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Sunday, October 26, 2014

DORIANNA Tour Launches with Evernight AND Bewitching-2 giant Rafflecopters

The lovely Roxanne from Bewitching Book Tours put together a killer-diller tour for Dorianna. Bewitching tour stops are denoted in purple. Thanks, Roxanne! This included a FB party on Oct 29. It was rad!

If you like the Faust myths, dark magic, get a tickle from nasty yet charismatic villains, a sizzling love triangle, if high school truly sucked at times, if stories set in skeezy beach towns like Coney Island appeal to you, and you like a breakneck roller-coaster ride in your read, then consider uploading a copy of Dorianna, my new twist on Dorian Gray for the Internet generation.
Mixed in with the Bewitching tour is the weeklong tour Evernight Teen put together for me. Evernight tour stops are denoted in pink. Thanks, Sandra Pesso!
***BOTH tours have Rafflecopters. Scroll down to enter both copters! *tour links go live when they post*

October 27
Bookworm Babblings - Review
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt
A British Bookworm's Blog – Spotlight with Excerpt
A Closet Full of Books  -  Spotlight & PLAYLIST!

October 28
Bitten, Shifted...The Not so Normal, Guest Post: The pleasures of horror 
3Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!  - Spotlight

October 29
You Gotta Read Reviews YA  -  Character Interview
The A P Book Club-guest post: top ten classic novels that blew me away

October 29 Live Facebook Party - IT WAS RAD!

October 30
Margo Bond Collins  -  Spotlight
Musings from an Addicted Reader - Author Interview
Mom With A Kindle -  Interview

October 31
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom - post on the Strange Pleasures of Dread!
Sizzling Ya Reads  -  Excerpts and more
Gothic Moms Reviews  -  Guest post: I like my villains sexy, smart, devious!
Willow's Author Love Blog  -  Character Interview and profiles

November 3
Boundless Daydreamer -  Interview

November 4
Kayl's Krazy Obsession - Guest post & review ***

November 5
D'eBook Sharing -  Guest post - Evoke, Don't Bludgeon & mini-excerpt

November 6
Preternatura - Guest blog on Dreadful pleasures of Victorian & Contemporary Horror
Book Purses & Reviews - Spotlight

November 7
Fang-tastic Books - Guest blog on new twists on Faustus

November 10
Books Direct - Guest blog and Review ***
Shut Up & Read - Interview

November 11
Vivacious Hobo -  Guest blog: Stages of Dor's descent to the dark

November 12
Share My Destiny - Spotlight

November 13
Once Upon a YA Book - Spotlight
Soaring Eagle Publicity - Spotlight

November 14
CBY Book Club - Spotlight
The Word at My Fingertips - Review ***

November 17 - Guest post-top 10 Book Confessions

November 18
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - Excerpt & Review ***

November 19
Coffee Addicts' Book Reviews - Guest post on sexy villains

November 20
Pembroke Sinclair - Interview

November 21
Geeks In High School - Spotlight & excerpt
Musings of Bookaholic Fairies - Guest post: Strange Pleasures of Obsessive Dread

November 24
ARe Café, mini Q and A

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

DORIANNA is OUT! Plus, new profile spotlights

DORIANNA releases today!!! I'm so excited to share this novel with you. I've been inspired by A Picture of Dorian Gray for many years, and I really wanted to create a new twist on it with a female lead. I wrote the first draft a few years ago during Nano, and I've been working on it ever since between other novels.

If you like edgy love triangles and psychological horror,
if you're intrigued by the idea of online meetup parties that get more and more out of control like a runaway rollercoaster, and you love a skeezy, carny boardwalk setting like Coney Island...
You just might get a kick out of this read!

You can buy the ebook here

Also, please help me celebrate by tweeting and sharing about the novel. I will be so, so grateful! Here are three pre-written tweets to make it easy:

DORIANNA is out! #YA twist on Dorian Gray. #horror #YA #DorianGray #ConeyIsland #meetup #LoveTriangle

Internet followers? Beauty? Power? It sounded good, until... DORIANNA a #YA #horror is OUT! Twist on #DorianGray

Like #YA #horror? Toxic #LoveTriangles #MeetupParty fiascos?
DORIANNA! A YA twist on #DorianGray DORIANNA is out!

On another note, I made these two character profiles for Sienna and Caz from my new adult Art of Love series. What do you think?

Monday, October 20, 2014

New book covers, image fest frenzy!

I've been busy updating my Facebook and blog banners, and having new covers made for Fireseed One and Ruby's Fire. I love the digitally painted covers Jay Montgomery made for me, but photos are more contemporary and teen. Since I'm going to try and get them in schools and libraries, I feel it's a good move. Here they are, designed by the amazing Najla Qamber. Pretty, huh?
Below is a new teaser for Dorianna she designed. I'm in an image fest mood for sure!

Dorianna launches on OCT 24, and the tours (Bewitching & Evernight Teen) both start on OCT 27. You're all invited to the Facebook party on OCT 29. Click here to join.

I've been thinking about what I feel like posting on this blog in November and December. I love helping out other authors for sure, yet I do want to post more content about writing.

Especially since I'll be doing NANO. I've been so busy teaching (which I also love) that I have not had time to work much on my work in progress, a paranormal historical about a young witch, who doesn't even know she's a witch at first... I blazed halfway through a manuscript during the summer, and lately my mind is turning back to it, a lot! Plus, I'm headed to a writing retreat weekend very soon at the very beach town it's set in: Asbury Park. I can't wait to be there when the hotels are empty and the beach is cold and desolate. Not kidding.

Do you like photos more than illustrations for covers, or vice versa? Are you doing Nano too? If so, you are welcome to find me over there and be a writing buddy. I go by CatherineStine at Nano. What have you been up to?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spectacular Spec Fiction for you! Twisted Earths & Snow the Vampire Slayer

Time to start getting your Halloween-y creeptastic vibes on! Idea City is featuring two spooky reads. The first is the Untethered Realms anthology Twisted Earths, which just launched! The next is the sexy Farielle series, featuring the newly released book Two, Snow and the Vampire Slayer by Rebekah R. Ganiere.

Twisted Earths is a story collection by the Untethered Realms author group, and there's a tale for every spec lover's taste: space opera, ghosties, high fantasy, dystopian, dark paranormal, and well, just plain twisted! Upload your copy from these sellers:
Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon UK

And now for a steamy twist on Snow White: Snow and the Vampire Slayer by Rebekah R. Ganiere. Here's the blurb, followed by a short excerpt:

Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of playing "mother" to her seven Vampire Slaying brothers. For the past two years, she's yearned to be out there fighting at their side as they hunt for bloodsuckers in the black of night. Snow is as good a fighter as any man, but she wasn't called to be a Slayer. A mere formality in her book.
Prince Sageren, Son of Lothar has spent the last fifty years in exile, awaiting the day when he can finally avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he's forced to face his inner demons and the monster he once was, compelling him to vow to never drink from humans again. A simple enough task--until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her.
When Snow runs into Prince Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she's torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs within her. And when Snow's life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Prince Sage must enlist the aid of Snow's brothers to not only help him save her life, but to also regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires...    If Sage can keep the Slayers from killing him first.

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Snow’s anger flared and she was nose-to-nose with him in a step. “You left,” she said. “I was trying to protect you from my brothers.”
  “I told you I wouldn’t be there. It’s best for you if you aren’t with me,” he said. “It’s safer.”
  “Fine. Then I’ll go.” Snow unlocked the door and stepped into the hall. Sage grabbed her by the waist and pulled her back to his room, slamming the door and pressing her against it.
  He stared at her hard and leaned in closer, setting the palms of his hands onto the wood on either side of her head. His eyes glowed with a beautiful light from somewhere deep within, but they were full of sadness. His arousal pressed into her. 
  “Don’t go.”
  Warmth rushed through her body, flushing her cheeks and pooling in her belly. The sensation tingled and excited her. His fingers skimmed along her collarbone. He drew her face close and pressed his lips lightly to hers. Fire bloomed inside. Her body betrayed what her mind told her not to want. 
  Snow’s lips parted and she lapped at his mouth with her tongue. He moaned low in his chest making her shiver. Sage wrapped his hands in her hair and crushed her into him. 
  Breaking his mouth away from hers, he kissed down her neck. She tensed as he reached her torn, but healing throat. His tongue slid tenderly over the still sensitive area. Her breathing hitched. The mixture of pain and pleasure blurred her senses. Her legs trembled and she pressed against the wood for support. 
  She wanted this. Even after what Sonya had done, somehow she still wanted this. Snow grabbed at his chest and he winced.
  “What is it?” 
  “Nothing.” He averted his gaze.
  She studied his face. “You’re lying.” A spot of blood blossomed on his shirt where she had touched him. “Sage, you’re bleeding,” she said.
  “It’s nothing.” He plucked the tunic from his chest and his face twisted into a brief grimace.
  Something pricked in her mind and she ran her fingers under the edge of his tunic, trying to lift it.   He planted his hands firmly on her wrists, pulling her fingers free. “Don’t,” he said through gritted teeth.
  Snow clenched her jaw and narrowed her gaze on him. “Take off your tunic.”
  “No,” he said.
  “Let me see.” When he didn’t move, Snow shook her hands free of his grasp, grabbed the V of his tunic, and ripped it down the middle.
  “Snow,” he said with an exasperated sigh. “That was a good tunic.”
  She stared in disbelief. “Those scratches, those are…” She met his eye. “You should be healed. Vampires heal quicker than normal.” He stared at her. “What’s going on? Why aren’t you healing?” she asked. “You’ve fed, haven’t you?”
  Sage pressed his lips together forcefully and crossed his arms over his chest.
  Her mind churned at the possibilities. What could have caused him to not heal properly?
About the author
Rebekah is an award winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer released September 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released Nov. 17, 2014 by Kensington's Lyrical Press. 

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating on or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Launch of Julie Flander's Turnagain Arm & Brinda Berry's Tempting Fate

Today, Idea City presents two new reads from talented authors, Julia Flander's The Turnagain Arm, a prequel to her novel Polar Night, and Brinda Berry's NA romance Tempting Fate. Coincidentally, both are in the suspense wheelhouse. Make sure to scroll down and enter both Rafflecopters for some amazing swag and books!

First up, Julia Flanders. Polar Night's Aleksei Nechayev leaves war-torn Russia in 1917 and makes his way to Alaska. Settling at a railroad camp, Aleksei comes up against an adversary who seems to know the truth about the newly-turned vampire's identity, and who gives Aleksei much more than he bargained for at The Turnagain Arm.

Cover design by Michael Di Gesu
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Book Blurb: 
Locomotive wheels screech to a halt. Potters Creek, Alaska is nothing more than a small camp set up alongside the tracks. A weathered sign dominates the scene. The Turnagain Arm Saloon, Est.1917

Only one passenger remains and exits.
The early afternoon full moon peaks through a shimmering snow fall as a shadow casts over each split rail. The wind howls, sweeping the cloak of a hooded figure. He follows   the tracks toward the distant saloon. A hulking man crunches through the snow, attracting his attention. Calling out to him in a foreign accent, the townsman stops in mid step. The stranger catches up and engages him. Until…

The man disappears under the stranger’s cloak.
Blood drips from his lips, and he wipes the remaining trickles from his mouth. After disposing of the body, the mysterious figure continues on his journey. He glides through the snow as if on a sleigh, leaving no footprints behind. Within a short period, he convinces Vasyl, the owner of the saloon, to hire him. Aleksei charms everyone he meets. But soon mistrust enters every tense line on Vasyl’s face as others disappear, and his wife falls under Aleksei’s spell.
The classic game of cat and mouse continues, but who will win? Is a mere mortal any match for Aleksei? A spark ignites within Alexei after yet another of Vasyl’s attempts to disgrace him. This man knows of me. He must be a witch. Aleksei laughs. You are no match for me or my plan.

Julie Flanders is a librarian by day and a writer the rest of the time. She's also a television addict with a particular fondness for Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and a slightly obsessive sports fan who cheers for the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals. A life-long animal lover and animal rescue advocate, she shares her home with her rescued dog and cat.
Published novels include the paranormal thriller Polar Night and the historical ghost story The Ghosts of Aquinnah. Both are available from Ink Smith Publishing. Polar Day, the sequel to Polar Night, will be published by Ink Smith in January, 2015.

Julie is a proud member of the speculative fiction writing group Untethered Realms. Meet the rest of the group and explore their books at Please visit Julie at her website at or contact her at She can also be found on Twitter at @JulesFlanders.

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***Next up, Brinda Berry and Tempting Fate!

Tempting Fate (a Serendipity novel)
by Brinda Berry
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Available October 1

When two worlds collide, it can only be fate. 

Collin knows trouble when he sees it. A beautiful girl crashing into his car? She should be flashing a neon DANGER sign. He knows better than to get involved with a fresh-faced babe who could break his already-tattered heart. After graduating from college, he's on track to start over in a new place. He's discovering what he wants from life, away from the shadow of his overbearing father and the betrayal of his cheating ex-fiancĂ©. 

Veronica's home life morphs from trailer park to homeless after a bloody fight between her brother and her ex. She's on the run from a situation that promises to be deadly. Without a home, money, or friends, she's at Collin's mercy. 

Fate brought them together. Will a secret from her past tear them apart?

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cover reveal for my YA Horror, DORIANNA and spooky Facebook party events!

Okay, drum roll... here it is, the cover to my forthcoming YA horror, DORIANNA, launching on OCT 24 with Evernight Teen!

Pretty yet spooky, huh?

Here's the blurb:

Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good. 
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop

Dorianna is a dark twist for the Internet generation on A Picture of Dorian Gray. When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.

Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and warns her the pledge has downsides. Dorianna thinks he’s joking. She has no idea of how dire the consequences might be.

Meanwhile, the Private Internship tour continues with Shades of Rose. Both Rafflecopters are still open, so go ahead and enter for mad prizes! Shades of Rose copter Here & Xpresso copter here.

I'm having a DORIANNA Facebook launch party on OCT 29 from 8 to 10 pm (EST) with Bewitching Books, which will have lots of Halloweenish touches. Guest authors who write creeptastic novels will help host: Carolyn MacCullough, who wrote Once a Witch and Always a Witch, and Carlylye Labushagne who writes YA dark fantasy! So come chat up the guest authors, mingle and win books by crafting clever answers to all kinds of wacky questions. As soon as we post the event link you are all invited.

There are other online parties afoot, too!
On OCT 16 from 9 to 10 pm (EST) I will guest host the Hauntingly Decadent Halloween Spooktacular. To check out or join the event, click here. 
On OCT 17 I play guest host from 4 to 5 pm (EST) at Ciara Knight's Battle for Souls release day celebration. To join the party click here.
On OCT 30 I guest host from 9 to 10 pm (EST) at the Evernight's Halloween extravaganza! Link TK.
Can you tell I LOVE Halloween?
What do you like about Halloween? About fall?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cover reveal for Gears of Brass steampunk fairytale anthology featuring SA Larson & interview with Gwen Gardner for Ghostly Gallows

While the blog tour continues for my new adult novel, Private Internship (see tour and enter the two separate Rafflecopters here & here), today Idea City is featuring two awesome fall reads: a cover reveal for GEARS OF BRASS, a steampunk fantasy anthology featuring SA Larson, and the novella Ghostly Gallows featuring an interview with author Gwen Gardner.

First, a bit about Gears of Brass.
It's a world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device. Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale retellings, as well as original stories to get your gears turning. It launches NOV 10 with Curiosity Quills. Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats and corsets.

Jordan Elizabeth writes YA fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including Escape From Witchwood Hollow and the upcoming Treasure Darkly. She’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.
J. Million is the author of Last of the Giants and is always reading or writing.
Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.
SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children. 
Grant Eagar is an engineer who takes the tales he's told his children at bedtime, and transforms them into fantasy tales. 
Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.
Eliza Tilton is a gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate and author of the YA Fantasy, Broken Forest, published by Curiosity Quills Press.
Heather Talty's stories were featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (
W.K. Pomeroy is a third generation writer who has published more than 70 short stories/articles/poems across many genres and styles, including Steampunk.
Christine Baker is the author of Lana's End and The Guild of Dagda
Natalia Darcy is a bookalicious reader, tea drinker and Zumba aficionado who enjoys playing cards against humanity and washing her hair with ice cold water. 

Get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS releases in November!  To enter for a copy, you'll need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper (#insert link) to record it.  It will give you more chances to win. The drawing for the winner will be held October 27th.  Scroll down past Gwen's interview to enter the Rafflecopter.
And now, Gwen Gardner talks about her Indigo Eady books, including Ghostly Gallows

Tell us about your main characters
Indigo Eady is a sixteen year old teen psychic and ghost whisperer. She’s American, but when her father dies she goes to live with her uncle and cousin in a small medieval village in England called Sabrina Shores. She was little prepared for how much spirit activity dwelled in a place so old, which leads to a lot of mishaps and mayhem! Simon Eady is her cousin and best friend, who is just starting to discover his own psychic abilities. Badger Bagley is Indigo’s love interest and Simon’s best friend. Together the three find themselves investigating the case of the missing paranormals.

In what ways do they change?
Indigo probably changes the most. Initially she took a back seat and tried not to upset the status quo with her so-called ‘gift.’ She was uncomfortable with her abilities because of bullying from those who didn’t understand it. But since it’s exactly the skill needed to find missing ghosties, she grows into her part in the investigation.

Give us your favorite line from your protagonist
“What do you mean by under the weather? He’s dead, how can he be sick?” ~Indigo, Second Death.

From an antagonist
She cackled humorlessly. “Not you, dear boy, though I daresay you will be scrumptious when the time comes. A nice pure soul is quite satisfying.”

An emblematic, teaser paragraph
I jumped to my feet. “NO! There must be some mistake!” I yelled into the room before I realized words had left my numb lips. Anyway, they were drowned out by a cacophony of voices erupting simultaneously. Lights streaked haphazardly around the room as spirits joined their friends in a maelstrom of objections, all heads and fingers turned toward me. The proceedings had turned into a truly English parliamentary mash-up of dissent and I feared I might be headed to the gallows for being an imposter.

What keeps you going when your inspiration flags?
I feel so lucky I can do this. When I was growing up, there were no expectations of me, except to go to work when and if I finished high school. So, I didn’t have any dreams until much later in life. When my husband first mentioned that I could go to college (I graduated at 41) I was flabbergasted. I could do that? My lifelong love of reading led to a love of writing. I started writing my first novel at 50. As any writer will tell you, writing is an addiction. I can’t stop. It’s such a high, even when the low times make me question what I’m doing. Bottom line is, I’ll never forget how lucky I am to have found something I love doing, perhaps more so because it happened for me later in life.

Best words of advice you ever received?
“Lower your standards.” When I first started writing, I was afraid to put a word down wrong. It made it nearly impossible to write a line or a paragraph when I was never satisfied with what I’d written. I joined a guided writing group and the hostess told me to lower my standards. Perfection comes with editing. You can’t edit until you write something. So I let myself be less than perfect. And anyway, I’m an imperfect perfectionist.

I wouldn’t say that I’ve received bad writing advice, but what I’ve learned is to be aware of the rules and guidelines. Just because there’s a rule doesn’t mean you have to follow it every time. i.e., I’ve read never use “I was” or  “there was.” Sometimes, though, that’s the only way to say it.

Can you offer writing advice to aspiring and new authors?
Writers are notoriously hard on themselves. Just get what you want to say down on paper, no matter how bad you think it is. Practice writing, share with critique partners, then perfect it in editing. It’s a process, so give yourself a break.

Which do you enjoy writing most: action, romance, setting, dialog?
Interior dialogue. Getting inside Indigo Eady’s head can be hilarious. She cracks me up!

A hint of what you’re working on next?
I don’t want to give away my theme or plot. Writers are a secretive lot! But I’m thinking of calling my next series, I’m So Scrooged. Clearly it will be a bit snarky *wink*

How is it writing a trilogy? Biggest challenges? Fun aspects?
The biggest challenge is providing back story without it being an info dump. Information dumps are boring to a reader so it’s important to give it to them in pieces they can handle, and that don’t slow down the momentum of the current story. A good rule of thumb is to not use more than a line or two of back story at a time. You can also relay it through dialogue. The fun aspect is using the same characters. You’ve been inside their heads, and you know their quirks and faults. And yeah, you love them like your children!

What is the most important theme of book one? Book Two?
In Second Death, book I of the Afterlife novella series, Indigo and her fellow sleuths don’t understand what they’re up against. The theme is investigating the disappearances of members of the Sabrina Shores spirit community. They have a small measure of success, but realize at the end there’s a lot they don’t understand.
In Ghostly Gallows, book II of the Afterlife novella series, the investigation deepens and intensifies as the sleuths finally realize what they’re up against. And it’s not pretty!
The Afterlife novella series is about investigating and finding missing paranormals. To go beneath the surface, the characters involved in the investigation each have their own reasons for caring so much about finding the missing spirits. Every incremental success is empowering to these teens as they’re still discovering their own self-worth. On a deeper level, the theme is about those of different backgrounds coming together in a cooperative effort for the common good of humanity.

Care to share a hint of what’s to come in book three?
Well, the kids come out alive. But let’s say that while Indigo stood before the spirit-judge Lord Greyheart, the peanut gallery was not sitting back quietly. The ghosties were taking odds and money was being exchanged down to the last minute as to how much trouble Indigo was in and what her punishment would be because of her questionable investigative methods.

Ghostly Gallows blurb
The case of missing paranormals is far from solved. Hundreds of Sabrina Shores’ spirits are still missing. In Second Death, Indigo and her friends escape an eternity underground in evil clutches. Back aboveground with a few missing ghosties happily in tow, one truth is painfully clear: the size of their problem is bigger than the village cemetery itself. Now in Ghostly Gallows, new information leads Indigo and her fellow investigators to the ruins of Gallowsgate Prison, long abandoned by everyone and everything except malevolent spirits. It’s not called Gallowsgate for nothing when the noose swings a little too close to home. 

Much to her chagrin, Indigo Eady is a celebrity among spirits. She’s the girl who can see and speak with them. She has a proven track record in helping spirits find their murderers, so it’s no surprise when she’s drafted onto the Missing Paranormal Committee. Who better to help them than the experienced teenage ghost whisperer- investigator and her friends? 

Connect With Gwen Here: Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Goodreads

Buy Ghostly Gallows Here:  Amazon / B&N / Google Play

Gwen Gardner is a native Californian living in sunny San Diego, where her love of reading and writing led to a BA in English literature. Life is now complete with her husband, two dogs and a daily call from her daughter. Since ghosts feature prominently in her young adult Indigo Eady Paranormal “Cozy” Mystery series and Afterlife series, she has a secret desire to meet one face to face - but will run screaming for the hills if she ever does. Gwen adores travel and experiencing the cultures and foods of different countries. She is always up for an adventure and anything involving chocolate - not necessarily in that order.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Read Kitsy Clare's article in InD'Tale plus Private Internship tour with Shades of Rose

The Private Internship tour continues, Oct 6 through Oct 16 with Shades of Rose Media and a brand new Shades of Rose Rafflecopter. Scroll down to enter.
BTW, last week's book birthday Xpresso Rafflecopter is still open until Oct 10! Click here to enter.

Monday, OCT 6
Christie Centano, Ella Jade
Tuesday, OCT 7
The Phantom Paragrapher, Tamaria Soana, interview
Wednesday, OCT 8
Paisley Brown, Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
Thurs, OCT 9
Queen of the Night Reviews, NewAge Mama
Friday, OCT 10
Intriguing Reviews
Sat, OCT 11
A Book Addict's Delight, Reading, Writing & Roses
Mon, OCT 13
Laurie's Non-Paranormal Thoughts & Reviews, Owltastic Promotions
Tues, OCT 14
Booklover Sue, Viari Rose
Wed, OCT 15
SapphyriasBookReviews, The ebook Promotions, interview
Thurs, OCT 16
To Pen a Dream
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Kitsy's article entitled New Adult Romance, Expanding Beyond the College Campus is featured in the October issue of InD'Tale Magazine. Read the article on page 42 here. It's a really fun online indie magazine. You may want to subscribe while you're there.

We picked apples, carrots, parsnips and tomatoes
this weekend, and got a huge white pumpkin!
This week I'm finishing up the last edits on my YA horror, Dorianna and I'll reveal the cover later this week! Stay tuned for a Halloweenish Dorianna Facebook party on OCT 29, and a Spooktacular guest hosting on OCT 16. Don't you love the Halloween season?

What fun stuff are you up to this week?

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