Friday, October 4, 2013

Fireworks for The Ghosts of Aquinnah

Dragon can't best the geniality of Michael DiGesu for introductions so I'll just put the lights on the sky for the cover reveal of Julie Flander's second book. No one can best me with fireworks, right? Congratulations, Julie!


A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.

She shakes her head.

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.

Why? ...

Who is she? ...

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?

Hannah finds out.

But, it’s not at all what she expects ...

Hannah unravels a century old murder.

Author Bio:

Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.

Find Julie at:

The Ghosts of Aquinnah will be released by Ink Smith Publishing on December 5, 2013

Blogger is acting up on me. I'm wondering if it's personal against the dragon or someone else is experiencing problems as well. Comments get eaten, the G+ sharing is not sharing and it is giving me hell sometimes in trying to upload images or videos. Maybe it took offense from the time I said I was quitting blogging, or it just can't stand my overgrown iguana scent. What do you think? Am I alone in this? Should I be worried about the virtual dragon cave crashing on me? Should the dwarves seek for emergency exits? Dragons, parrot and Chihuahua dog first!


  1. Congratulations Julie. More temptation cast in my weak-willed way.
    And no, blogger seems to be having a world-wide hissy fit. It is swallowing comments, refusing to upload photos and telling me that my work will not save. I don't think (hope) that it is a quality issue, so I am putting it down to blogger having a tantrum.

  2. Congratulations, Julie! Looking very much forward to reading your book. :)

  3. Wonderful stuff... thank you for the cover and great post!
    Jeremy H.

    New Look, New Name and Same Stuff...

    Also, thought I would share this with you... this is the label I work for and we want to get a good turn out this year.. Maybe you like and then share?

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    Brought to you by "Howlin' Wolf Records", go ahead you should check it out! Remember this runs all month long and it's all about the score music from some of your favorite films and the mention of prizes doesn't hurt either.

  4. Congratulations, Julie!
    Blogger is just having issues I guess. Don't panic. Just tell the dwarves to be on standby.

  5. Hi Al-- love seeing Julie's wonderful book all around-- yay!

    I think every social media I use acts up one time or another. Hurrah, I say-- an excuse to take a break from whichever one is having a tantrum. ;)


  6. Best thing I did was move my blogs from Blogger to Wordpress. :) I love to see how immense the support for Julie is. The writing online community is superb.

    Shah X

  7. Looks like a wonderful book. Been having probs with Blogger for a while. I have to go in and ad my headings and such. So I think your virtual cave should be OK but as Alex says, keep the dwarves on alert.

  8. Thank you, Al! I always love your fireworks. And thanks all for your comments, I so appreciate your kind words!

    And I've been having some problems with Blogger too Al, I don't think it's just you. Kind of frustrating.

    Thank you again and have a great weekend, Dragon. :)

  9. I'm steamed over Blogger. Am definitely going to investigate migrating to Wordpress. Hi Father Dragon. Hi Julie.

  10. Lots of people are complaining about blogger at the moment, so it isn't just you. I do hope it stops acting up soon.

    Congratulations to Julie. Love the firework :D

  11. I'm excited for Julie. Your dwarves really know how to throw a party.

  12. Awesome fireworks for Julie! Great cover and exciting blurb - Michael is a genius! I keep finding via my security software that things malware etc. is trying to invade my computer. Happening way too often, but I'm keeping up on my Security and so far it's working, but yeah the glitches are happening more often. Think it sun spots? Have you seen the northern lights? They are really showing up further and further south!

  13. Congrats to Julie! Her cover's awesome! I'm sorry blogger's being a pain, but the "overgrown iguana" made me laugh. Have a great weekend! :-)

  14. Thanks for the amazing tribute, FD... I am honored and flattered that you feel that way. I LOVED working on Julie's cover and blurb... I can't wait to hold this book in my hot, little hands...

    I hope your blogger issues get resolved soon! Big hugs to the Dragon... stay calm... and enjoy your weekend!!!

  15. LOVE the blurb! Michael is amazing. So great for Julie! And HUGE dragon hugs... blast technical troubles!!!! :/

  16. Hi Al - Chrome messes me up - seemingly dropping me off the net - cannot understand it .. but there we go ... hope you can get things sorted your end ...

    I love Michael's cover art and his blurb - but what a brilliant way to promote Julie's book - such a great duo .. cheers to all and you - Hilary

  17. Yay for Julie! I can't wait until I get my hands on her new book.

    Blogger can be so finicky. Some blogs give me more trouble than others, but I don't seem to be having any problems on yours. I clicked on the G+ button and it worked. Hope there aren't any gremlins in your cave!

  18. Beautiful cover, Julie, and very intriguing blurb. Don't worry, Father Dragon - Blogger just gets like that sometimes. I think it feels taken for granted and wants to be noticed.

  19. Al, I tagged you in the Thursday post. I figured I'd better tell you before the next one rolls around. Hope you like it:)

  20. Congrats, Julie!

    It takes me 15 to 20 clicks to upload images to Blogger, too, Al. Whatever they changed, they messed it up. : \

  21. hurray for Julie! Congrats! And the fireworks are well deserved. :)

  22. Congrats, Julie!
    I'm really intrigued to give this one a read and have added it to my to read list on goodreads ;0

  23. Love Julie's cover, and after reading Polar Night, I can't wait to read Ghosts!

  24. How did I miss this? Congrats to Julie! :D
    Blogger has regular tantrums. I've learned to take a deep breath. I was on blogger a few years ago, then switched to WP. Now I'm back on blogger and I have to say I'm happier with it. It's easier for me to work on than WP was. The whole internet has fits. Just keep your evacuation plan handy. ;)

  25. Congrats to Julie!
    Polar Night was a great story. I'm looking forward to this one as well...
    And yes Michael DiGesu is the amazing Blurb King and you are the Pyrotechnical Maestro!
    Take care Al.

  26. Yay for Julie! Can't wait to read it 'cause you know how much I love ghost stories!

  27. Congratulations Julie and Michael. Two great talents!