Checkmate: A Neighbor From Hell Novel Update

I know a lot of you are waiting for the next NFH book so I thought that I would let you know how things are going right now. This book is my main focus at the moment and will remain that way until it’s finished. That being said, I should probably tell you that I think this might be longer than the previous two books. The reason for that is that I want to incorporate the Bardfords in this book, but I don’t want them to be the main focus. A NFH book just wouldn’t feel right without the Bradfords. So, if you’ll bare with me, I’ll keep at this book and let you know when I think I will be finished. It might not be for a month or two before it’s ready to be edited.

Thank you for your patience and of course, thank you to those who offered me bribes to get my butt going, lol πŸ™‚

58 Responses to “Checkmate: A Neighbor From Hell Novel Update”

  1. Donna says:

    Woohoo, I can not wait!!!
    You really need to look in to having your books made in to films, they would be incredible!!!
    I have read all of your books now and I need more please.

    Thank you for your amazing writing and keep it up πŸ™‚

  2. Paula S. says:

    Okay, this is me baring…wait a minute. You don’t want to see me baring anything. So lets just assume I’m baring with you. I can hardly wait but I will because there’s no rushing perfection. After all this is my favorite series.So far.

  3. nikki t. says:

    Woo Hoo! Is this the one with Rory and Cooper(?)? I agree these books would be awesome movies! I love them!

  4. Jennifer M says:

    I’m glad I just found this. A friend and I were just wondering about a book 3 today for this series and ran across your site. Looking forward to reading more about the Bradfords and new neighbors from hell. :o) Do you think there will be a food theme and funny children incorporated in to this one too? We found the food and the children to be quite hilarious. Although I have to admit, one set of the Bradford children seemed a bit scary..almost evil little things. lol

  5. Heather says:

    Hooray! Looking forward to the next NFH book. So no cupcakes or chocolate needed, for speedy editing? I think we all agree we will bribe your wonderful editors as well…

  6. Courtney says:

    Oh gosh! So so sooooooooooooooooooooo excited. I just can’t wait! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. Sara B says:

    I’m really curious about this one. In the excerpt Shia (now Connor) came off as a jerk. I’m very curious how his heroine will forgive him for all the horrible stuff he did to her..
    Any time estimate on how much longer??
    Sorry to be a bother but I’m starting to torture myself with this. I will be at the market grabbing groceries and then, BAM! I wonder if the books released yet and asap check my nook to see..

  8. Pea says:

    Okay, I’ve been REALLY good… I haven’t complained, I haven’t even muttered rude words under my breath, but PLEASE hurry up with the new NFH!!! I love the Pyte series, but my heart really does belong to the Neighbours…… Australian woman begging here, and we don’t do that too often……

  9. NoraB says:

    Great news. Looking forward to the next book in the NFH series. I absolutely loved this series. A bit off topic…I actually have went back and read every book written by you. I also loved your pyte/sentinal series. You keep writing and I promise I will keep buying whatever you write, you are one awesome author!

  10. April says:

    I can’t wait till the next one, I happened to stumble upon the 1st one by accident and fell in love instantly with the Bradford family and your writing!!!

  11. Lafka says:

    Given how much I’ve loved the first two books in the N.F.H. serie, I simply can’t wait to meet more Bradfords in book #3 ! Fortunately,, while waiting for the release date, I can keep myself busy (re)reading your other books πŸ˜‰

  12. JasonLover! says:

    I miss the Bradfords so much. Foodies and hard-core Yankee fans? They are exactly like my family! I would love for you to continue writing stories about the Bradfords!

  13. Corey A. says:

    Is there anyway you would be so kind as to post a longer excerpt here on your website?? Please?

  14. Aimee says:

    I love your books but with that being said I am curious why the over of perfection portrays a very fit, in shape woman. The main character is supposed to be an overweight girl who is not likely to get the guy she does but the cover does not resemble this at all.

    • R.L. Mathewson says:

      Well, one of the ways I was able to change the covers and not have to raise the price is buying photos. I don’t think any of them fit really, they’re nice to look at but that’s about it. I looked for a photo with a fit man and curvy woman but couldn’t find one. If anyone does find one for sale let me know.

  15. Ane says:

    Yay! I like longer. And yes to the Bradfords please! And I think covers without a person makes the novel wayyy better. Leaves more for the imagination. XD I miss this series.

  16. Texasunlv says:

    Found your books Sunday afternoon and am done with both in the series…. LOVED the last one the most and identifies with Zoe… Can’t wait for more in the series… Guess I’ll start on another one while I wait πŸ™‚

  17. Lane says:

    You are awesome! I’ve only read the NFH books and you are my new favorite author πŸ™‚ I’m going to check out your other books while I wait for the new one. I’m reading them a whole lot faster than you can write them; about 1 a day which I can tell you is a challenge since I have two small children. I’d rather read then sleep πŸ™‚ I love your characters and your writing style! Thank you so much for keeping me entertained!

  18. Kelly says:

    Hi I can’t wait for the next NFH to be released brilliant reading ur a great writer author I also noticed that u are working on a 4th is this right if so when will this one be released ? Also need something to read while I’m waiting what would u suggest of ur books something like these books I’m new to ur books but the 2 I have read are great and got the bug in to reading again now haven’t read book for 12 years

    • R.L. Mathewson says:


      Glad to hear that you’re enjoying your return to reading πŸ™‚ The 4th one will be a while. I have a few books to work on before that one πŸ™‚ Try G.A. Aiken, Shelly Laurenston, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter. They’re really good.

  19. Jayne says:

    Love love love NFH series and can’t wait for the next instalments. These books ad everything and more…. I was amazed to find I smiled and laughed out loud throughout the books.
    Also love the EMS book, will there be more if so any idea when?.

  20. KarenH says:

    I have never been a reader of anything. I could never sit and read a book like my mom or sister. I was looking at books on ibooks and came across NFH-Perfection. I read that in just over a day. I couldn’t put it down. It was a great story and I really enjoyed it. I now can’t put books down. I can’t wait for the next one to come out. I currently downloaded Playing for Keeps and looking forwarded to it. I am currently downsizing my closet and donating it all. When abouts were you doing the photo doing a good cause happening??
    I’m glad to hear the Bradford’s would be in the next book and that you will write about them again πŸ™‚

    • R.L. Mathewson says:

      Karen H.

      Hello, Karen πŸ™‚ I’m really glad that you enjoyed Perfection πŸ™‚ It was a fun story to write. When the book comes out in maybe two months, I will run the charitable act giveaway. I will post a PDF for participants to print up. The small sign has to be in the picture and it will only be available during those twenty days. Although, I definitely encourage people to do kind acts whenever they want, we’re trying to keep this thing organized. If I started now, I guarantee that I’d mess up the list of people owed books.

      First chance I get, I’ll post something on the site with more information πŸ™‚


      Have you started looking around at other books? I have a few favorites that I could recommend that you might like πŸ™‚

  21. misty says:

    So i have all your book and to me i like the NFH series the best. Don’t get me wrong all the other ones are great but the NFH ones had me splitting at the sides. I have wait patiently for number 3 and have read the first 2 like 10 times each and i keep laughing. I know you are working hard but could you hurry already? LOL just kidding. (Not) if you have some other writers that you think i would like will you let me know.
    Thank you

  22. Kristen says:

    NFH is by far my favorite series. I could not put them down they had me laughing throughout the whole thing. Can not wait for the next one I am so excited to read it. I also liked Sudden Response will you be coming out with more to the EMS series in the future?

  23. Kris C says:

    I LOVE the NFH series. I read a good about of books and this series in my top 3 favs along with twilight and fifty shades. I DEF think this series needs to be made into a movie, I would love to see all the characters esp Jason and trevor come to life on the big screen! I am going crazy waiting for the third book an am so glad you are keeping the Bradford’s in there. Have you thought about doing another series with the Bradford’s?

  24. Charyl says:

    I absolutely loved this series and I’m waiting breathlessly for another. I have never laughed so hard reading a book. The Bradfords are hilarious and I love reading about their obsession with food. I’d personally love to know about why they were banned by every buffet in Vegas. I think that alone would be its own book. Brilliant, Brilliant writing. I keep finding myself reading and re-reading the books I do have. Keep up the excellent work!

  25. amanda says:

    I would love to be patient for this book if it has the bradford men in it . They have worked there way into my heart! THANKS for NFH series I love them.

  26. kathy says:

    I love the Bradfords!!! Would love to have Jared story. The food thing and the no propsing is pure brillabnce!!! I hope the third book is as amusing and can not wait to see the quirks that I am sure these characters will have.

  27. Zoey says:

    I read the EMS series i bunch of times . Will you make a second book ? I been waiting for you to bring it up . But another NFH book could hold me off .

  28. Susana says:

    Hello thanks for you page, you can send me that book three please….i dont find this book. And If you have the other books that this series… thank you so much

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