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A Thursday Update

1. His Brother’s Bride is done. Kind of.Ā 

I think I’d mentioned I’d finished writing it, and I have. I’ve also done my first round of edits, and passed it onto the editor. I did have an idea or two that I’ll have to change, but otherwise, it is coming along very nicely and will be available in the first half of April.

2. His Contract Bride is now officially an audiobook.

Unfortunately, it’s been “pending” for almost two weeks now. said it could take two to three weeks for it to be on sale, so hopefully next week it will be available for download.

3. What’s next?

Since finishing His Brother’s Bride, I’ve been finding myself devoted to several older projects–rereading this, looking at that, opening all the “starts” that I have for different books, etc. I have three other series, two that will have three books, and one that will just have two (so far), plus at least four or five other “standalones” or books that *could* be grouped with a series that already exists. While I’d like to tie up any loose ends such as with Gabriel, Marjorie, Lucy, Elizabeth, Henrietta and Olivia. I think it’s past time I honor my promise of the Officer Series and that’s where I’ll head to first. I have approximately 18,000 words completed on The Officer and the Bostoner, which thrills me to no end since I didn’t think I had that much done. Yesterday I read over what I had written on it for the first time in a year and was gravely disappointed when it came to an abrupt end!

While spending time rereading older works, I realized that some of my earlier books and ideas were just good, old-fashioned love stories: no dark secrets, no haunting pasts, no crippling fears, just two people who fall in love, and I do believe that’s what will come of The Officer and the Bostoner. Nothing more than a happy, comical love story.

Since it’s been about a year since I’ve said anything about this book, I’ll post a copy of the cover just to remind you (and me) what it looks like.


17 thoughts on “A Thursday Update”

  1. I’m very excited that you are going to the officer series next.the descriptions you had of them have had me wanting to read them since you originally posted them. Looking forward to Brother and finding out who are mysterious heroin is.

    1. I shall never tell!

      Well, I guess, I won’t, but you can read about her in about 2-3 weeks.

      The Officer series is coming along GREAT. I got 4,000 words in yesterday.

  2. Sometimes a fun and comical romance is perfect. šŸ˜€

    It’s awesome that when you read through it, you were left wanting more. That’s a sign the story’s worth writing.

    Did you decide to go with a male or female voice for your audiobook? You probably posted, but I missed it.

    1. Exactly. (On both points) Just light and fluffy (and fun, of course).

      I went with a female voice. I sent out a few samples to some friends and they all preferred the female voice.

  3. Hi Rose, congrats on completing His Brother’s Bride! And I cannot wait to purchase your audiobook! It will be my first audiobook purchase.

    1. Thank you! I honestly don’t have any audiobooks, either…

      The narrator was kind enough to send me a copy of the finished book of Contract, but other than that, I don’t have any audiobooks.

    1. I have been EXTREMELY busy, but it’s good to be busy.

      I, too, hate to say goodbye to characters. When I finished my first book, I thought I might cry because it was done. Their story was done. It felt like my friends were gone. A few weeks later when I started editing, I feared I might cry again…but not because I was missing them, but good grief, editing is difficult and time consuming. LOL

  4. So glad you are staying with the love and humor angle – it’s the Rose Gordon magic formula that keeps us coming back for more!

    1. Thanks, Linda! Sure, I like the secrets or hard past, it makes it interesting, but sometimes all you really need is just a straight forward love story with not a lot of extra baggage.

  5. Good old-fashioned love stories are great for beach reading while on vacation. I plan on taking some of your books and some of Ruth Ann Nordin’s books with me on vacation this year. šŸ™‚

    1. So am I…

      I’ve started it, but the prologue is about all I have so far. That, and an outline. It’s not on the top of my list, unfortunately. I’d promised some other books so I need to do those first. But I love both Gabriel and Marjorie and cannot wait to see what will happen with them.

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