A Poll Regarding a Sequel to Suddenly a Bride

I don’t currently have plans to write Runaway Bride (which would be the sequel to Suddenly a Bride).  While it’s taboo to discuss finances on a blog, a big part of my decision to write or not write a book has to do with whether or not people will buy it.  The reason this matters is because I am now the sole provider for my household.  I have a husband and four children to support.  I once had the luxury of writing without thought to making a profit, but I don’t have that choice anymore.  And if I couldn’t make a living, I’d have to work outside the home which means I wouldn’t be able to write like I do now.  So you see how I’m pretty much in a corner.

So here’s the thing.  If I wrote a sequel, I would ask $3.99 for it. (I would not offer it for free.)  I’m asking $3.99 for all books published from this point on.  I might run a giveaway for the paperback version, but I have no plans to run a giveaway for the ebook version of the sequel.

I will run this poll for a week.  Spread the word to anyone you know who has read Suddenly a Bride and ask them to vote on here.  I will not accept repeat voting (I had someone admit to doing that on another poll I did), and this skewed the results.  And please vote ONLY IF you would actually read it.

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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10 Responses to A Poll Regarding a Sequel to Suddenly a Bride

  1. Suddenly a Bride was one of my favorites. So I would DEFINITELY buy the sequel for whatever price you ask for. Since I know that your books are my favorites, I would never second-guess my purchase from you because I already know that I will be more than satisfied.

  2. I hope I had something to do with this request 🙂 And I hope you get many many many yes votes!! I will be the first in line!

    • You were one of quite a few people asking about a sequel, but it was your post on my FB wall that made me think maybe it was time to consider it. Originally, I had planned to make it a trilogy with Mark and Lexie’s story being second and Sandy’s story being third. I liked the idea, but for the longest time, there just wasn’t an interest in it, so I had dropped it. Now that I know enough interest is there, I can justify writing it. 😀 So many thanks.

  3. Suddenly a Bride is the book my mom liked so much and wondered what happened to the sequel mentioned in the back. 🙂

    • When I made that book free, I revised it and took out the mention of a sequel. (It’s possible the new version wasn’t updated through the Smashwords channels until after the free version was already up. You know how the updating through the channels go. :D) I wonder how many people bought the book and didn’t read it until later. I’m guilty of buying books and letting them sit for months or even years before reading them.

  4. Rose Gordon says:

    Looks like your fans have spoken!

    Or are still speaking, I guess.

    Either way, I think you’ll make the right decision.

    • I’ll write the sequel and the third book that is supposed to complete the trilogy. I spent all weekend working on covers. It was fun but frustrating since pictures I thought would work didn’t once I got the man and woman together. I’m trying to stick with a similar format for the covers so people know it’s part of a series. Looking back, I wish I had done that from the beginning for my books. But back then, I kept thinking I’d run out of ideas and stop writing at some point. LOL

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