Keeper in Print

Posted Fri, 06/09/17

The Keeper's Journal, 5th novel in the Collective Obsessions Saga, is now available in print. The paperback edition has a slightly modified book cover designed by T.L. Davison.

"The Keeper's Journal" by Deborah O'Toole writing as Deidre Dalton is now available in paperback!

Shannon Larkin is forced to confront demons from her past, while her daughter Angie discovers Colm Sullivan's journal in the old lighthouse keeper's cottage. The diary sheds light on the history between the Larkin and Sullivan families, but may be too late to stop the sisters of Mike Sullivan from wreaking vengeance on the Larkin's for sins and tragedies from the past . . .

Enjoy!

Tags: Collective Obsessions Saga

Dice Game with Sound

Posted Sat, 04/22/17

My mother and I played the board game Yahtzee for many years until Alzheimer's robbed her of the ability. The other day I found old game software in a box, which was Hoyle's 2012 edition of board and puzzle games.

Included was "Yacht," Hoyle's version of Yahtzee. You can create your own face and voice, and then select opponents from a large group of characters who interact verbally. My favorites are Elayne (tough-talking lady with a Brooklyn accent), Jasper (soft-spoken but irritable man from Jamaica), and Captain Scurvy (a parrot who talks like a pissy pirate).

"Yacht," Hoyle's version of Yahtzee. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

The game is fun, and brings back many fond memories.

Tags: Games

B-Day Babies

Posted Fri, 03/31/17

Rainee turns thirteen today.

Rainee (picture taken June 2004). Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

And Kiki turns eleven:

Kiki (picture taken October 2006). Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

Happy birthday, babies!

Blog Tags: Photos & Other Images

Tags: Kiki; Photos & Other Images; Rainee

Spring Book Promos

Posted Sun, 03/05/17

To celebrate Read an E-Book Week, Smashwords is offering discounts on books in their catalog. The promotion runs from March 5-11, 2017.

Four of my books (writing as Deborah O'Toole and Deidre Dalton) are part of the event:

Coupon codes will remain valid until March 11, 2017, after which the books will return to their normal prices. Coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.

Deborah O'Toole @ Smashwords

Happy reading!

Speaking of "spring" - and totally unrelated to the book promos - my Spring 2017 Newsletter is now online >

Irish Eyes: Book Promotions

Tags: Book Promotions

Enthrallment Cover History

Posted Fri, 03/03/17

As with other tomes in the Collective Obsessions Saga, Enthrallment has a history of different book covers. This was the original working cover:

Original working cover for "Enthrallment." Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

Followed by:

Second book cover for "Enthrallment." Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

The first cover (designed by T.L. Davison) came when Enthrallment was first released by Club Lighthouse Publishing in 2012:

 The first cover designed by T.L. Davison came about when "Enthrallment" was first released by Club Lighthouse Publishing in 2012. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

The new and current cover for both the e-book and upcoming print edition of Enthrallment is my favorite (again by T.L. Davison):

The new and current cover for the both electronic and print editions of "Enthrallment" is my favorite (again designed by T.L. Davison). Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

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Front and back cover design for paperback edition of "Enthrallment." Click on image to view larger size in a new window.*POSTSCRIPT (03/04/17): Enthrallment (book #4 in the Collective Obsessions Saga) became available in paperback at Amazon today. George Sullivan reunites with his long-lost love Susan O'Reilly. Their daughter Carly enters into an unholy alliance to secure her position as Liam Larkin's wife. As secrets unfold and more madness takes root, Carly plots a twisted scheme to exact revenge on the Larkin family. Four novels down, four more to go!

*Related Blog Posts: Nervous Rattles (06/22/16) and Enthrallment Cover History (03/03/17).

Tags: Collective Obsessions Saga

Pooka Read 2017

Posted Wed, 03/01/17

In honor of St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), a full preview of Foofer, the Pooka & St. Patrick is now available.

Read "Foofer, the Pooka & St. Patrick" for FREE until March 17th!

The book can be read online in its entirety from now until March 17th. The eight chapters are provided on linked pages, with graphics not available in the Kindle or Nook editions of the short story. In addition, a little Irish ditty known as the Road to Lisdoonvarna plays in a quick loop on the first page only.

Click here to read the story in full.

Irish Eyes: Short Tales Collection

Tags: Book Promotions; Foofer; Short Tales Collection

New Kids Galleries

Posted Wed, 02/22/17

I'm a bit late this year, but new photo galleries of my two "kids" are now online.

2016 was a busy year for us - we moved into a new flat in the middle of it - and I took more photos than usual. Please be kind and patient: Rainee and Kiki are like my own flesh-and-blood children.

Rainee first:

Rainee Pics (2016).

And Kiki:

Kiki Alexandra: 2016 in Pictures

Enjoy!

Blog Tags: Photos & Other Images

Tags: Kiki; Photos & Other Images; Rainee

Twain Cover History

Posted Thu, 01/26/17

The Twain Shall Meet, known as "Larkin" years ago, has a varied book cover history. When bearing the original title, cover art included:

The first book cover for "Larkin" (now known as "The Twain Shall Meet").  The second book cover for "Larkin" (now known as "The Twain Shall Meet").  The third book cover for "Larkin" (now known as "The Twain Shall Meet").

When the name changed to The Twain Shall Meet (to accommodate books in the saga storyline that came before and after it), two more renditions followed:

The fourth book cover for "The Twain Shall Meet."    The fifth book cover for "The Twain Shall Meet."

And now we have the newest book cover, which I happen to like very much (click on cover to view larger size in a new window):

The newest - and hopefully final - book cover for "The Twain Shall Meet." Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

By the way, The Twain Shall Meet is due for paperback release within the next few weeks.

Front and back cover design for paperback edition of "The Twain Shall Meet." Click on image to view larger size in a new window.*POSTSCRIPT (02/11/17): The Twain Shall Meet (book #3 in the Collective Obsessions Saga) became available in paperback at Amazon today. The book contains 60 pages of extra content, including new scenes and dialog. An innocent meeting as children sparks a fateful yet perilous liaison between Shannon Larkin and Mike Sullivan. Will their romance follow the same tragic path forged by their mutual ancestors Colm and Molly? Three novels down, five more to go!

*Related Blog Posts: Nervous Rattles (06/22/16) and Twain Cover History (01/26/17).

Tags: Collective Obsessions Saga

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