May 2018 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On May 31, I have another boxed set coming out

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

Now to books I’m still writing….

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

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

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

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

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

A note about my Email List Via MailChimp

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

Happy May, everyone!

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April 2018 Newsletter

I finally have a boxed set!

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

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

Loving Eliza

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

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

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

Bid for a Bride

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

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

Bride of Second Chances

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

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

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

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

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I also have a new Regency book out!

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This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Fate Series.

Here are the books in this series so far:

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

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

Here’s the description:

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

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

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

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The Marriage Contract will be out on April 21!

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover

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

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

I hope everyone has a great April!

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March 2018 Newsletter

Make Believe Bride will be out March 24!

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

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

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

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

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The Marriage Contract is finished!

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Pre-order today!

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

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

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

I’m on Chapter 2 of The Perfect Wife

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

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

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

I started The Perfect Duke today

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

I plan to start One Enchanted Evening next week

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

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

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The Rejected Groom is Now Available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Dumb Laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 2018 Newsletter

I wanted to wait until I was finished with the first draft of Make Believe Bride before making this post. That way I had something fun to mention. 🙂

The first draft of Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate Series: Book 3) is done!

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I finished it yesterday. I’ll spend the next couple of days doing the initial edits, and then it’ll go to my awesome editing team! I don’t have a release date yet, but I plan to have it out next month. More details will be coming in the March Newsletter.

 

In the meantime, I’m happy to say I finally have a release date for The Rejected Groom!

Due out February 17!

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This is Book 2 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. This is Anthony (Tony) Larson’s romance. Tony is one of the twin boys that Richard and Amanda Larson had. I’ll make another post when this book is released, and I’ll give more information about this book at that time.

If you want, you can pre-order your copy now so it goes directly to your e-reading device as soon as it goes live.

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Sometimes I get asked what books have some from the Larsons in it. For your convenience, I have made up a list. More Larson books will be coming. I plan to write more stories for the Larsons in the future.  I have a lot of fun with this family, and I’m looking forward to doing more with them.

For easy reference, here are all of the books I’ve written so far that has someone in the Larson family in it:

  • Wagon Trail Bride – this features Richard Larson
  • Her Heart’s Desire – this features Sally Larson
  • A Bride For Tom – this features Tom Larson
  • Eye of the Beholder – this features Dave Larson
  • The Wrong Husband – this features Jenny Larson
  • Shotgun Groom – this features Joel Larson
  • To Have And To Hold – this is a second Dave Larson book (includes the same heroine)
  • The Rejected Groom – this features Tony Larson (Richard’s son)
  • The Perfect Wife – this features Mark Larson (Richard’s son); book is due out in the summer 2018
  • Isaac’s Decision – this features Isaac Larson (Dave’s son)
  • Boaz’s Wager – Rachel Larson (Dave’s daughter) is a secondary character in this one
  • Catching Kent – this features Rose Larson (Dave’s daughter)
  • His Convenient Wife – this features Harriett Larson (Dave’s daughter)

I’m halfway into The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale Series: Book 1)

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For those of you who read The Rake’s Vow and Married In Haste, you’ll remember Mr. Stephen Bachman who created problems for his sister, Loretta (heroine in The Rake’s Vow), and his older brother, Brad (hero in Married In Haste). Well, he’s gotten what’s coming to him. This book takes place five years after Married In Haste, and Stephen’s had to deal with what he deserved. By the time this book happens, he’s a different person.

I don’t know how many of you who read my Regencies also read my historical westerns, but Stephen Bachman is a lot like Neil Craftsman in that he was a rascal who turned his life around.

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I’m gong to end this here because I want to get Make Believe Bride edited and The Marriage Contract finished up before the end of this month. I hope everyone has an awesome month with lots of good romances to read!

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January 2018 Newsletter

Here we are in 2018! Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope this year will be your best one yet. 🙂

 

I’m happy to say that Married In Haste is now out!

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This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Fate Series. Book 1 is The Reclusive Earl.

Here’s the description:

For Miss Ava Baynes, it was love at first sight. For Brad Bachman, Earl of Youngtown, it was disaster at first dance…

As soon as Ava meets Brad, she knows he is perfect for her, but when she accidentally makes him trip in front of everyone at the ball, he vows to avoid her at all costs. Fate, however, has other plans for him. And in this case, fate takes the form of Brad’s younger brother who is out for revenge. His brother sets a trap that brings the two into a scandal they can’t escape. Now they must marry.

As much as Ava wants to marry Brad, she never wanted to do it against his will. Upon their wedding night, he runs out of her bedchamber, leaving her bed and her heart feeling empty. Her new husband doesn’t want anything to do with her, and she doesn’t know what she can do about it.

Unknown to her, Brad is attracted to her. He just has one big problem he can’t seem to overcome, no matter how hard he tries. He’s terrified of going to her bed. Perhaps if he had some experience, he might feel more confident, but he’s never even kissed a lady. Worse, he has to deal with a conniving brother who’s telling him that he’ll fail as a lover.

As the days pass in their marriage, things get more and more strained between them. At some point, something has to give. But can one of them break down the barrier between them before they lose their chance at a happily ever after?

You can find it at these retailers:

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The Rejected Groom (Misled Mail Order Brides Series: Book 2)

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I don’t have a specific release date yet, but I will next month when I make a blog post. This is Tony Larson’s romance. It feels good to get back to the Larson family again.

Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate Series: Book 3)

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I am not quite at the halfway point on this yet, but I will be soon. I probably won’t have it out until April.  I’ll go more into this book in a future post.

The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale Series: Book 1)

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This is the new cover I got for this book. It best matches what I got for Book 2 in this series. I haven’t set that up on pre-order yet, so I’ll mention it when I do.

This one is close to the 20,000 word mark. I typically write books between 60-70,000 words long, so that gives you an idea of where I’m at. I’m hoping to have this one out in May. *fingers crossed*

This is a new Regency series that will feature Stephen Bachman (the cad featured in Married In Haste). I won’t say a lot right now, but I am having fun redeeming him.

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

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This is Mark Larson’s story. I’m still in the beginning stages of this one.

Tony, Mark, and Annabelle Larson are all children of Richard and Amanda Larson. I do plan to do Annabelle’s book as Book 4 in this series. I haven’t come up with a title or cover yet, though.

I’ll end this post here. I hope everyone is having a great New Year!

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December 2017 Newsletter

Married In Haste (Marriage by Fate: Book 2) will be out December 30!

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Books in the Marriage by Fate Series:

  • Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
  • Book 2: Married In Haste
  • Book 3: Make Believe Bride
  • maybe a book 4

I uploaded Married In Haste this weekend to all of the retailers, so it’s on pre-order right now. I’ll post the links in case you want to reserve your copy today:

Amazon US

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(You can read the first 20% of this book at Smashwords to see if it piques your interest)

I had a lot of fun writing Married In Haste. I know the hero’s brother is an unsavory character, but he had some of the best lines. Don’t worry. The hero got even with him, and I think you’ll love how he does it. I don’t want to spoil the story, so I can’t say any more than that.

The Rejected Groom (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 2) will be out in February!

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Books in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series:

  • Book 1: The Bride Price – Sep Wilson’s book
  • Book 2: The Rejected Groom – Tony Larson’s book
  • Book 3: The Perfect Wife – Mark Larson’s book
  • I will probably do a 4th book for Annabelle Larson

I’m not sure of the exact date in February. I just finished this book and sent it off to my awesome editing team. Since December is a hectic month with Christmas, I wanted to give the people on my editing team extra time to work through the book. Usually, I give them a month, but in this case, it’ll be a month and a half.

This is Anthony (Tony) Larson’s romance.

I love the Larson family, and since some of you told you me enjoy the Larsons, I thought it’d be nice to continue writing about the family. In the Misled Mail Order Brides Series, I am working my way through Richard and Amanda Larson’s children: Tony, Mark, and Annabelle.

Tony’s story is The Rejected Groom. Mark’s story is The Perfect Wife. I want to do Annabelle’s story in Book 4 (which I have yet to title.)

I just started The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 1)

(I’m hoping to get a new cover, so I’m not putting up a cover image.)

I’m about 11,000 words into this, so really, it’s barely done. My goal on any book is 50,000 to 65,000 words. This is a Regency series that is loosely based off of fairytales. The Marriage Contract is going to be loosely based off of Beauty and the Beast.

I already have an idea for Book 2 in this series. The title is One Enchanted Evening, and it’ll be loosely based off of Cinderella. I haven’t figured out the other stories yet, but I’m excited to incorporate some familiar tales in these stories. Some fairytales, by the way, have their origins in myths from various civilizations. It’s intriguing to find the parallels when I can. 🙂

For those of you familiar with The Rake’s Vow (Book 2 in the Marriage by Bargain Series), the hero in The Marriage Contract is Mr. Stephen Bachman, who was the younger brother of Loretta. Loretta was the heroine in The Rake’s Vow. I will bring Stephen in significantly during Married In Haste because Loretta’s older brother, Brad Bachman, the Earl of Youngtown, is the hero in that one. Stephen annoys Brad…a lot. Despite all of that, during the course of writing Married In Haste, I decided Stephen could be redeemed, so I’ll be giving him this book.

I also just started Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate: Book 3)

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I’m almost at 9,000 words in this one. In this, I will continue the downfall of Lady Eloise. (That is a subplot I started in Married In Haste.) I’ve been itching to show the demise of her group, Ladies of Grace, ever since I wrote The Rake’s Vow (which is Book 2 in the Marriage by Bargain Series). The reason I love series and staying in the same world is that I get to weave in subplots that take time to unfold.

The hero of this book is Lord Whitney, and I only introduced him in The Reclusive Earl (Book 1 in this series). He had one dance with Opal (Lord Steinbeck’s younger sister), and he bored her to tears because all he did was talk about ancient civilizations. In Married In Haste, I bring him back in for one scene to help set up this book. He ends up pretending he is betrothed in order to have something in common with other gentlemen so he can finally get some friends.

The heroine will be Lady Stacey, who has been a largely silent member of Lady Eloise’s group. In this book, she learns to stand up for herself.

I will start The Perfect Wife (Misled Mail Order Brides: Book 3) this week.

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Now that I have The Rejected Groom out to my editing team, I can turn my attention to this book. This one will start halfway into The Rejected Groom. Tony and Mark did a double wedding, and I want to start The Perfect Wife on the wedding day. That took place roughly halfway into The Rejected Groom. So there’s going to be some overlap in the timeline between these two stories.

That’s it for this month. I hope everyone has a great December!

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