Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Writer Wednesday: My Book Whiskey River

Writer Wednesday
My Book Whiskey River
(Whiskey River Brides, #1)

I've just finished the third round of edits for my book Whiskey River (Whiskey River, #1) with my new publisher Hot Tree Publishing. The next step? It goes to the beta readers and then just one more round of edits. They are truly the best editors that I've ever worked with and I'm learning so much about not only editing, but about idiosyncracies in my own writing that I wasn't aware of. 

We've also settled on a cover, which will be revealed Nov. 15. It is wonderful, revealing the tone of the book and the series, clean historical romance set in 1870s Wyming in the fictional town Whiskey River. I can't wait for you to see it! 

My experience working with Hot Tree Publishing has been nothing short of fabulous! I can't wait for the February 15 release and I can't wait for you to read it. 

But I can't wait until February for you to read a snippet from the book. But first, here's the Synopsis.  

Ella Raines may not have the best reputation in New York, but she’s determined to have respect. Knowing she will achieve this in high society, Ella answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride in an up-and-coming Western town, Whiskey River, Wyoming.

Colton Hill is a wandering gunslinger seeking new horizons and is tired of being challenged because he’s the fastest gun around. When he meets Ella, he’s amused by her unusual ambition and agrees to tag along to Whiskey River.

Together, they travel Westward in search of happiness, purpose, and destiny. What they find instead is the spark of something they cannot control. 

Next, here's the excerpt! 

Being the gentleman that he was, he let her go in first to dress for bed—which had quickly become their nightly ritual.
She quickly undressed, changed into her nightgown, and climbed into bed. “I’m decent!” She shook her head, unable to believe that she had said that. Knowing Colton, he would have something to say.
He came in smiling but, to her surprise, said nothing about her comment. He stripped off his shirt, revealing the tanned, strong muscles of his chest as a devilish smile lit his lips. “One thing I am going to miss is your snoring.”
She laughed. “I do not snore!”
He chuckled as he slid off his boots. She couldn’t believe it, but even his feet were attractive. “Yes, you do,” he said as he blew out the candle.
“Do not.”
“Do, too.” When she didn’t say anything more, he replied, “Good night.”
“Good night.” She turned over, but try as she might, she just couldn’t sleep. “Colton?”
“Thank you… for everything.”
“’Twas my pleasure, my lady. Now, get some sleep.”

If you liked this excerpt, please head on over to Goodreads and mark Whiskey River (Whiskey River Brides, #1) as To Read! GOODREADS.

Thanks, everyone! Can't wait to see you in Whiskey River!

~Theresa xx
Whiskey River (Whiskey River Brides, #1) is set for release February 2018. It's part of a 10-book series. Each book will be released every six weeks from HOTTREEPUBLISHING.COM. 

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