Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gull Harbor's Official Release Date! Kathryn Knight

I just received my release date from The Wild Rose Press for my second paranormal romance, Gull Harbor!  Like Silver Lake, Gull Harbor is also a ghost story and a "second chance" romance between two main characters with a rocky history.  I began Gull Harbor while waiting to hear about a contract for Silver Lake.  At that point, my wonderful editors had helped me get the pacing perfect for Silver Lake - beginning the story right at the point of action and cutting everything out that slowed the story down.  I was hopeful my last rewrite would result in a contract, but to deal with the waiting, I got to work on the next novel I had brewing in my imagination.

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.


  1. I'm just now experiencing the KSP for the first time. I'm interested to see the responses you get. I know I'll buy 'Gull Harbor' as soon as it appears on Amazon. If it's nearly as good as 'Silver Lake', I'll love it. The excerpt has me intrigued already. Ghost stories are my favorite paranormal. Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much Sandra! I will let you know how it goes. Silver Lake was not a part of KSP so it will be interesting to compare. I love ghost stories too - I read all I can find!

  3. How exciting!!! And congratulations! I hope it releases early on Kindle Selec, if that's what you want :) Mine was released early through KDP but since I can't see the numbers I am not sure if it will be a benefit at all. I hear it helps boost sales for the actual release though! Crossing my fingers that happens with my release :) I love both the blurbs from Silver Lake and Gull Harbor. I've already got Silver Lake on my Kindle App and I can't wait to read it :)

  4. Thanks Niecey! It will be interesting to see how sales go. I can't believe it might be available so soon! Very exciting stuff.

  5. Exciting!! My second book went through the process much faster too, and I'm right behind you waiting for that elusive release date.... Hope you'll come and blog with me again.
    Congratulations! :):)

  6. I'd be thrilled to Christine! So excited for your release date as well...we Roses are a busy bunch :)