Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sizzling Summer Sale!

It's my absolute favorite season by far. SUMMER is here! I just love the accoutrements of these warm and frothy months, the way they engage my senses: the sight of that sun-drenched sky - lit long into the evenings, the smell of coconut body lotion, fresh cut grass and barbeque grills, the sound of swinging sprinklers, splashing swimming pools and racing ocean waves, the feel of sandy flip-flops and cool cotton clothing against my skin and the taste of that Italian lemon ice - the kind you scrape with a small wooden spoon.

There's a magical return-to-youth wrapped up in the summer. Life-like memories of a day when time seemed suspended and frozen in place. Motion was all about running bases and flashlight tag, or the rocking of a hammock under the weight of our growing bodies. That was where I did most of my outdoor reading - slung in the braided netting hovering over our lawn. Where the breeze turned the pages and I did little else but follow the words. It was an hour-less freedom.The calendar went missing - at least until that first dreaded back-to-school commercial.  (Ugh - lol!)

So, what better way to pay homage to this - the season of my heart - then by holding a sizzling summer sale to entice ya'll to pick a shady spot and get some reading in!

For this weekend only you can grab your e-copy of THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN for just .99 cents! Check it out right here:

Hope you will take advantage of this special price and be sure to let me know what you think after you've read! And remember to tan safely...

Peace out, friends!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#Cover Reveal for PETIT FLEURS and VIGNETTES

Hey gang! It's been a while since I've been here to chat, and for good reason. I've been working along with the amazing Immortal Ink Publishers to get these two new books ready to roll. These are stories near and dear to my heart. Long before I started writing novels, I was crafting short stories. Stephen King said, "A short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger." And with a huge collection to his credit, he would know, wouldn't he?

As a longtime fan of short story queen Ms. Alice Munro, I'm thrilled to be seeing my own short stories come to life.

Here we have the gorgeous cover art as created by the talented Rebecca Hamilton:

So, what are the books about, you ask? Let's check the back cover blurb:

It’s a first love unfinished, a family bond tested and forged. It’s a young woman staring at the messy underside of her dreams, and another facing a future she hasn’t chosen for herself. We meet an alcoholic country singer trying to be a father, a child who may never hear the beautiful sound of his mother’s voice, a fallen hero’s daughter, a stray who stays, and so much more. In PETIT FLEURS and its companion VIGNETTES, we come to know fascinating and flawed people from all over the world, each with a unique story to tell - scenes of life shown throughout the years. Secrets exposed, tender hellos, and tumultuous goodbyes.
In this multi-faceted two-book collection of short stories, Louise Caiola captures those defining moments that challenge and change us, those that serve as the catalyst to our greatest experiences, our dearest memories, our deepest joy, and perhaps our sincerest sorrows.

We anticipate the release to be sometime in September 2014! Naturally, we have a party and special giveaway planned just for you! Stay tuned for more deets to come.

And, of course, I hope by now you've read or have added THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN to your TBR list.

But wait!