Friday, December 6, 2013

Dream Destination Day Two, Aquinnah Blog Tour, and Friday Celebrations

Thanks so much to everyone for all the support on The Ghosts of Aquinnah release yesterday! I've been slowing kicking off a blog tour during the week and am visiting Misha Gericke today for an interview. If the interview isn't up yet please check back another time, I know Misha's been having some internet problems lately due to a move and I really appreciate her taking the time to host me in the middle of all that.

I also visited Cherie Reich's Book Chat with a Ghosts excerpt on Monday and the Untethered Realms blog on Tuesday to talk about the webcam that got this story started for me. And, Cherie was kind enough to review Ghosts on her Surrounded by Books blog, so please check that out. Finally, Michael Di Gesu wrote one of his fabulous intros for Ghosts yesterday so please visit him if you haven't already. Michael has an amazing gift with words!

There was a bit of a mix-up with the Kindle edition of the book on Amazon and for now the Kindle link is separate from the paperback. The updated purchase links are: 
Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and the Ink Smith Store.

Ink Smith is holding their Holiday Sale now through December 16. All paperbacks are 30% off and all ebooks are 40% off, so it's a great time to check out Ghosts through their store

It's Day Two of the Dream Destination Hop! I had such fun visiting participants yesterday and look forward to more today. Based on what I've seen so far, Scotland seems to be the most popular choice for a dream trip.

Just seeing all the choices and pictures makes me want to hop in my car, jump on a boat, or catch a plane and head out on a marathon trip around the world. Since that's not possible I'm really enjoying the virtual tours. Thanks again to everyone who is participating. Please remember to enter the rafflecopter for our giveaway! And if you'd still like to sign up, it's not too late! The Linky List is still open and at the bottom of the post.

Last but definitely not least, it's time to Celebrate the Small Things with Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. 

This week I'm celebrating the obvious, The Ghosts of Aquinnah release and the Dream Destination Hop! I've had such a fun week and I owe much of that to all of you here in the blogospere.

I'm also celebrating that the college I work at closed today due to weather. I'm not happy about the ice and snow but I'm thrilled to have an unexpected three day weekend. Yay!

Finally, I hope I can celebrate victories for my Buckeyes and my Bengals this weekend. The lousy weather makes for a perfect weekend to stay inside and watch football.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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  1. Ohio needs that win!
    Glad release week has been so awesome. I've enjoyed seeing all the places people want to visit.

  2. Big congrats to you Julie!! And a very happy birthday! You're a fellow Sag. (Knew I especially liked you. ;) )

  3. I've enjoyed seeing all the places, too. It's been a fun blog hop. Thanks again for hosting it, and best of luck with your new book!

  4. Oh, and happy birthday!!! What a great way to celebrate it this week.

  5. Just wanted to jump into the festivities to let you know that I have been thinking of you and that I am so happy about the release of you new book. All the best with that and Happy Birthday too, how great is that?! Oh, and your teams are winning!

  6. @Alex, we really do. Fingers crossed!! And thanks for the birthday wishes. :)

    @Pk, yay for a fellow Sag. Thanks!

    @Sherry, so glad you've enjoyed it, thank you.

    @Inger, thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

  7. Unexpected days off work are the best! Have a great weekend :)

  8. Seems like the new book is getting a lot of attention :-)

  9. So happy for you on the release of your book! And a 3-day weekend! What could be better! Stay warm!

  10. How wonderful! Congratulations on your new release and have a happy birthday ;)

  11. Happy Birthday! Saw your picture on FB - such a thrill holding your second book! Wishing you all the best!

  12. Happy Birthday Julie! I hope you're not too exhausted to celebrate. At least you're getting a little break from work. Good luck at the signing! I thought it was today. Glad the blog- hop has been going so well, and it's really been fun too!


  13. Yay for the three-day weekend! I bet you feel like a little kid, delighted for a snow day and no school! lol

    And Happy Birthday!! :-D

  14. @Laura, they are, thanks!

    @Vanessa, I hope so! :)

    @MJ, thanks so much, it really doesn't get any better LOL.

    @SK, thank you!

    @Yolanda, it was a thrill, thanks so much. :)

    @Julie, thanks! And it turns out the signing was canceled too because of the weather so I'll have to wait to get one of those under my belt. Thanks again!

    @Lexa, I do LOL. Thanks!

  15. Yay for unexpected 3 day weekends! And super yay for ghosts and people giving it the attention it deserves!

  16. Every time someone mentions the Buckeyes, I think of the candy. Mmm, chocolate and peanut butter. Stay warm and enjoy your long weekend! We're having one too. :)

  17. Happy bday! Congrats on the new release! It looks and sounds amazing!! I had fun with the bloghop!

  18. I am loving your blog hop. I'd love to get on a private jet and head on to all of the chosen destinations.

  19. Happy Birthday! Hope your release week is exciting. Can't wait to hear about your book signing. :D

  20. Ah!!! How did I miss launch day? Doh! I take 1.5 days off to be a reader rather than a writer, and this is what I get.

    Let's get this party started, eh?

  21. Enjoy the three day weekend! And this blog hop has been a blast. Looking forward to visiting more blogs. :)

  22. Happy book launch day!! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out!

  23. Congrats on your book launch. Scotland sounds like a great choice, it's great visiting other countries and seeing their unique culture.

  24. @Beverly, thank you for the yays! :)

    @Christine, I love the candy too! You can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks!

    @Dani, so glad you're enjoying it. And thank you!

    Nana, I'd love to get on that jet with you. If only LOL.

    @Mary, thank you, it has been exciting!

    @Crystal, how dare you take days off. ;) Thanks so much!

    @Madeline, I'm glad you like it, thanks!

    @Elizabeth, oh, I appreciate that, thank you.

    @Sheena-kay, totally agree. I wish I could just travel all the time LOL.

  25. It's your birthday? Happy birthday, Julie! ~\o/~

    Also, congrats again about your book release, and that your blog hop is so successful so far! So exciting how you've gotten an impromptu three-day weekend. Those are always fun!

  26. An unexpected three day weekend is definitely something to celebrate!

  27. My mother's birthday was the 2nd, so December birthdays are always special to me.

    I'm heading to buy your book now.I hope the sales are great! Thanks for visiting my blog and staying to chat.

  28. Hope you are having a good time :)

  29. I'm glad you had such a great release week! Congrats again. :) Enjoy your three-day weekend!

  30. Congrats on your newest release! Polar Nights has been on my list since I first heard about it (I am in love with the cover). :) Now I have added your newest book to my list too! Wishing you the best of luck. :)

  31. Blog hop is going so strong... huge congrats. I've entered:)

  32. I've got the travel bug, so reading about everyone's future and past trips is really making me want to go for it. The soonest I get to travel is February, and it's not too far at all (still in state). Fun blog hop to read!

    Congratulations on your book release!

    The Warrior Muse

  33. Hi Julie .. so pleased all is going well with Ghosts of Aquinnah - a three day weekend is always a treat - enjoy the time off, and those walks with Clancy ..

    Cheers Hilary

  34. Congratulations on your release, that kind of news is always worth celebrating.
    I hope you're enjoying your three day weekend, you lucky lady!

  35. @Enchantress, huge thanks!

    @Heather, thanks so much, I appreciate it.

    @Danielle, definitely. I doubt I'll get this lucky again LOL.

    @Roland, oh, thanks! And it's my pleasure, your blog is always fun to visit.

    @John Paul, I am, thanks!

    @Dana, thank you!

    @DMS, oh, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

    @TF, thanks for entering and for taking part, I loved your photos so much.

    @Shannon, I know, I didn't even have the bug before this but now I do LOL. I just want to go on a trip around the world.

    @Hilary, thanks and cheers back to you. :)

    @Heather, thanks so much!

  36. so scotland takes the top??
    that's neat... ive never been there but would love to go to see the castle's etc... and scottish people r usually a blast to hang out with!

  37. Hurrah to release - celebrations INDEED

  38. @Jeremy, I bet they are, I love their accents LOL.

    @Vikki, thank you!


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