Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Like Sleeping Beauty!

 By Lucy Richardson from the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates

  

When I went to work this morning….

My colleagues burst through the library doors, weighted down by gravestones, skeleton parts, and a giant black spider.
I’ve never been a big lover of Halloween, mainly because, frankly, I don’t consider being scared at all fun.
Clearly, in that, I am in the minority.

I’m very confused. The time frame is seems right. It was the middle of October only the other day. 

But I feel like I’ve been asleep for a hundred years.
  
I glanced at the calendar behind the circulation desk and got the shock of my life. Good heavens, can that be right! 2017 all ready?

How did that happen?

Let me think.

The last thing I remember is when Eva Gates put the finishing touches on Reading up a Storm, the third book chronicling my adventures at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. All was resolved, including my love life (at least for now), and I went happily to bed.

And now two years have passed! Everyone is acting as though nothing has happened and all is back to normal.

Am I Sleeping Beauty, or just a revitalized cozy character?

News from Eva Gates:


SAVED! Yes, Lucy Richardson, Charles the Library Cat, Butch the handsome cop, Connor the equally handsome mayor, and the whole gang will be back, sipping coffee and munching pastries at Josie’s Cozy Bakery, and solving crimes in the lighthouse. Even the ever-scheming Louise Jane with more tricks up her sleeve.

The Lighthouse Library series fell victim to Penguin Random House’s decision to trim their mass market paperback line. Being a work-for-hire, that seemed to be the end of the series.  But the good people at Crooked Lane wanted to continue it, and the good people at Penguin kindly gave me the rights!  I have just signed a contract with CL for three more books in the series.

Look for book 4 (as yet unnamed) in spring 2018.



Let’s celebrate with a contest!


I have large print copies of each of the three Lighthouse Library Books, By Book or by Crook, Booked for Trouble, and Reading Up A Storm.  Winner’s choice. If you’ve already read the books, large print makes a nice donation to your library or senior’s residence or a gift to a hard-of-seeing friend.  Please leave a comment her to enter. Include your email address so I can contact the winner.  (or send me an email if you don't like to do that) Contest ends Friday evening.  US and Canada residents.

Want another chance to win? The celebration continues on Facebook.  Just like www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor and leave a comment to enter the contest




49 comments:

  1. Yahoo! So glad the series is continuing. cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  2. Oh my gosh I'm so excited! For you and for us!! I love this series and was so sad to see that it wasn't going to be continued.... but this is such fantastic news! Congratulations :D I'd love to win the contest! I've read all of the books but I would love to be able to donate these to our library :) I know they would be super excited to receive them! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize that we can 'pay it forward' I'm really looking forward to reading book 4, I know I'll be re-reading them all (yes again... 3rd time I think? lol) before the release to go right into book 4. Good luck everyone!! And congratulations again :) katieanneturner@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks so much for the chance. I work in a senior center and will donate if I win (after I read it)
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm so happy to hear the series will continue!!! My local library would be so happy if i win.
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Yes, I loved this series glad it's coming back sbrown at eodls dot org

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  6. So happy this series is returning. I really enjoy the books. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  7. Great. Happy to see the return of a good series

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  8. Love the characters in this series and looking forward to reading more about them.

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  9. Sounds like great reads. sclickner at juno dot com

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  10. I love this series and will be donating mine to a locally. Pam.guynn@gmail.com

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  11. This is a wonderful series and great news. The books would be greatly enjoyed and i would donate them to my local library. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thrilled to hear that this series will be continuing. I love it. Much to look forward to and the books are going to be appreciated at the library where I volunteer. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Glad to hear you are back. lhallson@shaw.ca

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  14. Congratulations on the continuing series and I would love to enter for a large print book.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  15. This is a new Author for me I have not read any of them, thanks
    Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net

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  16. Fabulous news! I am reading the second now and hated the thought that after the third it would be over. This made my Monday brighter. frugalmom79@gmail.com

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  17. Thanks everyone. I'm delighted at the outpouring of support I've gotten since I made the announcement about the series being saved. Cozy readers are the best.

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  18. Great news! Spring of 2018 is a long ways off for me but sure too soon for you.

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  19. Utterly fantastic that Crooked Lane is continuing and that Penguin Random House gave you the rights to continue with the series. Would love to read "By Book or By Crook" Do appreciate the chance to do so. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  20. Great news! And a very nice giveaway. Thanks.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  21. That's wonderful news! Congratulations!!! Thanks for the chance to win too!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  22. I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win a copy and congratulations on it being saved! cecilialyoung@gmail.com

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  23. I would like to win one of the large print copies, I have a friend that reads large print and she would love to be able to read this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  24. So glad the series can continue! turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Glad to hear the The Great series will be continuing.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  26. What marvelous news! The "evil" publisher has been worked around.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Not evil at all. They gave up the copyright which they were under no obligation to do. I'm grateful for that.

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  27. I love this series! I'm so glad it is continuing, looking forward to book #4. Congrats!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Yay!!!! Absolutely love this series and I am so glad you get to keep doing it!!!!
    tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.com

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  30. My old eyes really like large print. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  31. I'm so glad this series survived to see another day.

    pugpower63@gmail.com

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  32. I am VERY happy the series will continue. Thank you for the opportunity.....mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  33. I am so happy for you!!! I am looking foward to the return of the series!!! Please don't enter me in the contest.

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  34. This is a story I can get into. I love stumbling across authors that are new to me. mompoust@hotmail.com

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  35. Great giveaway! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  36. The covers of your books caught my eye right away. Congrats and I am looking forward to reading your books.

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  37. I love the covers...lighthouses are a big passion. This is a great opportunity!
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. I'm so glad the Lighthouse Library series was saved. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  39. I am very happy the Lighthouse Library series was saved! I am just one of the many people who emailed all my favorite publishers that were trying to take away our cozies. This is great news. I would LOVE to win a large print edition. That is so rare these days! Thanks for the good news, and thanks for the giveaway! -Heather
    TeacupsAndLipstick@gmail.com

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  40. So happy to know that we are going to see more of these wonderful friends & their fascinating adventures. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I love this series. Enjoyed the first 2 books very much. So happy your series was saved, so many of the ones I read were not. I love to read large print books, much easier on my eyes. I've had trouble seeing since I was 9 and I always get the large print if available. Congratulations of the release of Reading Up A Storm. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!!

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  42. I'm so glad the Lighthouse Mysteries are coming back! I would love to win a large print edition of one of the books to give to my 86 year old mother, who loves to read, but is finding the small print harder and harder to see. I would also like broaden her book choices from purely romances to cozies, which I know she would love. Thank you so much, Vicki, for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  43. Ooh pick me please! I LOVE large print and I would love to read your books. I also leave reviews on all venues. Hint hint, pic me! Lol email is jlabat@mail.com. I know it's a strange email. My hubby chose it. Everyone thinks it's gmail but it's not. Thank you for the chance. This is such a nice giveaway.

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  44. Good news keeps coming...first I learned that Krista Davis's Diva series has a new home at Kensington Publishing and then I learned that the Lighthouse Library series will live on at Crooked Lane. Looking forward to 2018 ��

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  45. Hi! Oh your books sound like a lot of fun to read! I love the cozy mysteries, and I usually take a book to my Oncologist's office to read and if I have treatment, then I keep right on reading and when I finish a book I leave it for other ladies to pick up and read. I would LOVE the large print and since I haven't read any of this series, I would love to receive the first in the series. Thanks for the contest! Patty pc1977@zoomemail.com

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    2. Congratulations, Patty! You win. Keep an eye out for my email.

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    3. Patty, I wrote to the email address you gave above and it bounced back. Can you send me an email please. vicki at vickidelany dot com.

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