Updates

I figured I should do an updates post since a lot is going on. 🙂 It’s nice to have my energy back for writing. Giving up the “writing to market” thing was the best thing I did in a long time.

The Perfect Duke’s release date is July 21!

The Perfect Duke Ebook Cover

I finally got it up all the retailers, including Google Play. I’ve never done a pre-order on Google Play before, so I’m hoping it’ll work like it does on the other retailers. I’ll speak more about this book in another post, so I’ll give the links on where you can find it.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

Smashwords

I have more books up on Google Play!

The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Marriage by Bargain: Book 1)

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Google Play link

The Rake’s Vow (Marriage by Bargain: Book 2)

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Google Play link

Taming The Viscountess (Marriage by Bargain: Book 3)

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Google Play link

If It Takes A Scandal (Marriage by Bargain: Book 4)

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Google Play link

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His Wicked Lady (Marriage by Arrangement: Book 1)

His Wicked Lady ebook cover

Google Play link

Her Devilish Marquess (Marriage by Arrangement: Book 2)

Her Devilish Marquess ebook cover

Google Play link

The Earl’s Wallflower Bride (Marriage by Arrangement: Book 3)

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Google Play link

Over the next few days, I’m working on the Marriage by Scandal Series.

Now for Books I’m Currently Working On…

The Perfect Wife is with my awesome editing team!

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Reserve your copy today!

When I get it uploaded to the retailers, I’ll post the official release date soon. Right now, it’s in the final stages of being polished up.

I’m around the halfway point at this point for this book:

One Enchanted Evening ebook cover

Reserve your copy today!

We’re at the point in this story where things are starting to get really good. Our heroine thinks the worst is behind her, but her past is about to catch up with her. Don’t worry. There is a happily ever after ending for her, so all the pain I’m about to put her through will be worked out for the best. I find the more a character has to struggle during the course of the story, the better it feels when they have their happy ending. Maybe that’s just me, but the stories I enjoy most are the ones that go through a huge range of emotions. And sometimes the darker a story gets, the brighter the outcome is.

That all being said, I also love writing comedy which is fun and light, and the next book is a good example of one of those:

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I just started chapter two, so there’s a long way to go, but I’m looking forward to joining Annabelle and Ben as Ben disguises himself as a woman in order to be-friend Annabelle and find out what she wants so that he can win her heart.

This will also be a romantic comedy:

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I’m also starting chapter two in this one. I already brought Lord Toplyn (aka Logan) from Ruined by the Earl into the story, and I gave an update on his wife and children. That was fun, and I think those of you who’ve been with me all this time will enjoy it.

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I’m going to end this post here since it’s getting long. I just remembered that I didn’t make a July post for my newsletter blog yet. I’m not sure I’ll get to that today. I’ll probably have to wait until tomorrow. I have the four kiddos at home with me for summer, so it’s been a lot of interruptions around here. Believe it or not, I started this post this morning around 10am. Now it’s after 3pm. Time flies when you’re having fun. 🙂

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Some Books Now Up on Google Play

I’m slowly working my way through adding more books to Google Play. I decided to start with the newer books since those require less formatting and will be quicker to get up. If you happen to read books on Google, here are the books with the links!

The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate: Book 1)

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Google Play link

Married In Haste (Marriage by Fate: Book 2)

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Google Play link

Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate: Book 3)

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Google Play link

The Perfect Duke (Marriage by Fate: Book 4) – on Pre-Order

The Perfect Duke Ebook Cover

Google Play link

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The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 1)

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Google Play link

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The Bride Price (Misled Mail Order Brides Series: Book 1)

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Google Play link

The Rejected Groom (Misled Mail Order Brides Series: Book 2)

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Google Play link

Please Note: I will be getting The Perfect Wife (Book 3) up soon for pre-order.

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The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 1)

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Google Play link

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 2)

The Mistaken Mail Order Bride

Google Play link

The Accidental Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 3)

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Google Play link

The Bargain Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Series: Book 4)

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Google Play link

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His Convenient Wife

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Google Play link (mentioning this in case you didn’t see it in my last post)

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I’ve already had books up there via Parchment & Plume, LLC (a wonderful publisher I use from time to time). In case you haven’t seen these over there, I’m going to link to them while I’m thinking about it.

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Bride by Arrangement (anthology with Janet Syas Nitsick)

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Google Play link

A Groom’s Promise (anthology with Janet Syas Nitsick)

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Google Play link

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Bride by Design (under pen name Barbara Joan Russell; an anthology with Catherine Lynn)

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Google Play link

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Wagon Trail Bride (Pioneer Series: Book 1)

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Google Play link

The Marriage Agreement (Pioneer Series: Book 2)

The Marriage Agreement ebook cover

Google Play link

Groom For Hire (Pioneer Series: Book 3)

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Google Play link

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Mitch’s Win (Montana Collection: Book 1)

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Google Play link

Boaz’s Wager (Montana Collection: Book 2)

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Google Play link

Patty’s Gamble (Montana Collection: Book 3)

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Google Play link

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That’s all I have up right now. I’ll keep adding books over the next few weeks. My average is 1-2 books a day. When I get to my older stuff, I might end up doing 1 book every other day due to having to reformat them.

 

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More Updates

I’m so excited! I have a lot of fun things I’m working on, and I’m having a hard time focusing on just one thing. You guys know me. I write more than one book at a time. Since finding my passion again, I found I needed to expand. I’m doing this by lowering my word count for each book on my writing days.

A quick tangent about how I write more than one book at a time:

People have asked me how I can do this. I don’t know. I guess it’s a byproduct of multi-tasking for years. I started seriously writing when my kids were still in diapers, and I have four kids all about a year or a year and a half apart. I could never sit down and write for any one long length of time. Writing has been broken up into 15-30 minute bulks. I still write this way even though my youngest is now going to be in the 7th grade and my oldest will be in the 10th grade. During the school year, I still stop every 15 or 30 minutes and do something else. It has become a way of life for me to work this way.

Anyway, because I take these kinds of breaks, I use those as transition periods from one book to another. I aim for 250 words for each 15 minute blocks of time I write. If my goal is 1000 words in one book, I’ll lump two of the 15 minute blocks together. So after 30 minutes, I’ll do something short like get more tea or go to the bathroom. After the second 30 minute block, I’ll do a longer chore, like laundry, dishes, the floors, etc. The longer break helps to transition my mind to another story.

And I just recycle this until I get between 3,000 to 3,500 words done for the day. Sometimes I get more done, sometimes less. But the average is in that range, and I do this five days a week.

It also helps that I work on different series at a time. I find doing so helps me stay creative and fresh. I could not work in only one genre at a time. I would get bored. Also, I can’t work on Book 1, 2, and 3 in one series at the same time. What happens in Book 1 will impact Book 2, etc. Being a panster, it’s impossible for me to tell what will happen from one chapter to the next. There’s no way I could tell what Book 2 is going to look like until I end Book 1.

As a side note: on my non-writing/editing days, I try to catch up on emails and such. I don’t write or edit anything.

Now, I don’t write on days I edit. If I edit, I only edit. And I do between 4-5 chapters on an editing day. I have found that editing breaks my creative flow.

Back to what I’m doing now:

I just finished the initial edits of The Perfect Wife!

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And I just sent it off to my wonderful editing team! I struggled a lot with how to end this one. The main story between the couple is resolved, but I had to get an “in” to the next book in this series. That was wrapped up within a subplot I had running through this book. I did add an epilogue to help tie things up nicely, but be warned this one ends with a heavy teaser for the next book (The Imperfect Husband). I don’t usually do something like that, but it’s what the characters finally settled on after a month of stalling out.

I’ve gotten most of the edits back from The Perfect Duke, so I’ll work on that this weekend. 

The Perfect Duke Ebook Cover

I’m waiting for the book description and remaining edits to come in before I upload it to Amazon. It’s already on places like Kobo, iBooks, and B&N in pre-order. I’ll set a definite release date at that time.

I’ll continue working on these books starting next week:

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and

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and (very loosely)

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If I run out of time, this is the book that gets dropped for the day.

Here’s what I’ll start this week:

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This is Annabelle Larson’s romance, and I expect this one to be a lot of fun since it’ll be a comedy. The last two chapters of The Perfect Wife was a blast. I expect this book will be just as funny.

I didn’t announce it earlier, but I have started Shane’s Deal.

(I’m currently revamping the covers in the Montana Collection, so the cover reveal will wait. I’m putting this one with my publisher.) I’m aiming for this to be a novella, but we’ll see. I’m also taking my time on this one. I have the first chapter done or almost done. 

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Non-writing related news:

Google Play

I finally bit the bullet and got a Google Play account. My publisher already had one and was putting the books I had with them on there for me. But as for the books I’ve done myself, I haven’t put them up. I was hoping Smashwords or Draft 2 Digital would start offering distribution to them, but that hasn’t happened. So I finally got an account set up. I am waiting for some tax information to be verified. In the meantime, I have put up this book in order to test the waters over there:

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Here’s the Google Play link.

I picked an older book because if something goes wrong, it won’t be a heartache to anyone if I have to remove it.

I have a backlist of about sixty romances to put up there. If things go smoothly, I will put them up. But I’m not going to do this all at once. It’ll drive me crazy. I’m only one person. I don’t have an assistant. (Can’t afford one.) So it’s all up to me to get this stuff done. So be patient with me as I do this.

Also, if you are on Bookbub:

I have a profile over there if you want to follow me. They will send out an email when I have a new book out. If you don’t want to be on my email list and you want an easy way to know if I have a new book out, this would be a good place to follow me.

Here’s the link if you’re interested.

I think that’s all the updates I have for now. Have a great weekend, everyone! I’ll be answering comments from the pervious blog post in a day or two.

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