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Her Secondhand Groom Now on Audio!

I’m not sure I’ve ever had an audiobook take such a short time between my approval and delivery to the storefront! Nonetheless, Her Secondhand Groom is now available!

Her Secondhand Groom audio

This audiobook can be found for immediate download at the following:

Amazon   Audible.com   iBooks

(A five minute sample is available on each of those sites as well.)

What he wanted was a plain and meek wife to take care of his children and stay out of his bedroom. What he got was a fiery temptress who, despite her plain appearance, was far more desirable than he could handle.

Patrick Ramsey, Viscount Drakely, is used to having everything go according to his plans. And usually, it does, except when it comes to his three young daughters who are in desperate need of mother and governess. In an attempt to find a suitable woman, he stumbles upon the perfect woman for the post: Miss Juliet Hughes. Juliet, a local village girl, has been educated at London’s most highly respect school for young ladies, and better yet, her plain features will make it easy for him to keep his hands off of her.

But what Patrick doesn’t realize is this plain young lady from a humble background is anything but the docile, biddable young lady he bargained for, and if he’s not careful, he’ll lose his heavily guarded heart a little more with each encounter they have. With unshakable confidence and a strong determination, Juliet has no intentions of letting this lofty lord run roughshod over her and will stop at nothing to remind him that they may have been born at unequal stations, but where it counts, they’re matched perfectly.

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More updates!

For those of you who get my monthly newsletter some of these won’t be so new, but for the rest…

1. I have finished Desires of a Baron!

Or so I think. I have definitely finished the majority of it. Last Thursday I got to the end and on Friday I did prelim edits and let it sit until Sunday afternoon when I started my first read-through. I finished my first-read around lunchtime today. I must say that is the quickest I’ve ever done one, which was because there just weren’t a lot of changes. It is now with Bob (my husband), getting a man’s take. He’s finished about half and claims he’ll be done tomorrow so it can go on to the next person in line. These, are the “quick” parts. later in the week, it’ll go to the first person who has a life beyond my books and she will spend several days combing through the book for errors (mechanical and with content). Then I plan to ask for some feedback on a few areas I’m not 100% sure about. It happens. This is where some potential re-writing and further editing might happen.  So…I can safely say that May 15 it should be available in most (if not all) major eBooksellers.

Once I have a chance to sit down and ponder, I’ll come up with an extended description to post!

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I do want to add this as a note, like Secrets of a Viscount, this book takes place in time parallel to some of the Banks family (and this one does have a heroine we met in the first series), but this is not a Banks book. There will be no John and Carolina or Alex and his obsession with hedgehogs or heaven forbid verbal sparring between Andrew and Gateway. It just won’t happen. That said, there are a handful of references to an earlier book and its hero and heroine, but that’s where it stops.

2. Her Secondhand Groom will soon be an audiobook!

After almost nine months since my last audiobook came out I approved the narration for Her Secondhand Groom last week and it should be available late May or early June. I absolutely loved this narrator which is a good thing because she is now hard at work on Her Imperfect Groom. I think I mentioned this before, but in case I didn’t. These two will be  my last audiobooks for a while.  Without giving everyone a case of the doldrums, I’ll just say that ACX has recently made some changes that don’t make audiobooks very profitable for me in terms of my time and the money I have to front in hopes they take off.

3. Her Sudden Groom will be available in German in June. 

This has been a lengthy process, but the end is now in sight! Last week I was sent an update on the progress of Her Sudden Groom’s translation (it’s now being proofread and packaged for sale). I was also sent the German cover:

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4. I will be *deep breath into a paper sack* making a few public appearances next month.

May will be very busy for me. (Yes, I just laughed. It seems like 2014 has already been a blur for me, but hey, what’s a few more things, right?) From May 14 to 18 I’ll be at the RT Convention and holding two spots in Club RT to sign books and give away some of my goodies. If you’re there, check your schedule and come see me. I will be bearing tons of books that I do NOT want to take back home with me.

Two weeks later, I’ll be in Chandler, AZ speaking at a writers’ conference (Building the Dream) and just a plain-Jane attendee at the reader’s conference (Arizona Dreamin’). For my two speaking engagements, I’ll be talking about the rules of historical romance, when it’s okay to break them and when you really shouldn’t. For my second class I’ll discuss treating your writing like a business. While writing is undeniably fun, for a good number of us, it is also how we support ourselves or our family and we need the tools to know how to be successful. If you’re in the area, come join me!

Since it isn’t feasible for everyone to attend either of these workshops, I do plan to post some of my material on here about treating your writing as a business.

That’s all the news, good, bad, or indifferent I have for today. I hope you all have a wonderful end to your Monday!

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July is here! Updates!

1. The Officer and the Bostoner is NOW available!

Not sure how “new” this is to most of you, but in case you missed it, The Officer and the Bostoner is now available at the following:

   

More coming soon!

2. Her Sudden Groom is now available as an audiobook!

Sudden Audiobook Cover

I can’t get the audio sample to load here, but you can go to my website and scroll down the front page you can listen to it! Or the following retailers should have samples:

   

3. Her Sudden Groom will be discounted 80% for the entire month of July!

Once again, I’ll be discounting Her Sudden Groom for the entire month of July with ALL of the proceeds going to support my biking team that is doing the MS-150 (a bike ride/fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis research). Depending on where you purchase anywhere from 35 to 40 cents will be added with each book sold. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, BUT last year, my goal was to raise $5,000 this way and was stunned that it was more than $8,500! This year, I’d like the goal to be $10,000, which I honestly believe is totally doable! If you already have a copy, you’re welcome to buy one for a friend. Every sale counts whether it’s for you or a friend.

This sale will be going on at the following places:
      

4. I finished The Officer and the Southerner!

Last Wednesday, I got to write those blessed two words: THE END. (I never leave them in though.) This is Jack’s story, which I really became enamored with! Bob read it Thursday and Friday after I did prelim edits and my first round. However, I’m going to let it sit a few days while I work on some other projects while the holidays pass, then will be doing more edits.Expect it September sometime. I can’t say anything more exact…like the first or last part, but September should be a good guess.

5. I have started The Officer and the Traveler.

Late last night, I wrote 225 words on it and this morning, I’ve picked back up and am making wonderful progress on Gray’s story.

6. Sebastian’s heroine got a new name.

His book, however, hasn’t made much progress since he and I last chatted on here. By that I mean, I haven’t written massive amounts of words to the story, but I did “straighten” out the kinks and should be able to start making progress on it again. Because of his being disagreeable, I won’t be able to try to off-set the American books with Regencies like I’d mentioned earlier. If Gray’s book takes off and writes itself then I’ll just do all three of the OK books, then go back to the Regencies after the series is complete. We’ll see. All I really know is that when I force a book I end up with major delays which isn’t anything any of us want. Believe me.

I think that’s all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a good week this week!