Friday, January 6, 2017

What's in Store for 2017

This coming year I'll be writing more than ever . . . which means something's got to give. Don't panic. I'm not ditching Writer Off the Leash. I am, however, going to be writing fewer posts. Instead of posting every weekday, I'm slacking down to 3 times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be post days. But if that's not enough words for your daily consumption, there will be books galore to keep you entertained.


Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
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Release Date: July 2017
Journey along in nine historical romances with those who lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more.

My story in this collection is A House of Secrets. Here's a blurb:
Ladies Aide Chairman, AMANDA CARSTON, resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, determining to renovate the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house, but when she enlists the aide of her fiance, city attorney JOSEPH BLAKE, they uncover secrets neither expects—which may mean the end of their relationship . . . or their lives.

Release Date: September 2017
This is the first in a series of 3 tales in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas trilogy. Here is a blurb:

Imprisoned unjustly, BENJAMIN LANE wants nothing more than freedom and a second chance to claim the woman he loves—but how can CLARA CHAPMAN possibly believe in the man who stole her family’s fortune and abandoned her at the altar? Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, each discovers that what they've been striving for isn't what ultimately matters . . . and what matters most is love.

The Regency Brides Collection
Release Date: November 2017
Love Regency? Love some awesome authors? I am honored to be in this collection. My is The Gentleman Smuggler's Lady. Here's a blurb:

When a prim and proper governess is called home to her ailing father's bedside, her ship is ravaged by smugglers and her heart captured by the leader of them all -- the local lord of the manor. It's within her power to reveal the gentleman's secret . . . and within his to cast her out of town.


The Innkeeper's Daughter
A full-length novel --and-- a sequel of sorts to Brentwood's Ward (yes, you'll hear snippets of news about Emily and Nicholas). You've also already met the hero, Alexander Moore, in Brentwood's Ward because he's one of Brentwood's sidekicks. Not sure when this one will release, but the manuscript is due in by the end of June. Here's a blurb:

Honorable ALEXANDER MOORE goes undercover as a rogue gentleman to expose a traitorous plot against the king—and a master he is with his disguise, for JOHANNA LANGLEY believes him to be quite the cad. But when Johanna is swept up in the intrigue, Alex must choose between his mission and the woman he’s come to love.

The Captured Bride
This one is a full-length novel that may or may not be part of a series (it's not actually contracted yet) but whether or not it is, this story simply must be written. Theoretically it's due by November. Here's a blurb:

A war-torn countryside is no place for a lady—but Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause . . . to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually ke
en eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart.

Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he’s offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he’s the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.

Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

A Teardrop for Christmas
This is the 2nd in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series. I'll have it finished by the end of the year for a release date of the following September (2018). I'm not entirely thrilled with the title, so
that will likely change. But in the mean time, here's a blurb:

Pleasure seeker WILLIAM BARLOW needs a wife immediately to gain his uncle’s inheritance, and MINA SCOTT is just the girl to make him look respectable—too bad she turns him down. Ought he give her a second chance?

Whew! There you have it. That ought to keep me and you ought of trouble for the rest of the year, eh?


chappydebbie said...

Wow! Congratulations on all the upcoming releases. They all MUST grace my shelf one day! I think that 3 days a week is plenty for this blog. You must give yourself some breathing room to write all of your wonderful stories.

Terri Thompson said...

This is wonderful, Michelle! I'm so excited for you, and to read all these. Come to Community Grounds to promote anytime.

Michelle Griep said...

Thanks girls!

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