Friday, May 1, 2009

It's Launch Day!

Today's the day! I can't believe that Wild Highland Magic, the last book in my MacInnes Werewolves trilogy, comes out today, but here we are. And I think I've managed to bring the story to a close in style.

These books will always have a special place in my heart, both because I've fallen in love with the characters and because this trilogy was the start of my career as a published author. This has been an amazing journey so far, and I can only imagine (usually with a glass of wine in hand, gazing into the distance dreamily and eating junk food) what the future might hold. But what a beginning, and what an awesome group of writers to have it with!

Anyway, on to the blurb, for those of you who don't yet know what the third installment of the MacInnes saga has in store...

Bastian an Morgaine has always been a man apart. The only male ever born into the Dyadd Morgaine, Tribe of the Goddess, his unusual powers and silent strength have kept him a mystery even to those closest to him. But Bastian hides a terrible secret, one that drives him to isolate himself on the remote Highland estate of the MacInnes Wolves: he carries a terrible curse, one he knows he must either find a way to remove, or make sure that it dies with him alone.

Catriona MacInnes, the daughter of the powerful Pack Alpha’s long-estranged brother, has only just begun to discover her family’s rich legacy. Worried about her father’s increasingly strange behavior, Cat hopes that Scotland might somehow hold the answers to all of her family’s problems. But upon Cat’s arrival, it’s the reclusive stranger with the face of a fallen angel who consumes her thoughts and fires her blood. Cat soon begins to suspect that her father isn’t the only one with secrets. If only her every instinct wasn’t telling her that Bastian must be hers alone, no matter the cost…

In the western Highlands, as the Wolves gather, an ancient evil watches, waiting to reach from the shadows and fulfill its dark destiny. A daemon’s curse has terrible power. But the love of a Wolf might just be stronger…and as Bastian and Cat are about to discover, the Highland moon has a magic all its own.

Once again, the ladies at Night Owl Romance have honored me as a Top Pick! This is what they had to say:
"Ms Castle's stories are told in such a way as to make you feel as if you are a part of the family. You will find yourself caring about each of the characters and what happens to them. This story will hold your attention and the ending is very delightful. Hopefully there will be many more books from Ms Castle. This is a definite keeper."

Bitten By Books was equally generous:
"...all I can say is WOW! Bastian, a secondary player in Ms. Castle’s previous novel is fleshed out most deliciously, and the new characters introduced are delightfully entertaining. I love the addition of the American MacInnes sisters and sincerely hope to see future novels centered around them. Wild Highland Magic is sexy, exciting, and romantic and will leave you breathless and wanting more."

I'm both humbled and thrilled by the reception my books have gotten each and every time they've headed out into the world. Of course, without the hard work and faith of Deb, Danielle, and the Sourcebooks staff, this would never have happened, and I'm eternally grateful.

So my final question is...who wants free books? Because I'm giving away two signed copies of Wild Highland Magic today as I celebrate over at the lovely Lady Terra's blog, Yankee Romance Reviewers! I hope you'll join the fun over there, and please, help yourself to the virtual champagne. I'm just opening a case right now:-)

Kendra

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the release Kendra..

    Looking forward to reading it.. It does take a little while on this side of the pond, but i know the wait will be worth it..


    E.H>

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  2. Congrats, Kendra! A little early for champagne, but add a little OJ and that works, doesn't it??? Super reviews and well deserved!!!

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  3. Great launch, can't wait to read your book! You must be sad to finish the trilogy and excited to start what comes next.
    Best wishes and Congratulations, Michele

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  4. Hi, E.H>, nice to see you here:-) Thanks so much!

    Terry, absolutely it works with OJ. It's a, um, semi-nutritious way to start your day, LOL. And thanks:-)

    Hi Michele! It's true, both sad to let the MacInneses go, and excited about my new material, when I have the time to think about it...I've been up to my ears in work! Are you making in to National? Maybe I'll see you at the Harlequin party!

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  5. The books sounds fantastic! Happy launch day!

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  6. Congrats on the third book, Kendra! Whoo hoo!!!! Hope the celebration lasts into the wee hours!

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  7. Congratulations, Kendra. It sounds wonderful. I wish you much success!

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  8. Thanks ladies! Yeah, celebrating around here is not so much since my youngest seems to have double pink eye, so off to the overcrowded doctor's I go. Whoopee! Hmm, I'm probably going to NEED that champagne. And I do have a bottle of the non-virtual type in the fridge, LOL! Thanks for all the congrats, you guys are awesome:-)

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  9. Kendra, You know I am sad to see the MacInneses say adieu, but I most thrilled for your success. A trilogy! Wow!! That is superb, you are superb, and the books are superb. I was bummed not to find one the other day at Borders. I'll have to order it!

    Best of luck now and always.

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  10. Congrats Kendra! I, for one, am one of those fans that wanted Bastian to get his story!!

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  11. Hi Kendra,

    Congratulations on the finish! You have a great cover for a great book.

    Are you working on a new trilogy?

    Amelia

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  12. Sharon, YOU are most definitely superb:-) I'm so glad to have gotten to know you!

    Danielle, it means a lot to all of us to know that you're not only our publicist, you're one of our readers and biggest cheerleaders. I'm glad you liked Bastian's story!

    Hi Amelia! Thanks for the congrats:-) And yes, I'm actually working on a new series, hopefuly longer than a trilogy since I have so many chracters running around in it demanding attention, LOL. It will be released through Silhouette Nocturne, and I'm hard at work on that!

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  13. Congrats, Kendra!

    Fabulous reviews. I can't wait to read it!

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  14. Kendra,
    Yep, I'll be at nationals. Hopefully we can hook up at the party or somewhere else.

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  15. SUPER CONGRATS, Kendra!

    Pass that bubbly this way and I'll have a mimosa along with Terry.

    Can't wait to see everybody at Nationals in July, but I'm very sad to see you bidding Casa adieu, Kendra. I'd wish you much luck, but you don't need it. You just need to keep writing your wonderful stories!

    AC

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  16. Bubbly all around! And thanks, ladies. It has been a pleasure being a Casababe:-) Michele, you'll see me at the party for sure...I'll be the idiot dancing on the stage.

    I'm gonna see you guys in July for the Sourcebooks stuff, no worries! You all are wonderful, and I can't thank you enough for the support.

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