Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Unofficial Book Blitz: Her Secret Inheritance (Isobel Key #2) by Jen McConnel

Her Secret Inheritance (Isobel Key #2)
by Jen McConnel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release Date: June 12th 2014
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Five years ago, an impulsive trip to Scotland changed her life. Now Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with him is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can't stay buried forever.

Her Secret Inheritance
by Jen McConnel

Glancing at the clock on the nightstand, she quickly calculated the time back home. Her family wasn’t likely to be up for a few more hours, but it was possible that Tammy might not have gone to bed yet. Lou crossed her fingers and dug her cell phone out of the small pocket inside her purse.
            She punched in the numbers by memory, and after five rings, a groggy voice said, “Hello?”
            “Oh, shit, Tammy. Did I wake you?” Lou frowned at the phone, flooded with guilt.
            “It’s three o’clock in the morning. What do you think?” Tammy’s voice was terse, but Lou couldn’t tell if she were just tired, or cranky, too.
            “I’m sorry. It’s morning here. I didn’t figure the time difference right.” Lou lied quickly, hoping Tammy wouldn’t call her on it.
            She didn’t. “Okay. Fine. I’m up: what did you need?”
            Lou hesitated. “It’s just—I’m in Scotland.”
            Suddenly, Tammy sounded wide awake. “Oh, God. I’m so sorry. I forgot that you were flying yesterday.” She paused. “Is everything all right?”
            Relief washed over Lou as she leaned back against the headboard. “I don’t know. It’s just, weird, you know?”
            Tammy was quiet for a minute, and Lou pictured her nodding. “Lots of memories?”
            Tears threatened Lou again, so she forced a bright note into her voice. “Some. It’s just strange to be here after so long.”
            The line was still. Tammy knew better.
            Lou sighed and admitted, “It hurts. Not just knowing that the he’s gone, but knowing that—“

            “You missed your chance.”
            Lou exhaled sharply. She knew who Tammy was talking about. “Yes.”
            “Did you think about looking him up while you’re there?”
            “No!” Lou spoke too quickly. “I’ll be too busy.”
            “I’m sure Brian would help you, if you asked him.”

            Hearing his name caused a sharp pain in her chest, but Lou shook her head. “That was a long time ago.”

The author is hosting a FB party on the launch day: (party is at 6-8 pm EST)

There will also be a Twitter party hosted by @bookklovr22 of The party will take place from 8pm-9pm est on June 13, and there will be trivia, Q&A, and prizes. Twitter party tag: #isobelkey.

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and a proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She's a graduate of Western Michigan University, and she also earned her MS in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 

When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

Follow Jen on Twitter @Jen_McConnel, and visit to learn more.

Win (1) Isobel Key swag pack (including signed bookmarks) [INT]

Win (1) mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews”. (image attached)The Prints are black and white. Mounted with an acid free, antique white mount. Size of image: - 18x40cm, Size of mount: - 29x52cm

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for helping me celebrate this release! :)