Posted by Donna MacMeans Oct 19 2016, 12:36 am
Please welcome my good friend Caroline Warfield who has a new release to share!
Something about a sharp cool wind and changing leaves makes me long for new notebooks, fresh pencils, and an empty organizer. Twelve years of school—not to mention college—ingrained a sense the new things happening in Autumn. I can’t resist the urge to clear my desk and begin with an empty page.
Of course, life isn’t like that for most adults, and certainly not like that for busy writers. We all have overlapping projects. To produce a book we have to plan/draft/edit/send to beta readers/edit/submit to editor/respond to edits/promote pre-presale/announce and release/promote/promote/promote. Even as one book moves part way through that maze, another book inevitably comes into focus and begins a parallel journey down the same road. We might have three or more in various stages of completion.
When fall arrives and the temptation to scrap it all and start something new rears its head, I can’t just drop the works in progress, but I may at least clean my desk, simplify my schedule, question my goals, and plunge into the next book with fresh eyes, even as the other projects move inexorably forward.
This particular fall has given me a flood of new beginnings. Last week I launched not only a new book, but also a whole new series. Even as I announce the first book in the series, The Renegade Wife, I’m finishing the first draft of The Reluctant Wife, and planning the third, The Unexpected Wife. Three heroes—two brothers and their cousin—seek their fortune in various parts of the empire, Canada, India, and China.
- To celebrate, I’ll give a kindle copy of The Renegade Wife to one randomly selected person who comments on this post. If the winner shares a mailing address, I have a wooden magnet with traditional design by first nations people from my research trip to Canada to send as well. Tell me, what is your best—or worst—memory of new beginnings in autumn?
About the Series, Children of Empire
Raised with all the privilege of the English aristocracy, forged on the edges of the British Empire, men and woman of the early Victorian age seek their own destiny and make their mark on history. The heroes and heroines of Caroline’s Dangerous Series overcame challenges even after their happy ending. Their children seek their own happiness in distant lands in Children of Empire.
About Book 1, The Renegade Wife
Upper Canada, 1832
Betrayed by his cousin and the woman he loved, Rand Wheatly fled England, his dreams of a loving family shattered. He clings to his solitude in an isolated cabin in Upper Canada. Returning from a business trip to find a widow and two children squatting in his house, he flies into a rage. He wants
her gone, but her children are sick and injured, and his heart is not as hard as he likes to pretend.
Meggy Blair harbors a secret, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. She’d hopes to hide with her Ojibwa grandmother, if she can find the woman and her people. She doesn’t expect to find shelter with a quiet, solitary man, a man who lowers his defensive walls enough to let Meggy and her children in.
Their idyllic interlude is shattered when Meggy’s brutal husband appears to claim his children. She isn’t a widow, but a wife, a woman who betrayed the man she was supposed to love, just as Rand’s sweetheart betrayed him. He soon discovers why Meggy is on the run, but time is running out. To save them all, Rand must return and face his demons.
Buy it now on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-Wife-Children-Empire-Book-ebook/dp/B01LY7IRT6/
About the Author
Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. Happily retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows while she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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