March Newsletter 2013

Mitch’s Win Will Be Available For April!

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When I post my April Newsletter, I fully expect to have the information on where to buy Mitch’s Win.  The first draft is done, and I am currently going over it with a team of editors and proofreaders to polish it up.

Runaway Bride’s First Draft is Almost Done

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I expect to have the first draft done early this month, but the process of polishing it up will take me through April.  I expect to have this published by the time I set up the May Newsletter, which puts me right on track for when I hoped to have it out.  😀

My current works in progress that you already know about from last month’s newsletter:

His Abducted Bride (Book 3 in the Across the Stars Series)

Just Good Friends (the Holiday Romance Spanning from Thanksgiving to New Year’s)

His Reluctant Lady (a Regency featuring Christopher Robinson from The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife and A Most Unsuitable Earl)

However, I have something new:

Kent Ashton’s Backstory

kent ashton's backstory ebook

Anyone remember the villain (Ann’s love interest before she married Todd) in Falling In Love With Her Husband?  Well, someone asked about him a while back, and I started thinking of his future.  In doing so, I started to wonder about his side of the story in Falling In Love With Her Husband.  We’re only given Ann’s and Todd’s points of view in Falling In Love With Her Husband.  We’re never told Kent’s version of events.  When I started thinking about him (and what motivated him to do the things he did), I realized he’s not quite the villain he appears to be.  Granted, he was wrong to try to steal Ann from Todd, and he has to feel bad about that.  But up to then, other things were going on in his life that explains how he isn’t a total villain.

If you’re interested, I’m writing scenes and posting them as I find time on my other blog.  Just look for “Kent and Backstory”.  I will publish Kent’s backstory when I finish telling his version of events.  I expect it to be a novellette (longer than a short story but shorter than a novella).  I’ll publish this on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, Sony, Diesel, and other places Smashwords distributes to.  I’ll let you know when it’s up in ebook form.

Stuff I Will Start Working On Soon

I’m already making plans on what to start working on now that I’m done with Mitch’s Win and will soon finish Runaway Bride.  Here they are…

Since I’m working on Kent Ashton’s backstory, I plan to write his romance.  I don’t want his backstory to take up the romance novel, which is why I’m putting Kent’s story into its own novellette.  His story will lead to this historical western romance that will fit into the Nebraska Romance Collection:

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The heroine for this book will be Rose Larson (one of Dave and Mary Larson’s daughters).  This book takes place around 1907 (give or take a year or two).  This will make Kent 25 and Rose 18.  Anyway, Kent will have just returned from Ireland and will be taking the train to California.  While he is taking a break in Omaha, he ends up being attacked for his money, and Dave Larson finds him and brings him home to give him time to heal before he continues to California.  But Rose Larson falls in love with him and does what she can to persuade him to stay in Omaha and marry her.  I don’t know if it’ll be a comedy or not, but it has the potential to be funny.

boaz's wager ebook cover

Mitch’s Win ends with Boaz wanting to get married so he can have a mother raise his children.  Since the two books are so closely connected, I feel that it’s best to write Boaz’s Wager sooner rather than later.  I’ll give more information about this book next month.  This post is getting long enough as it is.  😀

the earl's scandalous wife

Last but not least, I do feel it’s time to get to Lord Clement (Perry)’s book.  This will feature Perry (probably the most popular hero I have in the Regency Collection).  More information will be coming soon.

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Hope everyone has a great March!

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About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out http://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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