Books

Official PM Announcement of Books 6 & 7 in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series!

The series continues!

Books 1-4 are already published, and Book Five, A DEADLY EDITION, is coming out in Dec. (preorders already available!) Now you can look forward to books six and seven as well.

Posted by victoriagilbert in Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, Books, Cozy Mysteries, Crooked Lane Books, Mysteries

Always Gardening!

Readers of my books may notice that I always seem to include gardening or related references, and this is definitely by design.

I love gardening; it’s one of my major hobbies.

 

 

Here’s some photos of my 2020 garden and flowers. Please enjoy!

 

Posted by victoriagilbert in Books, Cozy Mysteries, Gardening, Photos

Publication Date Change on BOOKED FOR DEATH – Now 8/11/20

Due to COVID-19 related delays in the publishing world, BOOKED FOR DEATH will now be published on August 11th.

It will be available in hardcover, eBook, and audio book.

PREORDER LINKS

Posted by victoriagilbert in BOOKED FOR DEATH, Booklovers B and B series, Books, Cozy Mysteries, Crooked Lane Books, Mysteries

Seven Years, Eleven Books!

At home, taking stock of a lot of things, including all the books I’ve written over the past seven years!

Here’s a visual representation of the books I’ve completed since 2013. (One, A Touch of Magic, is an anthology that includes my short story, The Cat and the Conjurers).

Not shown: Two completed adult scifi novels that I have shelved for now. (I do plan to write book three in the trilogy and self-pub. all three at some point). Also, I have added a separate picture of A DEADLY EDITION’s cover, since that book doesn’t come out until Dec. so I don’t even have ARCs for that book yet. But it is written! Which brings my total of actual books completed to 11, plus one long short story!

 

 

 

Posted by victoriagilbert in Books, Writing

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
Posted by victoriagilbert in Books, Cover Reveal, Snowy Wings Publishing, YA Fantasy

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.

 

Posted by victoriagilbert in Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, Books, BOUND FOR MURDER, Cozy Mysteries, Crooked Lane Books, Mysteries

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

Posted by victoriagilbert in Blog Tour, Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, Books, Cozy Mysteries, Mysteries, PAST DUE FOR MURDER

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.

Posted by victoriagilbert in BOOKED FOR DEATH, Booklovers B and B series, Books, Cozy Mysteries, Crooked Lane Books, Mysteries

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

 

Posted by victoriagilbert in Blog Tour, Books, YA Fantasy