Interview with Ruth Ann Nordin

When did you first start writing?
I was in the 8th grade when I started to write. I became an avid reader during the 6th grade, and I read a lot of romances, ranging from the YA to adult category. After a while, I started looking for specific plots that I wanted to read. I spent a few months getting increasingly upset because it seemed like the exact book I wanted to read wasn't available at the bookstores or library. One day while browsing through the library, it suddenly occurred to me that if I wanted to read the book I had in mind, then I was going to have to write it. I've been writing ever since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
In short, control over my book.

I didn't want a publisher coming in and telling me what I could or couldn't do with the story I'd written. I write about sweet heroes who are often virgins, which aren't typical in the traditional publishing world. And if they are, this is usually in the Christian romance publishing market. But the Christian publishing market didn't fit me, either, because I include sexual content in my books. Since I couldn't find a publisher that fit what I wanted to do, I published the books myself. Looking back, that was the best decision I'd ever made because I'm very happy with the books I've done. I don't think I would have been happy with my books if I'd written what the publisher(s) had wanted.

I should note that I do have a few books with a publisher, but the publisher is a small one and I was allowed full control over the content of the books. That publisher came later in my writing career.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting to know my characters. I don't plot. I write by the seat of my pants, so I don't know my characters until I'm writing their story. It's always fun to find out which twists and turns they'll take me on during the course of the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do. I was in grade school. The book was boring, and I hated to read after that. It took reading an entertaining book in the 6th grade to convince me otherwise. It's all in the storytelling. The best books are ones that make the reader excited about reading.
Describe your desk
It's a mess. I know where everything is, but no one else does. The rest of my house is clean. I need to straighten up the other rooms in order to feel relaxed enough to write. I know it's a weird contradiction, but that's how my mind works.
What advice would you give someone who is having trouble making a decision?
Pursue your passion. Your path isn't someone else's. Just because someone else thinks something is right for you, it doesn't mean it is. You need to sit down and evaluate your own situation. You are living your life. That means you are going to live with the consequences of your decisions. The worst thing I think that can happen to someone is that they end up looking back on their life and regretting the risks they didn't take.

For example, my family and friends didn't want me to write romance, which they considered "trash". They especially didn't want me to publish it myself. I received some criticism back in 2009 when I chose to write and publish romances. This wasn't an easy time in my life. Not only were the people I loved telling me I was wasting my time, but authors told me I was ruining my chances on being taken seriously as a writer since no publisher would take on a self-published writer. There were a dozen reasons not to write and publish my romances. But I knew I was going to regret it if I didn't.

If you let fear of what others think hold you back, you'll never discover your potential. I think it's better to take the risk and find out what will happen than to play it safe and end up wishing you'd done it.
What are you working on next?
At any one time, I'm working on three different series, and those will be in the Regency or historical western romance categories. As of July 2018, I'm working on five books.

1. Kidnapping the Viscount - a Regency romantic comedy about a hero who lets the heroine thinks she's running the show. This is Book 5 in the Marriage by Fate Series. It is available for pre-order.

2. One Enchanted Evening - a Regency that is loosely based off of Cinderella, except in this case Cinderella has some skeletons in her closet that will threaten her newfound happiness with the hero. This is Book 2 in the Marriage by Fairytale Series. It is available for pre-order.

3. The Imperfect Husband - a historical western romance which will be a romantic comedy. The heroine isn't happy to be married to the hero, so he's going to disguise himself as a woman in order to join her lady's social group with the goal of finding out what kind of man he can be to win her over. This is Book 4 in the Misled Mail Order Brides Series. (This will finish up the series.) It is available for pre-order.

4. Shane's Deal - a historial western romance about a heroine who marries the marshal of a small town for protection of her and her unborn child. This is Book 4 in the Montana Collection, and it will finish up that series. It won't be up on pre-order until my publisher puts it up for me.

5. The Outlaw's Bride - a historical western romance that is about a heroine who takes a chance on marrying a stranger who has been forced out of town because he's been wrongly labeled an outlaw. This is the first book in the Wyoming Series. I can't get it on pre-order because this is a rewrite of a book I had co-authored, and part of the agreement I made with the other author when I was purchasing the rights to it was that I would make this free so that people who'd bought the original version wouldn't have to buy this rewritten one.
Published 2018-07-05.
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Books by This Author

The Wedding Pact
Series: Marriage by Fairytale. Pre-release—available June 15, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
When Miss Ophelia Crowe realizes her cruel guardian intends to marry her, she strikes up a wedding pact with the first gentleman she meets.
Kidnapping the Viscount
Series: Marriage by Fate. Pre-release—available May 18, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Miss Heather Duff's going after the gentleman who got away, even if it'll take some unconventional means to do so.
The Larsons: Boxed Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 433,130. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
At long last, Richard, Sally, Tom, Dave, Jenny, and Joel Larson's stories are in one boxed set, making it easy to follow each Larson as they find true love.
The Imperfect Husband
Series: Misled Mail Order Brides. Pre-release—available March 2, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A man disguises himself as a woman in order to figure out the best way to woo his wife.
South Dakota Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 199,490. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
This boxed set contains the complete South Dakota Series by Ruth Ann Nordin. The books in it are Loving Eliza, Bid for a Bride, and Bride of Second Chances.
The Perfect Duke
Series: Marriage by Fate. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,270. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An impoverished duke marries a wealthy lady, not realizing that in doing so, he incurs the wrath of her brother who may ruin his new marriage.
One Enchanted Evening
Series: Marriage by Fairytale. Pre-release—available January 6, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Lord Pruett has met the perfect lady at a masquerade ball, but will he still want to marry her once he discovers she's a servant?
The Marriage Contract
Series: Marriage by Fairytale. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,680. Language: American English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
A widowed countess with a child on the way agrees to marry a gentleman who, some say, killed his first wife. But as she gets to know him, she begins to believe her husband isn’t the beast everyone’s made him out to be. There just might be a gentleman worth loving beneath his hard exterior. Can she get him to let go of the past so he can open himself up to the possibility of a fairytale romance?
Make Believe Bride
Series: Marriage by Fate. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In order to fit in with London society, Lord Whitney pretends to be betrothed. When it comes time for him to produce a lady, he seeks out one who will be willing to play along with his scheme. But then he starts to fall in love with her, and what started out as a simple plan is no longer so simple after all.
The Perfect Wife
Series: Misled Mail Order Brides. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Natalie married Mark Larson because she loved him, but she's quickly learning there's more to marriage than love. A lot more. And she's not sure she has what it takes to make it work.
The Rejected Groom
Series: Misled Mail Order Brides. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,800. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Due to a misunderstanding, Velma Murdoch ends up marrying the wrong twin. Tony Larson is a farmer, and she doesn’t know the first thing about housework or caring for animals. Can a man who feels rejected and a woman who doesn’t feel competent on a farm find something as wonderful as love?
Married In Haste
Series: Marriage by Fate. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lord Youngtown wants to marry. Though he tells everyone it’s because he needs an heir, deep down he’s a romantic at heart and longs for a love match. A simple scandal not of his doing gives him a lady who isn’t the kind of lady he wants, but it might give him the lady he needs.
The Very True Legends of Ol' Man Wickleberry and his Demise - Ink Slingers' Anthlogy
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 33,740. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Ol’ Man Wickleberry is a man of legend – or is he a legend of a man? With a scruffy beard and a dislike for humanity, how long has it been since he met his demise, and what is he doing in his ghostly afterlife? The stories may differ, but all of them are true. We swear. Enjoy eight tales by seven talented authors.
Groom for Hire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When asked to lead another wagon train, a man offers Joe money to marry his daughter so she won’t have to go on the trails without the protection of a husband.
Forced into Marriage
Series: Pioneer Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: American English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A broken-hearted divorcee. A pregnant survivor. Can they turn an unwanted marriage… into love?
If It Takes A Scandal
Series: Marriage by Bargain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,400. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Two people who don't want to get married end up having to when a third party gets them ensnared in a scandal. A year later, both have to come to grips with the reality of their very inconvenient marriage.
Taming The Viscountess
Series: Marriage by Bargain. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,570. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
When Sebastian Egan, Viscount Erandon, lost half of his leg at sea, he thought his days of adventure were over. Then he marries Miss Celia Barlow and finds out that marriage is a far more exciting venture.
The Rake's Vow
Series: Marriage by Bargain. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,840. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Miss Loretta Bachman convinces a reformed rake, who has vowed to never sleep with another lady, to marry her and pretend he's deeply in love with her so she can impress the Ton.
The Bride Price
Series: Misled Mail Order Brides. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,110. Language: American English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A mail order bride. A scarred settler. Will love stake its claim or send them packing?
Ingrid: A Flash Fiction Story To Go With The Marriage Agreement
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
PLEASE NOTE: This is a flash fiction story. It is only 1,200 words long. This is the unofficial epilogue to The Marriage Agreement. For those of you who wanted Laura’s mother to get her happy ending, this one’s for you!
The Reclusive Earl
Series: Marriage by Fate. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: American English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s far easier to hide in the shadows than risk being hurt. When a very imperfect earl happens to be caught up in a scandal that forces him to marry the perfect lady, he can't help but worry all his fears have just come true.
The Emotionally Engaging Character
Series: Writing Tips. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
The key to writing a compelling story is to make the characters, especially the main ones, so engaging that the reader makes an emotional connection with them. In this book, Ruth Ann Nordin shares tips on creating this type of character.
The Viscount’s Runaway Bride
Series: Marriage by Bargain. Price: Free! Words: 61,490. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
What Lord Worsley really wants is a wife who can excite him, but what he ended up with was an engagement borne of necessity to his sister’s friend. So when Miss Damara Onslow intercepts his carriage, he’s immediately drawn to both her bold spirit and her beauty. Even more exciting is the offer she makes: money in exchange for marriage.
The Earl's Wallflower Bride
Series: Marriage by Arrangement. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,960. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lady Iris has just been matched with the most selfish and arrogant gentleman in all of London, and there’s nothing she can do to get out of the marriage.
The Bargain Mail Order Bride
Series: Chance at Love Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,620. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Carl Richie makes a bargain with his mail-order bride. In return for having his child so he can keep his property, he won't ask her anything about her past.
Bonus Material from the Nebraska Series
Series: Nebraska Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,910. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Since 2011, Ruth Ann Nordin's characters have been coming to her blog, and most of the time, they want to argue with her because she is not writing the books their way. At long last, Ruth has decided to combine these blog posts into a book where fans of her work can laugh and enjoy the silly antics the Larsons performed in 2011 and 2012.
A Groom's Promise
Series: Historical Romance Anthologies. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,050. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Bride's Choice: Shy and clumsy Jack Warren has finally found the woman of his dreams, but her father wants her to marry his brother instead. When the Whistle Blows: Hugh Warren makes a deal to marry someone's daughter as part of a land agreement. But when he meets the perfect lady, he must find a way out of the agreement, even if it means a little matchmaking
The Marriage Agreement
Series: Pioneer Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,610. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can have his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience.
Wagon Trail Bride
Series: Pioneer Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,360. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Richard Larson has secretly loved Amanda for years, but it wasn't until she had nowhere else to turn that he had the courage to propose a marriage of convenience. Now as they make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for a new life, he wonders if she might ever come to return his feelings.
The Accidental Mail Order Bride
Series: Chance at Love Series, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,170. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Not being much to look at and overweight, Travis Martin agrees to marry the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, knowing full well she'll never be happy with someone like him.
The Mistaken Mail Order Bride
Series: Chance at Love Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Eric Johnson ends up with the wrong mail order bride, but he doesn't realize it until after the preacher has married them.
Her Devilish Marquess
Series: Marriage by Arrangement, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,210. Language: American English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Miss Danette Everson, who had confined herself to a life of spinsterhood, has finally agreed to an arranged marriage. But when she's paired up with a gentleman whose favorite pastime is scandalizing the Ton, she believes her new marriage is one huge mistake.
The Convenient Mail Order Bride
Series: Chance at Love Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,310. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Phoebe Durbin answers a mail-order bride ad, she doesn’t realize the groom-to-be didn’t write the ad.
His Wicked Lady
Series: Marriage by Arrangement, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mr. Malcolm Jasper prides himself on his immaculate reputation, and he’s decided it’s time to get married so he can start having children to leave a legacy to. Unfortunately for him, he happens to be paired with Lady Cantrell, a lady who thinks the rules of the Ton are made to be broken.
Late One Night
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
A lone traveler arrives at an old house in the middle of the night. Even creepier than the house is the man who lives there. But not everything is as it seems. This is a flash fiction story, and it's about 980 words long.
Royal Heiress
Series: Enchanted Galaxy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The new queen has been crowned, and her first order of business is to pick a husband. Thankfully, her dilemma is put off by her first mission: a trip to the lost city of Atlantis on planet Earth. Or...this might be the trip that leads her to the right man to be king.
The Royal Pursuit
Series: Enchanted Galaxy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,620. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The queen is sent on a mission to another planet whose roots will take her back to Earth and to someone who has plans to make her his forever if the king doesn’t stop him first.
The Earl's Stolen Bride
Series: Marriage by Deceit. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,030. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Orlando Emmett, the Earl of Reddington, fell in love with Chloe as soon as he met her. Unfortunately, she married Lord Hawkins before he could propose. Now, a year later, she’s a widow. And while he should honor the mourning period, he’s afraid if he doesn’t act fast, he might not get another chance to be her husband. So he plans a way to make sure he gets her before someone else does.
Ruined by the Earl
Series: Marriage by Deceit. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: American English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
After losing all of his money in a reckless bet, Logan Breckman, the Earl of Toplyn, needs to marry a lady from a wealthy family–and fast. So he does the only thing he can think of and picks one at random to trick into marriage.
11 Tips For New Writers
Series: Writing Tips. Price: Free! Words: 10,650. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you want to write a story but don't know how to start? Are you wondering how to handle storytelling elements like plot, setting, and point of view? Are you stuck in the middle of your story? Are you looking for encouragement to keep going? This book addresses all of these and more.
Royal Hearts
Series: Enchanted Galaxy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,460. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
An old nemesis sends Ann Kerwin back in time on Earth to ensure she never gets to become the queen of Raz. It’s up to Hathor to follow her and compete with her old boyfriend for her affections. Because if she doesn’t choose Hathor, all they have will be lost.
Love Lessons With The Duke
Series: Marriage by Deceit, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Duke of Ashbourne asks Lady Seyton to help him secure a bride in one month, but soon he realizes he's in love with her and will do anything it takes to marry her, even if it involves a scandal.
His Convenient Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,110. Language: American English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Despite being rejected by Stan Craftsman in the past, Harriett Larson agrees to marry him for the sake of the girl he recently adopted…with the understanding theirs will only be a marriage of convenience.
A Royal Engagement
Series: Enchanted Galaxy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 77,100. Language: American English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
An ordinary young woman on Earth learns she's destined to be the queen on another planet...and she's already engaged to a young man she doesn't know.
Just Good Friends
Series: Omaha Contemporary Romances, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,080. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Tiffany Clark asks Tyler Jackson to pretend to be her boyfriend, the lie quickly escalates when, in a moment of frustration, Tyler blurts out that they’re married.
The Earl's Secret Bargain
Series: Marriage by Deceit, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,890. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Lord Davenport and Lord Pennella have just made a bet for the hand of Miss Regina Giles. The gentleman she chooses wins the loser’s estate.
Patty's Gamble
Series: Montana Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Patty Dixon makes a plan to get Greg Wilson to marry her, and it works! But convincing the groom he's happy being married will be a whole lot harder.
The Mail Order Bride's Deception
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sadie Miller’s heart raced with trepidation as she looked at the letter in her hands from the man who waited for his mail-order bride. When she stepped out of this stagecoach, she would be Hazel McPherson. Not Sadie. And her secret would go with her to the grave, no matter what.
Boaz's Wager
Series: Montana Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What Boaz Grady wants more than anything else is to have his children living with him. But in order to get them back, he needs to marry a woman who’ll be their mother. Eva Connealy left Omaha, Nebraska to be a school teacher. While in Montana, her stagecoach is attacked, and the men decide to sell her.
The Earl's Scandalous Wife
Series: Marriage by Scandal, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,410. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Finally, Season after Season of not being able to secure a wife, Lord Clement’s life is changed for the better when a beautiful stranger kisses him. Now he has a wife who has it all: beauty, passion, and excitement. And she also comes with a tainted past she'll do anything to keep secret.
Mitch's Win
Series: Montana Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Mitch Grady goes to a saloon to help his brother, he finds that his brother’s horse isn’t the only thing being offered in a poker game. Heather Curtiss’ brother has bet her as well. Vowing an innocent woman won’t be forced to give up her virtue to a disreputable gambler, Mitch joins the game. With luck, he wins and frees Heather.
Bride by Arrangement
Series: Historical Romance Anthologies. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Parchment & Plume, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
An anthology of two historical western romances from Ruth Ann Nordin and Janet Syas Nitsick.
Catching Kent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,830. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rose Larson always gets what she wants, and in this historical western romance, she is determined to do whatever it takes to marry Kent Ashton.
Kent Ashton's Backstory (Prequel to Catching Kent)
Price: Free! Words: 32,260. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Falling In Love With Her Husband, Kent Ashton was the villain… Or was he? Everyone has their story, and this is Kent's version of events. See what really happened behind the scandal with Rebecca and why he went to find Ann Statesman in North Dakota. This is a novella. It is not a romance. It is the prequel to Catching Kent. Catching Kent is Kent Ashton's romance.
His Reluctant Lady
Series: Marriage by Scandal, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,490. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mister Christopher Robinson will do whatever it takes to secure a marriage to Agatha Lyons, the very beautiful but elusive Lady of Richfield. When he discovers her secret, he offers her a deal: marry him or risk scandal.
His Abducted Bride
Series: Across the Stars, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,190. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sandy Davis is just about to finish writing her first fantasy novel. The villain refuses to let her kill him off at the end of the story, and he’ll do whatever it takes to stay alive...even if he has to trap her into the story and marry her.
Runaway Bride
Series: Across the Stars, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the moment Mark Tanner sees Lexie Rogers, he knows she’s destined to be his wife. There is only one problem: her fiancé. Mark knows she’s better off with him, but can he convince her of that before it’s too late? *This is book 2 in the Across the Stars Series Book 1: Suddenly a Bride Book 2: Runaway Bride Book 3: His Abducted Bride
A Most Unsuitable Earl
Series: Marriage by Scandal, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,160. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ethan Silverton, the Lord of Edon, prides himself on his notorious reputation as a rake because it frees him from having to get married. But one little lie and a meddlesome mother forces him into a situation where he has to marry the most boring lady he can imagine.
Substitute Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Disclaimer: Substitute Bride used to be under my pen name Kate Page. Kevin Edwards stands to inherit one million dollars. The catch? He must get married by Valentine’s Day. And he chooses Tammy who is all wrong for him. Can his best friend, Alexandra (Alex) Dixon, convince him that things will be much better if they become more than friends or will he say “I do” to the wrong woman?
Bound by Honor Bound by Love
Series: Native American Romance, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The day Onawa eagerly anticipated has finally come. She is to be Citlali’s wife. But what she doesn’t realize is that his ambitions to be the next chief could be more powerful than his feelings for her. Will she ever find a prominent place in his life, or will she end up taking second place to the tribe? *This is the final book in the Native American Romance Series.
Her Counterfeit Husband
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,020. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In an act of desperation, the Duchess of Watkins and the butler bury her dead husband in secret. On their way back to the manor, they find a stranger who has been beaten and left for dead. And he looks just like her husband. Dare they replace her husband with a counterfeit? And if they do, what consequences will come as a result of their lie?
Her Heart's Desire
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,560. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
As soon as Sally Larson meets Rick Johnson, she knows he's the one for her. The catch? He's interested in her friend, Ethel Mae. But Sally has a plan. With Ethel Mae's help, she convinces Rick that the only way he'll get Ethel Mae is to make her jealous. He agrees, but he has a trick or two up his sleeve. Sally just might find that the one playing cat is really the mouse.
The Earl's Inconvenient Wife
Series: Marriage by Scandal, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.05 from 19 reviews)
Caught in a scandalous situation, Lord Roderick marries a lady he believes tricked him into marriage. Miss Claire Lowell hoped her first Season would result in a marriage based on love, but her new husband hates her. Can she convince him she didn't trick him into marriage or will she be confined to the loveless marriage she fears?
To Have And To Hold
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Six years after Dave Larson married Mary in Eye of the Beholder, Mary loses her memory. In an attempt to help her remember her past, Dave takes her to Maine where Mary will come face to face with the family she left behind. Will her love for Dave be enough to overcome the unpleasant aspects of her past, or will past insecurities keep her from regaining her former happiness?
Isaac's Decision
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,020. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Isaac Larson's been warned by his father to stay away from "the Craftsman girl" for years. But that's easier said than done when Emily Craftsman is the only one who sparks his passion. Will he defy his father to be with the woman he wants or will he choose the woman his father wants him to marry?
Shotgun Groom
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,420. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.91 from 11 reviews)
When Joel Larson goes out to check on a sick child, the last thing he expects is a shotgun and a marriage proposal he can't refuse!
They Stole Your Book! Now What?
Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
What can you do if you discover that someone has stolen your book? What steps can you take to get the stolen book removed? I share what I did when I found three of my books stolen and put up for sale on Amazon. Topics also covered in this ebook are registering your copyright in the United States, book piracy, and using Smashwords.
Bride of Second Chances
Series: South Dakota Series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Jeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca that he would never love another woman. After her death, he finds himself duty-bound to marry her sister. Jane, who has always been shy and content to hide in the shadows, begins to stir up old feelings Jeremy isn’t prepared for. Will a marriage that began out of duty give a lonely widower a second chance? Or will he have to keep his promise to Rebecca?
Suddenly a Bride
Series: Across the Stars, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,020. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.88 from 16 reviews)
Rilo An comes from a world where there are no women, and what he longs for is a life mate, which is the Earth equivalent of a wife. So he leaves his world, takes on the Earth name Chris West, and bonds with Caitlyn Davis. But she was married before, and memories of her deceased husband still linger around her home. Will he have to become like her first husband to win her love?
Brave Beginnings
Series: Native American Romance, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Julia Milton said good-bye to two men in her life. Ernest who was a part of her safe and familiar world. Then there was Chogan who stirred her passion but came from the Mandan tribe-a man who lived a life foreign to her own. Will she choose the safe and familiar path or embrace her passions? *This book is part of the Native American Romance Series.
Return of the Aliens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This Christian sci-fi thriller explores the possibility that conspiracy theories and Biblical prophecies are about to collide. It includes these novellas: The Vanishing, The Watchers, The Leader, The Mark, The Deception, Nightmare Hall, and The Big Event. It is the complete series.
Bid for a Bride
Series: South Dakota Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,280. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.64 from 22 reviews)
Lucy finds out the man she just married already has a wife. The preacher intervenes and helps her annul the marriage, but he’s aware that Lucy’s week with her bigamist husband might have resulted in a pregnancy. To protect her reputation, he asks Brian Evans to marry her. Brian jumps at the chance and proposes to her. But will she love him as he hopes or will he only be her convenient husband?
The Path to Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Christian » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Six children leave home to find their way to the true meaning of Christmas. The angel tells them not to stray from the path or they will get lost.
What Nathan Wants
Series: Omaha Contemporary Romances, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
What could a man who already has everything possibly want? How about a baby? Nathan Rudolph interviews all the single women in his company. They think they might get a job promotion, but he comes with a marriage license instead. And the winner isn't happy. But he's dealt with difficult people before and is certain that, in no time at all, he can win his new wife over.
A Husband for Margaret
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.23 from 31 reviews)
When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband, she expected Paul Connealy to arrive, but instead, his older brother, Joseph, came...and he brought four children with him.
Restoring Hope
Series: Native American Romance, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,040. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.78 from 9 reviews)
In the middle of the night, Woape flees from three male Indians who've tormented her. Gary Milton rescues her, and she follows him home. To secure Gary's protection, she marries him. But the Indians haven't given up their pursuit of her. *This is the first book in the Native American Romance Series.
The Wrong Husband
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
After winning back the money his uncle gambled, Owen gives it to his aunt. But Big Roy isn't happy, and he sends men to kill Owen. Owen flees to Nebraska where he finds a Wanted poster seeking his arrest. Scared, he plays along with the sheriff who thinks he's Irving, the new deputy. Irving was to marry Jenny Larson and since she's pretty, Owen plays along. But then Irving shows up...
A Chance In Time
Series: Native American Romance, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.63 from 16 reviews)
One widow... One time traveler... Two lonely hearts connecting for a moment in time... One day Penelope Jordan finds a man who's on the brink of death and nurses him back to health. Over time, he brings out the woman that the harsh prairie made her forget she once was, and soon she falls in love with him. But will he stay with her...in her time...or will he return to the future?
The Cowboy's Wish
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.69 from 13 reviews)
This is a light-hearted look at a cowboy who wishes for a wife...and suddenly gets one.
A Bride for Tom
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 30,330. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.52 from 48 reviews)
Tom Larson is having trouble finding a wife, and Jessica Reynolds decides to help him overcome his awkward and clumsy manners so he can attract women. (This has been updated to include the wedding night.)
The Cold Wife
Series: Virginia Series, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.22 from 9 reviews)
When Carrie Allen learns that her father has arranged a marriage between her and Justin Monroe, she knows that a pair couldn't be more mismatched. And she wants out! Justin Monroe has loved Carrie for years, so he jumps at the chance to marry her. But he's in for a surprise when she tells him the truth...and asks for an annulment. Too bad for her he's not willing to give up.
Loving Eliza
Series: South Dakota Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Eliza left her life of prostitution to become something she could never be back in Omaha: a lady. As soon as she arrives in South Dakota, she runs into John Evans, the town mute, who immediately falls in love with her and wants to marry her. She fights off his proposals, even as her attraction for him grows stronger. But can she afford to let him know her past? Will he love her anyway?
Falling In Love With Her Husband
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
When Ann Statesman marries Todd Brothers, it's not because she loves him. She marries him because she knows that he will make a good husband. She hopes that given time, her feelings for him will blossom into romantic love. But when her old beau comes back for her, will she still want to stay with Todd...or will she want to go back to her past love?
With This Ring, I Thee Dread
Series: Omaha Contemporary Romances, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,060. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Ryan Jackson and Elizabeth Valentine can't stand each other. Unfortunately for them, their parents get along great and decide to play matchmaker in a very unusual way. In order to keep their jobs, they will have to get married and spend four months in a remote Alaskan cabin. They accept the terms but are determined that their parents' ruse will never work...until Ryan changes his mind.
His Redeeming Bride
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,110. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Ready to give birth, Sarah Donner ends up newly widowed. She has to rely on the aid of the one man others had warned her about: Neil Craftsman. She knows of his tarnished past, and no respectable woman will go near him. But as she gets to know Neil, she learns that there is more to him than meets the eye. But when his past comes back to haunt him, will her newfound love be enough to redeem him?
An Inconvenient Marriage
Series: Virginia Series, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,200. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.93 from 14 reviews)
In order to receive his inheritance, Jake Mitchell must marry. In order to save her family's farm, Sue Lewis must marry a rich man. So Jake comes up with a plan. Why not strike up a platonic business arrangement where they can marry each other for six months? And it all goes according to plan...until an army of men start to take an interest in Sue. Then Jake starts to reconsider the plan.
Romancing Adrienne
Series: Virginia Series, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Adrienne Dayton flees from an arranged marriage. While heading on a train bound for New York, she falls off the train, dragging Trevor Lewis with her. They find themselves stranded in a small Virginia town. When she offers to show him what romance is by fixing him up with a local girl, he turns the tables on her. He'll be the one to show her what romance is...and get her to marry him.
An Unlikely Place for Love
Series: Virginia Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,700. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Fleeing from her parents' killers, Kate Tanner disguises herself as Billy Ingram and works on a remote farm in North Dakota. Between trying to prove that she can handle the more demanding farm chores and trying to fit in with the other farmhands, she has her work cut out for her. Then, one morning, her boss discovers she's a woman, and that's when things really get interesting.
Eye of the Beholder
Series: Nebraska Series, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,770. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.91 from 23 reviews)
A homely woman who fears she will never marry becomes a mail-order bride. The man she comes for rejects her but another offers her marriage. She accepts, not believing love will result from the union. Love, after all, is for beautiful women. Isn't it?
Meant To Be
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
When Ted and Megan board the Amtrak, the last thing they expect is to be thrown back into the past. As if that isn't bad enough, the people insist that they marry at once! But Ted and Megan don't even know each other, and despite their protests, the preacher announces them man and wife. This romantic comedy takes a light-hearted look at time travel and the joy of finding unexpected love.