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Today is release day for my second book for adult readers, Skin Deep! :running :stars3 :yippee :excited
It's already received 4 1/2 stars and Reviewer's Top Pick designation from Night Owl Reviews, one of the big romance review sites, and I'm :running over that too. Heck, I'm just :running in general.

Blurb (which the other Moderators and Admins helped me shape-- :kiss): After a painful divorce, Garland Durrell looks forward to settling into her home on Cape Cod to make the quilts that are her passion. On the first morning of her new life she finds a man and a small boy washed up on the beach, both badly wounded. Since the town chief of police is strangely reluctant to help, Garland takes on the care of the mysterious pair who don't seem to remember what happened to them--and feels her own heart begin to heal.

Alasdair does remember. He and his son Conn are the last of the ruling family of selkies from the waters around the Cape, locked in a decades-long struggle with an evil that threatens all, selkie and human. He’s not sure if he can trust the lovely, blue-eyed woman who takes them in until he touches one of her quilts and feels the magic she’s sewn into it...and the emotions that he never thought he’d feel again.

But the evil entity that stole Alasdair’s sealskin and left him for dead quickly senses both his presence and Garland’s magic, and is determined to destroy one and possess the other. Only Garland and her quilts, made with a power she barely believes she has, can save them all from destruction—if she can avoid being destroyed first.


It's available in both paperback and ebook from all the usual suspects. If you're curious, there's lots more info on my website, including a sample and quilt patterns to download. http://bit.ly/1QT8X8j

Now please excuse me while I get back to my  :running   ;D
#1 - April 12, 2016, 07:41 AM
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Congratulations, Marissa! Sounds like a great read!
#2 - April 12, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Congratulations Marissa!!! You are a wonderful writer!!!
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#4 - April 12, 2016, 08:30 AM
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 :yay :yay :flowers2 Congratulations! This is awesome and inspiring!
#5 - April 12, 2016, 08:37 AM

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Me too!  :running Me too!  :running Me too! GO, MARISSA!!! You are my hero. :bow :congratulations Here's to a #1 bestseller! :drinking
#6 - April 12, 2016, 08:41 AM
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Congratulations, Marissa! Sounds awesome!  :yourock
#7 - April 12, 2016, 08:42 AM
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It's such a wonderful book -- Marissa, you're making so many readers happy! :flowers2
#8 - April 12, 2016, 09:22 AM
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My pre-order arrived this morning!  :yeah
#9 - April 12, 2016, 09:26 AM
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Congratulations, Marissa!  :running <--He should really be swimming, but yanno...
#10 - April 12, 2016, 09:42 AM

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I'm SO excited about your launch, Marissa!!  :star2 :stars3 :star2  YAY for great reviews! Can't wait to read it!
#11 - April 12, 2016, 12:07 PM

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I just got mine!  :running :yeah
#12 - April 12, 2016, 12:42 PM
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I just ordered my very own copy and should have it by Friday!

 :truck2  :running
#13 - April 12, 2016, 01:15 PM
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Wow, you are a writing machine, Marissa. Congratulations!
#14 - April 12, 2016, 01:30 PM
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Wow, you are a writing machine, Marissa. Congratulations!

Isn't she? I think she may be a robot.  :kiss  :r2d2

Congratulations, Marissa! :partytime :partytime
#15 - April 12, 2016, 01:48 PM
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As someone who was lucky enough to see an early reader edition, I can only say: read it! Marissa does such a fantastic job with her characters' friendships, emotional lives, and sense of place. She made me want to move to the Cape. ::-)
#16 - April 12, 2016, 01:55 PM
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 :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay

Congratulations, Marissa!!!!!!  :love5 :love5 :love5 :love5
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Many congrats, Marissa! It sounds great!! :congratulations
#18 - April 12, 2016, 03:19 PM

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Congrats, Marissa super psyched for you!!!!

No selkies here, so how about :mermaid?
#19 - April 12, 2016, 05:13 PM
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Warm congratulations, Marissa! *high-fives another adult romance BB author*  :love5 :love5 It sounds super! I will be ordering post-haste!
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#20 - April 12, 2016, 08:48 PM
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Sounds like an incredible story!

 :thewave :congratulations :thewave on its release and reviews. I'm sure it will be a tremendous success.  :star2

#21 - April 13, 2016, 08:28 AM
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Thank you so much for your good wishes! I love the Blueboards. :grouphug2

Just for fun, I decided to do a Goodreads giveaway--here's a link if you'd like to enter to win one of ten print copies: http://bit.ly/1Sf2DZG
#22 - April 15, 2016, 07:47 AM
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I just received my copy in the mail. It looks AWESOME, Marissa! I'm so impressed with the quality!
#23 - April 15, 2016, 08:27 AM
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 :stars3 YAY! Huge congrats, Marissa! You already know I'm a big fan--and this new book looks fantastic! I can hardly wait to read it!
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 :hurrah  Big congrats, Marissa! It looks fantastic and sounds like a fun read!
#25 - April 15, 2016, 10:02 AM
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Ooh, selkies! This sounds like a wonderful story, and the cover is just gorgeous. Congratulations on a new book, Marissa! May it find many readers!
#26 - April 15, 2016, 06:49 PM

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