I promised you further news…and here it is, better late than never. On March 26, I signed a contract for the First Loves Forever Romance Collection, a compilation of nine historical romance novellas where first love is rekindled. My story, Heartfelt Echoes, brings back characters from one of my earlier novellas, Mountain Echoes, (found in The Courageous Brides Collection). If you’ve read the earlier story, you will remember Travis, and perhaps you’ll remember the young woman, Millie, who Travis met and fell in love with in the final chapter of the story. Heartfelt Echoes brings the two back twelve years later. If you haven’t read the earlier story, you might be interested to know that both Travis and Millie are deaf. (Talk about a challenge–I never realized how often I layer in sounds as I put words on the page!)
I’m in the beginning stages of writing this novella, and already, I love it. It’s got excitement, intrigue, and a happily-ever-after ending I can’t wait to write. Hope you’ll look for the First Loves Forever Romance Collection. It releases April 1, 2018. Of course, be watching the Heroes, Heroines, and History blog for giveaways of this and other collections I’m involved in as we draw near to each release date! I blog there on the 25th of each month, and I have some just-released or just-about-to-release collections I’ll be giving away!
Thank you all for reading! Have a great weekend.
Hi all, just wanted to let you all know that one of my co-authors, Johnnie Alexander, has put together a nice giveaway of the Courageous Brides Collection over on Goodreads. She took the time to get most of the authors in the collection to autograph a single copy, so the winner will get a multi-autographed book! Head on over to check it out.
So it seems like there’s been some fun news to share lately–new contracts, cover reveals, bestseller placements, and now…A CONTEST WIN! I got the news yesterday that one of my unpublished stories, To Prove Her Worth, is the winner of the 2016 Olympia Contest put on by Clash Of The Titles!
To Prove Her Worth is the first story in a proposed 3-in-1 novella collection titled Proving Up. Here’s a brief description of the novella collection:
A murder spree spanning five years and several western territories reunites three orphaned siblings who were adopted to different families fifteen years earlier. But when one sibling is accused of the murders, they must fight for their newfound family—and their respective loves.
And here is a description of the winning story, To Prove Her Worth:
Pinkerton agents Callie Wilson and Joe Trenamen head to Cambria Springs, Colorado, to investigate the latest in a series of unusual murders. Working in close proximity, romance blooms between the two. However, when a ghost from Callie’s childhood appears, their investigation takes an unexpected turn. Callie is forced to choose between the future she’s always dreamed of and a past she’s never forgotten.
My agent and I are working hard to get this and other stories published, so keep watching for further news!
I am thrilled to announce that The Courageous Brides Collection placed at #16 on the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA) Bestseller List for fiction during the month of September. Thank you, Readers!!! It’s because of you!
After checking with my publisher that I have permission to share, here is the cover of my July 1, 2017 release–Of Rags And Riches Romance Collection! Isn’t it beautiful? Barbour does a fantastic job with their covers, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this one turned out.
So…I have been busy writing away on my Secret Admirer Romance Collection story (see that news from my earlier May posting!) and haven’t taken the time to share some long-overdue news. I have yet another contract to report. Barbour Publishing has contracted my story Union Pacific Princess to be included in their upcoming July 2017 release of the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection–Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age. I could not be more pleased! I started this story years ago and, due to various circumstances, never completed it, so it will be wonderful to see the story through to the end. The setting is the hell-on-wheels rail town of Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Congrats to all my collection mates: Gabrielle Meyer, Erica Vetch, Michelle Griep, Susanne Dietze, Anne Love, Natalie Monk, Jaime Jo Wright, and Kathleen Y’Barbo. I am proud to be counted among you gifted gals in this collection!
Look for Of Rags And Riches Romance Collection in a store near you on July 1, 2017.
My co-authors and I on The Courageous Brides Collection are giving away a loaded Kindle Fire, which will include not only the Courageous Brides Collection, but many other titles by the authors from the collection. Please follow the Rafflecopter prompts below to enter! And good luck!
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