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I hadn’t intended to write a series when I began. I really hadn’t. Things just  got out of hand.

When I originally wrote Jareth, First Lord, I had assumed it would be a stand-alone. But I decided I really wanted to continue on with Viviane’s story.

So I began to write the second book, adding Viviane, First Lady. Which seemed like a good idea, until my editor suggested bringing this book to a quicker end and using the rest to start another book..

(sigh)

I could see her point. It did seem as if I’d decided to end the story, got my second wind, and continued.

So then I had three books. Until I had the idea for another book in the series, which was more a “story in a story.” It focused on one character from Book 1–Morgan.

Okay. Back to Book 3, now Book 4, which continues from where Book 2 ended. Right?

Well, yes. Except I have this fabulous idea for another feature story, like Morgan. Which is a wonderful story, if I say so myself. And while I’m piecing together Book 4 , Book 5–The Blacksmith’s Son–is taking shape.

Of course, during all of this, I’ve been trying to figure out how to end the series. How to tie it all together. Which leads us to at Book 6.

No! Wait! What about this guy? Surely he can contribute to the plot of the series. (Rolls eyes) And so we have another vignette–Gregor Thayne.

Book 6 becomes Book 7.

Gregor becomes Book 6.  I think. Maybe.

No, there will be an end to the series. Someday.

Seriously. But in the meantime, enjoy the stories from Esperance.

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Black and whiteAll right! I’ve been through the edits and sent them back for a final look, I’ve contacted the cover artist to see when the cover can be ready—

so we can have a cover reveal!

And I’ve been all day formatting the manuscript to I can get it uploaded and ready to go once everything else is in place.

How about a blurb?

Morgan is resigned to living alone after her abusive father and recent attempted rape in Clan Brannach. However, she hadn’t counted on James Ferguson’s green eyes, devil-may-care attitude, or his adorable dimples.

When he went to her rescue, James fell in love with this tiny young woman, with hair of midnight and eyes like the sea. Biding his time, he gave her a chance to heal before approaching her.

How can he win the heart of the woman he loves when she won’t even accept an invitation for tea? And if she does become interested, can she accept those things which set his family apart?

Morgan–Very petite, with black, straight hair cut to chin length and eyes that change from gray to blue, depending on her mood. She doesn’t even reach James’ shoulder.

James–At around six feet four inches, he towers over Morgan, with his green eyes, unruly sandy hair, and dimples.  Add to that his devil-may-care attitude and he’s hard to resist. His family owns the lumberyard, and working with lumber will build some muscle, too.

Watch for Morgan–The Pixie and the Green ManEsperance Book 3.

 

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Black and whiteOne with laughter, drama, temper, and tears? But with a happy ending?

Then you need to listen to Jareth, First Lord, the first book in the Esperance Series. And yes, I asked if you’d love to hear it—

–because it is now available as an audiobook through Audible and Amazon!

Jareth, First Lord was narrated by a very talented young man, Alastair Cameron, of ProAudio Books. He has created a whole host of voices for the various characters in the book. And of course, a beautiful Scottish brogue for Jareth… (sigh)

So, if you’d rather hear your book than read it, give Jareth a try.  Of course, you could always read it as well. I won’t tell.

http://lrd.to/jareth

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Black and whiteOK, does anyone else out there pick up accents faster than white cat hair on black dress pants? An Englishman by the name of Alastair Cameron, of ProAudio Books, is narrating Jareth, First Lord to be released as an audio book. He’s using a delightful Scottish brogue for the main characters, since it’s sort of a highland romance. Of course, I have to listen through each chapter as he uploads them to check for mistakes. Like that’s really a chore… (I love his Jareth voice!)

I talked to our daughter, Dawn, on the phone today. First thing she said was, “You’ve been listening to Jareth, haven’t you?”

Ah well, who can resist a highland lord with psychic talents?

Watch for Jareth, First Lord, in audio, near the end of March. It’ll be on Amazon and Audible. If you want to know how I hear Jareth and Viviane, grab your copy!

For the paperback or e-book:

http://lrd.to/Esperance1

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Black and whiteYes, you read that correctly. Jareth, First Lord and Viviane  First LadyBooks 1 & 2 of the Esperance Series will be free for Kindle Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7.

So if you haven’t taken the plunge, now’s your chance. No risk involved.

Esperance, a world of hope for those who left Earth to colonize this distant planet. And it should have been a world of hope. But something happened before they became a self-sustaining colony. They were cut of from their mother world without so much as a whisper.

Equipment broke down. Disease decimated their numbers, and soon, it was every man for himself. Theirs was a world of chaos and violent confusion as those left fought to survive–

–until the very first of the psychically talented rulers appeared after decades of anarchy. Descended from the Seekers, a talented few who helped find and settle new worlds with their psychic powers, these men who would become the first lords, called a halt to the madness and forced the rule of law on the remaining population as they began to rebuild their world.

Two hundred years later, Jareth is First Lord over Clan Brannach. After losing his wife and firstborn in childbirth, he’s not sought a new mate. But with the winter’s troubles, he rides to a neighboring clan to issue demands for repayment of stolen goods.

Who knew he would meet the woman he must make his First Lady?

And who could have foreseen the trouble that would ensue when he decided to take her back to his clan and woo her?

Can he win her heart before their courtship brings their clans to war?

Jareth, First Lord–Book 1

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Viviane, First Lady–Book 2

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Black and whiteYes! Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First Lady are now available for Nook! So for everyone out there who has thought about reading this series, but didn’t do Kindle, here’s your chance!

Books 1 & 2 of the Esperance Series take place on a distant highland world. A world colonized by Earth, and then abandoned. After falling into chaos, their civilization was saved and forced back under the rule of law by psychic First Lords, men and women who had multiple and powerful psychic abilities.

Two centuries later, Jareth of Brannach rules his clan. Left alone when his young wife died in childbirth, he hadn’t thought of marrying again, until he met Viviane. There was a spark there which drew him to her. For Jareth, it was love at first sight. He decided to take her home as part of the spoils.

Viviane, a young widow, was the daughter of a neighboring clan leader with whom he had a complaint. But due to circumstances in her life, she didn’t claim the family name when they met. She’d had her fill of ruling families, protocols, and all the nonsense that went with them. For her, the possibility of being chosen was better than moving back home.

Now that he has the woman, can Jareth win her heart? Or will his choosing her start a clan war?

Read their story!

Jareth, First Lord 

Viviane, First Lady

Prefer it in paperback?

Go to my Author Page at Barnes and Noble.

Also available at Amazon in print and Kindle.

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Black and whiteLooking for something to read on these chilly nights? How about a little romance?

Check out the books in the Esperance Series. Fantasy romance on a distant highland world.

Jareth, First Lord

http://amzn.com/0989678644

Viviane, First Lady

http://amzn.com/0986100110

And don’t forget to Share the Romance…

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