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April 3rd, 2007, 11:49 AM
I currently have two mainstream historicals (meaning not Inspirational) under my belt. They are ON EAGLE'S WINGS and IN YOUR ARMS. One is an Indian time travel romance, the other a cowboy romance.
EAGLE is still a best seller, and it was released in August of '05!! I guess it's a fan favorite. I wrote the entire first chapter thinking I was going to merely write a "normal" historical Indian/white woman romance. But I looked around and saw that paranormal things were HOT in romance, so I took a look at my first chapter and thought, "What can I do to throw in some paranormal?" Well, when I was younger, my father and I used to have long talks about people from the future who, if they could come to our time, wouldn't be able to do a thing, or else they'd alter the timeline. This thought popped into my head because of the "almost" rape scene at the beginning. I thought what if she was meant to get raped? And just like that, an entirely new plot revealed itself to me. :p
I think people like EAGLE because it's a different spin on the same ol' genre. This time it's the HERO who's time traveling, and he's doing it on PURPOSE. He's a Time Tourist. This is a far cry from finding some trinket from antiquity that whisks you away to another time or the swirling vortex some characters fall into. LOL
Then there's IN YOUR ARMS, an historical about a tortured hero. I loved writing that one. No paranormal in this one, just some good cowboy angst. :cowboy: Yeehaw!
Anyhow, we can yak about these books (and any future historicals I may have) in this thread. :)
April 4th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Question for the Readers:
In Western historicals, do you want to read more Indians than cowboys?
I've seriously only encountered a handful of Indian historicals out there in eBook land. There's my Eagle, and the book(s) by Ginger Simpson. Does anyone else know of an Historical Indian romance in eBooks? And would you like to read more of them?
I love Westerns, but my love encompasses both the cowboy AND the Indian. It would seem the public agrees with me, since my Indian historical has outsold my cowboy by leaps and bounds.
What do you guys think? Is there a demand for Indians in Westerns?
April 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
I am new to ebooks......anyways, I like reading about both indians and cowboys in westerns. I think that it is hard for some people to picture a western historical book without cowboys, so when there is a book predominately about indians they may be more inclined to pick it up.
You know, when I think of westerns I think of Louis Lamour and John Wayne....so a book with indians kinda gives the western idea more interest. I find myself curious to read it. My historical romance was a western historical, all about indian hero. Tall dark handsome....hmmm...need I say more. Oh yes, Strikingly handsome....;)
Okay, for me there is a demand of indians in westerns but I can't talk for everyone.
Suggestion to ponder or shoot down: Maybe an angst ridden indian man and a cowboy that is actually a girl????
April 5th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Sounds like it would be interesting! :p I think a lot of authors stear clear of the Indian story lines, because unless the hero is only a halfbreed or raised as a white man or actually a white man who was kidnapped by Indians as a young boy, it's hard to breach that language barrier.
But your story idea does have merit... I can imagine a tomboy cowgirl riding in the wilderness, who happens to stumble upon an Indian war party or something. I wonder what they'd do if they found the cowboy they were chasing was actually a woman... LOL
April 7th, 2007, 03:18 AM
See, I'm not sure if I could ever write a historical, but if I ever did, I think I would want to write a western simply because I'm a southerner and maybe I could get by with it. LOL. I love to read them though. They're like my candy/crack, I'm addicted. :leph:
April 7th, 2007, 03:38 AM
Guess what, folks? I just finished HIGH NOON, my latest Western novella, coming out with Samhain in November sometime. It will be showcased in their LEATHER AND LACE anthology along with Beth Williamson and Melissa Schroeder! I'm so excited to be in an anthology with these two talented ladies. And I finished a book! Yay! One down, a bajillion more to go! WHEEE!!!
June 26th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Some news... I just signed a contract with Champagne Books for another Western, the first in a continuity series I'm working on with my fellow Champagne authors about the Orphan Train that ran in the late 1800's. My story is entitled ONCE A DREAMER, about a Russian immigrant who rides the train and ends up in lawless Dodge City, KS. There, she meets a gambler who used to swindle women for their money. When she finds out she's an heiress, will she believe him that he loves her for HER, not her money? :)
It's going to be released in early 2008.
June 26th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Congratulations! I don't know how you find the time to do it all!
June 26th, 2007, 06:27 PM
I have four clones.
One for cleaning the house, one for schooling the children, one for promo, and one to spend time with DH. That leaves me to do all the writing. :P
June 27th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Geez! How do I get some clones? Please! I am beggin!:mumbles:
August 22nd, 2007, 02:07 PM
Just found out High Noon's release date from Samhain Publishing:
November 13th, 2007
September 15th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Have y'all seen this yet? ;)
Linda L Lattimer
September 15th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Oh Becka, wow another book, so exciting, I am so happy for you
Linda L Lattimer
October 6th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Hi Becka, what are you cooking up now? Read your last two and they were super great, as always.
Linda L Lattimer
October 6th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Becka, Promise me Forever was wonderfully done, and The Wolverine and the Flame was excellent
Linda L Lattimer
November 11th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Hi Becka, got any other releases out that you would like to share with us?
November 11th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Yes, as a matter of fact. :) Samhain just released HEARTS UNBOUND, the sequel to HEARTS ETERNAL on November 6th. So far, it's doing pretty good in sales.
On November 13th, THIS Tuesday, Samhain will also be releasing HIGH NOON, my next historical Western. :D Woohoo! Yup, I have two back-to-back releases in November, and I'm so excited about it.
And in December, Wade's story, NATURE OF THE B*E*A*S*T*, will be coming to Champagne Books!!
(If you haven't heard, B*E*A*S*T* OF BURDEN, Book II in my BEAST series, is now up for pre-order on Champagne's front page: http://www.ChampagneBooks.com It will be releasing to print on November 30th!)
LOTS going on, Linda, I'm so glad you asked! hehe!!
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