My Writing, Editing, and Publishing Schedule up to March 2015

Last week, I spent considerable time and attention to getting preorders established on iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.  (This is not available for me on Amazon, Flipkart, or other sites.)  I’ll be posting links to preorders soon.

Below is the list of books coming out and when I’ll be working on them.  The most frequent question I get is what I’m working on (and when) and when the books will be available, so I wanted to get this list up on this blog. :)

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A Royal Engagement – To Be Published on September 28

a royal engagement ebook cover

Editing – Now

Polished Version Turned in by August 15

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Just Good Friends – To Be Published on October 12

Just Good Friends

First Draft Done

Editing – August 1-30

Polished Draft Turned in by August 31

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His Convenient Wife – To Be Published on November 16

His Convenient Wife ebook cover

Writing right now

First Draft Done – August 31

Editing – September 1-28

Polished Version Done – September 30

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Love Lessons With The Duke – To Be Published on January 3

Love Lessons with the Duke

Writing – September 1 – 21

First Draft Done by September 30

Editing – October 1 to October 31

Polished Version Done by November 15

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A Groom’s Promise – an anthology (Publishing Date Unknown)*

Cover Coming Soon

Writing – October 1-20

First Draft Done by October 31

Editing – whenever Janet Syas Nitsick is done with her book

*Publication Depends on when this anthology is done and the publisher is ready to publish it.

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Royal Hearts – To Be Published on March 21

royal hearts ebook cover

Writing – November 1-20

First draft done by – December 1

Editing – January 1-31

Polished Version Done by February 15

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Shane’s Deal – Due out in February or March*

*Publisher Decides The Exact Date

shane's deal ebook cover

Writing – December 1-20

First Draft Done by – December 31

Editing – January 1-30

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To Be Determined

TheRancher'sWife ebook cover

Not sure what is going on with this one, so I’m holding off on saying anything about it until I know.

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Patty’s Gamble is Now in iBooks

I finally noticed Patty’s Gamble is on iBooks, so I’m posting the link below for those interested. :)

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Patty's Gamble - Ruth Ann Nordin

As a quick side note: I’ll be posting my publishing schedule from now to March 2015 in a couple of days.

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Going to do a Preorder for a Couple of Future Books

I haven’t done a preorder since last year, but then I was thinking that there could be some situations where having a book on preorder might be a good idea.

And this is why:

1.  Some people don’t want to be on my email list for new releases.  With all the emails flooding someone’s inbox, one more can be a pain to sort through.  Also, it’d be easy to miss or end up in spam.

2.  Maybe someone doesn’t want to be notified when a historical western comes out because they only want to read contemporaries?  I write three sub-genres in romance, and not everyone wants to read all of them.

3.  Some people might change email address and won’t receive the new release email.

4.  Some people might prefer to get the book as soon as it’s out without waiting for me to find the book is available and go through the process of notifying everyone.  I try to be quick when I publish books, but sometimes I don’t get to it for a couple days (thanks to kids or something else popping up).

Okay, so given all these very good reasons, I thought I’d start offering some books as a preorder on iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords and see how things go.  I can’t offer it on Amazon or anywhere else at this point in time.

I want to make things as convenient and easy for you as I can, and I’m hoping this will be something that is useful.  At least, it’s worth a try to see how things go.  I’ll be posting links for the preorders soon.

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Just Good Friends: First Draft Finished!

I just finished the first draft tonight, and like I am with all books, I’m really excited. :D

Just Good Friends

This didn’t go exactly the way I thought it would when I made the initial outline.  The basic premise stayed the same: two best friends pretend to be romantically interested in each other in order to get her parents to back off about her finding a husband.  But the way things played out didn’t really follow that outline.

There was a wrench my main characters threw my way that made me toss out 80% of the outline. (I can’t really say what in case I spoil the book.)  But what I can say is that there were a few times when I was worried my hero and heroine weren’t going to pull off the romance like they were supposed to.  Fortunately, they did in the end, but man, I had my doubts.  LOL  I am breathing a huge sigh of relief.

I spent most of my time writing by the seat of my pants and hoping everything would work out as I went along.  I just can’t do it.  I am not an outline type of writer.  I know some writers swear by this, but it doesn’t work for me.  And I’ve learned that until I’m at the 25,000 to 30,000 word point (which is about halfway) into a book, I can’t sprint it either.

I don’t know if I am scaring my editing team or not since I have another book done, but I wanted to warn them (since they read my blog posts) that I’ll be bugging them about going over this book in August.    I’ve been working these poor people hard this summer.  There was Patty’s Gamble, The Earl’s Secret Bargain, and A Royal Engagement.  And I’m about to come at them with this book.

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The Earl’s Secret Bargain: Link to iBooks

I checked this morning and saw The Earl’s Secret Bargain was already up on iBooks at Apple, so I thought I’d post the link below. I don’t see Patty’s Gamble there yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.

The Earl's Secret Bargain

iBooks

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The Earl’s Secret Bargain is Now Available!

Do you remember the conversation in His Reluctant Lady where Christopher is trying to prove to Agatha that he trusts her enough to tell her a secret?  In case you don’t, here’s a quick excerpt:

His Reluctant Lady

“All right,” he said, “I’ll concede to your challenge. You want to know something that only the gentlemen in White’s know? I’ll share a confidence with you. Lord Davenport has made a bet with Lord Pennella. The wager? The hand of Miss Giles. Whoever marries her first owes the loser his estate.”

Her jaw dropped and she made eye contact with him. “An entire estate for a marriage?”

“Now I don’t seem like such a bad gentleman, do I? I’d never make a wager on you.”

She couldn’t believe it. Poor Miss Giles. Agatha would hate it if someone made such a bet on her. Posting this in the Tittletattle would be a service to Miss Giles. She needed to know what Lords Davenport and Pennella were up to. Then she could send both earls off in disgust and find one who wouldn’t treat her no better than an object.

It was at that moment, I knew I’d be writing about Lord Davenport and Miss Giles.

And now their story is ready!

The Earl's Secret Bargain

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

I’m not sure when it’ll be on other sites like Apple iBooks, Flipkart, Oyster, or Scribd. Those usually take longer.

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Also, at last check Patty’s Gamble is still not on Apple iBooks.  I will do a post when it is, and I’ll post when The Earl’s Secret Bargain is on Apple iBooks, too, since I know quite of a few of you read iBooks.

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Patty’s Gamble is Now Available!

Patty’s Gamble is Now Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.  It should be up on Apple iBooks soon.  I’ll be checking Apple iBooks to see when it’s up and let you know when I see it.

This is the third book in the Montana Collection.  If you don’t have the others in the series, Mitch’s Win is Book 1 and Boaz’s Wager is Book 2.  I am planning to write Shane’s Deal (which is Book 4) soon.

patty's gamble ebook cover

For now, you can go to these links to get it:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

Special note to Debbie McCreary (a giveaway winner from the Facebook party Janet Syas Nitsick and I ran a couple months back): I will be sending you a paperback version of this book when it’s available.  At the moment, it is only in ebook.

Special note to Glenda Harvey, Anusha S, Debra MacArthur, Bridget Frederiksen, Carrie Fisher (ebook winners from the Facebook party Janet Syas Nitsick and I ran a couple months back), I’ll be gifting you ebooks tonight so check your inbox.

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