Thursday, August 11, 2016

Celebrating Carousel Nights by Amie Denman

Carousel Nights, the second book of the Starlight Point series is now available!

http://amiedenman.com/AD_Carousel_Nights.html

Here's a snapshot of the plot:

Every first love deserves a second chance.
In the second book of the series, June Hamilton has come home to revamp the live shows and theaters of Starlight Point. She's not planning to stay, but the sweet sounds and sights of Starlight Point draw her right back where she started.



 
As a...ahem...professional author, how did I  celebrate the release of a book about an amusement park? Like this:

On the release day of Carousel Nights, August 1, my family went to the local amusement park that inspired my Starlight Point series. Can you believe I got my teenagers to ride the carousel with me? My 16-year-old smiled jovially and waved to people from the carousel. He's the one who took this picture of me. My 14-year-old was less enthused about making the circuit on a painted pony, but he went along with it anyway--especially since my husband had fun with it and attempted to turn the experience into a race.

After the carousel, we went to one of the live shows and watched talented college students sing and dance through a medley of popular songs. Shows like that one were part of the inspiration for the plot of Carousel Nights.

And then...we rode roller coasters until way past dark, screaming away and enjoying the lights and sounds of our favorite amusement park.

I'm excited to share a sale with you: Harlequin is offering Under the Boardwalk, the first book in the Starlight Point series, at 30% off during the month of August. It's a great way to start the series!
Click on this graphic (which also includes the promo code you'll need) to go to the Harlequin page and take advantage of this limited-time deal.

http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html;jsessionid=CCCD269116E81F1FB879F6252281DED7?iid=63139&cid=3302

I hope you'll join me at Starlight Point and see why I love amusement parks and summer romance!

P.S. I'm thrilled to announce there will be a 4th Starlight Point novel next year! You'll meet the heroine of the as-yet-unnamed novel in Meet Me on the Midway which releases in December. I can't wait to continue writing this series I love!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the release of the second book in your Starlight Point series and for the new contract!

    I can't think of a better way for you to celebrate your release day than to visit an amusement park with your family.

    Best wishes for much success with CAROUSEL NIGHTS!

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  2. Amie, Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. I love amusement parks and what a fun setting for your series. Congratulations on your new contract!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I'm already working on book 4, and there could possibly be a book 5 and 6! I don't think I'll ever get tired of writing about a place with funnel cakes and scrambler rides.

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  3. Sounds like a fun read. I have it on my kindle and hope to get to it soon.

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    1. I hope you love it, Marion! Thanks for reading.

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  4. Congratulations, Amie! When I was a child, we went to Lincoln Park near New Bedford, Mass., and the carousel was my favorite thing! Are there still straight poles for the horses that don't move, and twisted ones for the ones that go up and down? Amusement parks and love are the perfect blend of fun and frivolity - and serious, life-changing stuff. Wish you great success with the book. And so happy for you on the new contract!

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  5. Thanks, everyone! I love to have fun, and I hope readers will feel a fun rush when they read my books. And to answer your question, Muriel: Yes, some of the horses on that carousel in the picture go up and down, but the outside row doesn't. The horses are pretty, but I think the prettiest carousel I've been on is the one in Fantasyland in Walt Disney World. I'm going there at Christmas and will be sure to get a picture!

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  6. Amie, I recently finished reading this book and so enjoyed your story. I'm loving the Starlight Point Amusement park and all of the things you show the owners having to do to keep it running. Looking forward to the accountant's story and now a fourth. Hooray.

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    1. Thanks, Roz! I'm so happy to share a "pod" with you on our Heartwarming Holiday collection of stories.

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  7. Congratulations on both the new release and the contract of book four...nice! What a cute picture of you on the carousel, Amie. That was the perfect way to celebrate.

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  8. Cool beans! We're an amusement park family too. I love the carousels, but yes, with kids, there's an age where they're like, "But, Mom, it only goes one mile a day!"

    Your book sounds great.

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    1. My teenagers love the roller coasters, and so do I. But I can only ride about three a day--not the twenty times in a row like when I was a teenager!

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  9. I'm currently reading and enjoying under the Boardwalk. I even have an amusement park as the background on my iPhone and iPad. Congratulations on a 4th Starlight Point novel. Love the picture too. ( :

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I hope you also enjoy Carousel Nights!

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  10. Hi, Amie, I read and enjoyed your first book in this series. The story reminded me of the fun I had at an amusement park when I was in high school. I'm looking forward to this second installment.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I hope you love it and it brings back more happy memories.
      Amie

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  11. I love this series. So excited there will be a fourth book. June and Mel are such great characters, and his son is adorable. Sparkly book.

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    1. I love your description as "sparkly"! That's what I hoped readers would think! Thanks very much.

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  12. Hi Amie! I loved the first book. I must admit, I'm not a fan of amusement parks, but your story made me want to go to one. Can't wait for the next book. :)

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  13. What a fun way to celebrate your release. Made it looks so fun and INVITING. Must go find it.

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  14. Congrats, Amie!!! And what a perfect way to celebrate!

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