Savannah Georgia

Hard to Believe it’s Been a Year

Exactly one year ago, I gave Velvet a hug, kissed her on the cheek and sent her out into the universe to be found and embraced by others. That is a bit hard for me to believe. Wow, time does fly fast.

One full year ago, I published my first novel, a project that took three full years to create, write and edit. It is a book of fiction based on my past and a labor of love. My goal in writing is to offer light entertainment for the reader and am grateful for those who choose to read it. I hope that in some way it gives the reader a refreshing break from reality.

Back in April of 2013, I sat on the deck with Mr. LaVeaux and contemplated writing a novel. I asked him what he thought a good setting would be, and immediately he suggested Savannah, Georgia. Of course, I thought. What better place than the city we consider to be our second home.

In Velvet, a lonely divorcee moves from Atlanta to Savannah to start her life anew. She rediscovers old friends, falls into a dark and exciting underground culture, and meets an unlikely mate…all within the historic district of Georgia’s oldest and most haunted city. It is a bit of a love story woven with magical elements, and it is loosely based on my personal life.

The story wrote itself, and over the course of three years it evolved into something that I felt proud to share with the world.

Of course, fiction is just that…fiction…and some people may not enjoy a tale created in the imagination of another. However, for those who do enjoy reading a story, I did my best to create a book worthy of one’s time.

For those who have read Velvet, thank you. For those who haven’t and may be interested, it is free for KindleUnlimited customers at this link here.

If you have written and self-published a novel, please share your link. I would love to see what you have been working on and where your imagination has taken you.

Photo by Echo LaVeaux

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VELVET – now on sale at The Lapis Garden

Now you can purchase a signed paperback copy of Velvet at The Lapis Garden. If you have yet to buy a copy, here is your chance to get one signed by me and shipped to your home postage paid.

Please give The Lapis Garden a look-see. Thanks in advance.

Photo credit: The Lapis Garden

FREE for KindleUnlimited

If you haven’t yet read “Velvet” but are interested in doing so, you may read it for FREE if you are an Amazon KindleUnlimited user.

Go here to grab your copy today: Velvet by Echo LaVeaux

If you have read the book, please consider leaving a review at Amazon. Good or bad, I’d like to hear your thoughts!

 

If Velvet were made into a film…

…this would be the song closing out the final scene and carrying on through the credits. I can’t tell you how many times I listened to this song while writing that last chapter. I cried and cried.

Here is a link to the song: The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies

If you’ve read the book, think back on that last chapter and let me know if you can see where this song fits.

Photo credit: millionmp3.net

 

 

Another Velvet Giveaway!

Enter to win a FREE signed copy of Velvet in paperback! This Goodreads contest runs from July 12 through August 12, so enter today. I hope you win!

And while you’re at it, go to my book page at Amazon and download a FREE copy of Velvet for your Kindle or other device! This freebie will run through Friday, July 15.

To everyone who has downloaded the book, I thank you for giving me a chance with my writing. It’s my wish that you enjoy reading Velvet.

I love giving presents away…I hope you love receiving gifts.

Happy reading!

Photo credit: patricewilliamsmarks.com

Velvet: a fourth review on Amazon

What an amazing feeling, to know that the words you write and the tales you spin can make so many people happy.

Please see the latest review for Velvet:

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My readers mean so much to me. Thank you so very much Ms. Monaghan for taking time out of your days to read and review my book. I’m humbled and grateful for your kindness!

Velvet: Another Review on Amazon

My heart is full of gratitude. When checking my Author Page on Amazon, I discovered this brand new review. 5 Stars. I don’t take these for granted. It means the world to me that Mr. Campbell chose to purchase and read Velvet. It means the world to me that he liked it enough to give such a wonderful review. Thank you, Mr. Campbell. I’m grateful.

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Velvet: The Echoing X

Please enjoy a short snippet from my new novel, Velvet:

“Where are we going?”

“Oh, just a little further I think,” Nigel said. “There’s something I want to show you.”

We came upon a circle within a square, bordered by four curved planter boxes filled with foliage. In the middle of the circle was another square, and in the middle of that square was an X.

This place was magical. The energy inside the circle was intense.

Nigel walked to the square and stood upon it, facing the river. I walked toward him. He reached out and settled me in front of him.

We stood toe to toe, taking up the space within that square, two peas in a pod atop a giant X.

Nigel cleared his throat, and when he did I heard the sound amplified in a short echo, his throat being cleared twice in succession. I looked all around and back up at him. 

Photo taken by Echo LaVeaux at the Echoing X on River Street in Savannah, Georgia.

Visit me at Goodreads.com!

Your humble friend is now an official Goodreads Author. Please come visit my page here. Things are starting to hop, and I hope you will want to join in on the fun!

Velvet is available for sale at Amazon.com.

If you live in the Augusta, Georgia area, you may purchase a paperback copy at The Book Tavern on Broad Street downtown.

 

Another 5 star review for Velvet

I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m speechless and completely humbled.

It’s always a thrill to sell a copy of one’s book. It’s also always a tremendous thrill to receive a review on one’s work.

Please enjoy this latest review of Velvet.

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