Saturday, January 3, 2015

FINDING SHEBA on NetGalley!




FINDING SHEBA is now on NetGalley! If you aren't a member, and are interested in reading and reviewing the advanced copy, please email me:

heather (at) hbmoore (dot) com

Release date is February 3, so the request needs to be put in before then.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cover reveal for... EVE: IN THE BEGINNING

Coming this December!






About the book:


Eve: In the Beginning

The first love story on earth . . . Haunting . . . Lyrical . . . Unforgettable . . .

In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who has always been at her side.


My note:
I've been sitting on this book for 2 1/2 years, waiting for the right publishing opportunity. So I'm really excited to announce that the e-book version will be out December 2, 2014. Paperback version is still under consideration. If you're interested in reviewing the e-book version, please email me: heather (at) hbmoore (dot) com

Also, you can add to your Goodreads to-read list!

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Updates...

Newest release is the SILVER BELLS COLLECTION (A Timeless Romance Anthology). Available on e-book only: Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. With NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Lucinda Brant, and Sarah M. Eden, Lu Ann Staheli, Annette Lyon, and Becca Wilhite.



And . . . upcoming: THE BOARDWALK ANTIQUES SHOP (A Tangerine Street Romance), which I co-wrote with Melanie Jacobson and Julie Wright. On pre-order with Amazon now, to be released January 12, 2015.


COVER REVEAL for the new version of FINDING SHEBA. On pre-order with Amazon now.




Friday, October 10, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blog Hop!

So it takes a blog hop for me to write a post, apparently. Regency Romance author Anna Elliott tagged me with three questions. I "met" Anna over email. I've read a couple of her books and thought they were great, so we invited her to contribute a novella to our All Regency Timeless Romance Anthology coming out January 2015. Here's a sneak peek at the cover:


Anna sent me 3 questions to answer, and you can read her own answers about her own writing on her blog.

1. What are you working on?
I'm writing a Biblical novel on Miriam and Moses, which is due to the publisher in October, so it's my top priority right now. It's the first in the series of 3 (or 4) books. I'm also working on the next contemporary romance novel in the Tangerine Street Romance series that we're calling Boardwalk Antiques Shop. The first was The Fortune Cafe. It's a ton of fun to co-write with Julie Wright and Melanie Jacobson. And, I've outlined the regency romance novella for the anthology mentioned above that I'm doing with Anna Elliott, et al. And just yesterday, I finished going through the final copyedits for the re-release of Finding Sheba, which is being republished February 2015.

2. How does your work differ from others in the same genre?
Since I've written mostly historical novels and thrillers, I'd say that the way my work differs from others in the same genre is that I have a very strong religious base in those books. I also bring out strong female characters and make them a main part of the storyline. Ironically, I'm a discovery writer, which means that although I have a very vague outline due to historical events, I don't know from one day to the next what I'll be writing. Many times not even from one paragraph to the next.


3. Why do you write what you do?
I love to learn about the past and to learn why people do what they do. What were their motivations and how does their upbringing affect their actions? Writing historical is very fascinating, and not only am I creating characters, but I'm world-building as well, which deepens the layers of those characters.

4. How does your writing process work?
I look at the calendar and when I determine what my deadline is for the first draft, I divide the days by word count. Currently, I'm writing 2,000/words a day, 5 days/week. I rarely work on weekends. Normally with my historicals, 1,000 words a day is pretty intensive. With contemporary, 2,000 words a day isn't too daunting. But I don't do this year round, just when I have a commitment that I need to fulfill.


Up next on the blog hop is Jennifer Moore. We are not related... I met her a couple of years ago at a writers conference, and so we'd chat here and there at conferences after that. She's been a fun person to get to know. Jenny had her first book come out this summer, a Regency Romance, Becoming Lady Lockwood. By next summer she'll have 4 books out. So you never knew when your writing career will take off. (Just keep writing!) Check out Jennifer's blog here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Book Birthday for TYING THE KNOT...


 I'm excited to announce the official release of TYING THE KNOT. We're doing a week-long launch with fabulous prizes. Hop over to the Newport Ladies Book Club blog to enter the Rafflecopter.

TYING THE KNOT is the 9th book in the series, and all of the women have voices in it. My co-authors, Josi, Annette, Julie, and I wrote the book in round-robin style, editing each other as we went. It was a really fun process, and the best part was getting the book back, and seeing how much it had grown in size. Sorta felt like cheating. Haha.

Anyway, here are some pictures for nostalgic purposes:

 Restaurant where we met and brainstormed for the first time.


Books selected by the Newport Ladies Book Club

 Book launch for OLIVIA


Book launch for DAISY

 Book launch for PAIGE (featuring Frank Cole)

 Book Signing


 Book launch for ATHENA

 Book launch for ATHENA


  RUBY'S SECRET displayed at LDSBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

Whitney Awards and Cover Reveals!

On Saturday night, Esther the Queen won the 2013 Whitney Award for Best Historical. I was so surprised, and you might find it strange since I actually had 4 books as finalists. But in the historical category I was up against amazing historical fiction writers Carla Kelly, Gale Sears, Phyllis Gunderson, and Jennie Hansen. It was quite a shock.

Here's a pic of me and my hubby:

 

And also very exciting was that Jeff Savage, a member of my critique group, won the Whitney for Best Speculative (beating out my Heart of the Ocean). His book Dark Memories is extremely creepy. Also, a shout out to two others in my critique group, Sarah M. Eden and Robison Wells, whose books were finalists as well.


And this is just a random picture from the LDS Storymakers conference with me and my former editor, Eliza Nevin.

Now, for the 2 new book covers I got last week. First, it was really fun to see the cover for the 9th and Final book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series. It's four-authored by all of us (Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Julie Wright, and me)... and it has all of the characters featured in it. Coming this summer!





And, finally, the cover for our next romance anthology, Summer in New York Collection, is ready. Featuring Janette Rallison, Me, Luisa Perkins, Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, and Lisa Mangum. Coming July 2014: