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:
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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!
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And pre-order on Amazon: AMAZON

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.

 

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

#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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PUBLICATION NEWS — 3-BOOK DEAL ON MY COZY MYSTERY SERIES!

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a three book contract with Crooked Lane Books for my Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series.

Book One — A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS — will be published in December 2017, with the next two books releasing later in 2018 and in early 2019.

My editor is Faith Black Ross, who acquired the books for Crooked Lane. My agent, Frances Black of Literary Counsel, brokered the deal.

I’ve discovered a great love for writing mysteries (it makes sense, as I have always loved to read them) so I am very excited to embark on this new writing adventure.

Welcome to My Blog

Hello, welcome to my blog! I will be primarily posting book-related news and posts, but also plan to talk about my experience growing up in a rural area very similar to the fictional town from my debut cozy mystery, CATALOG OF DEATH.

The town of Taylorsford in CATALOG OF DEATH is nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia. How small is it? Well, although its history stretches back to before the American Revolution, the town has yet to acquire a flashing red warning light, much less a stoplight.

But it does have a library, and a historic Carnegie library at that. In CATALOG you’ll meet the library’s new director, Amy Webber. Amy is almost a Taylorsford native, as it’s her mother’s hometown, but she’s still labeled an “outsider” because she was born and raised elsewhere. Amy lives with her aunt, Lydia Talbot, a descendent of one of Taylorsford’s most prominent families. Sadly, historical wealth can’t maintain Lydia’s beautiful Queen Anne Revival home, so she and Amy must keep up the house with limited funds and a lot of elbow grease.

Of course, neighbors are essential to any small town story, and Amy and Lydia’s new neighbor—dancer turned choreographer and teacher, Richard Muir—proves to be just the change that “sworn-off-of-love” Amy needs, although she doesn’t quite realize it at first.

Despite its charms, Taylorsford is not immune to tragedy. An inexplicable murder sets off chain of events that embroils Amy, Lydia, and their friends in an investigation that also unearths long-buried facts about two historical events—a scandalous nineteen-twenties murder trial, and tragic deaths at a nineteen-fifties orphanage.

As a librarian and long-time resident of small towns, I invite you to enter the world of Taylorsford—a world I know quite well, and love dearly.  Whether you enjoy the coziness of a small town setting, the thrill of suspense, the humor of everyday life, the charm of history, or the warmth of romance, I hope you’ll find a reason to stop by and visit for a while. Taylorsford and I welcome you!