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!
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?
If interested, you can find it here:
On May 31, I have another boxed set coming out
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!
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!
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!