Articles for the Month of January 2015

What reviewers are saying about Coulson’s Wife

todayblogOn Monday Coulson’s Wife received its 250th Amazon review. The last eleven reviews posted are either 4 or 5-stars—with seven of those being 5-stars! As I write this post, the book has a 4-star average on Amazon.

Of course, not everyone loves Coulson’s Wife. Some readers hate it. While it’s received 105 5-stars and 78 4-stars to date, fifteen reviewers gave it a 1-star. But that’s okay. I don’t expect everyone to love or even like my writing. But the fact it has resonated with a group of readers brings me more than a smile.

Coulson’s Wife is not for everyone. Here are a few things readers (who enjoyed the book) said about Coulson’s Wife.

I do not remember crying so hard. I never cry while reading, but this book brought tears to my eyes.

I was surprised to find myself so absorbed into the story, I even cried.

I haven’t found a book in quite some time that held my interest enough that I could read it in one sitting. This book did it!

I’m so glad I finally read it because it’s one of the best books I have read for a while.

A splendid story where there’s really no good guys and bad guys but friends, family, employees making the best of situations they could not control beginning right before 1900 and taking us through to about 1950.

The twists and turns kept you off balance, and intrigued.

This book is so different than any other romance novel out there. The description doesn’t do the book justice because it’s much greater than it.

Haunting.

I got this free on my Kindle and what a terrific surprise. The author has an incredible way of weaving the story line along with historical references.

I loved this book! A sweet, romantic love story! Not your typical “red-hot; alpha male; hop in the sack for heavy sex” type of book.

Amazing, wonderful, moving, all the things that I can say. I laughed and cried.

Had some tears coming down, but I did love the ending but wish it didn’t end like that. So recommend it!!!

A wonderful love story that keeps you involved and begging for more till the end!!

I really don’t want to give out any spoilers, but this book surpassed my expectations. I downloaded this on a whim and didn’t think it was gonna be all that good. Now as I write this review at 3 o’clock in the morning after just completing this masterpiece, I am now going to start book 2.

This is a real grabber. I could not put it down till I finished it at one sitting. This is a story of frustrated love and fulfilled love that keeps the reader in suspense. Great read.

I LOVED this book…thank you…best book I’ve read in a long time.

The characters are developed and grow over time. The plot was also well developed and kept me interested. I recommend this book.

History strongly weaved in and out of this story which I loved. Everything about this book kept my attention. The story was focused on relationships without the details of sex.

A wonderful read!!! Engaging from the very beginning. I planned to simply preview the book to see if it would appeal to me for a future time. Instead, I was drawn in at the very beginning and continued to read until it was finished, a one day read.

I like a book that touches all of my emotions. It made me happy, sad, laugh and even cry.

This was a remarkable book about complicated romance and relationships during a time in history when the world was quickly changing.

The characters become real as the reader is swept along as the story unfolds.

This was a very moving book which I read in one day. Great story and although it says book 1 it was a standalone novel.

I loved this book. I never got bored. Several surprises. Warm and a beautiful story of a woman who loved deeply.

Read it in one day. The best book I have read in ages.

More than a story, I found Coulson’s wife to be a journey with the characters. A well edited piece of art where a couple of human generations are neatly squeezed in, yet detailed where it really matters.

It was just raw and real.

I read a lot of romance novels and this one stands out as one of the better ones.

(You can download Coulson’s Wife for FREE at most eBook venues.)

Back in focus!

SONY DSCI visited for the first time on Monday with my chemo and radiation doctors. I was surprised – and delighted – to learn I may not need chemo!

According to the chemo doc I am borderline needing chemo, and as he told me, “My job is to treat your cancer, not to give you chemo.”

He’s having another lab test done on one of the lymph node they removed and when he gets the results, he will determine the best course of action.

Overall the prognosis is good, and I think I can get back on track and once again start focusing on my current work in progress: Haunting Danielle, Book 3.

Happy, content and back to serious writing!

Photo: Lady Girl asking, “Well, what are you waiting for? Start writing!”

Haunting Danielle, Book 3 Update

Haunting Danielle 3

Yesterday, I sent out the following letter to subscribers of my Haunting Danielle newsletter:

Haunting Danielle, Book 3 was initially slated to be released January 1, 2015. I intended to take advantage of Amazon’s pre-sale feature (as I had with Book 2 in the series), which would have have Book 3 for sale prior to its actual release date, and then on January 1, it would automatically go to all those who placed an order.

Unfortunately, life got in the way and I decided it best not to offer it at Amazon for pre-sale.

What happened exactly? Some of you know both my mother and mother-in-law lived with my husband and me. My mother-in-law lived in a guest house on our property, and my mother lives in our house with us. Both ladies turned 86 last year.

At the end of October my mother-in-law went into the hospital, and after two weeks and two surgeries, she passed away. Despite her age, it came as quite a shock to us. According to the doctors she was doing well and about to come home, and considering her father lived to several weeks short of his 100th birthday, we thought she’d be around longer.

In the midst of planning her funeral and settling her estate, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. As you can see, with all this going on, promising a book for a January 1 release date didn’t seem like a great idea.

I had surgery on December 2, and next Monday I go see the Chemo and Radiation doctors to schedule my treatment. What’s in store? I have no idea.

I am currently working on Haunting Danielle, Book 3—I’ve the story partially written, with the rest of it rattling around in my head.  I would love to promise the book by the end of January, and it is possible, yet I can’t make any promises. I have no idea how I will react to chemo. I’ve one friend who recently went through this, and had no problems. She didn’t get sick or miss a beat. Yet, I have other friends who talk of nausea, brain fog and other unpleasant stuff.

I wanted to let you know what is going on with the current book in the series. As soon as I send this email off, I intend  to get back to writing – Haunting Danielle, Book 3.

Bobbi aka Anna

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After re-reading what I wrote, I have to say I was optimistic to say it was possible to have Haunting Danielle, Book 3 out by end of January 2015, considering everything.  However, it will be released in 2015; I just can’t guarantee precisely when. Hopefully I will know more in a couple weeks.  In the meantime, I continue to work on the series.