**Online Book Club Event**
This is an open invitation for anyone who'd like to read/discuss on Goodreads during March as part of the Women's Fiction Book Club!
It's online HERE - and there is also a Video Introduction and an Opening Q&A for anyone who may be interested. Hope you'll consider joining us!
And if you missed book club from last month at The Reading Frenzy, the discussion links are below:
Week One Feb. 3rd - 9th
Read Chapters 1 - 6
Week Two Feb. 10th - 16th
Read Chapters 7 - 12
Week Three Feb. 17th - 23rd
Read Chapters 13 - End
Plus, here are two extra interviews I did that involve this story: interview#1 & interview#2.
Released in January!
(which includes my romantic novella "All About Us"!!)
Check out the front cover:
...and the back:
The Goodreads page for the book is HERE! And the novel is available in paperback, as well as in ebook format on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iTunes.
Many thanks to B&N General Fiction Book Club Moderator Deb Haupt for selecting THE ROAD TO YOU as one of her Top 20 Novels of 2013! What a wonderful way to end the year!!
Deb wrote: "I’ve been in awe of Marilyn’s novels before but she out does herself in this one. It’s darker, it’s a dangerous mystery, it’s set in the 1970s, it’s fabulous and it’s YA. When a mysterious clue shows up two years after Aurora Gray’s brother and his best friend disappear she knows she must follow it and she knows the only person to help her is the brother of the other boy who vanished."
**The paperback is available on Amazon, B&N and at many other retailers, and the digital editions are up on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, Smashwords & iTunes/Apple!**
For more details about the novel, please visit my Books page (here's an Excerpt from the story and some Reviews, too) and, if you're on Goodreads, I hope you'll stop by The Road to You page & add the novel to your to-read shelf!
In Other Exciting News:
**I truly enjoyed attending the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English
(IATE) this past October and getting to be their 2013 Illinois Author of the Year!! Thank you all so much for this honor!**
And a HUGE thanks to everyone at Austenprose for choosing PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH as the #1 Austenesque Contemporary Novel in their Top Austen-Inspired Books of 2013 List!! I'm thrilled! (Kim's original review of the story is here.)
The Polish Edition of
A Summer in Europe!
Translated as "Holidays in Europe," it was released from Prószyński i S-ka on June 18th. Check out the website listing here. I'm thrilled and can only say "Dziękuję" (thank you) to my Polish publisher, the talented cover designer and everyone who worked on translating & copyediting this new version of the novel!
**If you have an ebook copy of any of my novels and would like an "Authorgraph" (electronic autograph), just click on the link in the left sidebar.**
If you're a fan of videos, take a look at this lovely short book trailer for HERE, made by Heather, one of my very talented readers!! I love it!
I have blog highlights and more real trip photos from my "Grand European Book/Travel Tour"... If you didn't happen to catch the whirlwind travel adventure when I was on my virtual tour of Europe, you can visit all of those wonderful sites with me now. Bon Voyage!
Publishers Weekly wrote: "Brant’s newest...distinguishes itself with a charismatic leading man and very funny supporting cast, especially the wonderful elderly characters with their resonant message about living life to the fullest."
And Romantic Times wrote: "Brant’s charming and engaging tale will allow readers to immerse themselves in the magic and beauty of Europe along with the characters. Although the descriptions of the scenery are amazing, the development of the characters and their unique personalities are what really make this novel shine. What an enjoyable escape!"
And just a reminder for those aspiring novelists out there -- at the very bottom of my FAQ page is a link to some of my articles on writing, including my Girlfriends Book Club letter to aspiring writers on five gifts I'd like to give them, a Writer Unboxed post about writing passions and fears, and a Word Café blog about traditional vs. indie publishing, critique groups and the eternal allure of Jane Austen. I hope a few of you will find these pieces helpful.
With many thanks and best wishes to you all!!