Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Release of The Haunting of Amelia Pritchart!!

It's finally that time. I've waited almost a year for this day and I'm sharing it with you. There's a goodie bag up for grabs, too. All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog and I'll drag a random name at 5:00 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Now for the remains of the day ;-) Yeah, I went there!

Blurb: Amelia Pritchart’s life is a mess. Her house is crumbling down around her, she’s got a bad case of writer’s block, and divorce papers await her signature. The trouble is, she still loves her husband.

And if that’s not bad enough, she comes face to face with a ghost—who has problems of her own. The restless spirit demands Amelia help her tormented soul so she can finally rest in peace. Intrigued, Amelia sets out to grant the wish, but soon finds there’s much more to the ghost than just being dead.

When her estranged husband shows up on her doorstep on Halloween, Amelia must face two pasts, both full of pain. Can she help the ghost without becoming eternally haunted? And can she face her own fears and insecurities about her marriage in order to grasp the second chance at happiness her husband offers?

Excerpt: “Tomorrow is All Hallow’s Eve. At the stroke of midnight, ghosts that have been unable to pass from the mortal world are allowed to assume their human body for 24 hours. In that time period, we are instructed to make peace with those issues that are preventing us from moving forward.”

“What does that have to do with me?” She frowned when Elizabeth’s form began to fade.

“It’s becoming difficult for me to see you.”

Elizabeth sighed. “I find that allowing myself to be seen by human eyes takes a good amount of energy on my part. I need to rest. Before I go, I would like you to find a descendant of Samuel’s. I need to confess my secret. Please help me.”

“I’ll try.” Amelia scrambled for the small notepad and pencil on her bedside table. “What’s Samuel’s full name? I won’t be able to hunt down his family without that information.” She set aside the incredible fact she was conversing with a ghost.

“Samuel Pritchart Carmichael. Please do your best, Amelia. My hope is resting on you.”

Amelia blinked, and her shiver this time had nothing to do with the temperature of the room. “Pritchart? But that’s impossible.” Her stomach threatened to revolt at the familiar name. Before she could question the specter further, the ghost evaporated into the darkness with a soft sigh. “Elizabeth?”

Leaving the safe harbor of her bed, Amelia padded across the creaky hardwood floor. As she inspected the chair for signs that the ghost really had visited, she passed a hand through the air before her. The ghost left no evidence of her visit.

How could she possibly help a woman who died 90 years ago?

Available today through The Wild Rose Press!!

You can watch the book video here:

It’s been reviewed as well! "The Haunting of Amelia Pritchart is what a ghost story should be, intriguing, exciting, and leaving me anxious for more."
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Thanks for reading and if you're hungry for more, please buy the book then join me over on Facebook or join my online launch party Yahoo group to come chat with me and the others who are celebrating with me. Three random names will be drawn throughout the day so what do you have to lose?

Trick or treat ;-)


J Hali Steele said...

Congratulations, Sandi. I've been waiting for this one and can't wait to get my hands on it. I enjoy your stories so much.

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandra :)
I love the cover for The Haunting of Amelia Pritchart. I'm definitely getting it.
Thank you for the blurb & excerpt.
I won't be able to go to your online book party.
So I wish you a hearty CONGRATULATIONS here.
Are you on Twitter Sandra?
I searched but couldn't find you.
Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,

Z(Aasiyah/Nolwynn) said...

Congrats! Gotta say the excerpt caught me and now I know I need this book!

Here's to many sales, girl!


Rebecca Royce said...

Hi Sandi, Going off to grab the book now.


Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks everyone. I hope you enjoy the book. It's a favorite of mine :-)

RK--I'm not on Twitter. Haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe sometime :-)

I'll be around the web today.

Annie Nicholas said...

This one is my favorite of all your stories.

carrie said...

congratulations sandi! I have your book downloaded to my computer, and can't wait to read it! love your writing!


Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks Annie! It's got a special place in my heart, too. Although, some of my newer work is pretty darn spiffy as well, but you'll have to wait until next year... ;-)

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks Carrie! :-) I'm glad I can make people happy with my little stories :-)

Anonymous said...

On my to-be-purchased list!

Here's to big sales, and I posted a link to here on my facebook.

Candi Wall

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks Candi! I appreciate the pimping out effort :-)

Christina Arbini said...

This sounds like a great book! Perfect timing for the upcoming bewitching season, too! :-) I'd love to read this. Please enter me in the drawing!

Sandra Sookoo said...

You're entered Christina! Hope you'll add Amelia to your electronic library! :-)

Anonymous said...

best of luck!
terrific excerpt! i'm hooked!
wow, happy for you!
toasting to you now, did you hear the glasses tinkle?!
all the best Sandra!
you rock!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the release.
The book sounds fantastic and I love that cover.

Sandra Sookoo said...

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things. Of ships and shoes and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings."

Well, I won't be talking about any of those things. Hubby just came home and drew the name of the winner of the goodie bag up for grabs from one lucky commenter........

....Congrats RK Charron! Please email me at with your name and mailing address and I'll get that out to you this week :-)

Everyone, thanks for dropping by the blog today. I appreciate the support!