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And the winner is…

….”Katherine R” Congratulations Katherine! I’ll be emailing you shortly. Thank you all for sharing your horror stories with me.

In other news, here are some graphics–without many details 😀 — to give you all a vague idea of what’s coming up with this month. Stay tuned!

 

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If YOU would like the join this hop, click the turkey and register your blog!

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And already I’ve said too much!

 

 

Banks Brothers' Brides Series, Books, Cover Reveal, Covers, His Penniless Bride, His Yankee Bride, Updates

I have a cover…so now it’s official!

A few days ago, I mentioned that I was planning to write Marjorie and Gabriel’s story. (These are secondary characters from His Yankee Bride.)

Well…now I have NO CHOICE but to write it because I have a a beautiful cover! And it MUST be used, right?

I present to you the cover for His Penniless Bride–Banks Brothers’ Brides, Book 2.5

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The plotting has begun and so has the writing. More details coming soon!

Banks Brothers' Brides Series, Books, Desires of a Baron, Happenings, New Release, Officer Series, pre-order, The Wooing Game, Updates

New Collection Release, a sale, a pre-order, and an announcement!

That’s a mouthful! Here goes:

Hearts Ablaze

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Eight bestselling authors. Eight sizzling tales of the Old West to set your heart ablaze…
From the wild Pacific forests to the lonesome plains, on wagon trains and at frontier outposts, fall in love with lumberjacks and soldiers, trailblazers and trick riders, courageous warriors and rugged cowboys…

In Whispered Love, bestselling author Kathleen Ball takes you to the wild Pacific Northwest, a land bristling with handsome, well-muscled lumberjacks. Foreman Samuel Pearse has only one rule; no women allowed. Until he finds one asleep in his bathtub—Pat Clarke, the company cook. With her secret revealed and her virtue at stake, Pat turns to the only man who can help her…the one man who sets fire to her heart.

In Kate’s Outlaw, award-winning author E.E. Burke spins a suspenseful yarn about a half-breed desperado who abducts—and then rescues—a railroad heiress. On the run from danger, with enemies on both sides, Jake and Kate seek solace in each other’s arms…and ignite a love as powerful as it is forbidden.

The Officer and the Bostoner, from USA Today bestselling author Rose Gordon, follows the adventures of a well-to-do lady traveling cross-country to meet her intended. Instead, she finds herself stranded at a military fort and forced into an unwanted marriage. Can a hot-blooded officer spark love in his wife’s cold heart?

Fools Rush from USA Today bestselling author Ciara Knight. A young woman, desperate for independence from all men, embarks on a crazy cross-country wagon train adventure disguised as a man. Instead of finding her independence, a bounty hunter captures her under the guise of horse thieving, a crime punishable by hanging. Will a man she’s lied to for months save her, or will he surrender her to a monster with a badge?

Ridin’ For a Fall by Kirsten Lynn immerses you in a fiery tale of forever love. When circumstances force best friends and Wild West Show performers, Lena Boden and Kyle Allaway to marry and return to Wyoming, they must stand together against internal doubts and external forces seeking their destruction—or risk a fall that will knock them out of the saddle for good.

A Warrior’s Heart, by bestselling author Amanda McIntyre, brings to life the passionate story of a bold Cherokee warrior and the brave white woman he rescues from certain death. Thrown together by circumstances not of their own making, they overcome betrayal and tragedy to find a love strong enough to bring nations together.

The Rancher, by bestselling author Hildie McQueen, transports readers to 1870s Montana Territory and into a sensual encounter between an injured rancher and a woman running for her life. Sometimes love enters at the worst moment…

In The Drifter, bestselling author Elizabeth Rose takes readers on an epic journey across the plains, as drifter Chase Masters shows up wounded at Nessa Pemberton’s stagecoach relay station mistaken as the bandit who killed her husband. Can a single mother learn to love again and put her trust in a man who is nothing but a drifter?

Ignite a new love for the Old West. Order your copy today for only 99 cents.

Amazon ~ Apple ~ B&N ~ Google ~ Kobo

 

DESIRES OF A BARON is ON SALE for 99c through today (or sometime midday tomorrow when Amazon gets around the changing the price. 

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Giles Goddard, Lord Norcourt is odd. Odder still, he has suddenly taken a fancy to his brother’s love interest, the fallen Lucy Whitaker. Lucy was once thrown over by a lord and she has little desire to let it happen again, but she’s about to learn that his desires just might be enough for the both of them.

Amazon ~ Apple ~ B&N ~ Google ~ Kobo

The Wooing Game ~ Coming as a single Nov. 21, 2016

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The first meeting for James, Earl of Wynn and Miss Charlotte Cavanaugh was not so spectacular. Come to think of it, neither was the second which led to a hasty marriage followed by three years of speculation as to why the two were never seen in the same room. But that’s all about to change…

When an anonymous letter of admiration—and scandalous invitation—arrives for Charlotte, James realizes this might be his chance to start over, and thus begins The Wooing Game.

~*~Please note this story was originally released in a collection called Evading the Duke~*~

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And finally….

After almost five years, Marjorie Reynolds and Gabriel Ellis will have their happily-ever-after!!!

Five years seems like an eternity and I cannot believe it has been that long, which it hasn’t yet, but by the time the book comes out it will be close.

I recently agreed to do a cross-promo group for next summer and then was informed, you need to be showcasing a new book. So alas, that is all the motivation I needed. The working title is: His Penniless Bride and will be number 2.5 in the Banks Brothers’ Brides series. Yes, I am aware that Gabriel isn’t a Banks, but there just isn’t anywhere else to fit their story in. I have already started and I am super excited. More details…including a cover, coming soon.

All the best this week,

Rose

Characters, Passions of a Gentleman, Randomness, Real Life, The Wooing Game, Updates, Writing

What I’m working on

What I’ve been working on…

…and no, it’s not the railroad (although I do live waaaaaay too close to the train tracks, but that’s another complaint for another day).

I’ve been a little silent the past few weeks. It’s been busy ‘round here. The end of the school year is swiftly approaching which means track meets, awards banquets, photos, talent shows, auctions, spring colds, the list goes on and on.

Then there’s the writing front: Finished The Wooing Game! Writing full-force on Passions of a Gentleman. Nearing that “make a mad dash for the finish line” point. As soon as it’s done and in the editing stage, I’ll put it up for pre-order.

And once again, my blog has gone dead.

But I have an idea. Character interviews have always been fun. A few years ago, I did them on my early books and I think it’s high time I repost them as I had literally about 10 people reading them back then, so maybe a few more can enjoy them now. Also, I plan to intersperse some interviews from different authors/books so I don’t bore you all too much!

The Wooing Game, Updates, Writing

Sharing some good news!

A few weeks ago IEvading the Duke mentioned that I had a project that was due in May that I’d need to put before I finished Passions of a Gentleman. Well, I am happy to report that The Wooing Game (part of the anthology Evading the Duke) is completely written and firmly in the editing stage! This book is about Charlotte Cavanaugh the younger sister of Jane from the Perfect Lady Worthe and the older sister of Daphne from Mistletoe & Michaelmas.

This book, and the three others in this four-book, 12 story anthology, will be available May 24, 2016 and is currently for pre-sale: Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo (Blurb coming soon.)

Now, back to Simon and Henrietta and their…Passions!

 

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Some Updates

Today is the final day of spring break YAAAAAAAAYYYYY! Oh, sorry, that wasn’t the nice, motherly reaction, was it? Truth is, this week has been crazy!!!

Anyway….

1. Passions is still in the works. I opted to go ahead and squeeze in my May commitment before finishing up Passions. Hopefully this week I’ll finish this other one up and can get back to Simon and Henrietta.

2. Jane and Daphne’s sister Charlotte will be getting her story! This is the little project I had to detour for. Charlotte will be going toe-to-toe with her match, James Noble, Lord Wynn in The Wooing Game. Just like her sister Daphne, Charlotte’s story will be debuting in a Danby collection ~ Evading the Duke.

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This book will be available May 24, 2016 and  is currently for pre-sale: Amazon  Apple Barnes & Noble  Kobo  

Now it’s back to writing for me!

 

 

Jessie: Bride of South Carolina, New Release, Updates, Writing

Now Available Jessie: Bride of South Carolina!!!

I’m so excited to finally announce that Jessie: Bride of South Carolina is now available at all major eBook retailers!!!

This was the book I did as part of the 50-states American Mail Order Bride series and was exclusive to Amazon for the first 90 days.

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Tired of living under her father’s iron thumb of control Jessie Wilcox decides to do the unthinkable: run away to Montana as a mail-order bride. The only obstacle in her way: the one hundred miles between her home in Williamsburg County and the train depot in Charleston.

Joel Cunningham is in utter disbelief when the girl he once loved beyond reason is on his front porch asking him to disobey her father’s wishes and drive her to Charleston. Logic and reason scream no; his lips, however, say yes.

Will the one hundred miles ahead of them be enough to overcome the five years of painful regrets or will Jessie follow her dream for a new life in Montana?

 

Amazon ~*~ Apple ~*~ Barnes & Noble ~*~ Kobo

On another note, for those who have Google Play or Google Books, I’m in the process of moving all of my books over there, too! With so many, it’s taking a little time, but hopefully by the end of March they should all be available over there, too.

Passions of a Gentleman, Updates, Writing

Passions of a Gentleman–DELAYED

(WAIT!!! Before any of you regular readers start forming a lynch mob, I am merely posting this so I have a “landing page” of where I can direct readers who e-mail me inquiring as to the whereabouts of this book.)

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Please note that while I’d love to divulge more details, I just can’t. I’ve always tried to be very honest and open with my readers and I’ll try to be both of those with this post, however, some details are not mine to share.

Originally, I’d planned to put out Passions of a Gentleman in August-October 2014. But as we all can see, that didn’t happen.

Leading up to the release of Desires of a Baron (and even while writing it), I faced some unforeseen life challenges. After I finished Desires but before it released, I started headstrong in Passions and came to a screeching halt at the end of April when I realized that because I’d finished Edwina’s book (Her Imperfect Groom) with Edwina being at the same ball as Lord Belgrave (Sebastian from Secrets of a Viscount) and his wife (Isabelle) commenting on Sebastian’s flirty nature, I had a problem. All of these books take place at the same time which meant that Juliet couldn’t be Henrietta’s chaperone.

This sent me back to the drawing board and I had to find a new game plan.

A few days later I went to RT in New Orleans and while traveling to and from RT I came up with a new idea and wrote a loose outline. But when I came home and started going again, crazy, hurtful, overwhelming personal events befell me right and left and soon I had no desire to write the book. Sorry, but there it is.

Every time I’d start on it, it was like something awful seemed to happen until eventually working on it seemed like I was inviting chaos to ensue and I didn’t want to think about it. I’m not superstitious and I know in my heart that the two are not connected, but the bitter feelings I had over some of the things clouded my ability to enjoy the story.

I did write a book (The Perfect Lady Worthe) as a means to be a fun, light project to refocus. And it worked and I was able to go back and re-start Passions. I didn’t get far, however, because there were several group projects I had agreed to participate in (Jessie: Bride of South Carolina and Mistletoe & Michaelmas) and needed to focus my attention there, with writing Passions on and off in the meantime–and when I say meantime, I mean as time allots around my other projects and my literally full-time job. In the past few weeks, Passions has been my sole focus (and yes, I’m enjoying it–I could have forced myself to write it before now, but I’ve noticed books where I’m not enjoying them and I force them, readers aren’t as crazy about..and frankly, neither am I).

As my sole focus, I’d *like* to be finished in early March. But…again, I have two contracted projects coming up so if I don’t get it done before I need to start on the next book, it’ll be delayed again.

GOOD NEWS: I have a plot/plan, that works and that I LOVE and I’ve learned the word “no” when it comes to committing to other things. If I can get it done by early March, this will be an April release. If I can’t and have to work on something else for a few weeks it’ll be a June release. If, heaven forbid, that doesn’t work out, I’ll be pulling out my own hair in frustration. I don’t anticipate that, though! Things are going good.

Thank you again for all of your continued support. I appreciate it greatly!

Didja Know?, Passions of a Gentleman, Polls, Randomness, Secrets of a Viscount, Updates

Updates, Changes & Polls, Oh my!

1. UPDATE: I am making awesome progress in Passions of a Gentleman. Yes, I started completely over earlier this month and taking it in a different direction (funny how 20 months can change your perception…); nonetheless, it’s clicking along nicely and I’m *hoping* within a month I’ll have a concrete release date!

2. Didja Knows will be moved to Facebook posts. I think it’s great to learn new things every day, however, because of #1 on this list, I just need to free up a little more time and I’d feel a little less guilty if I moved those interesting tidbits to my Facebook page where I can just state a simple fact and be done rather than spending an hour or more each day looking for stock photos, interesting tidbits to expound on or list out, etc. Still, something new each day…but just not quite as much. Also, it’ll give me more time to blab about the craziness that I encounter each day without feeling like I’m being overbearing with sending too many emails to your inbox.

3. I’m havin’ a party! Okay, okay, it’s not just me. On Saturday January 30, from 5pm to 10pm EST, there’ll be a Facebook Party (click link so you can join) to celebrate Love Regency Style. I’ll be on from 9-9:30 talking about Secrets of a Viscount. I’m sure there will be plenty of giveaways and tons of fun!

4. And finally…a few polls! I’ve been writing for six years now and blogging for five. Over that time I’ve noticed some changes–some good and some bad. I’d like to better connect with those who do read my blog posts, so if you’d all be willing to take a few minutes to help me out, I’d appreciate it! [Please note: all polls are anonymous so no worries, I’m not going to hunt you do and interrogate ya about your answers.]

 

 

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Rose’s Romance Ramblings is Now Rose Unscripteed

For 2016 (and beyond I hope unless I’m thrown off of this thing), I’ve decided to change the direction of my blog just a little bit. Instead of focusing on romance novels (mostly mine *grins*) I think being more candid about my life and things as I see them is the direction. Oh, wait, I already do that…plus, I never really rambled on about romance anyway–it was just a somewhat catchy title with all the words starting with the letter R.

So, if you get an email from ROSE UNSCRIPTED in place of where Rose’s Romance Ramblings used to be…it’s just me stalking you legally. No worries it’s still the same crazy content with a new name.

In short: new name, same crazy. Open if you dare!

Oh, and be on the look out soon for a new “look” to the layout.

~Rose