Fool's Iron is a story of betrayal and redeeming love set in 1853.
The way to a man’s heart is through his ego.
The way to a woman’s heart is through her child.
Debutante Magdalene Rose Meriwether’s fall from grace and banishment from Indianapolis society left her shocked and heartbroken—and hellbent on salvaging what was left of her life. Her problems can be solved if she finds a husband in time. But, most important of all, her unborn child won’t suffer the life of a bastard.
Railroad construction worker Edgar Grimes spent his formative years raising his brother and holding a crumbling family together. He lost his mother to abuse, lost the only woman who’d ever favored him to another man, and lost his simple-minded brother to a life of crime. The same booze that washed his father into ruin is Edgar’s means of coping with a life not much worth living—until he finds a well-dressed woman marching through the woods.
Edgar poses as Maggie’s husband while she searches for a real one. Will she play him for the fool his father always told him he was, or will Edgar be the champion Maggie needs?
Release date: June 1, 2022
Publisher: Truelove Press
Book 3 in the Forging America series
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To celebrate, book 1 is on sale for 99c.
This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for June.
Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are:
SE White, Cathrina Constantine,
I'd rather be writing, too. Herding cats right now though.
Thanks! Herding cats. LOLDelete
Congratulations on your new release! Sounds like a great read. Almost always I'd rather be writing, too :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! It feels good to be publishing westerns again.Delete
My friend gave me a sweatshirt years ago that said "I'm a writer. My mother's other children are normal." Great post, Melissa.ReplyDelete
I gave my mom a shirt last Christmas that says, "My favorite author calls me mom." :DDelete
Gah! I'm a terrible street team person. I should've posted about the release. I've just been so distracted lately that I haven't done anything for anyone. Grats on the release!!ReplyDelete
Ha! No worries. I didn't organize a blog tour this time. I'm happy for whatever I get. :)Delete
Congratulations on the new release! Sounds awesome!ReplyDelete
Your covers are so gorgeous. Congrats on the release!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'll tell my cover artist you said that. :)Delete
Congratulations on the new release! That should help pick you up for a bit on those days you're too exhausted to think (I know those well!).ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, it does.Delete
Congratulations, Melissa! How exciting for you! Enjoy that champagne ~ You've earned itReplyDelete
Congrats on the release. Sounds like some interesting protagonists.ReplyDelete
They are definitely different than others I've written about before.Delete
Congratulations on your new release! Very interesting theme :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new release. Love the cover and the premise. Wishing you much success.ReplyDelete
Thank you. It's off to a pretty good start. :)Delete
Yes! I'd rather be writing. Congratulations on your new release, I hope it's flying off the shelves! Both digital and physical.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't say 'flying.' LOL Maybe after the rest of the ads hit this weekend...Delete
Congrats on the new release, Melissa! I hope that you sell many, many books!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Me, too.Delete
Congrats on the release! I work a full-time hustle too that can overtake the writing. But then, that can make us more determined to make the most of what time we can carve out.ReplyDelete
Very true. It can also motivate us to grow our writing biz so we can retire. LOLDelete