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Benjamin is Free!

Published March 4, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

That’s right. Benjamin, Book 2 in The Hudson Ranch series, is free today until Tuesday, March 8th. Grab it while you can. 🙂 The gorgeous covers for this series were hand drawn by my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis.

Ben

FREE!!!

Blurb:

Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.

Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.

Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them?

The Hudson Ranch books can be read alone, but it’s best if you read them in order. Just click on the titles for blurbs and purchase links.

Book 1, The Inheritance, 99 cents

Book 2, Benjamin, normally $3.36 is Free

Book 3, Gabriel, $3.09

Book 4, Nathan, $4.22

All above books are also available in print.

As always, I’m happy to hear from my fans. Without you, I’d have no reason to write. (Other than the fact that writing keeps me sane.) 🙂 Please post questions and/or comments below.

New Release!!! Nathan, The Hudson Ranch, Book 4

Published July 3, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Today marks an eventful release day for me as Nathan is the 4th and final book in The HudsonNathan Ranch series. I’ve laughed, agonized, and cried along with these characters for months and it’s not easy to let go and say no more. As strangers to Peace River, they’ve had to overcome incredible odds to earn their inheritance and their happy-ever-afters. To celebrate, all four books are on sale from today, July 3rd. until Saturday, July 5th.

Have I got your attention? 🙂 Here’s the rundown on sales:

The Inheritance, Book 1, is Free July 3-5.

Benjamin and Gabriel, Books 2 and 3, are set up as Kindle Countdown Deals. 99 cents today, $1.99 on the 4th, and $2.99 on the 5th, returning to their regular retail price of $3.99 when the sale ends. A good time to grab any copies you’re missing. 🙂

Nathan (at 79,000 words) will be released at $3.99 for those 3 days. Regular price being $5.99 after the sale ends. A $2.00 saving!

Now for the blurbs in reverse order):

Nathan:

Nate’s job as an accountant is to get the Ranch’s accounts in order and bring in new business, so he hires his neighbor, Cyndi Dillon, as his assistant. She’s efficient and capable and oh so desirable, but Nate doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure.
Her job is everything she’d dreamed of and more, but she’s harboring a secret that could jeopardize their working relationship. The one thing Cyndi hadn’t counted on was falling for the shy accountant. He’s drop-dead gorgeous and looks great in Levis, but wasn’t it just her luck to fall for a pretend cowboy when she’d grown up around the real thing?
Someone doesn’t want the boys to inherit their father’s ranch and will do anything to get what they want. When problems on the spread escalate, will personal safety get in the way of their future or does love really conquer all

GabrielWRibbonGabriel:

He’d been duped! Busy attending the victims of a fire on the Hudson Ranch and cleaning up after his veterinary clinic is vandalized, Gabe Hudson hires an assistant through email, based on qualifications. When Kristin appears, ready to work, he discovers he’s been duped. Thinking he’d hired a male practitioner who could help with their huge patients, he is totally baffled at her willingness to take on such a task. Angry at first, he soon discovers how capable she is, seeming to have an affinity with the animals they tended. It didn’t hurt that her voice was soft and sexy and she was easy on the eyes to boot, but her entire demeanor was of a ‘hands off’ attitude. His growing affection and attraction to the woman were making his days harried and his nights a living hell. Combine that with trying to keep her safe as a psycho targets the clinic, and he’s afraid to let her out of his sight.

 

Benjamin:

Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern BenAlberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah. Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof. Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the lack of trust drive a permanent wedge between them?

The Inheritance

 

The Inheritance:

This short story is an introduction to the series and I strongly urge you to read it first.

Time is running out for Zackary Hudson.

He has a fierce desire to reunite with his estranged sons, but they’re proving difficult to find. He hires a private investigator and the search begins in earnest.

 

 

 

And for more exciting news…

The Hudson Ranch series is now available in print on Amazon and CreateSpace.

Thank you all for making this series such a success.

 

Writing Made Easy!!!

Published April 16, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Did the title of this post grab you?

Are you looking for an easy way to reach fame and fortune?

If so, writing may not  be for you.

Writing is hard work, and in some cases, for little pay. If I could just sit and write and have someone else do all the marketing and promo, life would be a lot easier. But I’ve never been one to take the easy road. 🙂 I’ve learned how to set up a blog and a website and am involved in several social media sites, things I knew nothing about before being published in October, 2011. Needles to say, I’ve learned a lot in the past 2 1/2 years. LOL

Since beginning to send my stories out there for others to enjoy, I’ve received many, many compliments and reviews on my writing. More than enough to keep me going, and I thank you for that. My Thunder Creek Ranch series is still ongoing because of you. I have Lynne and Abby Kerrigan’s story to write, and possibly one for Jack, Michael’s brother. I’m hoping to end the series this year with A Manning Christmas. What do you think? Would these stories interest you?

My Hudson Ranch series will end later this month with the release of Nathan. Again, it’s been a popular series. Seems we all like our cowboys. 🙂

I have enjoyed being able to connect with fans through blogging and social media, although I admit that it’s been much too long since my last post. But it is tax season here and I do income taxes for others, so there isn’t a lot of free time to indulge my main hobby and passion…writing. But the April 30th deadline is approaching and I will be able to concentrate on writing again, except for a brief period in May when I have another cataract surgery, this time on my left eye.

I don’t type very fast. Sometimes, my mind works much faster than my fingers, putting the ideas together so the words are flowing so fast it’s hard to keep up. I’ve never suffered from writer’s block as I usually have more than one story on the go at any given time. For instance, right now I’m working on Nathan Hudson’s and Lynne Kerrigan’s stories as well as a suspense for a Love Inspired Suspense contest with Harlequin.

If only I could type faster! A friend of mine has ordered Dragon. Have any of you used it? Somehow, it feels like cheating to dictate a story, but if it works for her, I may just give it a try. Any thoughts or experiences on using the software would be welcome. 🙂

Writing involves continual learning. If you can’t take criticism, don’t try it. LOL Good thing I have broad shoulders. The editors I have worked with all have their own way of doing things and we have to adapt to their methods and accept their instruction and criticism for what it is…a way to make your story stronger.

I love writing! It keeps me sane. And if it helps pay a bill or two along the way…bonus. If you haven’t checked out my website, please do so. And if you’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter, please friend/follow me.

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Thank you for listening to my ramble today. Happy writing. 🙂

New Release!!! The Inheritance, Hudson Ranch, #1

Published September 19, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I am super excited to announce that The Inheritance, the first book in my Hudson Ranch series, is now available on Amazon. Not only that, but it’s FREE today through September 23rd. Grab your copy and settle in for a short but interesting read. 🙂

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Notice the expert detail in the cover? My talented sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, is a portrait artist and has drawn for as many years as I’ve been writing…since we were very, very young. We always said that one day we’d do a book together and now we’re doing four. LOL Yes, original artwork coming for all four Hudson Ranch covers.

We’ve dedicated this book to our mother, Frances Wilson. Thank you for always believing in us and encouraging us to do our best. Love you Mom! xoxo

The Inheritance is a short story that serves as an introduction to the series–one which I hope you will enjoy.

Blurb:
Time is running out for Zackary Hudson. He has a fierce desire to reunite with his estranged sons, but they’re proving difficult to find. He hires a private investigator and the search begins in earnest.

Excerpt:

Zack took a good look around as they walked toward the house. It could use a coat of paint this year and the porch needed to be re-stained. He’d shore up the hinges on the sagging screen door and caulk the windows while he was at it. If he started on repairs right away, he might have them done before…before—damn! His breath caught in his throat and he had to make a determined effort to breathe…to appear normal. He wasn’t afraid of dying, but he hated the thought of leaving Bianca to raise their son and run the ranch alone.

“I’m going to try and locate my sons,” he announced as he jogged around the kitchen with Jerry on his back. It was a large country kitchen, recently remodeled to reflect Bianca’s taste and needs. “I should have done it years ago.”

“Good, but after all this time, they might not be so happy to hear from you.”

“Well, Rita may have prevented my ‘interference’ in their lives through a court order during their growing years, but the triplets would be twenty-seven now. Young men able to make their own decisions. I’d like to find them, make amends for not being there for them, if I can.”

Bianca turned and shook the salad spoon at him. “Zackary Hudson, you have nothing to make amends for. You’ve provided money, clothing, and toys all these years, for which they should be grateful.”

He smiled at the vehemence in her words as he buckled Jeremiah into his highchair. “They might not see it that way. Hopefully, Rita hasn’t moved out of the house I bought for them. Surely, she’d give me their current addresses.”

“I would hope so.”

“I’ll check with Bart after lunch and see if he has a phone number for her. That would save me from having to meet with her.”

“That’s a great idea. Why not let him do the digging for information? Lawyers have a way of getting to the truth of things that we know nothing about.”

“True enough. But he also charges a small fortune for his services. I can handle a phone call if he has the number.”

“Okay. It’s your choice. I just hope she’ll be reasonable about your wanting to see them.”

“Doesn’t matter. One way or the other, I’m going to find my sons.” A sudden thought came to him then. Would they want to move to the ranch? Help run things in his absence? He didn’t know what kind of men they’d grown up to be, but he’d find them and feel them out on the subject. They’d earn a share of the ranch upon his demise and that just might prove incentive enough. If so, it would ease his current burden somewhat.

“Why so determined all of a sudden?”

“He glanced over at his wife of five years and noted that her face was pinched in a worried frown. “They have a right to know where they came from. This ranch is their heritage, too. I just want them to know that.”

“Uh huh. And what aren’t you telling me?” she asked as she set the table.

“Later, love. I’ll explain everything after we’ve eaten.”
Maybe by then I’ll be able to come up with the words to tell you.

Ready to read more? Remember, it’s FREE! My gift to you for being such loyal fans. Love you all!

US: http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-Hudson-Ranch-ebook/dp/B00F8Y0VPM/ref=la_B005XMAYFQ_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379597450&sr=1-18

Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Inheritance-Hudson-Ranch-ebook/dp/B00F8Y0VPM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379597774&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Inheritance+%28The+Hudson+Ranch+Series%29

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inheritance-Hudson-Ranch-Series-ebook/dp/B00F8Y0VPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379597884&sr=8-1&keywords=the+Inheritance%2C+hudson+ranch

Current news & cover reveal!

Published August 15, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Hello, my friends!

It’s been a long time between posts. 😦

I’m sitting here today and am able to see the keyboard without my glasses, without double vision, and without the blurring that occurs when you have cataracts. Glorious day!

You haven’t heard much from me in the past few months because of my inability to see properly. This has affected almost every aspect of my life and I’m happy to say that the worst is behind me. I can now do my edits without worrying if words like wonderful get by me with an extra l at the end, among other things. I can surf the web without the blinding headaches due to eye strain. In short, although computer time is limited due to the eye surgery, I can get on with my life, and in that regard, I have news.

A Bride for the Taking, Thunder Creek Ranch, Book 6, will be available soon through Evernight Publishing.

Suited to be a Cowboy has been contracted by Secret Cravings Publishing and is scheduled for an October release.

My sister, Sharon Dupuis, and I are working on a 4 book series which takes place on The Hudson Ranch in northern Alberta. She’s drawing the covers and I’m writing the books. 🙂 We’re hoping to release one per month beginning in September, although I must admit that might change due to me being so far behind in my edits.

Ready for a sneak peek at the first cover? Here it is!

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What do you think? Sharon has always been a gifted artist and I’m so pleased to have her working with me on this project.

Blurb:

Zackary Hudson finds out he has a terminal illness. Knowing he may have left it too late, he begins searching for his sons, identical triplets who he’d been denied access to since they were very young.

Married again and with a two-year-old child, he hopes the older sons will live on the ranch and look out for his wife and child after his demise…a condition of their inheritance.

Zack finds his sons but a freak accident prevents him from meeting up with them again. Find out the boys’ reactions to their inheritance as Benjamin, Gabriel, and Nathan struggle to come to terms with their father’s absence from their lives.

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And lastly, sadly, Cauldron of Tales is no longer available.

I’ll be updating my website soon to reflect these details.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer!