Republishing an Old Book
Remember an anthology I was in years ago called Bride by Design? The novella I wrote was under my pen name, Barbara Joan Russell. This is the cover to help jog people’s memory.
Original Cover Under My Pen Name:
Okay, so Catherine Lynn (my friend and fellow author in that anthology) and I got our rights back from the publisher to take our books and republish them. I decided to publish my story under my real name because I use Barbara Joan Russell for YA Fiction these days.
A Tale of Two Sisters
Our stories do slightly overlap. I wrote one sister’s story, and Catherine wrote the other sister’s story. One of the questions I get most is, are there any books featuring a secondary character in your story? So I want to give everyone’s that heads up. I wrote Colleen O’Hara’s story in Online Proposal. Catherine Lynn wrote Maggie O’Hara’s story in Tristan’s Redemption.
Chronological Order of the Stories
Online Proposal comes first. Tristan’s Redemption comes second. Both of these are contemporary romances that have no sex in them.
Online Proposal is mean to be a cute and fun afternoon read. There’s some humor in it. And as I mentioned earlier, there’s no sexual situations in it. (As you know, I tend to add spice in my books. So this is one of those rare stories where I don’t do that.)
Please note: I was able to make this free on every retailer but Amazon. Amazon won’t let me go under $0.99. It might be at some point they’ll make it free, but right now, they won’t. So please go to the other retailers I’m linking to if you want this for free.
Tristan’s Redemption comes next in the duet. This one is by Catherine Lynn.
This is a heartwarming and sweet story about Maggie who is drawn to a homeless man who’d given up on life. If you like the kind of feel of the Little House on the Prairie or Touched by An Angel TV shows, you’ll like this one.
More Boxed Sets are Up
Once in a blue moon, people will ask me about boxed sets, so I’ve been slowly adding them. I have four to mention at the moment.
I believe I already mentioned the Marriage by Scandal Boxed Set, but just in case I haven’t here it is. This is already available.
The Marriage by Deceit Boxed Set is available right now, too.
The Marriage by Arrangement Boxed Set is on Pre-Order. It’ll be out on May 17.
The Marriage by Bargain Boxed Set is on Pre-Order. It’ll be out on June 7.
I’m still working on the three books I started in mid-March. It’s been slow going because all the kids are home with the schools closing for the rest of the school year. I had to give up on trying to help the deaf one during the weekdays. There simply is not enough time in the day to do it all, so I devote the weekends to seeing about getting him caught up with his schooling. Weekdays had to go back to homeschooling the one and catching up on my writing since that’s how I make money. Authors only make money when they publish books, and they can’t publish books unless they write them. So like any other parent who is working and trying to meet the demands of long-distance learning, I do what I can.
The Rancher’s Bride is still in edits, but it is set for a late June release.
This is Book 2 in the Wyoming Series.
I’m in Chapter 6 on Nobody’s Fool.
This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Design Series.
This is a cute romantic comedy about a lady who is desperately looking for ways to dissuade her new husband from falling in love with her. The hero is incredibly geeky but also very sweet, so it’ll be fun to see at what point she’ll change her mind. (It’s a romance. We all know she’ll end up falling in love with him. The fun is finding out “how”.)
I just started Chapter 7 in A Deceptive Wager.
This is Book 3 in the Marriage by Design Series. (This is the last book in the series.)
I wasn’t sure what direction this book would take when I started it, but it’s turned into a funny battle of wills between a headstrong gentleman and an equally headstrong lady who have been forced to marry. For those who like strong heroines who won’t let a gentleman walk all over her, this will be a good one.
I’m in Chapter 10 in The Fugitive’s Bride.
This is Book 3 in the Wyoming Series. (This is the last book in the series.)
It has been really fun to finally see the characters find their happily-ever-afters after all these years. My heartfelt gratitude goes to Stephannie Beman for allowing me to complete the series. This is one of my favorite series of all the books I’ve done. A lot of moments have made me cry because the topics presented have been serious ones, but there’s been sprinkling of humor as well. (We all need some comic relief in order to keep things from getting too grim.) But this series is one that really comes from the heart, and I believe it represents my best work. But I want to give credit where credit is due, and Stephannie set the foundation with the characters and the main theme of the overall series, which is to rescue a vulnerable child and eventually get the ranch back.
For people who like romances like Brave Beginnings, Loving Eliza, Bid for a Bride, Eye of the Beholder, and His Redeeming Bride, the Wyoming Series books have a similar range of depth and emotions embedded in them.