Pictures and Surveys and Covers, Oh My!

View out Erin Wright's kitchen window

I usually give Jasmine the Writing Cat top billing by including yet another adorable picture of her, but today, I decided to include a picture out my kitchen window instead.

To give you a little perspective (literally), I live in the basement of an old church that has been converted into a really awesome apartment, so usually, my kitchen window is just a smidge above ground level.

Today, though, the snow is piled so high, "ground" is above my head by quite a bit and I have to look up to see sky. We've been getting snow off and on for a couple of months but last night and this morning, it dumped. I started to think it was too darn bad I don't have a fireplace because if this kept up, I'd need to reenact my own Blizzard of Love scene in front of an open fireplace. 😉 It's stopped for the moment, although all of the forecasts call for more snow. 

Anyway, just a little weather update from my corner of the world. 🙂 Sorry Jasmine - I'll put a picture of you in next week, promise.

So, last week, y'all were AWESOME and filled out a survey for me re: what you like and don't like in books. 

Short Answer: I have a diverse group of readers, that's for sure! 😀

Long Answer: About 1/3 of you like it on the clean / sweet side; about 2/3 like it on the steamy side. 

This tells me that I should take the time to do a "sweet" version of a book, along with my standard "steamy" version. I'm going to try that with my next novel - you guys keep me updated on your thoughts on that.

As part of doing the survey, if you wanted to be entered into the Amazon gift card drawing, then you could choose to fill out that part of the survey. I just did the drawing - Linda from Florida, you're the winner! Keep your eyes peeled for a $5 gift card winging your way from Amazon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out that survey - it's so appreciated.

(Oh and for anyone who hasn't done the survey yet, go do it now! I really want to know your thoughts. It helps me out immensely).

Usually, this is when I recommend books by other authors, but since I just got my cover back from my cover designer, I wanted to show that off instead. 😀 This is the cover for the book I'm going to give you, dear reader, absolutely free simply for hanging out with me every week. No charge, no hoops to jump through, and you won't be able to buy it on Amazon or anywhere else. It'll be available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers and nowhere else.

Stampede of Love by Erin Wright

Yum!! 

Until next week,

Erin

[Thursday’s] Recommendations – 12/22/16

Merry Christmas from Long Valley Idaho Erin Wright

Jasmine the Writing Cat is disgusted with Erin Wright

Well, so my Wright's Wednesday Recs email is...a little late. Whoops! Even my cat is covering her eyes in disgust. 😉 I'm blaming this one on my husband, who insisted yesterday that I take a break from my computer and more importantly, a break from the internet (which was on the fritz yesterday, causing me...great consternation. My wifi router and I were not good friends yesterday). He convinced me to instead play the Farming Game with him.

I actually talk about the Farming Game in Blizzard of Love but just briefly - did you guys catch that? I just had to put it in because that's one of my husband and I's favorite games to play. I just looked it up on Amazon to see how much it costs - oh my goodness, $38 + $14 in shipping. *cue screaming* That's really too bad because it's a fun game, especially when I can beat my husband at it. 😀 I'll be honest, any game is fun that I can beat my husband at...

Well anyway, the internet seems to be behaving itself better today, so I figure sending out the newsletter a day late will be better than nothing, right?

Only one book for you today - it's actually the second book in the series I talked about last week. Cate is a terrific author, and this second book just hit the shelves, so even if you haven't read the first one, you should pick up the second one anyway. 😉 They're all standalone novels, so they don't have to be read in order (although it's always recommended!)

A Crazy Reunion by Cate Baylor

A Crazy Reunion by Cate BaylorRaney Hoffman eloped with her high school sweetheart believing they’d found their happy ever after, but her world crashed down around her when he left after less than two years of marriage. Nearly twenty years later he’s back in town. Her broken heart tells her she should still hate the jerk. But her traitorous body surges into sexual overdrive at the sight of him. 

Rob Coleman was devoted to Raney the moment they met in high school. After they married, his twin brother died unexpectedly and Rob’s grief thrust him into an identity crisis he couldn’t recover from. The decisions he made in that haze of grief have haunted him for nearly twenty years. Now he’s back and completely befuddled by the strength of his response to seeing Raney again.

They rebuilt their lives without the other but their unexpected reunion makes it clear their history is far from over.

New - only $2.99!

Wednesday’s Recommendations – 12/14/16

Jasmine the Writing CatSo are y'all getting the snow in your corner of the world like we are here? Jasmine the Writing Cat has decided that there's no reason for her to ever get off my lap again because there's cold and snow and wet things out in the big, bad world that she wants absolutely nothing to do with. She likes to go outside and explore...six months of the year.

I don't really blame her - I'm a lot like her. I like to sit and watch the snow come down, as if I'm living in a giant snow globe. I've decided that being an author is a great profession for people who live in snowy climates.

On the writing front, my cover designer is in the middle of designing the cover for the free novella that you, dear reader, will receive completely free, simply as a thank you for hanging out with me. The early mock-ups look great - I can't wait to show you the final cover!

While you're waiting for another Long Valley novel 🙂 here are some other books to check out!

A Crazy Homecoming by Cate Baylor

A Crazy Homecoming by Cate BaylorAfter a boardroom meltdown, Daphne Simms gets dumped and fired by her boss-slash-lover. Humiliated and adrift, she runs to the only true home she's ever known--her grandmother's rural Texas ranch, called Crazy. She knows a ranch is a far cry from corporate life, but she certainly doesn't expect to be greeted by a cranky, sexy cowboy shoving a shotgun in her face.

Mick Williams has lived and worked on Crazy for twenty years. Though he's utterly devoted to Daphne's grandmother, he'll be damned if he's gonna let a city slicker like Daphne sashay in and disrupt his nice, quiet life. When the future of Crazy is threatened, Mick and Daphne must work together to keep the ranch afloat, but the heat of their attraction makes it more complicated than either of them imagines.

When their physical and emotional connection deepens, Mick tries to turn away from the woman he's convinced he doesn't deserve, so Daphne has to pull out all the stops to convince him that the heart of Crazy is big enough for the both of them.

On sale for $0.99!

Wild Storm by Sandra Sinclair

Wild Storm by Sandra Sinclair“Secrets are simply another form of lying…”

Words Storm Peckham would come to hear and not appreciate, as it marked her whole life as a lie. Something she was not prepared to admit—at least not to anyone else.

For eighteen years, Storm has managed to keep her true self hidden from the rest of the world. That is, until her sister Emma is abducted and she has to spend several days on the trail of finding her missing sister in the company of two very handsome marshals. The closer they get to finding her sister, the harder it's becoming to keep her secret safe—especially from the watchful eyes of Colt Dalton, who suspects Storm is not all she seems.

Colt and Cole Dalton are the US Marshals sent to find missing heiress Emma Peckham. Unbeknown to them, they are about to embark on a mission destined to cause contention between the Dalton brothers. They have a job to do, returning the missing girl to her father in one piece, but emotions flare with Storm and her secrets stuck in the middle of the of the emotional whirlwind each of them will have to overcome.

What will happen as secrets are revealed and suppressed emotions rise to the surface?

On sale for $0.99!

Wednesday’s Recommendations – 11/23/16

Erin Wright Western Romance authorFor my US readers, you know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. For scheduling reasons, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our family today, which is why my picture of the week is Jasmine taking a nap on the couch with my husband. Tryptophan strikes again! 😀

Quick update on my writing: I have finished my Christmas novella, Blizzard of Love, so keep an eye out for that to hit your inbox soon! I'm so excited for this story; I hope you love it as much as I do.

Anyway, you may remember that last week, one of the authors that I highlighted in this newsletter is someone with whom I'll be in a Christmas multi-author bundle. This week, I'm highlighting the other author that will be in that bundle with me - Christine Kingsley. Christine is a terrific author, and a terrific friend.

The other author, J.B. Duvane, is another friend I've gotten to know over the past year. Although her book is a little darker than what I tend to recommend, for those of you who like a little dark in your reading, you'll love this book. J.B. is a very talented author.

Enjoy!

Return to Love by Christine Kingsley

Christine Kingsley Western Romance authorThe cowboy's back in town...

Cassie Powell is perfectly happy with her small town life in Willow Valley. She has a successful bakery and a beautiful little girl--everything she's ever wanted. But when Jack Martin swaggers back into town, secrets she's worked too hard to keep threaten to bring it all tumbling down around her.

Jack has always thought of Cassie as a little sister--until he sees her all grown up! But she's hiding something, and he's determined to find out what. Can he break down her walls and find a way into her heart?

On sale for $0.99!

His to Take by J.B. Duvane & Stella Noir

dark romance authorBrooklyn ...

Adrian was my first love.

The boy I'd always compared all the others to.

But now he's a man and he's holding me captive.

I'd heard the stories for years but I didn't believe them.

My Adrian couldn't have done the things they say he did to all the other girls.

But now that I'm with him I see that it's true.

I know he's a monster ... and I'm terrified of him.

But I'm also terrified of the feelings I still have for him ... and what those feelings mean about me.

Adrian ...

Brooklyn was the only one who ever saw my true self.

But that was seven years ago ... and it might as well have been a dream.

I had to leave her behind. It was the only way I could protect her from the truth about my family and our business.

But now a debt must be paid and she's been brought here.

And my father has ordered me to break her ... to ruin her.

If I follow his orders it will destroy me.

But if I don't ... my father will.

~*~

"His to Take" is the first part in a three-part series. It is not a standalone story. You must read all three parts of the series to reach the conclusion of Adrian and Brooklyn's journey, as well as the HEA ending. The series contains dark sexual themes and scenes that some may find disturbing. It is intended for mature readers.

On sale for $0.99!

Wednesday’s Recommendations – 11/16/16

Jasmine the writing buddy for Erin WrightSo, my cat woke me up this morning by crawling up on top of me and making herself comfortable on my ribcage. "Wake up! Wake up! It's time to get up and write the Wednesday Recs email!"

Or, possibly, "Time to feed me!" Really, it's hard to know for sure.

Anyway, this week is especially fun for me because one of the authors below (Iris Morland) has become a good friend of mine. In fact, remember Blizzard of Love that is coming out soon? It's also going to be available in a bundle with my writing besties - Iris Morland and Christine Kingsley. Three small-town Christmas romance novellas with all the love and "awwww..." moments you can handle.

But enough of that for now - I'll be sending updates on that soon. In the meanwhile, here's my two Wednesday recommendations!

The Torey Hope series

western romance author

The Torey Hope series is contemporary romance stories set in a small town and playing out over eight books.

Each book is a standalone and can be read out of order, but most readers suggest reading from the beginning.

Torey Hope starts at free and 99¢ respectively with For Nicky and Because of Beckett.

Torey Hope: The Later Years also starts for free and 99¢ for Decker and Sawyer.

Here's a cheat sheet to keep the series order straight:

  • For Nicky
  • Because of Beckett
  • Christmas in Torey Hope
  • Loving Josie
  • Decker
  • Sawyer
  • Zach
  • Kendrick

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The Heron's Landing series

Small town romance author

The sexiest of seductions…
When Joy McGuire arrives in the sleepy Missouri town of Heron’s Landing, she thinks she’s left her past behind in Chicago. As a journalist, Joy just wants to write—and to forget. When she meets local vineyard owner Adam Danvers, though, she discovers not only her next story, but a man who makes her heart pound faster. One problem? Adam hates journalists. But when he kisses her, she forgets that she’s supposed to hate him. Instead, she soon realizes she’s given him her heart.

Can transform into the sweetest of loves…
After losing his wife in a tragic accident three years ago, Adam Danvers has focused solely on his family’s vineyard, River’s Bend. But when Joy bursts into his life, he can’t stop wanting her; everything about her makes his blood sing. Their battle of wills soon turns into a storm of desire, but just as things heat up, trouble shows up to wreak chaos in Heron’s Landing. Now Adam must confront his demons—or lose the woman he loves.

~*~

This is Book 1 in the Heron's Landing series. And just in time, because Book 3 is coming out tomorrow! Be sure to check the whole series out and fall in love with this Missouri town...

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Blizzard of Love cover reveal!

Jasmine the writing kittyOkay, okay, I know we haven’t even hit Thanksgiving yet, but I’ve been enjoying the heck out of writing my new Long Valley story: Blizzard of Love. (My husband only snorted a little with laughter when he heard the title. My loyal cat, on the other hand, was kind enough to, well, keep sleeping when she heard it. You can’t win ’em all).

ANYway, it is a story about the love and power of Christmas in the lives of two people, Bonnie and Luke, of which only one actually loves Christmas. Luke…well, he has a good reason for most definitely not loving it, but y’all will just have to read it and find out why. 😉

Without further ado, here’s the cover, as promised:

Blizzard of Love - A Western Romance Novel (Book 2)

Let the drooling commence!

~ Erin

PS See that home in the background, covered in snow? That’s Stetson and Jennifer’s home. That’s right – this whole novella takes place at their house. I know y’all couldn’t wait to read about Carmelita again! 🙂

Wednesday’s Recommendations – 11/9/16

Looking for recommendations for books while you’re waiting for the upcoming Christmas novella in the Long Valley series? Then be sure to check out…

Small town romance novel

DEVASTATION
Moving back home wasn’t anything I ever wanted.
But after enduring the worst,
Going home was the only answer.
Being back is everything I thought it would be…
Awful, isolating, a constant reminder of what I lost.
And the last thing I need–or want–is another reminder of my past,
Especially Bryant Wood.

GUILT
That’s all I feel–all I can see when I look at Savannah Turner.
I want to hold her, feel her, love her,
And thank her for what’s she given me.
But I can’t show her the gratitude.
The relief.
The gift she’s given me.
I won’t.
It’ll ruin everything.
A secret I must keep–a secret that could break her.
Shatter her.
Destroy her.
All over again.

On sale for a limited time for only $0.99! Find it today on Amazon!


Christmas novella bundle western romance novels

Two sweet Christmas romances that will be sure to warm your heart.

Saving Peters Tree Farm – After the death of her father, Charlotte Peters makes the big decision to move back to Archer Lodge, North Carolina to help her mom and the family’s failing Christmas tree farm. After a quick stop into the local hardware store, Charlotte is confronted with a part of her past she’d nearly forgotten about. Or had she? Can Charlotte stay focused on why she came to Archer Lodge and let the past be the past, or will her heart be broken once again?

Say It Ain’t Snow – Melissa Curry is desperately trying to save her family’s ski resort. The drought has done everything it can to dry up their business. When she discovers the town council is planning a detour through the city that will likely chase the rest of the tourists away, Melissa jumps into action to save the day and the town.

On sale for a limited time for only $0.99! Find it today on Amazon!

Wednesday’s Recommendations – 11/02/16

Looking for recommendations for reads while you’re waiting for the next book in the Long Valley series? Then be sure to check out…

Secret Crush romance novel

For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral.

Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit in the House of Morgan?

On sale for a limited time for only $0.99!

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