Books, Books, and More Books

Today is the Tiki Hut Day of the Book :)

First, Melissa Maygrove's debut novel, Come Back. The official release day was last Monday, but that was the day of the Big Screw Up in Tikiland, so Melissa should be thrilled I'm posting about her novel today instead of last week :)

She's having huge successes, so be a part of it and make it grow!

Left behind by everyone she loves...
Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.

Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past...
Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.

Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee...
Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction? Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization... and her betrothed?

Title: Come Back
Author: Melissa Maygrove
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Category: Adult / New Adult
Available May 12, 2014 from Truelove Press
Cover design by Carrie Butler,
Forward Authority Design Services

Native Texan Melissa Maygrove is a wife, mother, nurse, freelance editor, and romance writer. When she's not busy caring for her tiny nursery patients or shuttling teenagers back and forth to after-school activities, she's hunched over her laptop, complicating the lives of her imaginary friends and playing matchmaker. Melissa loves books with unpretentious characters and unforgettable romance, and she strives to create those same kinds of stories for her readers.

Come Back's Goodreads page

Come Back's website page

Next up is the cover reveal for Jay Noel's upcoming book, Shadow Warrior. The release date is scheduled for August 4, 2014.

The agony of a failed quest haunts Kanze Zenjiro, but the betrayal by those he once trusted has turned his world upside down. With a heart full of hatred and defeat, Zen is desperate to return home and demand the truth from his father.

Meanwhile, the Iberian Empire sends their soaring airships and steam-powered giants into the Orient. They threaten to upset the balance of power, hoping to exploit the faraway land in their greed for the resources needed to power their machines. Zen and his companions must fight to keep the world from plunging into total destruction.

And at the center of it all is a nine year old boy with the power of a god.

Jay Noel Blog:
Official Author Website:

And last, the cover reveal for my new novel, Secrets of Honor. The last day to signup to participate in my June 2 cover reveal is this coming Friday, May 23. 

You're invited to post the information on your blog anytime during June, as long as it is on June 2 or later. I will provide all the necessary details and information to you on the Thursday or Friday prior to the reveal date.

Thanks to all who have already signed on. If you'd like to add your name, just click below. (I hope. Y'all know I'm techie challenged, so I'm going on a wing and a prayer.)


Congratulations to Jay and Melissa!
All set to help you with the cover reveal.
These all sounds like awesome reads! Have a great Monday Carol :)
Mason Canyon said…
Wishing Melissa and Jay much success with their books, great covers. Looking forward to your cover reveal. Happy Monday, my friend.
May both of these writers have much success with their new releases!
Jemi Fraser said…
Congrats to Melissa & Jay! :)
Trisha F said…
Congrats Melissa and Jay - exciting times for both of you!! Great covers. :)
Lots of great news. congrats to all.
Carol Kilgore said…
Each new book is a reason to celebrate!

Hope y'all have a great week!
Shelly said…
Congratulations to all of you! Looking forward to the cover reveal~
Two exciting covers!
Congrats to Melissa & Jay!
Enjoy the rest of your week, Carol!
Robin said…
Congrats to Melissa and Joy.... and YOU. Always so many good things going on:)
Melissa said…
Thanks for posting this, Carol. :)

Congratulations, Jay!
Melissa said…
And thank you to all the well-wishers. I appreciate your comments.
River Fairchild said…
Congrats to Jay and Melissa! A loud Woot to you both. :)
Jay Noel said…
So happy to Ms. Maygrove! It's been a LONG time comin'. I hope you get tons of sales.

And thanks for sharing my cover.

All signed up to help reveal yours!
Melissa said…
Thanks, Jay. Same to you. :)
cleemckenzie said…
I think it's good to spread the reveals and the interviews etc. out a bit. It gives the book longer exposure.

I've already told these guys my hat's off to them, but here it is again.
Melissa said…
Thanks (again), Lee. :)
Congratulations and thank you to you all.
This reader needs rather a lot of writers to feed her addiction. So I am very, very grateful.
Melissa said…
Pull a chair up to my table, E.C. I'd be thrilled for you to be my guest. *grin*
Carol Kilgore said…
Teresa and Jay - Much appreciated!

Thanks again to everyone. Links to social media are at the bottom of this post if you want to give these writers an extra boost.
Janie Junebug said…
I could never write a romance. I don't know how to be romantic, and believe me, I'm certainly not going to learn from Willy Dunne Wooters.

Lynda R Young said…
Congrats to Melissa and Jay!!
Melissa said…
Thank you, Lynda. :)
Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Carol,

I like you new header! Very cool!


Wishing them both every success!
Lexa Cain said…
"the day of the Big Screwup in Tikiland" LOL! Congrats to Melissa and Jay!
Carol Kilgore said…
Janie - I suspect you and Willie Dunne Wooters have taught each other a lot :)

Michael - Thank you! It was designed by Linda Kage at Kage Covers, who also did the cover y'all will see in a few weeks.

Lexa - I just glad things have returned to a more normal state.
VR Barkowski said…
Congrats to Melissa and Jay! Both books sounds like compelling reads. Wishing them many sales and glowing reviews.

VR Barkowski
Ava Quinn said…
Woo hoo Melissa and Jay!

Can't wait for your cover reveal, C!
Melissa said…
Thank you Michael, Lexa, VR, and Ava!

Anonymous said…
Love Jay's cover.

Melissa has been everywhere and has great sales numbers. May her book continue to sell and sell.
Melissa said…
Thank you, Medeia!
Slamdunk said…
Congrats to Jay and Melissa.

Will be watching for your cover reveal, Carole. Exciting indeed.
Congrats Jay and Melissa. Melissa's book is still rocking the charts!
Melissa said…
Thank you, Slamdunk and Stina. I'm still in a state of shock.
Congrats to Jay and Melissa! Looking forward to your big reveal, Carol!

Carol Kilgore said…
I'm happy to see all the great vibes going out to Melissa and Jay. And a little excitement building for my cover reveal, too. Thanks!
Emily R. King said…
Lots of love for Jay and Melissa!
Melissa said…
Thank you, Emily and Empty nester.
Crystal Collier said…
Yay for Melissa and Jay! Can't wait to read both your books.

Carol, I would love to sign up, but I'm booked until September. If you'd like a Writerly Wednesday feature for Secrets of Honor, say the world and I'll totally hook you up.
Melissa said…
Thanks, Crystal. :)
Meslissa's book sounds yummy. And Jay's next book is coming out already? Guess I'd better get it in gear... I have his first book, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

And I don't have to tell you again how happy I am about your next book coming out, do it? I do? Okay... I can't wait to read it!
Carol Kilgore said…
Crystal - I'm putting things together now, and I'll be in touch. Thanks!

Susan - Aw, you're sweet :)

Hugs to all!
Gina Gao said…
This is great news! Congrats to everyone!
Helena said…
Melissa's and Jay's books sound great. The best of luck to them! And I'm printing this page to remind myself to check out their books, because if I don't have hard copy notes around I forget 'cause I'm a space cadet!

I'm looking forward to posting your cover reveal, Carol my dear.
Shelley Munro said…
Congratulations to Jay and Melissa. Looking forward to your cover reveal.
Melissa said…
Thank you, Susan, Gina, Helena, and Shelly!
Julie Luek said…
Ooo a double feature with great authors and writing friends-- so fun to see their books on tour. Thanks!
Christine Rains said…
Yay for Jay and Melissa! Those covers are great. Can't wait to see yours. :)
klahanie said…
Hi Carol,

Once again, I'm late for the party. Sorry about that.

I'm delighted for Melissa and Jay and I've been doing what I can to share the good news.

I'm delighted about your exciting announcement, Carol.

Gary :)
Romance Reader said…
Congratulations to Jay and Melissa!

Hi Carol!
Melissa said…
Julie, Christine, Gary & Romance Reader, thank you for the kind words. :)
LD Masterson said…
Best of Luck to Melissa and Jay.

And I'm on your list.
Southpaw said…
Melissa said…
Thank you, LD and Southpaw. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Y'all are so great!

Hi, Nas :)
Two fantastic books!! Congrats to Melissa and Jay!!
J.L. Campbell said…
Congrats to Melissa and I'm sure Jay's book will do well when it's released. Congrats on yours too, Carol.
Way to go Melissa + Jay, and good luck on the cover reveal. I'll be sure to retweet the heck out of it.
Old Kitty said…
All the best to Melissa! Poor Rebecca! But glad Seth turns up to help her!

Yay for Jay too!

Take care
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks, all. Hope you're having a marvelous weekend!
Melissa said…
Thank you Cathrina, JL, Milo, and Kitty. :)