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Monday, August 1, 2016

THE GREAT UNVEILING, Question of the Month, Being Thankful

Here it is folks! The cover for my newest book.
The Bowl and the Stone: 
A Haunting Tale from the Virgin Islands.

Pirates. Explorers. And spooky ghost hunters.

It’s 1962. Sam and her best friend, Nick, have the whole island of St. John, in the U. S. Virgin Islands, as their playground. They’ve got 240 year-old sugar plantation ruins to explore, beaches to swim, and trails to hike.

But when a man disappears like a vapor right in front of them, they must confront a scary new reality. They’re being haunted. By whom? And why? He’s even creeping into Nick’s dreams.

They need help, but the one who might be able to give it is Trumps, a reclusive hunchback who doesn’t like people, especially kids. Are Sam and Nick brave enough to face him? And if they do, will he listen to them? 

As carefree summer games turn into eerie hauntings, Sam and Nick learn more about themselves and life than they could ever have imagined.

Pre-order HERE today and enter the ghostly tale as soon as it releases.

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This monthly bloghop, hosted by Michael D'Agostino at A Life Examined ,
asks a question. Sometimes it's one to ponder, others times entertaining.

This month's question is:
What's your favorite beach?

Having grown up in the Virgin Islands, a more applicable question might be, "What beach is your least favorite?" But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to show you some pictures of some of my favorite beaches. There are too many to list/show them all. 

Hawksnest, St. John, which plays a part in my book, The Bowl and the Stone.

Lameshure, St. John (pronounce lam-a-sure) with approaching storm.

Lilli Maho, St. John, where we once had a guest house. A beach I often walked at night.

Trunk Bay, St. John is also featured in my newest book. My grandmother owned and operated a guesthouse here. It was the first place I lived when my family moved to the islands in 1955, and where I learned to swim. It is considered one of the most beautiful and most photographed beaches in the world.

Brewers Bay, St. Thomas. A large, wide beach where they hold the annual sanctioned Texas Chili Cook-off. The winner goes to Terlingua, TX.

 Magens Bay, St. Thomas, a near mile long beach
where locals go in the early morning to walk, jog, and swim.

Linsqvist Beach, St. Thomas, a sweet peace (err piece) of paradise.
Being Thankful
Today I am thankful for those who are helping out with my cover reveal.
I'm also thankful for beaches.

What are you thankful for? Got a favorite beach? Does The Bowl and the Stone pique your interest? I'm in need of reviewers. If you'd like to read The Bowl and the Stone, let me know!

30 comments:

  1. Great cover, Bish!
    I would hang at those beaches.

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    1. They're a lovely place to hang, Alex.

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  2. Hello Bish, your photographs are gorgeous, what a beautiful part of the world and how lucky you were to grow up there. My favourite beaches are in Cornwall because that was where I spent holidays when I was a child. Places like Portmeor Cove, Sennen Cove and Kenidjack Beach (St Just) come high on my list. I used to love St. Ives, but it is just too busy now.
    Congratulations on your new book, it certainly looks interesting. I don’t review new books as you know, but I’m always happy to include something from you on my blog if it would help. You did a really nice guest post about a year ago which has been read one thousand six hundred and sixty six times – I don’t know if that is good or bad or somewhere in between, but you might. Obviously, it is entirely up to you, and if you would rather not that is fine. I do prefer posts to be about an author’s childhood or the influences behind their stories but other than that there are no ‘rules’. I’m also happy to include a link back to your blog or web page. Barbara
    http://marchhousebookscom.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! I'll be in touch.

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  3. Love your cover.

    Growing up in the Virgin Islands sure gave you an advantage when it came to beaches.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I definitely spoiled when it comes to beaches.

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  4. What a beautiful setting for a story! Love seeing where you had the privilege of living as a young girl.

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    1. Yup, it was idyllic back in the day. Still is, but not quite like it was when I was a kid.

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  5. Love the cover and congrats on the book. The photographs are breathtaking. I like the one of Brewers Bay.

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    1. Thanks, Lidy. Brewers Bay is quite lovely, very wide and a place where turtles come to lay eggs.

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  6. Those photos are breath-taking. What a beautiful place to live.

    Sure, I'd be happy to read and review your book. Only one caveat. I know you reviewed Parallels on Amazon and supposedly exchanging reviews there is frowned upon. If this is a concern, I could find other places to post the review.

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    1. That's wonderful, Tamara! I'll be in touch.

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  7. Way too many beaches I love to pick a favorite. Each has its own personality. Love your book cover ♥

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    1. It's true, every beach does have it's own personality.

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  8. Congrats on a great cover and using lovely places that you know in your book.

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  9. Oh my goodness! Look at how beautiful and clear that water is in Hawksnest! It was so neat to see the beaches for the places in your story, Bish! Congratulations on the cover reveal! The artist did a fabulous job and really captured the feel of your story, especially Trumps. Love it!

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    1. I thought you'd appreciate the pictures of the beaches! I've SO happy with the cover.

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  10. I love the cover of your new book. Congratulations.

    What lovely beach pictures. If I'd been to more beaches that looked like that, maybe I'd like them more.

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    1. :) It's hard not to like a beach with soft sand and clear water.

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  11. Love the cover! The beach pictures left me yearning to travel.

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    1. Thank, Liza. Hope you get to travel.

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  12. Your book sounds great and I like the cover! What an amazing life to live on or near some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth.
    Mary at Play off the Page

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    1. It was indeed amazing growing up there. I will forever be grateful.

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  13. I've never been to the Virgin Islands. I can't imagine leaving such beaches.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. When you live and work there, you don't go to the beach nearly as much as you should...

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  14. That's a beautiful and inviting beach. Love your cover.

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  15. Of all your photos, Trunk Bay is my favourite.

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  16. Hi Bish - congratulations on your cover - that's great and certainly draws you in to the story line. Love your beaches - I'd grab them all! One day I might get out .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Fantastic beach photos! And what a charming cover for your new book.
    My post on my favorite beach is finally live too, if a week late: https://olgagodim.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/question-of-the-month-august-2016/

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