And the release date for Truce is…….

I originally hoped to have Truce, the next Neighbor from Hell novel out in late October/early November, but I’ve decided to push that off for several reasons:

1. I don’t want to rush the book and give you something that is not worthy of the Bradford name.

2. I’ve decided to run a very interesting giveaway to coincide with the release, which I’ll get to in a minute.

3. This way I don’t have to rush my beta readers, editors or proof readers and they won’t be forced to hunt me down and beat me. 

4. I don’t want number 3 to happen. I’m a wimp.

5. I am doing it this way to coincide with another surprise that I’m going to keep secret for a while.

With that being said, the release date for Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell will be………..(Imaginary drum roll please)…………..


December 3, 2013.


Before the beatings start, please let me explain what I plan on doing to make up for this. 

1. I will be placing Truce up for pre-sale at iBookstore, Kobo and B&N for the price of $1.99

2. After the book is published, the price will go up to its normal price of $2.99

3. Did I mention that I’m doing a giveaway of an iPad mini with my books from Smashwords for this release?


The information for the iPad mini will be released during the cover reveal for Truce


Thank you for your time 🙂




My surprise might have something to do with the Pyte/Sentinel series 😉

40 Responses to “And the release date for Truce is…….”

  1. Kate Taylor says:

    Ohhhhh I’m so excited to read another Bradford book.. I just love them and can’t get enough!!! If its more time you need to make it perfect.. You take it:)!!! Xx

  2. Deb Schultz says:

    Completely understand and wouldn’t want you to rush ANY book… I’m good with rereading the rest of your fleet!! Stay relaxed, eat cake, and write till you’re absolutely satisfied with Truce! <3 me some RL ALWAYS!!! Went to Book Bash solely to meet you!! (((HUGS)))

  3. Donnia Cartwright says:

    PRE-SALE, PRE-SALE, PRE-SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so excited. Your books are worth the wait, no worries!!!!!

    • Joyce says:

      Sorry for that reply its hard to write a comment when a 2 year old fights for your phone , what I meant to say was if its like your other books its well worth the wait

  4. Angel Pattison says:

    Sooooo excited for Truce! LOVE LOVE all your books! Your writing is amazing and laugh out loud funny! Looking forward to many, many more books!

  5. Laurie says:

    Totally understandable. I’ve been having a craving for your books lately so reread them, I will =) take the time you need to get those voices in your head on the paper/screen and the time to get it just right.

  6. Jenny V. says:

    I’m excited for any Bradford or Pyte/Sentinel related, and if you need more time to feel like it’s your best, than take it. I’m sure it will be great!

  7. Chrisoula says:

    You know I’m dieing here!! But I know you gotta to do what you gatta to do( even if I’m boncing of the walls going crazy). I love all your work I’ve read them soo many time, I don’t mind doing it again. Love them, they never fall to make me laugth. keep up the great work.

  8. jamie says:

    Okay, okay, I just need to breath. It’ll be okay… At least you gave us a date… I can wait really it’ll be fine…. Just have to breath….

    LOL!!! To much crazy?

  9. Donna Ebinezar says:

    Omg!!!! Omg!!!! Ooooohhhhh mmmmyyyyyyy gooooodddddd!!!! Please tell me your releasing the Pyte book in oct instead???
    And truce will be a great early Christmas pressie to myself lol.

    P.s tell my more about the mini ipad and book give away please!

  10. Jessica Quinn says:

    Not only am I really excited for the next Neighbor From Hell book but, I’M WICKED EXCITED for the next Pyte/Sentinel book!!! I absolutely LOVE that series (as well as all your other books)! 🙂

  11. Gwen says:

    First I am VERY excited about the release date for your new book “Truce”. But I read all of your books on my Kindle and I didn’t see that the book would be offered for presale over Amazon. Is that something that will be offered also?

  12. Heidi says:

    I’d rather have it right than rushed! Although I was hoping you would say the p/s book wouldn’t leave you alone and that was being released in October instead! Guess I’ll just learn to wait patiently until December.

    • R.L. Mathewson says: doesn’t currently offer pre-sales for self-pub authors. The book will be available for a week early at Apple, B&N and Kobo at the $1.99 price. When the price goes to $2.99 I will publish at Amazon. This is the only way that I can do it to make the publishing smooth.

  13. Makayla says:

    AHHH I can’t wait to the Pyte/Sentinel book ! 🙂 🙂 I cereal on your page waiting for things to be posted about it.

  14. Kathy says:

    I would love to apply to be beta reader. Since every sentence I have ever read from you is pure genius it might not be the best idea. But please please please pick me. I would defend against others aggressive betas and promise to never neat up. Lol❤

  15. Janice FairmN says:

    I think I already did but hey I’ll give it another go. I have read all, no, ALLLL of your books
    And NEVER have I EVER laugh so loud and so hard.
    I came across the ‘Neighbor Fromm Hell series purely by chance because Iwas looking for something differet. By the time I got to Zoe Trever’s story I swear I had to flip back pages to see if I had missed what was goig on with “THE BANNING AND APPTITE ” of the
    Bradford family.

    I CAN’T wait for ‘TRUCE’ to come out .
    Thank you for making me lol so hard with a romance novel series .

    Ps,That was a sneaky way you ended ‘Tall, Dark and Heartless. Never saw it coming. My last words were WTC? LOL

  16. Fariel N says:

    Dying to read the next Pyte book , I just fined re-reading the full set and was still as thrilled as the first time ……ur truly talented and your books are sooo worth the wait …

  17. Christy says:

    I will be happy with what ever book u have. I’ve become an addict to you and JD Nixon. I’ll take what I can get. I go through books like Bradfords go through food.

  18. Theresa says:

    I know I want you to take your time to make the books their best but I’m dieing to get my hands on your next book. It doesn’t matter which one but I can’t wait to read the next Pyte/Sentinel book. I guess I’ll have to re-read the other 3 Pyte/Sentinel books…again 🙂 … while waiting for the new ones.

  19. Moe497 says:

    December? December??? Really, R.L.?? REALLY???? *Wimper* No Bradfords for almost four months? I don’t think I’m gonna make it. Can we persuade you to start working on the next one? Pweeesee???

  20. Angel says:

    I have about 150 books in my audiobook library and I can say without a doubt that the 3 Neighbor From Hell books I have are my favorites! The Bradford’s are AWESOME! I’ve read Truce but I can’t wait till it is released on audiobook. When might that be???

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