My latest book, Love Without End, had a release date of 11/18/14 all this year. I knew that the book started arriving in stores around the first of this month because readers told me they’d found it and bought it. But Amazon and B&N and iBooks were still showing the release date of the 18th. Then on this Tuesday morning, that changed. Suddenly the release date was 11/11/14, and ebooks started arriving on readers.
Love Without End has garnered great reviews from Publishers Weekly, CBA Retailers, and RT Book Reviews, and I couldn’t be more excited about this first book in the Kings Meadow Romance series. I fell in love with Kings Meadow, the setting of my stand-alone novel, A Promise Kept. I loved it so much I wasn’t willing to let go of it, which is why I decided to write a contemporary romance series there. What’s not to love about a small town in the mountains of Idaho with cowboys and horses?
Chet Leonard, owner of a quarter horse ranch, had a role in A Promise Kept. As the creator, I gave him a lot of grief to deal with, and he most definitely didn’t “get the girl” or the happy ending in that novel. I felt like I owed him a second chance at love. It was a good choice. Readers are loving him as the hero of Love Without End, just as I do.
I have completed the writing and revising of the second book in the series, Whenever You Come Around (May 2015), and I’m currently revising a novella in the Year of Weddings series which is also set in Kings Meadow, I Hope You Dance (July 2015). I got really tickled when I saw the editor’s notes on the novella manuscript. Lots and lots of hearts and smiley faces. I truly believe readers are going to feel the same way.
Soon I’ll begin writing the final novel in the series which will release in early 2016. I say that with great reluctance. I already dread leaving this setting and these characters behind. They have captured my heart completely.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride.