A NEW SUSPENSE NOVEL AND
A BOOK SALE!
For the first time, I'm trying a book sale promotion, something I've never experimented with before. Many of my writer friends say it is a really good way to reach new readers; if they like the sale book, they'll go on to read your others. Watch for advertising during June on BookBub's website. I'll give you the link when it goes up. Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iBookstore will be selling NIGHT WIND'S WOMAN for only .99 cents for the whole month of June. If you have not read this multi-award-winning first book in my Santa Fe Trilogy, why not give it a try while it's on sale? Or, if you already have it, please tell your friends about the bargain price.
Although it won't be available until June, I just had to share the cover for HEARTSTOPPER, the first book in my new Miami Heat series. I think the models and the city background look intriguing. Hope you agree. I'll keep you posted about when you can purchase it! For now, check out the first chapter on my Upcoming page.
Spring is well in swing here in St. Louis. We're having a gentle rain today after several weeks of lovely warm sunshine. Everything is in bloom--iris, azaleas, spirea and peonies. In addition I filled colorful pots with begonias, impatiens, salvia and coleus to adorn my front steps and deck stairs. Even the mailbox out front has three pots overflowing with flowers.
Now that I have the spring planting done, it's time to get back to writing. Jim has convinced me to "return to my roots" with another historical romance before I tackle the second book in the Miami Heat series. A historical should be fun, and a big change of pace after three suspense novels. Jim and I have poured through dozens of plot concepts and story outlines and boiled down our options to two different tales.
Owing to the way readers have been requesting another half-breed Indian hero, I'm inclined to choose THE CHEROKEE, a big sprawling romance set in the 1880's Montana Territory where a Sorbonne-educated gunman runs afoul of his boss' spoiled daughter during the turbulent gold rush era. Jim favors THE CAPTAIN'S WOMEN, in which a Union officer is assigned to remove a dozen prostitutes and a lady doctor from Memphis during the final year of the Civil War. After several abortive attempts to unload his troublesome cargo, Captain Jake Winslow forms a rag tag wagon train and heads for Denver. How much trouble can a cavalry officer beleaguered by twelve nubile hookers, a female doc and a match-making madam get into while crossing a prairie swarming with hostile Sioux?
I would appreciate your vote for one or the other of these stories. Please send me an email from the Contact page and let me know your thoughts. Enjoy the spring sunshine and don't forget to take a book with you wherever you go.