Thursday, February 9, 2012

I've been busy!

Sarah M. Anderson
Still Authorial after a month off!
Hi, everyone! *waves*

How have you been? I know Authorial Mom Andrea's been doing pretty good. I'm still thrilled that she sold Baltimore Heat--I read it and I loved it! We may have to have a hero-versus-hero blog at some point.

 It's been a month--okay, more than a month, but who's counting?--since I went on a blog vacation for January. I know I planned to spend the entire month doing nothing but knitting, watching movies, reading books, and eating bonbons.

Alas, it was not to be. I did watch some movies and the entire series of Firefly (swoon!). I read more books last month than I did all last year (as part of judging the RITA national romance contest). I even started a knitting project! I didn't eat too many bonbons, though. Instead, I walked on the treadmill more. It's good for me.

But beyond that, I worked on books. Lots of books--so many, in fact, that I'm going to have to resort to a list to tell you ALL the good news!

1. The follow-up to A Man of His Word is coming July, 2012! A Man of Privilege is now available for pre-order on Amazon here! No cover yet--but it should be up soon. Here's the hype from RT Book Review’s FOREWORDS - THE BOOKS BEFORE THE BUZZ“Sarah Anderson’s upcoming tale The Last Honest Lawyer (the previous title) features a secret witness, an attorney who is trying to do the right thing and a case of judicial corruption that could have far-reaching consequences. We are looking forward to getting our hands on this Harlequin Desire.” 

A Man of His Word
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2. The third book in the series, A Man of Distinction, will be out in September, 2012! Here's the blurb: Nick Longhair left the Red Creek Indian reservation years ago without a look back. He finished law school and took a position with a prominent law firm. But all the money and women in the world couldn’t fill the void left by Tanya Rattling Blanket. One last night of passion with Nick two years ago left Tanya with a secret--a baby named Bear. When Nick comes home, she’s torn between giving into her desire and protecting her son from a man who she knows won’t stay around long.

So that's exciting. I'm hip-deep in revisions and proofing these two awesome Harlequin Desire novels. Both are set in the same time and place as A Man of His Word, and Rosebud pops up in both books. I can't wait to see them on shelves!

But wait! There's more! Much, much more!

3. Just in time for Valentine's Day, 2013, The Rancher's Valentine will be out! I'm writing this right now, and I can tell you that J.R. is positively *dreamy*. Here's the blurb: James Roberts Bradley burned out early. Ten years ago, he walked away from multi-million dollar film roles and disappeared into the Montana back country. As an assistant producer for a blockbuster Western that already has Oscar written all over it, it's Thalia Thorne's job to track Bradley down and sign him to the project. She's used to dealing with Hollywood egos and hardball negotiation tactics. She never expected to find a real-life cowboy who tips his hat and says 'no' with a smile. Can she convince Bradley to take the comeback role of a lifetime? 

4. 2013 will also be the year of the Biker Bolton Boys. You like cowboys and Indians, I know--but I'm going to try something fun and different--Bikers and Indians! 

In July, 2013, the first Bolton brother book will be out. Here's the blurb: Ben Bolton is the CFO of Crazy Horse Choppers, a custom-built shop run by his family. CFO doesn't cover his real job description. His real job is making sure his impulsive younger brother Bobby doesn't sink the company with his wild schemes. His real job is brokering peace between his creative older brother Billy and their mercurial father. When Josey White Plume walks into his office, the last thing he wants to do is hand out donations to some school in the middle of an Indian reservation. But he's about to discover that Josey isn't the kind of woman who takes no for an answer. The only question is, how far will she go to get a yes?

Then, in September, 2013, Ben's older brother Billy will get a story. Here's the blurb: "Wild" Bill Bolton is a biker. He rides bikes. He builds bikes. He eats, sleeps, and breathes bikes. Then his youngest brother Bobby signs their family business up for a 'reality' show and Bill becomes an unwilling reality star. Overnight, business doubles, and then triples. He becomes famous, which is a real pain in the ass. Bikes become less of a refuge and more of an instrument of torture. Then it gets worse. The producers of the show want to capitalize on the shop's 'good will' and film Bill building a bike out at some school his brother Ben sponsors. At first, Bill can't imagine how his life could get any worse, but then he meets Jenny Wahwasuck, a young teacher at the school trying to raise a teenage boy all by herself. Can this instant family be the one thing he's been missing?

So that's it. (As if that weren't enough!) Two books this year, three for next year. I won't say that's all, because there may be some other surprises, but that's more than enough to keep me busy for now!

You may have noticed that Authorial Mom Andrea is posting more regularly. She's going to be taking the Tuesday slot on the blog, and I'm going to be handling Thursday. We're also going to be having more guest posts from other authors and/or moms. This is an exciting time for all of us, and I'm so glad you're along for the ride!


Genevieve Graham-Sawchyn said...

WOW! That's amazing, Sarah! Congratulations so many times.

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Thanks, Genevieve! How are you enjoying your book release?

Andrea Dickinson said...

Fantastic list, Sarah! Congrats on all the upcoming books. I really like the sound of The Rancher's Valentine!

Mary D. said...

Congratulations on all the good news! Looking forward to seeing all your books on the shelf, especially The Rancher's Valentine!