Stay At Home:
A Challenging Opportunity
by Jacquie Rogers
So far, 2020 has been a challenging year for me, not just personally but also world-wide with the COVID-19 pandemic. There are few people alive who remember the last pandemic of this scope: the Spanish flu in 1918. Most of us live in states with a Stay-at-Home order, or some call it "shelter in place."
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Whatever you call it, we're home and we'll be here for a while. Whether you say "stuck at home" or "home for a holiday" is a matter of perspective. As writers, we're very familiar with perspective, it being probably the most important of all writing skills--to tell a story from inside a character's head. This time, the story is told from my own perspective. Scary, eh?
The thing of it is, most writers are just happy as can be when they're "forced" to stay home. Now, whether any writing gets done (um, that would reference family members who are also home) is a whole 'nother question.
Whether you're a reader and/or a writer (all writers that I know are also avid readers and booklovers extraordinaire), this is a great time to catch up with our TBR piles. And heck, why not buy a few more books? We have nothing but time on our hands, after all.
So when the Facebook group Pioneer Hearts decided to have an April Fool's Day sale, I was all in. I dusted off the first book of the Hearts of Owyhee series, Much Ado About Madams. Normally $3.99, this book is on sale for only 99¢ for two more days.
Oh my stars!
Suffragist Lucinda Sharpe can’t believe she was hired to teach a bunch of soiled doves their letters. And what about the handsome brothel owner? Only a despicable cad would engage in such a business.
Blast that woman!
Reese McAdams didn’t want the brothel in the first danged place, and now a suffragist schoolteacher is stirring up the works.
Can Lucinda reform the Comfort Palace ladies without losing her heart?
Will her secret past ruin her future?
Much Ado About Madams is the first book in the Hearts of Owyhee series, has won several awards, and has 75 four and five star reviews such as: "What a great plot and hilarious character development this story has. The dialogue is just naughty enough to be funny. I laughed out loud during many of the scenes. I highly recommend this book for a fun, light-hearted read." (Grammy, Amazon Reviewer)
To see the other five books in the Hearts of Owyhee series, go to the bottom of this page.
What am I working on now? It's called Aurora's Treasure and I can't say much about it yet (because it's a multi-author project) except the main character, Aurora Valentine, was one of the brides from Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides. So even though the new book is fantasy romance, it's still connected to the Hearts of Owyhee series. See how I did that? LOL
Okay, it's time to get back to work.
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