HAPPY EASTER peeps! :-)
I hope everyone has a fun Easter weekend. Today I sent my latest book "Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride" off to beta. That's a great feeling when a manuscript is finished, and clean, and is ready to share with others. I don't share it at all when I'm writing, because I'm usually all over the place, writing scenes as they come to me. And so the last phase requires stitching all that together and writing transitions and making sure the who-knew-what-whens are accurate so it all makes sense in a linear flow.
I'm particularly excited about this book. It's been a while since I wrote a historical romance. And it's pretty funny (I think). I have a soft spot for western romances. I read a lot of them back in the day when I read het romance. So this was just "all kindy fun" to write. Those of you who have read my "A Prairie Dog's Love Song" and "The Stolen Suitor" know my fondness for western dialect and Robby has that on steroids.
I also ADORE the cover, which was done by Dar Albert. It's a spoof on those old western romance covers.
COMING UP - Cover reveal by Apr 16th.
APRIL 26 - BOOK RELEASE DAY. It will probably be on KU for the first 3 months, then go wide.
Being a fugitive in the old west shouldn’t be this much fun.
The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run--all the way to Santa Fe. When he still hasn't ditched his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters that want to kill him, and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Robby's only ally is a lazy sheriff who sees exactly who Robby is -- and can't resist him.
Trace Crabtree took the job as sheriff of Flat Bottom because there was never a thing going on. And then Robby Riverton showed up. Disguised as a woman. And betrothed to Trace’s brother. If that wasn’t complication enough, Trace had to find the man as appealing as blueberry pie. He urges Robby to stay undercover until the danger has passed. But a few weeks of having Robby-Rowena at the ranch, and the Crabtree family will never be the same again.
Damn, what a kerfuffle. If only Trace can get rid of the fugitive while hanging on to his own stupid heart.