Cover Reveal — A TOUCH OF MAGIC Anthology

Today I’m helping unveil the cover for A Touch of Magic, a YA Anthology with a magical twist from Snowy Wings Publishing, edited by Janina Franck. It includes my short story, The Cat and the Conjurers.
Without further ado, here is the cover:
BLURB:

Let us put a spell on you.
7 Authors. 10 Stories. Crafted with potions, curses, and fairy dust, each one of them is infused with just a touch of magic. In this Anthology, Snowy Wings Publishing opens doors into worlds of the fantastical – stories of those finding their true calling, those who live with curses, those who right the wrongs, and those who risk everything to save the ones they love. Among historical, contemporary, and futuristic tales, there’s enough magic to spirit you away.
Title: A Touch of Magic
Authors: Lyssa Chiavari, Annie Cosby, Janina Franck, Victoria Gilbert, Selenia Paz, B.J. Pierson, and Jane Watson
Release Date: 30th July 2019
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Cover Design: Janina Franck
You can add it on Goodreads here!
GOODREADS
And pre-order on Amazon: AMAZON

It’s “Christmas in July” — all Blue Ridge Library Mystery eBooks on Sale in July!

Amazon has selected all three Blue Ridge Library Mystery books for special eBook (kindle) promotions in July!

A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS (Book 1) will be a Kindle Daily Deal on Friday, July 5th. 

This means you can buy the kindle version — or gift it to family or friends — for only $1.99 all day!

But wait — it gets better!

Amazon has also selected SHELVED UNDER MURDER (Book 2) and PAST DUE FOR MURDER (Book 3) as Kindle MONTHLY deals!

That’s right — you can buy both books (in Kindle format) for only $1.99 each during the entire month of July.

That’s the 3-book collection for only $5.97 if you buy them all on July 5th! 

Or only $3.98 for Books 2 & 3 throughout July if you need to pick up the later books in the series.

Merry Mysteries!!

Amazon Links (Kindle):

A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS

SHELVED UNDER MURDER

PAST DUE FOR MURDER

 

Some Changes

You may have already noticed a change to my website. Now, instead of highlighting only my mysteries, it includes more focus on my other (fantasy) books and stories.

I recently decided to re-brand my two fantasy books currently in-print — CROWN OF ICE and SCEPTER OF FIRE — with my Victoria Gilbert author name. These books will be re-published under my Gilbert author name very soon! I also have a fantasy short story that will be published under Victoria Gilbert in a new anthology from Snowy Wings Publishing. (The anthology, A Touch of Magic, will release on July 30, 2019).

I am changing over all my books to one name so that I can promote them more easily, and not have to worry with multiple websites or social media accounts. I also hope to publish more fantasy, along with more mystery books, in the future, and want my Victoria Gilbert brand to encompass both.

One thing my readers should know is that, regardless of genre, my books will NEVER feature explicit sex, extreme violence, or extensive use of profanity (if any). So have no fear about switching between my genres — if you are comfortable with one, the other will be fine too.

I am excited about this new change, and I hope you will be too.

 

Cover Reveal for GLOW OF THE FIREFLIES by Lindsey Duga

Today I’m very happy to participate in the Cover Reveal for Lindsey Duga’s upcoming YA Fantasy,

GLOW OF THE FIREFLIES

Isn’t it beautiful?! And, having read drafts, I guarantee this is another wonderful, magical, book from Lindsey, author of KISS OF THE ROYAL.

 

About the book:

Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.

Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.

But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.

And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.

Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love.

 

Coming October 1st! Available for Preorder!

Cover Reveal for BOUND FOR MURDER — Bk 4 in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series

It’s here! The beautiful cover for the 4th book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, BOUND FOR MURDER.

The book will be published by Crooked Lane Books on Jan. 7, 2020.

And yes, there will definitely be a book five in the series as well!

 

Book Four in the Blue Ridge Series — Title and Release Date!

Book Four in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series has a title and a release date —

BOUND FOR MURDER will be published by Crooked Lane Books on Jan. 7, 2020.

We don’t have a cover yet — I will reveal that when it is finalized.

 

PAST DUE FOR MURDER Blog Tour

The blog tour celebrating the release of the third book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series — PAST DUE FOR MURDER — begins on Monday, Feb. 11th and runs through Friday, Feb. 22nd.

The prize listed is a signed hardcover of PAST DUE, but I am also throwing in signed hardcovers of A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS and SHELVED UNDER MURDER.

You can check out all the info. here:  GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS

Tour stops:

February 11 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

February 11 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST

February 11 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT  

February 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

February 12 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

February 12 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

February 13 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

February 13 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

February 13 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 14 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

February 14 – Rae’s Books and Recipes – SPOTLIGHT

February 14 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT

February 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

February 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIE

February 16 – Laura`s Interests – REVIEW

February 16 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 16 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

February 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 17 – Curling Up by the Fire – REVIEW

February 18 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – REVIEW, GUEST POST

February 18 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 19 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 19 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 20 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

February 21 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

February 21 – The Book Diva’s Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 22 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

February 22 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

NEW BOOK DEAL!

I have big news!

I have signed another contract with Crooked Lane Books for the start of a new mystery series — the Booklovers B and B series.

Here’s the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Author of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series Victoria Gilbert’s Booked for Death, the first in a contemporary cozy mystery series in which a young widow solves murders at her B and B in historic Beaufort, North Carolina to Faith Black Ross at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Frances Black at The Literary Counsel.

For more info. on the first book, BOOKED FOR DEATH, please click here.

Paperback Edition of SHELVED UNDER MURDER!

I just received my paperback copies of SHELVED UNDER MURDER, which releases (in the paperback edition) on Tues., Jan. 8th from Crooked Lane Books.

So if you prefer paperback to hardback, you can now get the PB edition! Buy Links here: http://www.crookedlanebooks.com/titles/shelved-under-murder/

I also want to remind everyone that book 3 in the series, PAST DUE FOR MURDER, will be published in hardback and eBook on Feb. 12th.  You can, of course, preorder it now: http://www.crookedlanebooks.com/titles/past-due-for-murder/

If you are an audiobook fan, both books one and two are out in audiobook from Tantor Media, and I’ve heard that PAST DUE will also be released in audiobook format!

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