Sunday, 3 January 2010

Ambereye



Hope Glassy loves her job at Ambereye, Inc., despite having Jolie Garoul as her new boss.
Jolie is a moody workaholic. She is awkward, contrary, and on occasion just plain mean. Hope is hardworking, popular, and in recovery from a serious illness. She doesn’t need a bizarre boss. She doesn’t need office politics. And she doesn’t need to work over Thanksgiving either. Nevertheless, that’s what she and Jolie end up doing in Little Dip, home of the Garoul clan.

An important meeting brings them to the valley where it’s assumed Jolie has brought her chosen mate to meet her pack. Much to her consternation Jolie finds she likes this idea, but Hope has no time for romance. She is eager to get her life, health, and career back on track, nothing more. Jolie is determined to change her mind, but how does a lycanthrope woo a human? A small and super-efficient, bossy boots human at that?

My new book is out this month, http://www.boldstrokesbookshop.com/ It is the second in the paranormal Garoul series, but be warned, it is not a thriller, more of a romance this time. I wanted to use the second book to expand the family saga side of the series. Ambereye introduces new members of the Garoul family and catches up with those familiar from Goldenseal. Sort of like a hairy soap opera.

The third book, Indigo Moon, is underway. It will be a darker, spookier story and the opening chapter is available as a sampler in the last pages of Ambereye. I hope it whets your appetite.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Want also.

paris said...

Loved this book!! I thought it was about time we saw some lesbian werewolves!!

Anyway I really liked this book better than the first one, sadly Amy got me angry most of the time and I wanted to smack her silly most of the time.But I did thought Leone was adorable.

Hope is a very likable person so I liked her but I kinda wanted her flaws to come out a bit more.

Jolie is soooo cute! Every time I was reading about her awkwardness I said out loud "Soooo freaking cuute" and wanting to hug her.

So I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the Garouls series.!!

P.S can you send one my way?I reeeally need one. Just tell theme I'm a black southern bell who enjoys the geekier things in life and who promise to cook for them everyday! Most importantly I' single!!

Not much to say really... said...

Send what - a book or a werewolf? One costs more to post :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...my vote is for the werewolf since I already have the book. In fact I wouldn't mind having one also (wolf that is). I am hooked on the new book already. I can't wait to see if any familiar 'friends' are in this one. I re-read Ambereyes looking for unattached Garouls...

Anonymous said...

I recently got done reading both Goldenseal and Ambereye. I loved them both and can't wait for Indigo Moon. I was surprised though that by the end of either of them that Hope or Amy didn't turn. Especially Hope because of her cancer or reovering from cancer, Jolie could have given Hope the gift of perfect health.

Not much to say really... said...

It's useful having a human around. Amy and Hope were the vehicles for the reader. You travelled into the Garoul world through them, and I thought it better to keep them human. Hope especially, as she saw her disfigurement as monstrous, which of course it wasn't, but had to learn to accept it. While Jolie was afraid her monstrous side (werewolf) would scare Hope away. So there was a little bit in there about being different and acceptance. (Should have brought it out more, maybe.)
And also changing over is hard on humans, so Hope would have to be careful. Btw Hope and Jolie pop up in book 3 :)

Anonymous said...

I, too, am definitely hooked on the Garoul Series. The snippet of the third book "Indigo Mood" seems a little dark and edgy. Look forward to learning more about the packs and alpha female dominance!

Anonymous said...

I found the snippet of the third book interesting because the Garoul clan did NOT seem like they would be vicious to an innocent by-stander... all I could think of is the book would explain that they were trying to get her out of the car to save her, or perhaps this was a different clan?

Anonymous said...

Ditto, I'm hooked and can't wait for Indigo Moon. There were so many questions that poped up for me after reading the preview of Indigo Moon. The most important just because I can't wait is: when is Indigo Moon available for sale or presale?

Not much to say really... said...

tis true - never once in the 1 st chapter does it say these guys are Garouls...

Amy said...

Really enjoyed Ambereye and Goldenseal. Although, Jolie's awkwardness won me over hands down. I can't wait for the next book, the teaser at the end of Ambereye got my attention. Can you tell when it will be released?

Not much to say really... said...

BSB have come back with a release date of Feb 2011 for Indigo Moon. :)

Anonymous said...

Feb 2011 really? we have to wait a year for the next installment of this great one of a kind series. I can't wait, but will if I have to. Is there anyway to move up the release date? Please

Anonymous said...

BSB has just updated their forthcoming list for the entire 2010 and Jan. and Feb. 2011 including Indigo Moon. It includes a very nice plot outline. I can't wait. Any romance for Isabelle?

Not much to say really... said...

LOL - sorry. BSB has a tight schedule and it's pre-planned a year or more in advance. But on the bright side LL Raands 'Midnight Hunt' is out next month and Winter Pennington's 'Witch Wolf'is due in June, so you'll have lots of wolfies to choose from. See? Bet you feel better now.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed both books, but I felt like I didn't learn anything new about the Weres in the Ambereye, that we already knew from the first book. Overall, I love the series and can't wait for the next installment. Back to reading the second again to see if I missed anything!

Anonymous said...

Have you started on the fourth? How many novels do you envision for this series? When it ends, I'll be going thru some major withdrawal symptoms.

Not much to say really... said...

Valid point. I realised this recently, and only because I was adding more Garoul info into book 3. I promise to get the balance right from now on.
It's still a learning curve for me as I don't sit down and plan out a story. The Garoul lore sort of unfolds itself as I write. I even had to sit down the other day and make a family tree as I was getting confused as to who was who.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day. Love is in the air!

Not much to say really... said...

And I thought that was global warming.

Anonymous said...

The official plot synopsis of Indigo Moon was released on the newly updated forthcoming list on the BSB website. Would Isabelle really want to die rather than become a werewolf? Will she find romance in her attacker or in one Garouls?

Not much to say really... said...

In answer to you questions - "Would Isabelle really want to die rather than become a werewolf?" -
Isabelle could die because the initial Were transmutation is a dangerous process and her body might not handle it.

"Will she find romance in her attacker or in one Garouls?" - Oh, that's a hard one. :)

Mari said...

The only thing I can say is, "WOW"!!! I had bought Goldenseal a while ago but knew Ambereye would be out soon so I refrain from reading it until I got Ambereye and am I glad I waited. It would have been torture waiting for the second book...now to wait for #3. Werewolves are sexy...Leone's strength and Jolie's sweetness...wow, thank you for these characters...fast becoming my favorites!!!!

Anonymous said...

Im so crazy about your books!! Hope Indigo Moon is available already. *sigh* the waiting keeps me hot and bothered. *grins*

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be more in the Garoul series after Indigo Moon? Please say yes because I'm hooked and can't wait for Indigo Moon.

Not much to say really... said...

I don't see why not. :)
And thanks for letting me know you like the series - that's the best reason to write more.

Anonymous said...

Want more also.

MB said...

hey Gill, just finished reading Radclyffe's Midnight Hunt. And definitely prefer your Were story telling, so please keep it coming. Yeah, I just felt like Radclyffe's was too much animalistic behavior and lacking the human nature, that I find you seem to balance both with the Were's and I feel more connected to your characters, can't say the same about Radclyffe's Slyvan and her pack. The Garoul Clan remains at the top of my list for Werewolf reading!

Not much to say really... said...

Thank you very much. It's amazing how each writer approaches a subject, isn't it. I used to have nightmares about werewolves as a kid and they were never Discovery channel wolves, they were humongous, slavering, mean-eyed monsters, and I could sense their brutality and that they were coming after me long before they actually appeared.
I don't have those dreams any more, but I want to write about the monsters :) I must miss them.

Anonymous said...

Out of all of Bold Strokes Books paranormal series which include your Garoul series, the Everafter series, and the Midnight Hunters series I like yours the Garoul series the best. There's no horrible vampire politics. I hate vampire politics. In both Goldenseal and Ambereye, there was so much love, warmth, sweetness, and between each of the mated pairs a bond that can't be broken.

Not much to say really... said...

Politicians are vampires, they want your blood and your vote. :)
Thank you for letting me know you enjoy the series. I'm working on number three so it's a great boost to know the series is well received. I promise another satisfying love bond with a little angst along the way and some furry bits.