September 2016 Newsletter

The Accidental Mail Order Bride

(Chance at Love Series: Book 3) is Now Available!

Here are the books in this series:

  • Book 1: The Convenient Mail Order Bride
  • Book 2: The Mistaken Mail Order Bride
  • Book 3: The Accidental Mail Order Bride
  • Book 4: The Bargain Mail Order Bride (due out by January 7!)

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Here’s the description:

Eric Johnson’s real mail order bride shows up later than expected, and she quickly learns he is already married. Now Allie Jones is stuck in a small Colorado town with no way to leave. She must either marry the only suitable bachelor or risk being sold to the saloon’s owner to be one of the soiled doves. Seeing she has no real choice, she agrees to marry the bachelor.

Rumored as being a monster by the people in town, Travis Martin is content to live alone, sheltered in the wooded area of the mountainside. The last thing he expects is a preacher when there’s a knock on the door. With great hesitation, he agrees to the marriage. He can’t confine such a beautiful young lady to the saloon, but he knows the marriage won’t be a happy one for her, not when she could have had someone so much better.

So the best thing he can do is keep his distance and leave her alone. She, however, can’t help but be intrigued by her new husband. Is he the ugly beast the people in town claim, or is there something beautiful worth loving just beneath the surface?

You can find this book at these retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride

(Marriage by Bargain: Book 1) is over halfway done!

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Click here to pre-order!

This book follows The Earl’s Wallflower Bride, so it’s a continuation of the other Regencies I’ve done up to this point.  It does, however, begin a new series.

Remember Anthony Barlow in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride?  He was one of Warren’s friends.  Well, he is the hero in this book.  I already have plans to make the two ladies who made Lady Iris miserable the heroines in the rest of the series: Miss Loretta Bachman (who will be in Book 2: The Rake’s Vow) and Miss Celia Barlow (who will be in Book 3 which I have yet to title).

I’m at Chapter Six in Groom For Hire (Pioneer Series: Book 3)

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This is Joe Otto’s book.  I did bring back Jesse and Laura (from The Marriage Agreement) early on, and I gave a glimpse of Amanda and Richard Larson.  But for the most part, this story takes place on a wagon trail heading to California.

I hope to have this out in mid-to-late December.  There is no pre-order date set for this one yet.

I’m at Chapter Three in The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 4)

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This book will complete the Chance at Love Series.  It is Carl Richie’s story, and I hope to bring to peace the feud he has with Abe (hero in book 1 of this series).  I already know how this book will end.  The fun part, of course, is figuring how I’ll get there.🙂

This release date is set for January 7.  With any luck, I’ll get it out sooner.  We’ll see how things work out.

The Rake’s Vow (Marriage by Bargain: Book 2) 

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This will come after The Viscount’s Runaway Bride, and it will feature Miss Loretta Bachman who will be rejected by Anthony is The Viscount’s Runaway Bride.  If Loretta Bachman sounds familiar, it’s because she was one of the ladies who annoyed Lady Iris to no end.  So she comes into this book as a selfish lady.  The goal, of course, is to make her likable by the end of the story.

After being rejected by Anthony, she seeks out a gentleman who’ll impress her social group in London, and this gentleman will be a reformed rake whose reputation makes him the greatest challenge in all of London.

His Auctioned Bride (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 1)

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Remember Sep from Shotgun Groom?  He was Joel Larson’s brother-in-law.  I’m finally doing his book!

I haven’t made up a Booklaunch page for this yet, but I do have it on pre-order at iBooks at this link.    It should be coming up on other retailers soon.  I have this marked at June 3.  If I don’t end up adding to the Pioneer Series, I should have this out before June 3.

The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate: Book 1)

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Click here to pre-order!

Remember Warren’s sister Opal?  This is her story.  I plan to start this once I finish the Chance at Love Series. I don’t know what other books will be in this series yet.

That’s it for now.  I hope everyone has a terrific September!

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Be-lated August 2016 Newsletter

I figured I’d wait a little later to post this so I didn’t end up doubling up on another post within a week since I have a new book out today!

Today, The Marriage Agreement is Available!

This is Book 2 in the Pioneer Series.

Here are the books in the Pioneer Series: Wagon Trail Bride (Book 1), The Marriage Agreement (Book 2), and Groom For Hire (Book 3: due out December).

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For those who read Wagon Trail Bride, this is Jesse and Laura’s story. Jesse was the man who lost his wife in childbirth, and Laura is Amanda’s friend.

Here’s the description:

Jesse Palmer headed to Omaha with his expectant wife and his mother-in-law. When his wife dies in childbirth, his mother-in-law blames him. And worse, she tried to take his son away from him. In order to get his son back, he needs to marry someone–and fast. And who better than the one who makes the offer?

Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can keep his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience. Will there ever be something more between them, or will she be stuck with the marriage agreement they made?

You can find it at these retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

I wrote a flash fiction story to give Laura’s mother (from The Marriage Agreement) a happy ending

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During the beta reading for The Marriage Agreement, someone asked me if I could give the heroine’s mother a happy ending.  This is a very short story.  Think of it as an epilogue.  It’s only 1,200 words long.  But it does contain a couple of spoilers, so I advise you read this after you finish The Marriage Agreement.  And because it’s so short, it’s free.  :)

I just uploaded it to Smashwords today.  It should be on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks within a day or two.

Here’s the Smashwords link since it’s the only one I have at the moment.

The Accidental Mail Order Bride will be out August 27!

This is Book 3 in the Chance at Love Series.

Here are all the books in the Chance at Love Series: The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Book 1), The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (Book 2), The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Book 3), and The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Book 4-due out January 7)

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That’s about one week sooner than I was expecting, so I’m excited.  I’ll post the info on this book and where you can buy it in the September Newsletter since it’s close to September 1.

You can pre-order this book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords.

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride is almost halfway done

This is Book 1 in the Marriage by Bargain Series.

Book 2 is The Rake’s Vow.  (I still need a title for Book 3.)

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I made good progress on this one over the past week, and I’m happy to say I’m in chapter 10!  I was hoping to release this in October, and if things continue  as well as they have been, I’ll be able to do that!  *fingers crossed*

You can find out more about it, or pre-order it by going to its Book Launch page.

I’m at chapter 5  in Groom For Hire

As mentioned above, this is Book 3 in the Pioneer Series!

Groom for Hire

This is due out in December.  I’m hoping for December 18, but we’ll see how things end up.  Either way, it will be out in December.  This book will finish up the Pioneer Series.  I hope to have more information on pre-ordering this book in the next newsletter.  *fingers crossed*

I’m in chapter 2 of The Bargain Mail Order Bride

As stated above, this is Book 4 in the Chance at Love Series.

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Finally, Carl Richie gets his own book, and I hope to make Carl and Abe friends after their lifelong feud.  Of course, this is primarily a romance, so I won’t be focusing all my time on the half-brothers.  :)

I already have pre-order information for this book.  You can check it and more information on this book at its Book Launch page.

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I think I’ll stop there for now.  I should have more stuff to share next month.  I have plenty of things coming up, and I’m excited about them all, but I don’t want to take up too much of this post.

I hope everyone has an awesome August!

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The Earl’s Wallflower Bride is Now Available!

It’s finally out!  And this book completes the entire Marriage by Arrangement Series.

The Earl’s Wallflower Bride  (Book 3)

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Helena, Melissa, and Chloe are arranging marriages, but not all will go smoothly on the way to a happily ever after…

Warren Beaufort, the Earl of Steinbeck, prides himself on having the best of the best. From his furnishings in his townhouse to his clothes, he chooses everything with the intention of impressing others. And more than that, he has amassed a fortune that is the envy of many in London. One thing he lacks, however, is an heir. In order to get the heir, he’ll need a wife.

Lady Iris, the Duke of Hartwell’s daughter, has money, but she lacks both grace and looks. One thing she does have, however, is the good sense to know a gentleman like Warren is all wrong for her, which is why she’s horrified to learn she’s been matched with him for marriage. But the Duchess of Ashbourne and her friends assure her that she and Warren have so much in common they are an ideal match.

Having no way out of the marriage her father has arranged for her, she has no choice but to marry Warren. While she might have to give him the heir, she will never, under any circumstance, give him something far more precious…her heart.

You can find it at these sites:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Smashwords

For easy reference, here are the other books in the Marriage by Arrangement series:

His Wicked Lady (Book 1)

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In this book, I introduce Lord Steinbeck and Lady Iris (the hero and heroine in The Earl’s Wallflower Bride).

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords

Her Devilish Marquess (Book 2)

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In this book, I go more into Mr. Malcolm Jasper’s friendship with Lord Steinbeck and show a more “irritating” side to Steinbeck.  I say “irritating” because Steinbeck doesn’t officially become a hero until The Earl’s Wallflower Bride.

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July 2016 Newsletter

The Earl’s Wallflower Bride will be out July 17!

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I got it back from my editing team, and it’s uploaded on all the channels. It’s currently in pre-order.

This is the last book in the Marriage by Arrangement Series.  Below is a list of all the books in this series:

  • Book 1: His Wicked Lady (featuring Mr. Malcolm Jasper)
  • Book 2: Her Devilish Marquess (featuring Dr. Westward)
  • Book 3: The Earl’s Wallflower Bride (featuring Lord Steinbeck)

Here’s a description of The Earl’s Wallflower Bride:

Warren Beaufort, the Earl of Steinbeck, prides himself on having the best of the best. From his furnishings in his townhouse to his clothes, he chooses everything with the intention of impressing others. And more than that, he has amassed a fortune that is the envy of many in London. One thing he lacks, however, is an heir. In order to get the heir, he’ll need a wife.

Lady Iris, the Duke of Hartwell’s daughter, has money, but she lacks both grace and looks. One thing she does have, however, is the good sense to know a gentleman like Warren is all wrong for her, which is why she’s horrified to learn she’s been matched with him for marriage. But the Duchess of Ashbourne and her friends assure her that she and Warren have so much in common they are an ideal match.

Having no way out of the marriage her father has arranged for her, she has no choice but to marry Warren. While she might have to give him the heir, she will never, under any circumstance, give him something far more precious…her heart.

You can pre-order the book at these sites:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

I will make a post when this book releases in case you can’t pre-order the book but would like to buy it when it comes out.  In the meantime, you can check out the sample on Smashwords.

The Marriage Agreement will be out August 7!

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This is currently with my editing team, but it will be with my awesome publisher, Parchment & Plume, soon.

This is book 2 in the Pioneer Series.  Below is the complete list of all the books in this series:

  • Book 1: Wagon Trail Bride (featuring Richard and Amanda Larson)
  • Book 2: The Marriage Agreement (featuring Jesse Palmer and Laura Rufus; Jesse was the one who lost his wife in childbirth in Wagon Trail Bride)
  • Book 3: Groom For Hire (featuring Joe Otto – the man who was in love with Amanda in Wagon Trail Bride) – due out in December

I’ll put in the description for this book in the August Newsletter.  

In the meantime, you can find more information on it or pre-order it at these sites:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

The Accidental Mail Order Bride is over halfway done!

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I don’t know if I can get this one out before September 4 or not, but it will be out no later than that date.

This is book 3 in the Chance at Love Series.  Below is a complete list of the books in this series:

  • Book 1: The Convenient Mail Order Bride (featuring Abe Thomas)
  • Book 2: The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (featuring Sheriff Eric Johnson)
  • Book 3: The Accidental Mail Order Bride (featuring Travis Martin) – and yes, I do reveal who murdered Lydia in this book
  • Book 4: The Bargain Mail Order Bride (featuring Carl Richie; half-brother and enemy of Abe Thomas)

It’s available on pre-order on all sites but Amazon at the moment.

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride will start a brand new Regency Series

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In The Earl’s Wallflower Bride, I introduce Anthony Barlow, Viscount Worsley, who is Warren (Lord Steinbeck)’s friend.  The Viscount’s Runaway Bride is Anthony’s book.

I’m already into Chapter 3 in this one.  So far, I only know what the next book in this series will be, and that will be The Rake’s Vow.  I will post more about this in future posts.

I have listed this for a release date of April 23, 2017, but I fully expect to have it out this October or November.

Groom for Hire is expected out in December!

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I have notified my publisher that this can be out sooner than spring of next year.  At the moment, there is no pre-order info on this, but this book will complete the Pioneer Series.  I listed the books in this series under The Marriage Agreement, which is above.🙂

A quick look ahead:

I don’t want to bog down this post, so I’ll do a quick glimpse of what you can expect early next year:

  1. The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Book 4 in the Chance at Love Series) will be out in January
  2. The Rake’s Vow (Book 2 in Marriage by Bargain Series) will be out around February to March
  3. The Reclusive Earl (Book 1 in Marriage by Fate Series) will be out around February to March
  4. Shane’s Deal (Book 4 in the Montana Collection) should be out around March or April)
  5. After Shane’s Deal, I should finally get around to writing Sep’s book.  (Sep is April’s brother in Shotgun Groom which featured Joel Larson in the Nebraska Series).  From there I will work on the books for Amanda and Richard’s twin sons (Mark and Anthony)

Hope everyone has a great July!

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The Hero Least Likely Boxed Set is Now Available!

I’ve had the great honor of being asked to be a part of a boxed set with some amazing Regency authors, and today The Hero Least Likely Boxed Set is now available!

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SCOUNDREL EVER AFTER ~ Darcy Burke
When wallflower Audrey Cheswick runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart. If Ethan Jagger can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after?

FOREVER BETROTHED, NEVER THE BRIDE ~ Christi Caldwell
War-torn veteran, Lord Drake devotes himself to forgetting his days on the Peninsula through an endless round of meaningless associations. He no longer wants to feel anything, but Lady Emmaline is making it hard to maintain a state of numbness. With her zest for life, she awakens his passion and desire for love.

DESIRES OF A BARON ~ Rose Gordon
Giles Goddard, Lord Norcourt is odd. Odder still, he has suddenly taken a fancy to his brother’s love interest, the fallen Lucy Whitaker. Lucy was once thrown over by a lord and she has little desire to let it happen again, but she’s about to learn that his desires just might be enough for the both of them.

ATHENA’S ORDEAL ~ Sue London
Quincy Telford, Duke of Beloin, has hated Viscount Bittlesworth as long as he can remember. Now the man’s daughter is constantly in his path. Can he escape her temptation and avoid peril in the increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse he is playing with his blackmailer?

THE EARL’S SCANDALOUS WIFE ~ Ruth Ann Nordin
Season after Season of not being able to secure a wife, Lord Clement’s life changes for the better when a beautiful stranger kisses him. Now he has a wife who has it all: beauty, passion, and excitement. But it’s not over. Thanks to her tainted past, her newfound love with Perry is threatened when her brother comes back into her life. Can she protect Perry from finding out the truth or will her brother get the upper hand?

THE MAJOR’S FAUX FIANCEE ~ Erica Ridley
When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he’s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man–and he’ll ensure she gets one.

CORINNA ~ Lauren & Devon Royal
What’s a colorblind Irishman to do when he’s blackmailed into impersonating a renowned landscape artist, lying to all of London society, and risking the TON’s collective wrath if he’s found out? Why, fall for the lovely and unattainable marquess’s daughter next door, of course. But his fetching neighbor is no simpleton and an artist in her own right. When she realizes his ruse, will she expose his misdeeds…or find herself drawn into the hoax?

Here’s where you can buy this boxed set!!

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June 2016 Newsletter

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride is Available!

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride

Here are the books in the Chance at Love Series:  

  • Book 1: The Convenient Mail Order Bride (available)
  • Book 2: The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (available)
  • Book 3: The Accidental Mail Order Bride  (due out September 4)
  • Book 4: The Bargain Mail Order Bride (due out later this year)
  • Book 5: The Other Man’s Mail Order Bride (due out early next year)
  • Maybe more to come in the series (we’ll see)

Here’s the description:

Eric Johnson has been writing to his mail-order bride for months, and at long last, the day she’s due to arrive has come. Only, the young lady who comes off the stagecoach isn’t at all what he expected. She’s homely in appearance, and she has an orphan child with her.

However, he is a man of his word, so he’s going to marry her. He had enjoyed their correspondence over the past year, after all, and really, initial impressions aren’t everything. But when the preacher pronounces them husband and wife, he finds out she’s the wrong lady.

Caroline Benton’s just as shocked as he is, not realizing she’d gotten off at the wrong town and followed the wrong man home. Why, oh why, didn’t she think to ask him his name? Now she and the orphan child she brought with her are stuck in a strange town with a man who’d been waiting for someone else.

She can’t imagine he’s at all happy to be paired up with her for the rest of his life. Not only is she rather unattractive, but she doesn’t know the first thing about housekeeping. Just what is she supposed to do to convince him it’s not the end of the world that he married the wrong mail-order bride?

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The Earl’s Wallflower Bride will be out in July!

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Here are the books in the Marriage by Arrangement Series:

  • Book 1: His Wicked Lady (available)
  • Book 2: Her Devilish Marquess (available)
  • Book 3: The Earl’s Wallflower Bride (available) – this is the last book in this series

At the moment, the release date says “January 15” but it’ll be out next month.  I just need to get it back from everyone in my awesome editing team before I can upload it to all the sites and have a definite July release date.  I need to have the book uploaded ten days in advance in order to secure the date.  So I’ll let you know next month when the day will be.

You can pre-order it on Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks if you wish.

It should be up on Amazon by July 1.

The Marriage Agreement is Still Set for August 7!

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Here are the books in the Pioneer Series:

  • Book 1: Wagon Trail Bride (available)
  • Book 2: The Marriage Agreement (due out August 7)
  • Book 3: Groom for Hire (due out later this year or early next)

I just finished this first draft tonight.  This is why I didn’t this post out until today.  I wanted to finish this book first.🙂

Next week, I’ll hand off the book to my editing team, so we’re set to go for August 7.

I’m 1/4 of the way into this one! 

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This is book 3 in the Chance at Love Series.  (I gave the list for all the books in the series above.)

I think September 4th is going to stick for this book.

Here’s a look at what’s coming next:

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride – this will start a brand new Regency series!  Anticipated release month is October – November

Groom For Hire – this will finish the Pioneer Series; anticipated release month December (depending on what my publisher says)

The Bargain Mail Order Bride  – this is book 4 in the Chance at Love Series; anticipated release month December/early January

That’s it for now!  I hope everyone has a great June!!!

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May 2016 Newsletter

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride is going to be out May 15!

This is Book 2 in the Chance at Love Series.  (Book 1 was The Convenient Mail Order Bride.)

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I’m happy to say this book will be released earlier than I expected!  I’ll make a post over here when it is released with the description and links to buy it.  In the meantime, you can click on the cover, and it’ll take you to the book launch page which has the links on where you can pre-order it.

The Earl’s Wallflower Bride is over halfway done!

This is book 3 in the Marriage by Arrangement Series.  Book 1 is His Wicked Lady, and book 2 is Her Devilish Marquess.

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This puts me on track for releasing this book in July.  At the moment, it’s not available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble or Amazon because I haven’t set the exact date yet.  I have to see when I finish the first draft before I can set a specific date.  Hopefully, next month, I’ll be able to tell you when that is.  But for now, I know it’ll be in July, and you can find it on iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords.

I’m about halfway into The Marriage Agreement!

This is book 2 in the Pioneer Series.  Book 1 is Wagon Trail Bride.

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This is set for August 7.  This has been one of those hard books to write.  I don’t know why, either.  I enjoy the characters and plot, but it seems that it’s hard to figure out what comes next.  I know, I know.  The plotters out there are screaming that I should be plotting this book.  But honestly, if I did that, the characters would change everything on me anyway so there’s no point in doing it.

I am now working on The Accidental Mail Order Bride!

This is book 3 in the Chance at Love Series.  Book 1 is The Convenient Mail Order Bride, and book 2 is The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (which is the one mentioned above).

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This book is due out September 4.  In this book I will show a different view of Carl (who was the villain in The Convenient Mail Order Bride).  If you’ll remember, Abe and Carl were half-brothers fighting over the same piece of land.  Well, in this book I touch more on that, although I won’t do Carl’s book until The Bargain Mail Order Bride.

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Since I mentioned The Bargain Mail Order Bride, I’ll reveal the cover here, and, if you’re inclined you can pre-order it at Kobo and iBooks.  You can add it to your library at Smashwords.

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It’s due out January 7, which I know sounds like it’s a long way from now, but honestly, I can’t believe it’s already May!  (The older I get, the more I sound like my mom.  She used to say time went too fast. LOL)

Hope everyone has a great May!

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