How’s that for a title of a blog post? Do you think it’s long enough? LOL
After almost a year of doing the Love is… posts, I find that I’m stymied as to what to write. I think I’ve forgotten how to write a post that’s not a devotion. BUT I’m going to try…
Because I’m excited.
Three months ago, I received the rights back on three of my books – the Belikarian Weddings Series. I had 90 days to do new edits and create new covers (wasn’t allowed to use either from the original releases) before I could re-release. I got the covers done, but I hate editing. REALLY HATE EDITING. At least for myself. I never seem to see all the mistakes. :( So I procrastinated. And procrastinated some more.
I gave myself a release date of 1/15.
I’m writing this blog on 1/14. I’ve done a first pass-through up to chapter… (drum roll please) 3 (THREE!!!). I have a lot of work to do in the next six hours. I’m an indie author, so I have a little leeway. I CAN and probably WILL work on it tomorrow. And maybe it won’t release until 1/16 or 1/17. *shrug* BUT now that I’ve started, I won’t stop until it’s done. It’s never as bad as it seems.
So… Here’s my plan…
One Choice, Book 1 in the Belikarian Weddings Series releases 1/15 (still aiming for that, but it’ll probably be later)
Cahri Michaels is American by birth, but Belikarian by choice. Being selected to participate in the Bridal March forces her to give up the independent life she’s created for herself. She’s not ready to be anyone’s wife, much less to a man she doesn’t know.
Prince Josiah Vallis despises the centuries old tradition—the Bridal March—that is forcing him to choose a wife from fifty women. Why does it matter that he’s twenty-five and still single?
When Cahri and Josiah meet, passion ignites. Will it spark a godly love that can see them through or will they be burned, never to be the same?
Second Choice, Book 2 releases 3/15
Set to be married in less than a month, Princess Anaya Vallis’s intended runs away, leaving only a cryptic note behind. Her father insists the wedding go forth as planned with a new groom. She has days to make a second choice.
Titus Vasco is like a ship without a rudder, floating through life without purpose. Until she calls. He accepts her proposal without hesitation.
But wedded bliss does not come easily. Two virtual strangers brought together by unforeseen circumstances must learn to trust each other and God’s plan for their lives, in order to achieve the happily-ever-after they both long for.
Love’s Choice, Book 3 releases 4/15
Aileen Najjar joins the royal household when her boss marries the princess. She loves working in the kitchen, but when the head cook allows her to prepare most of the meals, trouble finds her. The handsome head of security turns out to be her ally as she struggles to fit in.
Matthias Firat wants to find the mole who leaked information leading to the attempts on the princess’s life. His attraction to the new kitchen helper prompts him to ask for her help.
When she discovers the truth, it might very well break both their hearts.
And, in case you’re wondering why I skipped February… I plan to release the Love is… series as a devotional, but since it’s a non-fiction, you’ll have to head over to my website to find out more. (www.gingersolomon.com) And I only mention it because it started here. ;) You can find out about my other books there as well.
So, with the InspyRomance Birthday Bash coming up (2/14-3/16, save the dates) and releasing these four books, the first few months of 2018 will be busy for me.
And that’s what’s new and coming soon in the writing life of author, Ginger Solomon. :D
Hi Ginger, how exciting:) I have all three of the Belikarian Wedding books and have read and re-read them many times, so it is exciting to hear that you have the rights back and and can re-release them:) I’m hoping for a book two of the Scottish series too….:)
I think that a devotional is a great blog post, after all, as Christ followers, we know that love begins and ends with the Creator of all:)
Thanks for your support, Wemble. I didn’t get my edits finished, but I hope to finish today after I get my other responsibilities taken care of. Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. :D
Hi Ginger! Best wishes on your upcoming releases, especially devotional Love is … series. Happy editing and best wishes.
Thank you, Renate. I know I speak for all of the authors when I say that we appreciate your support and encouragement.
Sherri G says
I love the new covers, Ginger!
Thank you, Sherri.
Margaret Nelson says
I’ve got a couple of things on my to do list that I keep putting off, so I commiserate with you :-) Hopefully we can both persevere today!
Here we go, Margaret. We’ve got this!
Beth Gillihan says
I haven’t read this series, but it sounds like a good one! These are going on my wish list. Have a great day!
Thanks, Beth. I hope it lives up to your expectations. :D
Lori Smanski says
wow this is exciting. Praying for concentration and energy.
Thank you, Lori. I need it.
Carol Moncado says
Yay for the rereleases!!!!! You know I love them!!!
Amy Johnson says
I don’t think I’ve run across these before; sound fun.
Love the covers! Exciting!!!
Jackie Smith says
Wow, this is exciting…..I love devos and your books sound great. I will head over to your web to learn more! Best of luck to you!