A Bluebird, Texas Romance #1
by Ann Everett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A woman hiding from her future…
Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.
A man running from his past…
Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word of the day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.
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A Bluebird, Texas Romance #2
Things just got hotter in Texas. Award-winning author Ann Everett returns with another sizzling Bluebird, Texas romance.
Sometimes it takes losing everything…
True Shanahan must be the unluckiest woman in the world. Either that or she’s cursed. After another failed relationship, True leaves Dallas with a broken heart and new attitude. It’s time to walk on the wild side. But when she makes a wrong turn and ends up in Bluebird, Texas, the only man she wants is anything but reckless.
…to find all you’ve ever wanted.
Ritter Malone is the town’s favorite son and has the local hero awards to prove it. Seems he’s always in the right place at the right time. But when he crosses paths with True, his life takes a turn he never sees coming. Her songwriting skills may be questionable, but her ability to turn him inside out is indisputable.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas.
Where a chance meeting gives two people a chance at love.
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Award-winning author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
Ten things you won't know about Ann by reading her bio:
She's married to her high school sweetheart.
She loves shopping at thrift stores.
She doesn't remember her first kiss.
She hates talking on the telephone.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
She believes everyone should own at least one pair of cowboy boots.
She's thankful wrinkles aren't painful.
She sucks at math.
By: Ann Everett
What did you edit out of this book? In Chirp, I edited out a ton of stuff. Over 10,000 words! In first drafts, I just write, write, write. Once I’m finished, I go back and cut, cut, cut.
Turns out, I write a lot of stuff that isn’t needed. I’m talking things that don’t move the story forward. When I’m writing the rough draft, I don’t pick up on those things, but once I reach “The End” and read the story from start to finish, that useless information jumps out at me.
When the beta readers get a hold of it, sometimes they point out even more places I need to trim. I do keep the deleted scenes in case I want to use them as a teaching tool for other writers.
In True, I didn’t cut as much. Maybe because it was the second book in the series, and I was more familiar with the territory. Or, maybe I just loved Chirp and Rance so much I didn’t want to end their story!!
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