Thursday, September 6, 2012

JAKE CARRINGTON MYSTERY SERIES BEGINS!


DON'T FORGET AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COMMENTS  ENTER THE RAFFLE FOR THE GIFT CARDS.

After much anticipation on my part, the day has arrived. If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery hit the Amazon shelves this week.

To celebrate I'm giving away two Barnes and Noble Gift Cards, to two lucky winners. Just click the contest buttons below for your chance to win. The more you share this post the more entries you receive.




I can't describe what it felt like when I clicked on Amazon.Com and saw my book. That's right my book!

Two years ago when I set out to write--seriously that is--because I've written my whole life. But this time, my goal while writing was to be published.

A childish dream at this age. Some thought so, but those close to me encouraged and supported me. As I learned the craft and the business, I got more excited about my novels and where they were taking me.

It's been a wonderful journey and I know it's not over yet.

Website: www.marianl.com
Blog: www.marian-l.blogspot.com

View the book trailer: http://youtu.be/DnmqRl-J0co

BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Fail-Carrington-Mystery-Series-ebook/dp/B0095GCVX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346948115&sr=8-1&keywords=Marian+Lanouette

Like my author page: www.amazon.com/author/marianlanouette

Author Bio:
Marian born and raised in Brooklyn, New York is the seventh child of ten. At the age of sixteen her family moved from New York to New England. As a typical teenager, she felt her life was ruined and took to journalizing her feeling and this new life. The journal helped her realize how easily she had adapted to the change. Although, she did miss her cherished friends terribly; she's thankful, they are still friends today. The four of them refer to each other as the cradle to the grave friends.

Unbeknown to her parents, at the age of five she started reading the New York Daily News story about the murdered nurses in Chicago and the investigation. Marian followed the story every day as authorities rushed to solve the brutal crime. It had caught her attention and her imagination. To this day she stills checks her closet before going to sleep. Marian thinks it was on that day the mystery lover was created.


At the age of eight she wrote every day, whether it be a poem, a short story or in her journal. An eighth grade assignment got her published. Though she failed the assignment, the nun was impressed with her poem. It was supposed to be a four line poem, but she couldn't still her pen. The Beach her first official published work is still her favorite though much longer than four lines. It was the nun who submitted the poem for her to the local paper. Thus, the writer was born.

 


Marian's first book If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery will be released on September 7, 2012; and will be followed up in January 2013 with the second book in the series, Burn in Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery. Each book's a mystery with romantic elements, because to quote Marian, "Life is both mysterious and romantic."

Marian resides in New England with her husband.


40 comments:

  1. Marian, how exciting for you. If it was me, I would be going to Amazon every few minutes to look at it.

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  2. Come on, Nook. Get on the ball. I wanna buy this book. Maybe by End of Business today? Anyway, congratulations, Marian. Your Very First Release Day! Don't forget to take time to enjoy. :) (And don't worry - Nook can be pokey.)

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    1. Rhonda, it might be a week or two before it is on the Nook. Drives me crazy. I'll let you know when they are up and running. Good luck!

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  3. Congratulations! I love your story of how you became a writer! May it be a runaway best seller!

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  4. Congratulations, Marian! I am thrilled for you.
    I just picked up If I Fail at the MuseItUp Book store and I can't wait to start reading.
    All the best and wishing you many, many sales.

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    1. HK, thanks you so much and for sharing this on FB. You've been wonderful, helping me promote this day. And good luck with your book!

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  5. Happy Release Day, Baby! So proud of you!!!!!

    -TL Costa

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    1. Thank you so much, Tracy. I haven't touched down yet.

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  6. Walking on air!!!! Good for you Marian (and what a head shot, girl!) You book looks great. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Penny. My sister, Brenda Piel is a professional photographer. She did wonders with me. You're right my feet have hit the ground yet. Thanks.

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  7. Congratulations! Love the story of your life and the blurb of the book. Good luck with all of it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather. I wouldn't trade any moment of it.

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  8. Happy release day Marian! Congrats!!

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    1. Linda, thank you so much. I love our CTRWA. I couldn't have done it without you guys.

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  9. Happy release day! The world needs more mysteries. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I love a good mystery! :)

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    1. MarySue, Thank you. I hope you entered the contest below.

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  11. Love your cover. And WOW! You really did start writing early on. Just think, now it's all rewards. Congrats! And I know how it feels to see your book up on Amazon, you're heart goes pitter patter and then faster. Of course, then there's the blasted tears--but hey they're happy, heart-fulfilling tears. Ah! And soon you'll see up on other sites, B&N Nook. Wishing you much success.

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    1. Beverly, thank you so much. It was a great feeling. I took my breathe away. I just got my first 5 star review from a reader. So awesome!

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  12. Many hugs and congratulations to you, Marian, on this so special occasion! First of many, I'm sure! Enjoy your day and do something wonderful! It is truly a thrill to be able to find yourself at Amazon - you know you've arrived!

    Take care! Best wishes always!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie, couldn't have done it without you. And yes, I did do something special. I had a release day party with family and a few close friends. I'm nursing a champagne hangover this morning! LOL

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  13. Congratulations! So exciting! Please enter me in the drawing!
    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda. I hope you pressed the button below to be entered.

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  14. Loved the blog. The story sound awesome. Please enter me in the drawing. Mary Roya roya-clan@sbcglobal.net Thank you

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    1. Mary, thanks for your comment and stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. There is a button at the end of the comment section to be entered. I hope you hit it.

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  15. Congratulations! Enjoy your first release. It's a special time.

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    1. It really is, Shelley. I haven't touched down yet. I had a party last night to celebrate its release.

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  16. We need hard copies! Every place we go they are taling about it. I don't want to be the only one who hasn't read it. Come on Book!

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  17. Thank you for your query but I'm sorry to say the printed version is months away. I hope you entered the contest. Annoymous

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  18. Hi Marian. Your trailer looks great. Hope I win a copy of the story!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Good luck. If you do win, I hope you enjoy it.

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  19. Yes, it's great seeing your book up there on Amazon. It will be nice, too, seeing the NOOK version up on B&N, but unfortunately that takes a little longer. Patience, patience, ...

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    1. I'm loaded with patience, Jim. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you entered the contest.

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  20. Marian, congratulations on your release! I enjoyed reading about how you became a writer. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, HiDee. It's been a great journey

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  21. Congratulations on your debut release! It's such a rush to see your name in "Amazon lights." Makes the dream a reality. Now on to the next book!

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  22. Thank you, Harley. I was a rush. The second book is already completed and is now in editing. It is scheduled to be released in January 2013. Thanks for your inquiry.

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