Monday, October 1, 2012

A Romantic Regency Collection

I don't know if you've heard or not, but I published another book last week. A ROMANTIC REGENCY COLLECTION.

 Here's the blurb...

In this Romantic Regency Collection, Anne Gallagher takes the novellas you love and puts them together in one volume. With added content to enhance the stories you already know, she’s also included another short novella LADY CADORET’S LONGING, written exclusively for this collection.

A WIFE FOR WINSBARREN – A bumbling Viscount searches for a wife and a friend convinces him to place an ad in the newspaper to find one. Now with added chapters to include more of Rowena’s story.

LOVE FINDS LORD DAVINGDALE – Lord Davingdale wants nothing to do with women until he meets the enigmatic Miss Ophelia Trent. This short novella was written as the companion piece to A HUSBAND FOR MISS TRENT. Now for the first time, the two have been combined to give you both points of view in the same story.

ROMANCING LADY RYDER – Lord Greenleigh is not what he appears to be in Society. His other life – as a spy for the Foreign Office. When he meets the lovely Lady Ryder, will she spill all his secrets?

LADY CADORET’S LONGING – Lady Dorcas Cadoret, secretly engaged these five years to her childhood sweetheart, is overwhelmed with grief when Peter is killed in action two weeks before his commission is over. His brother, Daniel, is very kind, and rumors abound there is more to his attention than just being her guardian angel.
            As they share a forbidden kiss, Dorcas thinks it is Peter’s lips upon hers and Daniel is overwrought by feelings he should not be having about his late brother’s fiancée. Can Dorcas find a way to love Daniel for himself or will Peter’s memory haunt Daniel and Dorcas forever?

Here's the link to Amazon.


In other news, I'm still working on the house. The ceiling downstairs that was supposed to be so easy (just slap up the paint) has had to be stripped of the 'popcorn', then sanded, then primed, and now painted. Add to that nightmare, the heating ducts running across it as well...well, let's just say Anne's not a happy camper.

HOWEVER, I have managed to begin working on two stories. THE EARL'S ENGAGEMENT, another Regency (and if you want to read about that title, please take a gander at my Anne Gallagher blog).

AND I also banged out 2700 words on another romantic women's fiction. I don't have a title yet, so I'm calling it "Kate". It's been roaming around in my head for a long time. I had written about 20k on it but it started with Kate attending her mother's funeral. Then I found out, that being at a funeral for an opening was a no-no, so she's not at the funeral anymore. They also say not to start with backstory, but I'm not working for a traditional publisher so I can do whatever I want. We'll see if I change it around once I get more to it. I need more chapters before I can make a decision on where to start.

And that's about it. Other than falling off the ladder a few times, I'm pretty good. I just wish this house would be done. I only have a few hours a day to paint and clean and junk, and no one to help me so it's slow going. I'm really excited about these new stories and can't really do anything about them just quite yet. argh!

So tell me, what are you guys up to? Now it's officially Oct. 1 have we started thinking about Christmas yet, or are we waiting a little while longer?


Jennifer Shirk said...

Anne, you are a writing machine! I don't know how you do it with just moving.
Way to go!

Anne Gallagher said...

Jennifer -- Thanks. Truthfully, it's like an addiction. I just can't stop.

Bish Denham said...

You are an inspiration! Be careful with the ladder and falling down. Not good. Hey, you need to (well, maybe NEED isn't quite the right word) you should follow me on Twitter! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Bish -- I've yet to get on the birdline today, or actually in the last week, but I will do so with all speed and follow you.

Bossy Betty said...

Hey! You have accomplished SO much! I sympathize on the house stuff. It's messy and it never seems to end. Congrats on the new one!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Christmas?! Are you freakin' kidding me? I thought it was bad enough I saw the decorations up at Wal*Mart last week. I don't want to think about it!

Good luck with your books. I hope they're doing well for you.

Lydia Kang said...

The stories sound so good! Good luck with the house. Ceiling popcorn is the worst.

Anne Gallagher said...

Betty -- Thanks. No house stuff never ends. As soon as the old one is finished, I have to start on the new one.

Stacy -- Yeah, I saw the decorations too, that's why I asked. Pretty soon they'll start Christmas in August.

Lydia -- Thanks. The popcorn crap was definitely a nightmare however the one bonus was that the sheetrock wasn't primed first so it was semi-easy to get off. But then it was all over me, my clothes and the floor.

Johanna Garth said...

Congrats Anne! That's so impressive. Especially given all you've been doing this summer. Hats off to you and what sounds like a great new book.

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds like you've been busy. Wishing you lots of sales with that collection. Hope you get more time to work on the current stories.

Didn't know about being at a funeral being bad form. Have a short story that starts that way. :(

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on the new book! And on the ceiling. I understand popcorn is the pits.

Al said...

I hate painting!
On that score you have my deepest sympathy.
Great to see the writing is going so well!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow, you're cranking 'em out, aren't you? I'm really impressed at how quickly you work, and how many projects you manage to juggle at the same time. We're gonna have to come up with a suitable superhero name for you.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I not only want this collection for me but I'm going to get it for my mom who loves reading your stories!

I'm looking forward to reading KATE when you decide how to arrange it.

Ugh, on the ceilings. I thought I would have to do what you did, but nope, I was able to get one of those lovely rollers for texture. Good thing cause I don't think I'd want to do it myself.


Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL My kids have been thinking about Christmas for the past six months.

Wow, you have been busy. Congrats on all your new stories, Anne. And Please, no more falling off ladders. It's not recommended. ;)

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations on your new release!

That's funny that you mention Christmas - my 15-year-old son just started the countdown on his calendar last night.

J. B. Chicoine said...

Seriously--your 'prolificness' amazes me! Can't wait till all these come out in paperback! :)

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Rula Sinara said...

Congratulations! You're on a roll!

ali cross said...

How wonderful! This would make a perfect Christmas gift!