April 3, 2015

Accidentally Writing a Series @authorkristina #RLFblog #western

I probably shouldn't admit this, but I never set out to write a trilogy about three sisters who grew up and apart in Texas. I started out wanting to write Kathleen's story – the story of a modern woman who isn't afraid to take what she wants in business but is very much afraid of admitting what she wants for herself. Then I started to write that story and new people started cropping up, namely her sisters.
There was Vanessa, who was spoiled and lost and eversoslightly demanding. There was Monica who thought she had everything – a great career, a man waiting at home - she could ever want. And neither one would leave me along long enough to get a firm handle on Kathleen's story. So I started writing down bits of backstory for Vanessa and Monica in separate files – enough to keep them happy, not enough to take the spotlight away from Kathleen – and kept pushing forward.
The more I wrote down bits of Vanessa's and Monica's stories, the more I wanted to tell their stories, too. Not because I didn't love Kathleen, but because I loved Kathleen. She was getting her happily ever after and while her story was a fun one to tell, I felt badly that Vanessa and Monica were stuck in a kind of romance-limbo. So, I fiddled a little more and wondered what could be the absolute worst thing that could happen for each of them.
And then I did what is probably the scariest thing I've ever done (at least so far): I sent my editor a proposal based on rough character sketches, a sample chapter and what can never be called actual synopsis' - and not just because the final drafts of the stories only loosely resemble them. The second scariest moment: when my editor emailed to say she loved the ideas and wanted me to write the stories. And attached two contracts to the email. Signing a contract for two books that were still mostly in my head? Freaky!
But, I wrote and wrote and revised and I did get to tell Vanessa and Monica's stories – and a little birdie tells me I may even have made my editor a little weepy at one point.
For a limited time, all three of those original books - What a Texas Girl Wants, What a Texas Girl Needs and What a Texas Girl Dreams - are available in one boxed set called Texas Wishes ~ and you can put them all on your e-reader for $0.99! What a steal!
Kristina Knight turns up the heat under the Texas sun with three cowboys ready to rope your heart and the feisty ladies who wrangle them. Enjoy a boot-stomping good time with these captivating couples.

About the Book

What a Texas Girl Wants: The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl like Kathleen Witte, so why did he just wake up next to her on a Mexican beach with a ring on his finger? Once they’re back in Texas though, this all-business marriage might just turn into an all-consuming love.
What a Texas Girl Needs: Matias Barnes knows all about society women like Vanessa Witte. It’s part of the reason he left his wealthy family behind and took a job on a ranch. But while Mat knows she’s so not right for him, can he resist her charms long enough to really let her go?
What a Texas Girl Dreams: They are opposites in so many ways, but the more veterinarian Trickett Samuels gets to know footloose and fancy free Monica Witte, the more he wonders if he can convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher.

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About the Author

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!

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  1. Welcome back, Kristina. This looks like an amazing project. Your fans are going to love it!

  2. thank you, Kayelle! it's always so much fun to visit RLF!


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