Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Amazing Trifecta

I'm blown away, and I hardly know which event to report first. On any given day, I would have been thrilled with any one of these occurrences, but the tide surged and I got three goodies at once!

There is no equitable way to showcase my news, so I'm going in chronological order of my awareness of them. This in no way detracts from the importance of anything. As I say, I'm OVER THE MOON about all three of these things.

AMAZING EVENT #1

My romantic suspense, HOT WATER, won the EPIC eBoook Award for Romantic Suspense. I was up against stiff competition, and I'm honored that this book got the nod. Thanks to Sharon Buchbinder who graciously accepted the win for me in San Antonio. Her book OBSESSION was also a finalist in the same category and a darn good book. The Wild Rose Press rocks! Thanks also to my editor Laura Kelly for all her encouragement and nudging.

(It was very difficult to photograph this clear, reflective award. The best spot turned out to be on top of the hot water heater, so there's the pipe in the background...)

If you haven't picked up your copy of HOT WATER yet, its in ebook and print at most online book places. A cop and an arson investigator are hot on the trail of a serial arsonist!  Hot Water on Kindle  Hot Water on Nook


AMAZING EVENT #2

I have a cover reveal for my next romantic suspense, ROUGH WATERS. Cover artist Kim Mendoza did a great job of capturing the essence of the story with her artistic treatment.

ROUGH WATERS will release in the not too distant future through The Wild Rose Press. It's about a florist and an ex-SEAL searching for stolen treasure. This story is set in my fiction town of Mossy Bog, conveniently located on the Georgia coast. There's action. There's adventure. And the clock is running out...

AMAZING EVENT #3

Kirkus reviewed my upcoming paranormal mystery release, GONE AND DONE IT. Here's a snip of the review:

“A landscaper uses her psychic powers to solve murders old and new . . . the last thing she wants is to unearth an ancient skeleton right where she’s supposed to plant a weeping cherry tree. The unfortunate discovery brings her job to a grinding halt . . . as Baxley moves closer to taking over her father’s role as county dreamwalker, her waking life is threatened by a murderer who’d prefer not to be caught. Toussaint takes a break from her Cleopatra Jones series for a brisk plunge into the paranormal.”

GONE AND DONE IT will release on April 18 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and B&N. The price is right!
 

GONE AND DONE IT (Dreamwalker Series #1)
Baxley speaks to the dead in her dreams.
BUY NOW at Amazon or  B&N

And, as luck would have it, of the 42 authors vying for 23 spots at Malice-Go_Round, not only was I lucky enough to land a spot, my name was picked first. I should've bought a lottery ticket this weekend!

Thanks for sharing in my good fortune. Having family, friends, and fans like you make it all worthwhile!

Maggie Toussaint
who is quite literally walking on air

19 comments:

  1. Other authors, with much bigger egos, would have photographed her see-through award artistically framed on a swatch of purple velvet, sprinkled with glitter...but no, Pure Maggie props hers against the hot water pipes atop her hot water heater. Well, how appropriate.
    And very cool.
    I am thrilled for you, and while a little stunned, I'm really not shocked. You have a magic touch with the kind of mysteries you write. And they are perfect for you. Congratulations, from one of your biggest supporters. You go, girl.

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    1. Thank you, Celia! I appreciate your kind words more than you'll ever know. And it never occurred to me to try velvet with glitter. I don't think I have anything that's velvet... I've got lots of fleece. Does that count?

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    1. Thank you, Mary Anne. So nice to have you visit at Mudpies. I hope you look around a bit and make yourself at home!

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  3. Yay! I'm so excited for you. And the hot water pipes are appropriate in a literary sense as well ... if it rains it pours!

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    1. Thank you, my friend Jester Queen! I'm definitely feeling the love from my writer friends. As we all know, this is a journey, and you can't get in a hurry about anything. All you can do each day is do your best. That's my philosophy at least.

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  4. Good things come in threes! Congrats on all three things. That's awesome news. You should have bought a lottery ticket!!

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    1. Thank you, JC! I'm basking in the limelight today because we all know tomorrow will come soon enough!

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  5. Maggie, congratulations on everything! You are on a roll, girl. I'm so happy for you. Love your cover for Rough Waters. Sounds like another winner to me! You must be so thrilled what with all this going on as well as getting to move in a few weeks. AWESOME! Another congratulations for everything that's going on with you.
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Hey Cheryl,
      Thanks for stopping by. I'm glowing this week. Next week will be reality again and lots of elbow grease to get back into a routine. But this week is turning out to be... FUN!

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  6. Well, just look at you Maggie-girl! Good news and hot covers bursting out all over the place. Congrats my friend! I can't wait to get a copy of Rough Waters and the Dreamwalker series sounds interesting too. :)

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  7. Congrats on all of your accomplishments! Well deserved!

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  8. So happy for you Maggie! Such wonderful double news :) Great on the award!! AND Love the new cover! Way to go ;) Barb Bettis

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  9. Brilliant news, Maggie! Congratulations for all these wonders!

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  10. Congrats on all your wonderful news! Hope you're still celebrating in a big way!

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  11. So much awesome news, Maggie! I love your new cover! Congrats!

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  12. Great news. Well done you. [just so you know, if you click on the 'in for a penny' cover, the message says - page not found.

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  13. A lovely collection of good news. Congratulations all the way around.

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  14. Congrats, Maggie. You know I'm a big fan of your novels!

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