Want to know where I’m at in writing each book? This page is updated a couple times a week, so you can keep track of how much further I have to go in writing these books. 😀
Kidnapping the Viscount
(Marriage by Fate: Book 5)
Coming May 18!
Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she’s determined to get him back.
Quint Nelson, Viscount Powell, has one simple rule: never take back a lady once she breaks your heart. Yes, he loved Miss Duff. He loved her so much he proposed to her. Even now, he still loves her. But he’s been burned once, and he’s not about to be burned again. It wasn’t his fault his title wasn’t good enough for her. If she wants a gentleman with a more prestigious title, she can go find one.
If there’s one thing Heather regrets, it’s that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do. Well, she’s not going to make that mistake again. From now on, she’s going to follow her heart, regardless of the consequences. And despite what Lord Powell thinks, she’s not about to hurt him a second time. She’s in this for keeps, and she’s going to prove it, even if it’ll require extreme measures to do so.
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The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3)
Miss Ophelia Crowe has lived a life where everything has been managed for her. From what she could wear to what activities she could do, each and every day has been carefully structured for her. Her parents had been wealthy, but they had died early in her life, leaving her in the care of a guardian she’s never met.
On her 21st birthday, her guardian comes to pay her a visit. The kind benefactor she had expected turns out to be anything but how she’d imagined, and he insists on marrying her, she runs away from the only home she’s ever known.
Vicar Julian Roskin has led a quiet life. Still young and inexperienced, he is content to manage a small parish. Then, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep in need of his protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.
Reason tells him not to do it, but her sweet and gentle spirit prompt him to agree to take her as his wife. What he doesn’t realize is that the very thing that compelled her to seek his protection is the very thing that could kill him.
Progress: 71,180 out of 70,000 words
First Draft Done!
Nelly’s Mail Order Husband (Husbands for the Larson Sisters: Book 1)
Nelly Larson grew up on a farm, and she loves everything about it. From the moment she wakes up to when she goes to sleep, she enjoys getting her hands dirty, whether it’s taking care of crops or animals. She loves the life so much, in fact, that she got her own homestead. She keeps so busy that she doesn’t have the time or the desire for a husband. She’s just fine being on her own, and no one is going to change her mind. Her sisters can’t believe Nelly will truly be happy if she doesn’t get married, so they take matters into their own hands and answer a mail-order husband ad on Nelly’s behalf.
Valentine Jefferson has been used to a life of comfort and luxury for his entire life. Then, all at once, he is a pauper. The only recourse he has is to find a wealthy heiress. He posts an ad searching for a suitable woman. Of the replies he gets, the one from a young woman who owns acres of land and manages her own homestead sounds the most appealing. While he has no idea what a homestead is, it’s apparent she runs her own business, and being a landowner must mean she has lots of money. So he runs off to Omaha to marry her.
When he finally meets Nelly, both of them are in for a big shock. While the last thing Nelly wants to do is hand over the running of her homestead to a man, he balks at the idea of doing chores on a farm.
In this romantic comedy, both might initially be in for a rude awakening, but it’s a romance so the happy ending is a guarantee…along with some laughter along the way.
Progress: 64,368 out of 65,000 words
First Draft Done!
(Dave and Mary Larson’s Third Romance Story)
Cover coming soon
This is Dave and Mary Larson’s third romance. Romance doesn’t have to end just because you get married and have children. In Eye of the Beholder, their marriage borne of practicality led to love. In To Have and To Hold, Mary had to learn to let go of her past once and for all. Now, in Forever Yours, both will learn that a trial can solidify a union when two people are committed to their marriage.
In this book, Dave suffers from a fall from a horse and is confined to the indoors. This will be difficult for him since he’s used to being outside all the time. At one point, he’s going to go out during a storm to protect the animals, and this is where he gets sick. Up to now, Dave has always been the strong one.
I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if Mary gets to be the strong one for a change. We all have our moments where we face insecurities and fears. I had thought, “What if Dave had to face those things? What would happen?” So that’s what the basis of this book will be like.
Progress: 48,470 out of 50,000 words
First Draft Done!
Fairest of Them All (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 4)
Coming August or September!
Evander Meyrick, the Duke of Sutherton, has lived the past thirteen years under a curse. He didn’t know just how bad the curse was until every lady he’s married died within a year of their wedding date. Now he has a step-daughter who is ready for her first Season, and he longs to give her a normal life, which is something he could never have. Since he’s unable to leave the confines of his townhouse, he sends out a proposal to any available lady who’ll marry him. In return for taking the risk of being his wife, he’ll see to it that her family is financially secure.
After having three failed Seasons and learning her family is bankrupt, Miss Viola Keane takes the Duke of Sutherton up on his offer. Yes, it’s strange that he requires her to only be in his presence when it’s completely dark in the room, but she promises to abide by his rules. As she gets to know him, she grows more and more intrigued with him. Though he lives the life of a hermit in his attic, he’s incredibly tender and sweet, and something about him stirs feelings in her that she never expected a spinster to have.
But this curse he believes he’s under is keeping her from truly being his wife. In order to have the marriage she longs for, she might have to defy the curse by doing the one thing she’s been forbidden to do: look at his face.
Progress: 80,101 out of 80,000 words