I had good intentions for keeping up with my blog. Really I did. Then life got in the way. Life has a way of doing that. I won't bore you with the details, but book release dates and deadlines,etc. got moved around and I found myself with one month --the month of May-- to basically rewrite a book. And I already had a trip planned to Montana with the family to help my oldest son who lives there get his condo ready to sell before he moves. (We bought it when he started college for him to live in and he'll be leaving soon for six months in Argentina to study Spanish. Then, shortly after that, he'll graduate.) I couldn't bring myself to stay home. Even if I only got to eat lunch and dinner with him, I wanted the time with my son and the rest of the family. It was a solid week of work--I worked on my book while hubby and two sons worked on the condo. I even took a day and a half to help them put on the finishing touches. But it was a good time. I love Montana and it is beautiful there in May. Also, we have come to know many of our son's friends up there and they are all going differnt directions now so it was good to see them for what may be a final time. Sob.
All that to say, that's where I've been and what I've been doing. I'm happy to say I met my June 1 deadline. Now I'm taking some time off to go on a trip with hubby and friends to celebrate mutual birthdays that end in a big fat zero! Can't wait. Let's just say I'll be sipping cool drinks on a beach. More on that later.
Here's the new scoop on the books. The new book is tentatively titled ANNIE ON THE LAM: A CHRISTMAS CAPER. This story is quite different than any I've written for Next before. Actually, it's quite different than any book I've written period. A romantic suspense that is a mix of sexy/funny/light and sexy/serious/dark. This is the book I've been working on like crazy this month. It's been a wild ride writing it, and I hope reading it is a wild ride , too.
Then, my novel WHAT SHE NEVER EXPECTED comes out in either March or April of 2008. It was originally supposed to come out in Nov. 07, but things changed. I love this story. I hope you'll keep it on your "To Buy" list.
The novella I wrote for the More Than Words Anthology comes out in April 08, too. Writing this story was a wonderful experience and I am thrilled and so impressed with the charity I was assigned to write about. (Bears Without Borders). My story, HANNAH'S HUGS, is emotional and touching, if I do say so. I hope you'll wait for it, too. Plus the proceeds from the sale go to help out Bears Without Borders and the other chosen charities. To find out more about the charities chosen and the authors writing the stories, go to www.eharlequin.com and scroll to the very bottom of the page. Click on the More than Words link.
Now I have a great new website and and fantastic talented new author for you to check out. My friend Leanna Ellis just launched her website at www.leannaellis.com and it is not to be missed! You'll want to read all about her and her upcoming release ELVIS TAKES A BACKSEAT. I had the honor of reading a lot of this story in its early stages and I promise you you'll want to buy this book! Go to www.leannaellis.com and check it out!
More news--my talented friend Candace Havens has a new book on the shelves this month! CHARMED AND DEADLY, the third book in her fantastic Bronwyn series is for sale. If you've read the first two Bronwyn books, you know how fun and entertaining Candy's books are. If you've never read Candace Havens, get yourself to a bookstore asap!
So...that's it! I hope you'll check out my website at www.jenniferarcher.net from time to time to see if the new covers for my upcoming books are there, plus I'll be updating information whenever I can. I hope to put up new photos, too.