Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Free! Wednesday through Saturday! Free!

Did that get your attention? I hope so!

I am rereleasing my very first novel, Petals on the Pillow, for Kindle. As a special introductory offer, it will be a free download from Tuesday, August 13 to Saturday, August 17.

Check out it's gorgeous new cover designed by Teresa Spreckelmeyer at Be My Bard.

Isn't it all gorgeous and moody? I'm really thrilled with it.

So . . . you probably want to know a little bit about what's inside the book. I know I would want to know before I hit the download button, even if it's free.

Petals on the Pillow is a contemporary gothic romance with a touch of paranormal. When Kelly Donovan arrives by ferry on an isolated island in the middle of the Puget Sound, she only wants to paint the mural she has been commissioned to create for the daughter of world-renowned financier and entrepreneur Harrison St. John, and then move on.

But from Kelly's first night at the Manor, a mysterious woman in yellow begins to haunt her dreams urging Kelly to "find the truth." Petals from a gardenia, the signature flower of Elizabeth St. John who died tragically in a drowning accident two years earlier, show up on Kelly's pillow that night after night.

Like it or not, Kelly is swept into the maelstrom of emotion and intrigue that surround Elizabeth's death and Harrison's secret pain.

Sound good? Sound like something entertaining to read on a plane? By the pool? At the beach? I sure hope so! If you want to read an excerpt, stop by my website.

Before I leave it at that, though, I wanted to tell everyone a little bit about how much this book meant to me. I wrote it during a really terrible time in my life. It was a huge relief to escape into an imaginary world where I could control the outcome since my own life was completely out of control.

It doesn't end there. I didn't tell very many people that I was writing a book. I was afraid people would laugh at me. Either to my face or behind my back. When this book was published (granted, by a press so small it barely existed, but published nonetheless), I started looking people in the eye and telling them I was an author.

I know that sounds like a small thing, but it's not. It was huge. It still is.

This book has been out of print practically since it came out so I'm really delighted to be able to put it out in such an accessible medium. I hope you download it. I hope you enjoy it. I hope you have life changing moments where you tell people who you really are and it feels good.



P.S. It will be available from Barnes and Noble and other vendors some time in November of this year. You KNOW I will be announcing it here! :-)


Stephanie Doyle said...

Eileen that's awesome! Love the cover, love the premise.

Can't wait to read it.

And it's funny - because I don't know that I've ever referred to myself as an "author". I do say I'm a writer...

But my most fun thing to say is Romance Novelist. People have such crazy expectations of what we are, and what we should look like. So when I can defy those expectations I do...

Eileen said...

AndI made a mistake! The free promotion start tomorrow! Yikes! Sorry!

Karen Whiddon said...

Ok, I was just going to tell you that it's not free. I'll get it tomorrow.

Maureen McGowan said...

Congrats on getting it out there again, Eileen!

And we'll leave the post up (on top) through tomorrow too!

Hey, that gets me out of needing to blog tomorrow. ;)

Eileen said...

Haha, Maureen! That was my goal all along. I am such a giver. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the cover and can't wait to read it.

Eileen said...

Thanks, Sinead. I think Teresa did a beautiful job with the cover. She really captured the stormy mood of the piece.

Wait until you see what she did for Do Me, Do My Roots.

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