Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Reluctant Grooms Series is Now Available Everywhere*

I recently published three separate volumes of The Reluctant Grooms Series on Amazon.




They are now available everywhere else.

Here are the links to the retailers

Kobo

Smashwords

Amazon

NOOK (US only)

itunes

*Coming Soon to Google Play, Bookmate, Prestigio Plaza, IBS, and 24Symbols.


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In other news, I am still playing nursemaid. My ex is camped out in the den in a hospital bed. He fell off the roof cleaning the gutters and broke the heel in his left foot. He needs surgery. Grievous injury indeed.

I am not writing. I am doing the yard work that my ex was supposed to do. I caught Poison Ivy last week. All over my legs and forearms. Not fun.

I am also Spring Cleaning. Something my house sorely needs.  As soon as the weather breaks and I can put my plants outside I plan to start ripping up more carpet. This time it's the upper stairs and hallway, and the back bedroom. I would honestly rather live on plywood than carpet. (Until I install the new wood floors.)

I'm hoping that once things settle down I'll be able to find a cohesive schedule and return to the business at hand -- writing. It is my "real" job after all.

I will keep you updated as I can.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In the Loop

Wondering if I could use that particular jargon in my Regency romance novel, I looked it up online. Seems there are several theories of where the phrase originated. One has to do with WWII aviators. One to 1960's computers. Along that same vein, another theory to NASA and the space flights. Another has two electromagnets buried along a line of current in 1890. The word loop is originally used in cloth making.

In the loop means to be kept abreast of the current situation.

1) I found three lines I wanted to use in my second Regency title. I know that probably doesn't mean much to you all, but I can build a whole story around those lines. Which is exactly how I began my first ever Regency romance THE LADY'S MASQUERADE.

2) I am releasing my contemporary romantic women's fiction under Anne Gallagher. They should be out to all retailers by the end of March.












I really like both of these books. I wrote A REASON TO STAY nine years ago. It was an experiment in the five-act structure. MR. CHARMING started off as magazine articles about three years ago. It took me this long to figure out a plot to go with it. There are several recurring themes in both books. I have two more planned in that series.

3) The man who lives with my daughter and me had an unfortunate accident last Wednesday. My full-time occupation is now nurse, not writer. His injuries are so grievous, I fear it will be sometime before I get back to any kind of writing.

Therefore, this blog will be on hiatus.  I do not think I will be back until autumn.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Book Bundles on Amazon

I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before--I thought I had-- The Reluctant Grooms Series is currently for sale as a 3 bundle set on Amazon.



 Each bundle is $3.99 for a limited time. They're also available on Kindle Unlimited until March 22.  You can get them here. 

Each bundle follows the series in order.

After March 22, they will be available through all other retailers so, if you're a member of KU, I'd get them while I can. They won't be back there.


Anne Gallagher (c) 2016



Sunday, January 31, 2016

When All Hope Is Lost Paperback is Published

Shame on me. I uploaded all the other books to paperback last summer and never got around to finishing the job. Well, I did it this week, and after reviewing and approving the proof, I can proudly say, The Reluctant Grooms series is complete.





Lady Olivia is a woman bereft—she’s lost the man she loved, her home of nearly forty years, and her title. Never one to back down from a fight, this time she walks away. There’s nothing left for her in London. She plans to live out the rest of her solitary life at a quaint little estate near Brighton.


Until the unthinkable happens and the man of her dreams walks through her front door.

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I loved writing that book. I loved getting into the mind of John David Quiggins. I loved researching and writing about how he rescued the Princesses from Spain. I made it very difficult, but Quiggins is a tough guy. And when he gets back, he has a little espionage of his own.

I received a review from a woman who said she liked reading about middle-aged people in love. I liked writing about Olivia's heartbreak. She accepted two proposals on the same night. And even though she loved both of them, she ended up alone. She got what she deserved.  For awhile. I couldn't let her go on without a happy ending.

So, the paperback is out at Amazon US and Amazon UK and my page on CreateSpace. Just click on the links. (No affiliate earnings.)

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I'm working with a box supplier to have a true "boxed set." The complete Reluctant Grooms series in paperback in a box. It would make a lovely gift to your favorite Regency romance reader. I'll let you know when I have the information.

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I've been doing some photo hunting to find pictures of the new characters. Once I have them all together, I'll start creating storyboards on Pinterest. Hoping by next weekend.

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I cannot tell you when the new book will be out. I've been working on it for nearly two years. But believe it or not, it's not that easy to write. There's a lot of backstory that needs to be figured out, Henry's, the girls, Catherine, even the servants. And then I have to somehow interweave some characters from the Reluctant Grooms into the mix as well. I could just as easily write stand-alone novels, but I like the challenge. Sorry it's taking me so long to get to it.

Thanks for reading.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016