1. I got Nobody’s Fool up on pre-order last week
The editor got this back sooner than I expected, so I was able to set the pre-order date for October 17.
This is a cute romantic comedy. It takes a fun look at one wife’s dream of discouraging her husband from falling in love with her.
You can reserve your copy today if you wish at these retailers. (I’ll be getting it up on Google Play soon.)
Here are the links to the pre-order:
2. I finished the first draft of A Deceptive Wager two weeks ago.
My goal is to start on the edits in the next week or two.
This is a battle of wills romance where the two main characters don’t like each other at first. It’s an “enemies to lovers” type of romance. There are a lot of humorous moments, but I don’t know if I can classify this as a romantic comedy like I can with Nobody’s Fool. Nobody’s Fool was funny the entire way through. This book has some more serious moments because the hero has a lot of trust issues since his mother took lovers and had illegitimate children she cared more about then she cared about him. After giving it a fresh read through, I hope to be able to better pin this one down. It’s not dark or anything. It’s just more serious, kind of like The Earl’s Scandalous Wife or The Earl’s Wallflower Bride.
This is the last book in the Marriage by Design Series.
Here are all of the books:
3. I uploaded The Wedding Pact audiobook.
It’s going to take time to get up on all of the retailers, but so far, here are some links that Findaway Voices have put them up to.
This audiobook will be up on more retailers soon.
4. I’ve been listening to audio files for the rest of the books in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. Soon the entire series will be available as audiobooks.
It takes me a while to go through these. I don’t want to rush through the process. But soon, I’ll be getting Fairest of Them All and The Duke’s Secluded Bride uploaded. All of these are narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. I haven’t been able to make the audiobook covers yet, but here are the paperback ones for quick reference. It always helps me to see the book cover to remember what book an author is talking about. 😀
5. I am trying my hand at narrating my own audiobook.
And this is my first victim…I mean book. 😉
My sister listened to my first attempt with chapter 1, and she said, “You might be better off giving this to someone else”, but I like the idea of doing this myself. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? And while I realize I’ll be rough around the edges, perhaps I might get better with time. The only way to find out is by doing it. I have over 100 books out now (almost 90 of which are romance). I figured it’d be more effective to do some of these books myself.
I chose Meant To Be because I really enjoy it. I published this in 2009, and even after all this time, this is one of my favorites.
Here is the original cover:
I updated the cover to give it a more professional look.
Meant to Be is a cute time travel romantic comedy. The hero and heroine are forced from the present day into the past, and they have no idea how they got there. Their goal is to either make it back to the future or to figure out a way to adjust to a time period that is foreign to them.
I will be the first to admit that my voice isn’t up to the standards of Stevie Zimmerman or Shonda Bourn (two narrators I’m working with on other projects), but I like the idea of having full control of the process on some of my books. So I’m going to do it.
This is one of my passion projects, and I’m working on creating the first draft audio files this week. I heard the edits on these files can take quite a while. My goal isn’t to make money. It’s simply to have a good time and learn how to create an audiobook. I started writing because it was fun. I’m doing this for the same reason.