As of today (June 5), I am almost done with the first draft of The Fugitive’s Bride, but I am only halfway (or about 60%) done with Nobody’s Fool. I don’t want to rush any book to get it out by a certain deadline. I was originally going to have Nobody’s Fool out in August. I’m going to switch Nobody’s Fool to October.
I want to make my books worth it to those of you who read them. I’d rather switch the books around in order to make them the best stories I can. More people are interested in the Regencies, which is why I was trying to finish Nobody’s Fool first, but The Fugitive’s Bride is pretty much writing itself, and because of that, the progress in the book has been faster.
So The Fugitive’s Bride is now scheduled for August 29.
I’m moving Nobody’s Fool to October 17.
Also, in my other post, I mentioned not doing any more “clean and sweet” romance covers. Well, I forgot all about my Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series. I love the cover for Nelly’s Mail Order Husband, and I don’t want to change it. So this series will say “no sex” on the cover, but be warned, sex will occur on the pages. After this series, though, I will do a better job of branding my work to help avoid confusion.
The cover for Perfectly Matched (Book 2 in Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series) is equally beautiful. I just got it a week or two ago. This is going to be Patricia’s book, and I plan to start it when I finish The Fugitive’s Bride.
This is also going to feature Val’s best friend in Nelly’s Mail Order Husband. Jim ran off before he had to marry Carla. I never got to reveal that at the end of Nelly’s Mail Order Husband, but in the first chapter of this book, he shows up on Val’s doorstep, expecting to marry one of Nelly’s “rich” sisters. Remember in Nelly’s Mail Order Husband, Val was too embarrassed to tell Jim what really happened to him out in Nebraska. I’m hoping that this will be a romantic comedy.