Recently I was invited quite by surprise to come up with a "good fortune changes lives" story. A romance, of course, because that's all I write. At the time I was on the road touring Arizona, getting some sunshine and warmer temperatures.
My first thought was "What fun!" My second was "How can I get a novella written in such a short time?" I'm not a fast writer and I don't plot a lot. But my third thought was "What series of mine is appropriate for a good luck story?"
My Tales of Perdition wouldn't work because it's a paranormal series about ghosts in a haunted former bordello. Far too sexy and more about the past stories of the hookers' spirits than a happy good luck story.
My Christmas Collection wouldn't work because I'm already working on Book 3 and I was, in fact, writing on the road. One Crazy Christmas would have to wait...
Then I lighted on my short series, The Brantons and knew I'd hit the jackpot. The Branton family has roots in the La La Land Trailer Park and most of them were raised by hardworking single moms. Perfect fodder for a good luck story, don't you think?
Coincidentally Body Work (The Brantons Book 1) is currently FREE and can be downloaded here.
https://books2read.com/Body-Work - Free until the end of March!
And Whole Lot o' Love was born in a mad rush of plotting while on the road between Yuma and San Diego (a pretty stretch of countryside). The book is already in the hands of my editor and I'll be doing those edits ASAP and preparing for the release on May 11.
Luck of the Draw is now available for pre-order on Amazon only. If you don't use a Kindle, it's easy to download a Kindle app.
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More information on my story: Whole Lot o' Love which is exclusive to this boxset...that's right...you can't buy this one as a single until later this year.
Ashlee Branton’s stroke of luck is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home.
Except that returning to Blaine, Washington means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way.
But Ashlee has two pasts now, one with Brick and one with an ex who wants to crash their reunion. Will she run again or stay and sacrifice money for love?