Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's been awhile...

We’ve been busy with birthday parties, company, sleepovers and all sorts of other fun things. Besides writing deadlines, (my next book is due to my editor by November 1st and I’m hitting the keyboard every chance I get) dear hubby and I have been working on our sauna. It’s in a building we built years and years ago, and though the sauna room was finished when we built it, the changing room wasn’t, so for the past few weekends, we’ve become carpenters. Well, he has, I’m just his assistant. I’ll post pictures when the inside is finally done, for now, here’s one of the outside.

As I said, my next book is due November 1st, and I’m really excited about this one…It’s set in the same fictional town of Oak Grove, Kansas as the last book I wrote. The last one is a duet of mail order bride stories—The Mail Order Brides of Oak Grove—due to be released next June. My story is titled Surprise Bride for the Cowboy. The author who wrote the other duet (she wrote one twin sister’s story, while I wrote the other) and I had so much fun we asked if we could write stories about other people in the town and were overjoyed when Harlequin said, “Yes!”

So…the book I’m currently writing is about the town’s blacksmith and a widow with two young sons finding their chance at happily ever after, but having to jump over some obstacles to make it happen.  

AND…the release date for my next book is quickly approaching. Unwrapping the Rancher’s Secret will be released on October 18th

A ghost of Christmas past… 

Heiress Sara Johnson is shocked when the stepbrother she believed was dead returns to Colorado to claim his inheritance! It might be the season of goodwill, but Crofton Parks seems determined to destroy his late father's empire. 

Sparks fly as Crofton and Sara are forced to work together, and soon she begins to uncover the secrets behind his disappearance and need for revenge. But a far more unsettling discovery is the desire he awakens in Sara. This roguish rancher might just claim her heart by Christmas!

I love Christmas stories, and am so glad to have one releasing just in time for the season. After that The Cowboy’s Orphan Bride will be released in March/April 2017. 

I thoroughly enjoyed writing the roaring twenties books, and Saving Marina, set during the Salem Witch Trials, but must admit, I’m so happy to be writing about cowboys and the women who tamed them again. It’s said that mail order brides did more to tame the west than any laws, and I believe that! 

Until I get around to writing another post…Stay happy, and kind.