Throughout this holiday season, I’m reminded of how my readers have become precious and treasured friends. I am thankful for each and every one of you!
It’s been a while since I’ve created a post to bring you up to date — so there’s a lot of news to share. Most important is that I’m working with a wonderful narrator to create audio versions of some of the books.
Husband on Demand — the first book in the Rent-a-Wife trilogy — is available now on Audible (and it’s even on sale for a limited time!) HERE.
Book two in the series, Bride on Loan, is currently in production, with book three, Wife on Approval, coming before long. The narrator, Barbie Jean Warmack, is doing a fantastic job.
I’ve spent the last few months working on redesigning and re-releasing my books. Now everything I’ve written in past years (and please, let’s not talk about how many years it’s been) is available in ebook format. You can see all the new covers HERE.
It’s been fun and challenging to create an entirely new look for my backlist catalog.
One of the challenges of re-releasing backlist titles is deciding whether or not to revise the story. Contemporary romances that were written some years ago… well, the stories aren’t exactly contemporary anymore. Bringing a story into today’s world requires more than just putting a cell phone in the heroine’s hand and letting her check out the hero on Facebook or message him on Snapchat.
Though many authors do update their stories, I’ve opted to take a different route, so I’ve defined a new category of romance — the accidental historical.
An accidental historical is a book that was contemporary when it was written, but the passage of time and the improvements in technology now put it firmly in the past. Rather than try to rewrite the book to bring it up to date — something that would probably have to be done again in another five or ten years — I’ve opted to leave the story set in the time period when it was new.
One of the best examples of my accidental historicals is Marrying the Boss, where hero Keir Saunders is creating software for the very early personal computers… and duplicating it on floppy discs. Updating that story would have been very challenging — but it’s a fun marriage-of-convenience office romance, one that I’m still proud to share.
You can check out the list of accidental historicals HERE.
Though there isn’t a new book out this year, I’m working on another historical romance set in the British Regency period… and I hope to get back to it soon. A new set of characters, facing a new set of problems, is always intriguing.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of editing for other authors, as well as coaching, teaching, and mentoring — and I’m finding all of those activities truly rewarding.
Thank you for all your support through the years, and a very happy holiday season to you and yours!