News! I Am Now a Member of the SLEUTHING WOMEN Collective

Have you been looking for a place where you can get to know your favorite mystery authors, meet a few new to you authors, and have a behind the crime scene tape view of their worlds?

Then come join me in the Sleuthing Women…Read, sleuth, solve, repeat community on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sleuthingwomanauthorcollective/

I’m thrilled to announce my involvement in this collection of amazing women authors focused on female sleuth mysteries. The collective includes authors from various genres including cozy, private detective, police procedural and paranormal, so, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

In the Collective you’ll have access to not only me, but twenty-plus other authors, many with highly acclaimed best-selling books!

Join Ava Mallory, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Carolyn L. Dean, Carolyn Q. Hunter, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, CeeCee James, Clare Kauter, Gretchen Allen, Jenna St. James, Julie Moffett, Julie Mulhern, K. E. O’Conner, Laina Turner, Larissa Reinhart, Loraine Hudson, Lynn Cahoon, Mona Marple, Morgana Best, Nichole Christoff, Pamela Kelley, Patti Larsen, ReGina Welling, Ritter Ames, Sam Cheever, S.E. Babin, Stephanie Damore, Summer Prescott, Tara Ellis, Tonya Kappes, Tricia L. Sanders, Wendy Meadows, and go behind the crime scene tape with each and every one of us.

New authors are being added!

Sleuthing Women…Read, sleuth, solve, repeat.

Make sure to like our book club on Facebook, too!

https://www.facebook.com/sleuthingwomenbookclub

BREWING BOOKS BLOG HOP — Once Upon a Retelling

I’m excited to be a part of the Brewing Books Retellings Tour this year with nine other fabulous authors. If you’d like to participate, you can visit all ten blogs, collect the numbers, and then enter the final total on the Brewing Books Rules Post (www.bit.ly/BrewingBooksRules) for your chance to win one of our amazing Brewing Books Prize Packs!

TOUR RUNS FROM MONDAY, DEC. 3rd through WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5th.

Today I’m featuring CROWN OF ICE, the first book in my Mirror of Immortality series. It is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen,” from the point of view of the Snow Queen!

One of the fun aspects of this rather dark tale is Luki, the wolf pup the main character adopts to further her scheme for survival. However, despite her calculated decision to raise the pup, Luki ends up stealing her heart. Readers say that he steals their hearts as well!

In keeping with Andersen’s story, there’s also a talking – and flying – reindeer named Bae, a magical mirror, and a sorceress who lives in a cottage with an enchanted garden.

Here’s the cover and a blurb:

Snow Queen Thyra Winther is immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. She kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles.

Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s love, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could prove her ultimate undoing.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” CROWN OF ICE is set in a nineteenth-century Scandinavia where magic is as real, as dangerous, and as powerful, as war and love.

You can find out more, including buy links, here: http://victoriagilbertmysteries.com/other-books-and-poetry/crown-of-ice/

The second book in the series, SCEPTER OF FIRE, is a mash-up retelling of Andersen’s “Steadfast Tin Soldier” and “The Ugly Duckling.” Find out more about it here: http://victoriagilbertmysteries.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=971&action=edit

PRIZE!!

There will be THREE lucky winners of prize packs — GRAND, GOLD, and SILVER. All include delicious beverages and snacks along with the books!

GRAND: 5 books! LOST by Connie Roberts; MERCURY RISES by Scarlet Kol; CHARM by J.A. Armitage; ALICE by J.M. Sullivan; and THE REVOLUTION OF JACK FROST by K.M. Robinson

GOLD: 3 books! OF LEGEND AND LORE (anthology); DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST by Juliet Marillier; and THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden

SILVER: 3 books! CROWN OF ICE by Vicki L. Weavil; SCEPTER OF FIRE by Vicki L. Weavil; and WIDE AWAKE by K.B. Anne

I will be contributing signed copies of CROWN OF ICE and SCEPTER OF FIRE, along with a mug filled with cocoa, coffee, and a cookie treat! It will allow you sit by the fire and “dream” while read the adventures of a Snow Queen, her pet wolf, and the friends she never knew she needed.

Thanks so much for joining my stop of the Brewing Books Retellings Tour. Your next stop is Heather Hayden. Go visit Heather’s blog at www.hhaydenwriter.com

 

Holiday Cozy Mystery Blog Hop — Dec. 1st

Hey! Let’s go on a sleigh ride!!
Join me and your favorite mystery authors on a full day of giveaways totaling over $1,300. in prizes on December 1st!
How?
Visit my Facebook page (
www.facebook.com/VictoriaGilbertMysteryAuthor/ ) on December 1st and start from there! You’ll visit 30 authors by hopping from page to page.
Grab a blanket and cozy up — it’s going to be fun.
Share with your friends! The more, the merrier!

MUSIC DEDICATIONS from the BLUE RIDGE LIBRARY MYSTERY SERIES CHARACTERS

Being a little older, I remember all those radio shows that featured dedications from one person to another, and I thought it would be fun to share the songs that some of the characters from the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series would dedicate to one another.

So, without further ado, here they are!

Note, this lists song titles and the performer(s), not necessarily the composers. Click on the YouTube link to hear the songs!

 

From Richard to Amy: I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You – Savage Garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=DZqFK4dcl2Q

 

From Amy to Richard: I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDGMEMQ1dJ7wXfLlqCjwV0xfSNbAVMi4mkRwkQRoQ&time_continue=2&v=ooiLP_zqnFs

 

From Hugh to Lydia: When I Fall in Love – Nat King Cole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y39N72hN7iQ

 

From Lydia to Hugh: Grow Old Along with Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2gfiet4PtI

 

From Sunny to Brad: Wild I Am – Vocal Few

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbRYfzZjXjQ

 

From Brad to Sunny: Spooky – The Classics IV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJyUOIRA08A

 

From Richard to Karla: In the End – Snow Patrol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWryJOrTDWc

 

From Amy to Sunny: I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuWAGT9ZkYE

 

From Sunny to Amy: I’ll Be Your Friend – Amy Grant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2IWpUSUdU

 

From Karl (aka Kurt) to Andrew: If Our Love is Wrong – Calum Scott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucJcJ6UJ84&list=LLiyPDkrU3GoBztedJbzFw_Q&index=13

SHELVED UNDER MURDER Blog Tour

Today (July 9th) kicks off the virtual blog tour celebrating the release of SHELVED UNDER MURDER.

You can find all the info. and links to the tour stops over at the Escape with Dollycas Into a Great Book blog:

https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/great-escapes-virtual-book-tours/books-currently-on-tour/shelved-under-murder-a-blue-ridge-library-mystery-by-victoria-gilbert/

There’s a giveaway you can enter at any of the stops too!

PAST DUE FOR MURDER Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal time!

The third book in my Blue Ridge Library Mystery series has a cover, and it is a beauty. It includes the exterior of the library and a new character who shows up in book three — Loie, the abandoned kitten adopted by one of my main characters.

 

Sony Deal!

This is actually still difficult for me to believe, but it’s true — Sony Pictures Television has optioned book one and book two of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series (A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS and SHELVED UNDER MURDER).

The proof, from Publishers Marketplace today:

 

 

 

 

We don’t know yet exactly what Sony has in mind, but I will keep you posted as I know more!

#CoverReveal for KISS OF THE ROYAL by Lindsey Duga

Lindsey is my critique partner so I’ve read this fabulous book in manuscript form and can tell you: PREORDER IT NOW!

 

Let us know what you think of the cover for Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga, which releases July 3, 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Kiss of the Royal:

In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga today!

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About Lindsey Duga:

Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

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