First, before I say anything else, congratulations to Cathie who won the $30 gift card in my drawing to celebrate the release of A Bride for All Seasons. She received the Barnes and Noble e-gift card this morning and said she was headed to the store to go shopping for books tonight. How fun! And thanks to everyone who entered.
I’m past the halfway point in another historical romance novella (the last novella planned for a while; next up is a new historical romance series), and I’m having great fun with these two characters. Always a good thing for a writer, to enjoy spending time with her characters. Makes the hours of behind-in-the-chair much more enjoyable. It’s much too soon to give you any specifics about the story. I don’t like to talk much about a book too far out, and this one won’t release until June 2014.
My agent recently read my two upcoming novels and sent me an email about them that I read first thing this morning. Natasha and I have worked together for over two decades now, and one thing I knew from the very start, she doesn’t give praise lightly. So when it comes, it feels really, really good.
About Beloved (Sept 2013) she said:
I think it is the best book of that series, an emotionally powerful story indeed.
And about A Promise Kept (Jan 2014) she said:
I am in awe of your writing … once again [you poured] heart and soul onto the page in the “opening a vein” tradition. To say it is moving and inspiring is an understatement.
About Beloved because I love, love, love the story and characters. I moved away from the more rural setting of so many of my books and into the lives of the wealthy and privileged. My hero delivered a terrible blow to my heroine before the book opens and has a great deal to make up for. I could forgive Tyson but could Diana forgive him, too?
And about A Promise Kept because the story comes from a very personal place in my heart. Writing it was a good journey for me, and I hope the book will be a blessing to readers.
And now it is time to return to 1879 in Wyoming where one particular newspaper editor is developing an attraction to … Well, you’ll just have to wait.