Monday, October 13, 2014

The New Mrs. Collins Blog Tour and Book Release



Today is a very exciting day for friend and fellow author, Quanie Miller.  Her second novel, The New Mrs. Collins, is being released today on Amazon!  I've read Quanie's first book, It Ain't Easy Being Jazzy and absolutely loved it.  I couldn't stop laughing throughout its entirety. 

This is the perfect time of year to be sharing the release of The New Mrs. Collins.  The genre is quite different than Quanie's first book because it is paranormal.  I honestly can't wait to find the time to light some of my favorite autumn candles, curl up with my new black kitty, Luna, and read this book.

Update on Luna 

She is slowly getting used to her new surroundings and spending a lot of time snuggled up next to me, especially when I am writing.  I took the following picture of her in the wee hours of the morning as the sun was returning from its adventures on the other side of the world.  I moved some of my Harvest mantle so Luna would have an ideal spot in the window.  I must say, she really goes well with the Halloween décor!


Here she is sleeping on my bed next to me while I type at my desk.  And I promise, no more cat pictures for a while!





One of the main reasons I am excited to read Quanie's book is because of the mysteriousness which lies behind the new Mrs. Collins.  She seems like she is the type of woman who has a past and covers it up by using her beauty, style and powers.  I haven't read this book yet, but when I saw the blurb, it reminded me of my ex-stepmother; the one who murdered my father.

This evil, monstrous woman remarried six months after my dad passed away.  And before she married Daddy C, her two previous husbands also mysteriously died.  This is all true and maybe one day, I will find the time to write my father's story. 

We miss Daddy C dearly and I hope he is haunting the hell out of the black widow. 

AND NOW FOR QUANIE MILLER'S BLOG TOUR FOR HER NEW NOVEL, THE NEW MRS. COLLINS!!




Book Blurb

In the small town of Carolville, Louisiana, no one knows that Adira Collins inherited mystic powers from her great grandmother. All they know is that she’s beautiful, poised, graceful, and ruthless—especially when it comes to love. And no one knows that more than Leena Williams, who was all set to marry the man of her dreams until Adira swooped into town and stole the man’s heart.

Being left at the altar is bad enough, but Leena and her ex share custody of their son, so she has to see the new Mrs. Collins on a regular basis.

And it burns every time she does.

But soon, Leena starts to suspect that there is more to Adira Collins than meets the eye. And it’s not because she owns some kinky lingerie shop or allegedly insulted the pastor’s wife—it’s the strange way she can make a door close without touching it, or take one look at something and make it drop dead at her feet.

Leena starts digging for answers and soon discovers that, unlike her public persona, Adira’s true nature is somewhere on the other side of grace. She also learns, a little too late, that some secrets are better left buried. 

Excerpt

A woman who could not remember her name walked towards McCullens Bridge with no knowledge of why she was going there. Her nose was running, her throat was on fire, and there were a multitude of images swirling around her head. Someone had lifted the top of her head, poured the images in, and mixed them together until they became pictures in motion. She knew the pictures were true because when she thought of the poor seamstress who had given birth to a daughter who was touched, she was overtaken by a tremendous wave of sadness and wept. The sorrow went to the bone, and she threw her face to the sky and cried out to God when it hit her: wasn’t she the woman named Auggie with the mother named Pious? She knew no other name that could be hers, so that had to be it. But why had such a thing happened to her? What had she done but love her daughter? Wasn’t it enough that the world was against her? Hadn’t she fought for her child? Even when others thought she should have given her away, or worse, aborted her?

But they were right. She thought of the knives flying in the kitchen, and the one that grazed her shoulder. She looked at her right shoulder and wondered what happened to the scar. That bitch. Hiding her abilities like that. The sorrow quickly turned to rage and she said, “Mama was right.” She got on her knees and apologized to Pious right on…wait. Where was she? She looked around and saw a dirt path lined by trees. It looked like it should have been familiar but she could not recall its name. What was she doing there? Hadn’t she just been shot? And arrested for trying to protect her life? She grabbed her aching throat and wiped her nose with the back of her hand. She was freezing. Why hadn’t someone given her something to put on her arms?

McCullens Bridge.

The voice, as sweet as cotton candy dipped in maple syrup, sliced through her thoughts. That’s right. She was going to the bridge because her face was on fire. How could she have forgotten? She was not very far away, and it would not be long before she made it to the bridge and found peace, peace like a river, in the depths of the water below it.

 

The New Mrs. Collins is available for purchase here:


 Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/New-Mrs-Collins-Quanie-Miller-ebook/dp/B00OAC362I
 

 

 Author Bio

Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. She is the author of The New Mrs. Collins, a southern paranormal novel, and It Ain't Easy Being Jazzy, a romantic comedy. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit quanietalkswriting.com.
 

 

Social Media Links

Twitter: @quaniemiller
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/QuanieMillerAuthor
Blog: http://www.quanietalkswriting.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/QuanieMiller
Website: quaniemiller.com
Email: quanie@quanietalkswriting.com

I'm off to Amazon to buy The New Mrs. Collins! Don't forget to get your copy.  I'm sure you won't regret it!


46 comments:

  1. Looks like a good read. I really liked the cover.

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    1. I, too, love Quanie's cover. It defines the mysteriousness behind Mrs. Collins.

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  2. Gina, thanks so much for hosting me today! I really appreciate it! And I don't mind the pictures of Luna, lol!

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    1. My pleasure, Quanie! I can't wait to read your book=)
      I feel like an overbearing cat mama now, ha! I never thought I would be but here I am, taking pictures of Luna's every move.

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  3. Congrats to Quanie. I'm trying to enlarge the cover to see what is on the woman's head, but my computer won't let me. I love the dress turning into birds and the overall creepy feel.

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  4. I'm not sure if my comment was eaten in the blogosphere so I'm trying again. ;)

    Congrats to Quanie. I tried to enlarge the cover to see what's on the woman's head. The cover looks awesomely creepy, and I love the dress that turns into birds.

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    1. Hi Kelly, I appreciate that! And you know what? I've been getting tons of great feedback about the cover and the fact that the dress turns into birds. Glad you like it!

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    2. Whenever I decide to release my thriller novel, I am going to be asking your about your cover design artist!

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  5. Yes! Quanie's cover is one of my favorites. Can't wait to dive into this book!

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  6. I'm hosting her tomorrow...we're blog tour neighbors! I am in love with her cover.

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    1. Looking forward to tomorrow, Stephanie! :)

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  7. I will definitely be stopping by!
    Her cover is divine. Glad to see you found my new blog address, Stephanie! I have to let everyone know about the change.

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  8. Congratulations, Quanie! I can't wait to read "The New Mrs. Collins"!

    Gina, I love the new look for your blog and the banner! And I love the pictures of Luna. She's so cute! :)

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    1. Thank you, Chrys! And I'm also loving the new look of Gina's blog. Looks great!

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  9. Thank you, Chrys! I just hope it doesn't confuse too many people!

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  10. Gina, I really love your new blog site & wish you the very best with it. I am ready to go out & purchase Quanie's book, thanks to the alluring details that you have provided in the previews. I wish you would give us a hint of your upcoming novel. Can't wait! Love, Mom

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    1. You will love Quanie's book, mom... I'm sure! It does sound super alluring.
      I'm still working on this site but the address will remain the same=)

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    2. Thank you so much, Cecillia! If you happen to buy the book I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. Luna's so adorable!

    Love that cover! Congrats to Quanie!

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    1. Thank you, Cherie! She's actually right next to me now. Luna loves being near my computer and me, lol.
      Quanie's cover is mysterious and stunning. Probably one of my favorites!

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  12. Congrats on the new blog, Gina! I just love cat pics. Isn't it amazing that they can curl up into such a perfect round ball?

    Quanie's book looks like fun! Wishing her much success. :-D

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    1. Lol Lexa! I was just thinking about how cats can curl up into balls. She is always on the floor in a ball or on our bed in a ball when she is sound asleep. I can't imagine being comfortable curled up into a ball unless I had major stomach cramps and was hugging a heating pad.
      I can't wait to read Quanie's book. I have quite a few this season which is good because it's one of my favorite times to read and write.

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    2. Hi Lexa, thanks for the well wishes!

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  13. I love the cover and I also adore books that take place in Louisiana..

    I'm glad I found your new blog address.

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    1. I was really worried about changing my blog address. But I felt I needed a change so I am happy most of you found me! Now I have to warn my other readers and friends, lol.
      Quanie's cover is intriguing. If I saw The New Mrs. Collins in Barnes and Noble on a bookstand, I would definitely scoop it up. It definitely has that appeal to it.

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    2. Thanks, Gina! I'd buy it too, lol! And Madeia: I'm from Louisiana so most of my characters either live there or are from there:)

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  14. YAY QUANIE!! I can't wait to feature this one myself - AND read it!

    Wait, Gina, that's a true story about your father?? I'm so sorry! Yes, please write that story. Please.

    On a completely separate note, I loved this: "in the wee hours of the morning as the sun was returning from its adventures on the other side of the world"

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    1. Thank you, Liz! SO looking forward to being featured on your blog!

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  15. Awe, thanks Liz. I often wonder about the other side of the world when I'm writing and gazing out of my enormous front window. When the sky slowly awakens with lustrous shades of pink and orange, I can't help but to think about the places the sun embraced while we were sleeping=)
    Yes, unfortunately, my father was murdered by a black widow. When the time is right, I will work on his story.
    I can't wait to read Quanie's book! Very excited for her!

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  16. Yay, Quanie! I love the premise and I'm thinking this is one I'm going to have to read.

    Gina, I'm slightly (super) jealous of your view. Wow!

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  17. I'm so happy for you, Quanie! The book sounds wonderful. The excerpt certainly is. The cover is awesome. Best of luck. It's on my list. Gina, I never get tired of your cat photos. We're big cat lovers in our house.

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    1. Thank you, Joylene! If you happen to purchase the book I hope you enjoy it!

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  18. Thanks, Joylene:) I am a new cat mommy so don't want to overdo it, lol. Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy to hear Quanie's book is on your list!

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  19. This sounds like an excellent read!

    Luna is soooo precious. Your life has been full of challenges, hasn't it, dear Gina?

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  20. I can't say it enough how much I can't wait to read Quanie's book:)
    Yes, I've had lots of changes... Some bad, some good. But hey, I'm stronger now and more prepared to conquer the world! Hugs, Sandra:)

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  21. Congrats to Quanie! Love that cover. And I don't mind more pictures of Luna. She's gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Christine, glad you like the cover? And I agree with you: Luna is such a cutie!

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  22. Congratulations Quanie! I love your eye-catching cover!

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  23. Waaaooowwww. This looks fantastic, Quanie. Can't wait to pick it up after the blurb. Really exciting excerpt, too! You're so prolific. Great news.

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  24. Me prolific? Well, gosh darn, lol! Thanks, Kiersi:)

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  25. An excellent cover and storyline, Quanie. Congratulations on the release! (And Gina, that is such a beautiful view.)

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