Yup, Christmas in July, that is. And even though my duo, SISTERS, is not a Yuletide tale, the bargain price of two dollars for two stories is pretty much a holiday bargain in my book.
And to make all of this even better, Sisters has gained me a Best Selling status...right now, it's #75 in short western tales at AZ. Be still, my heart, and thank you, God.
Anyway...Her Hurry-up Husband was released in a Mail-Order-Bride anthology a while back, and features Omaha debutante Elspeth Maroney who needs a husband just for one month, after leaving her rat of a bridegroom at the altar. With good reason.. So off she goes to Miss Mamie's Hearts and Hands Club to find a mail-order one. Only handsome Colorado rancher Hezekiah Steller wants a wife for life... and won't have it any other way. Sigh.
Upon acquisition of HHUH, my editor said, wow, we gotta get Ellie's sister Judith away from their awful mama. So...Her Thief of Hearts was born in time for last February's Valentine collection. Indeed, we have socialite Judy, an adorable orphan, her sister Elspeth's rat of a spurned bridegroom, the sisters' former governess...all stuck together on a speeding train in a Nebraska blizzard that gets held up by bad boy outlaw, Black Ankles...only it's not Black Ankles at all, but the Colorado cowboy who stole Judy's heart the last visit to Colorado. Oh, sighing again.
What better than combine the two stories now into one volume?
In conclusion, Black Ankles himself finds love and redemption in Her Holiday Husband, my contribution to PRP's 2015 Christmas anthology. Which yes, involves both a Mail Order Bride AND a Mail Order Groom. So stay tuned...
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