Updates on What I’m Doing

Which Books Have A Crossover Into Other Series

I finally sat down and created a page on this blog that show which of my books correspond to other books I’ve done in other series.

Sometimes you’ll see a character who was a secondary character in one series become a main character in another series.  For example, Eva Connelly was a secondary character in Isaac’s Decision, which is in the Nebraska Series.  Later on, she was the heroine in Boaz’s Wager, which is in the Montana Series.  Another example, Eliza is a secondary character in His Redeeming Bride, which is in the Nebraska Series.  Later on, she became the heroine in Loving Eliza, which is a book in the South Dakota Series.

At other times, you’ll notice I will slip characters into a book so they have a brief encounter with other characters.  For example, toward the end of Brave Beginnings (which is part of the Native American Series), I brought in Ann and Todd Brothers from the standalone book Falling In Love With Her Husband.  Another example, in Bride of Second Chances (which is part of the South Dakota Series), Jeremy, the hero, briefly meets Dave Larson and his son, Jacob, at the mercantile.

So what I tried to do in the “Crossovers in My Romances” page on this blog was to tie in the overlap between different characters and the books/series they appear in.  Click here to go to the page.

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride will be out October 29!

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The Viscount’s Runaway Bride is Book 1 in the Marriage by Bargain Series.

Technically, this follows The Earl’s Wallflower Bride (which is Book 3 in the Marriage by Arrangement Series), but the way the characters are introduced in The Viscount’s Runaway Bride demand I make it the first book in a new series.

Anyway, this is probably the first book I’ve ever done where every character has serious flaws.  That’s not to say they don’t have their strengths.  They do.  But I have never noticed how flawed a character can really be.  I’ll probably discuss this more in detail in another post, but suffice it to say, all of the characters who will have a main role in the four books in this series have major flaws to overcome, and they won’t all overcome them in one book.  This will span the whole series.

This book is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.  You can add it to your library on Smashwords or check out the sample over there.

The Bargain Mail Order Bride Will Be Out January 7

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The Bargain Mail Order Bride is Book 4 in the Chance At Love Series.

(Book 1: The Convenient Mail Order Bride; Book 2: The Mistaken Mail Order Bride; Book 3: The Accidental Mail Order Bride)

I was hoping to have this out before January 7, but it’s not looking like I’ll be able to.  The main factor is all the holidays coming up.  We have Thanksgiving in late November.  Then there’s Christmas.  I don’t know the exact days Apple won’t be uploading any books to their iBookstore, but for the last couple of years, they have taken some days off.  This means I don’t have as much wiggle room to play with dates that I usually would.  I’ll have to get this uploaded right before Christmas, but I can’t guarantee it can go through all the channels before the 7th.

The good news is that I’m about halfway into the book.

I Have Groom For Hire Set for February 12

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Groom For Hire is Book 3 in the Pioneer Series.

(Book 1 is Wagon Trail Bride and Book 2 is The Marriage Agreement)

I still don’t have a pre-order page for this.  I’m currently halfway into this one, but The Bargain Mail Order Bride has taken center stage, so the word count is minimal at best.  I’ve had an issue with my eyes that have required me to take things slower.  It’s nothing serious.  It’s dry eye, and if I don’t make sure I have a regular sleeping schedule, if I spend too much time at the computer, or if the temperature drastically changes, it gets worse.  Recently, there was a sudden drop in temperature, and this is what triggered it.  Once the cooler weather settles in, things will get better.  Until then, I keep on pacing myself and taking frequent breaks in writing so I’m not spending too much time at the computer.

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On that note, I am working on a blog post that I hope to have out in a couple days on transforming a villain into a hero.  I was working on it when the kids interrupted me and I lost my train of thought.  Hopefully, I can get back into soon.  I was enjoying the post because the topic of turning a bad guy into a good one fascinates me.

Until next time, happy reading!

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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