the first book in
MAIL ORDER TANGLE
I introduced you to Ellie Dickerson two weeks ago, and Jacquie Rogers introduced you to Laura Dickerson the week before that. They're sisters, and Ellie has come to Texas as a mail-order bride. Laura, who's three years older, comes wit her sister.
Last week, Jacquie introduced you to Matt Johanssen, hero of MAIL ORDER RUCKUS. Now I’ll introduce you to the hero of MAIL ORDER PROMISE, a short western historical romance that is the first book in a duet with Jacquie Rogers, MAIL ORDER TANGLE, to be released September 12th.
However, the book is already available for preorder on Amazon.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Kage is short for Karl Gustave Johanssen and he's fictional and a hunky cowboy. Kage is two years younger than his brother Erik and a year younger than his cousin/foster brother Matt. Kage is tall, dark, and very handsome with dark hair and striking sky blue eyes. His grandparents emigrated from Sweden to Central Texas. His father died several years ago, but his mother is alive and keeps house for his widowed grandfather.
2) When and where is the story set?
1880 in fictional Valdesta, Texas near the actual town of Bastrop and not too far from Austin.
The ranch borders the Colorado River and this is what the ranch might look like in the spring when it's all nice and green.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Kage admires his brother Erik and his grandfather Adelbert "Bert" Karl Johanssen. He wants to achieve what his grandfather and father accomplished and build a thriving ranch in spite of all the uncontrollable factors a rancher faces. His word is his bond except in one instance. His dying brother extracts a promise to wed the mail order bride who's due to arrive soon. Kage has no intention of marrying anyone other than a woman he chooses, but gives the promise to ease his brother's painful passing. He salves his conscience by telling everyone he'll make sure the mail order bride is taken care of and find her an acceptable groom.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Because his brother died, Kage must remain in Texas to run the family ranch. He planned to return to Idaho to the ranch he and Matt spent three years building. But Kage can't abandon his mother and aging grandfather, so he agrees to remain in Texas. Still, he's determined to choose his own wife.
When Erik's fiancée arrives, Kage is certain he does not want to marry Ellie Dickerson in spite of the fact she is gorgeous. She just isn't cut out to be a rancher's wife. Instead, she's obviously been raised with servants and knows little about running a household.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Kage plans to find Ellie a husband as soon as he has time to search for one. In the meantime, he has his hands full with vandalism and death threats.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The title of the duet boxed set is MAIL ORDER TANGLE. My book is MAIL ORDER PROMISE and Jacquie's book is MAIL ORDER RUCKUS.
We don’t have much on the site yet, but the cover’s posted and there’s a blurb for each book.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
September 12th, but you can Preorder this duet now on Amazon! PreOrder HERE.
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And while you're waiting for MAIL ORDER TANGLE's release, why not read one of our other books? Mine are on my Amazon Author Page. My most recent release is another in the Kincaid series, GABE KINCAID.
Or try a Stone Mountain book like BRAZOS BRIDE or try THE TEXAN'S IRISH BRIDE.
Jacquie's other releases include her beloved Hearts of Owyhee series at her Amazon Author Page.