WINNING A BRIDE by Jade Lee has just been released! (Imagine confetti and a Sousa march right now). Next month see the advent of WHAT THE BRIDE WORE. Yeah!
But here's the problem: I don't write short. Not really. I routinely go 10-20,000 words over my limit. So a novella suddenly becomes a short novel. And my novel...well, let's just say I save weeks in my writing schedule just to cut words and tighten my manuscript.
And that doesn't even begin to address the point of the novella. After all, the whole idea is to give people a taste of my writing, a nice little story (purchased cheap) that leads them into my larger work. That's like crafting the perfect piece of tiny chocolate. I never think little chocolate. Who wants one tiny truffle when you can have a chocolate cheesecake? As my waistline will attest, I go for the cheesecake every time.
So everyone, here's your warning. My feed-in novella is long. Yup, longer than many contemporary romances. Oops. Now if you're interested in the story, well....here goes!
I've created the two Crowle brothers. Our hero in Winning a Bride is steward to the land his family once owned. And he's in love with the new owner's daughter. Did I mention that the lady's father hates him? Yup, it's awkward and horrible for him. Fortunately, he finds ways to entice the lovely girl to his way of thinking.
One thing would make his quest for Lady Josephine a great deal easier: a frank discussion with his older brother Grant. His courtship--in part--hinges on certain financial difficulties. But where is brother Grant with the answers to his questions? Missing! (Cue dramatic cymbal crash).
So there you go. You're warned that it's a bigger than usual novella, and you know that there is steamy doings up in the woods at night!
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