Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Celebrating A New Print And eBook Release For Ericka Scott

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating Ericka Scott's new historical romance ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT.

Ericka Scott is a multi-published, bestselling author of seductive suspense. She's written stories for as long as she can remember and reads anything under the sun (including the back of cereal boxes in a pinch). She got hooked on romantic suspense in her college days, when reading anything but a textbook was a guilty pleasure. Now, when she's not chauffeuring children around, wishing she had more than 24 hours in a day, or lurking at the library, she's spinning her own web of fantasy and penning tales of seduction and suspense. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.

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Patrick Shea may be driving a hack now, but he is also chasing the story of a lifetime in hopes of garnering a journalist position with a local newspaper. At the home of RenĂ© Molyneaux, he catches sight of his quarry, a Haitian Voodoo Practitioner called King Louis, but also sees someone totally unexpected - his wife, Barbara, who disappeared two years ago. She’s working as Molyneaux’s parlor maid. The problem? He finally works up the courage to confront her for the sake of their two-year-old daughter, Emily, when Barbara disappears yet again. While looking for clues to her whereabouts, Patrick finds himself falling in love with her replacement, Mary Reynolds.

Mary Reynolds walks like a lady, talks like a book, and is as pretty and polished as any lady in 1849 Baltimore Society. And so she should, up until ten years ago she was the beloved daughter of a Baltimore mover and shaker. Then, upon her mother’s death, Mary was discovered to be illegitimate and her life crashed down around her. She lost everything: her mother, her home, and her status. Due to the kindness of her mother’s friends, she went into service; however, she’s never given up on her dream of regaining her place in society. When she least expects it, Fate steps in and reveals a clue to her true identity and her birth name, Lenore. With the help of Patrick and his landlady, Mrs. Pym, Lenore begins to rebuild her life. Among her many shocking encounters, her biggest discovery is the one she makes about herself.


WIN - Leave Ericka a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an ebook copy of her new book and a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Super congrats on the new release Ericka! Love the cover and really enjoyed the video and excerpt!

    From the trailer it sounds like your new book has elements of paranormal and maybe fantasy. I love Poe, so I have to read it just to see how you work him in!

    Tell us all about ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT and how it came to be.

    And let us know what else you've got going on, I know you've been busy!

    Enjoy your cyber launch today and I hope the new book is a bestseller for you!

  2. Congrats on your new release, sounds like a really good book. What is your favorite part of writing?


  3. Happy release day, Ericka! This sounds like an intriguing story! What are you working on now?

    Any fun Thanksgiving plans?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  4. Happy Release Day! I really enjoyed the excerpt and the video was great, perfect music for it. Sounds like this is a very intriguing story.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Congratulations on the release of ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT. What made you decide to set it in Baltimore?


  6. Neat trailer. How was it made?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds interesting.

  8. Virginia, my favorite part of writing is definitely "having written"....the writing is hard, hard, hard. I enjoy editing a little better. But seeing the finished product along with the lovely cover art is my squee moment.

  9. flchen1 & DeNita - what I'm working on now is a category length suspense set in the Superstition Mountain range. It's not much past the plotting stage and amazingly may not have much of a paranormal slant to it. But my muse often throws things at me unexpectedly, so I'll have to see what turns up as I write.

  10. merrybelle - Baltimore was my city of choice as that's where Poe disappeared for five mysterious days back in 1849. I started out wanting to solve that mystery and ended up with it being just as unanswered as when I started out...although the twist at the end gives a big hint as to what I *imagine* could have happened.

  11. Debby - I've been doing my own trailers. I started out with Microsoft Movie Maker although my two latest have been made with Photostory. Both are similar programs but have pros and cons for each.

  12. Thanks for all the lovely comments and questions. I'll leave the contest open one day and then choose a winner.

    Good luck!

  13. congrats on the new release. You are a new author for me and would love to win and read this book.
    My question for you is, What is your favorite genre of book to read and write? Also do you have a good author or book recommendations?
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  14. This sounds so intriuing! Congrats on your release! Thanks for sharing!