Fantasy Series Update
Royal Hearts is done. I’m waiting for the other two to get back from my awesome and wonderful team. The month I’m set to release the three books is November, unless they get in early. We’ll see how things go.
Wagon Trail Bride – Progressing Nicely!
You have no idea how happy I am this is finally on track! I’m now at 24,000 words (out of my goal of 60,000). I know this doesn’t seem like much, but since I stalled out for a year at 10,000 words and had to restart the entire thing, this is a huge accomplishment. I’m at 1/3 of the way through, and everything is going along perfectly. Let’s just hope this keeps up.
Richard Larson’s been wanting his story for so long, and I’d love for him to have it. I’d like to get this to my most excellent publisher, Parchment & Plume, by December.
His Wicked Lady
I’m not as far as I wanted to be, but 15,000 words in is better than nothing. My average for Regencies is 60,000 words, so I’m making that my goal. So, I still have a ways to go, but I have set a tentative release date of January 9, 2016. I want to give myself plenty of time because I hate pushing the dates back.
Anyway, where I’m at in the story, the hero has stupidly agreed to marry the lady picked for him without asking to meet her first. What he doesn’t know is that he already has met her…and has decided he doesn’t want someone like her. She has no real sense of propriety, and he’s all about a spotless reputation. I can’t wait for the scene when he realizes she’s the one he married after he lifts the veil from her face. *grins with glee*
The Convenient Mail Order Bride
Progress is slow on this one, too. I’m only at 10,000 words. It took time to decide what the situation was going to be for the heroine in this story. I already knew the ad she answered was written by someone other than the hero. The hero had no knowledge of this ad and was shocked when she came to his house. The heroine wasn’t happy to find out the truth, either, but she made a convincing argument as to why he should give her a chance to prove they might get along well. So at the moment, she is in another bedroom before they decide whether or not to marry. (As you all know, they will end up together, but it’ll be fun to see how they come to realize that.) 😉
I’d like to get this out in February, maybe around the 20th.
I am doing a quick look at future books because all of the three romances above are the first book in their series. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Pioneer Series: Book 1 is Wagon Trail Bride, which I’m working on. Book 2 will be The Marriage Agreement. I have not titled Book 3 at this time.
Marriage by Arrangement Series: Book 1 is His Wicked Lady, which I’m working on. Book 2 is not titled yet, but the hero is going to be Dr. Westward (who will become the Marquis of Doddsworth when his older brother dies). Dr. Westward, if you’ll recall, showed up in The Earl’s Stolen Bride when he agreed to care for Chloe’s younger brother who was sickly. He’s also known for having taken off his shirt at Duke Rumsey’s ball and denouncing the hypocrisy in London. Quite frankly, I love him already.
Colorado Romances Series: Book 1 is The Convenient Mail Order Bride, which I’m working on. I know the hero for Book 2 since I introduced him, but I need a title and suitable plot to go with it. I’m thinking it might be The Wrong Mail Order Bride, but we’ll see how things develop.
Hope everyone has a great September!