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Wow, did we have a GREAT time at the RT convention in Atlanta! Can you find me in this photo of us all in costume at the Pistols & Petticoats Garden Party (courtesy of Kimberly Rocha Photography)? I'm the only one who went as a saloon lady!
Now, it's time to get back to writing! I'd started a sequel for CAPTURE MY HEART (working title A WARRIOR'S PROMISE), but it just wasn't coming together for me. As a writer, sometimes you just have to sit back and realize you aren't ready yet for a certain story you want to write. Same for the fifth Outlaw Hearts series book. Don't worry, readers, these books WILL be written...when the time is right.
Sometimes, though, my heart takes me to other places -- such as a brand-new story idea that I am very excited about! My working title is THE BOUNTY HUNTERS PRINCESS, and its about a high-born English woman (Elizabeth Bennett) who ends up kidnapped and stranded in the wilds of Wyoming, where she is rescued by a rough-and-tumble bounty hunter named Logan Best. These two are both strong-willed and opinionated and dont get along at all at first. But eventually, the princess and the cowboy will realize they had better learn to overcome their differences because try as they might, they cant ignore the feelings they begin to have for each other!
Meanwhile, CAPTURE MY HEART is a huge sucess in both the Kindle and trade paperback versions! I've gotten some wonderful reviews, and am delighted that you are all loving this book! (Click here for details about CAPTURE MY HEART.)
AND, we're counting down to the September release of THE LAST OUTLAW, which is now available for pre-order in both paperback and e-reader editions! My Sourcebooks editor LOVES this book -- she told me, "I hunted and hunted for some big flaw, but this book is so strong! It was emotional and moving and epic - what a beautiful story!" It doesn't get any better than that for a writer - and now you know you have a great story coming! I am so proud of this one. Proud of Jake. Unbelievable growth. A face-off with his ugly childhood. Such a true hero in this one (something he would never admit himself!). The story involves Peter and Jeff again - and Gretta MacBain from LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE - big time! And a whole new level of love and trust between Jake and Randy - their relationship is more beautiful than ever. A real tear-jerker ending - in a good way!
Then, coming on 3 October 2017, look for a Christmas anthology called CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY'S ARMS (you'll see the cover for that below). My Harkner family Christmas story, A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS, will show a softer side of Jake, and will truly round out the series. Those of you who know my books also know that I am not designed to write short stories. I love to dig deeply into a big cast of characters, but you cant do that with a short story. A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS will be a very sweet 150 - page story involving Jake's little granddaughter Sadie Mae. Through an "unexpected character" (ie, one that I didn't plan but who just "showed up" as I was writing), Jake is filled with the spirit of forgiveness and joy, the celebration of the birth of Christ, and the beauty of Christmas giving.
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I hope that 2017 will also see the reissue of several more of my older novels in e-reader formats and print-on-demand. I'm not sure yet of all the details, but I do know that MONTANA WOMAN, EMBERS OF THE HEART and SONG OF THE WOLF will be reissued by Amazon with all new covers!
As you know, in January through April of 2016, thirteen more of my older titles were reissued in e-book format with new covers from Diversion Books. I'm hoping that 2017 will see the print-on-demand versions of these ready for you, too. Meanwhile, for a list of all of my books, please see my Past Titlespage; for ordering information on all of my new books and reissues, please see Books in E-Reader Formats.
I am so tremendously blessed with my wonderful readers. Through 37 years and 64 completed novels, my readers keep me going. They mean everything to me and many of them have actually become good friends. The support I get from them is overwhelming. To all of my faithful supporters, I am making available my novella THE TOUCH OF LOVE, a 46-page novella about Robert Kingsley, the half-Indian boy raised by Rising Eagle of my Mystic Indian trilogy, which was previously only available by download from Mightywords.com. In action, it falls between MYSTIC VISIONS and MYSTIC WARRIORS (Books 2 & 3).
My agent is also putting out feelers for the contemporary Native American romance I want to write, and Diversion Books is very interested in my idea for writing sequels to some of my older titles. Many of my readers have told me they would love to know what happened to my characters from earlier stories! I also hope to sell a sequel to PARADISE VALLEY sometime down the road, but I can only write so fast, so just be patient. All these books will get written and published eventually, so hang in there!
For all of my local readers here in SW Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market in Coloma! You'll find all three books of the Outlaw Series, as well as an assortment of my older titles. I am excited to have such a great outlet for my work right here in my own hometown. (Plus, email me and we can get together for a personalized autograph.)
I'm hearing from more and more men who enjoy my books, like Chester "Chet" Cripe, one of my faithful long-time readers. Chet was a member of the 45th Division of the Army Infantry and was Sergeant of the 4th Platoon. He served on Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbag Castle and Christmas Hill. The Outlaw Hearts Series in particular are packed with action, western history, and solid family values as well as heart- felt romance. Yes, "real" men really DO enjoy reading my books -- and if you don't believe it, ask this Korean War Veteran!
For those of you who purchase my books in e-reader format: Remember, I can "Authorgraph" my e-books -- which means I can send you personalized digital inscriptions for any of my books offered in e-reader format! Click here for details and available e-books. You can include a message to me to receive a personalized inscription that you can view in your favorite reading apps and devices.
And if you want a print book personalized for yourself or before you gift it, just e-mail me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing information, and I will pay the postage to send the signed books back to you! Or, if you prefer, I can autograph a label for you to stick into your book.
I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available -- including many of my Foreign Titles! Many of these books have been previously read, but some are brand-new. You can order these older titles, as well as my recently reissued books, directly from me and I will sign them for you -- or for a friend who loves a good read. Please Email meif you're looking for a specific book!
Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. They have certainly brightened my inbox. So many of you are telling me which of my books you have read and loved, and why they are your favorites -- and are looking forward to reading my upcoming new books. I have been sharing many of your messages with all of my readers via my Guestbook page!
A Colt .45, much like the gun my heroes use - and my own .30-.30 rifle. The Colt is surprisingly heavy and requires a strong hand and arm to draw, cock and fire in one swift movement. That would take a LOT of practice!
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