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Monday, September 22, 2014

Sadie's Gift Release Party

CONGRATULATIONS NIKI TURNER!!

SADIE'S GIFT is available as one of the short and sweet 
stories in the Christmas Traditions Series. 
  

99cents!  buy Now Ebook


Niki's first release has given us a chance to celebrate and throw a virtual party that's a little bit Christmas and a little bit dress-up party.  Think Colorado Springs, 1921 and a chilly Christmas Eve!  Pick something warm to wear, though you won't even have to go out in the cold! Just imagine blue skies, freshly falling snow and a coat your grandmother or great-grandmother would have worn.




Keeping it casual, ladies. "This old thing?"
Our heroine Sadie Hubbard is a nurse at a Preventorium where children faced the possibility they'd contracted or would contract Tuberculosis. Niki introduced us to this world in her Inkwell post about Preventoriums, Sanitariums and Tuberculosis.

Hero Nathan Wells has lost a brother to this terrible disease and is on his way back home. Guess what? He doesn't make it out of the city before fate and Father Christmas (and Father God) do a little number on his heart.

1920s Colorado Springs
It might be worth going out in the snow just to wear these boots!

I have photos of my grandmother looking somewhat similar. hmmm. I think I'll borrow this outfit!
We're staying with simple homey comfort foods, so come in out of the cold and join us as we celebrate SADIE'S GIFT! Two other Inkies,Gina Welborn and Jennifer AlLee  (as well as other friends) have novellas in the Christmas Traditions series, so I'm already picking my cookie recipes for our cookie exchange. 





Not sure how this gentleman, Ryan Paevey, found himself serving hot chocolate, but he assures us it's the real deal, creamy whole milk, cocoa powder and sugar.   YUM!  I seem to be spilling my cocoa. Sorry.

  
This is the real deal pudding too. More chocolate! Stove top made with scalded milk, separated eggs... nothing like it! Go ahead and try it. Granny will let you lick the spoon!

Please join us in congratulating Niki and while you're at it, will you consider donating some toys to children in hospitals in your area?

For more on Niki Turner, visit her personal blog IN TRUER INK, and her Pinterest Page for Sadie's Gift.


34 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you Niki and will try to read many of the other releases this fall! While it is winter in Inktropolis today, I'll be doing autumn work outside at work, so I'll try to check in at lunch and tonight. Save me some mashed potatoes!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! I have both my little desk heaters going this morning, but that waiter with the cocoa (he's a dead ringer for Nathan, BTW) warmed the room up considerably!

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  2. Congratulations, Niki! I'm so very happy for you! When is the next book coming out?

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    1. Thank you, Suzie! The next Christmas Traditions novella should be out by the end of the month, as far as I know, with the other four releasing in October and November. We should ALL be saturated in Christmas Spirit by the first of December! My other novella, Santiago Sol, publishing with Pelican, doesn't have a release date yet, but I'll be sure to let you and everyone else know (LOUDLY!) as soon as I get one!

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  3. Yay, Niki!!! And I'm so happy your book sales have been going well too!

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    1. Thanks, Dina! I have been pleasantly surprised by how well sales have gone. It helps that we have a group of ladies with lots of followers, readers, blog partners, and so forth. Word of mouth is a powerful sales tool, I've learned, and teamwork is vital!

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  4. Congratulations, Niki! Loved the story, and I'm so happy sales have been great.

    What a party. Deb knows how to throw 'em. I covet that hat, the one worn by the woman in the fur wrap and pearls. I also covet more chocolate, so I'm heading back to the goody table!

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  5. I loved your book Niki. Will be telling others of it.
    Blessings
    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. I agree: great story, great fashion - you all look marvelous in those dropped waist dresses and cloche hats!, and great chocolate. I knew the waiter reminded me of someone... our blue-eyed hero Nathan.

    thanks for joining in the fun, ladies!

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    1. I think dropped waist dresses are a wonderful fashion item that needs to return!

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  7. Wow! Wonderful! Great! Terrific!
    God bless u
    Chris

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    1. Thank you, Chris! Blessings to you, too!

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  8. oh wow, over the book, it's beautiful cover and the gentleman serving up the hot cocoa. i forgot about this book, but i am definitely going to be making a purchase. i've a soft spot for stories set in my native Colorado (plus i'm a sucker for a good back cover blurb and pretty cover).

    Snoopy dancing in celebration over your book's release. *wandering off to find and purchase book...*

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    1. I have the link above. How clever of me, eh? 99cents is quite deal and if you're like me kind of hard to resist. I'm sure the whole series is adorable, so I'm looking forward to catching a few more over the next weeks.

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    2. I do hope you enjoy it! And yes... our cocoa waiter is a bit, er, distracting! I've also read the other two releases that are out now and would encourage everyone to pick them up, as well! You can't beat 99 cents, and novellas are just the right length for a quick read during a lunch break or kidlet naptime!

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  9. Hi Niki! What a delightful celebration! I loved SADIE'S GIFT and look forward to sharing it with others!!

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    1. Thank you, Britney! Such a blessing to hear that others have enjoyed the story!

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    Oh, Deb, I despise snow but would welcome it if I owned those boots!

    Niki, I'm so proud of you and this story. It's a delightful christmas read!!!!!

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    1. Gina, I consider that highest praise coming from you! Thank you! *getting teary-eyed*

      I, too, despise snow (why I continue to live in Colorado is an annual question), but those boots look SO cozy.

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  11. Yay, Niki! So happy for you! Many more to come, I think. I'll pull up a comfy chair and have one of those hot chocolates.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! This has been so much fun to do I I certainly hope there will be many more in the days ahead. I never thought I would enjoy the novella format so much!

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  12. Niki, so happy to attend your lovely party!!! Loved your book, am so happy to be part of the Christmas Traditions series with you and all the other ladies, including your Inkie pals Gina and Jen! Very grateful for the Christmas Traditions promo team and all the members who are getting the word out. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Carrie! I am seriously in awe of how wonderful this whole experience has been. You have blessed me so much during this process, you have no idea. I can't wait to meet you in person one of these days so I can hug your neck!

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    2. I'm a big hugger. Ask Gina! Dina has been known to run from me fearing a hug! I'm so glad we can all bless one another!

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  13. Congratulations! You've written a lovely story. Much success to you!

    I love those boots. ;)

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    1. Thank you, DeAnna! You saved me from a couple of embarrassing blunders!
      I wonder what boots like that would cost these days...

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  14. I'm so excited for you! I will be reading your lovely story this weekend... Can't wait! Oh, and I love the dresses. And the boots. And the hat.

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    1. Yay! I finished yours last night (finally) with tissues! Will be posting a review for you soon!

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  15. Congrats, Niki! You're on a roll which will be hard to stop now that it's started. So happy for you. :)

    My mom had a pair of boots like that which she pulled over her shoes back in the 60's. Don't know if they were passed on to her or if they were still in stock, but I always had a hankering to own a pair. Same as the cloche hat. So elegant.

    Thanks for hosting, Deb.

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    1. okay, that one's from Anita who couldn't seem to post it on her google account.

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    2. LOL. I wondered if that was you, Anita! :) Thank you!

      I had a felt cloche hat in my dress-up clothes growing up. No idea where it came from, but that thing was WARM.

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  16. Congratulations, Niki! So excited to read Sadie's Gift!
    Blessings!!! Will send the link to my daughter in Africa who won't be home for Christmas this year. :)

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