Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

a sale

I've written several romances with older hero and heroine. The most recent was set at Christmas in southern Arizona. The hero was an old outlaw. He had been in three of the Arizona historicals. I had no idea he was hero material but then suddenly he was.

Jeremiah is a tough man, trying to do right by his sons-- after years of not doing right. At sixty-five, the last thing he expects is to fall in love. Frederica has come from back east to find her daughter. At sixty, she also isn't wanting romance especially not with someone who seems as though he might have come out of one of the western dime novels she's been reading.


 Because it's a novella, there is none of the spice found in my other books. Novellas are too short to have sex scenes, when I feel plot and character development are more important. You know though when these two do it, it'll be better than ever before because this is their last chance to find that golden ring.


The Arizona Historical series begins in 1883 with Arizona Sunset. It won't be ending with this one in 1905, as there is another planned. Their descendants then move ahead to current times and are in the Hemstreet Witches series.

Covers for older hero and heroine are in short supply. I had this one from CanStock but never had the right place for it. I also didn't think the models looked in their sixties and then along came the Dreamscope option to change things a little. Voila-- I had its cover. I see the toughness in these two which they will need to find their happily ever after.

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