Then you'll want to look at my rugged Vikings. The first book in the series is a time travel, which was a joy to write. I've given my hero many brothers and sisters that will eventually star in their own books.
I loved visiting Norway. Sadly, I didn't see any men that looked like the Viking heroes I envisioned for my books. The fjords and the vistas of the countryside are beyond beautiful. I can't imagine a country more beautiful. And just like Scotland, the history of the country is simply amazing.
Speaking of Vikings, they weren't just in Norway. They were all over Scandinavia and traveled many places, but the two I'm hoping to capture first will be Ireland, and York in England. Both have a huge Viking influence. The second book in the series will have one of the brothers traveling to Ireland.
The Viking Book is currently available in both regular and Christian Versions. The Christian version is THE MAN OF HER DREAMS, and the traditional version is MY DREAM CAME TRUE.
Cowboys are rugged, sexy, and caring. (Well, at least the ones in my stories are.) Luke Guylenhall's story is THE RANCHER'S SOUTHERN BELLE. But you won't be reading about just the men who went West. You'll also learn about all the strong women who struggled along with them to adapt to the harsh environs as opposed to lives of luxury they may have known in the East. Or all the things they had to leave behind just to lighten the loads they were carrying. Family heirlooms may have been lost, but our country grew because of their continued fortitude.
Luke also has a bunch of brothers. Some we met in the first book - Matthew and Sam. Some are still to be introduced.
Be looking for the sequels. The first one will be about Matthew. It's called THE SHERIFF'S MAIL ORDER BRIDE. Another book will be about his youngest brother, Sam. The tentative name for it is THE COWBOY'S SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE.
So while our hero or heroine might not stay there, I still have to carefully research the town or area they came from so it can be described in the story while the person is still there - or telling someone about it later in the story.
At least for me they are. They take soooo much time.
Still, I currently have three non-fiction books to help writers - both published and aspiring - when they hit a road block.
Check out the current three in the Historical Phrase Book Series - The Regency/Medieval Series, The Historical/Viking Series, and The Scottish/Herbal Series.
Each book has something for everyone. Think you don't write in the genre? Look at the Viking section and you'll realize many of the phrases can be used for Scottish Writers, too - and vice versa. Of course, many of the tags are theme specific, but you can just ignore those for your own purposes.
Also, each book has some tags that complement the other books. Be sure to collect all three. I've tried to ensure the phrases in each book are different, but there may be some cross-overs.
Some people love to read, but don't think they have time to spend reading.
If they're like me, once I start reading, everything else goes by the wayside - including going to sleep. I just can't bring myself to go to bed before the story's over.
So, for people like you - and me - there are short stories and novellas. Each story is in a delightful anthology with other great authors. In addition, the stories are available as stand alone stones.
The full e-books and individual stories are available at all online outlets.
I'd greatly appreciate if you left a review for all my stories - both short and long!
The next book in the Guylenhall Family Series will be Matthew's story.
Matthew has a secret he's kept from everyone about his past. Because of it, he's vowed never to love a woman or ever marry.
What happens when the beautiful Alexandra Templeton comes crashing into his life looking for the man she thought to marry? The man who'd been killed in a saloon brawl two weeks earlier.
Watch for THE SHERIFF'S SURPRISE MAIL ORDER BRIDE.
After that, be watching for Sam's story. After his wife dies, he reluctantly leaves his baby daughter with his brother Luke and his wife Maddie.
He's not ready to face life without his beloved wife and basically runs away to find out how he can keep living.
The tentative title for that book is THE COWBOY'S SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE.
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