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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Perfect Hero #western #romance @JacquieRogers

The Perfect Hero 
Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides
And Other Nonsensical Musings
by Jacquie Rogers

Usually it takes me a day or two to decide what to write in my SGRR article, but I have so much going on right now that I'll just shove it all in here.  I'm like that.

First of all, I have a new release scheduled for May 11th.  This is the sixth book in the Hearts of Owyhee series, Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides (may not be live yet--just wait an hour or so), available for preorder on Amazon.  Here's the cover:

Bram McKinnon has been in two other Hearts of Owyhee books, Much Ado About Miners and Much Ado about Mustangs.  If you've read the series, you know that he's perfect.  Yes, perfect.  But now it's his turn to be the hero, so this book is his.

Only thing is, he's perfect.  The first "rule" a writer learns when embarking on the journey of writing genre fiction is that your characters, especially your hero, must have flaws.  But Bram's perfect, I tell you.  So it took quite a while to figure out what kind of story would work.  Finally, it came to me.

Poor perfect Bram will be plopped into a situation where there's no "right" way out.  None.  Here's the blurb.

Three mail-order brides, but his heart belongs to another. What’s a man to do?

A man with a plan
Blacksmith Bram McKinnon always has a plan.  Now that he’s turning 30, it’s time to marry, so to check that off his list, he orders a bride.  Unbeknownst to him, his mother and sister also order brides for him and all three show up!  Now his perfect plan goes up in smoke, and what’s worse, the cute waitress at the new café sets his heart aflutter.  She’s the one he wants, but with three brides already in line to share his bed, how can he convince himself to listen to his head and not his heart?

A woman with a past
Café owner Mellie Emerson long ago escaped the traps of young love and has established a comfortable living for herself and her two boys. The last thing she needs is Bram turning her inside out and waking up a passion she doesn’t want to feel. But every time he comes into her café, her heart betrays her good sense. When a man from her past shows up who knows her deepest darkest secret, she fears he’ll ruin all she has worked to hide. Can Mellie trust Bram enough to protect her from the past and not break her heart in the future?

Join Bram in his quest to find the perfect wife in the sixth book of the Hearts of Owyhee series!

This book is long overdue and has pushed back my publishing schedule for my next Honey Beaulieu book, so what did I do?  Threw in with some of my favorite authors to write an extra book that wasn't on my schedule.  To be fair, I never claimed to have good sense.

This next week, I have to write a thousand-word excerpt for the anthology that I'm in with a few other SGRR authors (more about that later), go to an RV show (yes, we want one), pack (the theory is that we'll be moving in September, but I have other plans), and come up with a plot for Honey Beaulieu's fourth book--and on top of all that, create two workshops for my visit to Idaho May 12 to 21.

Meantime, you can preorder Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides, or on May 11th, read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. 

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  1. Wow, Jacquie, I'm sooo impressed with not only your endless energy, but your wonderful stories. Poor Bram, you sure have it in for him. What a challenge, and he's such a nice guy he doesn't want to hurt these ladies' feelings. I'm looking forward to this rollickin' read. Keep the stories coming, you amazing lady!


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