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Lindi here!! And it’s August. Anyone remember that Neil Diamond song Hot August Night? Well we’ve had our share of them here in Georgia this summer. Crazy!! But I’m enjoying the time I get to spend outside. Just trying to stay cool and dry. Not easy in this heat. I believe once during the winter I posted a picture of a swimming pool trying to get people feeling the warmth. Well how about we switch it around and let’s try and feel cool here in the middle of summer!
So, I was contacted by some great gals about doing novellas for two different boxed sets. I found I really like writing novellas. Each boxed set had its criteria. One story had to be set in winter and it had to have a child in it. The other story had to mention dyslexia. (The proceeds from that boxed set are going to a school for dyslexic children.)
My writer mind got to work. I’m always trying to connect stories because I love series. Since the one story had to have a child, I decided on having a single dad next door series. The story had to be set in winter, so I titled it One Winter Kiss. The other story for the dyslexic boxed set was coming out in September, so I titled it, One Autumn Love.
I don’t think I need to tell you there are two other stories. One Spring Promise and One Summer Vow. All four stories feature a single dad. I love the concept of falling in love with a man who has a child. Sure, there are problems, because there is a reason the dad doesn’t have a wife. Death, divorce, abandonment. But all those items make for the perfect conflict we need when writing our stories.
Here is the cover for the boxed set Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy. Seven Inspirational stories. ( PS–I love this cover!) (PPS–Are you feeling cooler? Just a little maybe?)
Here is the question I have for readers. Two of my four novellas will be in boxed sets. The other two will not. I am going to sell them individually at some point, lets say later this year. By December all four novellas will be out. I’m thinking about combining the four novellas in one print book. As a reader, would you like to buy something like that? Would you rather buy them individually, maybe at least the first one to see if you like it? I’m super excited about this series. The stories are different than my usual fare. I normally write in first person present tense, heroine POV only. These novellas are third person, hero and heroines POV. Yikes!! I feel like I’m starting over! I would love your input!
If you leave a comment, I will enter you in a drawing for an e-copy of the boxed set, Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy.
Here’s a short blurb about my story. (All the stories are great!)
Deena Ross travels to Ohio to try and sway her grandfather from making a big mistake, a mistake his neighbor Andrew has been encouraging. When a winter storm hits, and Deena is forced to stay with Andrew and his young son, Evan, Deena’s vision of love is tested and she might lose her heart in one winter kiss.