At long last, I have uploaded my newly rewritten novel, The Wedding Kiss, to Kindle. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited, it’s there, too. I’m particularly excited about the cover, designed by a very good friend, Angela Hunt.
This book holds special meaning for me because it’s set in a place I’ve visited dozens of times over the years. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was the setting for my very first novel in 1998, when the Great Passion Play was still being held. In fact I was allowed to be one of the actors in the play in order to get a better feel for what my character might experience, and I was allowed backstage with another novelist, Barbara Warren. Together we plotted the death of one of my antagonists.
Little did we know that someone else was working on the set that day. She overheard us plotting to kill, and she came storming through a door, demanding at the top of her lungs, “What’s going on out here!?” Once we got her settled down and explained what we were doing, she was very helpful and gave us inside information about the play, things I never would have discovered any other way.
We novelists get that a lot when we’re plotting–the shocked reactions when people think we’re actually plotting a death of a living human being. It comes with the territory, and we’ve learned to take our plotting behind closed doors in order not to traumatize poor innocent bystanders.
Fast forward to today, and you won’t find my long-forgotten novel–The Healing Promise–for sale except maybe in some used book stores, and please remember it’s my first novel. I really would like to think my writing has improved since then. The Great Passion Play has closed down. But I still enjoyed using the setting of Eureka Springs for my historical.
Here’s a blurb in case you’re interested:
Against the charming backdrop of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, one simple kiss draws two people into a discovery that will forever change their lives.
Marriage seems the only option for Keara McBride and Elam Jensen when Keara’s father gambles her home away and ends up in jail. Elam’s children need a mother’s care after the death of their mother less than a year ago. Keara loves the children and she misses her best friend.
But when Elam and Keara seal their vows at the altar with a kiss, their marriage of convenience suddenly becomes far less convenient. Their first kiss ignites sparks of attraction that leave them feeling guilty for betraying Gloria Jensen’s memory.
Everything becomes more complicated when a mysteriously injured visitor shows up on their wedding night, threatening to draw them and the children into deadly danger. But does she also hold a key to their future happiness?
The Wedding Kiss is being offered at a special price of 2.99. But don’t faint when you see hard copies of the first edition for sale for much more. Just click on the title with the picture you see above. Have a wonderful week.