Cover Reveal for THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 and a Giveaway!

Big news to share! I’m revealing the cover today for THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2

at the RT Convention in Atlanta!

First, here’s the back cover blurb about the book:

What’s there to fear if you’re already dead?
Plenty.
Michael and Sarah now know for certain,
there is a destination after death.
They also know they better find their way out of the afterlife fast,
before the devil claims Michael’s soul.
What they don’t know?
Before they can get to heaven…they may just have to go through hell.

Behold the cover of THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2!

It was designed by the fabulous S.P. McConnell!

THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 FRONT COVER (Final)

And the pre-order for the ebook is up on Amazon!

THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 ON KINDLE

To celebrate I’m also doing a giveaway for the first book in the series:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner

The Ghost Chronicles

by Marlo Berliner

Giveaway ends May 09, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

The RT Convention is Almost Here!

I’m super excited to be attending the Romantic Times Convention 2017 in Atlanta! The RT Convention is the book industry event of the year and if you want to learn more you can check out their website here. It’s my first time attending as a published author and I’ll be there from May 1st through May 7th. Can’t wait to meet author friends both old and new! I’m also especially looking forward to meeting new reader fans! I’m going to be giving out tons of free swag, goodies, and books! I’ve even promised author friend C.M. McCoy that I’ll be joining her for some spontaneous Irish Dancing! Lord only knows what else I may be caught doing!

Here are just a few of the events I’ll be attending and/or participating in:

Tuesday May 2nd 9:30 – 11:00 PM YA Spooky Slumber Party!

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Wednesday, May 3rd 1:30 – 2:30 pm YA Book-tionary!

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Also on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 PM I’ll be attending Pistols & Petticoats.

On Thursday evening from 5:15 – 6:15 PM I’m planning on going to the Peaches & Cream Party thrown by Kensington. And then from 8:45 – 11:45 PM I’ll be at the Spec Ops, Spies & Speakeasy: Roaring 20’s Costume Party.

On Friday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM I’ll be at the RT Awards Ceremony followed by the RT Awards Reception. After that, I’m planning on going to Magnolias & Moonshine.

I’m especially looking forward to Saturday, because from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM I’ll be meeting readers and signing THE GHOST CHRONICLES at the Giant Book Fair! You can buy your copy ahead of time and I’ll be happy to sign it at the Book Fair. Or you can purchase a copy at the Fair that day. I’ll be seated near the end of Row 18 in YA Alley. To find me, just look for this awesome banner designed by my son, Michael:

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Also on Saturday, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM I’ll be participating in the Teen Day Party! Be one of the first 500 to register and receive one of these bags + swag! RT Teen Day 

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After that I’ll be kicking up my heels at Heather Graham’s Dancing Dead Southern-Style Dinner Theater! I’m coming in costume as a ghost, but that’s all I’ll tell you for now!

And last, but not least, on Sunday I’ll be meeting readers and signing at the RT Roundup Meet & Greet from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

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Hope to see you there!

All my best,

~Marlo

 

Giving away my book, signed by Stephen Amell!

20161114_233258So a funny thing happened on the way to Heroes and Villains Fanfest (#HVFF) back in January…a blizzard. And not just any blizzard. An epic, once-every-hundred-years kind of blizzard. Four feet of snow, blinding white-out conditions, man-eating wolves, etc, etc. So there we were, snowed in at the hotels surrounding the Meadowlands Exposition Center, tired and starving. Hey, it’s a lot of work playing in the snow and the hotel hadn’t planned on having to feed all of us.

So we went on foot in search of an open restaurant. (Yes, we ventured out despite the wolves.) We happened upon a Carrabba’s and lo and behold, who should be inside but Stephen Amell of Arrow. Apparently, he and his cast and friends had gotten hungry too. Serendipity. Just my luck I had a signed copy of my debut book, THE GHOST CHRONICLES, with me and I wanted to gift it to Stephen. Now, if you’ve never met him or watched Arrow on CW, put both on your bucket list this minute. I’ll wait.

Done?

Good. So I went up to Stephen to chat (yes, he’s that nice and approachable) and give him my book. But he decided to do one better. He said let me sign it and you can keep it. 20160123_142459Now, truth be told, I’ve met him before. And I have an item or two signed by Stephen and others from his Arrow cast. So, I decided right then and there to ask him if I could raffle it off for charity. Of course, it was a bit hectic in the restaurant and I probably babbled it, so I don’t remember if he gave me a straight answer or not, or if my question even came off the right way. So when I saw him again at HVFF in July, I asked him again to be sure I had his blessing. And being the gracious soul that he is, he agreed to let me raffle off the book to help benefit a charity, and I’ve picked his FCancer Campaign. Having had friends and family battle cancer, (and having had a few lose that battle) I think it’s a very worthy cause. So as much as I hate to part with the book (and I do hate to part with it, believe me) I figure giving the book away is a win-win for all.

So, please enter the raffle. It’s pretty simple and straight forward. There are many ways to get entries – give to Stephens FCancer campaign and enter your order ID#, follow letsfcancer’s Facebook page, follow @fcancernow on twitter and instagram, etc.The more things you do, the more entries you get and the better your chances of winning. I only ask that you try to do the first one on the list, since that’s the most important. (And the best part…if you’ve already donated to Stephen’s FCancer campaign, you can get five entries in this giveaway just by putting in your order ID#!) Here’s the direct link to the campaign and a few videos from Stephen (scroll down the page) if you want to hear what it’s all about: Stephen Amell’s Represent Page

I will send the book to whoever wins, anywhere in the world. Yeah, I’m kinda nuts like that.

Remember, there can be only one! May the odds be ever in your favor…(And in case you were wondering, I don’t capture any of your emails or Facebook info. All Rafflecopter will give me at the end is the email of the winner so that I can coordinate shipping their prize. I get nothing out of this, except for maybe a few follows here and there. That’s it.)
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The giveaway will run a little longer than Stephen’s campaign because I want to give people who ordered t-shirts and things earlier to find the giveaway and get their chance to win the signed book. All anyone needs to enter is their order ID# once they’ve ordered from the FCancer Campaign.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t be a stranger.

~Marlo

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Amazon Prime Members Can Read THE GHOST CHRONICLES for Free!

You heard that right! Amazon is concentrating on being a bookseller again with its latest Prime perk. If you subscribe to the company’s $99-a-year Prime membership, which provides free two-day shipping on many products (among other things), your newest benefit is called Prime Reading. Just announced in October, Prime Reading gives US Prime members unlimited access to a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics, and shorter reading materials.

And guess what? THE GHOST CHRONICLES is one of those books! I’m not sure how long this offer will last, but take advantage while you can. Not all books are included in Amazon’s new program, so I’m honored that my book was chosen.

You can read all about Amazon’s new program here:

Amazon Adds Free Books to the Ever-Growing List of Prime Benefits

And you can grab THE GHOST CHRONICLES by clicking on this link:

THE GHOST CHRONICLES on Kindle

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This is a limited time offer, so hurry!

All best,

~Marlo

Winner of the 2016 Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book!

glbadgewinner_2016smallI am beyond thrilled to announce that THE GHOST CHRONICLES won the 2016 Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book this past Friday night! This was a dream come true for me. When I attended my first New Jersey Romance Writers Conference back in 2008, I remember being at the award ceremony and thinking, someday I want to be up there. And now it’s happened. I am officially an award-winning author. With my very first book too. I am one happy writer right now. Congratulations to all my fellow Golden Leaf Winners!

img_3648And I am so grateful to everyone who helped me achieve this wonderful goal. First, much love and thanks go to my family: my husband, Chris, my sons, Michael and Andrew, and to my Mom, Dad, sister and brother for their unwavering support and faith in me. To my dear friend Beth-Ann Kerber, who first heard my crazy idea to write a book and didn’t tell me I was crazy. To all my writing friends, but especially to Brynn Chapman, Dan Krippene, Natalie Zaman, Charlotte Bennardo, KT Hanna, Jami Nord, Veronica Blade, Katia Raina, and Robin Haseltine for reading, critiquing and generally sharing your knowledge. To Amy Deluca, who sent me the most encouraging email about this manuscript at the exact moment I needed it most.

To all of my early beta-readers, but especially to my friends, Andy Morris, Laura Lee Morris, and Ellen Armstrong for their keen insights and fierce loyalty. To my fabulous cover designer, Sean P. McConnell, for his incredible talent and patience. To Carol Van Den Hende, for lending her opinions and additional expertise on my cover. To all the fantastic writing organizations and groups that have brought me so much knowledge and comradery over the years, New Jersey Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, NJ-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, TeenLitAuthors, WritingGIAM, and WritingYoungAdult. And last but certainly not least, to Ronald and Theresa Stanton, owners of The Angel of the Sea, for their friendship and for allowing me to use the name and image of their ‘beautiful angel’ in THE GHOST CHRONICLES.

More wonderful announcements about this series to come along shortly :)

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