All posts tagged 2011

Writing…a busy life!

Published July 15, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Tomorrow is my birthday!

Now, at my age, you don’t normally broadcast the fact, but I’ve earned every one of my gray hairs. LOL Although, I must say, my life is more fulfilling since I started writing again. This birthday I actually want to celebrate and I’m doing so by presenting a little surprise to my readers.

Evernight Publishing has agreed to let me hold a one day sale. That’s right! Tomorrow, July 16th, all four Thunder Creek Ranch books are on sale for only $1.99 each! That’s quite a savings! So if you’ve started the series, or are wanting to read about my sexy cowboys, tomorrow is the time to buy. This is my way of saying thank you to each and every one of you who have supported me on this journey. I love you all! I’m currently working on Book 5 of my Thunder Creek Ranch series and hope to submit it for publication soon.

I’ve been so busy writing, editing, promoting, writing, editing, and promoting, that I hardly have time to breathe these past few months. On top of that, I blog, try to keep my website up to date, and edit for others.

Bad Boy Blake is finally finished and subbed to Ruby Lioness Press. Next up, I have a trilogy to write for RLP, contracted on proposal. Not sure I like writing to a deadline, but I’ll see how it pans out.

I also won a pitch with Harlequin Intrigue and the editor requested a partial. It’s almost ready to go. Fingers crossed. They have a terrific distribution system and guaranteed sales. ūüôā

Blessed Homecoming is my 9th release since Oct/2011. I also have releases in August, September, and November, plus Book 5 and maybe 6 in there somewhere for my TCR series with Evernight.

The Hudson trilogy is scheduled for release in Jan, March, and May, 2013, with the print edition of Bad Boy Blake also releasing in May.

Add to that, school’s out and my oldest grandson is allowed to visit more. Love him dearly, but when he’s here, he’s MY boy, wanting all of Grandmom’s attention. He just turned 8 and we had a party for him Friday.

So life won’t be slowing down for me anytime soon. Wish me luck and don’t forget to follow my virtual blog tour for a chance to win Blessed Homecoming, my first inspirational romantic suspense.

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2011 Nominee for Book of the Year!

Published January 4, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Zakia and the Cowboy won December’s Book of the Month and is now up for Book of the Year at The To Be Read Pile review site! Yahoo!!! Or should I say, “Yee Haw!!!

A sincere thank you for a fab review, TBR, and to all my fans who made this possible. It really is a dream come true for this newbie author and her debut novel. ‚ô• you all!

Please take a moment and vote!

December Book of the Month at the TRB Pile!

Happy New Year!!!

Published January 1, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

2011 was a

fabulous year!

Four books released in 3 months, excellent ratings and plenty of emails from readers wanting more. As an author, I couldn’t¬†be any happier at the turn my life has taken. Thank you, Evernight¬†Publishing, for taking a chance on me; to¬†Emma Shortt¬†and Dana Horbach, for your excellent editing skills; to Dara England, for creating such beautiful covers;¬†to my readers, who continue to express their satisfaction with my books; and to my friends and family for their unending support. Love you all.

The year ended with my debut novel, Zakia and the Cowboy, being nominated for Book of the Month at the To Be Read Pile. What an honor for a newbie! Have you voted yet? http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/ 


On Dec. 31st I also received a 4 Star review for Thunder Creek Ranch, Book 2, Covert Mission: Undercover Cop. Stop by and comment for your chance to win a copy. http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/1/post/2011/12/review-and-contest-covert-mission-by-lorraine-nelson.html

On January 6th, Trouble Brewing in Thunder Creek, Book 3 in the series, will be released by Evernight. A great start to a new year.

Featuring Lucas Sr. and his wife Winnie, this book is different in that it features divided loyalties which cause trouble in their marriage. Come join them and read about how they overcome them to reach their HEA again.

   My Christmas releases,

   His Christmas Wish and

   Mistletoe & Mr. Hoe, 

   have both done well on Amazon.


Book 4, A Cowgirl’s Pride, is almost ready to submit and Book 5, Cameron’s Quest, is begging to be told.

On a more personal note, December 31st saw the arrival of my newest grandchild, a beautiful baby girl, Jayda. That makes four grandsons and two granddaughters for me. Yay! A terrific finale for 2011!

Now, this is the point when I should be stating my goals for 2012! LOL Other than writing, losing weight, writing, quitting smoking, and writing some more,¬†I need to be more active…difficult to do with a knee giving out on me all the time. But I will try my best to persevere. Of course, that means time away from my computer and the characters that demand I tell their story. Hmmm. Perhaps a bit of compromise¬† is in order here. Oh well,¬†I have all year to figure it out. ūüôā

Have a wonderful New Year! May 2012 bring you rich blessings, true friendships, abundant good health and happiness, and most of all, love.

Thank you all for being part of my life.

Merry Christmas! Blog Winner!

Published December 25, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Sorry I didn’t make it back to post the winner last night. I was beat and went to bed early in preparation for a busy day today.

My three sons and their families are coming for dinner. Should be a great time.

And so, we come to the good part…Kathryn Wyvern, you get to pick one book from my Thunder Creek Ranch series. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who took part and thank you for making 2011 so special. If you haven’t already done so, stop over at Amazon to download a¬† copy of Mistletoe & Mr. Hoe,¬†FREE until Dec. 28th.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.


Free Books for Christmas!

Published December 24, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

To thank all my loyal readers, I’m offering a special gift, my Christmas story, Mistletoe & Mr. Hoe, FREE from today, Dec, 24th¬†until the 28th. Just click the link in the title and go to Amazon.com for the free download. While you’re there, check out His Christmas Wish, now only 99 cents.

Also, today is the final day to comment here on my blog for your chance to win a free download from my Thunder Creek series.

Christmas is such a special time of love, hope and blessings. It’s also a time to be thankful, and I am. Without you, my readers, being a published author would be a hollow victory, but you’ve made 2011 a special time for me. I’m so glad my books have entertained you and provided some much-needed relaxation.

Now, I’m signing off until 10 PM EST to finish my baking and clean house. I’ll be back to announce the winner at that time.

Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy 2012!