May 2013 Newsletter

Now that I’ve had time to relax after the RT Booklovers Convention, I can write up this newsletter.  🙂

Runaway Bride is Available!

runaway bride ebook

I’m pretty sure you all know this already, but just in case someone reading this doesn’t, I’ll post the links where it’s at:






At last check, it’s still not up at Sony or Diesel.

Works in Progress

I’m working on four books at the moment and enjoying each one.  🙂

his abducted bride

I’m at chapter 16 in this one.  Our hero and heroine are now happy together, but there’s a villain who is going to do whatever he can to keep them apart.  This book is a romantic fantasy, one in which the heroine gets trapped in the book she’s writing.  It’s different from other books I’ve done, but it’s also something I’ve been wanting to do since 1997, so it’s fun to finally see the idea to completion.

his reluctant lady

I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t sure about this one when I started it.  I knew I wanted to write a book about Christopher Robinson (Perry’s ward in The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife), and after I introduced Agatha Lyons (Ethan’s friend) in A Most Unsuitable Earl, I knew the two would be well matched.  Christopher’s mischievous nature and Agatha’s need for cold indifference to love and intimacy is the perfect combination for some funny moments and some pretty steamy sex scenes.  I also get a chance to get Perry close to the altar.  I want to set the stage for Perry’s book while writing this one so that way when you read The Earl’s Scandalous Wife, it’ll be even more satisfying when he gets the lady who’ll love him.

I think I’m at chapter 14 in this one, but I’m writing it out of order so it’s hard to know for sure.

kent ashton's backstory ebook

This one is turning out to be longer than I planned.  Originally, it was going to be 10,000 words. Now it’s at 18,000 words (chapter 8), and I’ve finally hit the halfway point.  I don’t know how long it’ll be, but it’ll be a novella.  This book serves as the prequel to Lassoing Her Groom.

lassoing her groom

This one has some funny moments, but it’s not a romantic comedy.  I’m thinking of changing the cover.  I mean, this is cute, but I’m not sure this is what I want to end up with.  I’ll continue to debate this cover.  But as for the story, it’s the one where Kent Ashton finally finds love.  I’m not sure how the whole thing will play out yet.  I sense his father might look for him in this book, but it’s too early to tell.  I’m about 26,000 words into it (around chapter 10).


For reference, I average between 22-26 chapters per full-length book I write.

Estimated Release Dates

This is a hard one because it’s difficult to predict timing on things like this when you aren’t sure what the final word count will be, take into consideration real life rearing its ugly head (wish I could write every day but some days bomb out on me), and waiting time for editors and proofreaders.  That all being said, I’m going to brave some estimated release dates.

His Reluctant Lady – July 2013

His Abducted Bride – July/August 2013

Kent Ashton’s Backstory and Lassoing Her Groom – (these will be published at the same time since they go together) – August/September 2013


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
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