Officer Series, The Officer and the Southerner, The Officer and the Traveler, Updates, Writing

What’s going on?!

July is zipping by! I cannot believe it. I have been so overwhelmed with things I had to force myself to go to B&N yesterday just to breathe.

Today, I’m going to give one of the most disorganized posts EVER so just bear with me.

1. Updates.

The Officer and the Southerner is done and will go to editing next week. I was hoping by now to be a good way into The Officer and the Traveler, but to be blunt, things just aren’t happening. It’s not that Gray is being difficult, but rather my personal life. I blogged a while back about my fall and that took me out of writing for a wee bit while recovering. But since then, I’ve had some other slow downs. My boys are six and seven and they still like to be around their mom so I have to take advantage of that and have put off some of my time writing to take them to a movie every once in a while or hook up the sprinkler and sit outside with them as they run through. So, the book is coming, it’s just slower than I originally planned, but for me, that’s okay.

2. What is Authorgraph?

A few have asked about this. Authorgraph is a FREE website/program that allows you to submit a request to any of your favorite authors who have registered and have them write you back a personal message and “sign” the book. This is all digital so it won’t be their real signature unless they use a stylus, which I don’t because I don’t have the right attachment, but the note is real and the cover and note will be packaged as a PDF and emailed to you for you to save on your computer or upload onto your eReader. Many authors participate and love to get requests.

3. What is the donation number for Sudden up to?

If I knew I’d tell you! I accidentally deleted my thermometer yesterday so I’ll have to reconfigure it today or tomorrow morning and set it back up. I do know that we were not yet halfway to our goal so feel free to share, share, share!

4. Where are your Regencies???

At the end of June I had a VERY humbling experience when I sent out my “new release notification” and had a record number of unsubscribes from “lack of interest”. Why the lack of interest? My guess is due from switching genres. That’s okay. I expected that and I do promise that I am still writing Regencies. I had wanted to do a western, a Regency, a western, a Regency, etc, but I don’t think I will now. The Officer Series books are coming MUCH faster for me than the Regencies at present and since I have the second one finished and a start on the third, I’ll just wait to put out any Regencies until I’m done. At this rate, I should have Southerner out in September some time (I’m hoping the sooner the better) and Traveler before the end of the year (as I mentioned earlier though, things are going slow because I’m trying to spend time with my family at present). So expect Rose’s Regency England back in full swing the early part of 2014.

Have a great Thursday!

Audiobook, Happenings, Her Sudden Groom, Officer Series, Sale, The Officer and the Bostoner, The Officer and the Southerner, The Officer and the Traveler, Updates, Writing

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!