Monday, October 8, 2012

What Day Is This?

Here in the States, today is Columbus Day. In honor of Christopher Columbus, his ships and crew. Thanks for finding us!



For our northern neighbors in Canada - Happy Thanksgiving! Save some pumpkins for us, eh :)



And for two of my blogging buddies, today is Release Day! I wish you both the very best of luck with your novels :)

Indigo Eady is NOT clumsy. At least, not until she moves to Sabrina Shores. Can she help it if she’s off-kilter since moving to a modern day medieval village in England? Who knew it would be teeming with afterlife? Ghosts are coming out of the woodwork: Franny Bishop, an interfering nineteenth century madam; Hannah, a technology-loving seventeenth century serving wench; and Cleo, a prissy ghost cat. Not to mention Bart Bagley, the murder victim!

With the overwhelming psychic overload, it's no wonder Indigo somehow manages to bowl Badger over every time they meet. She is becoming hazardous to his health, not to mention her own. If it weren’t for the murdered spirits and interfering ghosts vying for her attention, her life would be so much easier!

To top it all off, why did Badger have to be so cute? That is no doubt the problem. Mix needy dead people and very-much-alive cute guys, and you have the ingredients for a world totally out of whack. Even so, sparks fly in more than one direction!

But who has time for romance? They have a murderer to catch, and time is running short as the body count mounts.

Ever have big plans for "some day?"

Too often 'some day' never comes. But Gwen's did. She woke up one day and realized that 'some day' had arrived.

She quit her corporate job, moved to the mountains and began to write. Crazy, isn't it? But even crazier? Is getting to the end of your life and realizing that your 'some day' is too late.


and

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time I gave birth to my forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that I really took writing seriously. After all, how could I teach my child to follow her dreams if I hadn't tried myself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, I favor the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbor a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series.

That's it from me.

Get in touch with your creativity, treat your muse to a massage, and have a great week.

See you Friday!

52 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very excited for Gwen and Angela! Hosting them today as they kick off their tour.
And yes, thanks for finding us, Columbus!

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Congratulations to the girls for their new releases.


Teresa

Em-Musing said...

...and I'll add my enthusiasm to all the excitement. I didn't know today was Thanksgiving in Canada. What are they thankful for on this date?

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela. They're all over the blogosphere today, so good for them.

Wow, and now I'm craving pumpkin pie.

Anne Gallagher said...

Great books here. Thanks for the head's up, Carol.

Bish Denham said...

Here's to Columbus, although there WERE people here before him... And Lief Ericson DID find North America hundreds of years before him, while Columbus never realized what he had discovers. But I'm being picky, I know.

Julie said...

Congratulations to both Gwen and Angela! I'm heading over to check out their books now. Have a great week, Carol! :)

LR said...

Congrats to everyone on their releases. My muse and I could both use a massage. ;)

Linda Kage said...

OOOh, what pretty book covers, guy! Congrats on your releases! I was not aware it was Canadian Thanksgiving. Cool!

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - I'm looking forward to seeing them around blogdom this week.

Teresa - Ditto!

Em-Musing - They're thankful for the same things we'll be officially thankful for in November. They just get first dibs on the turkey and pumpkin :)

L.G. - So am I.

Anne - My pleasure :)

J.L. Campbell said...

This must be an exciting time for both Angela and Gwen. Wishing them success with these books! Nice pics, Carol.

Johanna Garth said...

Happy fall and happy book day to both Angela and Gwen!

Carol Kilgore said...

Bish - Yeah, but the Italians throw a great parade in NYC :)

Julie - Cool! Great week to you, too.

LR - Same here. Mine's been bugging me.

Linda K - Wonder if Canadian turkey tastes different - LOL

J.L. - I especially liked the pumpkins. Wish I'd taken it :)

Johanna - We had a little nippy fall weather yesterday. Back to sunny 70s today :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela!!
Happy Columbus Day!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela!

I totally forgot it was Columbus day. Isn't it Canadian Thanksgiving, too?Being Canadian, you'd think I'd know that...

Linda Jackson said...

So proud of these ladies. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Jennifer - I couldn't have said it better :)

Emily - Funny! That's what happens when you have a baby :)

Linda J - Yep!

Donna Hole said...

Every time I visit hear I hear the song "Under the Boardwalk" in my head :)

Congrats to Gwen and Angela.

.......dhole

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations and best of luck to Gwen and Angela as they send their "babies" into the world.

Lynda R Young said...

Happy Columbus Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, and congrats to Angela and Gwen!

CarrieBoo said...

Very cool! I am a bit jealous about moving to the mountains to write. ;) How awesome is that.

Here's a pumpkin rolling to you from Canada...

Carol Kilgore said...

Donna - I can live with that :)

LD - Birthing book babies is hard and exciting work!

Lynda - Yea, yea, yea!!!

CarrieBoo - Same here, but I wish her all the best. Thanks for the pumpkin - I'll be on the lookout :)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela! It was a busy day for celebrations! Julie

Morgan said...

Oooo... fun releases... thanks for the fabulous info, Carol! You are awesome. :D

DEZMOND said...

Indigo is such a beautiful name for a character!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

These look like two awesome picks. I think I'm drawn more to Angela's book though.

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - You bet!

Morgan - You're awesome, too :)

Dez - I love that name, too. Wish I'd thought of it first - LOL!

Michael - I don't want to have to choose :)

Southpaw said...

Happy Happy and Congrats and Congrats! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Southpaw - Funny Funny!

Angela Brown said...

Carol, you are amazing. I've been hopping around trying to put my heart back in my chest from all the excitement but didn't want to miss this chance to THANK YOU so much for highlighting both books today. I can't say enough how wonderful this makes me feel.

Helena said...

These two books really do sound intriguing and fun, so I'll check them out. Congratulations on achieving something magical, Gwen and Angela.

michelle said...

Congrats to Gwen & Angela! They had a rip-roaring blast off at Alex's place...

Gwen Gardner said...

Awww, thank you, Carol. Angela and I have had such a great response to our releases from everybody. We do appreciate it so much:)

Carol Kilgore said...

Angela - My pleasure. Good luck!

Helena - Cool :)

Michelle - They sure did!

Gwen - Great news!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela! And that's such a pretty pumpkin picture. :)

J. A. Bennett said...

They're doing a great blog tour! I've seen them everywhere :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations to Gwen and Angela! Wishing them every success with these books, which sound amazing.

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Congratulations to Gwen and Angela!

I just read about them at JL Campbell's.

Today was the day we got independence from the British!

Nas

Carol Kilgore said...

Cherie - I love that photo, too. Wish I'd taken it :)

J.A. - They do get around - LOL!

Cynthia - Same here!

Nas - Another reason to celebrate! Happy Fiji Independence Day!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the covers, especially Angela's. Good luck, ladies, with your books! :D

Jemi Fraser said...

We had a great Thanksgiving - thank you! Lots of turkey - but the pumpkins were only for decoration :)

The books sound fun!

Carol Kilgore said...

Stina - There's just something about a cover :)

Jemi - Glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Ciara said...

I'm excited Gwen and Angela will be on my blog tomorrow. :)

Talli Roland said...

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes, and congrats to Angela and Gwen!

Carol Kilgore said...

Ciara - Yea! They'll be back here next Wednesday :)

Talli - My pleasure. I'm sure yours was awesome :)

Susan Oloier said...

I love that Carol: "Treat your muse to a massage." That sounds like a wonderful idea.

M Pax said...

How awesome for Gwen and Angela! I look forward to having them over to my place in November.

Melissa said...

How neat to be pairing up with such good news! Congrats! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I've been seeing these two books all over the blogosphere recently. They sound like great stories. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela!

A said...

Good luck to the two authors!

Carol Kilgore said...

Susan - Thanks. I may push her down and go myself :)

M Pax - Cool! They'll be here on Wednesday.

Melissa - I think their ParanormYA venture is very cool.

Golden Eagle - I think so, too.

Medeia - Same from me!

A - I know they appreciate all good wishes.