I am inserting this book between His Redeeming Bride and Isaac’s Decision in the Nebraska Series (aka Nebraska Historical Romances series). So this is now Book 9 in the series.

I don’t have a book cover for Forever Yours yet, but I will soon.

I figured it would be more fitting to have the Larsons coming out close together. They are my favorite family to write about, and I enjoy getting a chance to visit them whenever I can. For the moment, though, my mind is blank on what else to do with them, so the next books I’ll be writing won’t involve them. I want to make sure that the time is right when I go back into their world. 🙂

Have a great July and I’ll see you August 1!

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June 2019 Newsletter

There’s not much new to discuss, so I’ll keep this post short.

The Wedding Pact is due out on July 14

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

I finally updated the description:

On her 21st birthday, Ophelia was due to marry her guardian. Only she didn’t know it.

Miss Ophelia Crowe has led an extremely sheltered life. After her parents died when she was five, she went to live at her guardian’s country estate. She went on to live a life where everything was managed for her. From what she could wear to what activities she could do, each and every day had been carefully structured by the servants.

The problem was, she didn’t know who her guardian was…

Until the morning of her 21st birthday when the maids present her to him looking more like a doll than a lady who would like to have a say in her future.

And a doll is exactly the way he treats her. She comes to realize just how much he’s structured her life so that she’s been trained to be the kind of wife he wants. Well, she’s decided she won’t marry him. In a bold move, she runs off on a horse in the night in order to escape the fate everyone has set out for her ever since she was a child.

All Vicar Julian Roskin wants is to lead a quiet life. He’s caused enough trouble in the past. He doesn’t need any more problems. But, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep in need of protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.

Reason tells him not to do it. Nothing good can come from marriage to a lady he doesn’t know anything about. But something about her demands he take her up on her offer. Dare he take the risk, or should he do everything he can to send her back?

It is up on pre-order everywhere but Payhip (and this is why):

Special offer ONLY available on Payhip! I recently opened up a store through Payhip where I’m selling my books directly. When this book releases, I am going to offer a 50% off coupon if you buy the book on Payhip. I am NOT offering the coupon anywhere else. So if you want to save 50% off of the $3.99 price I’m asking, then wait until this book releases AND buy it from Payhip!

That aside, here are the pre-order links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Fairest of Them All will be out August 31!

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

This one is still in edits.

I’ll share the description on this next month.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband will be out September 28!

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

My editing team will get to this one when they’re done with Fairest of Them All.

Forever Yours will be out in November.

I don’t have a pre-order up on this yet. I’m waiting for the cover. Plus, I haven’t even come up with the description yet. This one is difficult to describe because it’s mostly a reunion for the Larson family. We get a lot of Dave and Mary, Tom and Jessica, Joel and April, Richard and Amanda, Sally and Rick, and Jenny and Owen. Dave and Mary are the primary couple in this story since they are my most popular Larson characters. They’ve been married for ten years at this point, so I do add updates for the kids.

So yeah…not sure how to better describe this one other than that.

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At this point, I’m brainstorming books that will be out at the beginning of next year. I know I want to do one Regency and one historical western. I’m not sure what the third one will be (either Regency or historical western).

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May 2019 Newsletter

I thought I’d wait until Kidnapping the Viscount was available before making this post, so that’s why this is so late. (I’ll be doing the same thing in July since The Wedding Pact is due out on July 14.) I don’t want to needlessly clutter up people’s inboxes. 🙂

Kidnapping the Viscount is out today!

Kidnapping the Viscount Ebook Cover

This is the final book in the Marriage by Fate Series.

Books 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

Here’s what this book is about:

Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she’s determined to get him back.

If there’s one thing Heather regrets, it’s that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do, so when Lord Powell proposed, she said no. It was the worst mistake she’s ever made, and now she’s determined to prove to Lord Powell that she wants a second chance.

Gill Easton, Viscount Powell, has never stopped loving Miss Duff. But a gentleman has his pride to protect. He can’t just let her walk back into his life as if nothing ever happened. And this puts him in a dilemma.

He’ll have 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.

Don’t miss this romantic comedy featuring a feisty heroine, a hero who has to play hard to get, a meddling brother who doesn’t take even a minute to listen to what someone is trying to tell him, and a friend who doesn’t mind any kind of scandal so long as the cause is true love.

If interested, you can find it at these places:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

Now for what I’ve been working on!

I’m happy to say that I finished the first drafts for all four books that I’ve been talking about for the past four months.

I’m currently doing initial edits. After I’m done going through the first drafts, I send them out to my editing team. Below is a list of anticipated release months. The only book set in stone is The Wedding Pact.

Since I spent so much time on Kidnapping the Viscount in this post, I’ll briefly cover the four other books I’m going to have out this year.

The Wedding Pact is due out July 14

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

It’s currently only up on pre-order on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

Fairest of Them All will be out in August

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

There is no set date yet, but I’ll be moving it from September to August. It’s currently only up on pre-order on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

Nelly’s Mail Order Husband will be out in September

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

This is no set date yet, but I’ll be moving it from October to September. t’s currently only up on pre-order on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

Forever Yours will be out in November

This will definitely be out in November, but I don’t have a cover or a date in mind yet. It’s also not up on pre-order at the moment.

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That’s all I have going on at the moment. I’ll go more into detail about these four books in the upcoming months!

Hope Everyone is Having a Great May!

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April 2019 Newsletter

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

Shane’s Deal is available!

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

shane's deal new ebook cover

Here are the books in the Montana Collection:

Mitch's Win new ebook cover  boazswagerebookcover  Patty's Gamble new ebook cover  shane's deal new ebook cover

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

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

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Smashwords 

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

Kidnapping the Viscount will be out May 18!

This one finishes up the Marriage by Fate Series!

Kidnapping the Viscount Ebook Cover

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

Here are the books in the Marriage by Fate Series:

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

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

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

The Wedding Pact is due out in July. 

This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series.

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

The other books in this series are as follows:

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

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

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

Fairest of Them All is set for a September Release

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

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

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

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

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

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

Forever Yours doesn’t have a  release date yet

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

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

Hope everyone has a great April!

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March 2019 Newsletter

The Imperfect Husband is available!

the imperfect husband front cover

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

The Bride Price front cover  The Rejected Groom front cover  The Perfect Wife front cover  the imperfect husband front cover

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

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

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

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple

Google Play

Smashwords

I sent off Shane’s Deal to the publisher!

shane's deal new ebook cover

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

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

Kidnapping the Viscount Ebook Cover

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

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

The Wedding Pact is almost at 40,000 words

The Wedding Pact ebook cover

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

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

Fairest of Them All is at about 36,000 words

Fairest of Them All ebook cover

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

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

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

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

Nelly's Mail Order Husband for website

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

Forever Yours is 24,000 words in

COVER COMING SOON

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

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

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

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

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