There is a lot going on, but it’s all good stuff. No one has to listen to me talk about septic problems today. 😉
I have been working on my publishing schedule, and this is where I am at…
Due out December 20, 2015!
My wonderful publisher, Parchment & Plume, is in the process of getting this up on pre-order. When it becomes available on pre-order, I’ll let you know.
Due out January 3, 2016!
Wagon Trail Bride (Pioneer Series: Book 1)
I’m so excited about Richard Larson’s book! It took me about three years to finally write this, but today I reached 44,000 words! That means I’m less than a month away from finishing the first draft.
Personally, this is one of my favorites of everything I’ve written. It’s a very emotional read. I’ve cried several times while writing it, but there is a happy ending. My publisher, Parchment & Plume, has agreed to put this on pre-order, too. I’ll announce when that is up.
In the meantime, I am working on character thoughts on this book for the book launch page I’m doing. Is there any Larson (Sally, Jenny, or Dave) that would you like to see chime in on this book? I already have Richard and Amanda saying something. I do have so Tom and Joel already saying what they think, but to be honest, Joel is a little self-centered and tends to pick on Tom…so he really doesn’t say a whole lot about Richard or Amanda.
This is already up for pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. It should be up on other sites soon.
To demonstrate what a book launch page looks like, I have two already made! (I’ll be working on book launch pages for the other books in this post as time permits.)
Due out January 9, 2016!
His Wicked Lady (Marriage by Arrangement: Book 1)
Here’s the book launch page for His Wicked Lady.
Now, I was wondering if anyone would like any other characters from any of my past Regencies to say something about this book. If so, please comment below, and I’ll see what I can come up with. (In case anyone is wondering, yes, this is the book where we find out who wrote the book Lord Edon’s been handing out since The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife.) 😉
Due out February 21, 2016!
The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Colorado Series: Book 1)
I also got a book launch page for The Convenient Mail Order Bride.
Since I’m introducing all new characters in this series, I don’t have any past characters to say something about it….unless you want me to have a character from another one of my books say something about this one. Also, if there’s anything else you’d like to see on the book launch page, or if there’s something specific you’d like me to mention the “About the Author” section, please comment below.
I’d like to make this a fun page to check out, so let me know if I can do anything to make it better.
This is cut out May 8, 2016!
Her Devilish Marquess (Marriage by Arrangement: Book 2)
COVER COMING SOON
(Stephannie Beman, my awesome cover artist, is working on it.)
This one features Dr. Westward (the gentleman most known for taking off his shirt at a ball and decrying the hypocrisy of the Ton). He made his debut appearance in The Earl’s Stolen Bride when he took care of Chloe’s younger brother.
This is already on pre-order at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. It should be up on Kobo soon.
This is due out June 5, 2016!
The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (Colorado Series: Book 2)
COVER COMING SOON
(Stephannie Beman is also working on this.)
This is the second book after The Convenient Mail Order Bride. The basic premise is that the woman who comes off the stagecoach isn’t the one who answered the hero’s ad, but neither one realize it until they’re already married. I don’t know if this will be a comedy or not, but it has the potential to be.
At the moment, I only see it showing up on iBooks and Smashwords. I need to tweak on the book description, but I probably won’t be able to do it until I start working on the book and have a better idea of what the characters want to do.
This is due out August, 2016!
The Marriage Agreement (Pioneer Series: Book 2)
I’m working with my publisher to get this one going. At the moment, I really don’t have anything to share about it except the month it’s due out.
This is due out September 4, 2016!
The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Colorado Series: Book 3)
COVER COMING SOON
(Yep, Stephanie’s working on this, too.)
This is third book in the Colorado Series, and it features an overweight (think hefty) hero who has some scars. Because of this, he is a recluse. I asked people over at Facebook if an imperfect hero would appeal to them, and I got enough interest where I decided it’d be worth writing. So thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts with me!
The bride who comes off the stagecoach was supposed to marry the hero in book 2. Since there’s no one else to marry, she marries this hero. (I’d like to think of this as a Beauty and the Beast type of book.)
At the moment, it’s only at iBooks and Smashwords. I think Barnes & Noble and Kobo won’t show a pre-order that is a year out. I want to say they’ll put the book up at nine months prior to release, but it might be six. I’m still learning how this stuff works.
This completes the entire list of books I have coming out next year.
About the series with Stephannie Beman
A side note: Some have asked about the series Stephannie Beman and I have been working on. While I was moving this summer, Stephannie had to deal with a death in the family and is still working some personal things out in her life. At this time, we have put our co-written projects on hold. In case anyone wondered about the books coming after The Stagecoach Bride, I wanted to address this while I was thinking about it. (It’s much easier to work on covers than to do a co-written project.)
Enchanted Galaxy Series due out in Novmeber
I do still have Enchanted Galaxy Series coming out in November. (The books are Royal Hearts, The Royal Pursuit, and Royal Heiress.) This turned into a romantic fantasy series instead of the fantasy romances I was planning on. The reason I’m not focusing in on those books is because I love romance a whole lot more. I mean, the fantasy is fun, but my heart is in romance. So I’d rather focus on those.
LOL. Your septic tank must be a distant cousin of mine. I think my first blog post in 2011 might have been about my cursed tank. 😀
Busy lady. You inspire me. 🙂
LOL My septic tank isn’t done bothering me yet. Now it’s the pipe from the septic to the house that is the issue. I have a feeling by the time I’m finally done fixing everything, I’ll be an expert on this subject. I was used to city sewer systems, so this is all new. I’m learning as I go. Aren’t the septic tanks a pain? I love where I live, but man, the tank is something that does bother me. I need to be able to go to the bathroom (preferably indoors), and I really want to use a washer and dishwasher. I might write about the historical US, but I don’t want to live there. 😀
LOL! Mine has been a pain in my neck for eight years. The house is located on a slight incline and there’s a corn field behind it. Every year when the guy harvests it, ALL of the runoff from rain and melting snow floods the side of my yard with the septic tank – and a really expensive raised drain field with a lift tank pump. We’ve gone through more pumps and floats than anyone should ever have to buy. I really miss city plumbing, but I don’t like city living.
Like you though, while westerns and other historical books and movies are great, I don’t want to live it. I love toilets that flush. 😀
I wish my life was predictable enough that I could say plan which book comes out when a year in advance. Well, maybe someday.
I think it’s easier once you get established and the whole thing becomes more of a “same old same old” situation. I wouldn’t have been comfortable doing this when I got started. It’s hard to know what the average writing speed is and how long it takes to edit with the first few books. It wasn’t until I had 20 out that I began to realize I had a pattern to how I work.
I hope I can get to 20! I’m struggling to get to 4 at the moment! LOL.