I love reading series and I’ve wanted to write a series for a long time. After I was married and before we had children, I penned romances for the general market. Way back then, I had dreams of writing a series. I published the first book in what was to become a series entitled ‘Four Brides for Four Brothers’. The series name was even branded across the top of the first book. Alas. I had a baby. Because my books were mediocre-to-bad sellers, my publisher at the time didn’t offer me another contract. Thus, my series turned into ‘One Bride for One Brother Plus Three Brothers As Secondary Characters That Are Clearly Meant to Have Their Own Books But Never Will.’
My writing ended on a sad note. The series of my imagination never came to be.
Years later, I returned to writing. This time, Christian fiction. I still longed to try my hand at a series of romances starring members of the same family.
My publisher, Bethany House, graciously gave me the opportunity.
When I began writing the Porter series, my kids looked like this:
Now they look like this:
They’re my family and I truly hope that those of you who’ve read the books feel the same way about them.
Writing the Porters required a whole lot of this….
But in the end, God was able to ‘bring to completion’ the work that He started. I’m grateful! I’m also sad that it’s over. I’m relieved that it’s over. I miss my Porter people. I’m excited to fall in love with the new people whose book I’m currently writing. Most of all, I’m just so genuinely pleased that I reached the goal that I set out to reach years ago. God met me and equipped me. For this mom of three, His power was sufficient.
Here’s the cover of Dru Porter’s book….
Here’s a sneak peek at the story line:
Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker. His team hires executive protection agent Dru Porter as Gray’s bodyguard. When Gray meets Dru, he’s indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?
But Dru’s a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She’s also ferociously determined both to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker and to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.
The closer the clues draw them to Gray’s stalker, the more the danger rises. The more Gray begins to thaw the heart of the dark-haired beauty. And the more his own fear of trusting Dru is worn away.
Will Dru be able to protect her objectivity? And when the times comes, Gray’s life?
Her One and Only releases May 3rd, but a reader let me know recently that it’s already available for pre-order at some of the online bookstores. So for those of you who like to plan way in advance: ChristianBook is offering the paperback for a pre-order price of just $8.99! It’s also at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.