What I’m Working On

Where to start? There’s so much to include. I’ll try to make things brief so the post doesn’t get too long. ๐Ÿ˜€

Perfectly Matched will be out March 27

(Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series: Book 2)

This one is now up on pre-order on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Apple. Here’s the page where you can find it if you want to reserve your copy today: https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.com/chronological-order-of-my-books/my-historical-westerns/husbands-for-the-larson-sisters-series/perfectly-matched-husbands-for-the-larson-sisters-book-2/

As a quick reminder, this is Patricia Larson’s romance. She’s the second daughter of Tom and Jessica. This is a cute romantic comedy, and for those of you who prefer romances that contain little to no sex, this one has only kissing in it.

A Perilous Marriage

(Marriage by Necessity Series: Book 1)

I’m hoping to get this out on May 7, but I’m currently behind schedule, so I might have to push the date back. The good news is that I managed to get to 50,000 words before I was forced to take a week and a half off from writing. I suspect this book will be another 10,000 to 15,000 words before it’s done. As long as no other surprises come up, I should be able to get this out on time.

An Earl In Time

(standalone time travel romance with a fairytale feel to it)

I’m planning for this one to come out in July or September. I’m 54,000 words into this one, but it’s turning into a longer story than my usual 60,000-65,000 word count. I suspect we’re looking at 80,000 or so for this one. If I can’t get this out in July, I’d like to get Interview for a Wife out in July instead.

Interview for a Wife

(Nebraska Prairie Series: Book 3)

As a quick reminder since I only recently created the Nebraska Prairie Series, Books 1-2 used to be in anthologies I had under a publisher. I got the rights back to Books 1-2 last year, republished them, and decided to add Book 3 to the series.

The Purchased Bride was in the Bride by Arrangement anthology, and The Bride’s Choice was in the A Groom’s Promise anthology. If you have those anthologies, you already have these books.

I’ll post the anthology covers for quick reference and then post the new covers for the individual books.

Anthology covers:

bridebyarrangement  a groom's promise ebook cover

Individual books:

20200920_ThePurchasedBride  20200921_TheBridesChoice  20200917_interviewforawife3

I’m currently at 25,000 words in Interview for a Wife, and it’s looking like I’m about halfway into it. That’s why this one might come out before An Earl In Time.

Suitable for Marriage

(Husbands for the Larson Sisters Series: Book 3)

I’m hoping to get this out in November. I’ve gotten 9,000 words into it so far. This is Erin Larson’s romance. Erin is Tom and Jessica’s third daughter. At this point, it looks like it’ll be another cute romantic comedy, but we’ll see as the story progresses.

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I finally updated the old covers for the South Dakota Series. I’ve been itching to do this for years, but until recently, I didn’t find the right models I was looking for.

I have to give a shout-out to Book Brush for how easy they make creating book covers.

I’m not sure how many authors bother reading these posts about my works in progress, but Book Brush has a background remove feature that allows you to remove a white/gray background from a model so that only the model remains. It can take a long time to remove models from a background if you use a program like GIMP. I still use GIMP, but it’s for the small touches rather than the main cover itself. Anyway, Book Brush allows you to easily take the model and place it in any new background picture you want. The whole process takes less than five minutes once you figure it out. Book Brush also includes fonts for the text.

I typically buy model photos from Period Images since they have models in historical clothes and have a focus on romance. I use the background photos from Dreamstime.

With that aside, here are the old covers for the South Dakota Series:

loving eliza new ebook cover 3  bid for a bride  bride of second chances new ebook cover 3

(Some of you may remember this cover for Bride of Second Chances since it’s the original one:)

bride of second chances

And here are the new ones:

Loving Eliza new ebook cover  Bid for a Bride new ebook cover  Bride of Second Chances new ebook cover

If you see those covers change on your e-reading device, it’s because I changed them. I know this can be startling, and you end up wondering if this was a book you’ve already read. The same thing happens to me when an author updates their covers. The reason we update covers is to look more professional.

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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4 Responses to What I’m Working On

  1. JewelsBoutique says:

    I love all your books! Keep on writing them!

  2. Marcy says:

    OK Ruth, ys dun it to me again – Mentioned Eliza – NOW I gotta go read her AGAIN – LOL

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