February 2020 Newsletter

I held off on making this post until I had time to upload Breaking the Rules. I also had to make some changes to the book release schedule. Now that I have those two things set aside, I can share what I’m currently up to. 🙂

Breaking the Rules will be out February 27!

Breaking The Rules new ebook cover2

At the last minute, I passed this book by my good friend and very talented storyteller Stephannie Beman. There were some concerns about this book from a beta reader, and I wanted to pass this through someone who could give an objective look at the book. I made some light modifications, and now the book is ready.

I now have it on pre-order everywhere except for Google Play and Payhip. I’ll put them over there as we get closer to the release date. The reason I like doing pre-orders is because it gives me time to get everything organized for the book.

If you want to reserve your copy, here are the links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble




I finished The Rancher’s Bride and The Duke’s Secluded Bride last month, and now it’s off to others who will help me polish it up.

I have decided to switch the release months for The Duke’s Secluded Bride and The Rancher’s Bride.

The Duke’s Secluded Bride will be out in April.

The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

Currently on pre-order at B&N, Kobo, and Apple

I don’t have the release date yet. I took a look at the pre-orders on Apple (the only pre-order data I have access to through Smashwords) and see that more people are interested in this book than they are in The Rancher’s Bride. So I figured I’m going to make this book available first. Even though I do write books I’m passionate about, I do care about what people are interested in reading.

This is the last book in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. For quick reference, here are all of the books in this series:

The Marriage Contract new ebook cover  One Enchanted Evening ebook cover  The Wedding Pact ebook cover  Fairest of Them All ebook cover  The Duke's Secluded Bride ebook cover

The Rancher’s Bride will be out in June.

The Rancher's Bride ebook cover3

Currently on pre-order at B&N, Kobo, and Apple

Again, no set release date. I don’t like to set down the specific date until the final version of the book is done. This is just in case I end up with having to do last minute changes to the book. (Like I did with Breaking the Rules.) So this prevents me from having to bump the date back. But this will be out no later than June.

Now for the books I will be focusing on for my next writing stint. 🙂

I have three books I’ll work on. I was thinking of doing Book 2 for Husbands for the Larson Sisters series, but I have decided to hold off on it for two main reasons. One, it’s not 100% ready to be written. The timing doesn’t feel right in my gut, and I have to go with that instinct. I rushed a book in the past, and half the people who read it hates it. So there is no way I’m going to do that again. The second reason is that I’d like to have the cover done before I start. The cover is one of the biggest motivator when I’m writing a book. I like to look at it from time to time while writing.

Okay, all of that rambling aside, here are the three books I am ready to do.

Nobody’s Fool (Marriage by Design: Book 2)

Nobody's Fool ebook cover5

I already started this, but I’m still in Chapter 1. So there’s a long way to go. The heroine and hero are introduced in Breaking the Rules, and the events started in that book leads directly to this one. I don’t want to spoil Breaking the Rules, but Nobody’s Fool is a romantic comedy that takes a fun look at one wife’s dream of discouraging her husband from falling in love with her.

The Fugitive’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 3)

The Fugitive's Bride ebook cover3

This is what I think will wrap up the Wyoming Series. It’s too early to tell, but at this point in time, I don’t see this series going beyond Wade’s story.  Wade’s story is pretty much where I was heading since Book 1. It all comes down to this moment where the family makes their move to take back the ranch.

A Deceptive Wager (Marriage by Design: Book 3)

A Deceptive Wager ebook cover

I tried writing only 1 or 2 books at a time, and it doesn’t work well for me. Writing 4 books at a time is too overwhelming. My sweet spot seems to be writing 3 books at a time. I already knew I’d be writing Nobody’s Fool and The Fugitive’s Bride. Since I know enough about this characters and the plot to get this one going, I decided to put this in the #3 slot.

The main characters in this book were introduced in Breaking the Rules. The heroine’s guardian makes a wager with the hero, and when he loses, he uses her (through the dowry) to pay off his debt. The hero, who has an internal hatred for ladies, isn’t the least big happy by the arrangement. This might have some comical moments. I like to insert those where I can, but this book will have an overall serious tone to it.


That’s it for now! I hope everyone has a great February!


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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3 Responses to February 2020 Newsletter

  1. Good luck with the new book!

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