Guest Post | Once upon a time... just kidding by @LucindaRace #romance #scottish #guestpost #newrele
Once upon a time… just kidding.
When someone tells me I can’t or shouldn’t do something I dig in and find a way to make it happen. I’ve always been a very determined person. I longed to write books. When I would spin bedtime stories for my daughters they would ask for the same one over and over again. I wondered if I should write them down. Something certainly resonated with them. So, after giving it careful thought, I poured my heart into a sweet story about a bunny named Benjamin and the Blueberry Muffins.
At the time I hadn’t developed my tough exterior and when an editor told me I had to much detail for a children’s story and no one would want to read it. I was crushed. Sweet Benjamin was tucked away forever. Or so I thought.
Flash forward. My muse could no longer be ignored. She had been poking and prodding me for years, having dialogue and scenes come to me in my dreams. I gave in to her demands and started typing. Without really being aware Benjamin Bunny became the friendly and loving ghost in The Loudon Series. And yes, blueberry muffins were the favorite indulgence for the hero in Lost and Found. Ray would stop at Cari’s café, What’s Perkin’, every day to purchase two muffins and a coffee. It’s funny how my subconscious never really left Benjamin in a dusty corner, never to see the light of day again. It wasn’t until a few years after I released the first two books in the series did I realize what I had done.
With each book I’m discovering confidence I didn’t realize I had. I have some amazing super fans who devour every book I write and constantly ask, when is your next book out. I guess like my daughters, my stories strike a chord with them too.
After I had written my seventh book and a spin off series planned, Crystal Lake, which is about a family winery I was driving through New Hampshire with my oldest daughter. When I started to think about putting to paper a new idea I had about three sisters. I had Meg pull up her phone and take notes. On that short two hour drive I had drafted three complete books, had my characters named and the title of the books. The MacLellan Sisters Trilogy was born. I couldn’t wait to get in front of the keyboard. Over the next year I wrote over 250,000 new words. This trilogy poured out of me like a watering can, giving life to flowers or in this case three novels. I couldn’t have stopped even if I wanted to. The MacLellan sisters' stories had to be told. I’m now in the exciting process of releasing the books.
What else do I have going on you might wonder? I’ve written a standalone book and I’m planning to release a new series under a pen name as it is a significant departure from the women’s fiction I am currently writing. So yes, my muse is still in control and if I’m lucky she’ll hang around as long as I’m able to type. Who knows I may even need to install one of those programs that does speech to text. Now that would be a very interesting idea.
Title Borrowed: The Enchanted Wedding Dress Book 2 (The MacLellan Sisters Trilogy)
Author Lucinda Race
Genre Women’s Fiction- Romance
Publisher MC Two Press
Kenzie was happy to follow her sisters' lead. She was never getting married. But after older sister Jamie tries on the enchanted wedding dress that once belonged to their great-grandmother. She falls in love and marries the man of her dreams. So much for the three MacLellan sisters remaining happily single. One down and two sisters to go.
Kenzie is preparing for an annual camping trip with Robbie Burns, her best friend since childhood. She discovers the freshly cleaned wedding dress hanging in her condo. She realizes Jamie has passed it along to her based on the family lore.
Reluctant, she tries the dress, after all a dress can't really change her future. Looking in the mirror she is stunned to see Robbie. Shaken to her core she wonders if she feels more than friendship.
During the hike Kenzie is injured. Robbie never leaves her side. As he begins to heal, confused for her feelings she pushes him away. Robbie is just her borrowed guy, isn't he?
Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of, one day, becoming a writer. As life twists and turns, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion, romance novels. After developing the story line for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Fingers flying over computer keys, two novellas and five novels have been published in The Loudon Series. She has also written The MacLellan Sisters Trilogy and is working on a new novel to be released at the end of 2019.
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