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Thanks for all those who review, it is wonderful to hear from you and given your honest opinions really clarify how you feel about my books, and it is extremely appreciated.
The new news is I am doing audios now, so starting with the children's books and short stories you will soon be able to find them on your favorite audio sites. Look for them. Look for them very soon.
If it's children's books you are interested in, try the Willy Series or Doggie Heroes. I just finished Tanker, the Defender.
I change my covers off an on. If there is an old cover you prefer let me know by writing me at email@example.com. I did go back to one of my earlier versions of Runaway Bride, it just seemed to fit better. Revamped Pretend Mom and Strictly Business. Nick's Baby got a new face too. But my bride series and most all my covers except for the Western Serial KIller series is done by Sheri L McGathey. She is great. She has done my Brides of the West and Red River Valley Bride Series. She has a lot of pre-mades on her site, so check her out. Her new site is located at coverdesign.sherimcgathey.com
Just finished Dancing With the Preacher Man. Let me tell you, writing about Preachers in romance is hard. Second time I've done that, first one was Along Came Love in the Travers Brothers series. Only one more book to finish in Red River Valley Brides, Maggie's Dreams, but it will be a while before that one comes out. Right now I'm working on Where Ever My Heart Roams. Also I have a historical series I'm working on, just finished, Forever in Love, so that was is out on the market. Hope you enjoy those too. Heart of a Lady and Heart of a Family are now free books. Take advantage of that. Also before too long I'll release the second box set for Brides of the West.
Over at CreateSpace you will find that I've put all the mid-grade short stories into one collection, and the adult short stories into another, look for Thinking Time, and Romancing the Short Stories. Also, the Tina series is now available in print in one volume at Create Space.If it's a print book you are looking for, you'll find all my books in print there.
I haven't written many contemporaries lately, but Avalanche of the Heart released a while back finished the Travers Brothers Series. A new Contemporary series, "the Connor's" is coming your way with Cinderella Nanny Book one of the Connor's.
Also a new cowboy contemporary series "Cowboy Lovin'. ". This will be sometime in the future.
I'm also playing with a sequel to Nick's Baby, it's Jackson's story, this was requested by more than one reader so it is in progress too.
All in all. I've got about twenty books I am working on. So stay tuned, because I am writing full time and working like a bee to get them out to you. I've set a goal of a book a month, and so far it is working pretty well. Since I'm retired now, I have more time to devote to my writing. I'm always in the process of learning too, and doing research for my books.
For a different kind of read I suggest my Western Serial Killer Series. I have three of them out now. These are not romances, they are definitely thrillers. Quite graphic. I guess you could call this the dark side.
I'm working on a short novella, Cowboy Angels that should be out this new year too.
In my romances, you will find many different circumstances. This is because we all fall in love differently and I'm trying to cover all the ways.From boy and girl next door, to instant attraction. I've always been a romantic so I spend a lot of time thinking along the lines of "how did you fall in love". There are so many stories this way. I hope you like some of them.
Look around, I've got short stories for adults, and children. I've got historical western romance, I've got contemporary romances. All of them different in some way. Doing many genres is fun and keeps a writers mind fresh I think.
I work on more than one book at a time. How do I keep them straight? Well, as I write I re-read the beginning of the manuscript. This way I can add things I might think of to the story to flesh it out. I also try to catch a lot of errors along the way.
Browse the series books too, you'll get that warm and cozy feeling with the Travers Brothers Series, and discover The Amory's a bunch of rugged men from the north country. There's something for everyone here, including the kids. I hope you stay long enough to sample some, and by all means if you feel like it and you read one of my books or stories, write a review about it. I love hearing from my readers. There's a lot of books in the making these days. So stay tuned.
One other thing I'd like to mention, my books sell at ITUNES, Amazon, Smashwords.com, Kobo Books, and Barnes and Noble, and a few other places. The print books can be bought at Createspace, any time you buy at Createspace, you are helping the author a great deal.
Look for sales off and on, dropping prices on certain books and especially the big sales at Smashwords every year. Books are so much cheaper on sale. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something of interest. Have a wonderful day!
on April 05, 2011 :
This was a good story of people who put doing the right thing and standing by Christian values. Really beautiful story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Dec. 18, 2010 :
Simply because there are so many things I want to touch on, yet can't give away, this is going to be a hard review to write. First, let me begin with, this was one fantastic read. Although a novella, this book packed a punch. Second, this was one heck of a plot line. I've not read very many books like this and was pleasantly surprised. I fell in love with the characters of Jeb and Hoot. Both very Christian men determined to do the right thing, it is obvious of the struggles they have within themselves. The friendship between the men was refreshing to see. Sarah's character was strong, fierce and independent. The one thing driving her was the protection of her family. Sarah has witnessed and endured many terrible things but she has overcome them. The ending was amazing. I was curious to see how Ms. Hestand would wrap it all up and she did a phenomenal job of it. Grab the tissues while reading The Far Side of Lonesome, you're going to need. If you're looking for that one book that's short enough to read on a lunch break but covers a lot in the small amount of pages, this book is for you. It does leave a lasting impression that you will not soon forget.
(review of free book)