Saturday, January 28, 2012

Celebrating Wild Child Publishing's January Releases

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the January releases for Wild Child Publishing!

LADY THIEF by Shelby Hailstone

The Lady Thief is the most famous criminal of her time, but ever since her brush with a spy named Devon, sappy love stories have replaced her previously imperious image.

So when Devon and his team embark on a secret project designed to create the ultimate superhuman agent, the Lady Thief quickly discovers that infiltrating his team is more complicated than she ever imagined.

Between her anger toward him for ruining her reputation and his growing affection for her cover identity, she is drowning in emotions she has never dealt with before. But when evidence points to a rival criminal messing with the team, can the Lady Thief walk away with a clear conscience, or will she risk everything to help the very people sworn to bring her in?




Ten-year-old Daniel Weston, son of a high-powered Atlanta attorney, expects to be bored spending the summer with his aunt and hated cousin Sabrina in the rustic mountain cottage belonging to his great-aunt Delilah. Instead, he finds himself enmeshed in intrigue: why is Delilah in Ireland searching for a missing granddaughter, and for what reason has the girl disappeared? Daniel also doesn't bargain for a blossoming friendship with feisty, adventure-loving local girl, Kat McDougal.

Kat shows Daniel his great-aunt's 'twilight garden,' a special place flaunting pale, fragrant flowers and silvery foliage. The garden, which has been allowed to grow wild, has a curious appeal. Things are "different" in the garden, magical.

Against the backdrop of night meetings at the garden, Daniel and Kat try to solve the mysteries involving the people that surround them. But Daniel, grappling with the shock of his parents' recent separation, starts to wonder what he can count on and if he can believe anything about anybody.

Can these two children find their place in an adult world even as they realize that they have no one but themselves to lean on?


WIN - Leave any of the authors or the publisher a question today about their new releases and your name goes in the hat for your choice of the above books!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Welcome Shelby and Molly and super congrats on your new releases!

    Your books sound really good and I've off now to check out your excerpts, can't wait to read more!

    Please stop in and tell us all about your new books and about yourselves. Are these debut releases for you both? That would be so exciting!

    Molly, I have to say I loved the pictures on your website! I'm a sucker for flowers and nature pictures, do you sell copies of your pictures?

    Readers, please be sure to head over to Molly's website and check them out!

    I hope you both enjoy your party today and here's to many, many sales and many more books from you both! Enjoy!

  2. Congrats on your releases! They sound great! Who are some of your favorite authors? Where do you get your inspriration from?

  3. Thanks for your kind words about the books. I hope you enjoy the excerpts.

    I'm excited about my book The Twilight Garden. I have been writing nonfiction articles for years--even though fiction has always been my first love. The story The Twilight Garden kind of moved in and took over my life. The setting is a real place.

    Yes, this is a debut novel for me. I have to keep pinching myself to help me believe this is all happening.

    Glad you liked the pix on the web site. I normally sell these as stock photos but would consider selling copies.

    Thanks for the party. This is great!

  4. Yes, thanks so much for the support here, y'all. This is lovely!

    I'm with Molly; this is a debut novel for me, too. I think I walked around in a daze for about a week after I got a contract, and then another week when it got released!

    I'm excited for Lady Thief, too. It's definitely not based in anything in real life, because I'm not that exciting, but it's the kind of life I dreamed about from the time I was ten through college. I guess the real inspiration for it came from an image in my head of a black-clad girl climbing a wall to steal something, and the book sort of wrote itself from there.

    Shadow_kohler, I think my favorite authors are JK Rowling, Anthony Horowitz (whose spy novels are fantastic and put mine to shame!), and Agatha Christie. I am a girl of simple tastes. Give me intrigue, a good plotline, and believable characters, and I'll read just about anything.

  5. Hello and how exciting for us as well as you - two new authors to fall in love with!

    This question is for both of you, is romance an element in either of your books? And by the way, I love both of your covers. The one looks like a real kick-ass heroine and the other looks like a beautiful coming of age type of young love story - like the movie MY GIRL.

    Looking forward to learning more about both your books.

  6. Congratulations to both of you on the releases of your books.

    My question is for Molly. Were you inspired by the story The Secret Garden when you started to write Twilight Garden?

  7. Sharon:
    Yes, there's an element of romance in Lady Thief. It's more of a subplot, but it's big enough that we can include it in the genre. :)

  8. My book also has an element of romance--but it focuses on the two main characters, the children, and their reaction to the 'lovey-dovey' antics of all the grown ups around them. They are alternately amused, fascinated, and repelled.

  9. Oh yes, I was inspired by The Secret Garden! This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I loved the healing element of the story...the way the garden awakened life and hope in Mary and Colin. I tried to do something similar with my 'twilight garden,' letting the beauties of nature give solace to my characters--Daniel and Kat.

  10. Congratulations to both authors. Both of the books sound really good.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  11. Congratulations, Molly and Shelby! Can you share your "call" story with us? How long had you written before you sold that first story?

    Happy congratulations on your latest!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  12. Is this a paranormal romance? The cover is very pretty!!!

  13. One of my first published stories was about a ghostly house and a calling card. I started writing way, way back. I remember as a little kid sitting on the back steps with a tablet and pencil...dreaming up plots.

    I wouldn't describe my book as a paranormal romance. But it has elements of the least one of the main characters would lead you to believe so!

  14. When I was five years old, I took a Jewel Princess storybook into my room and decided to rewrite it and make it my own, the way only five-year-olds can. That was when I realized I needed to be a writer.

    My book isn't really paranormal romance, although, as Molly said, there are elements of the paranormal there. After all, my characters are entering a project to create metahumans.

  15. both books look like great reads and i can't wait to start them.
    congratulations to you both on your new release.

    tammy ramey