Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hot Texas Summer Hello and Book Release

Hi! Hope y'all are having a good week. I know, I know, it's only Tuesday, but I hope for the best. My week is going well, I think. The book I just finished is with my editor and readers, so I will get it published this month. The timing is later than I'd hoped, but, as it turns out, the release will coordinate with the event the story is centered around. My husband says, "Even a blind hog finds a acorn." Now, you know I got a might touchy at his bluntness, but truth is truth, no matter how you slice it.

For those who've read my books, you know, in addition to family, I build my stories around actual weather events that happened in the book's time period. If you didn't notice, that's okay, it didn't register with me either until a good friend pointed it out. The hero and heroine have to deal with floods, blizzards, tornadoes, and hurricanes. You know, it gives them something to do in case they get bored.
Inspiration for Faith and Joe's house in Galveston, Texas

The book I'm talking about is, FAITH AND THE TEXAS LAWYER, A Brides of Texas Code Series Novella, Book 4. Faith Daniels and Joe Benning, unfortunately, have very little time to get bored since this is a time-travel. The story is set in Galveston, Texas, and centered around a house they both own, except Faith is from 2016, and Joe is from 1900. The obvious weather event is the devastating Hurricane of 1900, or Isaac's Storm, that occurred on September 8.

Faith Daniels has had a hard time fitting in all her life, from the time she was left on the steps of a firehouse to her recent divorce. The only time she feels connected is when she rehabs old houses. Often she wishes she could have experienced life in a simpler time. Her current project, a 1900 Galveston mansion, is all she ever wished for and more. When some mysterious force transports her from 2016 to 1900, just prior to the most devastating natural disaster on record, will Faith give up all she has attained in her present life to stay in the past with the sexy turn-of-the- century lawyer?

Joseph Benning has serious trust issues. He is still recovering from the jolt of being dumped by his fiancé shortly before their wedding. In order to prove to himself he can manage on his own without a woman in his life, he decides to reach outside of his routine and buy a house. Suddenly, a strange woman shows up inside his house telling fantastic stories of disaster and destruction. Will Joe be able to make the right decision and let her go, when it comes time to save her life?

Follow me on Amazon to find out the release date!

School starts soon, an i know you'll be busy with all the end of summer stuff. Be careful and stay cool if you can.



  1. Your new book sounds terrific, Carra! I look forward to reading it.

  2. I've got to read this! I've got to read this! I'm always interested in Galveston stories, and knowing you, I'll bet you did a bang-up job in researching the hurricane and Galveston of the period. (If you didn't, you'll hear about it. Just sayin'. ;-) )

    Seriously, though, I can't wait for this novella. Best wishes for much success with it, Carra!

  3. Sounds like a fascinating read, Carra! I love the old homes in Galveston, and I love time travels. Look forward to this story.

  4. The 1900 storm was a big one. What a great setting for a very interesting sounding story. Best to you. Doris

  5. Carra--I'm sure you have another winner with this release. The cover is outstanding and will surely help sell the book. Congratulations!

  6. I've been late for everything this week, sorry to be late for your blog. I think it's so interesting you should write about weather events in your books--and that you actually based them on real weather events, well, that's just genius.
    I am a huge fan of time travel stories and the premise for Faith and the Texas Lawyer is very enticing. I love all the purple color in this cover. Just beautiful. Congratulations, Carra. I think you have a winner here.


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