The Vanished Knight / Tell Me When

On last week's post, Rula Sinara gave away a $15 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commenter. The winner is: Keith Wynn at Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer. Congratulations, Keith!

One more bit of business before going on to the heart of the post. Our guest blogger, Misha Gericke, is having internet difficulties. She will be here to answer your comments when it's possible.

In the meantime, I'll try to keep all of you happy. Except for Monday. I have a couple of things scheduled, and it may be Tuesday before I show up. In the meantime, I'm leaving the cabana boys in charge with explicit instructions for no wild parties. Please don't encourage them :)

This week the Tiki Hut is twice pleased to share two talented authors, each with a new book.

First up ... Misha Gericke, writing as M. Gerrick, with A Vanished Knight.

Thanks so much for having me over, Carol!

So back when we were still talking about what should be in this post, Carol suggested that I should have one character from The Vanished Knight interview the other.

I thought that introducing the other guys, James and Ward could be cool. If James plays along. Let’s see how that goes, shall we?

James: *Jiggles knee, glancing around the interview room.* I hate interviews.
Ward: Yeah I know, but it’d do Misha a favor to get it done.
James: Still.
Ward: Pretend we’re just talking?
James: You? Talk? It wouldn’t be natural.
Ward: *Faint smile* Funny.
James: *Grins* Okay. Let’s get it over with.
Ward: Okay. *Thinks* This thing with Callan going missing…
James: *Winces* I made a mistake. It’s kicking my ass.
Ward: Yeah I know. I think it’s awesome that you’re trying to fix it, though. Do you think we’ll be able to find her?
James: I don’t know. I hope so. Phipps is batshit crazy, so having him be our only guide in a world we don’t know might be a problem.
Ward: I think he’s sane.
James: Really? Maybe I bring out the worst in him.
Ward: You know you do.
James: Okay. Yeah I do. Can’t help myself.
Ward: *sighs*
James: So. This other world thing. What do you think about it?
Ward: It’s mindblowing. I mean… an entire world is a few miles away from school and we never knew.
James: At least we know why Phipps snarled every time we went near that staircase.
Ward: Yeah.
James: *checks his watch* Do you think Misha will expect much more of this?
Ward: From you? *Grins* Probably not. I’d say she’s astounded that you kept your cool so long.
James: In that case, I’m just going to go.

Color me boggled. For once, he behaved. It’s actually a nice change to see him calm and friendly. He must have decided to behave in front of an audience.

If you want to see what sort of terror he really is, please check out my book.

Since the death of her parents, Callan Blair has been shunted from one foster family to another, her dangerous secret forcing the move each time. Her latest foster family quickly ships her off to an exclusive boarding school in the Cumbrian countryside. While her foster-brother James makes it his mission to get Callan expelled, a nearby ancient castle holds the secret doorway to another land...

When Callan is forced through the doorway, she finds herself in the magical continent of Tardith, where she’s shocked to learn her schoolmates Gawain and Darrion are respected soldiers in service to the king of Nordaine, one of Tardith's realms. More than that, the two are potential heirs to the Black Knight—Nordaine's crown prince.

But when the Black Knight fails to return from a mysterious trip, the realm teeters on the brink of war. Darrion and Gawain set out to find him, while Callan discovers there is more to her family history than she thought. The elves are claiming she is their princess.

Now with Darrion growing ever more antagonistic and her friendship with Gawain blossoming, Callan must decide whether to stay in Nordaine—where her secret grows ever more threatening—or go to the elves and uncover the truth about her family before war sets the realms afire.
M. Gerrick (AKA Misha Gericke) has basically created stories since before she could write. Many of those stories grew up with her and can be seen in her current projects.
She lives close to Cape Town, with a view over False Bay and Table Mountain.

If you’d like to contact her, feel free to mail her at warofsixcrowns(AT)gmail(DOT)com, Circle her on Google Plus or follow her on Twitter. If you'd like to see her writer-side (beware, it's pretty insane), please feel free to check out her blog. You can also add The Vanished Knight on Goodreads.

Amazon Germany

Next on the bill, New Adult author Stina Lindblatt, with Tell Me When, her debut novel releasing today!

Here's her cover and blurb:

Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.

She shouldn't be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn't be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn't be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she'll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she'd never be able to again.

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her—and Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.
Born in England, Stina loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She spent a semester in graduate school living in central Finland, and a summer during her undergrad degree working in Helsinki. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina is a photographer, mother of three adorable kids, and devoted wife. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada.



There you have it. Two great new authors - one fantasy and one new adult. Treat them nice!

See you next week.


I wouldn't treat them any other way! Congratulations to both Misha and Stina.
River Fairchild said…
Congrats to Misha and Stina!

Uh, the cabana boys are out of control, Carol. Don't stop them, though... :)
Stephen Tremp said…
Best wishes to Misha and Stina! I'm sending big thoughts of success their way now.
I had no idea I had won! Wow I am flattered :)
Lexa Cain said…
Funny interview, Misha! Congrats to Stina on her release day! :)
Nice interview! Congratulations to you both!
Sean McLachlan said…
Lovely cover, Misha. Sounds like my kind of book too. I'm a sucker for castles.
Bish Denham said…
Oh those cabana boys, can they ever be fully trusted? (How are they at mixing drinks?)

Congratulations, Misha and Stina!
Shelly said…
All the best to them both! And those cabana boys, well....
Robin said…
Misha, I loved the interview idea. It is an excellent way to allow readers to get a *feel* for the characters.

Stina, congrats (again) on your book release!!!!
Janie Junebug said…
Cabana boys? Wild parties? And you think I won't encourage them? Ha! I'll be the one sleeping under the cabana – boy!

Congrats Stina. I love the font on your cover. Misha it was fun reading the interview with James and Ward. James is my fave. Sorry about your internet issues but glad you got featured today.
Drat you Carol. Sooner or later my weak-willed self will learn NOT to read about new books. Probably later.
Huge congratulations to both Misha and Stina.
Congrats to Misha and Stina! Best of luck to both of you!

Nas said…
Congratulations to both Misha and Stina.

It sounds wonderful!
Helena said…
Two more very good books to read. They're on my list!
Love the interview, Misha!!! Character interview are always the best. And that sucks about the internet. :(

Thanks, Carol, for having me on the blog today. XOX
Anonymous said…
That's so sweet when characters want to please the author.

I loved Stina's book.
Shelley Munro said…
Congratulations to both Misha and Stina. Both books sound great.

Tracy Jo said…
Your cabana boys rock!!! What a wild, I mean...nice calm day in the sun. ;-)

Congrats to Misha and Stina!

Oh and love the idea of the characters interviewing each other. cool.
Tara said…
Telling me not to encourage the cabana boys? Now you're just being cruel.

Huge congrats to Stina and Misha!
Rula Sinara said…
Congrats to Stina and Misha! Both books sound great!
Carol Kilgore said…
Hi, y'all!

Sorry I've been MIA...well, not really. I'm pushing hard on my WIP, and getting close to typing THE END. So I may be tardy more than once this week.

Then I get here, and the scroll doesn't work on this comments box. Anyone have ideas on that? Is it me or Blogger?

It's going to make my life more difficult, that's for sure.

Glad you're all having fun!
Slamdunk said…
Congrats to Keith and well done Misha. Listening to where Misha lives, I bet that is a wonderful and warm place to be this time of year. I am jealous.
Linda Kage said…
Congrats to Stina the new book! What a beautiful cover. And...if we can't play with the cabana boys, how about James and Ward? likey! Congrats to Misha too!!
Misha Gericke said…
Thanks Bish and Shelly!

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Robin. :-)

Hahaha Sheena I'm always pleasantly surprised by how many people like James.

Thanks Elephant's Child, Nas and Julie!

I hope you enjoy my book once you get to it, Helena. :-)

Yeah Stina internet connections always suck. Felt like someone cut off my arms.

Medeia I have to agree that it's most heart-warming.

Thanks Shelley, Tracy Jo, Tara and Rule. :-)

Carol it seems that they changed the scroll, so maybe it stopped working in the transition?

Slamdunk, it's usually nice, but right now we're in heat wave conditions. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Hahaha Linda, I'm sure they won't mind. Even if Ward's blushing like a peach. ;-)

Ava Quinn said…
Hey Carole, thanks for having those attentive cabana boys. Really made my day!

Both books sound great! Misha, loved the character interview. Very effective.

And Stina, wow! you're a very busy, well-traveled person! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Aren't y'all glad the cabana boys don't always listen to me :)

Misha, they changed the scroll? How can they change the scroll? Now I'm off to see if I can figure it out. Thanks...I think.
LD Masterson said…
I already know Misha - fun interview. Thanks for introducing me to Stina. Congratulations and best of luck to you both.
Misha Gericke said…
Glad you enjoyed it, Ava. :-)

Yup. My scroll looks different, at least.

Thanks LD. :-)
First off, congratulations to Keith! (Couldn't happen to a sweeter guy!)

Both of these books sound terrific, but I particularly enjoyed the character-on-character interview. Very clever, ladies!

Good luck to both Misha and Stina. Here's to much success with these new books.
Misha Gericke said…
Thanks, Susan! Glad you enjoyed the interview.
Both stories sound layered with suspense and intrigue. Much success to Misha and Stina. Thank you for spotlighting them, Carol.

And thanks for the cabana boy - the younger, more energetic one. (I borrowed him, and will send him back when I'm done.)

Carol Kilgore said…
Robin - I wondered who he traipsed off with this time :)

Have fun!
VR Barkowski said…
Two fascinating story lines, two fascinating covers, two fascinating writers. Coincidence? I think not!

Congratulations Misha and Stina!

VR Barkowski
Misha Gericke said…
Thanks Robyn and VR. :-)
Old Kitty said…
Yay for Misha and Stina!! Two very different books sounding and looking so super sexy awesome! All the best! Take care