June 2012 Newsletter

The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife is Now Available on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords!

(I changed the title of An Inconvenient Wife to The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife.)

Here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Earls-Inconvenient-Wife-ebook/dp/B0084JC6QU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337434526&sr=8-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-earls-inconvenient-wife-ruth-ann-nordin/1110943776?ean=2940014445634

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/163727

Her Heart’s Desire is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Hearts-Desire-ebook/dp/B0085MBTVO/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337833390&sr=1-4

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-hearts-desire-ruth-ann-nordin/1111069973?ean=2940014363044

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/165099

Got a New Cover for Mitch’s Win

While I was trying to figure out what to do with The Keeping of Greg Wilson (do you all remember that short novellette that I decided to totally rewrite?), I decided to make Mitch’s Win’s cover to match the one I finally decided to use for the rewrite of The Keeping of Greg Wilson.  I’ll explain more about the rewrite of The Keeping of Greg Wilson (and the final new title I came up with) in a moment.

But what I wanted for the cover to Mitch’s Win was for it to have a theme unique to the Montana Historical Romance Collection.  Mitch’s Win was supposed to be the first book, but…as I’m writing it, I discovered an intriguing secondary character who will one day get her own story.   So Mitch’s Win will not be book 1 in the Montana Historical Romance Collection.  But it will be a part of the Montana books, so I want it to go in line with a theme on the cover, and I want the cover to say “historical western” and match up to some of the romance covers I’ve seen and totally love.  So without further ado, here’s what I came up with for the new cover…

The Rewrite of “The Keeping of Greg Wilson” will be the new full-length novel Patty’s Gamble.

In addition to making Mitch’s Win similar to Patty’s Gamble on the cover (with the way one person is close up, another person is in the background, a Montana background, and the rope around the title of the book), I wanted a theme to all of the titles in the Montana Historical Romance Collection. 

Now, what I decided to do with the title was to make it something along the lines of taking some kind of risk, as in high stakes poker where you can win or lose everything depending on how well you play your hand and luck.  In Mitch’s Win, he wins the game of poker which frees Heather from being sold to the seedy John Meyer.  (Anyone remember him from The Keeping of Greg Wilson novellette?)  I decided John Meyer would have a minor role in Mitch’s Win to help connect up the books in the Montana Historical Romance Collection. 

Anyway, I wanted the title to have a poker term in it.  So my idea to change “The Keeping of Greg Wilson” to Not The Marrying Kind didn’t work for my theme.  After some brainstorming, I came across Patty’s Gamble and decided to use that title instead.    In the future, I’d like to do a Montana book with the word “Wager” in the title.  I see doing at least three Montana books. 

I hope all of that made sense.  😀

Books I’m Writing and My Progress

I’m happy to say I’m making nice progress on three works in progress.

1.  Her Counterfeit Husband

I’m already 11,000 words (up to chapter 5) into this one, and so far, it’s going very smoothly.  Let’s hope it continues as I keep writing it.  😀

2.  Mitch’s Win

I’m 27,000 words (or up to chapter 10) in this one.  I didn’t know where to go with the story for a while, so I stopped writing it.  Now things are picking up, and I can proceed forward.

3.  Bound by Honor, Bound by Love

I’m finally at 30,000 words (chapter 10) in this one.  It’s also slow in coming to me, but this is also the book that ends the Native American Romance Series, so I am trying to make sure all the loose ends in the series are tied up.  The most significant loose end has to do with the orphan children Penelope and Cole adopted at the end of “A Chance In Time”. 

A Note on All Three Books

I’m not sure when this will be out since my husband and I made a recent decision to move, which will require me to take some time off of writing.

Hope everyone has a great June!

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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