Monday, May 16, 2016

Sold! = New Pacing

Hi, it’s Donna Michaels, don't you just love new things? I’m excited because I recently signed a 3 book contract with Entangled Publishing for a military/cowboy series set in Texas!! Yeehaw!!
Former Army Rangers own and operate a construction company that hires veterans!! They also own a ranch where the veterans are welcome to stay as they readjust to civilian life. This has been in the makings for well over a year, and I’m thrilled to finally be a part of the Entangled family!

This series will fall under their Lovestruck imprint.  

Fall in love with the possibilities…

Find love where you least expect it with Lovestruck, Entangled’s smart new category romantic comedy imprint. Memorable, oftentimes hilarious “meet-cutes” between strangers, a strong romantic connection, sizzling sexual tension, and satisfying endings that leave readers smitten.

Not only am I excited to write these stories and tackle a tough topic, suicide, a sad statistic among returning veterans, but I look forward to stretching my writing with stories that have a slightly different pace. It's a refreshing challenge I am enjoying. The timing of the fist kiss and intimacy is different, and there is a little more 'fluff' than I normally put in my self published books. It's a great learning experience. As a writer, that is always a goal.

Right now, I’m working on the first book that is due June 1st:
In a Ranger's Arms
(Tentative) Blurb:
Driven by guilt over the attempted suicide of a friend, former Army Ranger, Stone Mitchum swears off women until the construction company he opened with a few Ranger buddies to employ returning vets is running smooth. But when a hot, new tenant from his property in town literally falls into his arms, she tempts his self-imposed punishment. 
Business major Jovy Larson is in a bind. Years ago, she made a deathbed promise to her father to pursue her dream, and running the family company has always been her goal. But when her retiring grandfather pits her against her cousin to determine his successor, she’s sent to the middle of cattle country Texas for four weeks to sell gluten-free, vegan food. Dealing with that near impossible task is tough, but not half as tough as dealing with her sexy, ornery landlord.

With the help of a lovesick cow, two local tofu geniuses, and a few well-meaning veterans, Stone and Jovy give into their attraction. But when her lease runs out, and trial run is over, will she remain in the Ranger’s arms?


I'm currently at A Weekend With The Author's conference in Nashville, getting ready to head to the airport. It was great meeting new readers and authors, and hooking up with old friends. But, my deadline is approaching fast, so I’ll be writing on the plane. Hope you have a wonderful spring!
As always, thanks for reading,


Jannine Gallant said...

Congrats on the new contract, Donna! You'll have to tell us how you like working with Entangled vs. self-pubbing. Always fun to have new challenges in our writing.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Nothing better than growing as a writer. Congratulations on the new venue. Like Jannine said, let us know how it goes.

Alison Henderson said...

Congratulations on your new series! It sounds like a winner, and I hope you enjoy working with Entangled.

Anonymous said...

Donna, the premise for the books sound wonderful. Good luck with your new publisher and series.

Diane Burton said...

Congrats, Donna. Sounds like a great series. Best wishes.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Well done, Donna. You've got wonderful projects on the horizon. I'm dithering over whether or not to go to the trouble of meeting with an agent and publisher at RWA 2016...your experience with Entangled sounds positive!

Leah St. James said...

Congratulations, Donna! Very exciting. :-)