A Chance In Time is Free on Kindle, The Cold Wife, Publishing Dates for Brave Beginnings and Life Mate, and Why Just Good Friends Won’t Be Written This Year

I’m not sure how many of you already have the book, but it’s now free on Amazon.  I had no control over that.  I got an email from Amazon saying they found the book free on a competitor’s site (this was probably B&N) and have decided to price it there, too.  I was not told how long this will be.

Here’s the Amazon Kindle link if you are inclined to get it on your Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/A-Chance-In-Time-ebook/dp/B004G095J2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1305122498&sr=1-1

I also want to throw a quick shout-out to my friend Melanie Nilles whose book is also free right now on Amazon.  This is young adult sci-fi with romance.  Here’s the cover….

Here’s the link to that book if interested: http://www.amazon.com/Starfire-Angels-Angel-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B002JVY7B6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1305122998&sr=8-2

So those are the newest developments on Amazon.  😀

As for The Cold Wife…

I do like this cover a lot, so I posted it up.  😉   I am chapter 10 or 11 right now.  There are 22 chapters total.  I made very minor changes.  Yeah, she comes off as weak since she isn’t pursuing a job, but with the way everything is happening, it’s hard to fit in a job search.  She was given three days’ notice on the marriage and spent most of the time overwhelmed.  She did ask Harrison to marry her, and I’m sure some women won’t like that she ran to a man for help but oh well.  I know it’s anti-women’s lib for a woman to want a man to help her.  But I’m not all into the whole women’s lib movement.  I think it’s done more harm than good, to be honest.  Men are not the horrible creatures our society has made them out to be.  

If I was stuck in her position, I’d prefer marriage and children over a job so I’d try for that, too.  Will she send out resumes now that she’s married?  I’m thinking, deep down, she is hoping Justin really does care for her (instead of trying to put on a good front to society that he is a ‘family man’, you know–like our politicians who try to sell us on their ‘happy marriages’).  I’m thinking, deep down, she doesn’t really want out, even though she’s protesting it at first.  I think the dance at the reception she had with Justin and the way he treated her at the gazebo afterwards has given her reason to hope, even though she’s still guarding herself by protesting it.  Make sense?  It probably won’t to a lot of people, but it makes perfect sense to me so I’m going this route.

All I can say is that sometimes an author has to do what the author feels is best for the story.  Carrie, despite how she might seem, is really just a woman who longs to be loved and taken care of by a man who’ll love her back.

Brave Beginnings and Life Mate Update

I’d like to do some interviews with characters from Life Mate now that I’m done with the book.  However, it has been hectic over here.  I’m trying to get The Cold Wife, An Unlikely Place for Love, and Romancing Adrienne back out before June 1. 

I also want to get Brave Beginnings out by June 1.  I’m in the very final stages of looking over this book, and thanks to my proofreaders, it’s been less stressful than it otherwise would be. 

I’m pushing Life Mate back to the end of June (at least for right now).   Life Mate is done and I’m on the initial read through which is where I clean up sentences, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.  I’m at chapter 15, and there are 28 chapters total.  After I finish, I hand it off to be proofread. 

I am not doing any new writing until I get Brave Beginnings published and The Cold Wife, An Unlikely Place for Love, and Romancing Adrienne back out.

Why Just Good Friends Will Not Be Written This Year

And this does affect my holiday romance.  When I say I loathe going over books that have already been published, I don’t think people understand exactly why I loathe it.  But this is why.  I will not be able to write Just Good Friends this year. 

I know.  Major bummer.

But here’s the deal…

I am halfway through Bride of Second Chances, and it’s already mid-May.  I was supposed to be done with it by now.  But I can’t because I had to stop to work on the four Virginia books.  This has pushed me back an entire month on writing anything.  I did good to finish Life Mate and only did that because I was three scenes away from being done.

I was supposed to finish Bride of Second Chances by now and was supposed to start Just Good Friends this weekend.  The plan was to be done with the first draft by July 1.  Why July 1?  Because my husband is coming home for a month, and I want to spend time with him before he goes back to Korea at the end of July.  I have other plans in there, but I don’t want to say what in case they fall through and I can’t do them.  I know it’s superstitious but when I say I’m going to do something that is really important to me, something ends up throwing me off-track.  So I’m keeping quiet about it.  If it happens, you’ll find out what it was in August.

Anyway, Just Good Friends is a holiday romance.  It starts in Nov and goes through to New Year, so it’s time sensitive in when it should be published.  So I will have to wait until next year to publish it, which means there’s no point in writing it when I have other books I can write and publish sooner.

The plan is now to finish Bride of Second Chances in June and take a break in July.  Then I come back to work on Bound by Honor, Bound by Love.  I also want to work on Claiming Lexis, my next Kate Page book which is after Life Mate in the series.  Then I want to work on Shotgun Groom.

So what this all boils down to is pulling four books down and working on them is going to cost me one book this year.  One book that I won’t be able to write.  And this is why I loathe working on already published books.  So from now on, it’s not going to happen anymore.  Sorry if someone out there doesn’t like one of my books the way they are, but they are going to stay ‘as is’.  If anyone reading this doesn’t like it, they can read another author’s books.  Sorry, but I’ve reached my limit on what I’ll tolerate from people who email me with complaints from here on out.  If you have a grievance, your email will go to my assistant who will deal with you for me so I can focus on my work.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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8 Responses to A Chance In Time is Free on Kindle, The Cold Wife, Publishing Dates for Brave Beginnings and Life Mate, and Why Just Good Friends Won’t Be Written This Year

  1. Christina Busby says:

    HUGGIES! lOVE YA RUTH! 🙂 You are allowed NOT to publish a book ya know! No worries. LOL yes I should be working on papers.

    • What’s frustrating is that I put Just Good Friends off last year, too. I’ll aim to write it earlier in the year or maybe work on it for National Novel Writing Month which is in November.

  2. cbailey1 says:

    Good for you! I think it’s great that you listen to your readers, but there’s no need to listen to negativity. You do good work, don’t ever doubt that.

    Oh lol, and don’t forget to buy your hate-filter a Christmas present!

  3. Christina Busby says:

    do it for fun. Have it completed and then you wont have to worry about typing it out each day.

  4. Awesome! My 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire is also free ala Amazon (I got the same email) and I am delighted about it 😉 I;d have set it to free long ago if they’d let me!

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