Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Launch Day Extravaganza Part Two!

Yes, we have a sequel! The Launch Week fun continues today with authors Kendra Leigh Castle, Michele Ann Young, and Linda Wisdom, and if you've got a hankering for men in breeches, witches in stillettos, or werewolves with brogues, then you've come to the right place to party!

First up is me, Kendra Leigh Castle. My book Dark Highland Fire, the second installment in the MacInnes Werewolves series, hits shelves today! I had a blast writing this book, probably because Rowan and Gabriel were an ideal hero and heroine to work with. The sparks flew fast and furious the entire time, and as a result, I still miss playing with them! Here's a quick description of the book that I just discovered is Night Owl Romance's Recommended Read of the Week (that obnoxious noise you may be hearing is just me doing some kind of Primal Dance of Joy, so fear not):

Gabriel MacInnes has led a charmed life. A Highland werewolf of Alpha lineage, he'd always thought that, as the second son, he would never have to worry much about responsibility. But with his Pack now squarely in the sights of an ancient and rediscovered enemy, everything has begun to change.

Exiled from the Drakkyn realm, on the run from the dragon prince who claims her as his own, the last thing Rowan an Morgaine wants is to deal with a bunch of overbearing shifters in the middle of nowhere. But when her hiding place on Earth is discovered, and with blood the only thing that can restore her waning power, the fiery demigoddess has little choice but to accept Gabriel as a protector ...

As the Earthly and Drakkyn realms converge, Gabriel and Rowan must decide how much they're willing to sacrifice for fate...and for one another.

I hope some of you will take a chance on the book Bitten By Books called a "magical and colorful work of artI'll be giving away a signed copy of Dark Highland Fire to one lucky commenter today, so be sure and say hello to be entered for a chance to win!

My turn to hand out the the champagne, or claret if you prefer. There are party favors too!! One lucky commenter will receive a notebook from the Jane Austen Center in Bath. Another will receive a copy of The Lady Flees Her Lord.

She’s desperate for peace and safety...Lucinda, Lady Denbigh, is running from a husband who physically and emotionally abused her because she is unfashionably plump and has failed to produce an heir. Posing as a widow, she seeks refuge in the quiet countryside…

He’s returned from the wars, wounded and tormented...
Lord Hugo Wanstead, with a wound that won’t heal, and his mother’s and Spanish wife’s deaths on his conscience, finds his estate impoverished, his sleep torn by nightmares, and brandy his only solace. When he meets Lucinda, he finds her beautiful, body and soul, and thinks she just might give him something to live for…

Together they can begin to heal, but not until she is free of her violent past...

According to Yankee Romance Reviewers "Our author has given us a little slice of Heaven molded from a minuscule slice of Hell. Our emotions are played like a violin with endearing words, breath taking scenes and a virtuous sense of right and wrong. The authors writing style is highly comparable with Jane Austin but with more of today's romance mentality. Lush and loving, heart wrenching beautiful, one could only hope to have a Lord Hugo Wanstead to desire us so truly and deeply"

All About Romance says: The best part of the book was Lucinda. She isn't feisty or silly - she comes across as careful and shrewd. Lucinda is warm and loving and she will make Hugo a wonderful wife.

Join the fun and party on.


  1. Congrats Kendra and Michele on two absolutely yummy books. Hope you sell tons and I still have some extra martini's from yesterday and have made a whole new tray of goodies to go with them. Passing around to all who come by.

  2. Thanks so much, Terra! Your support for these books has been invaluable! Think I'll have one of those martinis:-)

  3. Hey Kendra!
    I was in B&N and your book was on the shelf facing out! My copy is in my tote bag to take to work tonight. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to read it!

  4. Happy Launch Day Michele!
    My copy of your new one is on order from Amazon! Can't wait to read it. Hugo sounds like a real sweetie!

  5. Michele,

    BIG CONGRADS, The book is on its way and I'll probably be up all night when it arrives, savoring every word.


  6. My TBR pile will soon resemble Mt. McKinley, but don't stop ladies. All writers were (and sometimes still are) readers first.

    Congrats to both of you. See you when you you leave the cloudy realm of dreams come true and return to Mother Earth--and your next book.

  7. Still got my day at B&N marked for next week! Hours will be set aside to turn ALL Sourcebooks novels out! Yeah! Congratulations Kendra and Michele. Happy Launch Day!!! Hope you sell tons and continued to be so richly inspired for many, MANY years to come!

  8. Michele, I'm thrilled that today is your launch day for The Lady Flees Her Lord!!!

    Being Michele's CP and having already read this novel, I can say honestly that it is marvelous--a truly engaging read.

    Strong hero, intelligent heroine, historical accuracy and wonderful world building, authentic voice--for fans of a good gripping historical read, it doesn't get any better than this.


  9. Congratulations on your launch, Michele and Kendra.

    So glad to see Lucinda and Hugo's story released.

  10. Congrats Kendra and Michele!

    What a fun launch party. I can't wait to read my copies! I just wish I had more reading time.


    Robin :)

  11. Hey Michele! Happy launch day!!! I can't wait to get my autographed copy of that cover...I mean book. But seriously, I love that cover. Congrats!!

    Hey, sorry I left Ottawa without saying goodbye -- hope you had a great signing and a safe trip home.

  12. Big congrats Kendra and Michele these books sound wonderful bring on the champagne and lets keep the party going.

    There are so many books I must get my hands on this month I will need lots of time off work so as I can read them all but I love it

    Have Fun

    Party ON, Everyone!

    Michele being compared to Austen has got to be an AWESOME feeling!

    Kendra, can't wait to read about the hunks with brogues. You know how your olde Aunty feels about men with accents!


  14. I'm so glad to see so many revelers! Aparently I'm gonna have to make some hors d'oeuvres...thanks for all the support, everyone!

  15. Congratulations, Michele. Great to see this book published. I liked it so much back when you first started it.

  16. Oh, wow, slipped out to go to the post office and walk the dog at the same time, always multi tasking, and the party spilled over in the street. lol.

    Terra, thanks for the goodies. So tasty. And the martinis are scrumptious.

  17. Cheryl, thanks for ordering. Can't wait to get my copy. lol

  18. Hey dj, Enjoy! And thanks so much.

  19. Pat, trouble is I never come to earth, always floating out there in the what if. Thanks so much.

  20. Thanks Sharon and Robin, so great to party with you. You ladies are a blast.

  21. Mary, you got me blushing and you should be taking some of the credit too.

  22. Maureen, thanks. It's a bit like giving birth, without the messy bits.
    After that image, you better have a martini.

  23. Molly,
    Hey, nice to party with you again! I had a great booksigning in Ottawa. The bookseller was really pleased. Hopefully she will order this one too!

  24. Michele! I am so happy to see a new book by one of my favorite authors!! Hope you enjoy the day as much as we'll enjoy the book. :o))

  25. Hey, Helen, thanks for dropping in. Champagne is on us, so fill your glass.

    Cindy, just a tiny bit overwhelming, but I am honored.

  26. Jude, you are so sweet. Double martini for you!

  27. Hooray, Kendra and Michele!! I'm with AC--a big fan of heroes with accents :) What a fabulous party and so many titles and authors to celebrate!! Raising a toast to all of you talented writers!

  28. Michele, Happy Launch day.. I'm late getting to this, but can't wait to get my hands on this book.

    loved reading it the first time and know I will the second time as well.

  29. Michele- You books sounds wonderful! Can't wait to get a copy! (My poor TBR pile is teetering...) COngratulations on your release!
    Best wishes, Beth Cornelison

  30. Congratulations Ladies! I know this will be an amazing month :)

  31. Kendra- COngrats to you too on the release of your book! I don't ususally read paranormal, but I'm thinking I may have to make an exception for yours! It sounds so intriguing...
    I think a trip to my local BAM is in order!
    Happy October!
    Beth C

  32. congrats, ladies! My TBR pile is growing by leaps and bounds these days!

  33. Thanks, Ladies! I'm glad to see fellow suckers for accents here today, flchen:-) Danielle, you do TONS of work to make our books shine, so a toast to you too! Beth, I hope you do decide to take a peek! And thanks for the congrats! And Judi, I'm with you...someday I'm going to have to be rescued from beneath the toppled ruins of my TBR pile.

  34. Congrats Kendra and Michele! Happy launch day!

    Terri W.