Thanks for having me here, Fillies. I appreciate the chance to talk a little about my new release — Texas Wedding for their Baby’s Sake. It is a continuation of The Rebel and the Lady, but also a book that can stand alone if you haven’t read the first one. Here’s a short blurb:
Caroline Benét enjoyed one night in her fiancé’s arms before he left to fight in the Texas territory. The day news reaches her of the Alamo slaughter is the day she learns she is carrying his child.
He may have survived, but Brandon Dumont can’t return to the life he once knew or the woman he once loved—not as a cripple and a man battling his own personal demons.
When Caroline shows up in Texas, Brandon is determined to send her packing.But Caroline wants more than Brandon’s name for their baby—she wants his heart. Look like it will take a love as big as Texas to win him back.
Yes, I love writing the tortured, conflicted hero and Brandon, with his idealistic worldview ripped from him by the ugliness of battle, had a lot of hurdles to overcome. A person cannot be “cured” of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but there is hope that he/she can learn to live with it, depending on its severity. A good, strong woman who won’t give up, can certainly help. And Caroline needed Brandon as much as he needed her. My heart just ached for these two as they struggled to find their place in the vast Texas territory.
This is my first attempt at writing a series book and I approached the task with some trepidation. But I found out that I absolutely loved writing this way! After a few false starts, the story unfolded before me. The best thing about this type of storyline is that I already knew my characters, knew what made them tick, what their fears, hopes and dreams were. And I cared about each and every one of them—strongly—and wanted them to have their dreams.
I think the first book I ever read that might have been considered a “series” was Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women—then on to Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Over the years I’ve read many of Nora Robert’s series book and more recently, Stacey Kaynes’ Wild series. Do any of you have a favorite series you would recommend? Western romance or otherwise?
Two lucky commenters will win an autographed copy of my new release, Texas Wedding for their Baby’s Sake!