Sunday, July 29, 2012

Celebrating Freya's Bower & Wild Child Publishing's July Releases

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the July releases for Wild Child Publishing and Freya's Bower!

THE BLUE HILLS by Steve Shilstone


Bekka of Thorns: Book Five

In Book #5 of The Bekka Chronicles, Bekka of Thorns awakens one morning to complete silence. She looks around and notices that the only magic item she possesses, The Carven Flute, is a dead wooden brown in color instead of its usual flush yellow pink.


Alarmed, she hurries from her hut and heads for the nearby bramble bower hedge, home of her bendo dreen (bramble dwarf) younglinghood. Slipping inside, she heads down the tunnel toward the Assembly Bower and encounters a pair of bendo dreen frozen in place. Carefully passing them by, she peers into the Assembly Bower and sees the rest of the bendo dreen population, some sitting or caught in the act of sitting, some standing, some in mid-stride, some with mouths wide, some posed gesturing, but all motionless, all silent.


Now fully stricken with fear, she flees the hedge to return to her hut. Her steps falter, and she slows to a standstill at what she sees. What does she see? A bird. A beeketbird. Above her hut, midair, wings spread wide, hanging motionless.


Thus begins for Bekka a new quest, a new journey.


Pete Barnes a successful art thief with a knack for forging masterpieces gives up the life of crime to paint his own masterpieces.  Settling in Switzerland, Pete falls in love with the beautiful Carly Sims, who eerily reminds him of his first love Jenny who died unexpectedly of meningitis.  

Pete is thrust back into the world of crime when Carly is kidnapped.  To get Carly back, Pete must steal the Remsky Portrait, a hi-tech work of art, from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.  The planned exchange of Carly for the portrait goes awry when the Russian Mafia interferes, and Pete and Carly find themselves on the run from the kidnappers and the Russians.


The stakes elevate considerably when an unknown entity marks Pete and Carly for assassination.  Surviving several close encounters while chased across two continents, Pete discovers that Carly is not who he thought she was, that love is not easy and that the Remsky Portrait is anything but a work of art. 


Dinosaurs, a wall of skulls, and mummies, oh my!


One fateful night, Mia and her best friend Jody stow away in the Bradford Museum to investigate the mysterious mummy exhibit from the Cairo Museum. Rumors of the Curse of King Ramesses II have surfaced. It’s believed that due to the king’s tyranny the Egyptian people vowed to rise up against him. In revenge, Ramesses II vowed he would never rest until all of the perpetrators against him and their ancestors were brought to justice.
Now, spend the night in the dark, deserted museum. Experience the roar of the dinosaurs, the cold blast of the arctic, and always run past the wall of skulls. Be prepared for a night of heart-racing action as the girls dare to solve the ancient Egyptian curse of King Ramesses II.


Will Mia and Jody survive the investigation or will the mummified king’s revenge be fulfilled?


LUCKY'S CHARM by Jenn Nixon


To protect her family and find a killer, Felicia “Lucky” Fascino assumed her adoptive father’s identity and joined the network, of moral assassins, to finish the job he began. Eliminating the man responsible for murdering her mother has consumed her for the last five years. Completing the job is the only way Lucky and her family can return to a safe and normal life. Lucky’s uncle, Stephen Chambers, hasn’t come close to tracking the killer. He announces he’s stepping down as her handler to concentrate on the investigation and names Elizabeth, his daughter, as successor.


Keeping secrets is a family trait, and Elizabeth’s addition to the business tests Lucky’s ability to maintain the pretense that the job doesn’t affect her despite the fact that all network hits are hardened criminals. While keeping her family at arm’s length, Lucky begins to feel the weight of her career choice and reclusive lifestyle. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic hit man during one of her jobs turns into a provocative and dangerous affair. Distracted by the secret trysts with Kenji Zinn and mounting tension within her family, Lucky starts to make mistakes that threaten her livelihood and almost claim her life. When her family is targeted, Lucky must make several rash decisions she believes can save them and preserve her own sanity.  






An afternoon viewing an apartment becomes more than Simon expects. His landlady is a beautiful, mature woman whom he finds very attractive.


When a summer storm sweeps through and clothes are discarded, can he resist temptation? Or will he give in to Mother Nature's Passion?



WIN - Leave a question today for Wild Child Publishing and/or one or more of the authors at today's Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a $10 gift certificate for Wild Child Publishing or Freya's Bower! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Welcome Wild Child Publishing and Freya's Bower authors and super congrats on your July releases!

    Please tell us all about your new book and a little bit about yourselves and how we can learn more about you!

    I hope you all enjoy your launch party today and may your new releases be your biggest sellers yet!

    Thanks to Marci with Wild Child & Freya's Bower for offering up some Book cash!

  2. Hello, I'm Victoria Roder from Central Wisconsin, the author of The Curse of King Ramesses II. It is an action packed twelve-year-old girl version of Abbott and Costell spending the night in the museum. If you want your kids to read something exciting with an underlining message, please check out, The Curse of King Ramesses II!

  3. Congratulations, fellow Wild Childers, on your releases. The Blue Hills is #5 of 9 tales in The Bekka Chronicles. I invite everybody in the universe to come over and read more about characters and stories from the fantasy world of Boad at Also, Anvil in a Lace Bootie,, is my strange Dadaist humor blog.

  4. I'd like to congratulate my fellow Wild Child Authors on their releases! I will be hosting Jenn Nixon on my Blog on 8/3 and Victoria Roder on 8/10. You can learn more about me and my upcoming Novel, Dangerous Waters, as well.

    C.M. Michaels
    Author of Dangerous Waters
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  5. Congratulations to you all on the books! They all sound good. What was the inspiration behind the books?


  6. The inspiration behind The Curse of King Ramessese II is a love for mysterys, museums and my school friends. As a young girl I often thought about stowing away in malls or museums and wondering what kind of adventure would wait.

  7. Congratulations on all of these releases! Is there any genre's that you don't want to write?

    tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

  8. Congratulations guys on your new releases. I know how exciting it is to have your own work out there. Do any of you have anythng else in the works?

  9. Congrats to everyone! Sorry I'm so late to the party. My hard drive decided that last week was the perfect time to die on me! Figures right? On the positive side, I should have it back before the end of the week!

  10. Ooh, congrats on your new releases, everyone! So, Victoria, the Curse of King Ramessese II is appropriate for which ages? My kids love to read, and I'm excited to find new authors for them :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    1. Hi,
      The Curse of King Ramesses II is appropriate for Ages 7-12.

  11. Congrats everyone on your new releases! I'm proud to be a part of tha Wild Child And Freya's Bower family! My debut novel, Carbon Copy was released last month. Take time to enjoy the glory of having your book published my goal is to read all the WCP & FB authors. 6 authors down and many more to go. I look forward to reading all these wonderful books and wish everyone great success!

  12. Writing can be a painful passion. Having a book published eases the pain. My best to all the authors and congratulations!

    alan s kessler

  13. I'm sorry I missed this. My house was full of screaming kids for a birthday party. I did not recover until today. LOL