Stuff I’m Working On

Quick Note about Google Play

First of all, I got over half of my books up on Google Play now. I have about 20 more to put up there. So things are moving along. I hope to add the Google Play links to the books on my pages where I list out the books by series. For example, here is the page for the Chance at Love Series. Under each book, I list out the retailers and link to them.

Where to Find A Quick Link to All of My Books

You can find all of my books by going directly to the  “My Books” tab at the top of this blog. (It’s under the blog header that has my name and the images of the bride and groom.) If you click on the series you’re interested in, it should take you directly to those books in that series, and the links to those books will be there.

I currently have 80 individual books and two boxed sets completed. Five other books are in pre-order status. (I have a couple of shorts that I didn’t bother linking to. There are seven of those.) If you want the complete list of everything, here’s the link.

This is why I don’t lump all of my books with their links together on one page. It would be too messy. I find it easier to divide them up according to genre and then series, even if there is some overlap between the characters and the series they show up in. I don’t know if it drives people crazy that I’ll bring a character into a different series, but I love doing things this way because I’ll never ever have to say good-bye to them. I get to continue on with their happy endings.

Now for stuff I’m writing…

As of yesterday, I have returned to writing. I had been working on the preliminary edits for One Enchanted Evening before sending it out to my wonderful editing team. I have set the release date for January 6 on that book. I’m planning to dedicate December to doing my publisher duties. Until then, I’m strictly writing, with a little bit of the publishing side since I will be sending out finished stories to my editing team.

The Imperfect Husband is about 1/4 of the way done.

This is Book 4 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (It will complete the series.)

The Imperfect Husband ebook cover 6

I just hit Chapter 7 in this one. I’m at the point where Ben is about to meet Annabelle disguised as a woman. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I came up with the main plot for this book. I know I’ve done a woman-dressed-as-a-man book. It played a prominent theme in An Unlikely Place for Love and a minor one in Isaac’s Decision, but I have never had a man disguise himself as a woman. I’ve been wanting to do this setup since I wrote An Unlikely Place for Love in 2008. Sometimes ideas take years (in this case, a decade) to come to fruition. I just need to find the right characters and the right setup to fit it into the plot.

For anyone who is wondering, The stuff with Mark’s lie that he told in The Rejected Groom (Book 2) will finally be resolved in this book. I wasn’t able to resolve it in The Perfect Wife (Book 3) because the dynamics between Mark and Tony just didn’t align right. With Annabelle being the little sister they are both interested in protecting, I can finally address that here. So hang tight. The entire series hasn’t been finished yet. Sometimes it takes a good portion of a series to resolve an issue. This is one such case. One reason I love series is because they allow for character development.

Shane’s Deal is about 1/4 of the way done, too.

This is Book 4 in the Montana Collection. (It will complete the series.)

Shane's Deal new ebook cover

Sometimes it takes me years to get to a book I want to write featuring certain characters. This was one of those books. I don’t want to rush any character into a story until that story is ready. I have a few characters I want to write about in the future, but I’m not going to do that until the time is right. Otherwise, the story is going to come off as forced and bland. I’ve started a couple of these, and I had to quit them. If I can’t get excited about the story, then it’s not worth finishing.

I’m really enjoying this story. I started it with the idea it was going to be a 25,000 or 30,000. Well, I just hit 18,700 today, and there’s plenty more to go. These characters have more to their story than a quick read. They have another 30,000 to 40,000 words to go. When the story is done, the characters will let me know, but I can feel this is at least a 50,000 word book.

Kidnapping the Viscount is still in the beginning stages.

This is Book 5 in the Marriage by Fate Series. (It will complete the series.)

Kidnapping the Viscount Ebook Cover

I’m going to wrap things up with the subplot I’ve had going about Lady Eloise and the group (Ladies of Grace). The overall subplot has been the destruction of Lady Eloise. Earlier on, I had intended for Ladies of Grace to fall apart, but then I liked some of the other members of the group (like Miss Webb) and decided to get the group back into good standing. All I need to do a this point is to show how the members of the group override Miss Wilmington’s influence.

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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3 Responses to Stuff I’m Working On

  1. Honestly, I had no idea you had that many books. I knew it was a lot, but 80??? Just wow!

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