Monday, August 16, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay by Lisa A. Olech, Kathryn Hills, and Nancy Fraser

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay by Lisa A. Olech, Kathryn Hills, and Nancy Fraser. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have the book trailer for Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay as well as a great guest post from the authors. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay
Authors: Lisa A. Olech, Kathryn Hills, and Nancy Fraser
Publisher: Books From a Romantic's Heart Publishing
Publication Date: August 16th 2021
Print Length: 425 pages
Genre: Romance Anthology
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An anthology unlike any other...
4 Different Centuries
4 To-Die-For Romances
The Same 2 Ghosts!



Widow’s Walk (1737)
RITA nominee & Best Selling Author, Lisa A. Olech
He’s the infamous pirate, Captain John Jacob Wilder.
She’s the daughter of his fiercest enemy.
Their love is the beginning of the legend.

Cast to the Wind and Waves (1837)
Best Selling & Award-Winning Author, Kathryn Hills
She’s the heiress determined to restore Fairwinds to its former glory.
He’s the solicitor working as a caretaker because of the deadly curse.
Their love will rebuild the legend.

The Bootlegger’s Daughter (1924)
Best Selling & Award Winning Author, Nancy Fraser
She’s the daughter of one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals.
He’s her bodyguard, and not at all what he seems.
Their love will return dignity to the legend.


Jilly’s Dilemma (Present Day)
Best Selling & Award-Winning Author, Nancy Fraser
She’s the new owner of Fairwinds, a flaky artist who talks to ghosts. Repeatedly.
He’s the staid, young professor there to document Fairwinds' history.
Their love will make you believe in the legend.

The Last Kiss (An Anthology Epilogue)
Captain John Jacob Wilder (Ghost Written by Lisa A. Olech)


**The eBook will be on sale for $0.99 during this tour!**

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BOOK TRAILER:
Watch the book trailer below or by clicking here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
LISA A. OLECH—loves art, pirates and a cranky curmudgeon she affectionately calls the Wizard of O. Currently the author of eight Romance titles in both the contemporary and historical genres, she uses witty dialog with a side order of sexy to bring to life multi-faceted, adventurous, smoldering characters you’ll not soon forget.

A 2018 RITA Award nominee for her book, Within A Captain’s Soul, the final book in her Captains of the Scarlet Night series, Lisa’s won a variety of writing contests and achieved the ranks of Amazon Best Seller with her debut book in 2014.

Living on the shores of On Golden Pond, Lisa shares a drafty, old Victorian house with a wizard and two schizophrenic cats she brought into the house in an attempt to fill her empty nest and keep her from talking to herself in a British accent. As an author, artist, Justice of the Peace, and aspiring beekeeper, Lisa finds true inspiration in the beauty and love that surround her. And, she takes full credit for three homes on her quiet New England street now proudly flying the Jolly Roger from their flagpoles.

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KATHRYN HILLS—The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of Kathryn’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories involve time travel. And ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, this best-selling author is researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband and daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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NANCY FRASERJumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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GUEST POST:
- How do you get your ideas for your stories?

Given there are three of us in the anthology, I’m pretty sure the process for our individual projects will vary. However, for this anthology, we all went with our strengths and melded them into a single idea.

For Lisa A. Olech, that was definitely her infinite knowledge of all things “pirate” and her love of her New England surroundings. For Kathryn Hills, it was her interest in ghosts and ghost-hunting, and her knowledge of the paranormal. For me, Nancy Fraser, it was just the idea of combining their knowledge and talent with my desire to write something unusual. An anthology different from any other I’d seen before.

Most anthologies are written as individual stories with, most often, only a common location or idea. With the Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay, we went that extra step. We’ve connected the stories with the setting (Fairwinds, a beautiful 17th century mansion on Skullery Bay) and Fairwinds’ supernatural residents.

While the home itself passes from generation to generation, goes from neglected to loved, it shares the common bond of the ghosts and the fact that—when the time is right and the right residents are present—true love blooms.
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GIVEAWAY:
The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway. This giveaway and the prize is managed by Goddess Fish Promotions.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

89 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this first stop on our tour. All three of us look forward to stopping back later for comments and interacting with your readers.

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  2. YES thank you for hosting us! I'm SO excited to be kicking off this new release blog tour here with you!

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  3. I do really like anthology books this is one I plan on purchasing...

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    1. Welcome to Fairwinds, Michele! I hope you enjoy the journey!

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    2. Thanks, Michele! I hope you love our ghosts!

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  4. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Thanks for asking, Deborah! The anthology was quite an involved process, lasting months, since the stories and setting are so closely intertwined. The FUN part was brainstorming with my wonderful co-author friends. The HARD part was making sure we stayed true to Fairwinds's history and it's ghostly inhabitants.

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    2. I think we started the process about a year ago. I was honored to be the author to "set the scene" and create our ghosts. It was so interesting working through each book, seeing each take on not only their unique time period but how they played with the setting and continuing characters. I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

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  5. Good morning all! Thanks so much for hosting this rabble crew! It's great to be here.

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  6. All of the stories sound really good, and I love the cover.

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    1. Thank you, Anita!!! All five covers - the main one along with the four individual book covers - were all designed by our very own Nancy Fraser!

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  7. This is quite the unique anthology and I am ready to dive in and enjoy the reads

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    1. Frankly, that was what drew me to this project, it's uniqueness! This is my first continuum, and my first dip into the paranormal pool. So much fun!

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  8. Ahoy, Mateys. The anthology Ghosts of New England: Skullery Bay by Lisa A. Olech, Kathryn Hills, and Nancy Frase sounds like a wonderful read that just might shiver me timbers!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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    1. These covers are truly some of my favorites! All done by our own Nancy Fraser. Enjoy, Thomas, and welcome to Fairwinds!

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  10. sounds like a great book, keep up the great work!

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  11. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway, Christina!

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    2. Woo hoo! Best of luck, Christina. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Neat book, looks like some interesting writing.

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    1. Thank you, Calvin! It's great fun to take the journey from historical to contemporary romance with this anthology. Our writing styles are different as well, but we've melded them together to tell the tales of this great house and epic love story.

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  13. Thanks, Calvin! Hope you like it.

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  14. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  15. Sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Appreciate you stopping by, Sherry! Thanks so much!

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  16. The book sounds very interesting.

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    1. It is...but then I'm prejudice! :) Have a great night!

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  17. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. So happy you stopped by! Hope you enjoy the book!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your stories! These books make me want to sing a sea shanty!

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    1. Me too. I can't tell you how many times I listened to the score from Titantic while I was writing.

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    2. Thanks, Elizabeth! Now I have a shanty stuck in my head! "I'll sing you a song, it a song of the sea. Row me bully boys, row!"

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  19. Thank you for sharing! I love the sound of this! & thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  20. Looks like interesting books.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  21. David HollingsworthAugust 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM

    Congratulations on the book! It sounds romantic.

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    1. Romance is what it's all about!

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    2. Yes, David, it is. And in some very unusual and entertainly comic ways!

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  22. Thanks to everyone for all the comments and all the cover love. This entire project was a wonderful experience for all three of us. I hope you'll all pick up a copy while it's on sale for 99 cents. That's a LOT of book for a small price.

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  23. They sound like interesting stories.

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  24. I like the cover genre and title for this great read!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  25. Looks like a great romance and a great read. Good work.

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  26. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. I can't speak for my other co-authors, but I don't. I call my writing office The Cave! Dark. Completely quiet, except for the occasional gurgle of the coffee maker! Seems I'm easily distracted, and when I'm in the "zone" I like to stay there!

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  27. I'm a romance reader at heart, but when I'm working on a new project I go completely off genre so I don't muddle my brain with another story. I just finished ready Billy Crystal's autobiography, Still Foolin' 'Em. I love a book that can make me laugh!

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  28. This sounds like a great book.

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  29. At what age did you start writing?

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  30. These books sound great-thanks for this great giveaway

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  31. What is the most impactful book you've ever read?

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  32. What book took you the longest to write up?

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  33. David HollingsworthAugust 23, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    If you weren't an author, what you be doing instead?

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  34. What author do you most like to read?

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  35. What inspires your main characters?

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  36. David HollingsworthAugust 25, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    What do you do when you're not writing?

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  37. Sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover.

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  38. How do you handle writer's block?

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  39. What is your favorite book you ever wrote?

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  40. When do you start your next book?

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  41. The book sounds like awesome read !

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  42. How many pages do you try to write each day?

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  43. What inspires your book titles?

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  44. Did you always want to be a writer?
    Or did you consider other occupations?

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