Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html
Attention: Since Amazon has chosen to let third parties sell some of our books, with their fast track buttons, I encourage all readers to buy directly from the publisher, like Createspace, here and Smashwords. This way authors will get their due royalties, and you'll be assured of getting a new copy of the book. Otherwise nothing is assured.
It seems that we authors, and almost all people in the arts today have to stand up for themselves and pay attention to what is going on in the retail world. Amazon is a company no writer can ignore as it is a source of income, however, they do seem to be narrowing the profits for writers and publishers now. And the end result for the reader is that if you buy directly you get new copies. If you don't it may not be new copies.
This month represents a new genre for me with my STalker series. Not only will there be mystery, but romance and thrilling scenes. I hope you enjoy my first book: Afraid in the Dark, it will be released: June 15, 2017.
I've put some different books up for FREE. The books are: Always Remember, A Warrior's Survival, Cinderella Nanny. Also, I've had low prices on my books for a long time and I feel after numerous edits, changing covers that the increases aren't that detrimental. A writer can only give books away so long, and I was giving away the .99 cent books for nothing after the Vat tax was included, not so much on Smashwords as Amazon. But Amazon insists we carry the same prices on the books.
Come on guys, and girls, I'm seventy, even though I'm taking a bit longer, I am still writing every day and plotting new books for your delight. Please don't forget me. I'm still writing, just taking a little longer now. I feel like when an author writes so long, which I've been writing a long time, decades actually, that to keep from going sour or uninterested they have to try something new. I studied children's writing and graduated from the Children's Institute of Literature. So I dabble with children's stories. My series on Willy deals with a hard of hearing duck. I wrote that to make parents and children more aware that this can be a problem that if nicked in time will save children a lot of heartache. My mid grade short stories have a moral twist to them, uplifting and I hope beneficial to children and parents. I've also gone into teen and New Adult short stories of romance. So try some and see if you like them.
I hope you enjoy the covers, but if there is some you don't like drop me a line at email@example.com and let me know. I love new covers and I love to experiment and see what you readers do like.
Also there are a lot of New Adult and Young Adult short stories that I truly hope you enjoy. If you're looking for a quick read and yet fulfilling romance, check them out. I'm adding a few children's stories too.
I have fourteen books in the Brides of the West Collection, all stories stand alone so if you are only interested in certain ones, you won't miss something from another book. I have recently begun another Brides book, so I guess I'm not finished with them yet. I'm enlarging my Dream Catcher series, and working on the Connor Series too. Afraid in the Dark is my first Stalker book. I'm writing it as we speak and I hope it send real chills down your back when you read it. There's already several books in this series to come. The Brides of the West, and Red River Valley Brides Series are complete now. I'm going to try to finish the Dream Catcher series this year, and get busy on the Stalker series, along with some New Adult stories and children's stories for you. So try them you might really like them.
My books are growing over at Audible.com. I'll be adding more as time allows. And I hand pick the narrators. You'll find some really good work there and I hope you'll check them out. If you want to listen to one free, I can send coupons, let me know, but I'd sure appreciate you reviewing it, if you listen for free. Not for me, but for the marvelous job these narrators do on there. I am so very proud of them. So please give a listen. Send me an e-mail if you want a free coupon to listen to the whole story. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd like to say that fatasticfiction.com has a nice display of our books, please visit. If you want a print book I'd appreciate you buying directly from Createspace. This helps all authors.
My site is looking very good and I hope you'll visit me there. http://www.ritaphestand.rocks
That's all the news for now. Stay tuned though! Blessing to all!
Other places to see my books
on Oct. 10, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book on a level I didn't think I would. Just the fact that Rusty was such a noble man, and kept his promises. Along with the fact that you see a side of him you wouldn't expect. Was a great read!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on April 05, 2011 :
This book was a nice Sunday afternoon treat. I have purchased all of the other books from this author as the story was delightful.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery
on Oct. 18, 2009 :
Hannah's Man by Rita Hestand
Review by Rebecca J. Vickery
This was the first book I've read by this talented author, but it won't be the last. I now intend to read her other stories about these Travers brothers and their adventures in finding and keeping their women.
In Hannah's Man, following true cowboy style, Rusty Travers sees a woman in distress and reluctantly goes to her rescue. Hannah has secrets and one of them is that her ranch is mortgaged to the hilt. In order to save her home, she has to rely on this cowboy she doesn't know and has no reason to trust. A great play on the cowboy coming to the rescue theme by Ms. Hestand.
Then Rusty and Hannah begin to find a lot of traits they like and respect in each other. But that's only after some very entertaining interaction. Ms. Hestand balances the conflict and the attraction expertly and has you turning pages to see what could possibly happen next.
And just when you think the problems are all wrapped up and this couple is on the way to riding off into the sunset, there's a surprise call for Rusty from home that might change everything.
This story was extremely entertaining and provided a welcome escape after a hard day. I loved it and would highly recommend it. I gave this book 5 stars and will save it to read again. I am definitely looking forward to Ms. Hestand's other works.
Review by Rebecca J. Vickery
(This book was purchased and this review was neither requested nor paid for in any way. The opinion expressed is the reviewers who was not compensated in any manner.)
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)