Friday, June 29, 2012

Final week of Veil of Pearls Pre-Release Party!!

The winners of last week's drawing are: Caroline and Jackie Smith!!!!
Congratulations, Ladies!!!!  Thank you all for entering. I just LOVED reading everyone's responses. I guess this last question was a little bit harder than I thought because only 9 out of 41 got it right. (Yikes, sorry about that!)   Here's the last part of the excerpt:

When she didn’t respond, the devilish twinkle in his eyes dissolved beneath a hollow melancholy. She shrugged off the sympathy it invoked. No doubt it was but another of his tricks to enslave an innocent woman’s heart.
It wouldn’t work with her. She thrust out her chin. “I haven’t seen you at church before.”
“I don’t normally attend St. Michael’s, though now that I know where to find you, I’m sensing a call to deeper spirituality.”
She narrowed her eyes. “The only thing you are sensing is your own carnal nature.”
“Ouch. Milady wounds me deeply.” He pressed a hand over his heart.
“Is everything a joke to you?”
“No.” He sobered. “I find no humor in receiving no response to my many calls upon your home.”
“No doubt you expect me to dash to your side every time you drop off your calling card?”
His green eyes flashed. A breeze loosened a strand of hair from his queue and dangled it over his impervious jaw

A. “Yes, now that you mention it, I do,” he said with a grin.

Morgan is a brat and hasn't quite been humbled enough yet. (wink)  

Anyway, that was fun! Thank you for entering. I have TWO more books to giveaway!!  But, first I want to mention a couple of fun things I've put together for you to peruse while you're reading the book, or to whet your appetite further into reading the book!

One is I've created a Pinterest board for Veil of Pearls with pictures of Charleston and how I see the characters, etc..   Here's the Link if you're interested:  Veil of Pearls Pinterest Board

If Pinterest isn't your thing, I also have a blog page dedicated solely to Veil of Pearls. It contains much of the stuff I've posted about this month, but there are also some reviews and some pictures of secondary characters. You can find the link at the top of my blog above. 

Now for the Video Trailer. If you follow my blog, many of you have already seen this, but I can't help showing it again. It is one of the best trailers I've seen for a book.   Enjoy it, leave a comment with your email address and I'll pick 2 winners next week!

And lastly for some news! I am leaving for Jamaica tomorrow!!!  It's hubby and I's 20th Anniversary and we are going completely off the grid and hiding away in a plush Caribbean resort.  Consequently, I won't be around all next week. But I have my regular posts all set to post in my absence so there'll be plenty to look at while I'm gone.  And I'll be sure and get some great pictures. One of the nights, we are going on a pirate cruise!!

Have a great weekend, everyone! God Bless.


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MaryLu!!! Praying for traveling mercies and fabulous memories for you and your husband!! Jamaica sounds sooo cool! I'm sure your trip will bring great inspiration for future books, too ;)

    Thank you again for the chance to win Veil of Pearls!! :)



  2. Friday, June 29th,
    "Morning, MaryLu."
    First off ... "Congratulations, on your 20th Wedding Anniversary", MaryLu !!! How exciting to be heading off to Jamaica (will you visit Port Royal too ... just maybe) ? SO very happy for you both ... enjoy and be blessed !!! Remember ... lots of "R & R" ! Will be praying for your safety. Have loads of fun; and I'm sure you'll be taking plenty of pictures. A "pirate cruise" ... oh wow ... "you" are going to fit right in !!! (Are you taking along your lady-pirate outfit ? Just wondering.) What a blast that will be !!!
    Secondly: "Congratulations" to Caroline (my Canadian buddy), and Jackie Smith ... way to go ladies !
    Yes, this video trailer is the best to date, MaryLu ... not only the actors/actresses, but the captions, and I especially love the music-background, which definitely sparks the interest and intrigue of it all.
    Thank-you again, for another chance to try and win.
    And ... to all of my fellow-Canadian-buddies ... "Happy Canada Day" ... on Sunday, July 1st !!!
    Have a wonderful Anniversary celebration MaryLu, and, vacation !
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! I loved the video trailer, it's great! I can't wait to get my hands on the book!


  4. Congrats!
    Wow! What an amazing trailer!
    Would love to read.
    Thank you for the chance.

  5. Happy 20th anniversary!!! May God bless you and your marriage for eternity! I can't wait to read this book!!!!! Congrats to Caroline and Jackie!!!

  6. Love your books!

  7. happy Friday!!! Happy anniversary:) I loved the trailer:) so looking forward to diving into this latest adventure. Enjoy Jamaica!!

  8. This preview made me smile. I love the banter between Adalia and Morgan already, especially when he replies, " that I know where to find you, I'm sensing a call to deeper spirituality." Funny! Can't wait for the book to come out and I'm excited to read it. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have fun in Jamaica! A pirate cruise sounds awesome!

  9. What a lovely video trailer, MaryLu! And "Most emotionally stirring" story yet? Yikes! I can't wait to share Adelia and Morgan's story! I have a feeling you're gonna make me an emotional wreck with this one, in the best possible way :) Happy anniversary and safe travels!
    God bless x

  10. The Veil of Pearls blog page looks really cool, and I still love the trailer!
    Congratulations to last week's winners!

  11. Congratulations to the winners!
    The book trailer is one of the best I've seen!

  12. Congrats to the winners and thanks for the great book trailer! A big time Happy Anniversary to you and hubby!!!!! Have a WONDERFUL time and mighty blessings to you both, wishing you MANY more happy years together :)
    Thanks for the multiple chances to win your new book, we are all looking forward to reading it :)

  13. This is my first time seeing the trailer as I am a new follower. Wonderful.

    Happy Anniversary.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

  14. Enjoy your trip!! I've avoided your previous posts for Veil of Pearls because I didn't want any spoilers.. I've just begun this AM & looking forward to the rest, it is off to a great start!

  15. Oooohhhh, I want to read this book! It looks so good. Please enter me in the drawing

    winterrose at comcast dot com

  16. I'm surprised - Pinterest actually can serve a purpose, LOL! :-D

    I watched the trailer again (probably the fourth or fifth time I have), and I still think it's beautiful. Can't wait to read the book. :-)

    Have a great time in Jamaica!

    elijahsbunker (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. I love the trailer for your new book! Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary! Have a wonderful trip. :)

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  18. Enjoy your anniversary and your time away. I'm very jealous! So happy that July is right around the corner so we can finally meet Adalia & Morgan.

    Bon voyage!


  19. Congrats to Caroline and Jackie!

    That was a real tricky question from last week, but it was still fun! :)

    The Pinterest Board is cool.

    Wow, great trailer! They just get better and better. I honestly think I will love these to characters! :)

    Happy Anniversary, MaryLu! I hope you have a pleasant trip to beautiful Jamaica!

    God Bless!

  20. Happy Anniversary! Jamaica! I hope you have a wonderful time. The trailer is awesome. I'm looking forward to reading your new book.


  21. MaryLu,
    Happy Anniversary!Praying for safe travels and a great time! I can't wait to see some pictures and hear about that pirate cruise!

    As for your trailer I can watch it over and over and it's always new:) I am sure "Veil of Pearls" will be on many to be re-read lists!
    hisprincess117 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  22. Oh, I love your Pinterest page too! It make me want to return to Charleston!I loved it there! I was there when I started reading "The Red Siren"! So exciting to stand in front of St. Michaels and then discover it in your books! I've wondered what the inside looked like. Thanks for the picture!

  23. A book-themed pintrest board was a great idea! I can't wait to read it!
    notesofsilver at gmail dot com

  24. thanks for sharing Pinterest and blog site links and video

    enjoy learning about your new book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. Not the first time I have seen the trailer, but once again I will remark that it was excellent. Can't wait to get my book! Have a great time in Jamaica and happy anniversary!

  26. I just love that book trailer! I know I gushed about it when you first posted it, but it seriously takes my breath away!

  27. Thanks, happy to be a winner! Love your books!
    Happy Anniversary and have a great and safe trip!
    Jackie Smith

  28. Happy anniversary!! Enjoy your trip! It sounds like it will be amazing!

    The trailer is awesome! I hadn't seen it yet. It's very well done!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  30. MaryLu, Happy 20th Anniversary to you and your hubby! Your vacation sounds wonderful. I'll miss you next week, but hope that you have a fantastic and very memorable time. I've seen the video trailer about three or four times now, so am getting really psyched up for "Veil". See you when you get back. And watch out for rogue pirates, Captain. ;)


  31. Wow! That is one of the best trailers for a book I have seen as well! I really like how it was done with film, not still pictures.

    Happy Anniversary!

  32. Happy Anniversary!! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful time on vacation and enjoy the pirate cruise! I thoroughly enjoyed this trailer and watched it over and over. I can't wait for the book and would be THRILLED to win a copy.

    God bless you,

    scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  33. I can't watch that trailer enough! Congratulations to the winners and also congratulations to you, MaryLu, on your Anniversary! I hope you have fun in Jamaica. I'd love to go there sometime.

  34. Happy Anniversary hope you both enjoy your special vacation and make some wonderful memories...
    looking forward to pictures later.
    Paula O

  35. Congratulations to Caroline and Jackie! That's a neat trailer. Happy Anniversary!

  36. Happy anniversary, Mary Lu! That sounds like a wonderful trip.


  37. Your trailer for your book just swept me away. And that plot! Wow! I think you are growing in your writing and in your plots-if that makes any sense. I hope it doesn't offend you-it just means that you keep getting better and better!
    Congratulations on your anniversary!

  38. Wooo! I got it right again.
    Wow! Only nine people.
    See I thought it would be A, especially if he spoke it with sarcasm or to taunt her. But then I thought...well, I should've picked....
    So excited! Amazon says they're arriving on the 5th of July! I ordered myself a couple copies.
    Can't wait!
    -Rebekkah xD

  39. That one WAS hard! The way he looked all serious before he answered, I didn't think he'd say something so vain. Lol.

    I hope you're having tons of fun this week! :)

  40. I watched the trailer when you first shared it on facebook and it is pretty great! I love this era we live in of book trailers and Happy Anniversary!

  41. I absolutely love the Veil of Pearls trailer!! I'm looking forward to reading the book when I receive it.

  42. Congrats to the winners!
    And, wow that trailer is good! I typically don't like to watch trailers for books because I always had expected them to be more like movie trailers, which have tons of interesting scenes from the movie.

    Savannah (