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!

 

 

 

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COVER REVEAL — A DEADLY EDITION: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery

Welcome to the COVER REVEAL for the 5th book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, A DEADLY EDITION.

A DEADLY EDITION will release on Dec. 8, 2020 from Crooked Lane Books.

PREORDER LINK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“‘Til death do us part” could be closer than the bride realizes in Victoria Gilbert’s tantalizing fifth Blue Ridge Library mystery.

The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day–and maybe just claim her life.

Planning a wedding can be murder–sometimes literally. At a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials, Taylorsford, Virginia library director Amy Webber and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer Oscar Selvaggio–a bitter rival of their host, Kurt Kendrick.

Both had been in a heated battle to purchase a rare illustrated volume created by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, so suspicion immediately falls upon Kurt. Amy knows that Kurt has a closet-full of skeletons from his past–but she can’t believe he’s guilty of murder.

Amidst an avalanche of wedding preparations, Amy begins an investigation with the help of her aunt Lydia Talbot and the new mayor of Taylorsford, Sunshine “Sunny” Fields. Much to Lydia’s
dismay, her boyfriend, art expert Hugh Chen, becomes convinced of Kurt’s guilt and launches an investigation of his own. As the case hits painfully close to home, the stakes become impossibly high–and the danger all too real.

 

AND NOW, SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL COVER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Interview on WORDPLAY with Kristine Raymond

I did an interview with Kristine Raymond for her podcast, Wordplay with Kristine Raymond.

Here’s the link! PODCAST INTERVIEW

 

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Win an ARC of BOUND FOR MURDER!

Two lucky winners will receive a signed ARC of BOUND FOR MURDER, the 4th book in my Blue Ridge Library Mystery series.

Contest open from Sunday, Oct. 6th through Thursday, Oct. 31st. Winners announced on my Facebook author page on Nov. 2nd — FB Author Page

Link to enter: Rafflecopter

 

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BOOKED FOR DEATH — COVER REVEAL!

I can finally reveal the lovely cover for BOOKED FOR DEATH, Book One in my new mystery series, The Book Lovers B&B series.

BOOKED FOR DEATH will be published by Crooked Lane Book on June 9, 2020.

 

 

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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
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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

 

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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.

 

Posted by victoriagilbert in Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, Cozy Mysteries, Mysteries, Writing, YA Fantasy