When I got "the call" that Silver Lake had been offered a contract, I was obviously ecstatic. I learned so much during the editing process of that first novel--especially what pitfalls to avoid. Gull Harbor was finished in record time (for me that means 9 months as opposed to 2 1/2 years). Thankfully, Gull Harbor was offered a contract immediately after the first submission. But of course the entire process takes time, and a release date was still far away.
Once a novel has been contracted with The Wild Rose Press, initial edits begin. Cover art, blurbs and author bios must be created. Pre-galley and Galley copies must be proofed and approved. Even after all that is completed, a novel must wait its turn. While Gull Harbor was going through the process, other TWRP novels were in different stages and "getting in line". TWRP only releases 5 new books a week, so that each new release can spend an entire 2 weeks on the Home page and receive the full attention it deserves. So the general time frame can be up to 6 months from final Galley to official release.
Which brings me to my date: June 21, 2013! However, now that TWRP participates in Amazon's Kindle Select program, it may be available on just that format much sooner. I can't wait! Please enjoy the blurb and cover art for Gull Harbor below:
When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day.
Max never intended to break Claire's heart—a cruel ultimatum forced him to disappear from her life. While he's shocked to find her in Gull Harbor, he isn't surprised by the bitter resentment she feels for him...or the fiery attraction that remains between them.
Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she's facing a danger beyond the paranormal. When Claire risks everything to help a desperate spirit, Max must race to save her—before another tragedy tears them apart forever.